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January 17, 2022

Haldor Topsoe technology to be installed at 2 SAF biorefineries

BY Erin VoegeleHaldor Topsoe on Jan. 14 announced its HydroFlex technology will be used to produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at two proposed greenfield biorefineries under development in California and Missouri by Indaba Renewable Fuels. READ MORE

January 17, 2022

NBB: 2 fleet leaders named 'Biodiesel Ambassadors'

BY National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board on Jan. 17 named John Benish Jr., president and chief operating officer of Cook-Illinois Corp., and Mahanth Joishy, fleet manager for the city of Madison, Wisconsin, as Biodiesel Ambassadors. READ MORE

January 17, 2022

Calumet announces close of renewable hydrogen project financing

BY Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. has announced that Montana Renewables LLC closed the previously announced $50 million of project financing related to construction of the renewable hydrogen plant for its renewable diesel faciity in Montana. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

Murex adds renewable diesel transloading services

BY Murex LLC Murex LLC, a low carbon fuels marketing and logistics company, has secured transloading contracts through its affiliate, Gulf Gateway Terminal LLC, with two separate fuel distributor customers that rail renewable product into the California market. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

Iowa announces 2022 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards

BY Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has announced that the winners of the 2022 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards are Danlee Corp. and Casey’s General Stores. The winners were recognized during the FUELIowa annual meeting on Jan. 11. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

DOE catalyst property database can accelerate biofuels research

BY Zia Abdullah, laboratory program manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL researchers have developed a public, online library of catalyst data. It could be fertile ground for breakthroughs in catalytic technologies needed to turn renewable biomass or waste materials into sustainable transportation fuels. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

USDA reports record high soybean production in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleIncreased acreage and higher yields led to record high soybean production last year, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s 2021 Crop Production Annual Summary released on Jan. 12. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

DOE announces new AlgaePrize student competition

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, in collaboration with the Algae Foundation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, have announced a new AlgaePrize competition for high school through graduate students. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

IBB applauds governor’s call for improving access to B20

BY Iowa Biodiesel Board Kicking off the 2022 Iowa legislative session with her Condition of the State address on January 11, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a promising call for passing biofuels legislation this year. She said she will introduce a bill to improve access to B20. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

USDA maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its 2021-’22 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Jan. 12. Soybean production is expected to be higher, with soybean oil prices unchanged. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

BBI International launches new magazine focused on CCS

BY BBI International BBI International is launching a new magazine, titled Carbon Capture Magazine. There will be one print issue of the magazine published in 2022, along with a carbon capture industry directory and a map of storage and capture facilities. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

Global Clean Energy Holdings acquires camelina crop company

BY Global Clean Energy Holdings Inc. Global Clean Energy Holdings Inc. on Jan. 3 announced that it has acquired Camelina Company España S.L. (CCE), Europe’s largest camelina crop innovator and seed producer headquartered in Madrid, Spain. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

NBB, industry groups urge CARB to recognize climate-smart farming

BY American Coalition for Ethanol In a cosigned letter, ACE, NBB, Great Plains Institute, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, and Canadian Oilseed Processors Association recommend CARB recognize the climate benefits of farming practices in California's LCFS. READ MORE

January 11, 2022

EIA predicts US biodiesel production will expand in 2022, 2023

BY Erin VoegeleThe EIA currently predicts U.S. biodiesel production will increase in both 2022 and 2023, according the agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Jan. 11. Net imports of biomass based diesel are also expected to expand. READ MORE

January 11, 2022

EPA delivers proposed rule on canola oil RFS fuel pathways to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Jan. 10 delivered a proposed rule that aims to create canola oil fuel pathways under the RFS for renewable diesel, jet fuel, naphtha and liquid propane gas (LPG) to the White House Office of Management and Budget. READ MORE

January 11, 2022

ExxonMobil acquires stake in Biojet AS

BY ExxonMobil ExxonMobil has announced it is acquiring a 49.9 percent stake in Biojet AS, a Norwegian biofuels company that plans to convert forestry and wood-based construction waste into lower-emissions biofuels and biofuel components. READ MORE

January 10, 2022

Avfuel now supplying ACI Jet SNA with SAF

BY Erin VoegeleAvfuel Corp. has announced the addition of ACI Jet (KSNA) to its list of branded FBOs now providing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The fuel supplier will provide the FBO with a consistent supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. READ MORE

January 07, 2022

ExxonMobil, Neste to supply sustainable aviation fuel in France

BY ExxonMobil Aviation fuel supplier ExxonMobil and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste announce plans for commercial-scale distribution of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at the largest airports in France. READ MORE

January 06, 2022

USDA: US biodiesel exports top 13,970 metric tons in November

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 13,970.8 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater in November, down from 29,689.5 metric tons in October but up from 10,262.3 metric tons in November 2020, according to data released by the USDA on Jan. 6. READ MORE

January 06, 2022

REG acquires California-based Amber Resources

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. has acquired Amber Resources LLC (dba Sawyer Petroleum) and its affiliated entities, M.O. Dion & Sons and Amber Petroleum Products. Amber Resources is a leading Southern California full-service fuel distributor. READ MORE

January 06, 2022

Johnson Matthey launches HyCOgen technology for SAF production

BY Johnson Matthey PLC Johnson Matthey has launched an innovative technology – HyCOgen – designed to play a pivotal role in enabling the conversion of captured carbon dioxide (CO2) and green hydrogen into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

January 05, 2022

Biodiesel blends battle snow and ice in the Windy City

BY National Biodiesel Board With much of the country facing the onslaught of winter weather and the challenges it can bring, many fleets will power their diesel vehicles with biodiesel blends throughout the winter months, including the Chicago Park District. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

Biofuel groups testify in support of a strong RFS

BY Erin VoegeleRepresentatives 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

January 04, 2022

Portland-area buses now fueled with renewable diesel

BY TriMet, Roberta Altstadt 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

January 04, 2022

HEP: Transactions will help build out biofuel logistics facility

BY Howard Energy Partners Howard Energy Partners has closed on a series of strategic financing transactions. Proceeds from the transactions will, among other things, help finance the previously announced build-out of HEP’s renewable diesel logistics facility in Texas. READ MORE

January 03, 2022

EIA: US biofuel capacity, feedstock consumption up in October

BY Erin VoegeleU.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. READ MORE

December 29, 2021

Darling Ingredients to acquire Valley Proteins

BY Darling Ingredients Inc. 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

December 29, 2021

Kentucky begins Renewable Chemical Production Program

BY Kentucky Department of Agriculture Kentucky companies can now apply for the state’s Renewable Chemical Production Program. The program incentivizes the production of more than 30 specified chemicals derived from biomass feedstocks. Applications must be filed by Jan. 15, 2022. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

New York implements bioheat mandate

BY Erin VoegeleNew 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. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

CGB, MN Soybean Processors to build soybean processing plant

BY CGB Enterprises Inc. 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. READ MORE

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