Biodiesel Production

September 27, 2023

FAA offers $245 million in SAF infrastructure funding

BY Erin VoegeleThe Federal Aviation Administration on Sept. 25 launched a new competitive grant program that, in part, can support projects to add sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production capacity to existing renewable diesel and ethanol plants. READ MORE

September 25, 2023

Galp, Mitsui to develop SAF, renewable diesel project in Portugal

BY Erin VoegelePortugal-based energy company Galp SGPS S.A. and Japan-based Mitsui & Co. Ltd. on Sept. 25 announced plans to form a joint venture that will develop renewable diesel and SAF capacity at Galp’s existing refinery in Sines, Portugal. READ MORE

September 25, 2023

DOE seeks input on building supply chains for SAF

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. DOE has released a RFI to better understand the challenges facing critical elements within SAF supply chains. The agency is specifically seeking input from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and stakeholders. READ MORE

September 21, 2023

EPA: 2.04 billion RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Aug. 21 released data indicating nearly 2.04 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in August, up from 1.84 billion generated in August 2022. Total RIN generation for the first eight months of the year reached nearly 15.45 billion. 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 08, 2023

VARO to build SAF production facility in Rotterdam

BY VARO Energy VARO Energy on Sept. 7 announced the construction of a large-scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) manufacturing facility at the Gunvor Energy Rotterdam site, investing $600 million with the aim of helping its airline customers decarbonize. READ MORE

September 06, 2023

Aemetis completes expansion of India biodiesel plant

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced on Sept. 6 that the company’s Universal Biofuels subsidiary has completed an expansion of its India biodiesel plant annual production capacity to 60 million gallons more than one year ahead of schedule. READ MORE

September 05, 2023

EIA: US renewable diesel capacity surpasses biodiesel capacity

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration In January 2023, U.S. production capacity of renewable diesel and other biofuels reached 3 billion gallons per year, surpassing U.S. biodiesel production capacity for the first time, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. READ MORE

August 24, 2023

Report: Canadian consumption of biobased diesel to grow in 2023

BY Erin VoegeleCanadian consumption of biodiesel and renewable diesel was down approximately 2.3 percent in 2022 but is expected to rebound this year, growing by an estimated 2.6 percent, according to a report filed with the USDA. READ MORE