REG discusses Geismar expansion, Houston shutdown in Q3 results


Cynthia (CJ) Warner, president and CEO of REG, provided an update on the expansion of the company's Geismar renewable diesel plant and elaborated on plans to shut down the company’s Houston biodiesel plant during a third quarter earnings call.
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EPA denies 1 SRE petition


The U.S. EPA published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Nov. 5, reporting that the agency has denied one SRE petition for compliance year 2019. An additional SRE petition has also been filed for compliance year 2020.
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CVR to move forward with Wynnewood conversion in early 2022


David Lamp, president and CEO of CVR Energy Inc. provided an update of the company’s planned projects to convert two existing petroleum refineries to renewable diesel production during a third quarter earnings call on Nov. 2.
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USDA maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel


The USDA maintained its forecast for 2021-’22 soybean oil use in biofuel in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Nov. 9. The estimate for 2020-’21 soybean oil use in biofuel was revised up.
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Biodiesel exports down in September


The U.S. exported 40,973.4 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater in September, down from both 77,174.3 metric tons in August and 59,904 metric tons in September 2020, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Nov. 4.
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CN, Progress Rail partner with REG to test biofuel blends


Canadian National Railway Company and Progress Rail, a Caterpillar Company are partnering with REG to test high-level renewable fuel blends including both biodiesel and renewable diesel in support of the companies’ sustainability goals.
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ASA, NBB express concerns over supply chain (but not soy oil)


During a House Ag Committee hearing Nov. 3, producers, processors and users of soy expressed concern over issues ranging from labor shortages to shipping. They are not, however, concerned about soy oil supplies.
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Greasezilla: FOG separation system deployed in exterior placement


Downey Ridge Environmental Co., developer of Greasezilla FOG separation and processing systems, announces the release of a new enclosed modular system produced for sites that require or desire exterior placement.
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Marathon discusses renewables projects during Q3 earnings call


Mike Hennigan, CEO of Marathon Petroleum Corp., provided an update of the company’s renewables fuels initiatives, including it refinery conversion projects and a feedstock joint venture formed with ADM, during a third quarter earnings call.
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EIA: US biofuel capacity flat in August, feedstock use down


Operatable biofuels production capacity in the U.S. remained steady at 20.734 billion gallons per year in August. Biofuel feedstock consumption, at 24.948 billion pounds, was down 1.938 billion pounds when compared to July, according to the EIA.
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NBB, ABFA ask Congress to support Bioheat in upcoming bill


The NBB and ABFA joined with three other groups to send a letter to Democratic leadership on Oct. 27 asking them to support biodiesel and Bioheat fuel as they finalize clean energy provisions in the reconciliation package.
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Neste reports strong Q3 for renewables segment


Neste released third quarter financial results on Oct. 27, reporting that the company’s renewable products segment achieved high sales volumes and maintained healthy sales margins despite tight feedstock markets.
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