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Neste, ExxonMobil Tout SAF Distribution in France (Int’l.)
Neste, ExxonMobil
Date: 2022-01-12
Petroleum fuels giant ExxonMobil is reporting an agreement with Finland-headquartered renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste Corp., iation Fuel at France's major airports. Under the partnership, Neste's SAF production capabilities will be integrated with ExxonMobil's traditional jet fuel delivery and distribution operations.

The agreement follows the French Government's 1 pct SAF jet fuel blend mandate, which came into force from Jan. 1, 2022. (Source: ExxonMobil, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: ExxonMobil, www.corporate.exxonmobil.com; Neste, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, Renewable Aviation, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Exxon,  SAF,  Renewable Diesel ,  


Avfuel Supplying SAF to ACI Jet Orange in California (Ind. Report)
Avfuel
Date: 2022-01-12
Ann Arbor, Michigan-based aviation fuels and services provider Avfuel Corporation has added ACI Jet Orange County, near the John Wayne Orange County Airport, in southern California to its list of branded fixed-base operators (FBOs) now providing Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to air carriers using thie facilities. Avfuel delivered its first load of SAF to ACI Jet Orange County at the close of December 2021.

This new supply of SAF supports ACI Jet's customers who are looking to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions immediately and significantly, according to the Avfuel release. (Source: Avfuel Corp, Website, PR, Bioenergy Int'l, 11 Jan., 2021) Contact: Avfuel Corp., Keith Sawyer, Manager of Alternative Fuels, 734-663-6466, ksawyer@avfuel.com, www.avfuel.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Avfuel,  SAF,  


Johnson Matthey Launches HyCOgen (Ind. Report)
Johnson Matthey
Date: 2022-01-07
In the UK, Johnson Matthey, a global leader in sustainable technologies, is reporting the launch of HyCOgen™ -- Reverse Water Gas Shift technology enabling the conversion of captured CO2 and green hydrogen into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

By combining HyCOgen with FT CANS Fischer Tropsch technology Johnson Matthey offers an integrated, scalable solution for use in the efficient and cost-effective production of renewable power based SAF.

HyCOgen is a catalysed process to convert green hydrogen and CO2 into carbon monoxide which is combined with additional hydrogen to form synthesis gas (syngas), a crucial building block in the manufacture of fuels and chemicals. The integration with the FT CANS technology provides an end to end, optimized and highly scalable process that turns over 95 pct of the CO2 into high quality synthetic crude oil that can be further upgraded into sustainable drop-in fuel products including SAF, renewable diesel and naphtha.

The scalability of the integrated HyCOgen/FT CANS solution enables cost-effective deployment across a wide range of project sizes -- from small-scale, fed by hydrogen from a single electrolyser, through to world-scale with multiple large electrolyser modules, according to the release. (Source: Johnson Matthey, Website, PR, 5 Jan., 2022) Contact: Johnson Matthey, Jane Toogood, Sector Chief Executive, group.info@matthey.com, www.matthey.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Johnson Matthey,  SAF,  CO2,  Syngas,  Renewable Diesel,  Carbon Capture,  Green Hydrogen,  


Vertimass, UGI Ink 15-year Renewable Fuels Agreement (Ind. Report)
Vertimass, UGI Corp.
Date: 2022-01-07
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based natural gas and electric power distribution company UGI Corporation is reporting a 15-year agreement with Irvine,California-based catalytic technology developer Vertimass LLC to produce renewable fuels from renewable ethanol in the US and Europe. UGI anticipates a roughly $500 million investment for the bolt-on production facilities over 15-years. The first production facility is expected to come onstream in fiscal year 2024 with a production target of approximately 50 million gpy of combined renewable fuels.

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, investors@ugicorp.com, www.ugicorp.com; Vertimass LLC, John Hannon, CEO, www.vertimass.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vertimass,  UGI Corp. Ethanol,  Renewable Fuels,  


DOE Issues new Renewable Fuels RFI (Ind. Report)
US DOE BETO
Date: 2022-01-03
In Washington, the U.S. DOE has released a new request for information (RFI) on the scale-up and demonstration of renewable fuels. The RFI, titled Overcoming Barriers to Renewable Fuel Scale-Up and Demonstration 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. The RFI also seeks input on how existing first-generation ethanol and other existing industries could be leveraged to provide low-cost feedstock and infrastructure for biofuels production, including information on practices that can reduce the carbon intensity of corn production.

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:

  • Biofuel Pathway Scale-Up Forecasts -- plans by developers to scale SAF, marine, and renewable diesel production

  • Barriers to Scale-Up of SAF, Marine, and Renewable Diesel Technologies -- input on technical, financial, legal, contractual, policy and other barriers

  • Leveraging First Generation Ethanol and Other Incumbent Industries -- information on technological improvements that could enhance low-carbon fuel production

  • BETO Scale-Up of Biotechnologies Strategy -- input on BETO's scale-up strategy and other forms of financial assistance to support biofuel scale-up and commercialization

  • Leveraging National Laboratory PDU to Scale-Up Renewable Fuels -- insight on how DOE National Laboratory capabilities can support biofuel scale-up and commercialization

  • Feedstock Production & Supply -- information on sustainable corn farming practices and challenges in establishing robust biomass feedstock supply chains.

    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,  


  • Neste Targets 100 pct Renewables, Carbon Neutrality by 2035 (Int'l.)
    Neste, Vattenfall
    Date: 2021-12-31
    Finland-headquartered renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste Corp., is reporting an 800 GWh power purchase agreement (PPA) with Vattenfall for hydropower from its Nordic hydropower plants for delivery in the beginning of January 2022.

    Neste aims to use 100 pct renewable electricity globally by 2023 and, in addition to the Vattenfall hydropower agreement, has increased the use of renewable electricity at its Porvoo refinery in Finland with wind power and has agreed on wind power deliveries with its partners Statkraft, Ilmatar and Fortum.

    Neste is committed to combating climate change and reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions both globally and locally. To that end, the company aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from its own production, cut emission intensity of the use of products sold by Neste and help customers reduce emissions with Neste's renewable and circular solutions. The company is aiming to be carbon neutral by 2035.

