SCA and St1 enter joint venture to produce and sell forest residue based biofuels in new biorefinery

Sweden-based SCA and Nordic-based St1 have entered a joint venture to produce and sell liquid biofuels. SCA will supply tall oil to the joint venture and will invest approximately SEK 0.6 billion [approx. 60 million EUR; PDB] in the company. SCA and St1 will be equal shareholders of the joint venture, which will itself have …

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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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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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“Veranker inzet biomassa in regeerakkoord voor transitie naar duurzame en circulaire bio-economie”

Pleidooi van coalitie van biobased en circulaire innovatieplatforms and branchevereniging in brief aan informateur Vrijdag 9 april, is een brief verzonden naar de Informateur en de Fractievoorzitters van VVD, D66, CDA, CU, PvdA, GL en SP met de oproep om een aantal punten inzake biomassa te verankeren in het Regeerakkoord. De brief is ondertekend door …

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Maersk opts for bio-methanol for its climate neutral vessel operation

Denmark-based ship operators A.P. Moller – Maersk will operate the world’s first carbon neutral liner vessel by 2023 – seven years ahead of its 2030 ambitions. Maersk has developed a roadmap plan for climate neutral (net zero emission) operation by 2050. All future Maersk owned new buildings will have dual fuel technology installed, enabling either carbon …

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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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SkyNRG and LanzaTech team up in building Europe’s first of its kind Alcohol-to-Jet production plant

With support by the EC Horizon 2020 funding programma, the FLITE consortium, led by Netherlands-based SkyNRG and with involvement of technology provider Lanzatech, will be build a first-of-its-kind Alcohol-to-Jet facility to produce 30 thousand tonnes of sustainable aviation fuel on an annual basis. The consortium received 20 million euro grant funding. The FLITE AtJ facility will …

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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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