September 13, 2023

Clean Fuels outlook predicts growing supplies of used cooking oil

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America Global used cooking oil (UCO) supplies are anticipated to rise from 3.7 billion gallons in 2022 to between 5 billion and 10 billion gallons by 2030, according to a report released by Clean Fuels Alliance America on Sept. 13. READ MORE

September 12, 2023

USDA predicts 3% decrease in soybean production for 2023

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service predicts soybean production for 2023 will fall to 4.15 billion bushels, down 3 percent from last year, according to the agency’s latest Crop Production report, released Sept. 12. READ MORE

September 12, 2023

USDA maintains 2023-’24 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its forecast for 2023-’24 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest WASDE report, released Sept. 12. The estimate for 2022-’23 soybean oil use in biofuel production was revised up. READ MORE

September 11, 2023

Brazilian biodiesel production, use expected to increase in 2023

BY Erin VoegeleBiodiesel production in Brazil is expected to increase approximately 5 percent this year, with consumption up an estimated 6 percent, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

September 11, 2023

Pritzker, Incobrasa break ground on soybean processing expansion

BY Office of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker On Sept. 6, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker joined state and local leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of Incobrasa Industries LTD's expanded soybean crushing facility. The project adds 70,000 square feet of new state-of-the-art production facilities. READ MORE

September 06, 2023

Chevron Renewable Energy Group breaks ground on feedstock 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 Sept. 2. The expansion project includes the addition of a pretreatment system at the facility. READ MORE

August 31, 2023

EIA: Biofuel capacity, feedstock use up in June

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. operable biofuels capacity was up in June, with gains for both ethanol and renewable diesel and associated fuels, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Aug. 31. Feedstock consumption was also up during the month. READ MORE

August 30, 2023

Japanese companies partner to develop SAF feedstock supply chain

BY Erin VoegeleIdemitsu Kosan, a Japanese petroleum company, and LOPS Corp., a Japan-based trading company that supplies oil and fats, on Aug. 24 announced plans to conduct a joint study focused on the procurement of feedstocks for SAF production. READ MORE

August 30, 2023

Canadian government invests $5.3 million in BioFuelNet Canada

BY Erin VoegeleThe Canadian government on Aug. 30 announced it is investing up to $5.3 million in an initiative that aims to support the development of biomass supply chains and cutting-edge technologies to produce biomass and value-added agricultural products. READ MORE

August 29, 2023

DOE, NSF fund 3 projects to advance biomanufacturing innovation

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office and the U.S. National Science Foundation have funded three new projects that aim to help accelerate innovation and develop new biomanufacturing approaches. READ MORE

August 28, 2023

Syngenta Seeds, Sustainable Oils partner to sell camelina seed

BY Syngenta Seeds LLC Syngenta Seeds LLC and Sustainable Oils Inc. have entered into a new agreement to sell camelina sativa seed – an ultra-low carbon oilseed crop that can be used as feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other biofuels. READ MORE

August 23, 2023

Crockett introduces Farm to Fuselage Act

BY Erin VoegeleReps. Jasmine Crockett, D-Texas, and Max Miller, R-Ohio, on Aug. 18 introduced the Farm to Fuselage Act, legislation that aims to update the Farm Bill to facilitate increased domestic production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

August 16, 2023

STB seeks nominations to fill biofuel vacancy on RETAC

BY Erin VoegeleThe Surface Transportation Board is soliciting nominations to fill six vacancies on its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee. One of those vacancies is to be filled by a biofuel producer or feedstock provider. READ MORE

August 15, 2023

Yield10 delivers camelina to biofuel customer

BY Erin VoegeleYield10 Bioscience Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 14, reporting that the harvest of 2022-’23 winter camelina under grower contracts is well underway and the first delivery of camelina to a biofuel customer is now complete. READ MORE

August 11, 2023

USDA predicts 2% decline in 2023 soybean crop

BY Erin VoegeleUSDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its latest Crop Production report on Aug. 11, predicting 2023 soybean crop will be down 2 percent when compared to last year, with production forecast at 4.21 billion bushels. READ MORE

August 09, 2023

Vertex works to expand feedstock types at Alabama biorefinery

BY Erin VoegeleDoug Haugh, chief commercial officer at Vertex Energy Inc., discussed the company’s efforts to expand the types of feedstocks processed in its renewable diesel unit during the company’s second quarter earnings call, held Aug. 9. READ MORE

