Biodiesel Production

December 02, 2021

Viking announces agreement to acquire Reno biorefinery

BY Erin VoegeleViking Energy Group Inc. on Dec. 1 announced it has entered into a membership interest purchase agreement (MIPA) to acquire a 100 percent interest in a group of companies developing a renewable diesel plant in Reno, Nevada. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

EIA improves biofuels reporting in Monthly Energy Review

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently changed the way its reports biofuel data in its Monthly Energy Review. The agency now breaks down data into four categories, including ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and other biofuels. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

Brazil to maintain biodiesel blend rate at 10% in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy announced on Nov. 29 it will maintain the current biodiesel blend rate of 10 percent through the year 2022. An announcement issued by the government cites cost concerns as the reason for the action. READ MORE

November 30, 2021

EIA: US biofuel capacity up in September, feedstock use down

BY Erin VoegeleOperable biofuels production capacity in the U.S. expanded by 32 MMgy in September to 20.766 billion gallons per year, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 30. Feedstock consumption was down for the month. READ MORE

November 24, 2021

USDA makes air travel more sustainable with soy-fuel innovations

BY USDA Agricultural Research Service Scientists with USDA Agricultural Research Service in Peoria, Illinois, have developed a way to make a better jet biofuel from soybean oil. Blends using biofuels are one of the ways the aviation industry is working to reduce its carbon footprint. READ MORE

November 24, 2021

ABFC releases annual ‘Biofuels in Canada’ 2021 report

BY Advanced Biofuels Canada Advanced Biofuels Canada announced the release of its fifth annual Biofuels in Canada 2021 (BIC) report, with full open-source access to Canadian market data for renewable, low-carbon, and conventional fuels. READ MORE

November 23, 2021

Viridos partners with ExxonMobil to help scale algae biofuels

BY Viridos Inc. Viridos Inc., previously Synthetic Genomics, has signed a joint agreement with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. with the intent to bring Viridos’ low-carbon intensity biofuels toward commercial levels. READ MORE

November 23, 2021

Calumet launches renewable diesel subsidiary Montana Renewables

BY Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. on Nov. 19 announced a series of strategic transactions in connection with its renewable diesel business. The transactions establish Montana Renewables LLC as an unrestricted pure-play renewables subsidiary. READ MORE

November 22, 2021

EPA: Nearly 1.7 billion RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) data, reporting that nearly 1.7 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, up from 1.56 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE