Biodiesel Distribution

February 09, 2021

Neste reports strong results for renewable products segment

BY Erin VoegeleNeste released fourth quarter financial results on Feb. 5, reporting that its renewable products segment proved to be very resilient despite the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, with increased sales volumes and strong sales margins. READ MORE

February 08, 2021

Iowa bill aims to speed adoption of higher biofuel blends

BY Erin VoegeleIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Feb. 8 introduced a bill that aims to speed the statewide adoption of higher biofuel blends, including E15 and B20. Representatives of the ethanol and biodiesel industries are speaking out in support of the bill. READ MORE

February 08, 2021

Bill aims to incentivize the production of SAF

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., on Feb. 3 reintroduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, which aims to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), including the establishment of an aviation-only Low Carbon Fuel Standard. READ MORE

February 05, 2021

USDA: Biodiesel exports at 472,889 metric tons in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 472,889.3 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater last year, up from 384,894 metric tons in 2019, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Feb. 5. READ MORE

February 03, 2021

Bill to require EPA to update GREET reintroduced in Senate

BY Erin VoegeleSens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on Feb. 3 reintroduced legislation that aims to require the U.S. EPA to update its outdated greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling for ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

February 02, 2021

Vilsack: Biofuels, bioenergy can help meet climate goals

BY Erin VoegeleSecretary 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. READ MORE

February 02, 2021

IRFA: Biofuels continue to have positive impact on Iowa’s economy

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association 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. READ MORE

January 22, 2021

Biodiesel, renewable diesel industry on the ‘RISE’ in 2021

BY National Biodiesel Board 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. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo moves to July

BY BBI International 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. READ MORE

January 19, 2021

Now is the time to cut carbon with biodiesel, renewable diesel

BY National Biodiesel Board “Achieving zero emissions from our products is becoming a higher priority for our customers, our communities, and our company,” said Wayne Eckerle of Cummins Inc. at the the 2021 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

Inside NBB: Ad campaign turns up the volume on biodiesel: Better, Cleaner, Now!

BY The National Biodiesel Board Striving for greater consumer awareness, the NBB is trying to reach an audience unfamiliar with agriculture and the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry with targeted advertising in the mid-Atlantic, Washington D.C., and California regions. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

Neste, Avfuel create strategic partnership for SAF

BY Neste Neste and Avfuel Corp. announce a strategic partnership to create an efficient, continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States. Avfuel will be a branded SAF distributor for Neste. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

USDA: US biodiesel exports at 10,262 metric tons in November

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 10,262.3 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of greater than B30 in November, down from 15,634.4 metric tons the previous month, but up from 7,884.4 metric tons in November 2019, according to data released by the USDA. READ MORE

December 30, 2020

Neste supplies DHL Express with SAF at San Francisco airport

BY Neste Neste has signed an agreement to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to DHL Express, the express service arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group. Through this agreement Neste has commenced supply of SAF with immediate effect to DHL Express at SFO. READ MORE

December 17, 2020

USDA to open 30-day application period for HBIIP on Dec. 21

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has announced it will open a new 30-day application period for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive program on Dec. 21. The RFA, Growth Energy and ACE say they are ready and willing to help retailers apply for the program. READ MORE

December 16, 2020

Neste opens 2 new renewable diesel stations in California

BY Neste Neste has opened two new fueling stations in central California, providing greater accessibility to Neste MY Renewable Diesel. The number of Neste MY Renewable Diesel fueling stations in California has more than doubled since 2019. READ MORE

December 07, 2020

USDA: Biodiesel exports down in October

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 15,634.4 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of greater than B30 in October, down from both 59,904 metric tons in September and 22,259.3 metric tons in October 2019, according to data released by the USDA on Dec. 4. READ MORE

December 07, 2020

Biofuel, bioenergy groups urge Congress to act on tax extenders

BY Erin VoegeleSeveral biofuel and bioenergy groups are among nearly 70 trade organizations that sent a letter to congressional leadership last month urging the passage of tax extenders legislation before the 116th Congress adjourns sine die. READ MORE

November 30, 2020

Iowa provides COVID-19 relief to 167 biofuel retail locations

BY Erin VoegeleThe Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship on Nov. 30 announced that 101 ethanol projects and 137 biodiesel projects at 167 fuel retail locations have been awarded COVID-19 relief under the Renewable Fuels Retail Recovery Program. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act establishes LCFS for aviation fuel

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., on Nov. 18 introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, a bill that aims to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and help the aviation sector reduce carbon emissions. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

CRC plans to acquire, relocate biodiesel plant in Kentucky

BY Hemisphere Ltd. Hemisphere Ltd., the parent company of Continental Refining Co.., announced that it is exploring plans to acquire, relocate and install a soybean crushing, biodiesel refining and blending facility at a current CRC oil refinery in Kentucky. 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 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 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 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

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

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 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 27, 2020

Biodiesel Magazine announces 2021 media kit, digital offerings

BY BBI International Biodiesel Magazine the leading publication for the biodiesel industry, recently released its 2021 media kits. Biodiesel Magazine is now accepting 2021 advertising schedules across its print and digital platforms. READ MORE