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October 04, 2022

AGP’s Nathan Nolte elected to lead Iowa Biodiesel Board

BY Iowa Biodiesel Board Nathan Nolte, biofuels sales manager for Ag Processing Inc., has been elected by his peers to serve as the chair of the Iowa Biodiesel Board. Nolte, who has worked for AGP since 2010, grew up on a farm in southeast Nebraska. READ MORE

October 03, 2022

EIA: US biofuel capacity reaches 21.469 billion gallons in July

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. ethanol and biodiesel capacity were down slightly in July. Renewable diesel capacity, however, continued to expand and is poised to surpass operatable biodiesel capacity, according to data released by the U.S. EIA. READ MORE

October 03, 2022

Biofuel groups intervene in legal challenge to RFS rule

BY Erin VoegeleGrowth Energy, the RFA and Clean Fuels Alliance America have filed motions in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia Circuit to intervene in support of the U.S. EPA’s rule to set 2020, 2021 and 2022 RFS RVOs. READ MORE

September 30, 2022

Camelina Company España opens innovation center in Spain

BY Camelina Company España Camelina Company España on Sept. 29 held the opening of its new innovation Center in Daimiel, Spain. Camelina is grown for use by Camelina Company’s parent company Global Clean Energy to produce ultra-low carbon renewable fuels. READ MORE

September 30, 2022

WestJet flies its 2nd SAF flight from New York City to Calgary

BY WestJet WestJet on Sept. 26 operated the airline’s second ever sustainable aviation fuel flight with the departure of WestJet flight WS1681 out of New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to YYC Calgary International Airport. READ MORE

September 29, 2022

CoBank discusses potential boom in renewable diesel capacity

BY Erin VoegeleCoBank on Sept. 27 published a report that calls renewable diesel the most exciting growth opportunity in the U.S. biofuels space, with proposed capacity increasing from approximately 1 billion gallons in 2021 to 6.5 billion gallons by 2030. READ MORE

September 29, 2022

TrustBIX, BQNC launch biomass traceability pilot project

BY TrustBIX Inc. TrustBIX Inc. is launching a biomass traceability pilot project with members of the BQNC. The project will demonstrate importance of biomass traceability for assuring product quality and important production attributes throughout the supply chain. READ MORE

September 28, 2022

IRENA: Global biofuel, bioenergy jobs at 12.7 million in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleWorldwide renewable energy employment reached 12.7 million last year, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency. Liquid biofuels, solid biomass and biogas accounted for a combined 3.44 million of those jobs. READ MORE

September 28, 2022

TotalEnergies, SARIA join forces to produce SAF

BY TotalEnergies TotalEnergies and SARIA have concluded an agreement to develop sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production on the Grandpuits (Seine-et-Marne) zero-crude platform. The agreement is a major step in securing feedstock supply. READ MORE

September 27, 2022

Helicopter fueled with SAF takes off from airport in Singapore

BY Neste Corp. On Sept. 26, Bell’s next generation five seater helicopter, the Bell 505, fueled with Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel took off at Seletar Airport in Singapore. This is the first helicopter flight fueled with SAF in Southeast Asia. READ MORE

September 27, 2022

Biofuels trail for European land freight reduces CO2 emissions

BY Mercedes The Mercedes-AMG PETRONAS F1 Team recently concluded a trial in the use of biofuels in its16 Mercedes Actros Gigaspace race trucks for the final three races of the European season. The trial achieved an 89 percent redution in freight emissions. READ MORE

September 26, 2022

Canada seeks proposals for biomass supply chain projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe Canadian government is seeking proposals for projects that will support the establishment of biomass supply chains to ensure that a steady and usable supply of sustainable feedstock is available to clean fuel production facilities. READ MORE

September 26, 2022

Tidewater Renewables announces sales agreement for CFR credits

BY Tidewater Renewables Ltd. Tidewater Renewables Ltd. has announced an agreement to sell Federal Clean Fuel Regulation (CFR) credits that it will receive through the production and sale of fuel produced at the renewable diesel and renewable hydrogen complex at Prince George. READ MORE

September 23, 2022

DOE releases roadmap to achieve carbon neutral aviation emissions

BY U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm on Sept. 23 announced the release of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge Roadmap, a comprehensive plan that outlines a government-wide strategy for scaling up new technologies to produce SAF. READ MORE

