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April 16, 2021

EPA: No new SRE petitions filed for second consecutive month

BY Erin VoegeleData released by the U.S. EPA on April 15 shows that for the second consecutive month, no new SRE petitions have been filed with the agency. The EPA has also not taken any action on the 66 SRE petitions that have been pending since mid-February. READ MORE

April 16, 2021

United Airlines launches Eco-Skies Alliance program

BY United Airlines United Airlines has announced the launch of its Eco-Skies Alliance program, under which more than a dozen leading global corporations will collectively contribute towards the purchase of approximately 3.4 million gallons of SAF this year. READ MORE

April 15, 2021

Avfuel: Telluride Regional Airport introduces SAF to Colorado

BY Avfuel Corp. In partnership with its branded fuel supplier, Avfuel Corp., Telluride Regional Airport became the first fixed base operator (FBO) in Colorado to make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available to its customers. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Bolivia announces plans for 500 MMly biodiesel plant

BY Erin VoegeleThe government of Bolivia in March announced plans to construct a biodiesel plant, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network. The company first approved the production of biodiesel in 2019. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

DOE to hold webinar on $61.4 million FOA for biofuels on April 16

BY Erin VoegeleThe DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced it will host a webinar on April 16 that will be of interest to those who may apply to topic area one of the agency’s recently announced $61.4 million FOA for biofuel and bioenergy projects. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Axne: House infrastructure package should support biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, on April 14 sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and chairs of four House committees urging them to provide support for biofuels in the upcoming infrastructure package. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Neste, NuStar expand renewable fuel hub in Northern California

BY Neste Neste and NuStar Energy have announced that supply trucks are now able to load Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at the NuStar-operated Selby Terminal near San Francisco, California. The first gallons were delivered to Monterey Regional Airport. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Biobased diesel is a proven climate change solution

BY Diesel Technology Forum Industry leaders Neste, Renewable Energy Group and the National Biodiesel Board have affirmed the significant opportunity for biofuels in a carbon constrained future compared to electrification and other approaches. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo agenda released

BY BBI International Ethanol Producer Magazine has announced the preliminary agenda for the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) taking place July 13-15, 2021 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

Biofuel companies urge Biden to set GHG reduction goal

BY Erin VoegeleNovozymes, Poet LLC, and Quad County Corn Processors are among 310 businesses and investors that have signed an open letter to President Biden urging his administration to reduce GHG emissions by at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

LanzaJet awards EPC contracts to Zeton, Burns & McDonnell

BY LanzaJet Inc. LanzaJet has awarded an EPC contract to Zeton for the fabrication and construction of its alcohol-to-jet facility in Soperton, Georgia, and contracted with Burns & McDonnell to provide engineering design for utilities and infrastructure at the site. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

Air bp scores a hattrick of SAF projects at 3 new UK locations

BY Air BP Air bp has recently supplied sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to three airports in the UK: dedicated business aviation airport, London Biggin Hill, Airbus owned Hawarden airport in Flintshire, North Wales, and Centreline FBO, in Bristol. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

Canary Biofuels to produce second-generation biodiesel

BY Canary Biofuels Inc. Canary Biofuels has acquired Invigor Bioenergy Corp., which owns a biodiesel facility in Alberta, Canada. The company plans to retrofit the facility to produce 75 MMly of second-generation biodiesel from agricultural waste feedstock. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

House Biofuels Caucus urges EPA to prioritize RFS

BY Erin VoegeleMembers of the House Biofuels Caucus, led by Rep. Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., on April 8 sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to prioritize the Renewable Fuel Standard and the use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Washington Senate passes Clean Fuel Standard bill

BY Erin VoegeleThe Washington Senate on April 8 voted 27 to 20 in favor of H.B. 1091, a bill that aims to establish a state-wide CFS. The amended legislation will now be considered by the House, which passed an earlier version of the bill on Feb. 27. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Walz highlights biofuels infrastructure budget proposal

