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The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 4, Ep.
SAF Specials #3 of 3: The SAF journey: from vision to production Production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (especially HEFA-SPK) is done at industrial scale but what does it take to do so? In this episode, Sylvain talks to Jonathan Wood from Neste about their ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 4, Ep.
SAF Specials #2 of 3: True or false? Mythbusting Sustainable Aviation Fuel Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has been one of the top priorities of the aviation industry for a couple of years now - from airlines to fuel producers. But many myths are out there and may confuse ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 4, Ep.
SAF Specials #1 of 3: Are airports and airlines ready for Sustainable Aviation Fuel? Welcome to the first episode of the SAF Specials podcast series – part of our Flight Plan Green initiative to help decarbonize the aviation industry. Sylvain Verdier, Senior Business Strategy Manager ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 3, Ep. 6
Is the shipping industry finally ready for the decarbonization race? The shipping industry is entering the decarbonization journey at full speed. Green fuels, blue fuels, biofuels…. where will the world take them? Several initiatives are currently in place at ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 3, Ep. 5
What does it take to certify renewable fuels? As renewable fuel demand will increase significantly in the coming decades and sustainability criteria are getting more stringent, certification is becoming an even more important factor for the ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 3, Ep. 4
Renewable feedstocks for biofuel production - is there enough? It’s no secret that when it comes to biofuel, feedstocks are worth their weight in gold - or more - and have the potential to become even more valuable as new legislation prioritizes increased ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 3, Ep. 3
European renewable-fuel legislation – the revolution is here With the onset of the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive Recast – RED II - European lawmakers are setting ambitious targets for renewable-fuel production...but can ambition be matched by capability? In ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 3, Ep. 2
Sustainable aviation fuel - it is finally happening! The question of how to enable more sustainable air travel has long involved the challenge of SAF production. However, now everything seems to come together: feedstocks, technologies, and legislation. ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 3, Ep. 1
Biofuel production has taken off. Are you ready? Since the last season of The Fuel for Thought Podcast, the global renewable fuel industry has seen a surge in projects and interest in sustainable aviation fuel. Mikala and Sylvain are kicking off ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 2, Ep. 6
Refinery and pyrolysis: is it a match? New technological developments are serving up new possibilities with pyrolysis, but a number of challenges regarding upscaling, unit placing, and the transportation and storage of feedstock remain. ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 2, Ep. 5
Is pyrolysis a game changer for advanced biofuels? Pyrolysis is a mature technology, but it hasn’t always been viewed as a genuinely viable option in the world of renewables. Now, technological improvements are rapidly establishing pyrolysis as a key ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 2, Ep. 4
Pretreatment, the critical insurance against contaminants Pre-treatment of oils and fats is an established technology with several units up and running. But how does pre-treatment work? What does it take to implement the technology in a biofuels production, ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 2, Ep. 3
How will our future depend on hydrogen? Around the world, hydrogen is named as one of the keys to achieving ambitious goals in the green transition. However, hydrogen is not just hydrogen, it can be grey, blue, renewable and green. But ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 2, Ep. 2
How ambitious business goals can lead the way towards decarbonization Refineries setting out to transit their operations to renewables face several legislative, technical, and business-related barriers. At Preem, Sweden’s largest refinery, they have found their own ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 2, Ep. 1
Trends in advanced biofuels and hydrogen: where are we heading? Sylvain and Mikala, your host and co-host from Topsoe, are back with season two of The Fuel for Thought Podcast. They discuss what is happening in the world of renewables, including The European ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 1, Ep. 6
Emerging technologies in the refining industry One way to future-proof your refinery against legislative demands is to expand your capabilities, so your plant can process any type of feedstock to produce on-spec transport fuel. But how mature is ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 1, Ep. 5
The impact of emissions reduction legislation and standards on North American refineries, big and small The legislation in the US aimed at reducing emissions and pollution from fuel production, differs from state to state. And in Canada, it’s different again. How can refineries navigate this ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 1, Ep. 4
How the refinery industry is adjusting to the world’s fast-changing transportation infrastructure In this episode of The Fuel for Thought Podcast, Topsoe’s Sylvain talks with the CEO of Future Fuel Strategies Tammy Klein about renewable technologies and the changing transport infrastructure. She ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 5, Ep. 5
Latin America's role in shaping the global renewable fuels market When it comes to the production of renewable fuels, Latin America is a region filled with potential. With an abundance of easily accessible renewable resources like wind, sun, and biomass waste, and ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 5, Ep. 4
Your one-stop guide to catalysts crucial role in renewables Step into the fascinating world of catalysts with us! Far from being mere commodities or utilities, catalysts are highly technological tools that are pivotal for renewable fuels production. In this ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 5, Ep. 3
New perspectives on the feedstocks of the future We'll be peering into our crystal ball to explore which feedstocks will be used to produce renewable fuels in the future. Joined by Alastair Blanchard, Director for SAF at the ICF Consultancy, we’ll ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 5, Ep. 2
Unveiling the true environmental impact of fuels A life cycle assessment (LCA) is essential in comprehensively assessing the full environmental and social impacts of transportation fuels. This contrasts with many compliance models and regulations ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 5, Ep. 1
Renewable fuels are still powering ahead. Are you on track? The landscape of renewable fuels has changed significantly since we wrapped up season four. But one thing remains the same: renewable fuels continue to power ahead. Mikala and Sylvain are joined by ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 5, Ep.
SAF Specials #3 of 3: Faster at-scale deployment of SAF - how? Bill Gates established Breakthrough Energy in 2015 with the aim of funding technologies that can accelerate the clean energy transition and build a net-zero emissions future. Sylvain is joined by ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 5, Ep.
SAF Specials #2 of 3: Propelling the aviation industry towards 100% unblended SAF Jet engine producer, GE Aerospace, is supporting net-zero emissions in aviation by exploring disruptive designs for future engines. At the same time, they consider SAF an important measure for ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 1, Ep. 3
How to make a business out of sustainable aviation fuel The climate debate is changing our travel behavior, making more and more people choosing to travel by train to their summer holiday destinations. Topsoe’s Sylvain talks with the CEO and cofounder of ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 5, Ep.
SAF Specials #1 of 3: What is Norwegian's mission to cut emissions by 45% by 2030? With an ambitious goal of 45% emissions reduction by 2030, Norwegian Air Shuttle (Norwegian) is working on a wide range of actions to become a more sustainable airline. Joined by Anders Fagernæs, ...