    Download Neste climate commitment details HERE . (Source: Neste Corporation, Website PR, 22 Dec. 2021) Contact: Neste Corp.,, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  Vattenfall,  Carbon Neutral,  GHG,  Hydropower,  Renewable energy,  


    DOE Issues Overcoming Barriers to Renewable Fuel Scale-Up and Demonstration RFI (Ind. Report)
    DOE BETO
    Date: 2021-12-29
    The U.S. Department of Energy has released a new request for information (RFI) on the scale-up and demonstration of renewable fuels. The RFI, titled Overcoming Barriers to Renewable Fuel Scale-Up and Demonstration, 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. The RFI also seeks input on how existing first-generation ethanol and other existing industries could be leveraged to provide low-cost feedstock and infrastructure for biofuels production. The RFI also seeks information on how DOE BETO can best assist biofuels production stakeholders in their research and development and scaling up of their technologies through demonstration scale.

    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:

  • Biofuel Pathway Scale-Up Forecasts -- plans by developers to scale SAF, marine, and renewable diesel production

  • Barriers to Scale-Up of SAF, Marine, and Renewable Diesel Technologies -- input on technical, financial, legal, contractual, policy and other barriers

  • Leveraging First Generation Ethanol and Other Incumbent Industries -- information on technological improvements that could enhance low-carbon fuel production

  • BETO Scale-Up of Biotechnologies Strategy -- input on BETO's scale-up strategy and other forms of financial assistance to support biofuel scale-up and commercialization

  • Leveraging National Laboratory PDU to Scale-Up Renewable Fuels -- insight on how DOE National Laboratory capabilities can support biofuel scale-up and commercialization

  • Feedstock Production & Supply -- information on sustainable corn farming practices and challenges in establishing robust biomass feedstock supply chains.

    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,  


  • Malaysia Airlines' Neste SAF Fueled Flight Takes Off (Int'l.)
    Malaysia Airlines
    Date: 2021-12-22
    Malaysia Airlines, the national carrier of Malaysia, is reporting its inaugural flight using a blend mixture of approximately 38 pct Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ (SAF) and conventional jet fuel, in partnership with PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) and Helsinki-headquartered Neste.

    The successful operation was a result of the supply deal between PETCO Trading (UK) Ltd, which is PETRONAS' marketing and trading arm in Europe, and Neste, the world's leading producer of renewable diesel and SAF refined from waste and residues. In its neat form, and over the life cycle, Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 pct compared to fossil jet fuel use, according to Neste.

    In addition to using SAF, the flight deployed GE Digital's FlightPulse® and Fuel Insight software to track in-flight fuel performance. The flight data will be processed and analyzed to help better understand possible futyre SAF fueled flights, according to the release. (Source: Neste, Website PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Neste, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, Renewable Aviation, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com; Malaysia Airlines, www.malaysiaairlines.com/hq

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Neste,  SAF,  


    Aussie Air Carrier Commits to SAF (Int'l. Report)
    Qantas.BP
    Date: 2021-12-15
    In the Land Down Under, air carrier Qantas reports it will be the first Australian air carrier to fly commercial trips using sustainable fuel alternatives (SAF) under a deal to buy 10 million litres of biofuels from BP in 2023 and 2024 for flights departing London's Heathrow Airport. The SAF will be blended with regular jet fuel to reduce carbon emissions on its flights from London by 10 pct, according to the release.

    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, info@qantas.com, www.qantas.com/au/en.html; BP, www.bp.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF,  Qantas,  BP,  


    GEVO, Kolmar Ink Renewable Fuels Supply Agreement (Ind. Report)
    GEVO, Kolmar
    Date: 2021-12-15
    Englewood, Colorado-based GEVO Inc. is reporting a "financeable" , 8-year fuel supply agreement with Zug, Switzerland-based Kolmar Americas Inc. for 45 million gpy of renewable, energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons that are expected to be produced from Gevo's second Net-Zero production facility, Net-Zero 2. Kolmar is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kolmar Group AG, a privately held service provider, manufacturer, and marketer of renewable fuels headquartered. GEVO will supply Kolmar with renewable hydrocarbons, including sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and isooctane that is a key component of renewable premium gasoline.

    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,  


    oneworld Alliance to Purchase SAF from Aemetis (Ind. Report)
    oneworld Alliance , Aemetis
    Date: 2021-12-03
    The New York, New York-headquartered oneworld Alliance of airlines reports its member air carriers plan to purchase more than 350 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over seven years beginning in 2024 from Cupertino, California-based Aemetis.

    The SAF will be produced at the Aemetis Carbon Zero plant currently under development in Riverbank, California. The facility will use waste wood to produce cellulosic hydrogen, which is then combined with wastes and non-edible sustainable oils and zero carbon intensity hydroelectric electricity to produce sustainable aviation fuel.

    oneworld members include Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, Qantas and Qatar Airways. (Source: oneworld Alliance, Website, PR, 30 Nov., 2021) Contact: oneworld Alliance, www.oneworld.com; Aemetis, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis,  Renewable Diesel,  SAF,  


    Ryanair Supports Future SAF Use (Int'l. Report)
    Ryanair
    Date: 2021-12-01
    Irish low-cost air carrier Ryanair reports it has pledged to support the development of SAF to promote a carbon-neutral future and, to that end, aims to power 12.5 pct of its flights using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) by 2030.

    As previously reported, the airline has joined the Fueling Flight Initiative as part of its pledge to turn the blue airline green. The Fuelling Flight initiative was convened by the European Climate Foundation (ECF) and ClimateWorks Foundation (CWF) with technical advice from the International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT). (Source: Ryanair, PR, 28 Nov., 2021) Contact: Ryanair, Tom Fowler, Sustainability Dir., www.ryanair.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF,  Ryanair,  Fueling Flight Initiative,  


    100 pct SAF Commercial Passenger Jet Test Success (Ind. Report)
    Airbus, Rolls-Royce, Neste
    Date: 2021-12-01
    Researchers from aircraft manufacturer Airbus, engine-maker Rolls-Royce, the German research center DLR and Helsinki-headquartered Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) producer Neste are reporting initial results of in-flight emissions testing using an Airbus A350 powered by Rolls Royce engines found "no engineering obstacle" to running on 100 pct SAF, according to an Airbus statement.

    Currently, aircraft are allowed to operate on a 50 pct mix of SAF and conventional jet fuel. This initial success points to SAF's potential to reduce aviation's climate impact.

    Researchers reported "burning SAF emits significantly less greenhouse gas emissions than conventional fossil-based aviation fuel and boasts a lower density and higher energy content per kilogram, compared to conventional kerosene." (Source: Airbus, Flying, 29 Nov., 2021) Contact: Neste Corp.,, Minna Aila, Senior VP, Sustainability and Corporate Affairs, +358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com; Airbus, www.airbus.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF,  Neste,  Airbus,  Sustainable Aviation Fuel,  


    Re-Booted Newfoundland Refinery to Produce SAF, RD (Ind. Report)
    Cresta Fund Management
    Date: 2021-12-01
    Dallas, Texas-headquartered private equity firm Cresta Fund Management is reporting acquisition of a controlling stake in North Atlantic Refining Ltd.'s idled 135,000-bpd refinery in Come-by-Chance, Newfoundland, Canada.

