Nigeria’s Dangote Petroleum Refinery and Petrochemicals plant (earlier post) has purchased 1 million barrels of Agbami crude grade from Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited (STASCO), one of the largest trading companies in Nigeria as well as globally, trading more than 8 million barrels of crude oil per day.... Read more →

P1 Fuels and Carbon Recycling International (CRI) partner on e-fuel production for ICE vehicles

Germany-based P1 Performance Fuels, a developer of fossil-free synthetic fuel, is collaborating with Carbon Recycling International (CRI) to drive e-fuel production for internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles. P1 Fuels has signed a contract with CRI, a global leader in clean methanol technology, for delivery of an e-methanol production unit. The... Read more →

Deutsche Aircraft, a manufacturer of regional aircraft, commissioned consultancy LBST ( Ludwig-Bölkow-Systemtechnik GmbH), a participating company of TÜV SÜD AG, to compile a comprehensive study comparing the economic and environmental performance of Liquefied Hydrogen (LH2) and Power-to-Liquids (PtL) in aviation. The study is focused on domestic production of electricity-based Sustainable... Read more →

Rio Tinto Kennecott to fully transition to renewable diesel in 2024

Rio Tinto will replace its entire fossil diesel consumption with renewable diesel at its Kennecott copper operation in Utah from 2024. Kennecott’s fleet of 90 haul trucks and all heavy machinery will begin to transition to renewable diesel in the first quarter of 2024, along with consumption from the concentrator,... Read more →

Infinium and Breakthrough Energy Catalyst announced a $75-million project equity investment commitment to support Infinium’s Project Roadrunner, subject to the satisfaction of certain closing conditions. Project Roadrunner will convert waste CO2 and renewable power into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other low-carbon fuels. This first-of-a-kind commercial-scale Power-to-Liquids (PtL) eFuels facility... Read more →

Cleantech start-up, CAPHENIA, has commissioned MAN Energy Solutions to build a Plasma Boudouard Reactor (PBR). This will form the core of CAPHENIA’s first production plant, ‘GERMANY I’, located at Industriepark Höchst in Frankfurt am Main, Germany where the company will produce its first renewable fuels in 2024. The CAPHENIA PBR... Read more →

Neste and ENOC Group collaborate on SAF initiatives in Dubai and the MENA Region

Neste and ENOC Group, a leading integrated global energy player, have agreed to collaborate to explore the possibilities of supplying and purchasing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Dubai and the wider Middle East North Africa (MENA) region in the coming years. By leveraging the expertise of Neste as the world’s... Read more →

Lloyd’s Register (LR) has awarded Type Approval to BeHydro, a joint venture between CMB.TECH and Anglo Belgian Corporation (ABC), for its hydrogen-powered dual-fuel engine. It is the first Type Approval for a dual-fuel hydrogen engine. The new engine, which has a capacity of up to 2.7 megawatts (MW), offers shipowners... Read more →

Santa Maria Renewable Resources selects Topsoe for renewable fuels plant in Texas

Santa Maria Renewable Resources (SMRR), a vertically integrated renewable energy and bio-based production developer, has executed license and engineering agreements for Topsoe’s Hydroflex and H2bridge technologies to produce renewable fuels at a new plant to be built in Texas. HydroFlex converts various fat, oils and greases into drop-in renewable jet... Read more →

MAN Energy Solutions announced that a dual-fuel version of its MAN 175D high-speed engine, capable of operating on methanol, will be available by the end of 2026. The new variant, designated MAN 175DF-M, will be available both as newbuild and retrofit variants. MAN Energy Solutions states that the 175DF-M will... Read more →

During the Williamtown Air Show in Australia, the Roulettes, the Royal Australian Air Force’s aerobatic display team, performed a first public display using Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. The Neste-produced sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) used for this flight was supplied to the ADF by Viva Energy, an Australian energy company... Read more →

Virgin Atlantic to fly transatlantic 100% SAF flight

The UK Civil Aviation Authority has issued Virgin Atlantic a permit to fly a world-first transatlantic 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) flight. Virgin Atlantic plans to fly across the Atlantic from London Heathrow to New York JFK today to test and showcase the feasibility of flying on 100% SAF. The... Read more →

