Titan will start with truck-to-ship operations until the 4,500 cubic-metre LNG-powered bunker vessel The Krios arrives to supply the wider Mediterranean region with lower and zero-carbon variations of LNG, such as bio-LNG and hydrogen-derived LNG as drop-in marine fuels. (Source: Titan LNG, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: Titan LNG,
Niels den Nijs, CEO +31 20 722 0724, www.titanlng.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News LNG, Bio-LNG, Maine Biofuel, Maritime Biofuel,
The $5 million venture to build a factory was first announced in 2004 when it scored a $300,000 National Renewable Energy grant and a $340,000 U.S. Department of Energy business planning and development grant the previous year for the consumer-owned alternative energy cooperative Co-op Power, which today owns 75 pct of Northeast Biodiesel. (Source: Northeast Biodiesel, PR, Greenfield Recorder, 14 Jan., 2022)
Contact: Northeast Biodiesel, Lynn Benander, President and CEO,
Rick Durepo, General Manager, 413-772-8892, www.northeastbiodiesel.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Northeast Biodiesel, Biodiesel,
Biojet AS aims to develop and construct as many as five biorefineries in Norway to produce biofuels and biofuel components from forest woody biomass and construction wood wastes for commercial production starting in 2025. (Source: ExxonMobil, PR, Various Media, Jan., 2022) Contact: ExxonMobil, www.corporate.exxonmobil.com; Biojet AS, Lars F. Askheim, +47 905 42 232, LFA@biojet.no,
More Low-Carbon Energy News ExxonMobil, Biojet, Woody Biomass, Biofuel,
"Affordable for drivers, earth-friendly, and engine smart, biofuels are the most abundant and readily available climate solution to immediately reduce carbon emissions for cars on the road today.
"The research shows that our climate goals cannot be realized without harnessing the power of homegrown energy. That's why it is critical that policymakers ensure that our farmers and rural producers remain at the forefront of the nation's efforts to accelerate our transition to a healthier, zero-emission, 100 pct renewable energy future." -- Emily Skor, CEO, Growth Energy, 12 Jan, 2022 Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, CEO, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Growth Energy, Biofuels,
The company also completed an on-site solar farm at POET headquarters and opened a second POET Pure 100 pct plant-based purified alcohol facility at POET Biorefining in Alexandria, Indian, aas well as broke ground the POET Bioproducts Institute at the Research Park at South Dakota State University. Environmental improvements at POET facilities, included installation of steam turbine technology at POET Biorefining in Mitchell, S.D. and renewable CO2 capture at POET Biorefining in Portland, Indiana. The company also partnered with Farmers Business Network to develop and use the Gradable platform at POET's 33 facilities, which tracks and records low-carbon-intensity practices by farmers so they can receive a premium for their crops in the future.
In September 2021, POET released its inaugural sustainability report along with a pledge to achieve net-zero emissions at its bioprocessing facilities by 2050.
(Source: POET, Website Release, 11 Jan., 2022)Contact: POET, Jeff Brion, Pres., CEO, Joshua Shields, Senior V.P. Gov. Affairs and Communications, (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com, www.poet.com/sustainability
More Low-Carbon Energy News POET, Ethanol, Carbon Emissions, Climate Change,
Neste aims to process more than 1 million tpy of plastic waste from 2030 onwards, according to the release.
(Source: Neste, Website PR, 12 Jan., 2022) Contact: Neste, Mercedes Alonso, Exec. VP, Renewable Polymers and Chemicals, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com
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Vertimass' technology allows sustainable production of fuels derived from ethanol with high yields that can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to sourcing these products from petroleum. Vertimass technology for producing jet fuel and chemicals from cellulosic ethanol offers producers the flexibility to diversify their product slate and market renewable fuels and chemicals that have low carbon footprints.
