March 03, 2021

EIA: Biodiesel production at 1.817 billion gallons in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. biodiesel production reached 159 million gallons in December 2020, up from 151 million gallons the previous month and up from 133 million gallons in December 2019, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Feb. 26. READ MORE

February 22, 2021

USDA predicts growth in biodiesel, renewable diesel and SAF

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA predicts that 8.6 billion pounds of soybean oil will go to biodiesel production annually by 2030, up from 8.15 billion pounds in 2021-'22, according to data released by the agency as part of its long-term agricultural projections. READ MORE

February 15, 2021

Iowa biofuel standard would create jobs, grow economy

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation recently introduced in Iowa that aims to establish a state biofuels standard would create more than 3,500 new jobs and generate nearly $550 million in household income by 2026, according to a study released by the IRFA on Feb. 15. READ MORE

February 11, 2021

EIA: US biodiesel production at 151 million gallons in November

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released data showing U.S. biodiesel production reached 151 million gallons in November 2020, down 9 million gallons from the previous month, but up 24 million gallons from November 2019. READ MORE

February 09, 2021

USDA increases outlook for 2020-’21 soybean oil use in biodiesel

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has increased its forecast for 2020-’21 soybean oil use in biodiesel in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Feb. 9. The outlook for soybean exports was also increased, with ending stocks lowered. READ MORE

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

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 08, 2021

NBB hires director of communications

BY National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board has appointed Liz McCune as director of communications. With an in-depth background in strategic communications, McCune is passionate about storytelling and building relationships with industry partners. 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