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Parkland Unveils BC Renewable Diesel Plan (Ind. Report)
Parkland Corp.
Date: 2022-05-11
Calgary, Alberta based fuel retailer chain Parkland Corp. reports it is considering a $600-million investment to increase capacity of its crude and synthetic oil refinery in Burnaby, British Columbia, and to construct a new, 6,500 bpd stand-alone renewable diesel (RD) complex at the site. The company is also considering the feasibility of producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at the site.

The British Columbia government, through the BC Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Compliance Credits, has committed to cover roughly 40 pct of the project's cost. A final investment decision is expected later this year. If constructed the facility would begin production in 2026. (Source: Parkland Corp., May, 2022) Contact: Parkland Corp., (403) 567-2500, www.parkland.ca

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Diesel,  SAF,  


Neste, United Airlines Ink SAF Purchase Agreement (Int'l. Report)
Neste, United Airlines
Date: 2022-05-11
Helsinki-headquartered renewable fuel producer Neste and United Airlines are reporting a new purchase agreement under which United has the right to buy up to 52.5 million gallons of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) over the next three years to fuel United flights at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, as well as other and potential airports.

With this agreement, United became the first U.S. airline to make an international purchase agreement for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Neste will provide 2.5 million gallons of SAF to United in Amsterdam in the first year. United will also have the right to purchase up to 20 million gallons in the second year, and up to 30 million gallons in the third year, at Amsterdam or other locations.

Neste aims to produce 515 million gpy of SAF by the end of 2023. The company's revenue came in at €15.1 billion in 2021. (Source: Neste, PR, Website, 10 May, 2022)Contact: Neste, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP , +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  United Airlines,  SAF,  


OMV, AEG Fuels Delivering SAF to Austrian Airport (Ind. Report)
OMV, AEG Fuels
Date: 2022-05-06
Vienna, Austria-headquartered multinational integrated oil, gas and petrochemical company OMV and U.S.-based Associated Energy Group (AEG Fuels) report an agreement to distribute regional sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by OMV in Austria. The two companies have agreed to market an on-demand quantity of SAF in 2022 to aviation industry end users at Vienna International Airport.

The SAF is produced at the OMV Schwechat Refinery by co-processing regionally-sourced used cooking oil. With OMV's direct pipeline to Vienna International Airport, SAF will be available for refueling end users as needed. (Source: OMV, AEG, PR, May, 2022) (Contact: AEG Fuels, 305.913.5253 (24/7), www.aegfuels.com; OMV, Josef Rath, VP, +43 1 40440-0, Fax: +43 1 40440-27900, info@omv.com, www.omv.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News OMV,  AEG Fuels,  SAF,  


Avfuel Expands SAF Delivery in Monteray (Ind. Report)
Avfuel Corporation
Date: 2022-05-06
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Avfuel Corporation reports it is supplying Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Del Monte Aviation (KMRY) in Monteray, California. The announcement comes after the fuel supplier announced it would do the same for Monterey Jet Centre -- Del Monte Aviation's sister FBO on the airport field and Avfuel's first consistently-supplied SAF location.

Since 2021, Avfuel has supplied approximately 216,000 gallons of SAF which has reduced an estimated 513 metric tons of CO2 emissions, acording to the company release. (Source: AVfuel Corp., Website PR , 3 May, 2022) Contact: AVfuel Corp, 734-663-6466, www.avfuel.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Avfuel Corporation,  SAF,  Aviation Biofuel,  


Swedish Biofuels, COWI Partnering on SAF Production (Int'l.)
Swedish Biofuels
Date: 2022-05-06
Stockholm-headquartered Swedish Biofuels AB and Denmark's COWI, an engineering and consulting firm, are joining forces to supply the Swedish market with 400,000 tpy of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from a production facility to be constructed close to Arlanda Airport. The first SAF delivery is scheduled for 2025.

Under their agreement, COWI will contribute planning, architectural design and client consultancy as well as design during the construction phase. The facility will use Swedish Biofuels' alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) process which uses sustainable biomass to produce green fuels that can replace fossil aviation fuel on a one-to-one "drop in" basis.

Swedish Biofuels is the inventor of the original Alcohol to Jet technology (ATJ), patented in 2004 for the production of fully formulated sustainable aviation fuels from alcohols (SAF). The company has produced, sold and delivered fully formulated SAF for tests, certification and demonstration programmes in US, UK, Sweden and Germany, according to the company website. (Source:, Swedish Biofuels AB, Website PR, 5 May, 2022) Contact: COWI, SoREN KRAGH PEDERSEN, +45 20257018, skpn@cowi.com, www.cowi.com; Swedish Biofuels, +46 8 663 27 40, www.swedishbiofuels.se

More Low-Carbon Energy News Swedish Biofuels,  SAF,  Aviation Biofuel,  


Valero Touts Ethanol, Renewable Diesel Growth (Ind. Report)
Valero
Date: 2022-05-04
In the Lone Star State, San Antonio-headquartered Valero Energy Corp’s. first quarter 2022 financial results reported both its ethanol and renewable diesel segments production and profits were up. Valero’s Diamond Green Diesel (renewable diesel) joint venture, reported $149 million in operating income for the first quarter, down from $203 million reported for the same period of 2021. Renewable diesel sales volumes averaged 1.7 million gpd during the three-month period, 871,000 gpd higher than in the first quarter of 2021.

Valero noted the higher sales volumes to the Q4 2021 start-up of its DGD expansion project (DGD 2). Additional production capacity is expected later this year. The company’s DGD 3 project in Port Arthur, Texas, which is expected to be operational in Q4 this year, will boost DGD’s total capacity to approximately 1.2 billion gpy of renewable diesel and 50 million gpy of renewable naphtha.

Valero reported $1 million in first quarter operating income for its ethanol segment, compared to a $56 million operating loss reported for the same period of last year. Ethanol production volumes averaged 4 million gpd for the three-month period, up 483,000 gpd compared to Q1, 2021. The company expects to produce 4 million gpd of ethanol in Q2, 2022, according to the release.

Valero also noted it continues to evaluate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable hydrogen, and additional renewable naphtha and CCS projects. (Source: Valero, PR 26 April, 2022) Contact: Valero Renewable Fuels, Joe Gorder, Pres., (800) 324-8464, www.valero.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Valero,  EThanol,  


Valero Touts Ethanol, Renewable Diesel Growth (Ind. Report)
Valero
Date: 2022-05-04
In the Lone Star State, San Antonio-headquartered Valero Energy Corp's. first quarter 2022 financial results reported both its ethanol and renewable diesel segments production and profits were up. Valero's Diamond Green Diesel (renewable diesel) joint venture, reported $149 million in operating income for Q1, down from $203 million reported for the same period of 2021. Renewable diesel sales volumes averaged 1.7 million gpd during the three-month period, 871,000 gpd higher than in the first quarter of 2021, according to the release.

