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November 23, 2022

NEXT Renewable Fuels to go public, rebrand as NXTCLEAN Fuels

BY NEXT Renewable Fuels NEXT Renewable Fuels Inc. and Industrial Tech Acquisitions II Inc.,on Nov. 21 announced the signing of a business combination agreement expected to result in a newly combined company to be known as NXTCLEAN Fuels Inc. READ MORE

November 23, 2022

CARB amendments to off-road regulations address renewable diesel

BY California Air Resources Board The California Air Resources Board on Nov. 17 approved amendments to the In-Use Off-Road Diesel-Fueled Fleets Regulation aimed at further reducing emissions from the off-road sector. The amendments, in part, address renewable diesel use. READ MORE

November 23, 2022

Clean Fuels elects new governing board members

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America Clean Fuels Alliance America members have elected new governing board leaders. The new leadership reflects the interests of both large and small companies, biodiesel and renewable diesel producers, as well as soybean growers and renderers. READ MORE

November 22, 2022

USDA seeks comments on implementation of climate-smart ag funds

BY Erin VoegeleThe Inflation Reduction Act, signed by President Joe Biden in August, allocated nearly $20 billion to support climate-smart agriculture. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is now seeking comments inform how it will implement those funds. READ MORE

November 22, 2022

Neste delivers 500,000 gallons of SAF to LAX

BY Neste Corp. Neste delivered over 500,000 gallons (1,500 metric tons) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). This SAF delivery was made possible by a close cooperation with LAXFUEL. READ MORE

November 21, 2022

Love’s, Cargill JV breaks ground on renewable diesel plant

BY Erin VoegeleHeartwell Renewables, a 50/50 joint venture between The Love’s Family of Companies and Cargill, on Nov. 3 broke ground on its 80 MMgy renewable diesel biorefinery in Hastings, Nebraska. The facility is expected to be operational in 2024. READ MORE

November 21, 2022

NASA, Boeing gather data to aid SAF adoption

BY NASA Scientists from NASA and Boeing recently met near Seattle to test whether an aircraft with engines burning different blends of sustainable aviation fuels produced fewer soot particles than traditional jet fuel. READ MORE

November 21, 2022

EPA announces members of ag, rural communities advisory committee

BY U.S. EPA U.S. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan has announced the appointment of 20 members, including the new committee chair and committee vice-chair to the Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Federal Advisory Committee. READ MORE

November 17, 2022

EPA: 1.81 billion RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Nov. 17 released data showing nearly 1.81 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, up from 1.71 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

November 17, 2022

EPA: 4 new SRE petitions filed, 9 SRE petitions currently pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Nov. 17 released updated SRE data, reporting that four new SRE petitions were filed under the RFS during the past month. According to the agency, 9 SRE petitions are now pending, up from five that were pending as of mid-October. READ MORE

November 17, 2022

Neste to acquire US-based used cooking oil collection business

BY Neste Corp. Neste has agreed to acquire the used cooking oil (UCO) collection and aggregation business and related assets in the U.S. from Crimson Renewable Energy Holdings LLC. The transaction includes several assets on the West Coast. READ MORE

November 16, 2022

USDA clarifies information on eligible applicants for HBIIP

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has clarified information regarding eligible applicants for the current funding cycle of its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, which opened in August. Applications for this round of HBIIP funds are due Nov. 21. READ MORE

November 15, 2022

Senate ag committee holds hearing on Farm Bill energy programs

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate Ag Committee on Nov. 15 continued its work to develop the 2023 Farm Bill with a hearing focused on rural development and energy programs, including HBIIP, REAP, the BioPreferred Program, and 9003 loan guarantee program. READ MORE

November 15, 2022

United Airlines invests in Next Renewable Fuels

BY United Airlines On Nov. 15, United Airlines Ventures announced a strategic investment in Next Renewable Fuels, which is permitting a flagship biofuel refinery in Port Westward, Oregon, with expected production beginning in 2026. READ MORE

November 15, 2022

Biobased diesel fuels deliver major GHG emission reductions

BY Diesel Technology Forum Use of low-carbon renewable diesel and biodiesel fuels are delivering significant GHG and other emissions reductions in California, and hold expanded opportunities for reducing carbon emissions from the trucking sector in other states. READ MORE

