USDA announces $800 million in support for biofuels


The USDA on Dec. 7 announced the agency will make up to $800 million available to support biofuel producers and infrastructure, including $700 million in pandemic relief and $100 million in infrastructure funding to support the use of higher blends.
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EPA issues RFS RVO proposed rule, proposes to deny SRE petitions


The U.S. EPA on Dec. 7 released a proposed rule to revise 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard RVOs and set long-overdue RVOs for 2021 and 2022. In a separate action, the agency is proposing to deny more than 60 SRE petitions.
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USDA announces $3.1 million in HBIIP awards


The USDA on Dec. 3 awarded a combined $3.1 million to eight recipients under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Inventive Program, which aims to increase the sales and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel by expanding biofuels infrastructure.
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Biofuel groups urge the EPA to get the RFS back on track


Representatives of the U.S. biofuels industry slammed the U.S. EPA’s delays in setting Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements and called on the agency to get the RFS back on track during a Dec. 3 hearing.
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Pilot project drives more than 600,000 miles on B100


B100 is one step closer to being a reality for commercial fleet operations thanks to the results of a pilot program that tested the fuel in five class-8 over-the-road trucks. Official results of the pilot program will be released next year.
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Viking announces agreement to acquire Reno biorefinery


Viking Energy Group Inc. on Dec. 1 announced it has entered into a membership interest purchase agreement (MIPA) to acquire a 100 percent interest in a group of companies developing a renewable diesel plant in Reno, Nevada.
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Booster converts thousands of diesel vehicles to renewable fuel


Booster announced on Dec. 1 has converted more than 90 of its diesel customers with close to 1,200 vehicles to renewable fuels within the first month of its decarbonization initiative. The vehicles are now fueled with biobased diesel.
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EIA improves biofuels reporting in Monthly Energy Review


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently changed the way its reports biofuel data in its Monthly Energy Review. The agency now breaks down data into four categories, including ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and other biofuels.
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United fuels passenger flight with 100% SAF


United Airlines announced on Nov. 30 an unprecedent achievement for sustianable aviation fuel (SAF) use. For the first time, a commercial carrier flew an aircraft full of passengers using 100 percent SAF.
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EIA: US biofuel capacity up in September, feedstock use down


Operable biofuels production capacity in the U.S. expanded by 32 MMgy in September to 20.766 billion gallons per year, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 30. Feedstock consumption was down for the month.
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Airbus: In-flight 100% SAF emissions study shows early promise


Initial findings from a world-first study of the impact of 100 percent SAF on both engines of a commercial jet have provided promising early results. The study involved Airbus, Rolls-Royce, German research centre DLR and SAF producer Neste.
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Camelina storage, rail loading facility planned for Montana


Sustainable Oils Inc. has purchased 45 acres in Havre, Montana. The company is close to selecting its contractor to begin construction of the planned 600,000 bushel storage and rail loading facility for its proprietary camelina grain in Q1 2022.
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