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November 03, 2022

Neste, Sunweb Group partner to reduce emissions with SAF

BY Neste Corp. Sunweb Group, one of the leading European travel organizations, and Neste have entered into a new partnership based on which Sunweb Group purchases 306 tons (385,000 liters) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) from Neste. READ MORE

November 02, 2022

CVR Energy ramps up renewable diesel production

BY Erin VoegeleCVR Energy Inc. has reported its renewable diesel unit at the Wynnewood refinery in Oklahoma continued to increase production during the third quarter. A feedstock pretreatment unit is expected to be operational next year. READ MORE

November 02, 2022

Biofuel, ag groups praise EPA’s decision to reverse SREs

BY Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association and American Coalition for Ethanol Growth Energy, RFA, ACE and NFU on Nov. 1 filed a motion to intervene in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the U.S. EPA’s decision to deny 69 petitions from refineries seeking small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the RFS. READ MORE

November 01, 2022

Marathon: Martinez conversion to be mechanically complete in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleMarathon Petroleum Corp. on Nov. 1 confirmed that phase 1 of the renewable diesel conversion project at the company’s Martinez refinery in California is expected to be mechanically complete by the end of 2022. READ MORE

November 01, 2022

IEA report outlines growth potential for liquid biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe International Energy Agency on Oct. 27 released its World Energy Outlook 2022. The report, in part, predicts global biofuel consumption could more than double by 2030 and continue to increase through 2050. READ MORE

November 01, 2022

Shell acquires waste oil recycling company EcoOils

BY Shell Eastern Petroleum Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell plc, has acquired EcoOils Ltd., a waste oil recycling firm. The acquisition is part of Shell’s ambition to increase production of sustainable low carbon fuels for transport. READ MORE

November 01, 2022

Topsoe technology to be installed at Canadian biorefinery

BY Topsoe Topsoe has been selected by Federated Co-operatives Ltd. to officially support the production of renewable diesel in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. FCL has chosen Topsoe’s HydroFlex process to produce low-carbon renewable diesel. READ MORE

October 31, 2022

EIA: US biofuel capacity reaches 21.37 billion gallons in August

BY Erin VoegeleTotal U.S. operable biofuels production capacity was down slightly in August, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Oct. 31. Feedstock consumption for August was down when compared to the previous month, but up when compared to August 2021. READ MORE

October 31, 2022

Alder Fuels to utilize BTG Bioliquids fast pyrolysis technology

BY BTG Bioliquids On Oct. 27, as part of its goal to unleash production of 1 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel, Alder Fuels has selected BTG Bioliquids to be part of the first Alder Greencrude (AGC) processing facility in the U.S. Southeast. READ MORE

October 28, 2022

Biodiesel, renewable diesel reduce emissions in California

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America Clean Fuels Alliance America on Oct. 28 hailed California’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory for 2020, which reported a 16 percent decrease in transportation carbon emissions due in part to increasing use of biodiesel and renewable diesel. READ MORE

October 27, 2022

USDA seeks public input on IRA’s biofuel infrastructure funding

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA will host a virtual listening session on Nov. 3 that focuses on Section 22003 of the Inflation Reduction Act, which provides $500 million in biofuels infrastructure funding. A 30-day public comment period is also being opened. READ MORE

October 27, 2022

Neste’s Q3 renewables sales impacted by logistical delays

BY Erin VoegeleNeste released third quarter financial results on Oct. 27, reporting that its Renewable Products segment performed well despite an adverse impact from margin hedging and some logistical delays in product deliveries. READ MORE

October 26, 2022

Eni ends procurement of palm oil

BY Eni Eni has definitively ended the procurement of palm oil for use at the Venice and Gela biorefineries for the production of hydrogenated biofuels. The company previously set a goal to become "palm oil free" by the end of 2022. READ MORE

October 26, 2022

Fluor awarded contract for Imperial renewable diesel project

BY Fluor Corp. Fluor Corp. was awarded a reimbursable front-end engineering and detailed design, engineering and procurement services contract for Imperial for its renewable diesel complex under development at the Strathcona refinery inear Edmonton, Alberta. READ MORE