Valero noted the higher sales volumes to the Q4 2021 start-up of its DGD expansion project (DGD 2). Additional production capacity is expected later this year. The company's DGD 3 project in Port Arthur, Texas, which is expected to be operational in Q4 this year, will boost DGD's total capacity to approximately 1.2 billion gpy of renewable diesel and 50 million gpy of renewable naphtha.

Valero reported ethanol production volumes averaged 4 million gpd for the three-month period, up 483,000 gpd compared to Q1, 2021. The company expects to produce 4 million gpd of ethanol in Q2, 2022, according to the release. Valero also noted it continues to evaluate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable hydrogen, and additional renewable naphtha and CCS projects. (Source: Valero, PR 26 April, 2022) Contact: Valero Joe Gorder, Pres., (800) 324-8464, www.valero.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Valero,  Ethanol,  Renewable Diesel,  Diamond Green Diesel,  


Aemetis, JetBlue Ink 125Mn Gal. SAF Offtake Agreement (Ind. Report)
Aemetis
Date: 2022-04-29
Cupertino, California-headquartered Aemetis, a renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products, is reporting an offtake agreement with air carrier JetBlue for 125 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered over 10 years. Including incentives, the deal is worth roughly $530 million, according to the release.

The blended fuel to be supplied under this agreement is 40 pct SAF and 60 pct Petroleum Jet A to meet international blending standards. (Source: Aemetis, PR, 28 April, 2022)Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO, emcafee@aemetis.com, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis,  SAF,  JetBlue,  


Air Products, World Energy Partner on SAF Expansion (Ind. Report)
Air Products, World Energy
Date: 2022-04-27
Pennsylvania-based hydrogen supplier Air Product reports it is partnering with World Energy for a new $2 billion expansion project at World Energy's sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production and distribution hub in Paramount, LA County, California. The facility is the world's first commercial scale and North America's only SAF production facility. With the expansion, the facilitys capacity will jump to 340 million gpy.

Under the conditions of their long-term, take-or-pay agreement, s Air Products will construct, own and operate a new hydrogen plant and renewable fuels manufacturing facilities will be operated by World Energy. The project is scheduled to come on-line in 2025.

As part of the agreement, Air Products has extended its Southern California hydrogen pipeline network to supply hydrogen to the existing World Energy facility and to further increase supply reliability for all of Air Products' hydrogen pipeline network customers in Southern California. The expanded pipeline network will also enable Air Products to provide low-or-zero-carbon hydrogen in the future. Air Products and World Energy will collaborate on innovations to transition to green hydrogen inputs, further reducing the carbon intensity of the fuels it produces.

According to its website, "Air Products is a first mover in the hydrogen energy transition and has already announced and begun several large mega-projects in the U.S. and around the world." In 2021, Air Products announced a $4.5 billion clean energy complex to be built in Louisiana to produce over 750 million standard cubic fpd of blue hydrogen. The Louisiana project followed an earlier 2021 announcement of a multi-billion-dollar net-zero hydrogen energy complex in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, and a previous 2020 announcement of the multi-billion-dollar green hydrogen/ammonia production facility joint venture in NEOM, Saudi Arabia powered by renewable energy for the production and export of carbon-free hydrogen to global transportation markets, according to the release. (Source: Air Products, PR, 25 April, 2022)Contact: Air Products, Robert Tikovsky, VP Process Gases, www.airproducts.ca; World Energy, Gene Gobolys, Pres., 617-889-7300, Fax --617-887-2411, info@worldenergy.net, www.worldenergy.net

More Low-Carbon Energy News Air Products,  World Energy,  SAF,  Biofuel,  Hydrogen,  


SkyNRG Launches "We Are SkyRNG" Rebranding (Int'l. Report)
SkyNRG
Date: 2022-04-27
In the Netherlands, Amsterdam-headquartered sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) specialist SkyNRG is touting a new brand identity to "match the company's growth and ambition to build up SAF capacity for aviation to meet its 2050 net zero commitment." The rebranding consolidates SkyNRG's regional identities and propositions under one brand, strengthening the company's efforts to increase the supply and demand of SAF globally

Since 2009, SkyNRG has been building SAF capacity and production has supplied SAF to over 40 airlines world =wide and is now developing dedicated SAF production facilities to support the transition from fossil jet fuel to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), according to the release. (Source: SkyNRG, Website PR, 21 April, 2022) Contact: SkyNRG, Philippe Lacamp, CEO, mediarelations@skynrg.com, www.skynrg.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News SkyNRG,  SAF,  


President Biden Talks SAF Biofuels -- Notable Quotes
SAF
Date: 2022-04-27
"I've spoken with the leading heads of all major airlines. It's going to require billions of gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). And you simply can't get to net zero by 2050 without Biofuels.

"Aviation isn't a case where you blend in a little bit of biofuel. It's where it's called 'drop in' -- meaning 100 pct biofuel.

"To bring that future within reach, I (Pres. Biden) proposed a sustainable aviation fuel tax credit that we brought together -- the governments, the agencies, aircraft manufacturers, airlines, fuel producers, airports -- to advance cleaner and more sustainable fuels for American aviation. That's how we're going to get there. And we can." – U.S. Pres. Joe Biden, April, 2022

More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF,  


Refuel Energy Plans SAF, Renewable Fuels Project (Ind. Report)
Refuel Energy Inc
Date: 2022-04-25
In Canada, Bedford, Nova Scotia-based Refuel Energy Inc. reports planning is underway for the construction of a 3,000 bpd renewable fuel plant in Southern Ontario.

The proposed facility would incorporate Haldor Topsoe's proprietary HydroFlex and H2bridge technologies for the production of hydrogenation-derived renewable diesel (HDRD) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from locally-sourced waste fats and similar feedstocks. Fluor Corp. is the project contractor and will provide front end engineering and design (FEED) services, as well as detailed engineering, procurement, and construction management support.

Refuel Energy expects to make a final investment decision in 2023. If approved, production at the new facility would start in 2025. (Source: Refuel Energy Inc., PR, 20 April, 2022) Contact: Refuel Energy Inc., Zohrab Mawani, Co-Founder, (902) 835-6608, www.refuelthefuture.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Refuel Energy Inc.,  Renewable Diesel,  SAF,  


USDA Investments to Support Renewable Fuels (Ind. Report, Funding)
USDA
Date: 2022-04-18
On Tuesday, 12 April, the USDA announced the following support for renewable fuels;

  • $5.6 million for Infrastructure for Renewable Fuels through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program -- Funding in 7 states -- California, Delaware, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, and South Dakota -- to construct infrastructure to expand the availability of higher-blend renewable fuels by approximately 59.5 million gpy.

    For example, in Illinois, Power Mart Express Corp., DBA PME, is receiving a $2.9 million grant to increase ethanol sales by 17.5 million gallons per year. This project will replace 293 dispensers and 30 storage tanks at 15 fueling stations in Chicago, Maywood, Cicero, Des Plaines, and Wilmington.

  • $700 Million for Biofuels Producers -- As part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, USDA is providing up to $700 million in funding through a new Biofuel Producer Program to support agricultural producers that rely on biofuels producers as a market for their agricultural products. By making payments to producers of biofuels, the funding will help maintain a viable and significant market for such agricultural products. Producers can expect awards before the end of April.

