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NNFCC News Review: Biofuels Issue 99, June 2020

Category: biofuels
Published: 25/06/2020
Author: NNFCC
Each month we review the latest news and select key announcements and commentary from across the biofuels sector.

Foreword 

Biomethane can be produced by the anaerobic digestion of various agricultural and food wastes and is commonly used as a fuel. Biomethane as a transport fuel is often utilised in heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) as it has a similar fuel efficiency and performance to diesel. Biomethane represents a reduced level of carbon emissions compared to conventional vehicle fuels. Many commercial fleets of HGVs have already been utilising biomethane as a transport fuel, and this month the John Lewis Partnership has announced that they are building a dedicated biomethane gas filling station, making the use of biomethane more accessible.
Also looking to make their fleet greener is Posti. Posti provide a delivery service in Finland using a light delivery fleet, which covers about 40% of parcel deliveries in Finland. In order to reduce their carbon emissions, they plan to.........

Other news this month includes:

Policy

  • IEA report outlines sustainable recovery plan

Markets

  • Soybean production in EU
  • Biofuel factory planned from Attis
  • US biodiesel imports​

Research and Development

  • Registration plates to encourage low emission cars
  • Developments from Neste​

Bioethanol

  • Ethanol market in Vietnam
  • Ethanol sanitiser​

Biodiesel

  • Neste invest in Chinese infrastructure
  • Posti to use Neste diesel​

Aviation Biofuel

  • New syn-kerosene pathway approved for flight
  • Formal permission for Velocys plant
  • Renewable jetfuel for Norway​

Other Biofuels

  • JLP steps up biomethane plans for decarbonised transport fleet
  • Work starts on worlds largest 'air battery' in the UK
  • Stena Bulk shipping fuels

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