October 25, 2022

Valero reports profitable Q3 for renewable diesel, ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleValero Energy Corp. released Q3 financial results on Oct. 25, reporting both its renewable diesel and ethanol operations were profitable during the quarter. The company also said additional renewable diesel capacity will be online next month. READ MORE

October 25, 2022

Neste to supply Air France-KLM Group with additional SAF

BY Neste Corp. The Air France-KLM Group (AF-KLM) and Neste have announced the expansion of their existing cooperation with a new strategic partnership for the supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to the Group. READ MORE

October 24, 2022

EPA: 1.72 billion RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released data showing that 1.72 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the RFS in September, up from 1.62 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

October 24, 2022

EPA: 1 new SRE petition filed, 5 SRE petitions currently pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Oct. 20 released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data, reporting that one new SRE petition was filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard during the past month. According to the agency, five SRE petitions are now pending. READ MORE

October 24, 2022

Topsoe to supply technology to SAF biorefinery in Brazil

BY Erin VoegeleTopsoe on Oct. 19 announced its HydroFlex and H2bridge technologies will be deployed at a biorefinery under development in Manaus, Brazil, by Brasil BioFuels. The facility will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel. READ MORE

October 19, 2022

Senators urge EPA to issue a strong RFS ‘set’ rule

BY Erin VoegeleA bipartisan group of senators, led by Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., on Oct. 19 sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to establish robust and expanded RVOs in its upcoming RFS "set" rule. READ MORE

October 19, 2022

Signature Aviation expands supply of Neste SAF in California

BY Neste Corp. Signature Aviation, the world’s largest network of Fixed-Base Operations (FBO), announced on Oct. 19 that it has expanded the availability of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to all of its locations in California. READ MORE

October 18, 2022

Japan’s draft policy on aviation decarbonization features SAF

BY Erin VoegeleThe Japanese government is seeking public comments on a draft policy to promote decarbonization in the aviation industry. The policy, in part, would require flights to be carbon neutral by 2050 and require airlines to use SAF. READ MORE

October 17, 2022

Eni considers building a third biorefinery in Livorno, Italy

BY Eni Eni is investigating the opportunity to build a new biorefinery at the company's industrial site in Livorno, Italy. The project sould include a feedstock pretreatment unit, an Ecofining plant, and facility to produce hydrogen from methane. READ MORE

October 17, 2022

4AIR to partner with Southwest Airlines to document SAF use

BY 4AIR 4AIR, the first and only rating system focused on comprehensive sustainability in aviation, on Oct. 17 announced that it will provide sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) inventory accounting and documentation services for Southwest Airlines. READ MORE

October 13, 2022

Avfuel and Sheltair cover SAF bases for NBAA-BACE

BY Avfuel Corp. Avfuel Corp. partnered with Sheltair Aviation and Neste to ensure NBAA-BACE attendees have the option to fuel sustainably for the 2022 show. Avfuel has two truckload deliveries of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to its branded FBO at KORL. READ MORE

October 13, 2022

Eni starts exporting vegetable oil for biorefining from Kenya

BY Eni The first cargo of vegetable oil for biorefining produced by Eni in Kenya has left the port of Mombasa, on its way to Gela’s biorefinery. This marks the start of the transport and logistic system that will support the value chain in the country. READ MORE

October 13, 2022

Wastewater facilities incorporate Greasezilla technology

BY Downey Ridge Environmental Co. Downey Ridge Environmental Co., developer of Greasezilla FOG (fats, oils & grease) separation and processing system, announces a significant increase in the number of wastewater facilities incorporating Greasezilla into their operations. READ MORE

October 12, 2022

USDA maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its forecast for 2022-’23 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Oct. 12. The agency, however, lowered its forecast for U.S. soybean production. READ MORE

October 12, 2022

USDA: Soybean production down 3% from 2021

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. soybean production is forecast at 4.31 billion bushels for 2022, down 3 precent when compared to 2021, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service’s latest Crop Production report, released Oct. 12. READ MORE

October 12, 2022

DOE funds pilot study focused on biosecurity for bioenergy crops

BY U.S. Department of Energy, Brookhaven National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science has selected Brookhaven National Laboratory to lead a new research effort focused on potential threats to crops grown for bioenergy production. READ MORE

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