  • $100 Million for Biofuels Infrastructure -- $100 million in new grant funding for biofuels infrastructure to make it easier for gas stations to sell and to significantly increase the use of higher blends of bioethanol and biodiesel at the pump -- refueling and distribution facilities for the cost of installation, retrofitting or otherwise upgrading of infrastructure required to ensure the environmentally safe availability of fuel containing ethanol blends of E15 and greater or fuel containing biodiesel blends of B-20 and greater. Funding will also support biofuels for railways.

  • A New Market in Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) -- USDA is partnering with other agencies to advance the use of sustainable transportation and is investing in research and agricultural activities to improve aircraft fuel efficiency with: a new Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge to inspire the dramatic increase in the production of SAFs to at least 3 billion gpy by 2030; funding opportunities to support SAF projects and fuel producers totaling up to $4.3 billion; and increased R&D to achieve at least a 30 improvement in aircraft fuel efficiency.

    The USDA initiatives are aimed at assisting in the development, transportation, and distribution of low-carbon fuels, better market access for producers, and the availability of more affordable and cleaner fuels. (Source: USDA, PR, 12 April, 2022)

    More Low-Carbon Energy News USDA,  Biofuel,  SAF,  


  • SAF Producer Neste Ranked Finland's 2nd Most Valuable Brand (Int'l.)
    Neste
    Date: 2022-04-18
    Helsinki-headquartered renewable fuels producer Neste Corp reports it has been ranked as the 2nd most valuable Finnish brand in 2022 by Brand Finance, the world's leading independent brand valuation and strategy consultancy. According to the Brand Finance Finland 25 2022 ranking, Neste's brand value increased 20 pct to €2.2 billion between 2021 and 2022.

    Neste refines waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and is the world's leading producer of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel. The company is committed to reaching carbon-neutral production by 2035 and aims to reduce the carbon emission intensity of sold products by 50 pct by 2040, according to the company release. (Source: Neste Oy, PR, Website, April, 2022) Contact: Neste, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP , +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  SAF,  


    TotalEnergies, ENEOS Considering SAF Production (Int'l. Report)
    TotalEnergies, ENEOS
    Date: 2022-04-15
    Paris-heagquartered energy major TotalEnergies reports it and ENEOS Corporation are collaborating to assess the possible production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) in ENEOS Negishi Refinery in Yokohama city, Japan. The proposed 300,000 tpy unit would process waste or residue sourced notably from the circular economy, mainly used cooking oil and animal fa into SAF.

    "Responding to the significant challenge of global climate change, the two energy companies have been working to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions on a global scale together with their customers, paving the way for a decarbonized, recycling-oriented society. In the airline industry, dealing with global decarbonization has become an urgent issue and SAF is expected to be an effective way to reduce CO2 emission. In Japan, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism has set a target of 10 pct SAF use by 2030," according to the release. (Source: TotalEnergies, PR, Website, 14 April, 2022) Contact: ENEOS, +81 3 6257 7150, pr@eneos.com, www.eneos.co.jp; TotalEnergies, Bernard Pinatel, Pres., Refining and Chemicals, Pres. Gas, Renewables & Power, Investor Relations, +33 (0)1 47 44 46 46 l, ir@totalenergies.com, www.totalenergies.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News TotalEnergies,  ENEOS,  SAF,  


    GEVO, Farmers Edge Partner to Verify Sustainable Fuels (Ind. Report)
    GEVO,Farmers Edge Inc
    Date: 2022-04-11
    Englewood, Colorado-headquartered GEVO and Farmers Edge Inc. in Winnipeg, Manitoba are reporting a memorandum of understanding to work together to deliver a one-of-a-kind, carbon inset management program and to support the sustainable development and full carbon lifecycle tracking of a carbon intensity (CI) score from low-carbon grain through renewable fuels production. The potential combination of Farmers Edge highly precise and proprietary datasets with GEVO's Verity Tracking platform and blockchain technology is expected to create value around agriculturally driven carbon impact.

    The focus of the collaboration is on extracting value from carbon insets, which represent the actions taken by an organization to fight climate change within its own value chain, as opposed to offsets, which are typically paying for a project to capture atmospheric carbon dioxide The companies plan to launch a program with US growers to measure and track carbon intensity scores for corn and soy in the production of sustainable aviation fuel and other low-carbon hydrocarbon fuels somewhere else, according to the release.

    The companies plan to launch a program with US growers to measure and track carbon intensity scores for corn and soy in the production of sustainable aviation fuel and other low-carbon hydrocarbon fuels. (Source: GEVO, Website PR, 5 April, 2022) Contact: Farmers Edge, Wade Barnes, CEO, www.farmersedge.ca; GEVO, David George, Snr. VP Verity Tracking, Dr. Paul Bloom, Chief Carbon and Innovation Officer, www.gevo.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO news,  Carbon Management news,  Carbon Intensity news,  CCS news,  


    Altalto Immingham SAF Project Site Deal Announced (Int'l.)
    Velocys,Altalto Immingham
    Date: 2022-04-04
    Following up on our Dec, 20, 2021 report, UK-based renewable fuels specialist Velocys plc reports its subsidiary Altalto Immingham Ltd. has sold its 100 pct interest in Rula Developments (Immingham). Rula is the owner of the site for the proposed Altalto waste-to-sustainable-aviation fuel (SAF) project which is being developed in collaboration with British Airways.

    Rula Developments has been purchased by funds managed by Foresight Group LLP for £9.75 million, with a call option for Altalto to re-purchase Rula Developments within three years. Altalto has agreed to grant Foresight a right of first refusal to invest up to £100 million in the project alongside British Airways and other future investors, once the full funding is aquired. (Source: velocys, Website PR, 24 Mr., 2022) Contact: Foresight Group, www.fsg-investors.com; Velocys, Henrik Wareborn, Andrew Morris, CFO, +44 1865 800821, www.velocys.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  SAF,  Green Diesel,  Altalto Immingham ,  


    B&W, Kiewit, Fidelis Touting Louisiana BECCS Project (Ind. Report)
    B&W, Kiewit, Fidelis
    Date: 2022-04-04
    Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) reports it is partnering with Kiewit Industrial to deliver Fidelis New Energy's planned 200-MW, net -negative carbon impact biomass plant and carbon capture (BECCS) project in Port of Greater Baton Rouge. Louisiana.

    The planned "Project Cyclus", which will use wood chips, wood waste, bagasse or "other opportunity fuels", to provide power for Houston-Headquartered Fidelis's 73,000 bpd sustainable aviation fuel, (SAF) renewable diesel, green hydrogen production facility.