Blue Biofuels' proprietary Cellulose-to-Sugar (CTS) technology provides a near zero carbon footprint process to convert virtually any plant material -- grasses, wood, paper, farm waste, yard waste, forestry products, fruit casings, nut shells, and the cellulosic portion of municipal solid waste -- into sugars and lignin. Sugars are subsequently processed into biofuels. (Source: Blue Biofuels Inc., PR, 12 Jan., 2022)
Contact: Vertimass LLC, John Hannon, CEO, www.vertimass.com; Blue Biofuels, Ben Slager, 561-359-8222, www.bluebiofuels.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vertimass, Blue Biofuels, SAF, Ethanol, Cellulosic Ethanol,
"EPA's draft rule would reduce access to the single most affordable and abundant source of low-carbon liquid fuel on the planet right at the moment when consumers are facing high gas prices, and political leaders are grasping for climate solutions that are within reach. The Biden Administration should fulfill the President's campaign promises to support the Renewable Fuel Standard, which will continue to affordably decarbonize the nation's existing vehicle fleet, create clean energy jobs and support American farmers. We urge the EPA to consider the consequences of reducing biofuel volumes, reinstate robust blending targets and, as the President said, 'Get the RFS back on track' before the rule is finalized'." (Source: POET, Website, 7 Dec., 2021) Contact: POET, Joshua Shields, Senior V.P. Gov. Affairs and Communications, (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com, www.poet.com/sustainability
More Low-Carbon Energy News POET, Renewable Fuels Standard, RVO, EPA, Biofuel,
Vertimass's Consolidated Alcohol Deoxygenation and Oligomerization (CADO) technology allows ethanol producers to: produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and diesel blendstocks that are compatible with the current transportation fuel infrastructure as well as LPG (liquified petroleum gases, mainly propane and butane); eliminate the ethanol "blend wall" by converting ethanol into fungible gasoline components for powering light duty vehicles; produce intermediates used to make plastics and other higher value products; and possibly "de-bottleneck" processes to increase throughput with little additional costs other than for feedstock, according to Vertimass.
The "bolt-on" technology enables flexible production of the renewable fuels to align with regional market demand. Up to 50 pct of the total production capacity from the facilities can be renewable propane that will support UGI's efforts to provide innovative, low-carbon, sustainable energy solutions to its customers.
Other benefits include the ability to lower plant water usage, reduce overall energy consumption, and drop GHG emissions to levels required for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Advanced Biofuel category, according to the release.
(Source: UGI Corporation, PR 6 Jan., 2021) Contact: UGI Corp., (610) 337-1000, email@example.com, www.ugicorp.com; Vertimass LLC, John Hannon, CEO, www.vertimass.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vertimass, UGI Corp. Ethanol, Renewable Fuels,
National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Chris Edgington said corn farmers produce low-carbon ethanol that offers immediate emissions reductions allowing agriculture to help address climate change. Edington noted, "Our success helping you meet these commitments depends on EPA sending a clear and firm message that volume requirements will be enforced."
(Source: Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network, Jan., 2022)
Contact: National Corn Growers Association, NCGA, www.ncga.com; Growth Energy, Emily Skor, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News RFS, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association,
CCE has for more than 10 years developed intellectual property (IP) in camelina to support a sustainable biofuels value chain. CCE's IP includes superior genetics, breeding capabilities, high quality planting seed, advanced agronomic research, and knowledge to support the cultivation of camelina by contract farmers. CCE, together with Seattle-based Sustainable Oils, Inc. (SusOils), also a wholly owned subsidiary of GCE, will further enhance the company's portfolio of patented camelina genetics.
Camelina is an essential part of the feedstock plan for GCE's integrated farm-to-fuels strategy. In early 2022, GCE will open a newly renovated renewable diesel biorefinery in Bakersfield, California, US, and supply ExxonMobil up to 220 million gallons annually of renewable diesel under a pair of long-term purchase agreements, according to the release. (Source: Global Clean Energy Holdings, PR, Website, Jan., 2022) Contact: Global Clean Energy Holdings, Richard Palmer, CEO, 424-318-3618, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gceholdings.com; Sustainable Oils, Inc., www.susoils.com; Camelina Company Espana, +34 917 33 90 53, camelinacompany.es
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sustainable Oils, Camelina, Global Clean Energy Holdings, Renewable Diesel,
This RFI seeks input from biofuels producers and technology developers about their readiness to scale process technologies to pilot and demonstration-scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable diesel and renewable marine fuels. This information is necessary for DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) to chart the potential growth of domestic renewable fuels production by 2030 and to understand the barriers in scaling renewable fuel production pathways. This RFI also seeks information on how DOE can best assist biofuels production stakeholders in their research and development (R&D) and scaling up of their technologies through demonstration scale. The RFI is seeking feedback on issues related to the following:
This is solely a request for information and not a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). EERE is not accepting applications.
