Biodiesel Production

October 05, 2020

Colombia’s production, use of biofuels expected to fall in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleColombia’s production and use of biofuels is expected to fall this year due to impacts associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The country’s biofuel imports are also expected to fall, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS GAIN. READ MORE

October 02, 2020

A vision of feedstocks

BY Donnell Rehagen, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board The biodiesel and renewable diesel industries have a vision to exceed 6 billion gallons by 2030 and with advancements in feedstocks, 15 billion gallons by 2050. The NBB believes the industry can reach that goal. READ MORE

October 02, 2020

House passes bill that includes COVID-19 relief for biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. House of Representatives on Oct. 1 passed an updated version of the Heroes Act by a vote f 214 to 207. The $2.2 billion COVID-19 stimulus package includes direct support for certain processed commodities, including biofuels. READ MORE

October 01, 2020

Report: China’s biodiesel production up despite lower consumption

BY Erin VoegeleWhile China’s current biodiesel use is low, a report recently filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network notes that increasingly stringent environmental measures are driving prospects for expanded use of the fuel. READ MORE

September 29, 2020

IRENA: Liquid biofuels accounted for 2.5M jobs globally in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleJobs in the renewable energy sector reached 11.5 million globally in 2019, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sept. 29. Bioenergy accounted for 3.58 million jobs, up from 3.18 million in 2018. READ MORE

September 29, 2020

Report: Australia’s biofuel consumption to remain minimal in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleThe production and consumption of liquid biofuels in Australia is expected to remain minimal in 2020, according to a report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

September 28, 2020

DOE solicits applications for Technology Commercialization Fund

BY Erin VoegeleThe Department of Energy on Sept. 23 issued its FY 2021 solicitation for the Technology Commercialization Fund, which aims to advance the commercialization of promising energy technologies and deploy lab-developed technologies to the marketplace. READ MORE

September 28, 2020

NBB names Matt Herman as director of environmental science

BY National Biodiesel Board The NBB has welcomed Matt Herman as the organization's new director of environmental science. He has experience using life cycle assessment to measure the environmental attributes of biodiesel, renewable diesel, and their supply chains. 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 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

September 22, 2020

EPA: 1.58 billion RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released data showing 1.58 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in August, down from 1.65 billion during the same period of 2019. READ MORE

September 21, 2020

Report: Brazilian biodiesel production to increase 6% in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleBrazilian biodiesel production is expected to reach 6.27 billion liters (1.66 billion gallons) this year, up 9 percent when compared to 2019, according to report recently filed with the USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

September 16, 2020

Prometheus Fuels licenses ORNL ethanol-to-jet-fuel process

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Prometheus Fuels has licensed an ethanol-to-jet-fuel conversion process developed by ORNL researchers. The ORNL technology will enable cost-competitive production of jet fuel and co-production of butadiene for use in renewable polymer synthesis. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Ethanol industry award winners to be recognized during FEW

BY BBI International Doug Tiffany and Doug Durante, the respective winners of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Award of Excellence and High-Octane Award, will deliver acceptance speeches at the virtual FEW on Sept. 16. READ MORE

September 03, 2020

USDA: US biodiesel exports top 48,000 metric tons in July

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 48,053.8 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of greater than B30 in July, down from 69,666.8 metric tons in June and 55,221.7 metric tons in July 2019, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Sept. 3. READ MORE

September 02, 2020

EIA: US biodiesel production at 151 million gallons in June

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. biodiesel production reached 151 million gallons in June, down slightly from the previous month but up when compared to the same month of last year, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Aug. 31. READ MORE

September 01, 2020

Report addresses impact of COVID-19 on Canada’s biofuel industry

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides insight into how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted ethanol and biodiesel producers in Canada. READ MORE

August 27, 2020

EPA: 1.62 billion RINs generated in July

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for July, reporting that 1.62 billion RINs were generated during the month under the Renewable Fuel Standard, up from 1.51 billion RINs generated in June. READ MORE

August 26, 2020

DOE: US biodiesel production at 1.9 billion gallons in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy published data on Aug. 24 showing that 1.9 billion gallons of biodiesel was produced in the U.S. in 2018. Facilities producing the fuel were located across 34 states. READ MORE

August 25, 2020

Iowa provides COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers, retailers

BY Erin VoegeleIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Aug. 25 that the state is allocating approximately $100 million of federal CARES Act relief funds to seven ag programs to offset the impact of COVID-19. Approximately $22.5 million of that will support biofuels. READ MORE

August 25, 2020

Climate plan addresses potential of biofuels, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate Democrats Climate Committee released a new report on Aug. 25 that details how climate action by Congress can create new jobs and grow the U.S. economy. Biofuels and bioenergy are among the topics discussed. READ MORE

August 20, 2020

Brazil reduces biodiesel blend to 10% for September, October

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazilian government announced on Aug. 13 that the blend requirement for biodiesel sold at the pump will be temporarily lowered from 12 percent to 10 percent for the months of September and October. READ MORE

August 19, 2020

EIA: US biodiesel production largely unchanged since 2019

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration U.S. biodiesel production has seen smaller reductions in recent months caused by the COVID-19 pandemic when compared with other transportation fuels, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s Petroleum Supply Monthly. READ MORE

August 14, 2020

Phillips 66 to convert San Francisco refinery to renewable fuels

BY Phillips 66 Phillips 66 announced Aug. 12 that it plans to reconfigure its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, to produce renewable fuels. The project would produce 680 million gallons annually of renewable diesel, gasoline and jet fuel. READ MORE

August 03, 2020

US DOE announces $97 million for bioenergy R&D

BY U.S. DOE The U.S. DOE announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy. Some funding is going toward SAF and algae projects, to name a few. READ MORE

August 03, 2020

Velocys delivers 4 FT reactors to Red Rock Biofuels in Oregon

BY Ron KotrbaVelocys has completed manufacturing and delivery of four Fischer-Tropsch reactors to Red Rock Biofuels. Red Rock Biofuels plans to convert 136,000 tons of waste woody biomass into more than 15 MMgy of renewable diesel and SAF in Lakeview, Oregon. READ MORE

July 31, 2020

US biodiesel production ticks up in May, soybean oil use hits 70%

BY Ron KotrbaBiodiesel manufacturing in the U.S. hit 147 million gallons in May, four million gallons higher than April and four million gallons less than March. Use of soybean oil feedstock grew again, making up a 70 percent share of the feedstocks consumed. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

Neste sells record volume of renewable diesel in Q2

BY Erin VoegeleNeste announced July 23 that its renewable products business set a new quarterly sales volume record during the second quarter of this year. Nameplate production capacity for renewable diesel also increased during the quarter. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

2020 EU biodiesel production remains stable, consumption down 6%

BY Ron KotrbaDue to COVID-19-related market impacts, consumption of biodiesel and renewable diesel is expected to fall by 6 percent or approximately 301 million gallons in 2020, but the combined production volume of both is expected to remain relatively stable. READ MORE

July 23, 2020

Pertamina to scale up renewable diesel production in Indonesia

BY Ron KotrbaFollowing a successful production trial of 100 percent renewable diesel in Dumai, Indonesia’s state-owned oil company Pertamina is ready to scale up its investments in renewable diesel. Pertamina plans two new standalone units in Plaju and Cilacap. READ MORE