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18 06, 2015

Finnish Govt wants 40% renewable fuels by 2030

By |June 18th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments|

In Finland, the government wants to boost the share of renewable fuels to 40% by 2030 compared to current use of 8%. The national industry represented by the petroleum and biofuels association, a recent expansion to the petroleum association indicating the fossil fuel industry’s recognition of biofuels’ role in the transport energy mix in Finland, support the government’s plan as bold and commendable.

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8 06, 2015

G7 leaders agree to phase out fossil fuel use by end of century

By |June 8th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments|

The G7 leading industrial nations have agreed to cut greenhouse gases by phasing out the use of fossil fuels by the end of the century, Angela Merkel, has announced, in a move hailed as historic by some environmental campaigners. Merkel said the leading industrialised countries were committed to raising $100bn (£65bn) in annual climate financing by 2020 from public and private sources.

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2 06, 2015

EPA proposes increases in renewable fuel levels

By |June 2nd, 2015|Policy|0 Comments|

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) programme for 2014, 2015 and 2016, and also proposed volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2017. The proposal would boost renewable fuel production and provide for ambitious yet responsible growth over multiple years, supporting future expansion of the biofuels industry.

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2 06, 2015

E.P.A. to Set New Limits on Airplane Emissions

By |June 2nd, 2015|Policy, Uncategorized|0 Comments|

The Obama administration is set to announce that it will require new rules to cut emissions from airplanes, expanding a quest to tackle climate change that has included a string of significant regulations on cars, trucks and power plants.

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26 05, 2015

Australian livestock industries seek to limit ethanol to 5%

By |May 26th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments|

In Australia, the “Alliance Against Ethanol Mandates” including many livestock producers from poultry to beef has called the arguments behind proposed ethanol policies such as energy security “spurious at best”, saying 5% is the maximum the country could produce and blend. The group wants the Queensland government to explain why it has proposed an unidentified ethanol blending mandate without consulting the public.

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19 05, 2015

Chinese and Indian airlines come into compliance with EU ETS as Swiss case moves to EU’s highest court

By |May 19th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments|

Following a long dispute with the EU over their enforced inclusion in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), airlines from China and India have finally complied with legislation covering intra-EEA flights that took place in 2012, as well as for 2013 and 2014.

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30 04, 2015

Parliament was right not to reallocate CEF and Horizon 2020 funds to the Juncker Plan

By |April 30th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments|

The European Parliament’s decision to safeguard Connecting Europe Facility and Horizon 2020 funds from the Juncker Plan projects is a positive move, in order to reach greenhouse gas and oil dependency reduction objectives.

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29 04, 2015

Parliament rubber stamps EU biofuels reform amid final controversy

By |April 29th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments|

The European Parliament gave its final approval on Tuesday (28 April) to a law limiting the use of crop-based biofuel in the transport sector. “With this limit, Europe will prevent emissions of up to 320 million tonnes of CO2, which would otherwise have been caused by extra bad biofuels needed to meet the 10% target. The emissions avoided equal to Poland’s total carbon emissions in 2012,” said Pietro Caloprisco, senior policy officer at Transport & Environment (T&E), a pressure group.

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13 04, 2015

Vancouver commits to run on 100 per cent renewable energy

By |April 13th, 2015|Policy|0 Comments|

Vancouver has become the latest city to commit to running on 100 per cent renewable energy. The city of 600,000 on Canada’s west coast aims to use only green energy sources for electricity, and also for heating and cooling and transportation.

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3 04, 2015

Business and the struggle between climate and profit

By |April 3rd, 2015|Policy|0 Comments|

Despite claiming to be engaged in the fight against climate change, many European companies have poured their resources into lobby groups which actively oppose legislation aimed at mitigating climate change.

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Sustainable jet fuels are produced from sustainable feedstocks like waste streams and non-food energy crops.

These fuels offer the single largest opportunity to reduce emissions, while ensuring long term fuel security for the aviation sector.

Sustainable jet fuel blends can be referred to as ‘drop-in’ fuels, because they have the ability to be used without any changes made to the infrastructure, such as distribution and engine fuel systems.
What are Sustainable Jet Fuels?
The aviation industry is the world’s fasted growing transport sector and responsible for approximately 2,5 % of the global manmade CO2 emissions. Even with efficiency measures taken, this figure is expected to rise to 4 – 4.5 per cent by 2050, without any mitigation.

One of the biggest challenges in reducing this impact is to look for solutions that preserve the sectors social benefits, while maintaining its growth.

99% of an airline’s emissions comes from the combustion of jet fuel. Energy sources like solar, electric and hydrogen do not offer an alternative as aviation will be relying on high density liquid energy carriers for the coming decades. Therefore, sustainable jet fuels are viewed as the best opportunity to reduce carbon emissions.

For more information on Sustainable jet fuel, you can read SkyNRG’s White Paper on Sustainable Jet Fuel.
Rationale for Sustainable Jet fuel
In every decision that we make, we follow the vision on sustainable fuels, set by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) in the Energy Vision 2050.:

Sustainable biofuels:
• Exhibit minimal impact on biodiversity
• Meet a sustainability standard with respect to land, water, and energy use
• Do not displace or compete with food crops
• Provide a positive socioeconomic impact.

To ensure the sustainability of our fuels, we have established various measures and important partnerships:

SkyNRG has installed an independent Sustainability Board, consisting of the Dutch wing of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-NL), Solidaridad and the Copernicus Institute of the University of Utrecht that advises us on all feedstock and technology decisions.

SkyNRG is a member of the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials.

We are in continuous dialogue with local and global NGOs to make sure we do not miss important issues in respect to the feedstock we w(want to) use and fuel we make

To learn more about SkyNRG’s approach to sustainability, visit our sustainability page.
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