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November 22, 2022

USDA seeks comments on implementation of climate-smart ag funds

BY Erin VoegeleThe Inflation Reduction Act, signed by President Joe Biden in August, allocated nearly $20 billion to support climate-smart agriculture. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service is now seeking comments inform how it will implement those funds. READ MORE

November 17, 2022

Neste to acquire US-based used cooking oil collection business

BY Neste Corp. Neste has agreed to acquire the used cooking oil (UCO) collection and aggregation business and related assets in the U.S. from Crimson Renewable Energy Holdings LLC. The transaction includes several assets on the West Coast. READ MORE

November 15, 2022

Senate ag committee holds hearing on Farm Bill energy programs

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate Ag Committee on Nov. 15 continued its work to develop the 2023 Farm Bill with a hearing focused on rural development and energy programs, including HBIIP, REAP, the BioPreferred Program, and 9003 loan guarantee program. READ MORE

November 14, 2022

Brazilian biodiesel production, use expected to decline in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleBrazilian biodiesel production is expected to fall more than 7 percent this year, with biodiesel consumption down nearly 9 percent, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

November 14, 2022

Calumet considers pivot to SAF production at Montana facility

BY Erin VoegeleCalumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. is considering plans to ramp up SAF production at its Montana Renewables biorefinery to as high as 230 MMgy. That facility, currently focused on renewable diesel production, began commissioning this fall. READ MORE

November 09, 2022

USDA maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production

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 Nov. 9. The estimate for 2021-’22 soybean oil use in biofuel was increased. READ MORE

November 01, 2022

Marathon: Martinez conversion to be mechanically complete in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleMarathon Petroleum Corp. on Nov. 1 confirmed that phase 1 of the renewable diesel conversion project at the company’s Martinez refinery in California is expected to be mechanically complete by the end of 2022. READ MORE

November 01, 2022

IEA report outlines growth potential for liquid biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe International Energy Agency on Oct. 27 released its World Energy Outlook 2022. The report, in part, predicts global biofuel consumption could more than double by 2030 and continue to increase through 2050. READ MORE

November 01, 2022

Shell acquires waste oil recycling company EcoOils

BY Shell Eastern Petroleum Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shell plc, has acquired EcoOils Ltd., a waste oil recycling firm. The acquisition is part of Shell’s ambition to increase production of sustainable low carbon fuels for transport. READ MORE