Trump administration expected to announce SRE deal soon


The Trump administration is soon expected to update the existing RFS proposal to increase 2020 RVOs, a move designed to quell outrage from the ag and biofuel communities over the administration’s treatment of small refinery exemptions (SREs).
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Diamond Green Diesel evaluates new 400 MMgy plant in Texas


If plans proceed, this would be the first renewable diesel plant in Texas and would boost DGD’s production to 1.1 billion gallons per year, solidifying its position as the largest U.S. renewable diesel producer and second largest in the world.
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Heating oil industry commits to net-zero emissions by 2050


The Northeast’s heating oil industry has resolved to achieve net-zero CO2 emissions by 2050. The new resolution calls for a 15 percent reduction in CO2 emissions by 2023, a 40 percent reduction by 2030, and net-zero-carbon emissions by 2050.
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Paraguay President Benítez updated on Omega Green project


During a Sept. 4 meeting at Palacio de Los López, Paraguayan President Mario Abdo Benítez received updates on the Omega Green project from developer ECB Group. The USD$800 million renewable diesel and SPK plant will be scaled at more than 300 MMgy.
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German biodiesel exports rise sharply in first half of year


In the first half of 2019, biodiesel exports increased significantly year-on-year by approximately 225,000 metric tons (67.5 million gallons) to 1.14 million tons (342 million gallons). This is approximately one third of Germany’s annual output.
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Port approves 90-acre lease with Next Renewable Fuels


The Port of Columbia County Commissioners approved in early September a long-term ground lease with Next Renewable Fuels for a 90-acre industrial site at Port Westward, Oregon, for an advanced green diesel production facility.
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Cape Cod Biofuels founder receives environmental merit award


Andrew Davison, founder of Cape Cod Biofuels, was presented an environmental merit award by the U.S. EPA Sept. 10 for his unique, circular biodiesel business model that improves the air and water and increases energy and community resilience.
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Colorado to evaluate feasibility of LCFS program


Colorado has taken an initial step toward considering the establishment of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The Colorado Energy Office issued a documented quote (DQ) Sept. 11 inviting bids from independent contractors to conduct an LCFS feasibility study.
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Minnesota governor signs order establishing biofuels council


Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed an order establishing a biofuels council to advise the governor and state agencies on the role of biofuels in reducing GHGs and recommend policy and budget proposals to foster growth in biofuel production and use.
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Crown opens new Global Headquarters and Innovation Center


After years of planning and eight months of construction, Crown Iron Works unveils its new Global Headquarters and Innovation Center in Blaine, Minnesota. The 68,000 square-foot, $12 million facility includes classrooms, a pilot plant and much more.
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