Circular Plastic Podcast
Season 1, Ep. 5
Which future recycling methods will drive a circular plastic economy? To deliver on the goals for the circular plastic economy, we need research to discover new technologies and processes for the effective recycling of plastic waste. This episode brings you a glimpse ...

Circular Plastic Podcast
Season 1, Ep. 4
Closing the loop on food-grade recycled polypropylene This episode discloses how mechanical recycling creates a circular pathway for polypropylene back to food-grade applications. Joined by Edward Kosior, Managing Director of Nextek Limited and the ...

Circular Plastic Podcast
Season 1, Ep. 3
Legislation – a driving force in plastic recycling Legislation is a necessary driver of a circular plastic economy. So, in this episode Milica Folić and guest Sylvan Verdier break down the current legislation on recycled plastic. Europe is ...

Circular Plastic Podcast
Season 1, Ep. 2
The plastic industry up close! Trends, opportunities, and barriers for the sustainable transition In this episode, Milica Folić talks to Christof Witte, Partner at McKinsey & Company, about opportunities and barriers for a transition into a more sustainable industry. We take a closer look at ...

Circular Plastic Podcast
Season 1, Ep. 1
Which issues are driving the shift to circular plastic? Plastic is a brilliant material. Many products can’t be produced without it. For that reason, plastic is not going anywhere anytime soon. Instead, we need to pave the way for a more sustainable ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 1, Ep. 2
Perspective on market drivers for transport fuels Due to legislation aimed at reducing carbon emissions, the demand for fuel processed from renewables is growing significantly. But, can the world’s refineries meet growing demand? And is the current ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 4, Ep. 6
Can ammonia and methanol revolutionize the maritime world? Maritime transport is the last to start its decarbonization transition. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and some key industry players are paving the way to minimize greenhouse gas (GHG) ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 4, Ep. 5
Is new European legislation the seismic change the industry has been waiting for? Part II In the episode 4 we started the conversation about Fit for 55 – what are the goals and philosophy behind the legislation. In this episode, Sylvain continues this conversation with Adriana ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 4, Ep. 4
Is new European legislation the seismic change the industry has been waiting for? Part I On July 14, 2021, the European Commission launched its largest regulatory initiative as part of the Green Deal: The Fit for 55 package. Some called it a seismic change. The proposed directives will ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 4, Ep. 3
Deep dive into the decarbonization strategy of a European refinery European refineries are under pressure to decrease their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and to produce high amounts of renewable fuels for transport and as feed for the PetChem sector. This is not a ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 4, Ep. 2
Will the new North American renewable legislation start another gold rush? North America have recently seen the implementation of highly ambitious initiatives to support the production of renewable fuels, especially for the road and aviation sectors. The Inflation Reduction ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 1, Ep. 1
Key issues in renewables today Processing renewable feedstocks is complex. The range of feedstocks is extremely wide. And each feedstock can be processed in different ways. So, as you can imagine, unit design, and selecting and ...

The Fuel for Thought Podcast
Season 4, Ep. 1
Renewable fuels are powering ahead: are you ready to follow? Welcome to season four of The Fuel for Thought Podcast. Since the last season the global renewable fuel industry has seen a surge in projects and Mikala and Sylvain are kicking off the new season ...