Responses must be submitted electronically to Biofuels_FY22_RFI@ee.doe.gov no later than 5:00pm (ET) on January 31, 2022. Responses must be provided as attachments to an email. It is recommended that attachments with file sizes exceeding 25MB be compressed (i.e., zipped) to ensure message delivery. Responses must be provided as a Microsoft Word (.docx) attachment to the email, and no more than 10 pages in length, 12 point font, 1 inch margins. Only electronic responses will be accepted.
In addition to, or in lieu of, providing written responses to this RFI, respondents may request a 30-minute individual discussion with a BETO staff member regarding the content of their written responses to the RFI questions via Biofuels_FY22_RFI@ee.doe.gov. (Source: US DOE, BETO, PR, 28 Dec., 2021) Contact: US DOE BETO, energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE BETO, Renewable Fuels, Biofuel,
Switching to bioheating fuel reduces the emissions of multiple harmful pollutants and greenhouse gasses that cause various health issues including respiratory and cardiovascular harm.. Additionally, the mixing of bioheating fuel in heating oil will help reach the State's goals as detailed in the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
(Source: Office of the Governor of NY, Website PR, 23 Dec., 2021) Contact: Office of the Governor of NY, Hon. Kathy Hochul, 518-474-8390 www.governor.ny.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Bioheat, Biodiesel,
Carbon50 notes that 41 states already have more clean energy jobs than fossil fuel jobs, but the profile of those jobs is very different from state to state. The coalition supports broad-based solutions that are economically meaningful across a diversity of communities, and it opposes strategies that pit one low-carbon solution against another.
To that end, the coalition has outlined principles for a 50-state carbon plan, available at www.Carbon50.org
(Source: Carbon50, May 2021) Contact: Carbon50, www.Carbon50.org
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Constructing and operating pilot- and demonstration-scale facilities is essential to de-risk technology and ensure the success of subsequent commercial scale projects. BETO recognizes the availability of financing for first-of-a-kind process systems can be a barrier to commercializing advanced biofuels.
Input is sought from bioenergy companies that are planning to scale up and demonstrate SAF, renewable diesel, and renewable marine fuel technologies from the lower Technology Readiness Levels) to pilot and demonstration stage and eventual commercialization. This information will inform a multi-year scale-up strategy resulting in the construction and operation of several SAF, renewable diesel, and/or renewable marine fuel production pathways.
Feedback is requested from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and other stakeholders on issues related to the scale-up of renewable fuel production technologies. Specifically, the DOE is interested in receiving information and input on:
View the RFI details HERE . (Source: U.S. Department of Energy, 28 Dec., 2021) Contact: US DOE Biotechnologies Office, www.energy.gov/eere/bioenergy/bioenergy-technologies-office
More Low-Carbon Energy News DOE BETO, Renewable Fuel, SAF, Ethanol, Biofuel, Renewable Diesel,
The $350 million project -- named Green Bison Soy Processing, LLC -- will own and operate a soybean processing complex in Spiritwood, North Dakota, with ADM holding 75 pct of the joint venture and Marathon Petroleum owning 25 pct.
When fully operational in 2023, the Green Bison complex is expected to produce 600 million ppy of refined soybean oil -- sufficient for the production of 75 million gpy of renewable diesel. (Source: ADM, Website PR, 15 Dec., 2021) Contact: Marathon Petroleum Corp., 419.422.2121, www.marathonpetroleum.com; ADM, www.adm.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Marathon Petroleum, Archer Daniels Midland, Renewable Diesel, Soybean Oil, Biofuel Feedstock,
bp noted "no modifications to the engine or infrastructure were required and no adverse effects to equipment or machinery were observed during or after the trials."(Source: bp, PR, Reuters, 17, Dec., 2021)
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Blue Biofuels' CTS technology is a near-zero-carbon footprint system that can convert virtually any plant material -- grasses, wood, paper, farm waste, yard waste, forestry products, fruit casings, nut shells, and the cellulosic portion of municipal solid waste -- into sugars and lignin. Sugars are subsequently processed into biofuels. Lignin may be further converted into biodegradable bioplastics or used in ion exchange resins.
