Feedstock

October 31, 2022

EIA: US biofuel capacity reaches 21.37 billion gallons in August

BY Erin VoegeleTotal U.S. operable biofuels production capacity was down slightly in August, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Oct. 31. Feedstock consumption for August was down when compared to the previous month, but up when compared to August 2021. READ MORE

October 26, 2022

Eni ends procurement of palm oil

BY Eni Eni has definitively ended the procurement of palm oil for use at the Venice and Gela biorefineries for the production of hydrogenated biofuels. The company previously set a goal to become "palm oil free" by the end of 2022. READ MORE

October 17, 2022

Eni considers building a third biorefinery in Livorno, Italy

BY Eni Eni is investigating the opportunity to build a new biorefinery at the company's industrial site in Livorno, Italy. The project sould include a feedstock pretreatment unit, an Ecofining plant, and facility to produce hydrogen from methane. READ MORE

October 13, 2022

Eni starts exporting vegetable oil for biorefining from Kenya

BY Eni The first cargo of vegetable oil for biorefining produced by Eni in Kenya has left the port of Mombasa, on its way to Gela’s biorefinery. This marks the start of the transport and logistic system that will support the value chain in the country. READ MORE

October 13, 2022

Wastewater facilities incorporate Greasezilla technology

BY Downey Ridge Environmental Co. Downey Ridge Environmental Co., developer of Greasezilla FOG (fats, oils & grease) separation and processing system, announces a significant increase in the number of wastewater facilities incorporating Greasezilla into their operations. READ MORE

October 12, 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 Oct. 12. The agency, however, lowered its forecast for U.S. soybean production. READ MORE

October 12, 2022

USDA: Soybean production down 3% from 2021

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. soybean production is forecast at 4.31 billion bushels for 2022, down 3 precent when compared to 2021, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service’s latest Crop Production report, released Oct. 12. READ MORE

October 12, 2022

DOE funds pilot study focused on biosecurity for bioenergy crops

BY U.S. Department of Energy, Brookhaven National Laboratory The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science has selected Brookhaven National Laboratory to lead a new research effort focused on potential threats to crops grown for bioenergy production. READ MORE

October 07, 2022

Haarslev, Grön Fuels announce strategic alliance

BY Fidelis New Energy LLC; Haarslev Inc. Haarslev Inc., a meat, poultry and fish rendering and processing equipment manufacturer, announced on Oct. 4 that has entered a strategic marketing and investment alliance with Gron Fuels LLC, a subsidiary of Fidelis New Energy LLC. READ MORE

October 03, 2022

EIA: US biofuel capacity reaches 21.469 billion gallons in July

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. ethanol and biodiesel capacity were down slightly in July. Renewable diesel capacity, however, continued to expand and is poised to surpass operatable biodiesel capacity, according to data released by the U.S. EIA. READ MORE

September 30, 2022

Camelina Company España opens innovation center in Spain

BY Camelina Company España Camelina Company España on Sept. 29 held the opening of its new innovation Center in Daimiel, Spain. Camelina is grown for use by Camelina Company’s parent company Global Clean Energy to produce ultra-low carbon renewable fuels. READ MORE

September 29, 2022

CoBank discusses potential boom in renewable diesel capacity

BY Erin VoegeleCoBank on Sept. 27 published a report that calls renewable diesel the most exciting growth opportunity in the U.S. biofuels space, with proposed capacity increasing from approximately 1 billion gallons in 2021 to 6.5 billion gallons by 2030. READ MORE

September 29, 2022

TrustBIX, BQNC launch biomass traceability pilot project

BY TrustBIX Inc. TrustBIX Inc. is launching a biomass traceability pilot project with members of the BQNC. The project will demonstrate importance of biomass traceability for assuring product quality and important production attributes throughout the supply chain. READ MORE

September 28, 2022

IRENA: Global biofuel, bioenergy jobs at 12.7 million in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleWorldwide renewable energy employment reached 12.7 million last year, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency. Liquid biofuels, solid biomass and biogas accounted for a combined 3.44 million of those jobs. READ MORE

September 28, 2022

TotalEnergies, SARIA join forces to produce SAF

BY TotalEnergies TotalEnergies and SARIA have concluded an agreement to develop sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production on the Grandpuits (Seine-et-Marne) zero-crude platform. The agreement is a major step in securing feedstock supply. READ MORE

September 26, 2022

Canada seeks proposals for biomass supply chain projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe Canadian government is seeking proposals for projects that will support the establishment of biomass supply chains to ensure that a steady and usable supply of sustainable feedstock is available to clean fuel production facilities. READ MORE

September 20, 2022

EPA delivers final rule on canola oil RFS fuel pathways to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Sept. 19 delivered a final rule to create canola oil fuel pathways under the RFS for renewable diesel, jet fuel naphtha, liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and heating oil to the White House Office of Management and Budget. READ MORE

September 15, 2022

EPA to hold virtual workshop on biointermediates on Sept. 29

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a virtual public workshop on Sept. 29 that focuses on the new biointermediates provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard program. Attendees must preregister by Sept. 27. READ MORE

September 14, 2022

USDA invests up to $2.8B in 70 climate-smart projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA on Sept. 14 announced it is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first pool of the agency’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Communities funding opportunity. Projects include those addressing RNG and SAF. READ MORE

September 13, 2022

Global Partners expands feedstock capabilities at Oregon terminal

BY Global Partners LP Global Partners LP has received final approvals to expand storage capacity and transload renewable feedstocks at its Clatskanie, Oregon terminal, CPBR. The facility handles ethanol, renewable diesel, and renewable feedstocks. READ MORE

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 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 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

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

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 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