North America

13 hours ago

USDA solicits applications for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA is soliciting applications for two different cycles of the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. The first cycle closes Oct. 1, while the second is open through April 1, 2021. READ MORE

14 hours ago

Farmers: Canada’s CFS misses the mark on biofuels

BY Grain Farmers of Ontario Grain Farmers of Ontario has deep concerns about the current Clean Fuels Standard (CFS) proposed by the Canadian government, is opposed to the criteria for land use, and asks for transparency around carbon numbers and any certification processes. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

BPTS addresses biodiesel history, technology advancements

BY Erin VoegeleBBI International’s Biodiesel Production Technology Summit kicked off on Sept. 16 with the star-studded story of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies unique history and a general session panel focused on emerging biodiesel technologies. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

House passes bill that aims to increase SRE transparency

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 24 passed the Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act, or H.R. 4447, by a vote of 229 to 187. The bill includes provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

USDA seeks applications for Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA announced on Sept. 23 it is making $7 million available under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. The agency will accept applications from advanced biofuel producers during the month of October. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

Companies continue march toward increasing biodiesel in heating

BY National Biodiesel Board The home heating industry continued its march toward a low carbon liquid future leading up to the 2020 HEAT Show, with R.W. Beckett Corp., one of the industry’s leading heating oil burner manufacturers, unveiling a new B20-certified-burner. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

Groups call on Trump administration to live up to RFS commitments

BY Erin VoegeleWhile the EPA’s recent denial of 54 gap year SRE petitions was a positive step for the U.S. biofuels industry, representatives of the U.S. biofuel and ag industries are calling on the Trump administration to live up to its remaining biofuel promises. 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

REG breaks ground on wind turbine in Albert Lea, Minnesota

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. broke ground on Sept. 21 on a single wind turbine that will provide power to the company’s biorefinery in Albert Lea, Minnesota. The project will be constructed and operated by Minnesota-based Juhl Energy. READ MORE