    The refinery, which will be renamed Braya Renewable Fuels, will be converted to initially produce 14,000 bpd of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel (RD) beginning in mid-2022 and possibly green hydrogen at a later date, according to the company. (Source: Cresta Fund Management, PR, Reuters, 30 Nov., 2021) Contact: Cresta Fund Management, 214.310.1083, www.crestafunds.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF,  Renewable Diesel,  Green Hydrogen,  


    Aemetis Inks $100 Mn Financing Terms Sheet (Ind. Report)
    Aemetis
    Date: 2021-11-26
    Cupertino, California-based renewable fuels specialist Aemetis, Inc. reports it has signed a non-binding term sheet and is working towards completing $100 million of new debt financing from Toronto-based Third Eye Capital. The debt financing is expected to be comprised of $50 million for carbon reduction projects and $50 million for working capital.

    The new, lower interest rate debt financing is expected to fund Aemetis initiatives that reduce the carbon intensity of renewable fuels (sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel), carbon sequestration, and upgrades to the Keyes, California, ethanol plant.

    Cash and grants of more than $32 million have already been invested in the Aemetis Phase I, 45 million gpy carbon -zero renewable jet and diesel plant in Riverbank, California.

    A $125 million USDA 9003 Biorefinery Assistance Program guaranteed loan has been signed by Aemetis and an additional $100 million under the USDA Renewable Energy for America Program is in process, according to the release. (Source: Aemetis, PR, 23 Nov., 2021) Contact: Aemetis, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis,  Renewable Diesel,  SAF,  


    Shell Planning Singapore Biofuels Plant (Int'l. Report)
    Shell
    Date: 2021-11-24
    Petroleum giant Shell is reporting plans to build a biofuels plant in Singapore to help the company meet its target of reducing emissions by half by 2030. The planned 550,000-tpy plant will produce biofuels from cooking oils and animal fats, which are then used to produce diesel for road transport, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) or chemicals, according to a company release.. The facility is subject to a final investment decision.

    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,  


    Viridos, ExxonMobil Ink Algae Biofuels Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Viridos, ExxonMobil
    Date: 2021-11-24
    La Jolla, California based Viridos Inc. -- fka Synthetic Genomics -- is reporting an agreement with Clinton, New Jersey -headquartered ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company with the intent to bring Viridos' low-carbon intensity biofuels toward commercial levels. According to the release, "recent productivity advances in Viridos' technology are an opportunity to turn CO2 into renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), providing an essential component for the decarbonization of the heavy-duty transportation industry."

    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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Synthetic Genomics ,  microalgae,  Viridos,  ExxonMobil ,  Algae Biofuel,  Biofuel,  


    Shell Planning Singapore Biofuels Plant (Int'l. Report)
    ,Royal Dutch Shell
    Date: 2021-11-24
    Shell plans to build a biofuels plant in Singapore to help the company meet its target of halving emissions by 2030. The company intends to construct a 550,000-tonne a year biofuels plant that can make hydrogen from cooking oils and animal fats, which are then used to produce diesel for road transport, aviation fuel or chemicals, according to a statement from the company. The facility is subject to a final investment decision.

    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,  


    SkyNRG Launches "Fly on SAF" Carbon Offset Scheme (Ind. Report)
    SkyNRG
    Date: 2021-11-17
    Amsterdam-based aviation biofuel specialist SkyNRG and digital tool developer CHOOOSE (Climate Action for Eeveryone) are reporting the launch of "Fly on SAF", a new carbon emission reduction solution that enables airlines and travel companies to integrate sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and carbon offsets at Heathrow Airport, Rotterdam, The Hague Airport, Stuttgart Airport and others.

    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, info@skynrg.com, www.skynrg.com; CHOOOSE, www.chooose.today

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SkyNRG,  SAF,  Carbon Offset,  


    Velocys, ICA Ink SAF Offtake Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Velocys
    Date: 2021-11-12
    UK-headquartered landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc is reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with London-headquartered International Consolidated Airlines Group (ICA) for the offtake of 73 million gpy of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) produced at Velocys' s Bayou Fuels project in Mississippi.

    After blending, this will produce the equivalent of 192 million gallons of net zero SAF during the term of the purchase contract, which will last for 10 years from 2026, according to the release. (Source: Velocys , PR, 10 Nov., 2021) Contact: International Consolidated Airlines Group, www.iairgroup.com; Velocys, Henrik Wareborn, CEO, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

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


    Evolve Transition, HOBO Plan Renewable Diesel Project (Ind. Report)
    Evolve Transition, HOBO
    Date: 2021-11-12
    Houston-headquartered Evolve Transition Infrastructure LP is reporting an agreement with renewable diesel specialist Heating Oil to Bean Oil (HOBO) for construction of a new 120 million gpy renewable fuels facility expected to be fully operational in Q4, 2023.

    Evolve will fund the project and other future renewable fuels projects that can produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The deal is subject to certain conditions, including HOBO securing a long-term offtake agreement for the fuels project.

    HOBO Renewable Diesel uses Haldor Topsoe's Hydroflex technology to produce fuels that meet and surpass current Ultra Low Sulphur Diesel (ASTM D-975) specifications, according to the release. (Source: Evolve Transition Infrastructure LP, PR, 11 Nov., 2021) Contact: Evolve Transition Infrastructure, www.evolvetransition.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Evolve Transition,  HOBO,  Renewable Diesel ,  Renewable Diesel,  


    DFW Touts First Aviation Ind. SAF Circular Economy (Ind. Report)
    Avfuel, Nests
    Date: 2021-11-12
    In the Lone Star State, in collaboration with Avfuel Corporation and Neste, Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is reporting it is the first airport in the United States to test a collaborative circular economy sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) project. As part of the project, Neste subsidiary Mahoney Environmental collects used cooking oil from more than 200 DFW airport concessionaires which Neste processes into Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) . To complete the project loop, Avfuel supplied 8,000 gallon “demo” load of the SAF to Corporate Aviation for its business aviation customers.

