December 29, 2021

Darling Ingredients to acquire Valley Proteins

BY Darling Ingredients Inc. Darling Ingredients Inc.has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the shares of Valley Proteins Inc. for approximately $1.1 billion in cash. Valley Proteins operates 18 major rendering and used cooking oil faciliites in the U.S. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

CGB, MN Soybean Processors to build soybean processing plant

BY CGB Enterprises Inc. CGB Enterprises Inc. and Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) on Dec. 22 announced that they have formed a joint venture for the construction of a state-of-the-art soybean processing plant near Casselton, North Dakota. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

DOE issues new RFI on renewable fuel scale-up, demonstration

BY U.S. Department of Energy The DOE is seeking input from biofuels producers and technology developers about their readiness to scale certain process technologies. The agency is also interested in learning how existing first-generation biofuel indsutries can be leveraged. READ MORE

December 27, 2021

EPA to host 2-day workshop on GHG modeling for biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA will host a virtual public workshop on GHG modeling for biofuels on Feb. 28 - March 1. Information gathered through the event will be used to inform a range of current and future actions, including those related to the RFS. READ MORE

December 27, 2021

Continental Refining Co. breaks ground on biodiesel facility

BY Office of Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear Continental Refining Co. on Dec. 21 broke ground on its new soybean crushing, biodiesel refining and blending facility in Somerset, Kentucky, a project creating 20 full-time jobs with a $26.8 million investment. READ MORE

December 22, 2021

NFU supports EPA’s plan to complete canola oil RFS rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleNational Farmers Union is speaking out in support of the U.S. EPA’s plan to undertake rulemaking in 2022 to develop Renewable Fuel Standard canola oil pathways for renewable fuels, including renewable diesel and jet fuel. READ MORE

December 22, 2021

Opinion: Business Aviation: Doubling Down on Sustainable Aviation Fuels

BY Stewart D’Leon As pandemic restrictions ease and demand for air travel returns, the business aviation industry is doubling down on sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and other measures that support its ambitious climate commitments. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

In Depth: Where Oil and Ag Mix

BY Susanne Retka Schill Ag and oil are intersecting in North Dakota with a new joint venture between ag giant Archer Daniels Midland and top-ranked petroleum energy company Marathon Petroleum Corp. READ MORE

December 18, 2021

In Depth: The Path Forward for Hemp Renewable Fuels

BY Roger Ford The future holds immense potential for bioenergy, especially biodiesel and SAF, and hemp will be a key component in that bioenergy future. READ MORE

December 17, 2021

In Depth: Going Low in Louisiana

BY Tom BryanA few hours north of New Orleans, where two massive renewable diesel plants already operate, a smaller project with huge implications for both biofuels and CCS is moving forward. READ MORE

December 16, 2021

NBB releases study on benefits of the biodiesel tax incentive

BY National Biodiesel Board The NBB has welcomed the release of a new report, "The Economic Benefits of the Biodiesel Blenders' Credit," from Capital Policy Analytics. The report calculates annual economic and environmental benefits of U.S. biodiesel production. READ MORE

December 16, 2021

Marathon, ADM announce closing of feedstock partnership

BY Marathon Petroleum Corp. Marathon Petroleum Corp. and ADM on Dec. 14 announced the closing of their joint venture to produce soybean oil to supply the rapidly growing demand for renewable diesel fuel. The joint venture will own an operate a facility in North Dakota. READ MORE

December 14, 2021

CSL successfully completes world’s largest B100 biofuel tests

BY CSL Applied Research Associates Inc. is licensing its patented Hydrothermal Cleanup feedstock pretreatment technology (HCU Pretreat) to Sinclair Wyoming Refining Co. for a renewable feedstock pretreatment unit at Sinclair's refinery in Wyoming. READ MORE

December 13, 2021

OMB reveals expected timeline for post-2022 RFS rule, other rules

BY Erin VoegeleThe Biden administration has signaled its intent to publish a proposed rule setting RFS RVOs for 2023 and beyond next spring. A variety of other rulemakings impacting biofuel producers are also scheduled taken up by federal agencies in the near-term. READ MORE

December 09, 2021

USDA maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its 2021-’22 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Dec. 9. Soybean supply and use projections for 2021-’22 were also unchanged. READ MORE