The E-fuel project of VTT and partners has developed a concept for producing electrofuel from green hydrogen and carbon dioxide using a combination of different methods. This paraffinic e-fuel is being tested for the first time in Finland on a diesel-powered tractor at AGCO Power’s Linnavuori factory in Nokia. The... Read more →

dynaCERT has entered into an agreement with the French team HoleShot Competition to support their MAN Dakar Rally race truck at the 2024 Dakar Classic event. The French team’s #915 MAN Dakar Classic Rally race truck has been fitted with a HydraGEN HG1 Unit that uses simple electrolysis to convert... Read more →

Gulfstream Aerospace recently completed the world’s first trans-Atlantic flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Accomplished on 19 November 19, the flight took place on a Gulfstream G600 aircraft, which departed the company’s headquarters in Savannah and landed 6 hours, 56 minutes later at Farnborough Airport in England. The SAF... Read more →

Emirates, one of the world’s largest international airlines, has become the first airline to operate an Airbus A380 demonstration flight with one of the aircraft’s four engines powered with Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Emirates’ flight demonstrates the potential of SAF as a more sustainable drop-in replacement for fossil-based jet... Read more →

An offtake agreement between A.P. Moller - Maersk and Chinese developer Goldwind, a global leader in clean energy, reaches into the next decade and marks the first large scale green methanol offtake agreement for the global shipping industry. This deal is a milestone for Maersk as it enables it to... Read more →

Macquarie Asset Management to invest up to €175M in SAF producer SkyNRG

Australia-based Macquarie Asset Management will support the growth of Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) with an initial investment of up to €175 million in SkyNRG via the Macquarie GIG Energy Transition Solutions (MGETS) Fund. This new investment led by Macquarie Asset Management’s specialist Green Investments team will support SkyNRG’s next phase... Read more →

Boeing and US Government launch initiative to advance SAF among APEC economies

Boeing and the United States are launching an initiative to catalyze the development and use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) among Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) member countries. SAF, which significantly reduces the lifecycle carbon emission of jet fuel, is key to achieving goals set by the International Civil Aviation Organization... Read more →

Rolls-Royce successfully completed compatibility testing of 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on all its in-production civil aero engine types. This fulfils a commitment, made in 2021, to demonstrate there are no engine technology barriers to the use of 100% SAF. A ground test on a BR710 business jet engine at... Read more →

Technology group Wärtsilä has introduced the marine sector’s first commercially available 4-stroke engine-based solution for ammonia fuel. The ammonia solution is now commercially available as part of the Wärtsilä 25 engine platform, which was launched in September 2022. Wärtsilä’s new 4-stroke engine-based solution for ammonia fuel enables a significant advance... Read more →

Topsoe signs first Australian green ammonia contract with Allied Green Ammonia

Topsoe has signed a contract with Allied, a developer of energy infrastructure projects, to deliver its dynamic green ammonia technology for Allied’s project in Gove, Northern Territory, Australia. The produced green ammonia is intended to be exported from Gove to the expanding South East Asian markets where demand for e-fuels... Read more →

SunGas Renewables announced it has been selected by Australian green hydrogen and methanol project developer, ABEL Energy, to supply green methanol for a new $1.4-billion facility in Northern Tasmania, Australia. Johnson Matthey, a leading methanol synthesis technology and catalyst supplier, was also selected to supply key technologies for the project.... Read more →

EIA forecasts global oil supply to increase and per capita gasoline consumption to fall in 2024

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects global liquid fuels production to increase by 1.0 million barrels per day next year. EIA expects OPEC+ production cuts will remain in place through the end of 2024 and offset non-OPEC production growth. EIA expects a slight decline in global oil inventories in... Read more →

Westport announces Hydrogen HPDI project with a leading global locomotive original equipment manufacturer

Westport Fuel Systems announced an agreement with a leading global provider of locomotives and related equipment for the freight and transit rail industries, to adapt its hydrogen HPDI fuel system (earlier post) for use with the locomotive original equipment manufacturer’s (OEM) engine design. The two-year H2 HPDI proof of concept... Read more →

Neste partners with PTL Marine to supply renewable diesel to marine customers across California

Neste is partnering with PTL Marine to provide Neste MY Renewable Diesel to the marine sector across California. PTL Marine, a division of Pilot Thomas Logistics, is a leading provider of maritime fuel and lubricants, supplies and last-mile logistics. Through this collaboration the state’s marine industry will have easier access... Read more →

