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August 09, 2022

Clean fuels industry urges NY to decarbonize with Bioheat

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America Clean Fuels Alliance America and other clean energy groups are assuring the New York Department of Environmental Conservation that ample supply exists to meet the state’s Bioheat fuel mandate, which was due to take effect on July 1. READ MORE

August 09, 2022

Sustainable Oils to develop camelina varieties via gene editing

BY Sustainable Oils Inc. Sustainable Oils Inc. on Aug. 8 announced a joint licensing agreement with Corteva Agriscience and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for CRISPR-Cas9 and related gene editing tools to further develop their patented camelina varieties. READ MORE

August 08, 2022

Calumet to begin renewable diesel production this fall

BY Erin VoegeleCalumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. expects to begin producing renewable diesel at its facility in Great Fall, Montana, within the next 60 to 70 days, according to comments made by CEO Todd Borgmann during a Q2 earnings call on Aug. 5. READ MORE

August 08, 2022

EPA seeks comments on 2 candidates for peer review of RFS report

BY Erin VoegeleThe EPA on Aug. 1 opened a 15-day comment period on two additional peer review candidates that are under consideration to serve on an external expert panel to peer review the EPA’s third triennial report to Congress on biofuels and the environment. READ MORE

August 08, 2022

Neste, Hellenic Petroleum supply SAF to Aegean Airlines

BY Neste Neste and Hellenic Petroleum Group have entered into an agreement for the commercial distribution of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel on flights by Aegean Airlines, the leading air carrier in Greece. READ MORE

August 08, 2022

Senate passes bill with new SAF, clean fuel, hydrogen tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate on Aug. 7 passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 by a vote of 51 to 50 along party lines. Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote. The bill includes a range of provisions benefiting biofuel and bioenergy prodcution. READ MORE

August 05, 2022

Darling Ingredients acquires Brazilian rendering company

BY Darling Ingredients Inc. Darling Ingredients Inc. has completed the acquisition of Brazil's largest independent rendering company, FASA Group. The acqusition will provid ean additional source of waste fats for use in the produciton of renewable diesel and SAF. READ MORE

August 04, 2022

USDA: US biodiesel exports at 81,132 metric tons in June

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 81,132.2 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 and greater in June, down from both 100,259.3 metric tons in May and 92,633 metric tons in June 2021, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Aug. 4. READ MORE

August 04, 2022

Neste strengthens its renewable raw material sourcing

BY Neste Neste has agreed to acquire 100 percent of Walco Foods, an Irish trader of animal fats. The acqusition will enhance Neste's supply of waste and residue raw materials for the production of renewable diesel and associated fuels and products. READ MORE

August 03, 2022

EIA: US biofuel capacity down in May, feedstock use up

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. operatable biofuels production capacity was down slightly in May, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on July 29. Feedstock consumption, however, was up when compared to both the prior month and May 2021. READ MORE

August 02, 2022

CRV: Wynnewood continues to ramp up renewable diesel production

BY Erin VoegeleCVR Energy Inc. began operations at its newly converted renewable diesel unit at its Wynnewood refinery in Oklahoma in mid-April. That unit processed approximately 3,100 barrels per day of vegetable oil feedstock during the second quarter. READ MORE

August 02, 2022

Marathon provides update of Martinez conversion project

BY Erin VoegeleThe first phase of Marathon Petroleum’s renewable diesel conversion project at its Martinez refinery in California is expected to be mechanically complete by the end of the year, according to comments made by President and CEO Michael Hennigan. READ MORE

August 02, 2022

Bayer increases investment in oilseed producers CoverCress

BY Bayer Bayer, Bunge and Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., have signed a shareholders’ agreement in connection with Bayer’s acquisition of a 65 percent majority ownership of the winter oilseed producer CoverCress Inc. READ MORE

August 02, 2022

Boeing to open Japan research center, expand focus to SAF

BY Boeing Boeing is strengthening its partnership with Japan by opening a new Boeing Research and Technology center. The facility will focus on sustainability and support a newly expanded cooperation agreement with METI that addresses SAF. READ MORE

August 01, 2022

Neste: Q2 sales margin for renewable products sets record

BY Erin VoegeleNeste released second quarter financial results on July 28, reporting robust demand for renewable products during the three-month period and record quarterly comparable sales margin of $865 per ton, up from $700 per ton during the Q2 2021. READ MORE