November 15, 2022

ANA to use SAF produced by Neste on domestic flights

BY All Nippon Airways All Nippon Airways, Japan's largest airline, announced its second ANA Green Jet will enter service on regular scheduled domestic flights. To commemorate its inaugural take off, ANA will use SAF produced by Neste. READ MORE

November 14, 2022

Brazilian biodiesel production, use expected to decline in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleBrazilian biodiesel production is expected to fall more than 7 percent this year, with biodiesel consumption down nearly 9 percent, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

November 14, 2022

Calumet considers pivot to SAF production at Montana facility

BY Erin VoegeleCalumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. is considering plans to ramp up SAF production at its Montana Renewables biorefinery to as high as 230 MMgy. That facility, currently focused on renewable diesel production, began commissioning this fall. READ MORE

November 11, 2022

BC Ferries reduces emissions with biodiesel

BY BC Ferries BC Ferries has removed the equivalent of nearly 3,000 cars from the road over the past year and did so without altering a single sailing, or the customer experience. The organization used B5, B20 fuel blends and renewable diesel. READ MORE

November 11, 2022

WestJet invests in the future of SAF in Canada

BY WestJet WestJet on Nov. 2 announced a three-month commitment to operating all flights, from San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to Calgary International Airport (YYC) with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by Neste. READ MORE

November 11, 2022

$1.5 billion in IRA funding strengthens DOE national laboratories

BY U.S. Department of Energy The Biden-Harris Administration, through the U.S. Department of Energy, on Nov. 4 announced $1.5 billion from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act to build and upgrade America’s national laboratories. READ MORE

November 10, 2022

EPA delivers proposed rule to set 2023 RFS RVOs to the OMB

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Nov. 9 delivered its proposed rule to set RFS blending obligations for 2023 and beyond to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final stage before a proposed rule is released for public comment. READ MORE

November 10, 2022

CastleRock Green Energy to build biofuel facilities in Washington

BY CastleRock Green Energy CastleRock Green Energy, a renewable energy and infrastructure fund based in New York, New York, has announced its intention to build a pair of 20 million gallon per year biofuel production facilities in the area of Shelton, Washington. READ MORE

November 09, 2022

USDA maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its forecast for 2022-’23 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Nov. 9. The estimate for 2021-’22 soybean oil use in biofuel was increased. READ MORE

November 08, 2022

Biofuel groups participate in Treasury roundtable on IRA

BY Erin VoegeleThe Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are among the organizations that participated in a virtual roundtable with the U.S. Department of Treasury on Nov. 7 that focused on implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act. READ MORE

November 08, 2022

Neste, CargoAi partner to reduce emissions from cargo transport

BY Neste Corp. CargoAi and Neste have announced a pioneering partnership that enables freight forwarders and their clients to significantly reduce the carbon emissions of their cargo transport through the purchase of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

USDA: US biodiesel exports up in September

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 94,391.3 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater in September, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Nov. 3. Biodiesel imports were at 65,176.7 metric tons for the month. READ MORE

November 07, 2022

EPA to release 2023 RFS proposed rule by Nov. 30

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA and Growth Energy filed a notice with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Nov. 4 agreeing to extend the Nov. 16 deadline for the release of a proposed rule to set 2023 RFS RVOs. That deadline is now set for Nov. 30. READ MORE

November 03, 2022

Biofuel groups call GAO report on SREs shoddy, obsolete

BY Erin VoegeleRepresentatives of the biofuels industry are slamming a report on the Renewable Fuel Standard’s small refinery exemption (SRE) program released by the U.S. Government Accountability Office on Nov. 3, calling the report shoddy and obsolete. READ MORE

November 03, 2022

Novozymes reports 32% increase in bioenergy sales in Q3

BY Erin VoegeleNovozymes released Q3 financial results on Nov. 3, reporting that bioenergy sales were up 32 percent for the three-month period and 26 percent for the first nine months of the year. Overall sales were up 6 percent for the quarter. READ MORE

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