    Fidelis will sequester the biogenic CO2 in a carbon sink developed and secured by its subsidiary, Capio Sequestration, LLC according to a previously announced operating agreement between Capio and the State of Louisiana. B&W will provide engineering, design, equipment and technology services to support the development of the biomass-fueled plant that will produce clean energy with a net-negative carbon impact of over 2 million tpy. (Source: Fedelis New Energy, Website PR, 31 Mar., 2022) Contact: Fidelis New Energy, Dan Shapiro, CEO, (832) 551-3300 , info@fidelisinfra.com, www.fidelisinfra.com; Kiewit Industrial, www.kiewit.com/markets/industrial; Capio SequestrationLLC, www.fidelisinfra.com/project/capio-sequestration

    More Low-Carbon Energy News B&W,  Kiewit,  Fidelis,  Biomass,  Carbon Capture,  CCS,  BECCS,  


    Ontario Forest Biomass Action Plan Launched (Ind. Report)
    Ontario
    Date: 2022-04-01
    In Canada, the Province of Ontario reports the finalization of its Forest Biomass Action Plan aimed at promoting the use of forest biomass in new diverse ways, including low-carbon consumer products and renewable fuels and energy.

    The the five-year action plan aims to secure jobs, support economic development, and encourage sustainability in the forest sector through the use of Ontario's forest biomass. To that end, the Plan: identified pathways to markets for forest biomass; ways to support demand for forest bioenergy and bioproducts; improve the business and regulatory environments for the use of forest biomass; support holistic, culturally relevant pathways for Indigenous community involvement in forest biomass value chains to support reconciliation between Indigenous communities and the Crown and communicate, collaborate and inform on forest biomass opportunities. The government has also identified several specific actions to take in support of each objective.

    The Plan focuses on two types of biomass, including forest biofiber and mill byproducts. Forest biofiber is composed of forest resources that are not normally used for conventional forest products, and that are made available from provincial forests under an approved forest management plan, or sourced from private woodlots and other forested lands. Mill byproducts include residues generated from forest product manufacturing, such as bark, shavings and sawdust.

    The Plan outlines a wide variety of current and emerging uses for forest biomass in the production of chemicals, materials and energy. For energy, these current uses include pellet, wood chip and cordwood heating; combined-heat-and-power (CHP); drying and industrial processes; and grid electricity. Emerging uses included under the three categories include the production of sugars and alcohols; green solvents and chemicals; plastics and polymers; biochar and carbon; renewable natural gas (RNG); modern wood heating; biodiesel and liquid biofuels; community and district energy systems; green hydrogen; and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

    Download the Ontario Forest Biomass Action Plan HERE . (Source: Gov. of Ontario, PR, 28 Mar., 2022) Contact: Gov. of Ontario, www.ontario.ca

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Forest Biomass,  


    Delta, Gevo Ink 75Mn GPY SAF Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Delta, Gevo
    Date: 2022-04-01
    Englewood, Colorado-based Gevo, Inc. is reporting a 7-year "take-or-pay" agreement with Delta Air Lines, Inc. to supply 75 million gpy of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

    Based on current assumptions, including those around future pricing of commodities and the future values of certain environmental benefits, Gevo estimates the Agreement should generate approximately $2.8 billion of revenue, inclusive of the value from environmental benefits, over the seven-year term of the Agreement, according to the release. The Agreement replaces the previously reported existing agreement signed with Delta in 2019 to purchase 10 million gpy. (Source; Gevo, Website PR, 22 Mar., 2022) Contact: Delta Air Lines, www.delta.com; Gevo Inc., Dr. Chris Ryan, Pres., COO, 303-858-8358, cryan@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF,  Delta Air Lines,  Gevo,  


    ENERKEM Wins SAF-from-Forest Biomass Challenge (Ind. Report)
    Enerkem
    Date: 2022-04-01
    Montreal-headquartered Enerkem reports that, as the project leader in partnership with CRB Innovations, it has been selected by an independent panel of international aviation experts as the winner of "The Sky's the Limit Challenge" hosted by Natural Resources Canada for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from forest biomass carbon.

    Most of the research leading to the production of the SAF was conducted at Enerkem's Innovation Centre in Westbury, Quebec. CRB deconstructed and fractioned the biomass into recoverable intermediaries. Enerkem and CRB conducted the research using these intermediaries, leading to the production of SAF. Some of the research was carried out in collaboration with the CanmetENERGY research centre in Ottawa.

    . Enerkem is presently working with Royal Dutch Shell on another project to produce aviation biofuels from sorted urban waste in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, using a process that is slightly different from the forest biomass method. The process to certify aviation fuel produced from forest biomass is already underway in Canadian, U.S. and European jurisdictions, according to ENERKEM. (Source: ENERKEM, PR, 30 Mar., 2022) Contact: Enerkem, Dominique Boies, CEO and CFO, 514-375-7800, communications@enerkem.com, www.enerkem.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enerkem,  SAF,  


    Aemetis, Finnair Ink SAF Supply Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Aemetis, Finnair
    Date: 2022-03-30
    Cupertino, California-based renewable fuels producer Aemetis, Inc. has announced an offtake agreement with oneworld Alliance airline member Finnair for 17.5 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered -- beginning in 2025 -- over the seven-year term of the agreement. The value of the contract including incentives is approximately $70 million.

    The SAF is expected to be produced by the Aemetis renewable jet/diesel plant under development on a former US Army Ammunition production plant site in Riverbank, California. The Riverbank plant site is designed to sequester CO2 from the production process using injection wells, significantly reducing the carbon intensity of the renewable fuel, according to Aemetis. (Source: Aemetis, PR, Mar., 2022) Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO, emcafee@aemetis.com, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com; Finnair, Eveliina Huurre, SVP, Kati Ihamaki, Director Corporate Sustainability, www.finnair.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis,  Finnair,  SAF,  


    Airports, Carriers Ink SAF Study MoU (Int'l. Report)
    Sustainable Aviation Fuel
    Date: 2022-03-28
    Paris-headquartered Airport operators Groupe ADP and GMR Airports along with Airbus, Axens and Safran have announced a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to conduct a joint study on Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) and their potential in India. The study aims to identify, understand and evaluate the demand, challenges and opportunities of supply, infrastructure and fueling, as well as to prepare a business case for SAF production.

    Globally, the aviation sector accounts for 2-3 pct of CO2 emissions as compared to other sectors. In 2009, the aviation industry collectively agreed under the frame of Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) to the world's first set of sector-specific climate change targets including carbon neutral growth from 2020 and achieving 50 pct reduction in carbon emission by 2050 relative to a 2005 baseline. In 2021, the ATAG commitments were upgraded to Net-Zero by 2050, in line with the Paris Climate Agreement.

    The study is expected to be completed within 1 year. (Source: Groupe ADP, NewsX, 27 Mar., 2022) Contact: Groupe ADP, www.groupeadp.fr

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF,  


    BSC Investigating Biomass-to-Biofuels Conversion (Ind. Report)
    Bioprocessing Separations Consortium
    Date: 2022-03-25
    A group of researchers from the Bioprocessing Separations Consortium (BSC) have been developing separation processes and technology needed for the conversion of biomass to biofuel. The researchers from six national laboratories are part of the team established in 2016 by DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (DOE EERE)

    Unlike the battery recycling technology, which targets positively charged ions, bioenergy production requires negatively charged molecules. Once separated, these compounds are versatile and can be converted into hydrocarbon biofuels, such as renewable diesel or sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

    The technical challenges in bioprocessing separations are as varied and diverse as the different types of biomass, conversion routes, and target products. In addition, biomass deconstruction produces chemically complex mixtures and desired products are often at low concentrations in aqueous streams. Finally, bioprocessing separations are significantly less mature than industrial separations that are well-established in the petrochemical industry, and there is a lack of heuristics or baselines to help guide separations approaches.

