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

July 20, 2022

Embraer, Raízen partnership stimulates production of SAF

BY Embraer Embraer and Raízen on July 17 signed a Letter of Intent with a commitment to stimulate the development of the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production ecosystem, reinforcing the sustainability agenda of both companies. READ MORE

July 19, 2022

UK sets 10% SAF goal, launches £165 Advanced Fuels Fund

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government on July 19 released its Jet Zero strategy. The initiative, in part, requires at least 10 percent SAF use by 2030. It also aims to kickstart a domestic SAF industry, supported by a new £165 million Advanced Fuels Fund. READ MORE

July 19, 2022

Optimus Technologies authorized to begin California pilot program

BY Optimus Technologies Inc. Optimus Technologies Inc. on July 19 announced CARB's Emissions Certification and Compliance Division has issued executive orders that will allow the company to begin its Stage 1 Pilot Program for the Vector System in California. READ MORE

July 19, 2022

Boeing, Alder Fuels partner to scale SAF globally

BY Boeing Boeing and Alder Fuels on July 18 announced a new partnership to expand production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) around the world. Using Boeing airplanes, the companies will test and qualify Alder-derived SAF. READ MORE

July 18, 2022

EU demand for biodiesel, renewable diesel to remain flat in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleDemand for biodiesel and renewable diesel in the European Union was up in 2020 and 2021 despite the COVID-19 pandemic. That growth, however, is expected to stagnate in 2022, according to a report filed with the USDA. READ MORE

July 15, 2022

European groups comment on key RED vote in Parliament

BY European Biodiesel Board The European Parliament's ITRE Committee members voted decisively in favor of increasing the ambition for GHG emissions reduction in transport while leaving Member States free to use crop-based biofuels in their transport energy mix. READ MORE

July 15, 2022

Horizon Power, FutureEnergy Australia sign biofuel MOU

BY Horizon Power Horizon Power is pleased to announce it has signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding with FutureEnergy Australia to investigate opportunities to establish a renewable diesel industry in regional Western Australia. READ MORE

July 15, 2022

Embraer, Pratt & Whitney complete 100% SAF flight test

BY Embraer Embraer and Pratt & Whitney have successfully tested a GTF-powered E195-E2 aircraft on 100 percent SAF. The test validated that GTF engines and the E-Jets E2 family can fly on both engines with blends of up to 100 percent SAF. READ MORE

July 14, 2022

EPA approves carinata fuel pathway for REG’s Geismar facility

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on June 30 approved a RFS fuel pathway filed by Renewable Energy Group Inc. that will allow the company’s biorefinery in Geismar, Louisiana, to generate D4 and D5 RINs for certain biofuels produced using carinata oil feedstock. READ MORE

July 14, 2022

DHL Global Forwarding, Hapag-Lloyd use advanced biofuel

BY DHL Global Forwarding DHL Global Forwarding, the air and ocean freight specialist of Deutsche Post DHL Group, has signed an agreement with Hapag-Lloyd, a leading worldwide liner shipping company, for the use of advanced biofuels. READ MORE

July 14, 2022

EPC agreement announced for proposed Grön biorefinery

BY Koch Engineered Solutions Koch Engineered Solutions announces that its affiliate company, Optimized Process Designs, has executed a definitive EPC agreement with Fidelis New Energy LLC for the proposed Grön biofuels facility in Louisiana. READ MORE

July 13, 2022

EIA predicts continued growth in biofuel consumption

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. biofuels consumption has risen in 2022 and that growth is expected to continue, according to the U.S. EIA's latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released July 13. Renewable diesel is expected to account for much of the increase. READ MORE

July 13, 2022

Clean Fuels highlights job creation, economic benefits of biofuel

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America Clean Fuels Alliance America on July 13 wrote to President Joe Biden and other administration officials to highlight the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry’s contribution to job growth in the clean energy sector. READ MORE

July 13, 2022

EIA: RIN prices for ethanol, biomass-based diesel remain high

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration The prices of RIN credits—a compliance mechanism used for the RFS program administered by the U.S. EPA—have remained high in 2022. So far this year, D4 RINs peaked on April 28 at $1.91 per gallon and D6 RINs peaked on June 7 at $1.68 per gallon. READ MORE

July 12, 2022

USDA maintains its forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel

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 July 12. The 2022-’23 soybean outlook is for lower production and lower prices. READ MORE