Biodiesel Distribution

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

October 26, 2020

Alaska Airlines, Microsoft partner to fuel flights with SAF

BY Microsoft Microsoft Corp. employees who fly between their global headquarters in Redmond, Washington, and California on Alaska Airlines will fly more sustainably thanks to the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to cover their business travel. READ MORE

October 23, 2020

Neste reports solid Q3 performance for renewable diesel

BY Erin VoegeleNeste released third quarter financial results on Oct. 22, reporting solid performance despite the COVID-149 pandemic. Demand for the company’s renewable diesel remained good and sales volumes were relatively stable. READ MORE

October 08, 2020

USDA names recipients of $22 million in HBIIP awards

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA on Oct. 8 announced an initial round of awards under its $100 million Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The agency awarded $22 million to 40 recipients in 14 states. Additional awards are expected to be announced soon. READ MORE

October 02, 2020

A vision of feedstocks

BY Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board The biodiesel and renewable diesel industries have a vision to exceed 6 billion gallons by 2030 and with advancements in feedstocks, 15 billion gallons by 2050. The NBB believes the industry can reach that goal. READ MORE

September 28, 2020

NBB names Matt Herman as director of environmental science

BY National Biodiesel Board The NBB has welcomed Matt Herman as the organization's new director of environmental science. He has experience using life cycle assessment to measure the environmental attributes of biodiesel, renewable diesel, and their supply chains. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

EU extends duties on US biodiesel during expiry review

BY Erin VoegeleThe European Union’s countervailing duties against U.S. biodiesel were set to expire on Sept. 16. The European Commission decided on Sept. 14 to review the expiry of the measures, which means the existing duties will remain in place for now. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

Neste, Shell sign agreement to increase the supply of SAF

BY Neste In a move which anticipates increasing desire from airlines to reduce emissions, Neste and Shell Aviation have entered into a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement that the companies say will increase the supply and availability of SAF. READ MORE

September 22, 2020

Air bp delivers 210 metric tons of SAF to Stockholm airport

BY Air BP Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has today delivered 210 metric tons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Swedish airport operator, Swedavia, at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA). READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Ethanol industry award winners to be recognized during FEW

BY BBI International Doug Tiffany and Doug Durante, the respective winners of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Award of Excellence and High-Octane Award, will deliver acceptance speeches at the virtual FEW on Sept. 16. READ MORE

September 03, 2020

USDA: US biodiesel exports top 48,000 metric tons in July

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 48,053.8 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of greater than B30 in July, down from 69,666.8 metric tons in June and 55,221.7 metric tons in July 2019, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Sept. 3. READ MORE

September 02, 2020

EIA: US biodiesel production at 151 million gallons in June

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. biodiesel production reached 151 million gallons in June, down slightly from the previous month but up when compared to the same month of last year, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Aug. 31. READ MORE

September 01, 2020

Report addresses impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s biofuel industry

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted ethanol and biodiesel producers in Canada. READ MORE

August 25, 2020

Iowa provides COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers, retailers

BY Erin VoegeleIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Aug. 25 that the state is allocating approximately $100 million of federal CARES Act relief funds to seven ag programs to offset the impact of COVID-19. Approximately $22.5 million of that will support biofuels. READ MORE

August 12, 2020

ExxonMobil, GCEH sign 105 MMgy renewable diesel offtake agreement

BY ExxonMobil ExxonMobil has signed an agreement with Global Clean Energy Holdings to purchase 2.5 million barrels (105 million gallons) of renewable diesel per year for five years from a converted California refinery starting in 2022. READ MORE

July 29, 2020

REG enters supply agreement with Hunt & Sons for REG Ultra Clean

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group announced July 29 that the company has entered into an agreement with Hunt & Sons Inc. to supply REG Ultra Clean at 12 locations in Northern California. REG Ultra Clean is a proprietary blend of biodiesel and renewable diesel. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