    DFW, Avfuel and Neste will continue to explore opportunities to bring more SAF to commercial and cargo airlines at DFW airport . DFW is aiming become a net-zero operation by 2030. (Source: Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Aviation Pros, 11 Nov., 2021) Contact: Neste, Chris Cooper, VP Renewable Fuels, US, Peter Vanacker, Pres., CEO,+358 50 458 5076, www.neste.com; Avfuel Corp., Keith Sawyer, Manager of Alternative Fuels, 734-663-6466, ksawyer@avfuel.com, www.avfuel.com

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


    Enviva Inks SAF, Biodiesel Production Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Enviva
    Date: 2021-11-10
    Bethesda, Maryland-headquartered woody biomass pellet producer Enviva is reporting a contract with a European processor of solid biomass into refined liquids that become high-grade renewable fuels including sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and biodiesel.

    According to the company website, Enviva aggregates a natural resource, wood fiber, and processes it into a transportable form, wood pellets. Enviva sells a significant majority of its wood pellets through long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts with creditworthy customers in the United Kingdom, the European Union, and Japan. Enviva owns and operates 10 plants with a combined production capacity of approximately 6.2 million metric tpy in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. In addition, Enviva exports wood pellets through its marine terminals at the Port of Chesapeake, Virginia, the Port of Wilmington, North Carolina, and the Port of Pascagoula, Mississippi, and from third-party marine terminals in Savannah, Georgia, Mobile, Alabama, and Panama City, Florida. (Source: Enviva, PR, Website, 3 Nov., 2021) Contact: Enviva, Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, (301) 657-5560, www.envivabiomass.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Enviva,  Sustainable Aviation Fuel,  Wood Pellet,  Woody Biomass,  


    Praj Industries, Indian Oil Ink SAF, Biofuels MoU (Int'l. Report)
    Indian Oil Corporation,Praj Industries
    Date: 2021-11-10
    Pune, India-based ethanol producer, bio-based technologies and engineering specialist Praj Industries Limited and New Delhi-based Indian Oil Corporation Limited are reporting a MoU to further develop and produce sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), 1G and 2G ethanol, compressed biogas and related products and opportunities .

    The two Indian firms will also collaborate to establish biofuel production facilities, including CBG, biodiesel and ethanol. (Source: Praj Industries, PR, Website Nov., 2021) Contact: Praj Industries Ltd., Dr. Ravindra Utgikar , Bus. Dev., info@praj.net, www.praj.net;, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., www.iocl.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Indian Oil Corporation,  Praj Industries,  sustainable aviation fuels,  SAF,  


    UK DoT Funding Project Speedbird SAF Development (Int'l.)
    Department for Transport, LanzaTech
    Date: 2021-11-08
    In London, the UK Department for Transport's Green Fuels, Green Skies (GFGS) competition reports it has awarded Project Speedbird, a partnership between UK-based Nova Pangaea Technologies, British Airways, and LanzaJet, £484,000 ($653,302 US) in funding for a feasibility study for the development of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using an integrated technology platform based on Nova Pangaea’s REFNOVA® process.

    Project Speedbird will begin early-stage development of the UK's first integrated SAF production facility utilizing woody biomass/wood waste and support UK SAF sector growth by deploying innovative production technologies at a commercial scale. Starting in 2025, Project Speedbird will begin to recycle carbon from UK wood waste into 113 million lpy of SAF and renewable diesel (RD), sufficient fuel for 2,000 British Airways' flights from London to New York. (Source: UK Department for Transport, Nov., 2021) Contact: Nova Pangaea Technologies, +44 1642 440926, www.novapangaea.com; UK Department for Transport, twitter.com/transportgovuk; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, jennifer@lanzatech.com, www.lanzatech.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News UK Department for Transport,  LanzaTech,  SAF,  Woody Biomass,  


    Vattenfall, LanzaTech to Explore Synthetic SAF Production (Ind. Report)
    Vattenfall, LanzaTech
    Date: 2021-11-05
    Stockholm-headquartered Vattenfall reports it is partnering with SAS, Shell and LanzaTech to investigate the commercial-scale production of the world's first synthetic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) -- aka "electrofuel" -- using LanzaJet™ Alcohol-to-Jet technology on a large scale in Sweden.

    The synthetic SAF will be produced from fossil free electricity and recycled CO2 from district heating. (Source: Vattenfall, Website PR, 3 Nov., 2021) Contact: Vattenfall, Magnus Kryssare, +46 (0)76-769 56 07, magnus.kryssare@vattenfall.com, www.group.vattefall.com; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, jennifer@lanzatech.com, www.lanzatech.com

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    Aemetis Inks RD Plant Engineering Contract (Ind. Report)
    Aemetis
    Date: 2021-11-01
    In the Golden State, Cupertino-based renewable natural gas (RNG) and renewable fuels company Aemetis, Inc. reports it has contracted with Houston, Texas-based engineering and construction firm CTCI America to conduct permitting and engineering work for a carbon zero renewable jet/diesel plant to be built in Riverbank, California.

    The Aemetis Carbon Zero plant will use waste wood/woody biomass to produce cellulosic hydrogen with a below zero carbon intensity, which is combined with renewable oils and zero carbon intensity hydroelectric electricity to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel. The plant will have an initial capacity of 45 million gpy, with engineering and other development work underway for expansion to 90 million gpy. (Source: Aemetis, PR, 28 Oct., 2021) Contact: CTCI America, 281-870-9998, www.americas.ctci.com; Aemetis, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com

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    Rolls-Royce Claims 100 pct SAF Test Success (Ind. Report)
    Rolls Royce, Boeing, World Energy
    Date: 2021-10-29
    Engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce reports it has carried out a successful test flight of its Boeing 747 Flying Testbed aircraft using 100 pct Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) produced and supplied by Boston-based World Energy -- the only commercial-scale SAF producer in the U.S. -- on a Rolls Royce Trent 1000 engine.

    The test aircraft flew from Tucson airport in Arizona, passing over New Mexico and Texas, with a Trent 1000 engine seamlessly running solely on 100 pct SAF while the remaining three RB211 engines ran on standard jet fuel. Initial indications confirm there were no engineering issues, providing further proof of the fuel's suitability for commercial use, according to the release.

    Rolls-Royce notes that all of its Trent engines will be compatible with 100 pct SAF by 2023. (Source: Rolls Royce, PR, Biofuels Int'l., 22 Oct., 2021)Contact: World Energy, Gene Gobolys, Pres., 617-889-7300, Fax - 617-887-2411, info@worldenergy.net, www.worldenergy.net; Rolls Royce (Aviation), www,rolls-royce.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News SAF,  Sustainable Aviation Fuel,  Boeing,  Rolls Royce,  World Energy,  


    ADM, GEVO Ink SAF Production Agreement (Ind. Report)
    ADM, Gevo
    Date: 2021-10-27
    Chicago-headquartered Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) and Englewood, Colorado-based GEVO, Inc., a pioneer in transforming renewable energy into low carbon, energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons, are reporting a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to support the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other low carbon-footprint hydrocarbon fuels.

