Erin Voegele currently serves as an Associate Editor for Ethanol Producer Magazine, Biomass Magazine, SAF Magazine and Pellet Mill Magazine, and has written for several other BBI International publications in the past. She aims to provide members of the biorefining industry with accurate, timely, and relevant information that is vital to operating their businesses. Voegele has been with BBI International since 2008. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from North Dakota State University.
The New Mexico House of Representatives on Feb. 3 voted 36 to 33 in favor of a bill that aims to establish a technology-neutral clean transportation fuel standard that would reduce the CI of transportation fuels by at least 30% by 2040.
Imperial Oil Ltd. on Feb. 2 confirmed that construction on the renewable diesel project under development at its Strathcona refinery near Edmonton, Alberta, remains on track for startup in 2025.
Nevada Gov. Joe Lombardo and the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development on Jan. 25 approved $11.72 million in tax abatements for a 120 MMgy renewable diesel and SAF project under development by Edgewood Renewables LLC.
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Novozymes on Feb. 1 released unaudited results for 2023, reporting that bioenergy sales were up approximately 23% last year. The company, which on Jan. 29 merged with Chr. Hansen to form Novonesis, is expected to release full audited results on Feb. 8
Total U.S. biofuel operatable production capacity was up slightly in November, with gains for ethanol, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 31. Total feedstock consumption was down slightly from October.
Legislation introduced in the New Jersey Senate on Jan. 29 aims to establish a low-carbon transportation fuel standard (LCTFS) that would reduce the average carbon intensity (CI) of gasoline and diesel by 10% below a 2019 baseline by 2030.
Vertex Energy Inc. on Jan. 23 released an operational update, reporting that the renewable diesel production unit at its refinery in Mobile, Alabama, produced approximately 3,900 barrels per day during the fourth quarter of 2023.
Denmark-based biotechnology company Novozymes and Denmark-based bioscience company Chr. Hansen on Jan. 29 announced they have completed a planned merger, creating the newly formed company Novonesis.
Valero Energy Corp. released Q4 financial results on Jan. 25, reporting an increase in renewable diesel production volumes despite lower margins. The SAF project under development in Texas remains on schedule for completion next year.
Topsoe on Jan. 23 announced it has signed a licensing and engineering agreement with Preem to provide its HydroFlex technology for renewable diesel and SAF production to Preem’s refinery conversion project in Lysekil, Sweden.