VR, UPM Plywood leverage renewable diesel for more sustainable rail logistics
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by UPM
5h ago
UPM announced April 19 that UPM Plywood and the Finnish railway operator VR have agreed that VR will replace the amount of fossil diesel it uses in its rail traffic to transport UPM Plywood’s products from its Pellos plant to Kouvola and Kotka with renewable diesel.   The agreement, together with a more efficient operating model, will reduce the total emissions of WISA® plywood transport in Finland by 24 percent.   In addition to the new transport contract, UPM Pellos has improved its rail-transport operating model by increasing the filling rate of ..read more
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Argus launches SAF from Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp hub on its price-discovery platform
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by Argus Media
5h ago
Global energy and commodity price-reporting agency Argus has extended its Argus Open Markets real-time electronic price-discovery platform to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) prices from the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp hub in Europe.   SAF trade at the key ARA hub is growing quickly as stricter emissions-reduction targets around the world drive rising aviation demand for this fuel, which can be blended with traditional jet fuel. The AOM platform offers real-time price transparency daily between 4 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. London time for hydrotreated esters an ..read more
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Neste successfully concludes its 1st processing run with pyrolysis oil from discarded tires
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by Neste Corp.
5h ago
In its efforts to advance chemical recycling, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel producer Neste announced April 22 that it has successfully conducted its first processing trial run with a new challenging raw material, liquefied discarded tires.   In the processing run, Neste said it produced high-quality raw material for new plastics and chemicals.   For the processing run, Neste sourced pyrolysis oil derived from discarded vehicle tires by Scandinavian Enviro Systems, a Swedish company developing technologies to recover materials from end-of-life products.   ..read more
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IATA, partners release aviation net-zero roadmaps comparative review
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by International Air Transport Association
5h ago
The International Air Transport Association announced April 17, together with the Air Transportation Systems Laboratory at University College London, the Air Transport Action Group, the International Council on Clean Transportation and the Mission Possible Partnership, the release of the Aviation Net Zero CO2 Transition Pathways Comparative Review.   This is the first publication to compare 14 leading net-zero CO2 transition roadmaps for aviation. The report aims to provide a “one-stop shop” for airlines, policymakers and all aviation stakeholders to better understand the k ..read more
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WestJet acquires Shell Aviation’s 1st SAF available for purchase in Canada
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by WestJet
5h ago
WestJet announced April 19 that it has purchased the first sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied in Canada by Shell Aviation, marking another milestone in WestJet's mission to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, and signifying another step forward in making Canada’s aviation industry more sustainable.   “WestJet is committed to enhancing our position as a first mover in sustainability technologies,” said Angela Avery, an executive with WestJet Group. “Just as we pioneered advancements in Winglets and drag reduction, WestJet proudly stands as ..read more
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Boeing, Wagner advance Australia’s sustainable aviation fuel industry
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by Boeing
3d ago
Boeing announced April 19 that it and Wagner Sustainable Fuels will collaborate on growing the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry to help meet Australia’s airline demand for jet fuel, which is expected to increase by 75 percent over the next 25 years.   “Wagner’s sustainability goals align with Boeing’s work to advance aviation decarbonization and energy security through renewable energy including SAF, advanced technologies, operational efficiency and fleet renewal,” said Kim Camrass, the sustainability lead for Boeing in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.   ..read more
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Neste, New Jersey Natural Gas target reducing GHG emissions with renewable diesel
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by Neste Corp.
3d ago
Neste Corp. announced April 19 that New Jersey Natural Gas, the principal subsidiary of New Jersey Resources, is switching its medium-duty trucks and associated equipment to Neste’s renewable diesel to help reduce greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions.   NJNG is now the first natural-gas utility on the East Coast to use this cleaner fuel for its fleet operations.   “We are excited to help New Jersey Natural Gas reduce their fleet emissions with renewable diesel,” said Carrie Song, Neste’s senior vice president of commercial, renewable products. “Innovative companies like NJNG are paving ..read more
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Ocean Network Express launches green-shipping solution
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by Ocean Network Express
3d ago
Global shipping company Ocean Network Express announced April 17 the launch of its reduced-emissions shipping service—ONE LEAF+—designed to meet the shared decarbonization aspirations of the shipping industry.   ONE LEAF+ stands for low emission-able freight. The plus sign symbolizes the advancement that ONE anticipates from decarbonizing the supply chain.   ONE LEAF+ offers customers the opportunity to proactively manage their own emissions and minimize environmental impact across the value chain.   ONE LEAF+ offers customers a range of benefits, including:   Reduc ..read more
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Major organizations channel nearly $200 million into SAF market in largest-ever collection of certificate deals
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by Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance
4d ago
The Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance announced April 17 the largest-ever collection of deals to purchase high-integrity sustainable aviation fuel certificates (SAFc).   Over the span of five years, companies including AstraZeneca, Autodesk, Bain & Company, BCG, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase, Live Nation, McKinsey & Company, Meta, Morgan Stanley, Netflix, Novo Nordisk, Samsung Biologics, Watershed, and Workday alongside SABA founding organization RMI, have committed to channel close to $200 million into purchasing SAFc—equal to about 50 million gallons of high integrity SAF or 500 ..read more
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Continental Refining expands operations in Kentucky, launches rail transport for soy products
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by Continental Refining Co.
4d ago
Continental Refining Co. in Somerset, Kentucky, announced April 16 several significant updates to its operations including a new strategic partnership, reinforcing its commitment to expanding and enhancing its soy product line and distribution methods.   Starting in June, Continental Refining will begin shipping soymeal by rail.   This development comes as Continental Refining partners with Warner Fertilizer Co. to expand the use of its existing rail siding in Somerset, enabling rail to become a key distribution channel for Continental Refining’s soybean products ..read more
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