The Norwegian government has announced the introduction of a 0.5% biofuel blending mandate for aviation, making it the first time in the world, when biofuel is an essential element in the aviation fuel.
Virgin Atlantic and LanzaTech, has been provided with expertise in fuel blending as well as technical and logistical support by EPIC Fuels, allowing the first-ever commercial flight making use of a unique blend of fossil fuel-based jet fuel and alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK) fuel produced from waste gases.
The Sustainable Alternative towards Affordable Transportation (SATAT) initiative is to be launched soon with the PSU Oil Marketing Companies, calling upon potential entrepreneurs for their Expression of Interest (EoI), in setting up Compressed Bio-Gas (CBG) production plants and making available the biogas in the market for use in automotive fuels.
The Government has recently stated that up to £2.5 million funding is being made available to increase the range of vehicle retrofit technologies capable of cutting emissions from larger road vehicles already in use and enable them to meet Clean Air Zone and ULEZ requirements, which has been welcomed by the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP).
The energy storage and clean fuel company, ITM Power, along with a global leader in science that enables a cleaner and healthier world, Johnson Matthey, is all set to open ITM Power’s seventh public access hydrogen refueling station (HRS) located at Johnson Matthey, Swindon on the M4 corridor.