North America

13 hours ago

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs landmark biofuels bill

BY Erin VoegeleIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on May 17 signed a bill into law that makes Iowa the first state in the nation to adopt E15 as its standard blend of gasoline. The legislation, HF 2128, also expands consumer access to higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

13 hours ago

Biodiesel can help address health inequities in EJ communities

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America A new study released by Clean Fuels Alliance America has confirmed the air quality benefits of biodiesel – especially in the context of underserved Environmental Justice communities. The study was conducted by Trinity Consultants. READ MORE

May 13, 2022

Phillips 66 moves forward with 800 MMgy renewables project

BY Phillips 66 Phillips 66 made a final investment decision on May 11 to move forward with Rodeo Renewed, the project to convert its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, into one of the world’s largest renewable fuels facilities. READ MORE

May 13, 2022

REG acquires Dawson Oil Company

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced on May 2 the acquisition of Dawson Oil Company, a bulk fuel distributor and cardlock owner, located in Northern California. Dawson Oil is a full solution provider, offering diesel, gasoline, DEF and lubricants. READ MORE

May 12, 2022

USDA: More soybean oil will go biofuel production in 2022-‘23

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA predicts that soybean oil use in biofuel production for 2022-’23 will be up in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released May 12. Soybean oil prices are expected to be down slightly. READ MORE

May 12, 2022

USDA reports strong interest for Climate-Smart Commodities funds

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA on May 10 announced it received more than 450 proposals for large-scale projects under its new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program. The agency is accepting proposals for smaller-scale projects through June 10. READ MORE

May 12, 2022

Groups urge passage of bill creating blenders tax credit for SAF

BY Erin VoegeleThe National Business Aviation Association and nearly 80 stakeholders sent a letter to Congressional leaders on April 22 advocating for passage of the Sustainable Skies Act, which would create a blender’s tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel. READ MORE

May 11, 2022

EPA seeks comments on candidates for peer review of RFS report

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on May 9 opened a 15-day public comment period on the pool of 20 candidates who have been selected to serve on an external expert panel to peer review the EPA’s third triennial report to Congress on biofuels and the environment. READ MORE

May 11, 2022

Parkland expands renewable diesel production in British Columbia

BY Parkland Corp. Parkland Corp. announced plans to increase renewable fuel production at its Burnaby Refinery in British Columbia. The company will expand existing coprocessing volumes and build a stand-alone renewable diesel complex. READ MORE