Biodiesel Business

March 15, 2023

Calumet: SAF production at Montana biorefinery to begin in April

BY Erin VoegeleCalumet has announced the renewable diesel unit at its Montana Renewables biorefinery operated well during Q4. Additional renewable hydrogen production capacity, a feedstock pretreatment unit and SAF capacity will be opertional soon. READ MORE

March 15, 2023

Corteva, Bunge, Chevron partner on winter canola production

BY Corteva Inc. Corteva Inc., Bunge and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. have announced commercial collaboration to introduce proprietary winter canola hybrids that produce plant-based oil with a lower carbon profile for use as biofuel feedstock. READ MORE

March 15, 2023

Rondo Energy adds thermal energy storage at Calgren biorefinery

BY Rondo Energy Rondo Energy and Calgren Renewable Fuels on March 6 announced the start of commercial operation of a 2 MWh Rondo Heat Battery (RHB) at Calgren’s facility in Pixley, California. The system delivers continuous industrial heat on demand. READ MORE

March 14, 2023

Tidewater: BC renewable diesel project nearly complete

BY Erin VoegeleTidewater Renewables Ltd. released Q4 results on March 9, reporting that its renewable diesel project collocated with its Prince George refinery in British Columbia is 90 complete and expected to begin commissioning late in the first quarter. READ MORE

March 14, 2023

JetBlue, Shell Aviation bring new supply of SAF to LAX

BY JetBlue JetBlue and Shell Aviation on March 14 announced a new collaboration bringing additional supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), targeting commencement of delivery in the first half of 2023. READ MORE

March 13, 2023

Bill aims to create clean transportation standard in Minnesota

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation currently pending in Minnesota aims to establish a clean transportation standard that would require the state’s transportation fuels to achieve 100 percent reduction in carbon intensity (CI) by 2050. READ MORE

March 13, 2023

Viridos raises $25 million for algae-based biofuels

BY Viridos Inc. Viridos Inc., an algae biofuel company focused on algae-based jet and diesel fuel, has raised a $25 million Series A equity investment led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and joined by Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and United Airlines Ventures. READ MORE

March 10, 2023

Targray opens new biodiesel terminals in Oregon

BY Targray Targray has opened two new biodiesel fuel terminals in Oregon. Located in Portland and Eugene, respectively, the new terminals are strategically positioned to ease supply concerns for wholesale fuel distributors, retailers and refineries. READ MORE

March 09, 2023

USDA: US biodiesel exports down in January, imports up

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 12,908.1 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater in January, down from both 65,041 metric tons the previous month and 26,383.6 metric tons in January 2022, according to data released by USDA FAS on March 8. READ MORE

March 09, 2023

Vertimass launches series C fundraising

BY Vertimass Vertimass has launched a Series C investment opportunity with the goal of establishing a commercialization platform for its breakthrough biofuel technology for the production of jet, diesel, gasoline, and LPG fuels from biomass. READ MORE

March 09, 2023

Strategic Biofuels invited to apply for DOE loan guarantee

BY Strategic Biofuels Strategic Biofuels has been invited by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office (LPO) to submit a Part II application for a proposed $1.6 billion loan guarantee under the Title XVII Innovative Clean Energy Loan Guarantee Program. READ MORE

March 08, 2023

Air bp sells first ISCC EU SAF produced at Castellon refinery

BY Air bp Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has announced the first sale of International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) EU SAF from bp’s Castellon refinery in Spain. READ MORE

March 08, 2023

Ag Energy Coalition advocates for strong Farm Bill energy funding

BY Agriculture Energy Coalition On the inaugural National Biobased Products Day, the Agriculture Energy Coalition released a letter to Senate and House Agriculture Committee leaders urging them to preserve funding for Farm Bill energy title programs. READ MORE

March 08, 2023

USDA celebrates inaugural National Biobased Products Day

BY USDA The USDA on March 8 kicked off the inaugural National Biobased Products Day and highlighted the accomplishments of people and organizations working to improve sustainability within the federal government. READ MORE

March 07, 2023

Vertex Energy to begin renewable diesel production in April

BY Erin VoegeleVertex Energy on Feb. 28 confirmed that the renewable diesel conversion project at its refinery in Mobile, Alabama, is on track to be mechanically complete in late March, with initial production volumes expected in April. READ MORE

