Platform-reactie op concept Regeling energie vervoer

Begin september 2021 publiceerde het Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat de Concept Regeling energie vervoer. dit als onderdeel van de Nederlandse implementatie van de Richtlijn Hernieuwbare Energie voor de periode 2022-2030. Eerder al is de Wet Milieubeheer aangepast, en binnenkort wordt het Besluit energie vervoer naar de Tweede Kamer gestuurd. Stakeholders konden tot en met 4 oktober …

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Shell announced to build one of Europe’s largest biofuel facilities in Europe

Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) announced a final investment decision to build an 820,000-tonnes-a-year biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, the Netherlands, formerly known as the Pernis refinery. Once built, the facility will be among the biggest in Europe to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel made from waste. …

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Imperial Oil uit Canada start productie hernieuwbare diesel

Imperial Oil uit Canada heeft aangekondigd dat het in de Strathcona raffinadeur, in British Columbia, hernieuwbare diesel gaat produceren. De maximale productiecapaciteit komt op 1 miljard liter hernieuwbare diesel per jaar (in energiewaarde gelijk aan 34 PJ). De overheid van British Columbia verwelkomt het initiatief vanwege haar beleidsdoelen voor inzet van low-carbon brandstoffen. De grondstoffen …

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Neste chooses Rotterdam for next biorefinery plant

Neste announced in March 2020 an intention to increase its renewable products production capacity in Europe according to the company strategy. The company has now concluded a thorough study phase concerning the two possible locations, Porvoo, Finland and Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Neste has existing sites in both locations. While there are many positive drivers …

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UPM considers Rotterdam as location for its next generation biorefinery plant

Rotterdam (Netherlands) and Kotka (Finland) are the two locations Finland-based UPM is reviewing for their next generation biorefinery plant with an envisaged capacity of 500 thousand tonnes per year of renewable fuels, including sustainable jet fuel. From their press release of 28-Jan-21: “UPM moves forward with biofuels growth plans and starts the basic engineering phase …

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Plan B(randstoffen): vergroenen chemie loopt via groene brandstoffen

Platform Duurzame Biobrandstoffen heeft op de Lunchtalk van 10 december 2020 het “Plan B(randstoffen)“ aangekondigd. Leden van het Platform brengen met Plan B(randstoffen) de strategie onder de aandacht dat de vergroening van chemie via het vergroenen van de brandstoffen loopt. De verplichtingen voor hernieuwbare brandstoffen in de markt, stimuleren de ontwikkeling van biorefinery die naast …

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Draft Ordinance Energy in Transport open for consultation – main elements

27.1% by 2030 – that is the proposed share of renewable energy in the Netherlands transport, according to the recent draft ‘Besluit Energie Vervoer’ (Ordinance Energy in Transport), published by the Netherlands Government and now open for public consultation. Information on the consultation, closing January 6, 2021 ais provided at the end of this news …

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Public consultation open: review of the EU Renewable Energy Rules

Under the European Green Deal, the European Commission has committed to stronger action on climate change and will assess how the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions could responsibly be reduced by at least 50% to 55% by 2030. The Commission has announced a review to assess how the renewable energy rules  in the Renewable Energy Directive …

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FuelEU Maritime Initiative – for more sustainable fuels in the maritime sector

The European Commission had started a process to draft a directive to increase the use of sustainable alternative fuels in European shipping and ports in the so-called FuelEU Maritime Initiative. The background for this action is  that ship traffic to or from ports in the European Economic Area accounts for some 11% of all EU …

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