September 12, 2022

USDA lowers forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA reduced both its forecast for 2022-’23 soybean oil use in biofuel production and its estimate for 2021-’22 soybean use in biofuel production in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Sept. 12. READ MORE

September 12, 2022

USDA forecasts US soybean production at 4.38 billion bushels

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA released its latest Crop Production report on Sept. 12, predicting a 1 percent decline in soybean production when compared to last year. Expected yields are down when compared to both last month’s estimate and last year’s yields. READ MORE

September 12, 2022

IRFA: Funding for on-farm biodiesel credit tops $35,000

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association As the fall harvest grows closer, funding has more than tripled for a new statewide on-farm biodiesel credit program to give back to farmers using biodiesel on their farms, according to the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

September 09, 2022

Clean Fuels, EPA pause litigation on separated food waste

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America Clean Fuels Alliance America and the U.S. Department of Justice have filed a joint motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit agreeing to pause litigation on new RFS recordkeeping requiremnets for seperated food waste feedstocks. READ MORE

September 09, 2022

California drivers embrace renewable diesel from Rodeo refinery

BY Phillips 66 California drivers at over 600 76 stations can now fuel their diesel engines with a renewable diesel produed by Phillips 66 at its Rodeo refinery. The San Francisco-based facility can now produce nearly 9,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel. READ MORE

September 08, 2022

LCDA approves $1.1B in revenue bonds to finance LGF project

BY Strategic Biofuels Strategic Biofuels annoucned that the LCDA's executive committee voted unanimously to adopt a resolution granting final approval for the issuance of up to $1.1 billion of its revenue bonds to finance a portion of the Louisiana Green Fuels project. READ MORE

September 07, 2022

USDA: US biodiesel exports up in July

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 85,524.6 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater in July, up from both 81,132.2 metric tons in June and 68,961.3 metric tons in July 2021, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Sept. 7. READ MORE

September 07, 2022

WPI researchers produce biodiesel from food waste

BY Worcester Polytechnic Institute With gas prices soaring and food costs pinching family budgets, an interdisciplinary team of researchers at WPI is looking at ways to use food waste to make a renewable and more affordable fuel replacement for oil-based diesel. READ MORE

September 06, 2022

Biodiesel consumption in the Philippines to increase in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleBiodiesel consumption in the Philippines is expected to expand by 31 percent in 2022, according to a report filed with the USDA FASA's Global Agricultural Information Network. The increase is primarily due to a projected movement from B2 to B5. READ MORE

September 02, 2022

Mitsui Chemicals invests in Apeiron Bioenergy

BY Mitsui Chemicals Inc. Mitsui Chemicals Inc. on Aug. 31 announced that it invested in Apeiron AgroCommodities Pte. Ltd., rebranded and known as Apeiron Bioenergy. The company collects and sells used cooking oil, which can be used to produce biobased chemicals and plastics. READ MORE

September 01, 2022

Biofuel groups comment on Washington’s proposed CFS rule

BY Erin VoegeleA public comment period on Washington’s proposed Clean Fuel Standard closed Aug. 31. The program aims to incentivize fuel suppliers to reduce the carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 20 percent by 2038. READ MORE

September 01, 2022

Missouri offers funding for biofuel infrastructure development

BY Erin VoegeleThe Missouri Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for its Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program through Sept. 30. The program aims to increase the distribution and use of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

September 01, 2022

Danielle Brannan appointed to Clean Fuels governing board

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America The governing board of Clean Fuels Alliance America has appointed Danielle Brannan of San Diego-based New Leaf Biofuel, to fill a vacancy created by the resignation of Eric Kayser. Brannan joined New Leaf Biofuel in 2010. READ MORE

August 31, 2022

EIA: US biofuel capacity, feedstock consumption up in June

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. operable biofuel production capacity expanded to 21.58 billion gallons per year in June, up 125 MMgy when compared to May, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Aug. 31. Feedstock consumption was also up. READ MORE

August 31, 2022

Next Renewable Fuels receives milestone air permit approval

BY Next Renewable Fuels The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on Aug. 31 approved the air quality permit for Next Renewable Fuels’ $2 billion clean fuels project. The facility, under development in Oregon, will produce renewable diesel and SAF. READ MORE

