Biofuel groups testify in support of a strong RFSRepresentatives 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. READ MORE SHARE
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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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. READ MORE SHARE
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. READ MORE SHARE
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. READ MORE SHARE