Shell Germany develops a petrol with up to 33 % renewables content

Shell Germany announced advances in their developments of a “blue gasoline” with a minimum of 20 % CO₂ emission reductions. This is accomplished by adding a mix of renewable naphtha and ethanol to conventional petrol and thereby displacing a third of the fossil content. The renewable naphtha is produced residues and waste streams, e.g. from …

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“Zonder biobrandstof blijven klimaatdoelstellingen 2030 een illusie”

Blog door Bart-Willem ten Cate – Director Renewable Strategy and Development bij FinCo Fuel Group Een blik op de verschillende verkiezingsprogramma’s biedt vooralsnog weinig hoop als het gaat om het voldoende verminderen van de C02-uitstoot. Ondanks alle goede bedoelingen blijven de klimaatdoelstellingen ver uit zicht. Niet voor niets maakten Europese regeringsleiders eind vorig jaar strengere …

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H2020 EBIO Project: Turning low value crude bio liquids into sustainable road transport fuels

Turning low value crude bio-liquids into sustainable roads transport fuels, that is the objective of the new EBIO project. The project is funded by the Horizon2020 programme of the European Commission. The project started on the 7th of December 2020 and will run for 4 years. It’s totale budget is around 4 million euro. University …

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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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North-C-Methanal demonstration project in Belgium

North-C-Methanol is the first large scale demonstrator project of North-CCU-Hub. It consists of an electrolyser plant with a power of 63 MW, splitting water in green hydrogen and oxygen, using renewable energy from off-shore wind. Oxygen will be used locally in the steel industry. Green hydrogen will be combined with captured CO2, originating from industrial …

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Zweden brengt klimaatimpact transport substantieel omlaag

Zweden stuurt aan op een beduidend grotere bijmenging van hernieuwbare brandstoffen in diesel- en benzineproducten. Daarmee wordt snel en op een kosteneffectieve manier de klimaatimpact van het bestaande wagenpark teruggedrongen. Voor 2030 staat als doel een 66% lagere koolstofintensiteit in diesel en een 28% lagere koolstofintensiteit in benzine. Vliegtuigbrandstoffen gebunkerd in Zweden moeten in 2030 …

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Eindhoven University of Technology launches new Institute on Renewable Energy Systems

The Eindhoven Institute for Renewable Energy Systems (EIRES) is TU/e’s answer to the broad, multidisciplinary question that is the energy transition. EIRES facilitates the collaborative development and swift deployment of new technologies and devices by bringing together TU/e researchers working on materials, systems, and processes for energy storage and conversion. The approach is based around …

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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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