August 09, 2023

Yield10 reports positive results of camelina field test

BY Yield10 Bioscience Inc. Yield10 Bioscience Inc. has announced positive results in the first field test of stacked herbicide tolerance (HT) traits in camelina. These proprietary stacked HT camelina varieties demonstrate tolerance to herbicides and herbicide soil residues. READ MORE

August 07, 2023

Aemetis reports progress with RNG, SAF and ethanol projects

BY Erin VoegeleAemetis Inc. released Q2 financial results on Aug. 3, reporting progress with the development of its dairy RNG project and its proposed renewable diesel and SAF biorefinery. The company also highlighted its existing ethanol and biodiesel operations. READ MORE

August 04, 2023

Calumet: Montana Renewables outperforms expectations in Q2

BY Erin VoegeleTodd Borgmann, CEO of Calumet Specialty Products L.P., on Aug. 4 announced that all elements of the company’s Montana Renewables project met or outperformed expectations during the second quarter of 2023. READ MORE

August 01, 2023

CVR nears completion of feedstock pretreatment unit

BY Erin VoegeleCVR Energy Inc. expects the feedstock PTU at its Wynnewood refinery in Oklahoma to become operational in Q4. The company is also in discussions with potential partners to develop an additional renewables project that could include SAF capacity. READ MORE

August 01, 2023

EIA: Biofuel capacity down in May, feedstock use up

BY Erin VoegeleOperable biofuels production capacity in the U.S. fell slightly in May, with reductions for both ethanol and biodiesel, according to date released by the U.S. EIA on July 31. Feedstock consumption was up from both the previous month and May 2022. READ MORE

July 27, 2023

Neste: Renewable diesel, SAF sales volumes up in Q2

BY Erin VoegeleNeste released second quarter financial results on July 27, reporting robust demand for renewable diesel and relatively stable feedstock pricing. SAF and renewable diesel sales were up 17 percent when compared to the second quarter of 2022. READ MORE

July 19, 2023

EarthDaily Agro, Global Clean Energy partner on camelina project

BY EarthDaily Analytics EarthDaily Agro has been selected by Global Clean Energy Holdings Inc. to support work to increase the adoption of camelina in the renewable fuels marketplace through the company's Climate-Smart Camelina Project. READ MORE

July 17, 2023

Australian agency launches $30M SAF funding initiative

BY Erin VoegeleThe Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on July 3 opened a $30 million sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) funding initiative that aims to reduce emissions in the aviation sector by supporting the development of a domestic SAF industry. READ MORE

July 13, 2023

Casterra announces $2.2M in new castor seed purchase orders

BY Casterra Ag Ltd. Casterra Ag Ltd., an integrated castor cultivation solution company and a subsidiary of Evogene Ltd., has announced additional $2.2 million of purchase orders to supply castor seeds during 2023, for new African territories. READ MORE

July 12, 2023

North American SAF Conference & Expo announces agenda

BY BBI International SAF Magazine and the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) announced the preliminary agenda for the North American SAF Conference & Expo taking place Aug. 29-30 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. READ MORE

July 12, 2023

USDA maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production

BY Erin VoegeleWith lower production partly offset by higher beginning stocks, 2023-’24 soybean supplies are reduced 185 million bushels. Soybean crush is reduced 10 million bushels reflecting a lower soybean meal domestic disappearance forest. READ MORE

July 12, 2023

Louis Dreyfus, Global Clean Energy promote camelina production

BY Global Clean Energy Holdings Inc. Louis Dreyfus Company and Global Clean Energy Holdings Inc. have agreed to jointly promote the sustainable cultivation of Camelina sativa (camelina) in South America, including the countries of Argentina, Paraguay, and Uruguay. READ MORE

July 12, 2023

USDA invests in efforts to improve GHG, carbon reduction data

BY USDA The USDA will invest $300 million through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda to improve measurement, monitoring, reporting and verification of GHG emissions and carbon sequestration in climate-smart agriculture and forestry. READ MORE

July 10, 2023

USDA expands crop insurance for camelina

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA’s Risk Management Agency on June 30 announced it will expand crop insurance for camelina in direct response to the anticipated increase in demand for the crop for biofuel production. The expansion provides additional grower certainty. READ MORE