Biodiesel Business

November 18, 2020

UK 10-point plan addresses SAF, move to zero-emissions vehicles

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government on Nov. 18 issued its 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, which addresses sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and an accelerated phase-out of the sale of new gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles. READ MORE

November 17, 2020

Grön Fuels proposes to build $9.2B biorefinery in Louisiana

BY Louisiana Economic Development Grön Fuels LLC is studying the feasibility of developing a $9.2 billion renewable fuel complex at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge that would produce renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel. A final investment decision is expected in 2021. READ MORE

November 17, 2020

USDA accepting comments on information request related to HBBIP

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA is accepting comments on a proposed information collection request related to the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The agency said the collected information would identify eligible applicants seeking funds through the HBIIP. READ MORE

November 17, 2020

Nodel, IncubEx launch RIN futures and options, new REC contracts

BY Nodel Nodal Exchange and IncubEx on Nov. 17 announced the successful launch of eight new renewable identification number (RIN) futures and options contracts, plus seven new renewable energy certificate (REC) contracts. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

IEA expects global biofuels production to rebound in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleThe global biofuels industry has been strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released by the International Energy Agency in early November, with production down approximately 11.6 percent when compared to 2019. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

DOE seeks proposals for Co-Optima collaboration

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced a directed funding opportunity (DFO) seeking proposals for advancing the aim of its Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. Proposals are due Jan. 14. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

NBB announces new East Coast policy staff position

BY National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board welcomed Steve Dodge as the organization's new director of state regulatory affairs on Nov. 16. Dodge is a longtime energy industry veteran who will focus primarily on advancing state and regional policy efforts. READ MORE

November 13, 2020

NBB: Biodiesel can help meet USDA’s AIA goals

BY Erin VoegeleThe National Biodiesel Board stressed that biodiesel is an adoptable, ready to go technology that can help meet the goals of the USDA’s Agricultural Innovation Agenda in comments submitted to the agency on Nov. 9. READ MORE

November 12, 2020

US biodiesel exports at 59,904 metric tons in September

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 59,904 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 and greater in September, donw from 70,628.1 metric tons in August, but up from 33,491.6 metric tons in September 2019, according to data released by the USDA on Nov. 4. READ MORE

November 12, 2020

Renewable fuel production begins at Preem's refinery in Lysekil

BY Preem AB For the first time, renewable raw materials are being converted to Swedish Environmental Class 1 diesel at Preem's refinery in Lysekil. The aim is to annually produce up to 950,000 cubic meters of renewable fuel by 2024. READ MORE

November 10, 2020

Making biodiesel from dirty old cooking oil just got way easier

BY RMIT University Researchers at RMIT University have developed a powerful, low-cost method for recycling used cooking oil and agricultural waste into biodiesel, and turning food scraps and plastic rubbish into high-value products READ MORE

November 10, 2020

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo goes virtual

BY BBI International Biomass Magazine has announced that the 14th Annual Biomass Conference & Expo will be taking place 100 percent virtual, March 15-17, 2021. The deadline to submit a presentation abstract is Nov. 13, 2020. READ MORE

November 09, 2020

CVR Energy considers second renewable diesel conversion

BY Erin VoegeleCVR Energy is progressing with plans to convert one production unit at its Wynnewood refinery in Oklahoma to renewable diesel production and is considering the implementation of a similar project at the company’s refinery Coffeyville, Kansas. READ MORE

November 09, 2020

Biofuel groups congratulate Biden and Harris

BY Erin VoegeleThe RFA and Growth Energy have spoken out to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their victory, noting they look forward to working with the upcoming administration to advance the use of biofuels. READ MORE

November 09, 2020

Colorado man sentenced to prison for biodiesel tax credit fraud

BY U.S. Department of Justice A Colorado resident was sentenced to 15 months in prison on Oct. 27 for his role in a biodiesel tax credit fraud scheme, announced Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Richard E. Zuckerman of the Justice Department’s Tax Division. READ MORE

November 05, 2020

REG reports Q3 financial results

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. on Nov. 5 announced its financial results for the third quarter ended Sept. 30, 2020. Revenues for the three-month period were $576 million on 176 million gallons of fuel sold. READ MORE

November 04, 2020

Marathon announces progress with 2 renewable diesel projects

BY Erin VoegeleMarathon Petroleum is in the process of starting up its renewable diesel facility in Dickinson, North Dakota, and is progressing with plans to covert its Martinez, California, refinery to renewable diesel production. READ MORE

November 03, 2020

Diamond Green Diesel expands capacity with Honeywell technology

BY Erin VoegeleHoneywell UOP announced on Nov. 2 that a second Ecofining process unit with a capacity of 30,000 barrels per day will more than double the annual production capacity of Diamond Green Diesel’s renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana. READ MORE

November 03, 2020

Minnesota Governor’s Council on Biofuels submits recommendations

BY Minnesota Department of Agriculture The Governor’s Council on Biofuels has given Gov. Tim Walz its consensus report on the steps needed to grow Minnesota’s biofuels industry and get the state back on track to meet renewable energy goals. READ MORE

November 03, 2020

Neste to acquire Bunge facility adjacent to Rotterdam biorefinery

BY Neste Neste has agreed to acquire Bunge Loders Croklaan's refinery plant located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The facility is connected to Neste's adjacent plant via pipeline and consists of a pretreatment facility, tank farm, and jetties. READ MORE

November 02, 2020

RFA: CFS can help Colorado reduce GHG emissions

BY Erin VoegeleThe Colorado Energy Office recently accepted public comments on its draft Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Roadmap, which details energy action steps the state can take to meet its near-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction goals. READ MORE

November 02, 2020

Review of antidumping order on Argentine biodiesel rescinded

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Commerce on Oct. 9 announced it is rescinding the administrative review of the antidumping duty order on biodiesel from Argentina for the period of review April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2020. READ MORE

November 02, 2020

Yield10 Bioscience evaluates novel traits in camelina, canola

BY Yield10 Bioscience Inc. Yield10 Bioscience Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, on Oct. 1 announced it has completed the harvest for its 2020 Field Test Program for Camelina and canola trials conducted in the U.S. and Canada. READ MORE

October 29, 2020

NYSEC, NORA launch Net-Zero Hero marketing campaign for bioheat

BY New York State Energy Coalition The New York State Energy Coalition and National Oilheat Research Alliance have launched a new Bioheat marketing campaign, “I’m a Net-Zero Hero,” running throughout the five boroughs and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. READ MORE

October 29, 2020

Gas car ban would have disproportionate impact on biofuels, ag

BY Agricultural Retailers Association On Oct. 27, the Agricultural Retailers Association, a member of the Transportation Fairness Alliance, released a new study that analyzes the impacts of increased electric vehicle penetration on U.S. biofuels, agriculture and the economy. READ MORE

October 29, 2020

Neste, All Nippon Airways collaborate on supply of SAF in Asia

BY Neste Neste and All Nippon Airways, Japan’s largest and a five-star airline, are entering a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement. This groundbreaking partnership will see ANA become the first airline to use SAF on flights departing from Japan. READ MORE

October 29, 2020

Alfa Laval to supply processing line to US renewable diesel plant

BY Alfa Laval Alfa Laval has won an order to supply a processing line to HollyFrontier Corp. to support the production of renewable diesel in the U.S. The order includes high speed separators, various compact heat exchangers, and other equipment. READ MORE

October 28, 2020

Diamond Green Diesel receives air permit for proposed Texas plant

BY Erin VoegeleDarling Ingredients announced on Oct. 27 that its Diamond Green Diesel joint venture has received necessary air permits for its proposed renewable diesel plant in Port Arthur, Texas. A final investment decision is expected to be reached soon. READ MORE

October 28, 2020

National Biodiesel Foundation receives DERA grants for 2021

BY National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Foundation was awarded two U.S. EPA grants through the 2021 Diesel Emissions Reduction Act program. The first is in for a project in Washington, D.C. The second will support a project in Iowa. READ MORE

October 28, 2020

BDI to supply technology for Cargill biodiesel plant in Belgium

BY BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH BDI-BioEnergy International GmbH has announced it will supply process technology to a multi waste- and residues-based biodiesel plant being developed by Cargill at its existing site in Ghent, Belgium. READ MORE