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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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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From promotion of renewables to mandated curtailment of fossil fuels in EU policies

Post COVID-19 Recovery and 2050 Climate Change Targets: Changing the Emphasis from Promotion of Renewables to Mandated Curtailment of Fossil Fuels in EU Policies Blog by Kyriakos Maniatis, David Chiaramonti, Eric van den Heuvel*) COVID-19 has brought unprecedented loss to human life and detriment to the global economy. The use of fossil fuels decreased significantly …

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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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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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Opschalen groengas voor mobiliteit

Van de hernieuwbare brandstofopties op de markt levert inzet van groengas in de vorm van bijvoorbeeld CBG  (compressed biomethane gas) of LBG (liquified biomethane gas) een grote reductie van klimaatimpact op. Voor eindgebruikers is rijden op groengas kosteneffectief. In sommige gevallen is er zelfs sprake van dat rijden op groengas leidt tot negatieve emissies. En …

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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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