March 07, 2023

United launches consumer education campaign on SAF

BY United Airlines United Airlines on March 2 named Sesame Street's Oscar the Grouch as its first chief trash officer as part of a new consumer education campaign designed to promote the expected benefit of using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) more broadly. READ MORE

March 06, 2023

Washington Senate passes bill to establish SAF tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleThe Washington State Senate on March 1 voted 46 to 2 in favor of a bill that aims to encourage the manufacture and purchase of SAF though tax incentives. The bill also directs WSU to convene a workgroup to further development of alternative jet fuel. READ MORE

March 06, 2023

Parkland cancels plans for Canadian renewable diesel project

BY Erin VoegeleParkland Corp., a Canada-based independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products, on March 2 announced it will not move forward with previously announced plans to develop a renewable diesel project in British Columbia. READ MORE

March 03, 2023

Iowa awards $1.1 million in renewable fuels infrastructure grants

BY Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Twenty-three Iowa locations in 16 different counties were awarded more than $1.1 million in cost-share grants from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program during the latest quarterly application cycle. READ MORE

March 03, 2023

Cooking oil helps power Heathrow’s green revolution

BY Heathrow Greener, cleaner jet fuel has become a hot commodity at Heathrow as the airport embarks on the second year of its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) incentive scheme, which aims to cover up to 50 percent of the extra cost associated with SAF use. READ MORE

March 03, 2023

Neste helps reduce GHG emissions globally by 11.1M tons in 2022

BY Neste Corp. In 2022, Neste’s renewable solutions helped customers reduce their GHG emissions globally by 11.1 million tons altogether. This amount equals the annual carbon footprint of the removal of 4 million passenger cars from the roads for a full year. READ MORE

March 03, 2023

Neste considers establishing an algae pilot facility in Spain

BY Neste Corp. Neste is considering the establishment of an algae pilot production facility in Spain to further strengthen the growth of its global raw material pool. The project is currently in the planning phase with no final investment decision made yet. READ MORE

March 02, 2023

Yield10, American Airlines collaborate on camelina for SAF

BY Yield10 Bioscience Inc. Yield10 Bioscience Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with American Airlines Inc. to collaborate in developing the value chain for camelina as a low-carbon feedstock oil for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

March 01, 2023

Clean Fuels hires new senior communications manager

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America Clean Fuels Alliance America has announced the appointment of Katherine Reed as senior communications manager. Reed will support the implementation of the association’s marketing and communications plan. READ MORE

February 28, 2023

EIA: US biofuels capacity up in December, feedstock use down

BY Erin VoegeleTotal U.S. operable biofuels production capacity expanded in December. Total biofuel feedstock consumption was down when compared to both the previous month and December 2021, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Feb. 28. READ MORE

February 28, 2023

Neste: Collaboration achieves helicopter flight with SAF

BY Neste Corp. Neste, Airbus, Safran Engines and Microflite have jointly operated Australia’s first helicopter flights using SAF. The Airbus H130 helicopter was powered by a Safran Arriel 2D engine and fueled with SAF supplied by Neste. READ MORE

February 27, 2023

Yield10 announces progress with herbicide-tolerant camelina

BY Yield10 Bioscience Inc. Yield10 Bioscience Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, on Feb. 21 announced key advancements for enabling weed control for Camelina cultivation and for supporting grower adoption of this crop for the biofuel feedstock oil market. READ MORE

February 24, 2023

Nebraska Soybean Board promotes biodiesel

BY Nebraska Soybean Board The Nebraska Soybean Board has launched a truck side campaign promoting the use of biodiesel fuel in the state. This effort is aimed at raising awareness about a homegrown market and encouraging Nebraskans to swich to biodiesel. READ MORE

February 23, 2023

CVR Energy restructures its renewables business

BY Erin VoegeleCVR Energy Inc. on Feb. 1 completed a transaction to break out its renewables business, according to statements made by CEO David Lamp during a Q4 earnings call held Feb. 22. Lamp also discussed operations at CVR’s Oklahoma renewable diesel facility. READ MORE

February 23, 2023

KBR launches SAF technology in alliance with Swedish Biofuels

BY KBR Inc. KBR announced Feb. 20 that it has launched SAF technology in alliance with Swedish Biofuels AB, a technology developer and pioneer in cutting-edge research on biofuels. Validation of KBR's technology was performed in conjunction with DARPA. READ MORE