    The Consortium's research portfolio also addresses the needs and interests of other BETO consortia, including ChemCatBio, the Agile BioFoundry, Co-Optima, and the Consortium for Computational Physics and Chemistry. Consortium's portfolio includes the development of new capabilities that include separation technologies and materials for product recovery and process intensification, according to BSC website. (Source: Bioprocessing Separerations Consortium, Website, Mar., 2022) Contact: Bioprocessing Separerations Consortium, bioesep @ anl.gov, www.bioesep.org

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    Honeywell, Oriental Energy Planning Chinese SAF Facility (Int'l.)
    Honeywell, Oriental Energy
    Date: 2022-03-25
    Maoming, Guangdong Province, China-based Oriental Energy Company Ltd. and Honeywell are jointly reporting plans to construct a 1 million tpy sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant in China.

    The project is expected to be built in two phases -- two production units incorporating Honeywell Ecofining™ technology to process used cooking oils and animal fats feedstocks.

    According to Honeywell, Ecofining™ technology is used in most 100 pct bio feed units producing diesel and jet fuels from renewable feedstocks and can be used for dedicated renewable jet fuel production. Honeywell currently has licensed 25 Ecofining™ units in eleven countries, processing 12 different types of renewable feedstocks. In 2021, Ecofining™ technology supported the world's first jet flights using SAF produced from algal oil, according to Honeywell. (Source: Honeywell UOP, Website PR, Mar., 2022)Contact: Oriental Energy Company , www.oriental-er.com ; Honeywell UOP, Ben Owens, VP, GM, Honeywell Process Solutions, www.honeywellprocess.com, www.uop.com

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    UK CCC Makes Low-Carbon Fuel Strategy Recommendations (Alt. Fuel)
    Committee for Climate Change
    Date: 2022-03-25
    In the UK, the parliamentary Committee for Climate Change (CCC) is advising biofuels should be phased out from use in cars and vans by 2040 their use prioritized in other sectors such as sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

    The CCC expects demand for SAF will increase, with production potentially meeting 4-8 pct of global aviation fuel use by 2035. The CCC also expects reduced demand for renewable road fuels to increase the availability of feedstocks for producing SAF in the longer term although

    the UK's SAF production capacity is limited. (Source: Committee for Climate Change, Feb. Mar, 2022) Contact: The CCC, +44 (0) 75 8510 4950, private.secretary@theccc.org.uk, www.theccc.org.uk

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    GEVO, oneworld Announce SAF Purchase Agreement (Ind. Report)
    oneworld Alliance,
    Date: 2022-03-23
    oneworld Alliance, a NYC, NY-headquartered network of international airlines, and Englewood, Colorado-based Gevo Inc. are reporting that certain oneworld Alliance members plan to purchase up to 200 million gpy of Gevo's sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) beginning 2027, for a five-year term. Gevo estimates that the fuel sales agreement should generate approximately $800 million of revenue, inclusive of the value from environmental benefits, across the life of the contract.

    Gevo's SAF is expected to be produced using field corn products processed to create ethanol that will then be converted into SAF at one or more facilities under development in the U.S. Midwest. Gevo uses the Argonne GREET model, widely considered the gold standard of life cycle emissions modeling, as a central tenet of its sustainable business system.

    Gevo has developed two alcohol-to-jet pathways that can utilize various feedstocks grown using renewable agricultural and sustainable farming techniques. These feedstocks are then converted, in some cases, to high-value nutrition products and energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons, including SAF.

    oneworld members include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qantas and Qatar Airways. (Source: Gevo Inc. , PR, Website, 21 Mar., 2022) Contact: Gevo Inc., Dr. Chris Ryan, Pres., COO, 303-858-8358, cryan@gevo.com, www.gevo.com; oneworld Alliance , Rob Gurney , CEO, www.oneworld.com

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    Neste, DHL Express Announce Major SAF Deal (Int'l. Ind. Report)
    Neste, DHL Express
    Date: 2022-03-21
    Logistics firm DHL Express and Helsinki-headquartered biofuels producer Neste Corp. are reporting a new 5-year strategic collaboration that will see Neste supply DHL with approximately 320,000 tons (400 million liters) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™. The agreement is Neste's largest for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to date and one of the largest SAF agreements in the aviation industry, according to the release.

    In 2020, DHL Express became the first cargo operator to use Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel on flights departing from San Francisco International Airport and Amsterdam Airport. In 2021 DHL and Neste extended that cooperation to provide Neste's SAF for DHL Express' hub at the UK's East Midlands airport.

    Deutsche Post DHL Group has committed to using 30 percent of SAF blending for all air transport by 2030. Neste's SAF can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 percent, in its neat form and over the life cycle, compared to the fossil jet fuel it replaces, according to the Neste release. (Source: Neste, Website PR, 21 Mar., 2021) Contact: Neste, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP , Renewable Aviation, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com; Deutsche Post DHL Group, Sabine Hartmann, +49 228 182-9944, pressestelle@dpdhl.com, www.dpdhl.com

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    BA, Phillips 66 Announce SAF Agreement (Int'l. Report)
    Phillips 66, British Airways
    Date: 2022-03-18
    In the UK, British Airways (BA) reports it will use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by the Phillips 66 Humber Refinery , near Immingham, on numerous domestic flights beginning this year. The two firms have signed a seven-year supply agreement

    BA notes it will purchase enough SAF to reduce lifecycle CO2 emissions by almost 100,000 tonnes, the equivalent of powering 700 net zero CO2 emissions flights between London and New York on its fuel-efficient Boeing 787 aircraft. (Source: BA, PR, Mar., 2022) Contact: Phillips 66, Jeff Dietert, IR, 832-765-2297, jeff.dietert@p66.com, www.p66.com; British Airways, www.ba.com

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    Aemetis, Qantas Ink SAF Supply Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Aemetis, Qantas
    Date: 2022-03-18
    Cupertino, California-based renewable fuels producer Aemetis, Inc. is reporting an off-take agreement with Australia's Qantas Group and Qantas Airlines for 35 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered to San Francisco International Airport over the 7 year term of the agreement, beginning in 2025. The value of the contract including incentives is approximately $250 million.

    The SAF is expected to be produced at the Aemetis renewable jet/diesel plant which is under development on a 125 acre former U.S. Army Ammunition production plant site in Riverbank, California. (Source: Aemetis, Inc., Website PR, 15 Mar., 2022) Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO, emcafee@aemetis.com, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com

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    Pratt & Whitney Reports SAF Test Success (Ind. Report)
    Pratt & Whitney, World Energy
    Date: 2022-03-18
    Aircraft engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney, a Raytheon Technologies unit, reports it has successfully tested the GTF Advantage engine configuration with 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) provided by World Energy. The test marks a key step on the road toward 100 percent SAF operation of GTF-powered aircraft and is a key element of an extensive development program validating the engine's performance on 100 percent SAF in thrust transients, starting and operability.

