Hydrocarbon Processing EIA: U.S. jet fuel consumption in 2023 remained below the pre-pandemic high Annual jet fuel consumption in the U.S. grew in 2023 for the third year in a row but remained below the pre-pandemic peak in 2019, suggesting U.S. aviation had not fully returned to normal operations in the third year after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. Cepsa Química, Persán to transport their supplies using renewable diesel Cepsa Química and the Persán group, a leading company of home care and personal care products, have signed an agreement so that the supply transportation of chemical products from Cepsa to the Sevillian company will be carried out using 100% renewable diesel. South Africa has vast potential for SAF production The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has called on South Africa to mobilize its experience, resources and infrastructure to accelerate the development of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production. China regulator launches country's first 'green' jet aviation fuel center The Civil Aviation Authority of China launched the country's first technical center for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) that focuses on standard setting and product research. The center is setting up test facilities for new products which added that China's total aviation fuel consumption is likely to exceed 50 MMtpy by 2030 and the use of SAF could reach 2.5 MMtpy. Aether Fuels secures $34 MM to scale-up proprietay sustainable fuels technology Aether Fuels announced that it has secured $34 MM in Series A financing from a syndicate of global investors. With this financing, Aether plans to accelerate the scale-up of Aether Aurora™, the company’s proprietary technology to create sustainable fuels for the aviation and ocean shipping industries. Phillips 66 achieves full production rates of renewable fuel Phillips 66 has achieved the full conversion of the Rodeo Renewable Energy Complex, expanding commercial-scale production and positioning the company as a leader in renewable fuels. Lufthansa to raise fares as environmental costs increase Lufthansa will add an environmental charge of up to €72 ($77) to its fares, the airline group said on Tuesday, joining at least one European rival in doing so as the industry battles to cover the cost of new EU rules on reducing emissions. New Energy Blue and ARCO/Murray partner to build biomass refineries to produce sustainable fuels and chemicals New Energy Blue, the clean-energy developer whose technology converts agricultural waste into lowest-carbon biofuels and biochemicals, and ARCO/Murray announced a partnership to build out the New Energy Biomass Refinery designed platform across the American Midwest. NEXTCHEM (Maire) awarded licensing contract for DG Fuels’ SAF plant in the U.S. MAIRE S.p.A. has announced that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions BU), through its subsidiary MyRechemical, a leader in the waste-to-chemical segment, has signed a licensing contract with DG Fuels Louisiana, LCC in relation to its proprietary NX Circular gasification technology. Holborn awards KT - Kinetics Technology EPC contract for HVO project in Germany KT - Kinetics Technology (Integrated E&C Solutions), also leveraging the technological know-how of NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions), has been awarded by HOLBORN Europa Raffinerie GmbH (HOLBORN) an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project to develop an hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) complex inside the existing HOLBORN’s refinery in Hamburg, Germany.