After its previous venture fell through, British Airways (BA) is re-trying its luck with renewable aviation fuels and has partnered with Texas-headquartered renewable fuels firm Velocys to use fuel made from household waste.
A new cross-sector collaboration effort, led by UK-based Forum for the Future (FFTF) sustainability advocacy association, is looking to improve sustainability in edible oils and fats production and use.
Food and agribusiness Cargill plans to build a US$90M state-of-the-art biodiesel plant with an annual production capacity of 60M gallons (272.8M litres) on the plot currently occupied by its Wichita, Kansas edible oil refinery.
European oilseed and edible oil trade associations are voicing their disapproval of the EU’s recent decision to lower import duties on Argentine biodiesel and demand more consistent policies for the industry.
Anglo-Dutch consumer goods firm Unilever will sell its South African spreads business to South Africa-based investment holding company Remgro in exchange for acquiring Remgro’s 25.75% share in Unilever South Africa Holdings.