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Alberta awards TEIR funds to Canary Biofuels’ plant

BY Erin VoegeleThe government of Alberta on July 27 announced C$4.7 million in support for Canary Biofuels’ 70 MMly (18.49 MMgy) biorefinery that will convert agriculture waste, inedible animal fats and used cooking oil into biodiesel and glycerin. READ MORE

July 27, 2021

Neste reports continued strong demand for renewable diesel

BY Erin VoegeleNeste released financial results for the first half of 2021 on July 27, reporting solid performance for its renewable products segment. Demand for renewable diesel was robust, but feedstock markets were tight, the company reported. READ MORE

July 22, 2021

DOE report predicts job growth in biofuels sector

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy on July 19 released its 2021 U.S. Energy Employment Report, which shows jobs in biobased fuels fell last year, but at a lower rate than overall job losses in the U.S. fuel sector. READ MORE

July 21, 2021

Yield10 Bioscience begins 2021 field test, seed scale up program

BY Yield10 Bioscience Inc Yield10 Bioscience Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, on July 13 announced it has completed planting of its 2021 Field Test and Seed Scale Up program at all contracted sites in the U.S., Canada, and Argentina. READ MORE

July 15, 2021

TotalEnergies, Veolia partner on microalgae for biofuels

BY TotalEnergies TotalEnergies and Veolia have joined forces to accelerate the development of microalgae cultivation using CO2. The two companies will complete a four-year research project at the La Mède biorefinery, with the long-term goal of producing biofuel. READ MORE

July 13, 2021

Brazil announces move to 12% biodiesel blend

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazilian government on July 12 announced plans to boost the mandatory biodiesel blend rate to 12 percent, up from the current blend rate 10 percent, but below the statutory target of 13 percent. READ MORE

July 12, 2021

WASDE maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its forecast for 2021-’22 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report, released on July 12. The expected price of soybean oil was lowered. READ MORE

July 09, 2021

More than 450 biofuel producers set to attend FEW

BY BBI International The 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW), the ethanol industry's largest conference, will feature more than 150 speakers, next week, July 13-15, in Des Moines, Iowa. More than 450 biofuel producers are set to attend. READ MORE

July 08, 2021

Energycane produces more biodiesel than soybean at a lower cost

BY University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Bioenergy from crops is a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. New crops such as energycane can produce several times more fuel per acre than soybeans. Yet, challenges remain in processing the crops to extract fuel efficiently. READ MORE