Blue Biofuels believes that biofuel originating from its CTS process will be eligible for roughly $3 per gallon in D3 cellulosic Renewable Fuel Credits (RINs) , an incentive offered to all domestic cellulosic transportation fuel producers.
The EPA's newly proposed revised mandate for cellulosic ethanol for 2020 is 510 million gallons, for 2021 is 620 million gallons, and for 2022 is 770 million gallons. (Source: USADA, Blue Biofuels, Green Car Congress, Dec., 2021) Contact: Blue Biofuels, Ben Slager, 561-359-8222,
More Low-Carbon Energy News King Grass, Biofuel Feedstock, Blue Biofuels, USDA ARS,
Of the total, $700 million will provide economic relief to biofuel producers and restore renewable fuel markets affected by the pandemic.
The remaining $100 million is earmarked to significantly increase the sales and use of higher blends of bioethanol and biodiesel by expanding the infrastructure for renewable fuels derived from agricultural products. (Source: USDA, 15 Dec., 2021)
More Low-Carbon Energy News USDA news, Biofuel news,
Qantas has committed to spending $50 million on sustainable aviation fuels before 2050 as part of its net-zero emissions by 2050 plan. (Source: Qantas, PR Dec., 2021) Contact: Qantas, Andrew Parker , Sustainability Officer,
Alan Joyce, CEO, (02) 9691 3636, email@example.com, www.qantas.com/au/en.html; BP, www.bp.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF, Qantas, BP,
GEVO expects to supply renewable fuels to Kolmar from its Net-Zero 2 plant currently being developed in the U.S. Mid-West. Deliveries would represent 100 pct of the plant's output based on Net-Zero 2's current design. With protein and corn oil co-product sales, Net-Zero 2 is estimated to generate annual gross revenues of roughly $350 million.
The fuel supply agreement is subject to certain terms and conditions, according to the release.
(Source: GEVO, Website, Dec., 2021) Contact: GEVO, www.gevo.com; Kolmar Americas, Inc., Raf Aviner, President, www.kolmargroup.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO, Kolmar , SAF, Biofuel, Renewable Fuel,
"EPA's draft rule would reduce access to the single most affordable and abundant source of low-carbon liquid fuel on the planet right at the moment when consumers are facing high gas prices, and political leaders are grasping for climate solutions that are within reach.
"The Biden Administration should fulfill the President's campaign promises to support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which will continue to affordably decarbonize the nation's existing vehicle fleet, create clean energy jobs and support American farmers. We urge the EPA to consider the consequences of reducing biofuel volumes, reinstate robust blending targets and, as the President said, 'Get the RFS back on track' before the rule is finalized." (Source: POET, Website, 7 Dec., 2021) Contact: POET, Joshua Shields, Senior V.P. Gov. Affairs and Communications, (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com, www.poet.com/sustainability
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Ethanol, POET, Renewable Fuels Standard, RVO,
The planned facility will use regionally sourced feedstocks and deploy Shell's hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) technology. Sherdar is currently in the final stages of engineering and receiving relevant approvals for the project which is expected to come in at roughly $600 million.
(Source: Transasia Minerals Ltd., PR, Macau Business, Dec., 2021)
Transasia Minerals Ltd., www.transasiaminerals.com/home
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Diesel, Biodiesel, Australia Biodiesel, Biofuel,
Indonesian biodiesel consumption is projected to increase by 10 billion liters in 2022, according to the Reuters release.
Indonesia collects levies to help finance its palm oil programmes, including biodiesel subsidies and smallholder replanting programmes.
It increased its crude palm oil levies to record highs this year, and is estimated to collect as much $4.95 billion in levies this year. (Source: Reuters, 1 Dec., 2021)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Indonesia Biofuel Blend, Palm Oil, Biodiesel,
Green Plains Inc. is focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural and biological technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients. This includes the production of cleaner low carbon biofuels, renewable feedstocks for advanced biofuels and high purity alcohols. (Source: Green Plains Inc. , Website PR, 7 Dec., 2021) Contact: Green Plains, Todd Becker, Pre., CEO,
Phil Boggs, VP Investor Relations , 402.884.8700 , firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gpreinc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Plains Inc.,
In the results released by CDP on 7 December 2021, Neste is one of a few Nordic companies in the climate leadership level and among the best European companies achieving good results from the committed work on supply chain transparency and land-based metrics in the forest assessments, according to the release.