Indian researchers developing non-catalytic diesel autothermal reformer for on-board hydrogen generation

A team from the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar has designed and built a non-catalytic autothermal reformer for liquid hydrocarbons for on-board hydrogen generation. To date, they have achieved a carbon conversion of 88% with an overall reformer efficiency of 82%. They expect further conversion and efficiency improvements once a... Read more →

Ammonia can be utilized directly in a combustion engine without conversion to hydrogen, and the infrastructure already exists as it is one of the most produced and transported chemicals. Thus, ammonia—one of the most cost-efficient ways to carry and store renewable hydrogen—can facilitate the introduction of hydrogen into the existing... Read more →

The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team, working together with Title and Technical Partner PETRONAS and our logistics partners, saved 339 tCO2e and reduced race and hospitality trucks and generator emissions by 67% through HVO100 biofuel use over the course of the 2023 Formula One European season. The combined 67% emissions reduction... Read more →

MAHLE establishes Global Bio-Mobility Center in Brazil; combustion engines with renewable biofuels

To support development and global roll out of environmentally friendly combustion engines with renewable biofuels, MAHLE has established a Global Bio-Mobility Center in Jundiaí, Brazil. Just recently, key members of the G20 including Brazil, the United States, India, and European countries like Italy have established a Global Biofuels Alliance to... Read more →

Airbus will renew the entire fleet of chartered vessels that transport aircraft subassemblies between production facilities in Europe and the United States with three modern, low-emission roll-on/roll-off vessels, supported by wind-assisted propulsion. Airbus has commissioned shipowner Louis Dreyfus Armateurs (LDA) to build, own and operate these new, highly efficient vessels... Read more →

thyssenkrupp Uhde to supply a green methanol and methanol-to-gasoline demo plant for ENOWA in Saudi Arabia

thyssenkrupp Uhde has been awarded a contract by ENOWA, NEOM’s energy and water company, for engineering services and the supply, design and procurement of equipment for a new CO2-to-methanol and methanol-to-gasoline demonstration plant at ENOWA’s Hydrogen Innovation and Development Center (HIDC) in Saudi Arabia. The plant is a joint development... Read more →

bp selects Johnson Matthey’s LCH technology for its first low carbon (blue) hydrogen project

Johnson Matthey (JM) and bp have signed a licensing and engineering agreement for Johnson Matthey’s LCH technology at bp’s proposed flagship low carbon (blue) hydrogen facility in Teesside, H2Teesside. H2Teesside targets 1.2GW of hydrogen production by 2030—more than 10% of the UK Government’s hydrogen target of 10GW by 2030. Industry... Read more →

Researchers in Japan have mimicked the process of photosynthesis to produce methane from CO2 water and sunlight. An open-access paper on their work is published in the journal ACS Engineering Au. Previously, corresponding author Kazunari Domen from the University of Tokyo and colleagues developed a system that used sunlight to... Read more →

ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC (EMCL) has licensed its advanced fluid bed Methanol-to-Gasoline (MTG) technology to Aramco for a demonstration-scale unit to be located in NEOM’s Hydrogen Innovation and Development Center. Aramco plans to use the ExxonMobil technology to convert renewable methanol into renewable synthetic gasoline. Renewable synthetic gasoline has... Read more →

DOE announces $78M to decarbonize chemicals manufacturing and advance cross-sector industrial technologies

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Industrial Efficiency and Decarbonization Office (IEDO) announced renewed funding for the Rapid Advancement in Process Intensification Deployment (RAPID) Institute—one of DOE’s seven Manufacturing USA Institutes. The 5-year, $40-million investment will propel research, development, and demonstrations (RD&D) of advanced process technologies to enable more resilient,... Read more →

Raízen and Wärtsilä sign agreement to accelerate sustainability in the maritime sector with ethanol-powered ships

Brazil-based Raízen, an integrated energy company with a broad portfolio of renewable products, and Wärtsilä, a global leader in technologies for the maritime and energy markets, signed a Decarbonization Agreement to advance the reduction of emissions from the maritime sector. By studying the application of ethanol as a marine fuel,... Read more →

