North America

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 12, 2022

Global Clean Energy Holdings acquires camelina crop company

BY Global Clean Energy Holdings Inc. Global Clean Energy Holdings Inc. on Jan. 3 announced that it has acquired Camelina Company España S.L. (CCE), Europe’s largest camelina crop innovator and seed producer headquartered in Madrid, Spain. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

NBB, industry groups urge CARB to recognize climate-smart farming

BY American Coalition for Ethanol In a cosigned letter, ACE, NBB, Great Plains Institute, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, and Canadian Oilseed Processors Association recommend CARB recognize the climate benefits of farming practices in California's LCFS. READ MORE

January 11, 2022

EIA predicts US biodiesel production will expand in 2022, 2023

BY Erin VoegeleThe EIA currently predicts U.S. biodiesel production will increase in both 2022 and 2023, according the agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Jan. 11. Net imports of biomass based diesel are also expected to expand. READ MORE

January 11, 2022

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

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Jan. 10 delivered a proposed rule that aims to create canola oil fuel pathways under the RFS for renewable diesel, jet fuel, naphtha and liquid propane gas (LPG) to the White House Office of Management and Budget. READ MORE

January 11, 2022

ExxonMobil acquires stake in Biojet AS

BY ExxonMobil ExxonMobil has announced it is acquiring a 49.9 percent stake in Biojet AS, a Norwegian biofuels company that plans to convert forestry and wood-based construction waste into lower-emissions biofuels and biofuel components. READ MORE

January 10, 2022

Avfuel now supplying ACI Jet SNA with SAF

BY Erin VoegeleAvfuel Corp. has announced the addition of ACI Jet (KSNA) to its list of branded FBOs now providing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The fuel supplier will provide the FBO with a consistent supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel. 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

January 06, 2022

REG acquires California-based Amber Resources

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. has acquired Amber Resources LLC (dba Sawyer Petroleum) and its affiliated entities, M.O. Dion & Sons and Amber Petroleum Products. Amber Resources is a leading Southern California full-service fuel distributor. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

Biofuel groups testify in support of a strong RFS

BY Erin VoegeleRepresentatives of the biofuels industry called on the U.S. EPA to set strong RFS blending requirements and abandon plans to retroactively reduce the 2020 RVO during a Jan. 4 hearing held by the agency to gather comments on its pending RFS proposal. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

Portland-area buses now fueled with renewable diesel

BY TriMet, Roberta Altstadt Starting Dec. 2, 2021, all TriMet buses running on routes throughout the tri-county Portland metro area will be powered by a much cleaner-burning fuel—renewable diesel. TriMet is using a blend of 99 percent renewable diesel and 1 percent petroleum. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

HEP: Transactions will help build out biofuel logistics facility

BY Howard Energy Partners Howard Energy Partners has closed on a series of strategic financing transactions. Proceeds from the transactions will, among other things, help finance the previously announced build-out of HEP’s renewable diesel logistics facility in Texas. READ MORE

January 03, 2022

EIA: US biofuel capacity, feedstock consumption up in October

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. biofuels production capacity expanded to nearly 20.87 billion gallons per year in October, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 30. Feedstock consumption was also up significantly. READ MORE

December 29, 2021

Kentucky begins Renewable Chemical Production Program

BY Kentucky Department of Agriculture Kentucky companies can now apply for the state’s Renewable Chemical Production Program. The program incentivizes the production of more than 30 specified chemicals derived from biomass feedstocks. Applications must be filed by Jan. 15, 2022. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

New York implements bioheat mandate

BY Erin VoegeleNew York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Dec. 23 signed legislation that mandates all heating oil sold within the state contain at least 5 percent biodiesel by July 2022. The requirement expands to 10 percent starting in July 2025. 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

Verde Bio Holdings agrees to acquire 2 biodiesel plants

BY Verde Bio Holdings Inc. Verde Bio Holdings Inc. announced on Dec. 16 the execution of a letter of intent to acquire two existing and operational biodiesel plants located in Fort Myers, Florida, and Wilson, North Carolina. Each plant has a capacity of approximately 5 MMgy. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

EPA: November RIN generation reaches 1.78 billion

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released RIN data for November, reporting that more than 1.78 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard during the month, up from 1.62 billion generated during the same period of last year. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

Applications for $700M in COVID relief for biofuels due Feb. 11

BY Erin VoegeleBiofuel producers who experienced market losses in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 have until Feb. 11 to file an application with the USDA seeking a portion of the $700 million in relief funds to be awarded under the Biofuel Producer Program. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

DOE establishes new Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy on Dec. 21 announced the establishment of the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, a new DOE office that will help deliver on President Biden’s bold climate agenda, create new, good-paying jobs and reduce polution. READ MORE

December 20, 2021

Fulcrum announces financing for second plant, receives investment

BY Erin VoegeleFulcrum Bioenergy on Dec. 20 announced it has completed interim financing to fund its second waste-to-fuels plant, a 33 MMgy facility in Gary, Indiana. The announcement came less than a week after SK Inc. announced an investment in Fulcrum. READ MORE

December 16, 2021

UK proposes to continue trade measures for biodiesel

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Trade Remedies Authority on Dec. 15 proposed to keep current anti-dumping and countervailing measures on FAME biodiesel in place for an additional five years, but remove similar measures currently in place for HVO renewable diesel. READ MORE

December 16, 2021

EPA: 2 additional SRE petitions filed, 67 now pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on Dec. 16, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the RFS for compliance year 2021. A total of 67 SRE petitions are now pending, up from 65 in November. 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 15, 2021

Novozymes, Saipem collaborate on CO2 capture

BY Novozymes Novozymes and Saipem have signed a collaboration agreement for the development of innovative solutions for enzymatic carbon capture. Saipem will provide process, mechanical and equipment design, while Novozymes will provide enzymes for the process. READ MORE