August 31, 2022

DOE awards $46 million for 22 for waste-to-biofuels projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy The DOE on Aug. 31 announced $46 million for 22 projects that will create biofuel energy to help decarbonize the transportation and power generation sectors. The projects include those focused on waste conversion, carbon capture and algae. READ MORE

August 30, 2022

EPA sets alternative RIN retirement schedule for small refineries

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Aug. 29 issued a final rule creating an optional alternative renewable identification number (RIN) retirement schedule for small refineries under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2020. READ MORE

August 30, 2022

Aemetis India plant selected to supply $41M of biodiesel

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced Aug. 29 that Universal Biofuels was selected by the three government-controlled oil marketing companies (OMC’s) and a major oil refiner to supply approximately 8 million gallons of biodiesel over the next two months. READ MORE

August 29, 2022

Chevron REG breaks ground on feedstock expansion project

BY Chevron Renewable Energy Group Chevron Renewable Energy Group broke ground on the expansion of its Emden, Germany biorefinery during a ceremony held on Aug. 27. The expansion project includes the addition of a pretreatment system at the facility. READ MORE

August 29, 2022

Canada to consume 885 million liters of biobased diesel in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleCanadian consumption of both renewable diesel and biodiesel is expected to be up slightly in 2022, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

August 26, 2022

Refineries increase revenue, reduce GHGs with renewable propane

BY Propane Education & Research Council A new study by the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory shows biorefineries can increase their financial returns by selling renewable propane versus using it as a processing fuel or as a hydrogen feedstock. READ MORE

August 25, 2022

EIA: US renewable diesel capacity up significantly

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. production capacity for renewable diesel and associated fuels more than doubled between 2021 and 2022, reaching 1.75 billion gallons per year, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

August 25, 2022

EIA: US biodiesel capacity down slightly

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. was home to 72 biodiesel plants with a combined capacity of 2.255 billion gallons per year as of Jan. 1, 2022, according to data released by the U.S. EIA. Capacity fell by three plants and 154 MMgy when compared to Jan. 1, 2021. READ MORE

August 25, 2022

GoodFuels’ Asia-Pacific branch delivers biofuel to NYK

BY GoodFuels GoodFuels on Aug. 16 announced that it has successfully supplied sustainable marine biofuel to NYK’s bulk carrier MV Frontier Explorer, in the first such delivery to a major maritime client since the company opened its Singapore office. READ MORE

August 24, 2022

Avfuel, Neste and Hillsboro Aviation Introduce SAF in Oregon

BY Avfuel Corp. As Hillsboro Aviation (KHIO) accepted its first load of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel this month, the FBO—in collaboration with Avfuel Corp. and Neste—secured the first business aviation foothold for SAF in the state of Oregon. READ MORE

August 24, 2022

Strategic Biofuels wins $1M grant from DHS and FEMA

BY Strategic Biofuels Strategic Biofuels has announc that the Port of Columbia, home to the Louisiana Green Fuels project, has been awarded a $1 million grant from the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA through its Port Security Grant Program. READ MORE

August 23, 2022

EIA: Total US biofuel capacity at 21 billion gallons per year

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration As of January 1, 2022, biofuel plant production capacity in the United States reached 21 billion gallons per year (gal/y) from 275 facilities. More than four-fifths of U.S. biofuel production capacity was for fuel ethanol. READ MORE

August 22, 2022

USDA opens new application window for HBIIP

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA announced the opening of a new $100 million, 90-day application window for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program on Aug. 23. Applications for the current round of funding can be submitted through Nov. 21. READ MORE

August 22, 2022

EPA sets prices for 2021, 2022 cellulosic waiver credits

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has announced the Renewable Fuel Standard cellulosic waiver credit prices for 2021 and 2022 are $2.23 and $2.31, respectively, up from a price of $1.80 set for 2020 cellulosic waiver credits. READ MORE

August 19, 2022

World Energy to develop new SAF hub in Texas

BY World Energy World Energy on Aug. 18 announced it is launching advanced engineering plans to convert its existing assets in Houston to launch a new SAF hub that will boost the company's SAF capacity by 250 MMgy. The hub is expected to be operational in 2025. READ MORE