Biodiesel Use

February 08, 2021

Bill aims to incentivize the production of SAF

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., on Feb. 3 reintroduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, which aims to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), including the establishment of an aviation-only Low Carbon Fuel Standard. READ MORE

February 03, 2021

Bill to require EPA to update GREET reintroduced in Senate

BY Erin VoegeleSens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on Feb. 3 reintroduced legislation that aims to require the U.S. EPA to update its outdated greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling for ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

February 03, 2021

Rolls-Royce tests 100% SAF in business jet engine

BY Rolls-Royce Rolls-Royce has conducted the first tests of 100 percent SAF in a business jet engine. This test demonstrated that the company's current engines for large civil and business jet applications can operate with 100 percent SAF as a full drop-in option. READ MORE

February 02, 2021

Vilsack: Biofuels, bioenergy can help meet climate goals

BY Erin VoegeleSecretary of agriculture nominee Tom Vilsack stressed the important role biofuels and bioenergy will play in meeting the Biden administration’s climate goals during a Feb. 2 hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry. READ MORE

February 02, 2021

Proposed ASTM standard will test blendability of B100

BY ASTM International ASTM International’s committee on petroleum products, liquid fuels, and lubricants is developing a proposed standard that will provide a rapid, portable means to rate the filter blocking potential of a B100 biodiesel blend. READ MORE

February 02, 2021

IRFA: Biofuels continue to have positive impact on Iowa’s economy

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association A new study released Feb. 2 finds biofuels continue to have a significant positive impact on Iowa’s economy, but recent market challenges reduced the job and household income impacts of ethanol and biodiesel production in the state. READ MORE

February 02, 2021

KLM remains committed to sustainable aviation fuel

BY KLM KLM’s Corporate BioFuel Programme has been renamed the KLM Corporate SAF Programme. SAF stands for Sustainable Aviation Fuel. KLM has opted for this new name to make it clear that the fuel it buys is manufactured sustainably. READ MORE

January 22, 2021

Biodiesel, renewable diesel industry on the ‘RISE’ in 2021

BY National Biodiesel Board The biodiesel and renewable diesel industry is on the “RISE”. This week the NBB hosted more than 550 biodiesel and renewable diesel producers, distributors, retailers, and other industry advocates virtually to share the direction of the industry. READ MORE

January 22, 2021

Boeing to deliver airplanes ready to fly on 100% sustainable fuel

BY Boeing Boeing is setting an ambitious target to advance the long-term sustainability of commercial aviation, committing that its commercial airplanes are capable and certified to fly on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuels by 2030. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

Legislation introduced to establish CFS in New Mexico

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation introduced in New Mexico on Jan. 19 aims to establish a Clean Fuel Standard within the state. The bill is supported by New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham, the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo moves to July

BY BBI International BBI International has announced that the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, will be held July 13-15 in Minneapolis. The event was originally scheduled to be held in mid-June. READ MORE

January 19, 2021

Now is the time to cut carbon with biodiesel, renewable diesel

BY National Biodiesel Board “Achieving zero emissions from our products is becoming a higher priority for our customers, our communities, and our company,” said Wayne Eckerle of Cummins Inc. at the the 2021 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EIA: US biodiesel production expected to increase in 2021, 2022

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 12 released is Short-Term Energy Outlook for January, which features the agency’s first short-term predictions for 2022. The EIA currently predicts growth in biodiesel production through 2022. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

Opinion: U.S. Biodiesel Producers Weathering Pandemic Well

BY Tom BryanGenerally, U.S. biodiesel plants have managed the pandemic adeptly, keeping production online and people working. Most reported only moderate hits to their business operations, and many are investing in new technologies, right now, despite COVID-19. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

Inside NBB: Ad campaign turns up the volume on biodiesel: Better, Cleaner, Now!

BY The National Biodiesel Board Striving for greater consumer awareness, the NBB is trying to reach an audience unfamiliar with agriculture and the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry with targeted advertising in the mid-Atlantic, Washington D.C., and California regions. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

Neste, Avfuel create strategic partnership for SAF

BY Neste Neste and Avfuel Corp. announce a strategic partnership to create an efficient, continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States. Avfuel will be a branded SAF distributor for Neste. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

In Depth: Renewable Diesel's Rising Tide

BY Tom BryanAn update on U.S. renewable diesel projects—operational, expanding, under construction and proposed—giving new purpose to aging oil refineries. The report represents a transformative volume of nearly 5.5 billion gallons of new or potential capacity. READ MORE

January 06, 2021

Atlas Air partners with fuel supplier on SAF test flight

BY Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. on Dec. 22 announced the completion of a transoceanic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) test flight from Spain’s Zaragoza Airport to Mexico City. The flight was powered by a 2.33 percent blend of SAF. READ MORE

January 04, 2021

Missouri bill aims to establish B20 mandate

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation pre-filed with the Missouri Senate in late November aims to create a biodiesel blend mandate for all diesel transportation fuel sold with the state. The blend requirement would ramp up to 20 percent in 2024. READ MORE

December 30, 2020

Neste supplies DHL Express with SAF at San Francisco airport

BY Neste Neste has signed an agreement to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to DHL Express, the express service arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group. Through this agreement Neste has commenced supply of SAF with immediate effect to DHL Express at SFO. READ MORE

December 29, 2020

B20 Club of Indiana launched

BY Indiana Soybean Alliance Four diesel fleets in Indiana were recently inducted as inaugural members of the newly-formed B20 Club of Indiana, a collaboration between the Indiana Soybean Alliance and the American Lung Association. READ MORE

December 28, 2020

Manitoba increases ethanol, biodiesel blending requirements

BY Erin VoegeleThe Manitoba government on Dec. 22 announced that it will step up its ethanol and biodiesel blending requirements over the next two years, requiring E10 and B5 blends of gasoline and diesel by the start of 2022. READ MORE

December 09, 2020

Ames grows sustainable fleet with partners REG, Optimus

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. The City of Ames, Iowa, is adding seven new dump trucks to its fleet that have the Optimus Technologies advanced fuel system integrated into their new vehicle specification. The vehicles will be fueled with B100 produced by Renewable Energy Group. READ MORE

November 30, 2020

Iowa provides COVID-19 relief to 167 biofuel retail locations

BY Erin VoegeleThe Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship on Nov. 30 announced that 101 ethanol projects and 137 biodiesel projects at 167 fuel retail locations have been awarded COVID-19 relief under the Renewable Fuels Retail Recovery Program. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act establishes LCFS for aviation fuel

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., on Nov. 18 introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, a bill that aims to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and help the aviation sector reduce carbon emissions. READ MORE

November 18, 2020

UK 10-point plan addresses SAF, move to zero-emissions vehicles

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government on Nov. 18 issued its 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, which addresses sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and an accelerated phase-out of the sale of new gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles. 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 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 03, 2020

Minnesota Governor’s Council on Biofuels submits recommendations

BY Minnesota Department of Agriculture The Governor’s Council on Biofuels has given Gov. Tim Walz its consensus report on the steps needed to grow Minnesota’s biofuels industry and get the state back on track to meet renewable energy goals. READ MORE

October 29, 2020

NYSEC, NORA launch Net-Zero Hero marketing campaign for bioheat

BY New York State Energy Coalition The New York State Energy Coalition and National Oilheat Research Alliance have launched a new Bioheat marketing campaign, “I’m a Net-Zero Hero,” running throughout the five boroughs and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. READ MORE