Neste sells record volume of renewable diesel in Q2

BY Erin VoegeleNeste announced July 23 that its renewable products business set a new quarterly sales volume record during the second quarter of this year. Nameplate production capacity for renewable diesel also increased during the quarter. READ MORE

July 21, 2020

Neste opens 4 new renewable diesel fueling stations in California

BY Ron KotrbaNeste opened four new fueling stations for 100 percent renewable diesel in northern and central California. The stations, located near major commercial freight routes, are open 24/7 and designed to accommodate commercial fleet vehicles of all sizes. READ MORE

July 14, 2020

Q&A: A model for low-carbon fuels in the global energy transition

BY Alan P. Mammoser Alan Mammoser, independent writer on renewable energy, interviews Karl Feilder, CEO of Dubai-based Neutral Fuels, on the role his biodiesel company and local business model play in the global transition to climate-friendly transportation fuels. READ MORE

July 08, 2020

Amazon Air secures SAF from Shell Aviation made by World Energy

BY Ron KotrbaAmazon Air, the cargo airline of e-commerce giant Amazon, has secured up to 6 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied by Shell Aviation and produced by World Energy out of its Paramount, California, biorefinery. READ MORE

July 07, 2020

San Francisco Int’l Airport gets 1st piped batch of SAF via Neste

BY Ron KotrbaNeste delivered its first batch of sustainable aviation fuel to San Francisco International Airport via pipeline. Biodiesel Magazine speaks with Jeremy Baines, president of Neste U.S., about the U.S. market and the company’s plans for growth. READ MORE

July 02, 2020

Colonial to purchase 3 terminals in southern US from Lincoln

BY Colonial Pipeline Co. Colonial Terminals Operating Company has entered into an agreement to purchase three refined product terminals from Lincoln Terminal Company Inc. The acquisition provides an opportunity for Colonial to move into the terminal business. READ MORE

July 01, 2020

Mo. soybean farmers offer matching biodiesel infrastructure funds

BY The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council A commitment from the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and Missouri Soybean Association provides up to $200,000 for entities to build or retrofit existing biodiesel infrastructure, from blending and distribution to fleet and retail locations. READ MORE

June 30, 2020

Iowa governor signs bill extending biofuel tax differential

BY Ron KotrbaIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed legislation June 30 that extends the tax differential for higher blends of biodiesel and ethanol. She also announced an additional $7 million in federal funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. READ MORE

June 25, 2020

Circular-economy partnership formed in the Netherlands

BY Ron KotrbaUsed cooking oil (UCO) from McDonald’s Netherlands will be turned into renewable diesel by Neste, and then the fuel will be used to power HAVI trucks that both collect UCO from and deliver goods to McDonald’s restaurants in the Netherlands. READ MORE

June 16, 2020

Iowa Legislature funds state’s biofuel infrastructure program

BY The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association The Iowa Legislature authorized another year of funding June 14 for the cost-share biofuel infrastructure program, a move that ensures access to biofuels will continue to grow throughout Iowa. The program has led to millions in private investment. READ MORE

June 09, 2020

Missouri biofuel entities now eligible for $200,000 grant

BY The Missouri Department of Agriculture The Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority partnered with the state biodiesel coalition and corn growers association to provide $2 million to support applicants of the USDA Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. READ MORE

June 03, 2020

Renewable diesel drives growth in biomass-based diesel imports

BY The U.S. Energy Information Administration U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel grew 26 percent in 2019 to more than 27,000 barrels per day, ending two years in a row of decline. Imports increased in 2019 because of the increase in renewable diesel imports from Singapore. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

Modernizing US truck fleet should be key component of recovery

BY The Diesel Technology Forum As policymakers debate future economic stimulus packages as part of a COVID-19 recovery plan, suspending the federal excise tax through 2021 for new heavy-duty truck purchases will deliver immediate results to the U.S. economy and environment. READ MORE