    Pratt & Whitney has been actively involved in testing SAFs for almost two decades and helped establish the technical standards that allow today's engines to operate on SAF blends of up to 50 percent with standard kerosene. Pratt & Whitney is working towards validating its engines to operate with 100 percent SAF, and collaborate closely with the (CAAFI) and ASTM International in service of that goal.

    Pratt & Whitney used 100 percent Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosine (HEFA-SPK) fuel acquired from World Energy for the test. HEFA-SPK is a specific type of hydrotreated vegetable oil fuel used in aviation and is considered a leading alternative replacement for conventional jet fuel by CAAFI due to the sustainability of its feedstock. (Source: Pratt & Whitney, PR, 17 Mar., 2022) Contact: Pratt & Whitney, Graham Webb, CSO, 860-565-4321, www.pwgtf.com; World Energy, 617-889-7300, Fax -- 617-887-2411, info@worldenergy.net, www.worldenergy.net; Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative, www.caafi.org

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    TotalEnergies SAF Production Underway (Int'l. Report)
    TotalEnergies
    Date: 2022-03-16
    Paris-headquartered TotalEnergies is reporting its La Mede biorefinery (Bouches-du-Rhone) and the Oudalle plant (Seine-Maritime) have begun production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). TotalEnergies will also produce SAF at its Grandpuits zero-crude platform southeast of Paris starting in 2024.

    All of the biojet fuel, which is destined for French airports, will be produced from waste and residue sourced notably from the circular economy, according to the release. (Source: TotalEnergies, PR, Website 11 Mar., 2022) Contact: TotalEnergies, Bernard Pinatel, Pres., Refining and Chemicals, Pres. Gas, Renewables & Power, Investor Relations, +33 (0)1 47 44 46 46 l, ir@totalenergies.com, www.totalenergies.com

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    Raven SR Scores Samsung Ventures Investment (Ind. Report)
    Raven SR
    Date: 2022-03-16
    Pinedale, Wyoming-based renewable fuels company Raven SR Inc. is reporting closing of a strategic investment from Samsung Ventures.The investment is expected to expand Raven SR's reach into the global market, especially in Asia-Pacific region. Raven SR transforms biomass, mixed municipal solid waste, bio-solids, sewage, medical waste, and natural or biogas into renewable fuels.

    Raven SR, which will soon break ground in its first commercial waste-to-hydrogen production facility in the U.S., can produce green hydrogen and high-quality Fischer-Tropsch synthetic fuels, such as sustainable aviation fuel, from a wide range of feedstocks, including municipal solid waste, methane and biomass.

    Using its proprietary, non-combustion, non-catalytic Steam/CO2 Reformation technology, Raven SR dependably produces a hydrogen-rich syngas regardless of feed stock utilized. By using modular systems and producing low air emissions, their systems can be located closer to customers and feed stock, creating local fuel from local waste for local mobility.

    In 2021, Raven SR attracted funds totaling $20 million from global oil and gas major Chevron, Japanese trading house ITOCHU, hydrogen mobility leader and innovator Hyzon Motors, and Ascent Hydrogen Fund. (Source: Raven SR, Website PR, 14 Mar., 2022) Contact: Raven SR, Matt Murdock, CEO, info@ravensr.com, www.ravensr.com

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    Microsoft Ups In-House Carbon Fee 600 Pct (Ind. Report)
    Microsoft
    Date: 2022-03-16
    Microsoft reports the internal penalty it charges itself, based on the carbon emissions that its travel generates, is set to increase by 567 pct from the present $15 per metric ton of carbon dioxide equivalent (mtCO2e)to $100 per metric ton from July 2022.

    Microsoft is aiming to become a "carbon negative, water positive, zero waste company" by 2030. That money gets set aside for the company to invest in sustainable aviation fuel and similar low-carbon products and initiatives. Growing numbers of companies are looking to slash their carbon footprint, and Scope 3 emissions often represent the majority of an organization's total greenhouse gas emissions. They can surpass Scope 1 or 2 emissions, which emerge from building facilities, or are calculated based on electricity consumption. (Source: Microsoft, Mar., 2022)

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    Sulzer Chemtech Supports Malaysian Biofuels Complex (Int'l.)
    Sulzer Chemtech
    Date: 2022-03-11
    Winterthur, Switzerland-based Sulzer Chemtech reports it has contracted with Vandelay Ventures to provide a BioFlux® technology package to support the creation of the Sabah Maju Jaya Renewable Energy Industrial Complex (SMJREIC) in Malaysia. The new 10,000 sq-meter facility will produce roughly 250,000 tpy of sustainable fuels with limited greenhouse gases emissions by using locally-sourced, renewable feedstock.

    The facility will utilise plant-based oils for the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable diesel (HVO) and renewable naphtha as a byproduct. The SMJREIC's infrastructure will rely on the proprietary BioFlux® technology offered by Sulzer Chemtech in cooperation with Duke Technologies for the conversion of various pre-treated feedstocks to either HVO or SAF. (Source: Sulzer Chemtech, Website, PR, 8 Mar., 2022) Contact: Sulzer Chemtech, www.sulzer.com

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    Aemetis Closes New $100Mn Credit Facilities for Carbon Reduction Projects and Working Capital Funding
    Aemetis
    Date: 2022-03-09
    Cupertino, California-headquartered Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), a renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products, announced today the closing of two new, lower interest rate credit facilities with aggregate availability of up to $100 million, comprised of up to $50 million for projects that produce lower carbon intensity renewable products and up to $50 million for working capital. In connection with the closing of the new credit facilities, Aemetis repaid $16 million of higher interest rate debt, building upon the more than $60 million of higher interest rate debt repaid during 2021.

    The credit facilities are expected to provide funding for the Aemetis projects that reduce the carbon intensity of renewable fuels, including a zero carbon intensity solar array and extensive process equipment electrification upgrades to the Keyes ethanol plant, a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel plant, and carbon sequestration facilities. (Source: Aemetis, Website PR, 3 Mar., 2022) ← Return to the newsfeed...

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    TotalEnergies begins producing SAF at its Normandy platform
    TotalEnergies
    Date: 2022-03-09
    TotalEnergies' Normandy platform has successfully started production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This new site complements the biojet fuel production capacities of La Mède biorefinery (Bouches-du-Rhône) and the Oudalle plant (Seine-Maritime). TotalEnergies will also produce SAF at its Grandpuits zero-crude platform southeast of Paris starting in 2024.

    All of the biojet fuel, which is destined for French airports, will be produced from waste and residue sourced notably from the circular economy.