September 23, 2022

Atlantic Aviation, Avfuel provide SAF for UN delegates meeting

BY Avfuel Corp. As the United Nations holds its Mountain Partnership Global Meeting in Aspen, Atlantic Aviation and Avfuel Corp. partnered to ensure plentiful supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel for air operations surrounding the event. READ MORE

September 23, 2022

Greenergy expands biodiesel manufacturing in Amsterdam

BY Greenergy Greenergy, Europe’s largest producer of biodiesel from wastes, announced Aug. 25 that it is increasing production in its Amsterdam biodiesel manufacturing plant by over 25 percent. The upgrades will be complete in 2023. READ MORE

September 22, 2022

Biofuel groups discuss upcoming RFS ‘set’ rule

BY Erin VoegeleRepresentatives of Growth Energy, the National Corn Growers Association, Renewable Fuels Association and Clean Fuels Alliance America on Sept. 22 discussed the U.S. EPA’s upcoming RFS “set” rule during a virtual briefing held by Fuels America. READ MORE

September 22, 2022

Neste, Marathon establish renewable fuels joint venture

BY Neste Neste Corp. and Marathon Petroleum Corp. have finalized an agreement to establish a 50/50 joint venture to produce renewable diesel following a conversion project of Marathon's refinery in Martinez, California. READ MORE

September 22, 2022

OMV, RYANAIR sign MOU to supply 160,000 tons SAF

BY OMV OMV on Sept. 14 signed a memorandum of understanding to supply up to 53 million gallons sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Ryanair airports across Austria, Germany, and Romania over the next eight years. READ MORE

September 21, 2022

Holland America Line successfully completes biofuel test

BY Holland America Line Holland America Line completed the cruise industry's first multiweek test of biofuels on board Volendam at Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The 20-day test was conducted in partnership with GoodFuels and Wärtsilä. READ MORE

September 21, 2022

Booster expands renewable diesel offerings in California

BY Booster Recognizing fleet customers' growing demand for lower-carbon energy sources, Booster has expanded its renewable diesel product offering to three new markets in California, including Sacramento, San Jose and San Diego. READ MORE

September 21, 2022

Clean Fuels hires fuel economist Jonathan Martin

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America Clean Fuels Alliance America has appointed Jonathan Martin of Ottawa Hills, Ohio, as its first director of economic and market analytics. Martin most recently served as an economist with Marathon Petroleum Co. READ MORE

September 20, 2022

EPA delivers final rule on canola oil RFS fuel pathways to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Sept. 19 delivered a final rule to create canola oil fuel pathways under the RFS for renewable diesel, jet fuel naphtha, liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and heating oil to the White House Office of Management and Budget. READ MORE

September 20, 2022

China’s biodiesel production to expand by 32% in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleChina’s biodiesel production in 2022 is expected to increase by 32 percent when compared to 2021 due primarily to a surge in export demand, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

September 19, 2022

DriveClean initiative launches, advocates for national CFS

BY Erin VoegeleA diverse group of clean fuel stakeholders, including several biofuel producers, on Sept. 19 launched the DriveClean initiative, which is urging lawmakers to create a market-based technology-neutral national Clean Fuel Standard. READ MORE

September 19, 2022

Neste considers transitioning Porvoo refinery to renewables

BY Neste Corp. Neste is launching a strategic study on transitioning its refinery in Porvoo, Finland, to non-crude oil refining and into a globally leading renewable and circular solutions site. The company aims to complete the transition by the mid-2030s. READ MORE

September 16, 2022

Air New Zealand welcomes first shipment of SAF from Neste

BY Neste Corp. Air New Zealand is welcoming he first shipment of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) into New Zealand (‘Aotearoa’) ready to power the airline's fleet. The shipment of SAF is imported into New Zealand in partnership with Z Energy. READ MORE

September 16, 2022

Directional Aviation, Alder Fuels join forces on SAF

BY Directional Aviation Private aviation investment firm Directional Aviation is making a financial investment in Alder Fuels, a clean tech developer and greencrude producer. The companies also will pilot a pioneering blockchain-powered transparency tool. READ MORE

September 15, 2022

EPA: 1.81 billion RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Sept. 15 released updated renewable identification number (RIN) data, reporting that nearly 1.81 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in August, up from 1.72 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

September 15, 2022

EPA to hold virtual workshop on biointermediates on Sept. 29

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a virtual public workshop on Sept. 29 that focuses on the new biointermediates provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard program. Attendees must preregister by Sept. 27. READ MORE

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