Biodiesel Use

October 26, 2020

Alaska Airlines, Microsoft partner to fuel flights with SAF

BY Microsoft Microsoft Corp. employees who fly between their global headquarters in Redmond, Washington, and California on Alaska Airlines will fly more sustainably thanks to the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to cover their business travel. READ MORE

October 23, 2020

EPA awards $1.4 million to National Biodiesel Foundation

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has awarded $1.4 million to the National Biodiesel Foundation to support its efforts to reduce diesel emissions and exposure in the Washington, D.C., area by replacing municipal vehicles with new biodiesel-powered units. READ MORE

October 23, 2020

Report quantities GHG benefits of biofuel use in Canada

BY Erin VoegeleAdvanced Biofuels Canada on Oct. 19 announced the release of its Biofuels in Canada 2020 report, which shows that biofuels accounted for 6.5 percent of Canada’s gasoline pool and 2.5 percent of the nation’s diesel pool in 2018. READ MORE

October 19, 2020

Bioenergy, biofuels account for nearly half of US renewables use

BY Erin VoegeleWood and waste energy accounted for nearly one-fourth of U.S. renewable energy use in 2019, while biofuels accounted for 20 percent of renewable energy consumption, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Oct. 19. READ MORE

October 14, 2020

UK biofuel consumption down 27% in Q2

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K.’s consumption of transportation biofuels fell sharply during the second quarter of 2020 due primarily to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated lockdown measures that reduced travel, according to data released by the U.K. government on Oct. 8. READ MORE

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 05, 2020

Neste: School district fuels 75 buses with renewable diesel

BY Neste The Twin Rivers Unified School District near Sacramento, California, achieved a major milestone in its climate action plan by switching 75 diesel-powered school buses to run on renewable diesel fuel provided by Neste. 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 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 24, 2020

Gulfstream extends contract for sustainable aviation fuel

BY Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. on Sept. 14 announced it has extended its contract with World Fuel Services to continue providing the business-jet manufacturer with a steady supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by World Energy. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

Heating oil industry plans to eliminate fossil energy

BY National Energy & Fuels Institute At a national summit held Sept. 23, representatives from the National Energy & Fuels Institute and global management consulting firm Kearney announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. 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

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 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 18, 2020

Biofuel accounts for record 5.8% of UK transportation fuel in Q1

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. consumed 645 million liters (170.39 million gallons) of transportation biofuels during the first quarter of 2020, up 53 percent when compared to the same period of 2019, according to data released by the U.K. government on Sept. 10. 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 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 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 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 17, 2020

Neste to supply sustainable aviation fuel to three US airlines

BY Neste Neste is supplying Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways with sustainable aviation fuel for flights from San Francisco International Airport. The fuel will contribute to each airline’s efforts to reach their climate goals. READ MORE

July 30, 2020

German biodiesel, HVO consumption projected to rise 13% in 2020

BY Ron KotrbaUFOP estimates German consumption of biodiesel and renewable diesel, or hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), will be approximately 780.5 million gallons for 2020, an increase of approximately 90 million gallons, or 13 percent, over 2019. 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 16, 2020

City buses in Grand Forks, North Dakota, running on B20 biodiesel

BY The North Dakota Soybean Council This summer Cities Area Transit buses in Grand Forks, North Dakota, are running on a different fuel than normal. CAT recently switched to fueling its fleet with B20, a blend of 20 percent biodiesel and 80 percent petroleum diesel. READ MORE

July 14, 2020

Q&A: A model for low-carbon fuels in the global energy transition

BY Alan P. Mammoser Alan Mammoser, independent writer on renewable energy, interviews Karl Feilder, CEO of Dubai-based Neutral Fuels, on the role his biodiesel company and local business model play in the global transition to climate-friendly transportation fuels. READ MORE

July 09, 2020

US EPA’s RFS anti-backsliding study discounts biodiesel benefits

BY Ron Kotrba“Failure to account for the impacts of both higher and lower biodiesel blends ... does a disservice to the industry that is working to continuously improve [its] tailpipe emissions profile,”stated NBB in comments to EPA on its anti-backsliding study. READ MORE