Feedstock

June 10, 2022

USDA maintains forecast for 2022-’23 soybean oil use in biofuel

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its 2022-’23 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest WASDE report, released June 10. The overall soybean outlook is for lower beginning and ending stocks and higher prices. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

Willow Glen Terminal accepts first shipment of biofuel feedstock

BY Willow Glen Terminal LLC Willow Glen Terminal LLC in St. Gabriel, Louisiana, on May 31 announced receipt of its inaugural product shipment. WGT has entered into an agreement to supply renewable fuel feedstock to a leading renewable diesel producer in Norco, Louisiana. READ MORE

June 07, 2022

National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo opens call for speakers

BY BBI International The call for speaker presentation ideas is now open for the 2022 National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo (NCCC) taking place Nov. 8-9, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. The NCCC will accept speaker abstracts through July 8. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

DOE BETO releases 2020 R&D State of Technology report

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) in May released its “BETO 2020 R&D State of Technology” report, which provides a status of research and development efforts and assesses progress made toward BETO goals. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

ADM, Marathon break ground on soybean processing plant

BY ADM Leaders from ADM and Marathon Petroleum Corp., along with local, state and federal policymakers, on June 6 celebrated the groundbreaking for North Dakota’s first dedicated soybean processing facility. READ MORE

June 03, 2022

In Depth: Catalyzing Decarbonization

BY Anna SimetWith a flurry of announcements in the first half of 2022, REG announced its pending acquisition, the rebranding of its biofuel line and some new key partnerships. READ MORE

June 02, 2022

In Depth: Biointermediates: Production Opportunities and Regulatory Challenges

BY Sara M. Herman While biointermediates present opportunities for biofuel producers, close attention should be paid to regulatory requirements. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

DOE opens $59M FOA for advanced biofuels, ethanol GHG reductions

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy on June 1 opened a $59 million funding opportunity to support the scale-up of integrated biorefineries and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction in first generation ethanol production. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

Argent Energy expands biodiesel production capacity in Amsterdam

BY Argent Energy Argent Energy, a manufacturer of biofuels in the U.K. and the Netherlands, has announced it is expanding its second-generation biodiesel production capacity in the Port of Amsterdam to 540,000 tons per year. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

Southwest Airlines invests in SAF pilot project supported by DOE

BY Southwest Airlines Co. Southwest Airlines Co. on June 1 announced an investment into SAFFiRE Renewables LLC, a company formed by D3MAX LLC, as part of a Department of Energy-backed project to develop and produce scalable, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

May 31, 2022

EIA: US biofuels capacity down in March, feedstock use up

BY Erin VoegeleTotal operable U.S. biofuels production capacity fell by approximately 101 million gallons in March, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on May 31. Feedstock consumption, however, was up by 2.845 billion pounds. READ MORE

May 31, 2022

In Depth: Exploding Acreage

BY Susanne Retka Schill Three developers take different approaches to filling the expected surge for demand in oilseeds with crops that promise low GHG scores. READ MORE

May 27, 2022

Record-setting number of biofuel producers set to attend 2022 FEW

BY BBI International Produced by BBI International, the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) is on pace to be the largest biofuels conference since 2009. The event takes place June 13-15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. READ MORE

May 18, 2022

Skor, Becker, Rastetter to headline 2022 FEW in Minneapolis

BY BBI International Growth Energy's Emily Skor, Green Plains' Todd Becker and Summit Agricultural Group's Bruce Rastetter will deliver keynote addresses at the 2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) taking place June 13-15, 2022, in Minneapolis. READ MORE

May 12, 2022

USDA: More soybean oil will go biofuel production in 2022-‘23

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA predicts that soybean oil use in biofuel production for 2022-’23 will be up in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released May 12. Soybean oil prices are expected to be down slightly. READ MORE