BY Office of Gov. Tim Walz On April 9, Gov. Tim Walz and supporters of Minnesota’s biofuels industry urged the passage of the Governor’s Biofuels Infrastructure Grant Program budget proposal in order to strengthen small businesses, support farmers, and reduce GHG emissions. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Total begins producing sustainable aviation fuel in France

BY Total Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021. READ MORE

April 09, 2021

USDA lowers forecast for soybean oil use in biodiesel

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA lowered its forecast for soybean oil use in biodiesel production in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released on April 9. The outlook for soybean oil prices was revised up. READ MORE

April 08, 2021

DOE offers $61.4 million for biofuel, bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe DOE on April 8 announced it will award $61.4 million to support the development and demonstration of bioenergy projects, including those focused on marine and aviation fuels, cellulosic sugars, separations technologies, wood heating, and RNG. READ MORE

April 08, 2021

Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee to meet April 22

BY Erin VoegeleThe Surface Transportation Board has announced a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will be held on April 22 virtually via zoom. The meeting is open to the public, but advanced registration is required. READ MORE

April 08, 2021

Ceimici Novel: The beauty of glycidol

BY Neil Rodrigues, Ceimici Novel Ceimici Novel has announced the development of a technology that allows biodiesel producers to manufacture glycidol from glycerol at their own facilities. The glycidol reduces FFAs, allowing producers to utilize a wider variety of feedstocks. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

USDA: Biodiesel exports at 17,150 metric tons in February

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 17,149.8 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater during February, up from 10,717.9 metric tons in February 2020, but down from 31,231.5 metric tons in January, according to data released by USDA on April 7. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

Gibson Energy announces biofuels blending project

BY Gibson Energy Inc. Gibson Energy Inc. has entered into a long-term agreement with Suncor Energy Inc. for services at the company’s Edmonton Terminal and the related sanction of an expansion to support the blending and loading of renewable diesel. READ MORE

April 06, 2021

Shell invests in LanzaJet

BY LanzaJet Inc. LanzaJet Inc. has announced that Shell joins as an investor in the company to advance LanzaJet’s global growth, accelerate commercialization of its technology, and scale the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

April 05, 2021

FAPRI predicts growth in biomass-based diesel production

BY Erin VoegeleThe University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute in mid-March released its 2021 U.S. Agricultural Market Outlook, predicting U.S. biomass-based diesel production will reach 3.3 billion gallons in 2026. READ MORE

April 05, 2021

Honeywell technology chosen for advanced biorefinery in Paraguay

BY Honeywell Honeywell has announced that Brazil-based ECB Group will use the UOP Ecofining process to convert vegetable oils and inedible animal fats into renewable diesel and jet fuel at the Omega Green production facility in Villeta, near Asuncion, Paraguay. READ MORE

April 02, 2021

Missouri House passes bill to implement B10 mandate

BY Erin VoegeleThe Missouri House of Representatives on March 31 voted 88 to 40 in favor of the Missouri Made Fuels Act, or HB 529, which aims to implement a biodiesel mandate within the state. Companion legislation is pending in the Missouri Senate. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

US farmers to plant 87.6 million acres of soybeans in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. agriculture producers intend to plant an estimated 87.6 million acres of soybeans in 2021, up 5 percent when compared to last year, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s March 31 Prospective Plantings report. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

Illinois bill aims to enact B20 mandate

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation currently pending in the Illinois General Assembly aims to create a state-wide renewable fuel standard (RFS) that would implement a biodiesel mandate requiring a B20 blend for transportation fuel beginning in mid-2024. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

Neste joins the eFuel Alliance

BY Neste Neste has joined the eFuel Alliance, an interest group dedicated to the industrial production of synthetic fuels from renewable sources. The alliance aims to promote power and biobased synthetic fuels to reduce GHG emissions from transport. READ MORE

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