CDP's Forests assessment analyzes companies' ability to manage and measure forest-related risks and opportunities, transparency and their commitment to actively restore forests and ecosystems. Neste transparently discloses its forest footprint as part of the CDP program. All the palm oil Neste uses has been fully traceable to the plantation level since 2007 and 100 pct certified since 2013. Over the past decade, palm oil's share in Neste's annual renewable raw material inputs has decreased significantly. In the first year-half of 2021, palm oil represented approximately 7 pct of renewable raw material inputs globally. Neste plans to reduce the share of palm oil to 0 pct of its global renewable raw material inputs by the end of 2023, according to Neste. (Source: Neste Oy, PR, 7 Dec., 2021)
Contact: Neste Corp.,, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com; CDP, Lance Pierce, Pres. North America, (212) 378 2086, email@example.com, www.cdp.net
More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste, Carbon Disclosure Project, CDP, Climate Change, Palm Oil,
This document is the culmination of a year-long effort to find consensus amongst ABFA’s members on concepts policymakers may consider as the U.S. moves toward a lower-carbon economy and works to reduce carbon emissions from the liquid transportation fuel sector to mitigate the effects of climate change. As the cover letter to this document notes, this set of principles is particularly notable as it is endorsed by some of the largest petroleum refining companies in the world, as well as some of the largest advanced biofuels producers in the United States and abroad.
Download the ABFA Principles for Low Carbon Fuel Policy HERE . (Source: ABFA, Dec., 2021)
Contact: ABFA, Michael McAdams, Pres., 202.390.8996 , Fax 202.955.5564, www.advancedbiofuelsassociation.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Advanced Biofuels Association news, Biofuel news, Climate Change news, Low-Carbon Fuel news,
The SME Climate Hub is founded by the We Mean Business Coalition, Exponential Roadmap Initiative, the International Chamber of Commerce and the United Nations -- through the "Race to Zero" campaign -- in collaboration with the University of Oxford and Normative. The Campaign mobilizes and urges businesses, cities, regions, investors and civil society to adopt crucial measures to significantly impact global emissions by 2030, as a first step to achieve carbon neutrality in the future.
"Velocys' high performance catalyst and reactor technology can generate negative-carbon-emissions SAF with the integration of carbon capture technologies.
The compact, commercially-ready, patented Fischer-Tropsch reactor for the synthesis of hydrocarbons allows the production of advanced biofuels from large, sustainable carbon sources such as household waste and forest residues," according to the company website.
(Source: Velocys, Website PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Velocys, Henrik Wareborn, CEO, +44 1865 800821, 713 275 5840 -- Houston office, www.velocys.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vedlocys, SME Climate Hub, SAF, Carbon Capture,
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked Representatives Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Angie Craig (D-Minn.), Ron Kind (D-Wis.) and other co-sponsors.
"We thank these Representatives for introducing the Defend the Blend Act, legislation that would offer more certainty in the marketplace, especially as we await the 2021 and 2022 RVOs from EPA. The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was put into place to blend more low-carbon biofuels into our nation's transportation fuel supply and includes a built-in mechanism that adjusts for any changes in fuel demand. Retroactively changing RVO levels is completely unwarranted. It is unnecessary, adds uncertainty to the marketplace, and far exceeds EPA's legal authority," Skol said. (Source: Growth Energy, Website PR, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Volume Obligations, Growth Energy, Renewable Volume Obligations, RFA,
The VAMOS project will use Fiberight Ltd patented process to recover a variety of recyclable materials and resources from residual wastes. By recovering and adding value to waste derived from lignocellulosic feedstock, the project aims to: reduce the levels of waste being sent to landfill and environmental plastic pollution; cut the amount of suitable food-producing land diverted to first-generation sugar production; increase sustainability in key sectors such as construction and support a reduction in the current high price of bio-based materials. Sugar is one of the most essential raw materials for industrial bioprocessing supply chains. Addressing the challenges associated with second-generation sugars, such as higher dilution and lower purity rates, would establish a fresh, sustainable and renewable resource for the industrial bioprocessing sector.
