Vilsack: Biofuels, bioenergy can help meet climate goals


Secretary of agriculture nominee Tom Vilsack stressed the important role biofuels and bioenergy will play in meeting the Biden administration’s climate goals during a Feb. 2 hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.
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Proposed ASTM standard will test blendability of B100


ASTM International’s committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants is developing a proposed standard that will provide a rapid, portable means to rate the filter blocking potential of a B100 biodiesel blend.
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2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo moves to July


BBI International has announced that the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, will be held July 13-15 in Minneapolis. The event was originally scheduled to be held in mid-June.
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IRFA: Biofuels continue to have positive impact on Iowa’s economy


A new study released Feb. 2 finds biofuels continue to have a significant positive impact on Iowa’s economy, but recent market challenges reduced the job and household income impacts of ethanol and biodiesel production in the state.
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Valero: 470 MMgy renewable diesel project in Texas moves forward


Valero has announced it will immediately move forward with the development of a new 470 MMgy renewable diesel plant at its refinery in Port Arthur, Texas. Expansion projects are also underway at the company’s existing Diamond Green Diesel facility.
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Biden’s climate crisis order addresses biobased fuels, products


President Biden on Jan. 27 issued an executive order that aims to tackle the climate crisis, create jobs and restore scientific integrity across the federal government. The order addresses the production and sourcing of biobased products and fuels.
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$2 million grant awarded to Pennsylvania biofuel facility


Crawford Advanced Materials LLC, comprised of both Homeland Fuels Company and Crawford Renewable Energy, was awarded $2 million in Redevelopment Assistance Capital Program funds to develop a biodiesel facility in Crawford County, Pennsylvania.
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Biodiesel, renewable diesel industry on the ‘RISE’ in 2021


The biodiesel and renewable diesel industry is on the “RISE”. This week the NBB hosted more than 550 biodiesel and renewable diesel producers, distributors, retailers, and other industry advocates virtually to share the direction of the industry.
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Legislation introduced to establish CFS in New Mexico


Legislation introduced in New Mexico on Jan. 19 aims to establish a Clean Fuel Standard within the state. The bill is supported by New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham, the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
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EPA: 18.26 billion RINs generated in 2020 under RFS


Nearly 18.26 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in 2020, down from 19.81 billion generated in 2019, according to data published by the U.S. EPA. Total RIN generation for December was at 1.69 billion, down from 1.79 billion in December 2019.
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Industry Events

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 16-17, 2021
Producers Are Free
Virtual Event, Online

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

July 13-15, 2021
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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