May 12, 2022

USDA reports strong interest for Climate-Smart Commodities funds

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA on May 10 announced it received more than 450 proposals for large-scale projects under its new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program. The agency is accepting proposals for smaller-scale projects through June 10. READ MORE

May 11, 2022

EPA seeks comments on candidates for peer review of RFS report

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on May 9 opened a 15-day public comment period on the pool of 20 candidates who have been selected to serve on an external expert panel to peer review the EPA’s third triennial report to Congress on biofuels and the environment. READ MORE

May 05, 2022

EIA: US biofuels capacity at 21.123 billion gallons in February

BY Erin VoegeleTotal operable biofuels production capacity for ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and related fuels expanded to 21.123 billion gallons per year in February, according to the EIA. Total feedstock consumption was at 24.348 billion pounds. READ MORE

May 03, 2022

Marathon provides update on Martinez conversion project

BY Erin VoegeleMarathon Petroleum Corp. released first quarter financial results on May 3, providing an update on its agreement with Neste to form a joint venture for the renewable diesel project under development at its Martinez refinery in California. READ MORE

May 02, 2022

Neste reports strong Q1 for renewable products segment

BY Erin VoegeleNeste Corp. released first quarter 2022 financial results on April 29, reporting a strong performance for its renewable products segment. Renewable diesel demand was robust during the three-month period, but feedstock markets remained tight. READ MORE

April 29, 2022

Bunge, CoverCress partner to meet demand for biofuel feedstocks

BY Bunge Bunge and CoverCress Inc. announced on April 26 a unique commercial partnership to bring a new renewable oilseed and animal feed crop to market. The agreement supports the expansion of CCI’s CoverCress technology, a new winter oilseed crop. READ MORE

April 18, 2022

EPA opens public comment period on canola oil fuel pathway rule

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on April 18 officially opened a 30-day public comment period on its proposed rule to approve RFS fuel pathways for renewable diesel, jet fuel, heating oil, naphtha and LPG produced from canola oil via a hydrotreating process. READ MORE

April 14, 2022

Senate bill aims to improve parity for renewable diesel, SAF

BY Erin VoegeleSens. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on April 7 introduced legislation that aims to improve data reporting for renewable diesel and SAF, incentivize their production, and eliminate unnecessary labeling regulations. READ MORE

April 13, 2022

Clean Fuels applauds Biden’s support for homegrown biofuels

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America On April 12, Clean Fuels Alliance America applauded President Biden’s announcements of new Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program grants and a pathway to use canola oil to produce renewable diesel and jet fuel. READ MORE

April 12, 2022

EPA proposes to approve canola oil fuel pathways under RFS

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on April 12 published a proposed rule approve Renewable Fuel Standard pathways for renewable diesel, jet fuel, heating oil, naphtha, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) produced from canola/rapeseed oil via a hydrotreating process. READ MORE

April 11, 2022

Tidewater enters strategic RNG, biofuel feedstock partnership

BY Tidewater Renewables Ltd. Tidewater Renewables Ltd. has entered a strategic RNG and feedstock partnership with Rimrock RNG Inc., and Rimrock Cattle Company Ltd. The partnership will secure feedstock supply for the company's RNG and renewable diesel business units. READ MORE

April 08, 2022

USDA maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its forecast for 2021-’22 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released April 8. The expected price for soybean oil was revised up. READ MORE

April 07, 2022

USDA hosts meeting to gather public input on statistical programs

BY USDA The USDA's NASS will hold its biannual Data Users’ Meeting on April 19, 2022. During the event, the agency will share recent and pending statistical program changes with the public, and to solicit input on these and other programs. READ MORE

April 04, 2022

Purdue University study show impact of RFS on biofuels production

BY Purdue University Capturing the interactions between biofuels and agricultural industries and their connections with other economic activities was key to a first-of-its kind study published by reseraches at Purdue University. READ MORE

April 01, 2022

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

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. operable production capacity for fuel ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable diesel all increased in January, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 31. Feedstock use was down when compared to December. READ MORE