Biofuel groups testify in support of a strong RFS


Representatives of the biofuels industry called on the U.S. EPA to set strong RFS blending requirements and abandon plans to retroactively reduce the 2020 RVO during a Jan. 4 hearing held by the agency to gather comments on its pending RFS proposal.
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New York implements bioheat mandate


New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Dec. 23 signed legislation that mandates all heating oil sold within the state contain at least 5 percent biodiesel by July 2022. The requirement expands to 10 percent starting in July 2025.
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EPA to host 2-day workshop on GHG modeling for biofuels


The U.S. EPA will host a virtual public workshop on GHG modeling for biofuels on Feb. 28 - March 1. Information gathered through the event will be used to inform a range of current and future actions, including those related to the RFS.
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Continental Refining Co. breaks ground on biodiesel facility


Continental Refining Co. on Dec. 21 broke ground on its new soybean crushing, biodiesel refining and blending facility in Somerset, Kentucky, a project creating 20 full-time jobs with a $26.8 million investment.
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Verde Bio Holdings agrees to acquire 2 biodiesel plants


Verde Bio Holdings Inc. announced on Dec. 16 the execution of a letter of intent to acquire two existing and operational biodiesel plants located in Fort Myers, Florida, and Wilson, North Carolina. Each plant has a capacity of approximately 5 MMgy.
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NFU supports EPA’s plan to complete canola oil RFS rulemaking


National Farmers Union is speaking out in support of the U.S. EPA’s plan to undertake rulemaking in 2022 to develop Renewable Fuel Standard canola oil pathways for renewable fuels, including renewable diesel and jet fuel.
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CGB, MN Soybean Processors to build soybean processing plant


CGB Enterprises Inc. and Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) on Dec. 22 announced that they have formed a joint venture for the construction of a state-of-the-art soybean processing plant near Casselton, North Dakota.
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EIA: US biofuel capacity, feedstock consumption up in October


U.S. biofuels production capacity expanded to nearly 20.87 billion gallons per year in October, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 30. Feedstock consumption was also up significantly.
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Darling Ingredients to acquire Valley Proteins


Darling Ingredients Inc.has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the shares of Valley Proteins Inc. for approximately $1.1 billion in cash. Valley Proteins operates 18 major rendering and used cooking oil faciliites in the U.S.
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Portland-area buses now fueled with renewable diesel


Starting Dec. 2, 2021, all TriMet buses running on routes throughout the tri-county Portland metro area will be powered by a much cleaner-burning fuel—renewable diesel. TriMet is using a blend of 99 percent renewable diesel and 1 percent petroleum.
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DOE issues new RFI on renewable fuel scale-up, demonstration


The DOE is seeking input from biofuels producers and technology developers about their readiness to scale certain process technologies. The agency is also interested in learning how existing first-generation biofuel indsutries can be leveraged.
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Bp, Maersk Tankers carry out successful marine biofuel trials


bp and Maersk Tankers, with support from the Danish Maritime Authority, have successfully completed trials using biofuel-blended marine fuel in product tankers, demonstrating that sustainable biofuels can be used as a marine "drop-in fuel."
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