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October 20, 2021

ISA encourages biodiesel use to fuel producers’ bottom line

BY Illinois Soybean Association The Illinois Soybean Association’s District 10 Director and board Secretary Elliott Uphoff is in the thick of the harvest season and is proving that biodiesel can fuel your bottom line all year long. READ MORE

October 19, 2021

Neste to source used cooking oil from Hesburger restaurants

BY Neste Neste and Hesburger, a Finnish restaurant chain, will engage in a significant circular economy collaboration. Used cooking oil from more than 300 Hesburger restaurants in Finland and in the Baltics will be recycled to produce renewable diesel. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

USDA maintains 2021-’22 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its 2021-’22 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Oct. 12. The agency’s estimate for 2020-’21 soybean oil use in biofuel was also maintained. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

Argonne National Laboratory releases 2021 GREET update

BY Erin VoegeleArgonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Center on Oct. 11 announced the 2021 release of the suite of GREET models, an analytical tool that stimulates the energy use and emissions output of vehicle and fuel combinations. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

USDA predicts record soybean production in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA released updated data on Oct. 12 predicting that 2021 soybean production will reach a record 4.45 billion bushels, up 2 percent from the agency’s September forecast and up 5 percent from 2020. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

EPA appoints Rod Snyder as EPA agriculture advisor

BY U.S. EPA On Oct. 7, U.S. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan announced the appointment of Rod Snyder to become EPA’s Agriculture Advisor. Snyder will lead outreach and engagement efforts with the agricultural community for EPA. READ MORE

October 11, 2021

Arbios moves forward with biofuels plant in British Columbia

BY Arbios Biotech Arbios Biotech, a joint venture of Canadian Forest Products Ltd. and Licella Holdings Ltd., has announced plans to proceed with the development of a pioneering biomass-to-low carbon biofuel plant in Prince George, British Columbia. READ MORE

October 11, 2021

ISG names top policy priorities for new fiscal year

BY Illinois Soybean Association The Illinois Soybean Growers Government Relations Committee recently met to set policy and legislative priorities for the FY22 fiscal year. Biodiesel was among the most pressing and largely discussed issues. READ MORE

October 07, 2021

BP to double renewable diesel capacity at Northwest refinery

BY BP BP is making a $45 million investment to expand renewable diesel production capacity at its Cherry Point Refinery in Washington state. When complete next year, the facility will produce an estimated 2.6 million barrels of renewable diesel per year. READ MORE