EIA predicts steep growth in US renewable diesel capacity


The U.S. Energy Information Administration released data on July 21 forecasting that U.S. renewable diesel production capacity will reach 5.1 billion gallons per year by 2024, up from an estimated 600 MMgy in 2020.
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UK seeks public comments on proposed SAF mandate


The U.K. Department for Transport on July 23 opened a public consultation on a proposal that would establish a SAF mandate requiring jet fuels suppliers to blend an increasing portion of SAF into aviation fuel starting in 2025.
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Valero reports strong Q2 for ethanol, renewable diesel segments


Valero Energy Corp. released second quarter financial results on July 29, reporting improved earnings for its ethanol and renewable diesel business segments. Ethanol production volumes and renewable diesel sales volumes were both up in Q2.
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Neste reports continued strong demand for renewable diesel


Neste released financial results for the first half of 2021 on July 27, reporting solid performance for its renewable products segment. Demand for renewable diesel was robust, but feedstock markets were tight, the company reported.
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NBB launches ad campaign for the RFS


National Biodiesel Board has launched an ad campaign calling on President Biden to maintain his commitment to the RFS. The ads will air on more than 200 radio stations in Iowa, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
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Senators request meeting with Biden on RFS


A group of nine senators led by Sens. Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Roger Marshall, R-Kan., sent a letter to President Biden on July 28 requesting a meeting with him and members of his cabinet to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Lawmakers ask Regan to prioritize RFS rulemakings


A group of 29 members of Congress on July 30 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to prioritize rulemaking to set RFS RVOs for 2021 and 2022, along with the biomass-based diesel RVOs for 2022 and 2023.
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Alberta awards TEIR funds to Canary Biofuels’ plant


The government of Alberta on July 27 announced C$4.7 million in support for Canary Biofuels’ 70 MMly (18.49 MMgy) biorefinery that will convert agriculture waste, inedible animal fats and used cooking oil into biodiesel and glycerin.
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EU announces 5-year extension of tariffs on US biodiesel imports


The European Union on Aug. 2 published a notice announcing it will extend tariffs on U.S. biodiesel for an additional five years, through 2026, following a review by the European Commission. The tariffs have been in place since 2009.
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DOE report predicts job growth in biofuels sector


The U.S. Department of Energy on July 19 released its 2021 U.S. Energy Employment Report, which shows jobs in biobased fuels fell last year, but at a lower rate than overall job losses in the U.S. fuel sector.
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