EIA: US biofuel capacity, feedstock consumption down in June


U.S. biofuel production capacity was down in June, falling to 20.732 billion gallons per year, down from 20.792 billion gallons per year in May. Total feedstock consumption was at 26.166 billion pounds in June, down from 26.768 billion pounds in May.
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USDA announces $26 million in third round of HBIIP awards


The USDA on Aug. 19 announced $26 million in investments under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The funds will expand the availability of higher-blend renewable fuels by 822 million gallons annually in 23 states.
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EPA delivers proposed rule to set RFS RVOs to OMB


The U.S. EPA on Aug. 26 delivered a proposed rule to set annual volume and percentage standards under the RFS to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before a proposed rule is released for public comment.
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Truck used in B100 pilot to be showcased at Farm Progress Show


One of the five trucks used in last year’s cooperative B100 pilot program will be on display at the 2021 Farm Progress Show in Illinois. The pilot was designed to demonstrate the feasibility of technology allowing diesel vehicles to operate on B100.
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Imperial to produce renewable diesel at Strathcona refinery


Imperial is moving forward with plans to construct a world-class renewable diesel complex at its Strathcona refinery near Edmonton, Alberta. This new complex is expected to produce more than 1 billion liters per year (264 MMgy) of renewable diesel.
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Calumet celebrates first delivery of renewable feedstock


Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Aug. 19 to celebrate the delivery of the first seed oil feedstock for the production of renewable diesel at its refinery in Great Falls, Montana.
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Union Pacific, Progress Rail partner to reduce GHG emissions


Union Pacific locomotives will be getting a boost of biodiesel fuel. Progress Rail, a Caterpillar company, approved the use of up to 20 percent biodiesel blend in specific EMD locomotive series operated by the railroad.
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EPA: 1.69 billion RINs generated in July


The U.S. EPA has released data showing 1.69 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in July, up from 1.63 billion RINs that were generated during the same month of last year.
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Marathon, ADM announce feedstocks partnership


Marathon and ADM announced on Aug. 19 an agreement to form a joint venture for the production of soybean oil to supply rapidly growing demand for renewable diesel fuel. An initial facility owned by the joint venture will begin operations in 2023.
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EPA: 59 SRE petitions now pending, down from 64 in July


The U.S. EPA published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Aug. 19, reporting that there are currently 59 SRE petitions pending under the Renewable Fuel Standard, down from 64 that were pending as of mid-July.
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