The project is slated for August 2022 completion. (Source: Fiberight, PR, Website, 26 Nov., 2021) Contact: Fiberight Ltd., Nick Thompson, Managing Director, www.fiberight.com; VAMOS Project, www.vamosbbi.com; Novozymes, www.novozymes.com; EW Biotech, www.ew-biotech.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fiberight, Novozymes, Bioprocessing, Biofuels, EW Biotech, Waste-to-Biofuel,
At full scale, Green Plains Obion anticipates Ultra-High Protein production at approximately 600,000 tpy and renewable corn oil capacity of approximately 400 million tpy. Renewable corn oil is a highly sought-after low-carbon intensity feedstock for the rapidly expanding renewable diesel market.
According to its website, "Green Plains Inc. is a leading biorefining company focused on the development and utilization of fermentation, agricultural and biological technologies in the processing of annually renewable crops into sustainable value-added ingredients. This includes the production of cleaner low carbon biofuels, renewable feedstocks for advanced biofuels and high purity alcohols for use in cleaners and disinfectants." (Source: Green Plains Inc, Website PR, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: Green Plains Inc., Todd Becker, CEO, Phil Boggs, Exec. VP, Investor Relations , 402.884.8700, , firstname.lastname@example.org, www.gpreinc.com; Fluid Quip, 319-320-7709, www.fluidquiptechnologies.com; Fagen, www.fageninc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Fagen, Green Plains, Fluid Quip Technologies,
The Spindletop Plant will produce approximately 1,000 bpd of "drop-in" renewable fuel from locally sourced woody biomass. Construction is slated to get underway in Q1 of 2022 for completion and start-up early in 2024.
(Source: Arbor Renewable Gas, PR, Biofuel Int’l. 22 Nov., 2021) Contact: Arbor Renewable Gas, Tim Vail, CEO, 346-708-7819, www.arborgas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Arbor Renewable Gas, Biofuel, Woody Biomass,
Last year the company raised £3.68 million from almost 2,500 crowd investors to help complete their 1 million lpy sustainable biochemicals plant at Caledon Green in Grangemouth, Scotland. The Caledon Green plant is the company's first biorefinery and the first such facility in Scotland. The plant will use Celtic Renewables’ patented technology to convert 50,000 tpy of low-value biological material into renewable chemicals, sustainable biofuel, and other commercially and environmentally valuable commodities.
Celtic Renewables has also announced a strategic partnership with Caldic, a global leading solutions provider for the life science and specialty chemical industries. Caldic will distribute Celtic Renewables low carbon bio-solvents in Europe.
(Source: Celtic Renewables, Website PR, Contact: Celtic Renewables, +44 (0)131 455 3313, email@example.com, www.celtic-renewables[
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Shell is seeking to produce around 2 million tpy of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025 and process 1 million tpy of plastic waste globally.
The company is also exploring hydrogen and a regional carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub. (Source: Shell, PR, Nov., 2021)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Shell, Biofuel, Hydrogen,
Founded in 2005 by leaders in synthetic biology, Viridos is a powerhouse for innovative research, transplanting the first genome, synthesizing the first bacterial genome and creating the first synthetic cell. In the past few years Viridos' leadership in engineering microalgae has achieved greater than 5x bio-oil productivity increases by increasing both the oil content in the algae and the algae yield. The results from outdoor deployment of Viridos' bio-engineered strains in 2020 and 2021 mark the inflection point toward deployment," according to the release.
Viridos is a privately held biotechnology company harnessing the power of photosynthesis to create transformative solutions to mitigate climate change. Our unparalleled understanding of algal genetics and ability to translate innovation from lab to field underpins our initial deployment: a scalable platform to produce low-carbon intensity biofuels for aviation, commercial trucking, and maritime shipping, according to the Viridos website.