    The MoU contemplates the production of both ethanol and isobutanol that would then be transformed into renewable low carbon-footprint hydrocarbons, including SAF, using Gevo's processing technology and capabilities. About 900 million gallons of ethanol produced at ADM's dry mills in Columbus, Nebraska, and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, as well as its Decatur, Illinois, complex, is expected to be processed utilizing this technology, resulting in approximately 500 million gallons of SAF and other renewable hydrocarbons. The isobutanol is expected to be produced at a proposed new facility in Decatur that would employ ADM's carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) capabilities.

    The companies intend to work together to determine full commercialization plans and enter into definitive agreements enabling a timeline such that production of SAF can begin in the 2025-2026 time frame, according to the release. (Source: ADM, Website Corporate release, 25 Oct., 2021) Contact: ADM, www.adm.com; GEVO, Dr. Chris Ryan, CEO, 303-858-8358, cryan@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

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    GEVO, Axens Partner on SAF Projects (Ind. Report)
    Gevo, Axens
    Date: 2021-10-22
    Englewood, Colorado-headquartered GEVO, Inc. and Axens North America are reporting an alliance aimed at accelerating the commercialisation of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) projects in the US. Gevo expects to develop, own, and operate SAF production facilities utilizing its expertise in renewable alcohol production and technologies.

    Axens Group offers a range of solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels, the production and purification of major petrochemical intermediates, as well as treatment and conversion options for natural gas on a global scale. The offering includes technologies, equipment, furnaces, modular units, catalysts, adsorbents and related services.

    The collaboration between is expected to allow GEVO to partner with existing ethanol producers to deploy proven technologies at commercial scales consistent with the airline industry's sustainability goals, according to GEVO. (Source: GEVO, Website PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: Axens, Jean Sentenac, CEO , www.axens.net; GEVO, Dr. Chris Ryan, CEO, 303-858-8358, cryan@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Gevo,  Axens ,  SAF,  


    Neste, Hesburger Announce Renewable Diesel Agreement (Int'l.)
    Neste
    Date: 2021-10-20
    Helsinki-headquartered renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste reports it and Finnish restaurant chain Hesburger have agreed to "engage in a significant circular economy collaboration."

    Under the agreement, Neste will recycle used cooking oil from more than 300 Hesburger restaurants in Finland and in the Baltic states to produce renewable diesel. As a result of the collaboration, Hesburger will begin using Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ in the majority of its transport vehicle fleet, reducing the greenhouse gas emissions in these transports by up to 90 pct compared to fossil diesel use, according to the release. (Source: Neste, Website PR, 18 Oct., 2021) Contact: Nesburger, www.hesburger.com; Neste, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, Heidi Peltonen, Team Lead, Sustainable Partnerships, Marketing & Services, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com

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    Virgin Atlantic Touts, Emissions Reduction, SAF commitment (Int'l.)
    Virgin Atlantic
    Date: 2021-10-13
    In the UK, Sir Richard Branson's Virgin Atlantic Airline reports it aims to achieve a 15 pct gross reduction in CO2 emissions across its fleet achieved through continued fleet transformation and increased operational efficiency by 2026, a 15 pct net reduction in total CO2 emissions, including 10 pct of fuel sourced from Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) by 2030, and a 40 pct net reduction in total CO2 emissions by 2040 on its way to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

    Virgin Atlantic notes that since 2011 it has partnered with LanzaTech since 2011, flying the world's first commercial flight operated on SAFs in 2018 and supporting efforts to build the first UK SAF plant by 2025. Virgin Atlantis also notes its continues to support new technology innovation, most recently working with partners, Storegga Geotechnologies and Carbon Engineering, to accelerate the use of direct air capture of CO2. (Source: Virgin Atlantic, PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: Storrega Geotechnologies, Nick Cooper, +44 (0) 20 3757 4980, nick.cooper@storegga.earth, www.storegga.earth; Virgin Atlantic, www.virgin-atlantic.com; LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, jennifer@lanzatech.com, www.lanzatech.com

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    TotalEnergies, Safran Focus On Sustainable Aviation Fuels (Int'l)
    TotalEnergies, Safran
    Date: 2021-09-29
    Paris-headquartered TotalEnergies is reporting an agreement with French aviation industry safety and sustainability specialist Safran to jointly reach net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050, and to accelerate the reduction of aviation CO2 emissions, advance the use of Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), make currently used engines compatible with up to 100 pct SAF and to optimize engine/SAFl energy efficiency and environmental performance. This collaboration may extend to other fields, such as adapting fuel systems to SAF or developing new-generation battery systems for electric motors.

    Sustainable aviation fuels are an immediately available solution for significantly reducing CO2 emissions from air transportation, as they can presently be used in blends of up to 50 pct without modifying existing supply chain infrastructure, aircraft or engines, according to the release.

    French legislation calls for aircraft to use at least 1 pct SAF by 2022 for all flights originating in France, while the European Commission calls for a ramp up to 2 pct by 2025 rising to 5 pct by 2030 as part of the European Green Deal. (Source: TotalEnergies, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Safran, +33 1 40 60 80 80, fax -- +33 1 40 60 81 02, www.safran-group.com; TotalEnergies, Investor Relations, +44 (0)207 719 7962, ir@totalenergies.com, www.totalenergies.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Net-Zero Emissions,  TotalEnergies,  Safran,  SAF,  Aviation Fuels,  Aviation Emissions,  


    Aeroflot, Gazprom Partnering on Green Aviation Fuel (Int'l.)
    Aeroflot, Gazprom
    Date: 2021-09-29
    Russia's third largest oil refiner Gazprom Neft reports it is partnering with the country's flag air carrier Aeroflot to produce Russia's first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

    The partnership, along with international aircraft manufacturers, aims to develop aviation fuels compliant with international requirements on limiting greenhouse gas emissions and the Montreal-headquartered International Civil Aviation Organisation's (ICAO) CORSIA environmental programme, according to the release. (Source: Gazprom, PR, Sept., 2021)Contact: Gazprom Neft, www.gazprom-neft.com; Aeroflot, www.aeroflot.ru; ICAO, 514-954-8219, 514-954-6077 -- fax, icaohq@icao.int, www.icao.int

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    Neste Announces TripActions SAF Partnership (Ind. Report)
    Neste
    Date: 2021-09-29
    TripActions and Reed & Mackay, the fastest-growing group "travel and spend" management group, and Helsinki-headquartered sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste are reporting a global partnership to offer Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel™ to all TripActions Group customers. The agreement marks the first time that a corporate travel management company is able to give customers the option to purchase SAF at scale directly from the fuel producer or an airline and thus reduce their business travel carbon footprint.

    Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is made from sustainably sourced renewable waste and residue raw materials. In its neat form and over the lifecycle, Neste MY SASF reduces GHG emissions by up to 80 pct as compared to fossil jet fuel use. The fuel enables significant reductions in flying-related emissions, giving businesses an opportunity to contribute to reportable emission reductions with Science-Based Targets (SBTs), according to the Neste release. (Source: Neste, Website PR, 29 Sept., 2021) Contact: TripActions, Ariel Cohen, CEO, www.tripactions.com; Neste, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, Renewable Aviation, www.neste.com

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    Honeywell, Wood Technologies Support SAF (Ind. Report)
    Honeywell, Honeywell UOP
    Date: 2021-09-24
    Honeywell is reporting the Honeywell UOP Ecofining process technology converts waste oils, fats, and greases into Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™, a drop-in replacement for jet fuel. When using a feedstock such as used cooking oils, lifecycle GHG emissions can be reduced by 80 pct at this stage compared to conventional petroleum jet fuel.

    As the next step in enhancing the Ecofining process technology offering, Wood plc's technology will be integrated to use the byproducts of the UOP Ecofining process technology to produce renewable hydrogen, reducing lifecycle GHG emissions a further 10 pct when compared to the total GHG emissions produced by conventional petroleum jet fuel. The renewable hydrogen is then injected back into the Honeywell Ecofining process to remove feed impurities and create a cleaner burning renewable fuel.

    The CO2 generated from the production of the hydrogen can be captured and routed for permanent underground sequestration using the Honeywell H2 Solutions technology suite, further reducing lifecycle GHG emissions an additional 10 pct when compared to the total GHG emissions produced by conventional petroleum jet fuel. The combination of technologies results in an aviation fuel that is effectively carbon neutral compared to petroleum fuels.

    The UOP Ecofining process is used in most 100 pct biofeed units producing renewable diesel and all the licensed renewable jet fuel production in the world today. Honeywell UOP currently has licensed 22 Ecofining units in nine countries processing 12 different types of renewable feedstocks.

    Wood is a global engineering and consultancy across the built environment and energy sector. The company provides consulting, projects, and operations solutions in more than 60 countries and is a pioneer in hydrogen production technology working with more than 120 hydrogen and synthesis gas plants worldwide. (Source: Honeywell, PR, 23 Sept., 2021) Contact: Honeywell, Honeywell Process Solutions, www.honeywell.com, www.honeywell.com ; Honeywell UOP, www.uop.com /newsroom. Wood Plc, Andy Hemingway, Pres., www.woodplc.com

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    Biden Admin. to Ensure a Sustainable Future for Aviation (Ind. Report)
    LanzaTech, SkyNRG
    Date: 2021-09-24
    The U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office announced more than $64 million in funding for 22 projects focused on developing technologies and processes that produce low-cost, low-carbon biofuels. SkyNRG Americas in partnership with LanzaTech was awarded $1 million in funding for Project LOTUS (Landfill Off-gas To Ultra-low carbon intensity SAF) to design, build, operate, and maintain a production facility that will convert raw landfill biogas into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

    According to The White House, aviation represents 11 pct of U.S. transportation-related emissions. The goals set by the Administration are ambitious but achievable with the use of SAF. Landfill gas is an abundant source of waste biogenic carbon, typically comprising -- 50 pct bio-based methane (CH4), 40 pct CO2 , and 10 pct nitrogen (N2). Landfill Off-gas To Ultra-low carbon intensity SAF, or Project LOTUS, will be the first to incorporate nearly all the carbon in raw LFG carbon, including the CO2 found in the raw biogas, into drop-in SAF and renewable diesel. Success in this project will materially increase the supply of low carbon intensity, low-cost SAF in the U.S. and enable rapid build-out of new landfill gas to SAF production capacity across the U.S.

    The project will leverage green hydrogen and LanzaTech's gas fermentation technology to convert LFG to ethanol at an operating landfill. The ethanol will be converted to SAF using the LanzaJet Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) technology developed by LanzaTech and PNNL. Once the SAF has been produced, SkyNRG Americas has numerous contractual partners including Boeing and Alaska Airlines who are committed to advancing use of the fuel in flight.

    Project LOTUS will enable a new domestic, regional supply chain to produce SAF that meets international ASTM specifications while reducing methane emissions and improving air quality. The resultant aviation fuel is high quality, low soot forming, and sustainably derived, reducing up to 110 pct of greenhouse gas emissions over traditional jet fuels. The funding from DOE will accelerate the commercial rollout of this exciting SAF production path from LFG by reducing the technical and financial risks for future integrated commercial plants across the US.

    Capturing gas from 35 landfills would produce over 500 million gpy of SAF requiring at least 25 commercial-scale biorefineries, creating good paying jobs and creating a secure domestic SAF market. Further, analysis of the overall biogas resource potential indicates that more than 6 billion gallons of SAF could be produced from 25 pct of the biogas produced at U.S. landfills and from anaerobic digestion of organic wastes and other biogas sources. (Source: LanzaTech, Website PR, 23 Sept., 2021) Contact:LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, jennifer@lanzatech.com, www.lanzatech.com; SkyNRG, +31 20 470 70 20, info@skynrg.com, www.skynrg.com

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    Shell Advancing Dutch CCS Equipped Biofuel Project (Ind. Report)
    Shell
    Date: 2021-09-22
    In the Netherlands, Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) is reporting a final investment decision to construct an 820, 000 tpy biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, formerly known as the Pernis refinery.

    When fully operational the facility will be among the largest in Europe to produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel (RD).

    The facility is expected to incorporate carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in the manufacturing process and store CO2 in a depleted North Sea gas field through the Porthos project. A final investment decision for Porthos is expected next year. The facility could produce enough renewable diesel to avoid the equivalent CO2 emission of removing 1 million cars from European roads for one year.

    As previously reported, the Porthos project, which was established by EBN, Gasunie and the Port of Rotterdam Authority, is anticipated to store more than 37 million tonnes of CO2 over 15 years.