    TotalEnergies has been involved in numerous sustainable aviation fuel initiatives since 2014. Involvement in SAF moved into a higher gear in 2021 with several firsts in France -- including the first delivery of SAF to Charles de Gaulle airport and first permanent SAF supply at Le Bourget -- and worldwide, with the first 100 pct SAF-powered flight of an Airbus helicopter with a Safran engine in Marignane and of an Airbus A319Neo in Toulouse, according to the company release. (Source: TotalEnergies, PR, Website, 7 Mar., 2022)

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    Honeywell, Oriental Energy Tout Planned China SAF Plant (Int'l.)
    Honeywell,Oriental Energy
    Date: 2022-03-09
    Honeywell and Oriental Energy Company are reporting plans to construct a 1,000,000 tpy sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production facility t in Maoming, Guangdong Province, China. will be built in China.. The facility, which is expected to be constructed in two phases, will process used cooking oils and animal fats as feedstocks and will be one of the world’s largest SAF production facilities when completed.

    Oriental Energy, one of the leading propylene producers and LPG distributors in China, will introduce Honeywell UOP Ecofining™ technology. Honeywell UOP helped establish SAF production with its Ecofining™ process, which is the first technology used to produce primarily SAF for commercial aviation.

    Honeywell’s technology was applied in China’s SAF field as early as 2011. Air China, PetroChina, Boeing and Honeywell UOP cooperated to launch China's first airplane demonstration test using sustainable aviation biofuel in Beijing Capital International Airport on October 28, 2011. During the test flight, the Boeing 747-400 passenger plane, which is still in service, was fueled by aviation biofuel and driven by the teamwork of PetroChina and Honeywell UOP. The successful flight test represented a precursor to biofuel development for civil aviation in China. (Source: Honeywell, Website PR., Mar., 2022) Contact: Oriental Energy Company , www.oriental-er.com; Honeywell,

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    Sweetwater Tech. Accepted for Estonian Project (Ind. Report)
    Sweetwater,
    Date: 2022-03-07
    Rochester, NY-based biochemicals and bioproducts specialist Sweetwater Energy Inc. is reporting final acceptance of its first commercial Sunburst unit at the Sweetwoods Consortium Project in Estonia. The Sweetwoods project is a Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking (BBI JU) funded venture that uses sustainable hardwood to demonstrate how Sunburst's breakthrough pre-treatment technology, in combination with tailored enzymatic solutions, can provide high-quality lignin and wood sugars at an industrial scale.

    The Sunburst Project pre-treatment module requires less than 250 square meters to convert wood flakes into easily pumpable homogenous liquified wood slurry.

    According to the Sweetwater release, the high quality of Sunburst's sugar has already translated into top fermentation performances for the production of bio-isobutene -- a key ingredient to replace fossil-based products in the energy, materials and cosmetics markets. The Consortium has initiated demo-scale bio-isobutene production, and conversion of this bio-isobutene into renewable aviation gasoline -- susrainable aviation fuel (SAF).d (Source: Sweetwater, PR, Website, Mar., 2022) Contact: Sweetwater Energy Inc., Arunas Chesonis, CEO, 585-647-5760, info@sweetwater.us, www.sweetwater.us

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    Chevron, Bunge Announce Renewable Feedstocks JV (Ind. Report)
    Chevron, Bunge
    Date: 2022-03-04
    Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., and Bunge North America Inc. are reporting agreements to create renewable feedstocks leveraging Bunge's expertise in oilseed processing and farmer relationships and Chevron's expertise in fuels manufacturing and marketing. The agreements are subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval.

    Under the agreements, Bunge's soybean processing plants in Destrehan, Louisiana and Cairo, Illinois will be contributed to the joint venture with Chevron contributing approximately $600 million in cash. Plans include approximately doubling the combined capacity of these facilities from 7,000 tpd by the end of 2024. The joint venture may also explore opportunities in other renewable feedstocks, as well as in feedstock pre-treatment. Bunge will operate the facilities and Chevron will have purchase rights for the oil to use as a renewable feedstock to manufacture transportation fuels.

    Chevron expects to produce 100,000 bpd of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030, according to the release. (Source: Chevron, PR, Mar., 2022) Contact: Chevron, Mark Nelson, Exec. VP, Downstream & Chemicals, MarkNelson@ chevron.com, www.chevron.com; Bunge, Greg Heckman, CEO, Rob Coviello, Sustainability Officer, 314-292-2000, www.bunge.com

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    DHL Adopting Solar to Reduce Fleet Carbon Emissions (Ind. Report)
    DHL
    Date: 2022-03-02
    Global logistics and shipping specialist DHL Express reports it will initially equip 67 of its U.S. medium and heavy-duty trucks with solar panels to help reduce its fleet carbon emissions.

    The solar panels will be provided by TRAILAR, a London-based solar transport technology manufacturer. That retrofits existing commercial vehicles with ultra-thin solar "mats" applied to the roof. The mats are connected to TRAILAR's Smart Charge Controller which regulates the transfer of energy from the alternator and solar mats to the battery. Sensors collect data on fuel and emissions savings. The technology is expected to reduce each vehicle's greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2,000 ppy and lower both fuel and maintenance costs.

    This solar initiative is part of DHL's previously announced Accelerated Roadmap to Decarbonization which committed DHL to interim measures to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. The roadmap included a €7 billion investment in climate-neutral logistics such as alternative aviation fuels (SAF), zero-emission e-vehicle fleets and climate-neutral buildings between now and 2030. (Source: DHL Express, Mr., 2022) Contact: DHL Express U.S., Greg Hewitt, CEO,

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    bp Taps Honeywell UOP for Aussies Biodiesel, SAF Plant (Int'l.)
    bp, Honeywell UOP
    Date: 2022-03-02
    In the UK, London-headquartered fuels giant bp is reporting a licensing agreement with Honeywell for its UOP Ecofining™technology in the revamping of its hydroprocessing equipment at its former refinery in Kwinana, Australia.

    With the upgrade, the Honeywell UOP's Ecofining process will produce up to 10 kbd biodiesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and be integrated with existing terminal operations. (Source: Honeywell, bp, PR, 1 Mar., 2022) Contact: bp, Sven Boss-Walker, SVP Refining & Products, www.bp.com; Honeywell, Ben Owens, VP, GM, Honeywell Process Solutions, www.honeywellprocess.com, www.uop.com

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    ENGlobal EPC Provider for Ren, Diesel, SAF Plant (Ind. Report)
    ENGlobal, Haldor Topsoe
    Date: 2022-02-25
    Houston, Texas-headquartered global energy engineering firm ENGlobal (ENG) reports it has been selected by an unidentified client to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for a renewable fuels plant designed to produce approximately 100 million gpy of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel.

    This U.S.-based plant, which is scheduled for commissioning in 2024, will incorporate Haldor Topsoe A/S "HydroFlex" and "Hydrogen Bridge" technologies to produce renewable jet (SAF) and diesel fuels with a low carbon footprint. (Source: ENGlobal, Website, PR, 23 Feb., 2022) Contact: ENGlobal, Bruce Williams, VP Renewables, 281-878-1000, www.englobal.com; HaldorTopsoe, Nikolay Ketov, Marketing Manager, +7 916 645 5531, nke@topsoe.com, www.topsoe.com

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    CVR Wynnewood Renewable Diesel Unit Near Completion (Ind. Report)
    CVR Energy
    Date: 2022-02-25
    Following up on our May 7th, 2021 coverage, Sugarland, Texas-based CVR Energy reports the $135 million -- $140 million renewable diesel conversion project at its Wynnewood, Oklahoma, refinery is nearing completion and expected to come online in April and be fully operational during Q2.

