Latin America

August 10, 2022

39th Annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo to be held June 12-14

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine BBI International has announced the 39th Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo will be held June 12-14, 2023 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Speaker presentation abstracts will be accepted through Feb. 10, 2023. READ MORE

August 05, 2022

Darling Ingredients acquires Brazilian rendering company

BY Darling Ingredients Inc. Darling Ingredients Inc. has completed the acquisition of Brazil's largest independent rendering company, FASA Group. The acqusition will provid ean additional source of waste fats for use in the produciton of renewable diesel and SAF. READ MORE

July 26, 2022

Consortium commits $18M for green marine fuel supply chain

BY Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation is leading a consortium of 18 industry partners to launch a drop-in biofuels pilot project to establish an assurance framework for ensuring the supply chain integrity of green marine fuels. READ MORE

July 21, 2022

Avfuel, Neste supply SAF to Viva Aerobus

BY Avfuel Corp. Viva Aerobus—Mexico’s ultra-low-cost airline—took its first flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel from Los Angeles to Guadalajara on June 15. The uplift was made possible by the partnership between Avfuel and Neste. READ MORE

June 30, 2022

Victor, Neste partner to reduce private jet charter emissions

BY Neste Corp. Neste and Fly Victor, the on-demand private jet company, announced a partnership. Starting June 29, Victor members can purchase Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) for every private jet booking globally. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

IATA: Incentives needed to increase SAF production

BY International Air Transport Association The International Air Transport Association called for governments to urgently put in place large-scale incentives to rapidly expand the use of SAF as aviation pursues its commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. READ MORE

June 28, 2022

ITA seeks nominations for REEEAC

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration on June 16 published a notice renewing its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee and soliciting nominations for membership. READ MORE

June 07, 2022

USDA: US biodiesel exports up in April

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 70,214.1 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 and greater during April, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on June 7. Biodiesel imports were at 73,588.5 metric tons for the month. 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

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

SGP BioEnergy to develop 2.6-billion-gallon biorefinery in Panama

BY SGP BioEnergy A team of companies led by SGP BioEnergy joined the Government of Panama announced on May 18 plans to develop a 180,000 barrels per day (2.6 billion gallons per year) advanced biorefinery and SAF production platform in Panama. READ MORE

May 04, 2022

Louis Dreyfus successfully completes B30 trial

BY Louis Dreyfus Co. Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. announced on April 29 the successful completion of a B30 trial carried out in collaboration with Wisby Tanker AB, Sweden (Wisby Tanker) on one of LDC’s upgraded Juice vessels, MV Essayra. READ MORE

April 18, 2022

IEA predicts growth in global biofuel supply through 2026

BY Erin VoegeleThe IEA in March released a report predicting that global biofuels supply will reach 3.3 million barrels per day by 2026, up from 2.6 million barrels per day in 2020. The forecast was included in the IEA's Oil 2021 report. 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

January 12, 2022

BBI International launches new magazine focused on CCS

BY BBI International BBI International is launching a new magazine, titled Carbon Capture Magazine. There will be one print issue of the magazine published in 2022, along with a carbon capture industry directory and a map of storage and capture facilities. READ MORE

January 06, 2022

USDA: US biodiesel exports top 13,970 metric tons in November

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 13,970.8 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater in November, down from 29,689.5 metric tons in October but up from 10,262.3 metric tons in November 2020, according to data released by the USDA on Jan. 6. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

Brazil to maintain biodiesel blend rate at 10% in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy announced on Nov. 29 it will maintain the current biodiesel blend rate of 10 percent through the year 2022. An announcement issued by the government cites cost concerns as the reason for the action. 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

October 14, 2021

USDA: US biodiesel exports expand in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 77,174.3 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends greater than B30 in August, up from both 68,957.5 metric tons in July and 68,970.7 metric tons in August 2020, according to data released by the USDA on Oct. 5. READ MORE

October 12, 2021

USDA maintains 2021-’22 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its 2021-’22 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Oct. 12. The agency’s estimate for 2020-’21 soybean oil use in biofuel was also maintained. READ MORE

October 11, 2021

Report: Argentina’s biodiesel production to remain down in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleBiodiesel production in Argentina is expected to reach 1.54 billion liters (406.82 million gallons) this year, the second lowest figure in 11 years, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

September 21, 2021

NBB: Court maintains duties on Argentine biodiesel

BY National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board has welcomed the U.S. Court of International Trade's decision to uphold the U.S. Department of Commerce's final determination in its changed circumstances review (CCR) of duties on imports of Argentine biodiesel. READ MORE

July 21, 2021

Yield10 Bioscience begins 2021 field test, seed scale up program

BY Yield10 Bioscience Inc Yield10 Bioscience Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, on July 13 announced it has completed planting of its 2021 Field Test and Seed Scale Up program at all contracted sites in the U.S., Canada, and Argentina. READ MORE

July 13, 2021

Brazil announces move to 12% biodiesel blend

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazilian government on July 12 announced plans to boost the mandatory biodiesel blend rate to 12 percent, up from the current blend rate 10 percent, but below the statutory target of 13 percent. READ MORE

July 09, 2021

More than 450 biofuel producers set to attend FEW

BY BBI International The 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW), the ethanol industry's largest conference, will feature more than 150 speakers, next week, July 13-15, in Des Moines, Iowa. More than 450 biofuel producers are set to attend. READ MORE

May 06, 2021

USDA: US biodiesel exports up in March

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 37,605.6 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of greater than B30 in March, up from 17,149.8 metric tons in February and 30,310 metric tons in March 2020, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Bolivia announces plans for 500 MMly biodiesel plant

BY Erin VoegeleThe government of Bolivia in March announced plans to construct a biodiesel plant, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network. The company first approved the production of biodiesel in 2019. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

USDA: Biodiesel exports at 17,150 metric tons in February

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 17,149.8 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 or greater during February, up from 10,717.9 metric tons in February 2020, but down from 31,231.5 metric tons in January, according to data released by USDA on April 7. READ MORE

April 05, 2021

Honeywell technology chosen for advanced biorefinery in Paraguay

BY Honeywell Honeywell has announced that Brazil-based ECB Group will use the UOP Ecofining process to convert vegetable oils and inedible animal fats into renewable diesel and jet fuel at the Omega Green production facility in Villeta, near Asuncion, Paraguay. READ MORE

March 10, 2021

Cavitation Technologies receives order for biodiesel nano reactor

BY Cavitation Technologies Inc. Cavitation Technologies Inc. announced that Desmet Ballestra Group, CVAT’s strategic partner since 2010, has completed a sale agreement for Nano Reactor system with a biodiesel refinery in South America. READ MORE