USDA expands crop insurance for camelina


The USDA’s Risk Management Agency on June 30 announced it will expand crop insurance for camelina in direct response to the anticipated increase in demand for the crop for biofuel production. The expansion provides additional grower certainty.
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Montana Renewables completes ramp up, processes low-CI feedstock


Montana Renewables completed ramp up of unit operations and delivered the successful startup of a feedstock pretreatment unit during the second quarter of 2023. The Great Falls, Montana-based facility produces renewable diesel and SAF.
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North American SAF Conference & Expo announces agenda


SAF Magazine and the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) announced the preliminary agenda for the North American SAF Conference & Expo taking place Aug. 29-30 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Optimus Technologies secures 3rd CARB executive order


Optimus Technologies announced on July 7 that the California Air Resources Board recently issued a new executive order permitting the use of it's Vector System and B100 in on-road diesel engines through the 2023 model year.
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USDA maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production


With lower production partly offset by higher beginning stocks, 2023-’24 soybean supplies are reduced 185 million bushels. Soybean crush is reduced 10 million bushels reflecting a lower soybean meal domestic disappearance forest.
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DOE funding supports CCUS project at renewable diesel plant


The U.S. DOE on July 10 awarded a $2.5 million grant to the University of North Dakota’s Energy & Environmental Research Center to help advance a CCUS project at Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s renewable diesel plant in Dickinson, North Dakota.
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Clean Fuels Alliance Foundation highlights biodiesel advancements


The Clean Fuels Alliance Foundation commemorated significant developments for biodiesel during Clean Fuels Alliance America’s board meeting in June. The Foundation has played a pivotal role in elevating national awareness of B100.
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EIA increases forecast for 2023 renewable diesel production


The U.S. Energy Information Administration increased its forecast for 2023 renewable diesel production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released July 11. The forecast for 2024 renewable diesel production, however, was reduced.
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EIA: Biofuels displace distillate fuel oil on the West Coast


Last year, U.S. West Coast distillate consumption, as measured by product supplied, was at its lowest since 2002 and is on track to fall further this year. The growing use of biofuels instead of petroleum diesel is the primary cause for the decline.
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USDA: Biodiesel exports 106,744 metric tons in May


The U.S. exported 106,744.4 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 and greater in May, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on July 6. Biodiesel imports were at 119,073.4 metric tons.
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EIA: US biofuel capacity, feedstock consumption up in April


Total operable biofuels production capacity in the U.S. expanded in April, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 30. Feedstock consumption was up when compared to the same month of last year.
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DOE: Biofuel, bioenergy employment up in 2022


U.S. firms working with clean energy fuels, such as corn ethanol, woody biomass/cellulosic biofuel, and other biofuels, added 1,962 jobs in 2022. Bioenergy electric power generation (EPG) jobs were also up.
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