20 episodes

The Fuel for Thought Podcast is the world’s first podcast about renewable fuels.
Sylvain Verdier and Mikala Grubb from Topsoe, look into some of the most pressing topics about renewable fuels, covering the whole value chain of renewable fuel production, including feedstock supply, conversion technology, legislation, sustainable aviation fuel and much more.
Together with a series of key industry players, experts, and influencers they discuss some of the challenges facing the industry, so you can benchmark your business, learn more about what is driving our industry and where it is heading.

The Fuel for Thought Podcast Topsoe A/S

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The Fuel for Thought Podcast is the world’s first podcast about renewable fuels.
Sylvain Verdier and Mikala Grubb from Topsoe, look into some of the most pressing topics about renewable fuels, covering the whole value chain of renewable fuel production, including feedstock supply, conversion technology, legislation, sustainable aviation fuel and much more.
Together with a series of key industry players, experts, and influencers they discuss some of the challenges facing the industry, so you can benchmark your business, learn more about what is driving our industry and where it is heading.

    SAF Specials #2 of 3: True or false? Mythbusting Sustainable Aviation Fuel

    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 some.

    In this episode, Sylvain talks to Oskar Meijerink from SkyNRG about eight popular myths about Sustainable Aviation Fuel – are they true or false? They will discuss topics such as “Is SAF sustainable and climate neutral?”, “Can airplanes fly with 100% SAF?” and “Am I emitting less CO2 when I fly and purchase SAF?”.

    • 37 min
    SAF Specials #1 of 3: Are airports and airlines ready for Sustainable Aviation Fuel?

    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 at Topsoe will be talking to Lars W. Andersen from Scandinavian Airlines Systems and Marie Louise Hansen from Copenhagen Airport to understand what they think of SAF. They will enlighten us about infrastructure, decarbonization strategies, prices and much more from an off-takers perspective.

    Fasten your seatbelts – the take-off for cleaner skies starts now.

    • 52 min
    Is the shipping industry finally ready for the decarbonization race?

    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 International Maritime Organization (IMO) and EU level, but will those be sufficient to drive the change needed?
    These are some of the questions we discuss with decarbonization experts Torben Nørgaard and Michael Maimann from the Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping.

    • 46 min
    What does it take to certify renewable fuels?

    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 whole renewable fuel supply chain.

    In this episode, Sylvain welcomes Elena Schmidt from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), and Sascha Wüstenhöfer from International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC), for an extensive rundown on what it takes to keep renewable fuel production sustainable.

    • 55 min
    Renewable feedstocks for biofuel production - is there enough?

    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 renewable fuel production.

    In this episode, Sylvain discusses the feedstock market’s present conditions and future possibilities with Maryro Mendez from Vitol, covering everything from 1st-generation feeds such as rapeseed oil to innovative 3rd-generation opportunities for example wood-based pyrolysis oil.

    • 50 min
    European renewable-fuel legislation – the revolution is here

    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 this episode, Mikala interviews our own Sylvain Verdier, and Ian Moore, Technical Director – Low Carbon at Advisian, to help foster a better understanding of RED II’s purpose and objectives, and the potential impact they will have on Europe’s renewable fuel industry.

    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

LarsJorgensen ,

Very interesting and enlightening facts

This podcast is very interesting and luckily free from “sales and marketing”. It is fact based and enlightens the listener to the world of renewable hydrotreating, with regards to legislation, technology, limitations ect.
Very nice work!

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