(Source: Viridos, Website PR, 19 Nov., 2021) Contact: Viridos. Dr. Oliver Fetzer, CEO, 858.754.2900, www.viridos.com;
ExxonMobil Research and Engineering, Vijay Swarup, VP, R&D, 908-735-7102, www.corporate.exxonmobil.com
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The Australian government has committed $33.5 million to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA} to support the bioenergy sector through co-funding additional research, development and deployment of advanced sustainable aviation (SAF) and marine biofuels and to help make advanced biofuels more cost competitive with traditional jet and maritime fuels.
To date, the Government, through ARENA and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), has invested just under $500 million in Australian organic waste, biogas, biomass, biofuels and related low-carbon fuels projects. Current Government measures underway to support the Australian bioenergy sector include:
The biogas measures together aim to help the development of a voluntary zero-emissions gas markett hat will drive early demand for clean hydrogen and other zero-emissions gases and recognise consumers' voluntary purchase of zero-emission gas.
Download Australia Bioenergy Roadmap HERE
(Source: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Website Release, 19 Nov., 2021) Contact: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Hon. Angus Taylor, Minister, +02 6277 7120, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor; ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, email@example.com, www.arena.gov.au
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Shell is seeking to produce around 2 million tpy of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2025 and process 1 million tpy of plastic waste globally.
The company is also exploring a regional carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub. (Source: Shell, PR, Nov., 2021)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Sheell news, Biofuel news, Royal Dutch Shell news, Singapore Biofuel news,
Singapore is aiming to reach two million tonnes of carbon capture from carbon-intensive activities based around Jurong Island by 2030. It will aim for more than six million tpy of carbon abatement by 2050. To that end, the Board will work with sustainable industrial development government agency JTC (formerly the Jurong Town Corporation) and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research to study the feasibility of a carbon capture and utilization (CCU) test bed facility on Jurong.
Additionally, the Board has set a 2030 target for its energy and chemicals sector to boost their output of sustainable products (such as biofuels) by 50 pct compared with 2019 levels and by four times from 2019 levels by 2050.
Singapore's climate action plan to reach net-zero emissions by 2060 has been rated as "critically insufficient" by Carbon Action Tracker . According to the International Energy Agency (IEA) Singapore emitted more than 47 million tonnes of CO2 in 2019. (Source: Singapore Economic Development Board, E&T, 24 Nov., 2021) Contact: Singapore Economic Development Board, www.edb.gov.sg
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"Renewable fuels like ethanol remain the most affordable and abundant source of low carbon fuel on the planet -- and are critical to meeting today's CO2 reduction goals. The latest research shows that without biofuels there is no way to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Even when you factor in the projected growth of electric vehicles, the Energy Information Administration states that the vast majority of cars on the roads will run on liquid fuels by 2050.
"Higher blends of low carbon ethanol can be used in our current vehicle fleet to accelerate our transition to a 100 pct renewable energy future. Simply put, America cannot decarbonise the transportation sector without home-grown biofuels. To meet the growing demand for renewable energies, we first need a strong and thriving rural economy and biofuel industry." (Source: Growth Energy, Sheppard of the Hills Gazette, 20 Nov., 2021)
Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org
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The report notes that continued support for the ethanol and biodiesel industries will have a positive causal effect on union jobs, will help mitigate against a downward trend in U.S. union membership and is likely to increase the number of middle-wage and middle-skill union jobs in traditionally agricultural economies.”
Download the Union Jobs
in Ethanol & Biodiesel Industries:
An American Success Story report HERE .
(Source: RFA, Website PR, 11 Nov., 2021)
Contact: RFA, Geoff Cooper, CEO, www.EthanolRFA.org
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The project is inline with VTTI New Energy's focus on exploring new renewable energies opportunities, including renewable natural gas (RNG), hydrogen carrier fuels, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and waste-to-renewable energy solutions. (Source: VTTI New Energy, PR, Bunkerspot, 18 Nov., 2021) Contact:
VTTI New Energy, +31 10 453 20 20 www.vtti.com
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The Ship to Zero initiative brings together organisations spanning a range of nations and industries, all of which are committed to make an immediate and tangible climate impact. The initial partners -- Bugaboo, Cocoasource, DHL Global Forwarding, Dille & Kamille, Dopper, Geelen Counterflow, Lenzing, Loods5, Lush, Matsen Chemie, Nine & Co, Regent Ingredients, Samskip, Sipsmith, Tony's Chocolonely, YOGI Tea, Yumeko and Zaytoun -- have each committed to a specific reduction in GHG emissions related to the transport of their products or services. Translating these pledges into tangible, traceable and demonstrable climate impact, GoodShipping has completed the first 100 pct GoodFuels bio-bunkering of the container ship Samskip Innovator. The partnership will see advanced biofuels used for a total of four or five trips from Rotterdam to Hull (UK) resulting in a 4,000 tonne reduction in CO2 emissions.
