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May 17, 2022

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs landmark biofuels bill

BY Erin VoegeleIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on May 17 signed a bill into law that makes Iowa the first state in the nation to adopt E15 as its standard blend of gasoline. The legislation, HF 2128, also expands consumer access to higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

May 17, 2022

Biodiesel can help address health inequities in EJ communities

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America A new study released by Clean Fuels Alliance America has confirmed the air quality benefits of biodiesel – especially in the context of underserved Environmental Justice communities. The study was conducted by Trinity Consultants. READ MORE

May 13, 2022

Phillips 66 moves forward with 800 MMgy renewables project

BY Phillips 66 Phillips 66 made a final investment decision on May 11 to move forward with Rodeo Renewed, the project to convert its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, into one of the world’s largest renewable fuels facilities. READ MORE

May 13, 2022

REG acquires Dawson Oil Company

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced on May 2 the acquisition of Dawson Oil Company, a bulk fuel distributor and cardlock owner, located in Northern California. Dawson Oil is a full solution provider, offering diesel, gasoline, DEF and lubricants. READ MORE

May 12, 2022

USDA: More soybean oil will go biofuel production in 2022-‘23

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA predicts that soybean oil use in biofuel production for 2022-’23 will be up in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released May 12. Soybean oil prices are expected to be down slightly. READ MORE

May 12, 2022

USDA reports strong interest for Climate-Smart Commodities funds

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA on May 10 announced it received more than 450 proposals for large-scale projects under its new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program. The agency is accepting proposals for smaller-scale projects through June 10. READ MORE

May 12, 2022

Groups urge passage of bill creating blenders tax credit for SAF

BY Erin VoegeleThe National Business Aviation Association and nearly 80 stakeholders sent a letter to Congressional leaders on April 22 advocating for passage of the Sustainable Skies Act, which would create a blender’s tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel. READ MORE

May 11, 2022

EPA seeks comments on candidates for peer review of RFS report

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on May 9 opened a 15-day public comment period on the pool of 20 candidates who have been selected to serve on an external expert panel to peer review the EPA’s third triennial report to Congress on biofuels and the environment. READ MORE

May 11, 2022

Parkland expands renewable diesel production in British Columbia

BY Parkland Corp. Parkland Corp. announced plans to increase renewable fuel production at its Burnaby Refinery in British Columbia. The company will expand existing coprocessing volumes and build a stand-alone renewable diesel complex. READ MORE

May 10, 2022

United signs SAF agreement with Neste

BY United Airlines United Airlines has signed a new purchase agreement with Neste that provides United the right to buy up to 52.5 million gallons over the next three years for United flights at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, and potentially other airports as well. READ MORE

May 09, 2022

REG: Renewable diesel production up in Q1

BY Erin VoegeleRenewable Energy Group Inc. produced 99 million gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel during the first quarter of 2022, flat with the same period of 2021. Biodiesel production was down, but renewable diesel production was up. READ MORE

May 09, 2022

ITA’s renewable energy advisory committee to meet May 12

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced it will hold a virtual open meeting the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee via WebEx on May 12. READ MORE

May 09, 2022

Clean Fuels: Study demonstrates lower consumer costs at the pump

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America Clean Fuels Alliance America has released a new study that shows U.S. production of biodiesel and renewable diesel consistently reduces distillate fuel prices by increasing the supply. The price impact was 4 percent in 2022 and 2021. READ MORE

May 06, 2022

Avfuel expands SAF availability at KMRY

BY Avfuel Corp. Avfuel Corp. now provides a consistent supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Del Monte Aviation (KMRY). The company already supplies the fuel to Monterey Jet Center—Del Monte Aviation’s sister FBO on the airport field. READ MORE

May 06, 2022

Contest encourages Nebraskans to celebrate renewable fuels month

BY Nebraska Ethanol Board Nebraska high school students recenlty took on the mission of educating their peers about reducing their energy use and carbon footprint through the Field to Fuel student social media contest. The contest aims to promote Renewable Fuels Month. READ MORE