Sumitomo Heavy Industries (SHI) successfully produced FT synthetic fuel from synthesis gas with an admixture of 20% CO2. Sumitomo envisions producing liquid fuel using CO2 emitted from power plants, factories, and other sources as a raw material. In most conventional cases of FT synthesis (Gas-To-Liquids process), the raw material has... Read more →

MIT engineers design system for efficient solar-driven water-splitting to produce hydrogen

MIT engineers have designed a new train-like system of reactors driven solely by the sun to produce green hydrogen by water-splitting. In a study published in Solar Energy Journal, the engineers lay out the conceptual design for a system that can efficiently produce solar thermochemical hydrogen. Solar thermochemical hydrogen (STCH)... Read more →

EPA determines that lead emissions from aircraft engines cause or contribute to air pollution

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its final determination that emissions of lead from aircraft that operate on leaded fuel cause or contribute to air pollution which may reasonably be anticipated to endanger public health and welfare under the Clean Air Act. This final endangerment finding does not ban... Read more →

Rolls-Royce announced the successful completion of a series of tests with 100% Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) on its latest generation of business aviation engines, the Pearl 15 and the Pearl 10X. The Pearl 15, the first member of the Pearl engine family, powers Bombardier’s Global 5500 and 6500 aircraft, while... Read more →

ARPA-E awards GE Aerospace $4.5M to build and demo small prototype engine with fuel cells and SAF

Following the successful completion of the design phase of the FLyCLEEN (fuel cell embedded engine) project (earlier post), ARPA-E’s REEACH program has awarded GE Aerospace Research $4.5 million in Phase 2 funding to take the next step of building and demonstrating a 25kW power generation subsystem integrating solid oxide fuel... Read more →

Arcadia eFuels selects Plug Power for 280 MW PEM electrolyzer system for SAF production at Vordingborg

Arcadia eFuels has selected Plug Power to provide a 280 MW proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer system to Arcadia’s Vordingborg plant for the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Harnessing Denmark’s plentiful wind power, Arcadia eFuels Vordingborg site will utilize Plug’s electrolyzer technology to produce approximately 120 tons per day... Read more →

Honeywell and GranBio Technologies will combine Honeywell’s ethanol-to-jet (ETJ) technology (earlier post) with GranBio’s cellulosic ethanol AVAP technology to produce carbon-neutral sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from biomass residues at GranBio’s forthcoming US demonstration plant. GranBio’s patented AVAP process converts biomass, including forest and agricultural residues, to pure low-cost, low-carbon-intensity sugars,... Read more →

Neste reserves production capacity with thyssenkrupp nucera for 120 MW water electrolyzer at Porvoo refinery

Neste, the leading global producer of sustainable aviation fuel, renewable diesel and renewable feedstocks for various applications in the polymer and chemical industries, signed an agreement with thyssenkrupp nucera to reserve production capacities for an alkaline water electrolysis plant. The agreement covers the supply of six standardized 20 MW scalum... Read more →

Neste and leading stainless steel producer Outokumpu are deepening their cooperation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Outokumpu will replace the fossil fuels used by its Kemi mine and Tornio steel mill and the contractors on these sites with Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Outokumpu manufactures the world’s lowest-emission stainless steel. Its... Read more →

C2X & Egyptian Government sign Framework Agreement for next steps towards large-scale green methanol production in Egypt

In the presence of the Egyptian Prime Minister, C2X signed a comprehensive Framework Agreement (FWA) with its Egyptian sponsors and partners with the goal of enabling and accelerating large scale production of green methanol in Egypt. C2X aims to build, own, and operate assets to produce green methanol at scale... Read more →

Diesel Technology Forum evolves into Engine Technology Forum

The Diesel Technology Forum (DTF) has evolved into the Engine Technology Forum, Inc. (ETF). Building off of 20+ years of success around the transformation of diesel technology, the scope, mission, and vision of DTF have expanded. This change recognizes the new opportunities and challenges for diesel as well as other... Read more →

Emirates, Shell Aviation sign agreement for SAF supply at airline’s Dubai hub; tracking via blockchain

Emirates announced an agreement with Shell Aviation for the supply of more than 300,000 gallons of blended SAF for use at the airline’s international hub in Dubai (DXB). The first SAF delivery under the agreement is expected to commence before the end of the year, making it the first time... Read more →