GoodFuels' renewable biofuels deliver an 80-90 pct well-to-exhaust CO2 reduction and are produced from certified sustainable feedstocks, according to the company.
As GoodShipping is based on the mass balance principle , the vessel being refueled will not necessarily carry the cargo that the partner companies have decided to transport carbon neutrally. The CO2 reductions can be enabled on another oceangoing vessel, with GoodShipping's strict sustainable accountability criteria ensuring that the partners' decarbonisation commitments are delivered.
(Source: GoodShipping, Website, 10 Nov., 2021) Contact: GoodShipping, Tina Trinks, Commercial Manager, www.goodshipping.com/ship-to-zero; GoodFuels, Bart Hellings, COO, +31 88 021 5100, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.goodfuels.com
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The DfT data notes the most common fuel type was biodiesel made from used cooking oil (16.5 million litres), followed by bioethanol from sugar beet betaine residue (8.5 million litres). Of the renewable fuel supplied to date this year , the most widely reported source for biodiesel was used cooking oil from China (168 million litres) and corn from Ukraine for bioethanol (51 million litres).
Taken together, renewable fuels achieved an average of 85 pct greenhouse gas (GHG) savings when compared with fossil fuel use, according to the DfT release.
Download the UK Department for Transport Renewable Fuels Statistics HERE
(Source: UK Department for Transport, Website, 11 Nov., 2021) Contact: UK Department for Transport, www.gov.uk/government/latest?departments=department-for-transport, twitter.com/transportgovuk
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Airline travelers booking a ticket with organisations offering "Fly on SAF" can easily mitigate the carbon footprint from their flight by replacing fossil fuel with SAF. (Source: SkyNRG, Website, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: SkyNRG, +31 20 470 70 20, email@example.com, www.skynrg.com; CHOOOSE, www.chooose.today
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Net-zero marine gasoil (MGO) biofuel will play a key role in helping to achieve the new carbon emission reduction targets set by the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). Marine gasoil (MGO) emits 3.22 tonnes of CO2 and equivalents per metric tonne, which can be significantly reduced by the blending of pure net-zero biofuel in varying increments, according to GAC.
A division of the GAC Group, GAC Bunker Fuels aims to achieve its carbon zero target by 2030.
(Source: GAC Group, PR, Hellenic, 16 Nov., 2021) Contact: GAC Bunger Fuels, Martyn McMahon, www.gac.com; Neutral Fuels, Gary Hubbard, Chief Commercial Officer, +971 4 584 0374, www.neutralfuels.com
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Located adjacent to the Arrowsmith Separation Plant south of Dongara, Western Australia, crude and condensate from Western Australian producers will be combined with bio-crude feedstocks to deliver what would be Australia's first flexible feed, modular renewable fuel refinery.
(Source: Triangle Energy, PR, Bunkerspot, 15 Nov., 2021) Contact: Triangle Energy Ltd., +61 8 9219 7111, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.triangleenergy.com.au; Plant Process Group, 281-333-7700, www.plant-process.com
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The MoU will support Topsoe in further optimizing its clean energy technologies and potentially enable Hyundai Oilbank to increase its low-carbon business and meet the company's target that "70 pct of total profit should derive from eco-friendly business by 2030."
Topsoe develops cutting-edge technologies within green hydrogen, green ammonia, eMethanol, and eFuels. (Source: Hyundai Oilbank,PR, 8 Nov., 2021) Contact:
Hyundai Oilbank, www.oilbank.co.kr;
Haldor Topsoe, Henrik Rasmussen, Americas Managing Dir., +45 27 77 99 68, www.topsoe.com
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