May 06, 2022

REG supports ongoing growth with expanded office space in Ames

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. On April 14, Renewable Energy Group Inc. celebrated the opening of their newest office space in Ames, Iowa, with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included local leaders and members of the Ames Chamber of Commerce. READ MORE

May 05, 2022

USDA: Biodiesel imports up in March

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 29,252 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 and higher in March, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on May 4. Biodiesel imports for the month reached 105,175.1 metric tons. READ MORE

May 05, 2022

EIA: US biofuels capacity at 21.123 billion gallons in February

BY Erin VoegeleTotal operable biofuels production capacity for ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and related fuels expanded to 21.123 billion gallons per year in February, according to the EIA. Total feedstock consumption was at 24.348 billion pounds. READ MORE

May 04, 2022

CVR’s Wynnewood refinery begins renewable diesel production

BY Erin VoegeleCVR Energy Inc. on May 2 announced it has successfully completed conversion and startup of the renewable diesel unit at its Wynnewood refinery in Oklahoma. The company also said it is continuing to advance its renewables restructuring plan. READ MORE

May 04, 2022

Louis Dreyfus successfully completes B30 trial

BY Louis Dreyfus Co. Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. announced on April 29 the successful completion of a B30 trial carried out in collaboration with Wisby Tanker AB, Sweden (Wisby Tanker) on one of LDC’s upgraded Juice vessels, MV Essayra. READ MORE

May 03, 2022

Marathon provides update on Martinez conversion project

BY Erin VoegeleMarathon Petroleum Corp. released first quarter financial results on May 3, providing an update on its agreement with Neste to form a joint venture for the renewable diesel project under development at its Martinez refinery in California. READ MORE

May 03, 2022

World Energy wins $2 million California Energy Commission grant

BY World Energy World Energy on May 2 announced that the California Energy Commission awarded the company a $2 million grant for its Blending Terminal Project in Paramount, California. The facility will blend biodiesel with renewable diesel. READ MORE

May 02, 2022

Neste reports strong Q1 for renewable products segment

BY Erin VoegeleNeste Corp. released first quarter 2022 financial results on April 29, reporting a strong performance for its renewable products segment. Renewable diesel demand was robust during the three-month period, but feedstock markets remained tight. READ MORE

May 02, 2022

EPA delivers final RFS RVO rule to White House OMB

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on April 29 delivered its final rule to set 2021 and 2022 RFS RVOs to the White House Office of Management and Budget. The rule may also revise the existing 2020 RVO. OMB review marks a final step before the rulemaking is promulgated. READ MORE

April 29, 2022

Bunge, CoverCress partner to meet demand for biofuel feedstocks

BY Bunge Bunge and CoverCress Inc. announced on April 26 a unique commercial partnership to bring a new renewable oilseed and animal feed crop to market. The agreement supports the expansion of CCI’s CoverCress technology, a new winter oilseed crop. READ MORE

April 28, 2022

ENG provides update on SAF, renewable diesel plant development

BY ENG ENG on April 27 released an update on the development of its second proposed biorefinery, which is expected to have the capacity to produce 100 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel annually. READ MORE

April 27, 2022

REG presents first annual customer awards

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. REG presented their first ever customer awards on March 30 at a private reception held following the company’s launch of their new EnDura Fuels product line. The awards recognize outstanding customers for thier commitment to the biofuels industry. READ MORE

April 26, 2022

Iowa House, Senate pass governor’s biofuels bill

BY Erin VoegeleThe Iowa Senate and Iowa House of Representatives on April 26 each voted to approve legislation introduced by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds in January that will increase consumer access to higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

April 26, 2022

Valero reports profitable Q1 for ethanol, renewable diesel

BY Erin VoegeleValero Energy Corp. released first quarter 2022 financial results on April 26, reporting both its ethanol and renewable diesel segments were profitable during the three-month period. Production of both fuels was up. READ MORE

April 25, 2022

EPA: 1.82 billion RINs generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) data, reporting that 1.82 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in March, up from 1.65 billion that were generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

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