    Shell is aiming for net-zero emissions by 2050. (Source: Royal Dutch Shell, PR, Hydrocarbon Eng., 21 Sept., 2021) Contact: Royal Dutch Shell, www.shell.com

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    GEVO, ANL to Develop Next-Gen Biofuels (Ind. Report)
    Argonne National Laboratory, GEVO
    Date: 2021-09-22
    Englewood, Colorado-headquartered energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons -- sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable petroleum -- producer GEVO Inc. reports it is partnering with the US DOE Afgonne National Laboratory to perform a critical lifecycle analysis of GEVO's next-generation technology.

    Using data provided by Gevo, ANL's Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy use in Technologies Model (GREET) is expected to yield results regarding carbon footprints of these fuels within a few months.

    GREET's lifecycle analysis considers a host of different fuel production pathways including energy use, emissions of greenhouse gases and air pollutants, water consumption related to the production processes, as well as the whole of the fuel pathway system from capturing carbon via photosynthesis to the final burning of the fuel.

    The effort is being funded by the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), which is part of the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). (Source: ANL, GEVO, PR Sept., 2021) Contact: Gevo, Dr. Chris Ryan, CEO, 303-858-8358, cryan@gevo.com, www.gevo.com; Argonne National Lab, 630-252-2000, www.anl.gov

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    Chevron, Gevo Partnering on SAF Investment (Ind. Report)
    Chevron, Gevo
    Date: 2021-09-17
    Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., and Gevo Inc. are reporting a letter of intent to jointly invest in building and operating one or more new facilities that would process inedible corn to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), proteins and corn oil.

    Gevo would operate its proprietary technology to produce sustainable aviation fuel and renewable blending components for motor gasoline to lower its lifecycle carbon intensity. In addition to co-investing with Gevo in one or more projects, Chevron would have the right to offtake approximately 150 million gallons per year to market to customers. (Source: Gevo, PR, Website, 9 Sept., 2021) Contact: Gevo, Dr. Chris Ryan, CEO, 303-858-8358, cryan@gevo.com, www.gevo.com; Chevron, www.chevron.com

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    A4A Touts Sustainable Aviation Fuel Goal (Ind. Report)
    Airlines for America
    Date: 2021-09-15
    The Washington, DC-based airlines trade organization Airlines for America (A4A) reports its member carriers have pledged to work with government leaders and other stakeholders to make 3 billion gallons of cost-competitive sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available to U.S. aircraft operators in 2030. The trade organization is also committed to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 and to work toward a rapid expansion of the production and deployment of commercially viable SAF.

    To that end, A4A noted the need for positive government policy support, including a $1.50-$2.00 per gallon SAF blenders tax credit; public-private SAF research, development and deployment programs such as a new SAF and low emissions technology grant program under consideration by Congress and other collaborative initiatives.

    "For decades, U.S. passenger and cargo carriers have been investing in increasingly fuel-efficient aircraft and operating them in more efficient ways, improving overall fuel efficiency by more than 135 percent year-end 2019, saving over 5 billion metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) -- equivalent to taking more than 27 million cars off the road on average in each of those years. Additionally, A4A and our members have helped launch the nascent SAF industry and committed to the Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) to help facilitate achieving carbon-neutral growth in international aviation beginning in 2020," the A$A release noted. (Source: Airlines for America, Website PR, 9 Sept., 2021) Contact: Airlines for America, Nicholas E. Calio, CEO, 202-626-4141, www.airlines.org

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    Growth Energy Comments on White House's SAF Commitment (Opinions, Editorials & Asides)
    Growth Energy
    Date: 2021-09-15
    Following a virtual discussion on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) with Biden Administration representatives , Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor welcomed the Administration's commitment to produce 3 billion gpy of SAF by 2030.

    "Crop-based biofuels are necessary component in achieving the climate goals that we share with the White House and the aviation industry. We are energised by the potential opportunity to expand our role in reducing our nation's carbon emissions.

    "With the appropriate investment in critical research and development and the right policy environment, we know our industry can continue to help decarbonise our transportation sector -- from passenger vehicles to our aircraft fleet. Importantly, to deliver game-changing solutions, we must have a healthy and thriving corn ethanol industry to make the long-term investments in research and development.

    "To meet this challenge, it important that new tax incentives are guided by technology-neutral life-cycle assessments by scientists who understand the U.S. biofuel sector -- in this case, those at the US Department of Energy. US tax credits must reflect US-based modelling, and we will continue to press for policy that reflects the most up-to-date science available." (Source: Growth Energy, Website PR, 10 Sept., 2021)Contact: Growth Energy, Emily Skor, (202) 545-4000, www.growthenergy.org

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    Neste, Kinder Morgan Partner on Biofuels Logistics (Ind. Report)
    Neste, Kinder Morgan
    Date: 2021-09-15
    Helsinki-headquartered Neste reports it is partnering with Texas-based energy infrastructure developer Kinder Morgan, Inc. to support the increased production of renewable diesel (RD), sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable feedstocks such as used cooking oil for polymers and chemicals production.

    As part of the initial phases of the project, Kinder Morgan will modify 30 existing storage tanks and piping at its Harvey, Louisiana facility to accommodate segregated storage for a variety of raw material. The project includes the installation of a new boiler for heating tanks and railcars and infrastructure improvements The project, which is supported by a long-term commercial commitment from Neste, is expected to begin operations in Q1, 2023. (Source: Neste Corporation, Website News, 13 September 2021) Contact: Neste, Jeremy Baines, Pres., Neste U.S., +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com; Kinder Morgan, www.kindermorgan.com

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    United, Honeywell to Invest in SAF Startup (Ind. Report)
    United Airlines, Honeywell,Alder Energy
    Date: 2021-09-10
    United Airlines Holdings Inc. and Honeywell International Inc. are reporting a multi-million dollar investment in Alder Energy LLC, a clean-technology company to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale.

    Alder's technology converts woody biomass, forest and agricultural waste to produce SAF while using the same refineries, pipelines and engines as traditional fuel. United, which began using biofuels in 2009, has also pledged to buy 1.5 billion gallons of SAF over the next 20 years.

    The company in 2015 made a similar commitment with alternative fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc., agreeing to buy up to 900 million gallons of low-cost sustainable biofuels from waste, particularly woody biomass from the paper and pulp industry, the food industry and others.

    The companies hope to commercialize the technology by 2025. (Source: United Airlines, PR, 8 Sept., 2021) Contact: United Airlines, Scott Kirby, CEO, www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly/contact/headquarters.html; Alder Energy/Investment, Bryan Sherbacow, CEO, info@alderinvestment.com, www.alderinvestment.com; Honeywell UOP, www.uop.com

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    Neste Acquiring Agri Trading (Int'l. Report, M&A)
    Neste Oyi,Agri Trading
    Date: 2021-09-08
    Helsinki-headquartered Neste Oyi reports an agreement to acquire 100 pct of Minnesota-based independent renewable waste and residue fat and oil traders Agri Trading and its affiliate entities, subject to customary closing conditions and regulatory approval.

