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November 24, 2020

Brazil allows imported soy for biodiesel production

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazilian National Energy Policy Council on Nov. 18 published a resolution that allows imported soybeans and imported soybean oil to be used to produce biodiesel. It is unclear how long the resolution will remain in force. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Governors urge EPA to address biogenic CO2 barrier

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition The Biogenic CO2 Coalition on Nov. 19 commended a bipartisan group of six U.S. governors who are urging the U.S. EPA to take prompt, science-based action to keep the United States from falling behind its competitors in the international bioeconomy. READ MORE

November 20, 2020

UTIA awarded FAA grant to research SAF development

BY University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have been awarded a $250,000 grant from the FAA to evaluate regional biomass supply chains with regard to their potential for supplying feedstock for domestic fuel production. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

DOE seeks proposals for Co-Optima collaboration

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced a directed funding opportunity (DFO) seeking proposals for advancing the aim of its Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. Proposals are due Jan. 14. 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 11, 2020

WASDE maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biodiesel

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its 2020-’21 forecast for soybean oil use in biodiesel production in its latest WASDE report, released Nov. 10. The agency lowered its 2020-’21 projections for soybean production and ending stocks. 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 09, 2020

USDA: Soybean oil use for biodiesel to increase through 2030-‘31

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA on Nov. 6 released select commodity tables from its Agricultural Projections to 2030 report, which is scheduled to be released in full in February. The report predicts a slight growth in soybean oil use for biodiesel over the next decade. 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