August 01, 2022

Valero reports solid Q2 performance for biofuel segments

BY Erin VoegeleValero Energy Corp. released second quarter financial results on July 28, reporting record high renewable diesel production volumes and the sale of the company’s 110 MMgy ethanol plant located in Jefferson, Wisconsin. READ MORE

August 01, 2022

Shell, Lufthansa sign non-binding MOU for SAF supply

BY Shell Representatives of Shell International Petroleum Co Ltd. and Deutsche Lufthansa AG have signed a non-binding MOU for exploring the supply of SAF by Shell to the Lufthansa Group for seven years at airports across the globe, starting in 2024. READ MORE

August 01, 2022

GoodFuels announces successful biofuel-powered trial voyage

BY GoodFuels Spar Shipping AS, Fleet Management Ltd. and GoodFuels on July 28 announced that they have successfully completed a 10-day trial of 100 percent sustainable marine biofuel on board Spar Shipping AS’ bulk carrier Spar Lynx. READ MORE

July 29, 2022

Senate Inflation Reduction Act packed with bioenergy incentives

BY Anna SimetSenate democrats on July 27 announced an agreement to bring the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 to vote. The bill includes many bioenergy incentives, particularly the extension and modification of existing tax credits and creation of new ones. READ MORE

July 27, 2022

Louisiana passes law benefiting Strategic Biofuels project

BY Strategic Biofuels LLC Strategic Biofuels has announced that the State of Louisiana recently enhanced its CSS legislation with provisions that provide additional carbon dioxide (CO2) reservoir storage security for projects in Caldwell Parish. READ MORE

July 27, 2022

4AIR, NATA announce SAF delivery receipt for business aviation

BY National Air Transportation Association The National Air Transportation Association and 4AIR announced the release of a first-ever SAF receipt for business aviation. The SAF Delivery Receipt allows fixed-base operators (FBOs) to provide documumentation to business aircraft operators. READ MORE

July 26, 2022

Clean Fuels releases Bioheat fuel registered trademark agreement

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America Clean Fuels Alliance America has released for immediate review and execution the newest version of its Bioheat Fuel Trademark License Agreement. This new agreement has been developed cooperatively by Clean Fuels and NORA. READ MORE

July 26, 2022

Consortium commits $18M for green marine fuel supply chain

BY Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation is leading a consortium of 18 industry partners to launch a drop-in biofuels pilot project to establish an assurance framework for ensuring the supply chain integrity of green marine fuels. READ MORE

July 25, 2022

EPA: 1.85 billion RINs generated in June

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) data showing that nearly 1.85 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in June, up from 1.77 billion RINs generated during the same month of 2021. READ MORE

July 25, 2022

EPA agrees to release proposed 2023 RVO in November

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA and Growth Energy on July 22 filed a consent decree agreement with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that requires the agency to proposed 2023 RFS RVOs by Nov. 16, 2022, and finalize the 2023 RVOs by June 14, 2023. READ MORE

July 25, 2022

Biofuels offer emissions solution for medium, heavy-duty trucks

BY Diesel Technology Forum A new study that evaluates several approaches to reducing GHG and other emissions from medium and heavy-duty vehicles from 2022-2032 finds considerable advantages with advanced diesel technology particularly when using biofuels. READ MORE

July 22, 2022

Technip Energies wins contract for Neste’s Rotterdam expansion

BY Technip Energies Technip Energies has been awarded a significant contract by Neste for the expansion of their renewable products production capacity in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, as part of the existing partnership agreement between Technip Energies and Neste. READ MORE

July 21, 2022

EPA: No new SREs filed, 3 SRE petitions remain pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on June 21 published updated data on small refinery exemptions (SREs) filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard, reporting that no new SRE petitions have been filed in the past month. Three SRE petitions are currently pending. READ MORE

July 21, 2022

Avfuel, Neste supply SAF to Viva Aerobus

BY Avfuel Corp. Viva Aerobus—Mexico’s ultra-low-cost airline—took its first flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel from Los Angeles to Guadalajara on June 15. The uplift was made possible by the partnership between Avfuel and Neste. READ MORE

July 20, 2022

Senators ask EPA to set strong RVOs for biomass-based diesel

BY Erin VoegeleA group of 24 senators on July 19 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to set strong 2023 and 2024 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

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