    Together with previously announced acquisitions of IH Demeter, Bunge Loders Croklaan and Count Terminal in the Netherlands, and Mahoney Environmental in the United States, Agri Trading will also enhance Neste's competitiveness in the global waste and residue raw material market, according to the company.

    Neste refines waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels -- renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) -- and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials through its proprietary NEXBTL technology.

    As a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products with a commitment to reach carbon-neutral production by 2035, Neste is also introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as waste plastic as refinery raw materials. In 2020, Neste's revenue stood at €11.8 billion, according to the company website. (Source: Neste Oyi, PR, Website, 7 Sept., 2021) Contact: Neste Oyi, Thorsten Lange, Exec. VP, Heidi Peltonen, Team Lead, Sustainable Partnerships, Marketing & Services, +358 10 458 4128, www.neste.com; Agri Trading Corp, 800-328-5189, www.agritradingcorp.com

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    Gevo Plans Hydrocarbon-Process Pilot at Luverne Plant (Ind. Report)
    Gevo
    Date: 2021-09-08
    Englewood, Colorada-headquartered isobutanol producer Gevo, Inc. reports it plans to install an alcohol-to-hydrocarbon process pilot unit at its facility located in Luverne, Minnesota. The pilot unit is being designed to produce market development quantities of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable premium gasoline and other renewable fuel products, as well as supply market development quantities of chemical products. The installation is estimated to begin in Q3 2022 with start-up demonstration production expected in Q4 2022.

    In addition, the company expects to test and evaluate certain potential unit operations that may be incorporated into Gevo's state-of-the-art Net-Zero 1 production facility that is expected to begin production in 2024 in Lake Preston, South Dakota. Installation of the pilot unit at the Gevo-Luverne facility is part of the plan to use the facility as a technology development and piloting site. The pilot unit will also be used in training of employees for Net-Zero 1 and other future projects. (Source: Gevo, Website PR, 7 Sept., 2021) Contact: Gevo, Dr. Chris Ryan, CEO, 303-858-8358, cryan@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

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    Velocys Scores £2.4 Mn Grant Funding (Int'l., Funding)
    Velocys
    Date: 2021-09-03
    Following up om our 25 July report, UK-headquartered landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc reports it has secured a grant from the U.K. Department for Transport under the Green Fuels, Green Skies competition. The grant award is up to a maximum of £2.4 million, of which £1.2 million is subject to progress by the DfT in developing policy support for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF).

    The Altalto project is a collaboration between Velocys and British Airways; the proposed plant will convert hundreds of thousands of tpy of residual waste into sustainable fuels, mainly aviation fuel. Planning consent was granted in 2020; the project is ready to proceed to the final stages of engineering prior to construction, subject to the policy progress mentioned above and to third party project funding.

    info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

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    Gevo Reboots Luverne Minn. Renewable Fuels Facility (Ind. Report)
    Gevo, GEVO
    Date: 2021-08-20
    Gevo reports it has rebooted production of fuel-grade, renewable isobutanol (IBA) at its renewable fuels facility in Luverne, Minnesota. The Luverne plant as shutted last spring after the slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The IBA will be used as a feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable premium gasoline production to fulfill existing sales contracts. These renewable hydrocarbons will be produced in Silsbee, Texas at the South Hampton Resources, Inc. hydrocarbon production facility. Gevo also expects to utilize some of the IBA produced to develop certain IBA specialty markets.

    The Luverne facility will also allow Gevo to test and evaluate certain potential unit operations that may be incorporated into the company's Net-Zero 1 production facility that is expected to begin production in 2024 in Lake Preston, South Dakota, according to the release. (Source: Gevo, PR, Aug., 2021) Contact: GEVO Inc., Patrick Gruber, CEO, 303-858-8358, pgruber@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

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    JSSI, Avfuel Help Clients Offset Aviation Emissions (Ind. Report)
    Avfuel
    Date: 2021-08-18
    Chicago-headquartered Jet Support Services Inc. (JSSI) reports it is joining the industry push toward a more sustainable future by enabling clients to evaluate and reduce net carbon emissions by providing an online CO2 calculator to estimate emissions and facilitating an option to purchase carbon credits to offset emissions, and boost the adoption of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) through Ann Arbor, Michigan-based aviation fuels and services provider Avfuel Corporation.

    Each carbon credit purchased will offset one metric ton of CO2 emissions through direct investment in a selection of carbon offset projects that meet the requirements of either the United Nations or the Gold Standard.

    Avfuel calculates carbon credits based on an industry-standardized formula, measured in accordance with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the ISO 14064 Standard, and utilizes CO2 emission coefficients as assigned by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. (Source: JSSI, PR, Aviation Pros, 16 Aug., 2021) Contact: Avfuel Corp., Keith Sawyer, Manager of Alternative Fuels, 734-663-6466, ksawyer@avfuel.com, www.avfuel.com; JSSI, Neil Book, CEO , www.jetsupport.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Avfuel,  SAF,  Aviation Biofuels,  Carbon Offset,  Carbon Credit,  


    Ottawa Launches Canada Clean Fuels Fund (Ind. Report)
    Natural Resource Canada
    Date: 2021-08-13
    As previously reported, Natural Resource Canada (NRCAN) has announced the Canada Clean Fuels Fund noting "Canada's clean fuels industry must immediately, and significantly, increase its current capacity to play the critical role needed in our net-zero future. To do this, it will be essential to overcome the barrier of the upfront capital cost that private sector investment faces in the build-out of new clean fuels production capacity."

    To that end, the Clean Fuels Fund will offer cost-shared, conditionally repayable private sector funding for new construction, retrofit or expansion of existing, clean fuel production facilities in Canada.

    Funding program benefits will:

  • grow the domestic production capacity for clean fuels-- clean hydrogen, advanced biofuels, renewable natural gas, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) -- across Canada;

  • offer new opportunities for Canada's energy sector in the transition to producing cleaner sources of energy;

  • support Canada's efforts to reach net-zero by 2050and position Canada globally to reap economic, environmental, and social benefits of transition to clean energy.

    Download Canada Clean Fuels Fund details HERE. (Source: Natural Resources Canada, PR, Canada Clean Fuels Fund, www.nrcan.gc.ca

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