LanzaJet on Jan. 24 celebrated the grand opening of its ethanol-to-SAF biorefinery. The LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels facility, located in Soperton, Georgia, has the capacity to produce 10 MMgy of advanced biofuels,
Sugar Valley Energy, a new 160-acre bioenergy campus under development by California Ethanol + Power in California’s Imperial Valley, intends to produce up to 61 MMgy sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for the airline industry.
SAF Magazine, in collaboration with CAAFI, has announced the addition of an extra day to the 2024 North American SAF Conference & Expo. The event will now take place Sept. 11-13, 2024, in St. Paul, Minnesota, at the St. Paul RiverCentre.
Topsoe on Jan. 23 announced it has signed a licensing and engineering agreement with Preem to provide its HydroFlex technology for renewable diesel and SAF production to Preem’s refinery conversion project in Lysekil, Sweden.
Blue Biofuels Inc. and Vertimass LLC have formed VertiBlue Fuels LLC to employ Vertimass’ proprietary CADO technology to produce SAF and renewable propane and butane (rLPG) as coproducts from ethanol.
Long Beach Airport has announced the availability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use by general aviation jets. This eco-friendly alternative is now offered through Atlantic Aviation, one of two fixed-base operators at the airport.
Norsk e-Fuel has secured long-term offtake agreements with Norwegian and Cargolux. The company is starting the industrialization of e-fuel production in Mosjøen, Norway, and plans to develop two additional plants by 2030.
The U.S. EPA published updated renewable identification number (RIN) data on Jan. 18, reporting that nearly 23.75 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2023, up from 21.35 billion RINs generated in 2022.
The Canada Infrastructure Bank on Jan. 17 announced it will provide Azure Sustainable Fuels Corp. with C$8.4 million to support a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production in Canada.
In a letter submitted to the Biden administration on Jan. 16, the RFA laid out recommendations for ensuring that the best available science and data are used in determining eligibility for the SAF tax credit established in the IRA.
January 16, 2024
Cathay announced that cargo customers Dimerco Express Group and Yusen Logistics and non-governmental organization (NGO) partner Business Environment Council have joined its Corporate Sustainable Aviation Fuel Program.
The International Energy Agency released a new report on Jan. 11, Renewables 2023, predicting that global biofuel demand will expand by 38 billion liters (10.4 billion gallons) between 2023 and 2028.
The U.S. Grains Council has added Mark Ingebretson as its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) global policy consultant. He will help develop strategic plans and programming focused on SAF policies for the Council’s international offices.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold an in-person meeting on Jan. 25 in Washington, D.C.
By Low Carbon Fuels Coalition
January 12, 2024
The Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, a leader in advocating for an all-of-the-above approach to decarbonize the transportation sector, has appointed Robin Vercruse as its new executive director, effective Jan. 1, 2024.
Korean Air has partnered with Yusen Logistics, a global logistics company, to further promote the use of SAF in the air cargo industry. The two companies signed a SAF cooperation program agreement at the Yusen Logistics headquarters in Tokyo.
A study released by Decision Innovation Solutions on Jan. 11 shows the Midwest stands to benefit greatly if the SAF goal of 35 billion gallons by 2050 is met, as two of the most likely SAF feedstocks would be soybean oil and corn.
Brussels Airport Co. has announced it will be granting a special financial contribution to promote the use of SAF. The SAF will be available to all airlines for all flights taking off from Brussels Airport in 2024.
Fully committed to the reduction of its environmental impact, Air France-KLM aims to lead the way in the incorporation of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and to support the development of SAF production capabilities around the world.
By Comstock Inc.
January 09, 2024
Comstock Inc. on Dec. 19 announced that its biointermediate refining technology partner, RenFuel K2B AB, was awarded a Swedish Energy Agency grant to demonstrate an enhancement of RenFuel’s patented catalytic esterification processes to produce SAF.
A new government report focuses on advancing biotechnology; improving U.S. data infrastructure and accessibility; and sustainably growing the bioeconomy across the nation's climate, energy, biomanufacturing, health, agricultural, and environment sectors.
Wizz Air, Europe’s fastest growing and most environmentally sustainable airline globally, has invested £5 million in a biofuel company, Firefly. This is Wizz Air’s first equity investment in sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) research and development.
By Comstock Inc.
January 03, 2024
Comstock Inc. on Dec. 28 announced execution of agreements with RenFuel K2B AB to advance its first commercial biorefinery, which is planned for development in Sweden and will produce a biointermediate used to make SAF and renewable diesel.
U.S. operable biofuels production capacity expanded in October, with gains for both renewable diesel and biodiesel, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 29. Feedstock consumption was also up.
Jet Aviation announced on Dec. 22 that it has signed an agreement with World Fuel Services to secure and offer sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on-site at its FBOs in Bozeman, Montana, and Scottsdale, Arizona, effective immediately.
December 29, 2023
MAIRE announces that NEXTCHEM has been awarded a feasibility study for the integration of its proprietary waste-to-syngas technology in a large-scale conversion plant that would transform solid municipal waste into SAF.
More than 1.99 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in November, up from 1.95 billion generated during the same period of last year. Total RIN generation for the first 11 months of 2023 reached 21.55 billion.
Neste has completed the strategic study launched in September 2022, and begins a gradual transformation of its crude oil refinery in Porvoo, Finland into a leading renewable and circular solutions refining hub.
Thai Airways operated its first flight using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel on Dec. 13. A Thai Airways Boeing 777 was refueled with blended SAF at Phuket Airport in Thailand for the return flight to Bangkok International Airport.
Pratt & Whitney Canada and Leonardo on Dec. 7 announced the successful completion of the first flight for an AW139 helicopter powered by the PT6C-67C engine using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).