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mei 01

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…
apr 05

Potential of hydrogen enhanced biofuels

Illka Hannula of Finnish research institute VTT is one of the authors of the research on  'Hydrogen enhanced biofuels for transport via fast pyrolysis of biomass: a conceptual assessment".  In the paper, published at Elseviers Energy, he and his co-authors focus on the possibilities of boosting the carbon efficiency of a…
mrt 19

Plans for an advanced ethanol plant with negative CO2-footprint in Croatia

Croation oil and gas company INA has signed a license agreement with French group Axens for Futurol technology and a base design contract as a first step in the construction of an advanced bioethanol plant with a negative C02 footprint at the Sisak refinery site. Axens develops biofuel and bio-based…
mrt 17

De BNR Techniektour gaat in op ‘De techniek achter biobrandstof’

In de BNR Techniektour van 17 maart gaat het programma in op 'de techniek achter biobrandstof'. Het programma ging op bezoek bij het biobrandstoffenlab van ECN, part of TNO, waar ingegaan wordt op het proces van biomassavergassing en het verwerken van zeewier als grondstof. Vervolgens reisden ze af naar de…
mrt 16

UK plans to switch to E10 in 2021

UK-newspaper The Guardian has published a news article that the Government in the UK is going to introduce E10 as standard petrol fuel. According to the Guardian: "Government says ‘cleaner’ fuel will help cut carbon dioxide emissions before electric cars become the norm".  The UK government is said to be…
mrt 13

Amsterdam Westpoort krijgt fabriek voor groengas uit afvalwater

Bij de Amsterdamse rioolwaterzuivering op Westpoort komt een fabriek die groengas maakt, een duurzaam alternatief voor aardgas. Hier wordt per jaar groengas gemaakt voor duizenden auto’s of voor de verwarming van 1650 woningen. Orangegas levert dit groengas aan de vervoersmarkt. Waterschap Amstel, Gooi en Vecht heeft besloten tot de bouw…
mrt 05

Dutch Minister wants an obligation for sustainable aviation fuels

Within three years from now, airplanes in Europe should be obliged to partially use sustainable aviation fuels, wrote Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Dutch Minister of Infrastructure and Water Management, in a letter (3 March 2020) to Parliament. Together with a group of EU Member States she wants to accelerate the transition…
feb 19

Biofuels for cleaner container shipping

The maritime biofuel project initiated by the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition (DSGC) has led to more interest among shippers for green shipment of products in sea transport. As a result Maersk has introduced the 'eco delivery' concept for companies such as H&M that want to reduce the GHG-emissions of goods transport…