Clariant completes construction of its 1st commercial cellulosic ethanol plant in Romania

Clariant, a Swiss based sustainable and innovative specialty chemical company, announced the official completion of its sunliquid® cellulosic ethanol plant in Podari, Romania. The completed construction is an important next step for the Clariant in their technology deployment and licensing business strategy. The facility will be operational in the fourth quarter, producing cellulosic ethanol from agricultural …

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Maersk invests in NL-based Vertoro to develop green lignin marine fuels

Maersk’s investment will be used to further develop and commercialise Vertoro’s patented liquid lignin technology, and it will enable Vertoro to build a demo plant, which will become operational in 2022 at Chemelot, Geleen, the Netherlands. The output of this plant will be used to develop marine fuels in partnership with Maersk as well as …

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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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Waste-to-chemical project in Rotterdam becomes a Waste-to-Jetfuel project

Enerkem and its project partners (Port of Rotterdam, Shell) have changed plans for the Waste-to-Chemicals project in Rotterdam. The focus of the project now turns to the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), following “substantial targets and demand for SAF . Air Liquide has indicated two join the project partners. Read more in Enerkems press …

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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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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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