December 07, 2021

Advanced biofuel feedstocks can pace biofuel demand through 2030

BY Advanced Biofuels Association Growing demand for biomass-based diesel advanced biofuels can be met with projected supply of lipid feedstocks through 2030 without encroaching on food resources, finds a new study from LMC International, commissioned by the ABFA. READ MORE

November 30, 2021

EIA: US biofuel capacity up in September, feedstock use down

BY Erin VoegeleOperable biofuels production capacity in the U.S. expanded by 32 MMgy in September to 20.766 billion gallons per year, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 30. Feedstock consumption was down for the month. READ MORE

November 29, 2021

DOE releases summary report on algae crop protection workshop

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) held a virtual workshop on algae production in April 2021 titled “Barriers to Scale: Algae Crop Production.” A summary of that workshop is now available. READ MORE

November 29, 2021

AGP announces soybean processing facility expansion

BY Ag Processing Inc. AGP has announced plansto expand the capacity of its soybean processing facility in Seargeant Bluff, Iowa. The project is contingent on negotiations with state and local officials regarding economic development, utility rates and services. READ MORE

November 24, 2021

Biodiesel, renewable diesel producers prepare for Thanksgiving

BY National Biodiesel Board This Thanksgiving, many biodiesel producers are prepping for the holiday surge in used cooking oil. NBB members harvest and recycle used cooking oil into biodiesel and renewable diesel, helping to keep food costs down while lowering carbon emissions. READ MORE

November 24, 2021

Camelina storage, rail loading facility planned for Montana

BY Sustainable Oils Inc. Sustainable Oils Inc. has purchased 45 acres in Havre, Montana. The company is close to selecting its contractor to begin construction of the planned 600,000 bushel storage and rail loading facility for its proprietary camelina grain in Q1 2022. READ MORE

November 24, 2021

USDA makes air travel more sustainable with soy-fuel innovations

BY USDA Agricultural Research Service Scientists with USDA Agricultural Research Service in Peoria, Illinois, have developed a way to make a better jet biofuel from soybean oil. Blends using biofuels are one of the ways the aviation industry is working to reduce its carbon footprint. READ MORE

November 24, 2021

ABFC releases annual ‘Biofuels in Canada’ 2021 report

BY Advanced Biofuels Canada Advanced Biofuels Canada announced the release of its fifth annual Biofuels in Canada 2021 (BIC) report, with full open-source access to Canadian market data for renewable, low-carbon, and conventional fuels. READ MORE

November 23, 2021

Viridos partners with ExxonMobil to help scale algae biofuels

BY Viridos Inc. Viridos Inc., previously Synthetic Genomics, has signed a joint agreement with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. with the intent to bring Viridos’ low-carbon intensity biofuels toward commercial levels. READ MORE

November 16, 2021

House hearing focuses on biofuels, the renewable economy

BY Erin VoegeleThe House Ag Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit on Nov. 16 hosted a hearing on the renewable economy. The event featured testimony on the importance of biofuels, the RFS, year-round E15, and biobased products. READ MORE

November 15, 2021

IRENA: Global bioenergy jobs at 3.52 million in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleBioenergy accounted for approximately 3.52 million of the 12 million global renewable energy jobs in 2020, according to an annual jobs report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in late October. READ MORE

November 10, 2021

Report: Ethanol and biodiesel sectors support union jobs

BY Renewable Fuels Association A new report demonstrates that America’s biofuel industry is a major creator of union jobs for the middle class, supporting more than 30,000 union jobs in agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, construction and others. READ MORE

November 09, 2021

USDA maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its forecast for 2021-’22 soybean oil use in biofuel in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Nov. 9. The estimate for 2020-’21 soybean oil use in biofuel was revised up. READ MORE

November 09, 2021

USDA slightly reduces forecasts for soybean production, yields

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service released its latest Crop Report on Nov. 9, revising down its forecasts for soybean production and yields. The forecast areas harvested for beans was unchanged. READ MORE

November 08, 2021

REG discusses Geismar expansion, Houston shutdown in Q3 results

BY Erin VoegeleCynthia (CJ) Warner, president and CEO of REG, provided an update on the expansion of the company's Geismar renewable diesel plant and elaborated on plans to shut down the company’s Houston biodiesel plant during a third quarter earnings call. READ MORE