    The unit will initially run a mix of pre-treated soybean oil and corn oil. Work is also progressing on the expected installation of a feedstock pre-treatment unit enabling the facility to process a wider variety of lower-carbon-intensity feedstocks.

    The company also notes engineering and design work is underway to evaluate a potential renewable conversion project at its refinery in Coffeyville, Kansas. That project could include sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production as well as renewable diesel.

    Additionally, the CVR Board of Directors has approved a comprehensive plan to reorganize the company to facilitate the segregation of renewables, including the formation of new entities and the transfer of assets. The plan is expected to be executed over the next 12 months, subject to any required authorizations, according to the company release. (Source: CVR Energy, PR, Feb., 2022) Contact: CVR Energy Inc., David Lamp., CEO, (281) 207-3200, www.cvrenergy.com

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    Aemetis Acquiring Indian Biodiesel Feedstock Refining Site (Int'l)
    Aemetis
    Date: 2022-02-21
    Cupertino, California-based renewable fuels producer Aemetis, Inc. is reporting its Universal Biofuels subsidiary in Kakinada, India has agreed to acquire a site for the construction of a tallow oil refining facility. The new facility supply feedstock to the company's existing 50 million gpy biodiesel plant on the East Coast of India and provide future feedstock supply to the company's 90 million gpy sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel (RD) plant being built in Riverbank, California.

    The new facility will expand the range of feedstocks that can be used for biodiesel, SAF and RD production to include crude tallow oil. Aemetis built, owns and operates the Kakinada biodiesel plant with an installed capacity of 150,000 metric tpy of biodiesel,, making it one of the largest biodiesel production facilities in India processing a variety of vegetable oils, animal oils, and waste oil feedstocks into biodiesel that meet international product standards. (Source: Aemetis, Website PR, 17 Feb., 2022) Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO, emcafee@aemetis.com, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com

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    Neste, ITOCHU Expanding SAF Partnership (Int'l. Report)
    Neste, ITOCHU
    Date: 2022-02-21
    Helsinki-headquartered biofuels producer Neste and ITOCHU Corporation have expanded their partnership aimed at growing the availability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Japan.

    In the expanded partnership, ITOCHU acts as the branded distributor of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ in Japan making Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel available at Tokyo's Haneda and Narita airports, the country's largest airports. (Source: Neste, Website, PR, 16 Feb., 2022) Contact: ITOCHI, www.itochu.co.jp; Neste Corp., Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

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    Aemetis, JAL Ink 7-Year SAF Supply Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Aemetis
    Date: 2022-02-16
    Cupertino, California-based renewable natural gas (RNG) ,renewable fuel and biochemicals specialist Aemetis Inc. is reporting a 7-year off-take agreement with Japan Airlines (JAL) for 90 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered to San Francisco International Airport, beginning in 2025.

    The SAF is expected to be produced by the Aemetis renewable jet/diesel plant under development in Riverbank, California.

    JAL is aiming for net-zero emission by 2050 and plans to replace 1 pct of its conventional jet fuel consumption with SAF by 2025, increasing to 10 pct by 2030. (Source: Aemetis, PR, 9 Feb., 2022) )Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO, emcafee@aemetis.com, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com

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    Neste Customers Cut GHG Emissions 10.9 Mn Tons in 2021 (Int'l.)
    Neste
    Date: 2022-02-16
    Helsinki-headquartered biofuels producer Neste Corp. is reporting in 2021 its renewable and circular solutions helped customers reduce their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions globally by 10.9 million tons -- equal to the annual carbon footprint of 1.7 million average EU citizens or the removal of 4.2 million passenger cars from the roads for a full year.

    Neste has committed to reaching carbon neutral production by 2035 and to lead the transformation towards a carbon neutral value chain by 2040 and reduce the use phase emission intensity** of sold products by 50 pct by 2040 compared to 2020 levels.

    Neste has refineries in Finland, the Netherlands and Singapore and produces approximately 3.3 million tpy of renewable fuels. Capacity will increase to 4.5 million tpy with completion of the previously reported extension of its Singapore refinery in Q1, 2023. Additionally Neste's Rotterdam sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project is expected to produce 1.5 million tpy of SAF by the end of 2023. (Source: Neste, PR, 15 Feb., 2021) Contact: Neste Corp., Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

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    New USA BioEnergy Plant to Produce SAF, Include CCS (Ind. Report)
    USA BioEnergy
    Date: 2022-02-16
    Scottsdale, Arizona-based USA BioEnergy, through its subsidiary Texas Renewable Fuels (TRF), is reporting the development of an advanced biorefinery that will convert 1 million green tpy of wood waste-woody biomass into 34 million gpy of premium clean burning transportation fuel including Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), Renewable Diesel and Renewable Naphtha. Future expansion will double the plant's production capacity to 68 million gpy.

    The new biorefinery will also capture and sequester (CCS) approximately 50 million metric tons of CO2 over the life of plant -- giving Texas Renewable Fuels one of the lowest Carbon Intensity (CI) scores in the industry.

    The company has fuel off-take agreements with a major trading and logistics company as well as one of the world's premier airlines and will announce its partners and suppliers in greater detail in the coming months. The Company also benefits from state and federal credits and tax incentives. The project is expected to be completed in 2025, according to the release. (Source: USA BioEnergy, PR Feb., 2022) Contact: USA BioEnergy , Dr Robert Freerks, VP Product Dev., (602) 883-8220, www.usabioenergy.com

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    LanzaJet, Marquis Partnering on Sustainable Fuels Plant (Ind. Report)
    LanzaJet, Marquis
    Date: 2022-02-14
    Deerfield, Illinois-headquartered sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) specialist LanzaJet is reporting a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Marquis Sustainable Aviation Fuel to construct a 120 million gpy integrated sustainable fuels (SAF) plant in the Marquis Industrial Complex in Hennepin, Illinois.

    The new facility will use low-carbon intensity (CI) feedstocks to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel via the LanzaJet™ Alcohol-to-Jet process. The plant will also employ on-site carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) and renewable energy to produce SAF, resulting in a lifecycle greenhouse gas reduction of more than 70 pct compared to conventional jet fuel.

    The new plant is strategically located for global distribution via direct access to the Illinois River and proximity to vital pipelines to deliver sustainable fuels to Chicago's O'Hare and Midway International Airports. (Source: LanzaJet, Marquis, Websites, 12 Feb., 2022) Contact: LanzaJet, Jimmy Samartzis, CEO, (224) 369 0257, www.lanzajet.com; Marquis Sustainable Aviation Fuel, (815) 925-7300, inquiries@marquisincorporated.com, www.marquisincorporated.com

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