March 21, 2023

Biden, Vilsack and Regan celebrate National Agriculture Day

BY Erin VoegelePresident Joe Biden has proclaimed March 21 as National Agriculture Day. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Administrator Michael Regan issued comments recognizing the ag community for it work to provide the U.S. with food, fuel and fiber. READ MORE

March 20, 2023

Yield10 announces new camelina offtake agreement

BY Erin VoegeleYield10 Bioscience Inc. announced progress towards commercializing camelina as a feedstock for low carbon-intensity biofuels, including a new offtake agreement with a third-party crusher/refiner customer, during a Q4 earning call on March 14. READ MORE

March 17, 2023

DOE announces $590 million to increase bioenergy research

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. DOE has announced $590 million to renew its four existing Bioenergy Research Centers. This funding will help support the DOE's research into the next generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy. 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 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 08, 2023

USDA maintains 2022-’23 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 WASDE report, released March 8. The agency also slightly reduced its outlook for season-average soybean oil prices. 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