Marathon, Neste partner on Martinez conversion project


Marathon Petroleum and Neste on March 1 announced they have entered into definitive agreements to form a 50/50 joint venture to produce renewable diesel following a conversion project at Marathon’s existing refinery in Martinez, California.
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Senate bill bans Russian oil, increases access to US biofuels


Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on March 9 introduced the Home Front Energy Independence Act, a bill that aims to put into a law a ban on Russian oil and includes provisions to increase the use of biodiesel and other biofuels.
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2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo agenda released


Ethanol Producer Magazine has announced the preliminary agenda for the 2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) and co-located events taking place June 13-15, 2022, at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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REG reports increased revenue for Q4


Renewable Energy Group Inc. released fourth quarter 2021 financial results on March 1, reporting increased renewable diesel production for the period. Biodiesel sales were down slightly, while revenue was up significantly.
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EPA to disclose CBI related to SRE petitions to GAO


The U.S. EPA on March 10 issued a notice to all obligated parties under the RFS that the agency will disclose certain confidential business information (CBI) related to SRE petitions to the U.S. Government Accountability Office on March 28.
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Value of US biodiesel exports up in January


The U.S. exported 26,383.6 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater in January, down from 28,666.9 metric tons the previous month, but up from 21,497.6 metric tons in January 2021, according to data released by the USDA.
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Optimus Technologies, REG implement B100 technology in Madison


The City of Madison, Wisconsin will soon be seeing emissions reductions after converting 17 of their fleet vehicles to operate on 100 percent biodiesel, thanks to their partnership with Optimus Technologies and Renewable Energy Group.
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Clean Fuels: Biomass-based diesel can replace Russian oil


Clean Fuels Alliance America sent a letter to President Biden pledging readiness to maintain homegrown fuel supplies, mitigate consumers’ economic pain, and speed the nation’s clean energy future in support of the administration’s ban on Russian oil.
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USDA WASDE lowers forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel


The USDA decreased its forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest World Agricultural Demand and Supply Estimates report, released March 9. The agency is also predicting higher soybean prices, lower production and higher exports.
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Wabtec, Union Pacific partner to reduce emissions with biodiesel


Union Pacific Railroad will begin using a higher biodiesel blend in locomotives it acquired from Wabtec. The new collaboration will help Union Pacific offset 20 percent of its total diesel consumption with low-carbon fuels by 2030.
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Calumet: Montana project increases focus on renewable kerosene


Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. released fourth quarter financial results on Feb. 25, reporting that development of its renewable diesel conversion project in Great Falls, Montana, is progressing on schedule.
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Ag groups challenge EPA’s vehicle emissions rule


Representatives of the biofuels industry on Feb. 28 filed two separate petitions in with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging a final rule issued by the EPA in December setting GHG emissions standards for MY 2023-2026 vehicles.
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