By Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship
December 01, 2023
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is encouraging Iowans to nominate fuel marketers in their communities for the Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards, which recognize retailers that go above and beyond in their efforts to promote biofuels.
Neste and ENOC Group have agreed to collaborate to explore the possibilities of supplying and purchasing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Dubai and the wider Middle East North Africa (MENA) region in the coming years.
Total U.S. operable biofuels production capacity fell slightly in September, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Nov. 30. Feedstock consumption was down slightly from August, but up significantly from September 2022.
Alaska Airlines is partnering with climate-tech company CHOOOSE to provide new options for sustainability-minded guests to take action on their travel-related carbon emissions by purchasing SAF credits or support nature-based climate projects.
By Partnership for Electric Pathways
November 29, 2023
A coalition of over 20 organizations and companies launched the Partnership for Electric Pathways to work with the U.S. EPA to secure a viable pathway for renewable electricity to get credit under EPA's Renewable Fuel Standard program.
BioForming Sugar to Aromatics (S2A) technology developed by Virent and Johnson Matthey has enabled the first-ever drop-in 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) trans-Atlantic flight by a commercial airline.
Shell and Rotterdam The Hague Airport have signed a long-term agreement to blend sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on all aircraft fueled at the airport, starting in 2024. The airport has set a minimum target of 8 percent SAF blending.
The World Trade Organization’s Dispute Settlement Body on Nov. 27 agreed to a request submitted by Indonesia to establish a dispute panel to review countervailing duties imposed by the European Union on imports of biodiesel from Indoenesia.
Swedish fuel company Preem on Nov. 27 announced it will invest SEK 5.5 billion ($532.82 million) to convert its refinery in Lysekil, Sweden, to produce renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
November 29, 2023
Environment and Climate Change Canada has acknowledged that U.S. feedstocks are in compliances with the land use and biodiversity (LUB) criteria included under the country’s Clean Fuel Regulation, according to a report filed with the USDA.
Virgin Atlantic’s historic flight on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) took off from London Heathrow to New York JFK on Nov. 28. The flight demonstrates the capability of SAF as a safe drop-in replacement for fossil derived jet fuel.
Santa Maria Renewable Resources has selected Topsoe as its technology provider and will implement the company’s Hydroflex and H2bridge technologies at its planned biorefinery in Texas. Chemex Global will provide FEED for the plant.
A coalition of biofuel and farm groups on Nov. 27 released a statement expressing disappointment in the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals' Nov. 22 decision remanding to the U.S. EPA six small refinery exemption (SRE) requests.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Nov. 30. The meeting is open to the public, but registration is required.
During the Williamtown Air Show in Australia, the Roulettes, the Royal Australian Air Force's aerobatic display team, performed a first public display using Neste’s SAF. The fuel was supplied by Viva Energy in cooperation with Neste and Vitol.
Emirates has become the first airline to operate an Airbus A380 demonstration flight with one of the aircraft’s four engines powered with Neste’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The flight took off on Nov. 22 from Dubai International Airport.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. on Nov. 20 announced the successful completion of the world's first trans-Atlantic flight using 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Accomplished on Nov. 19, the flight took place on a Gulfstream G600 aircraft.
Rolls-Royce on Nov. 13 announced that it has successfully completed compatibility testing of 100 percent SAF on all its in-production civil aero engine types. All the tests confirmed the use of 100 percent SAF does not affect engine performance.
President Joe Biden on Nov. 16 signed a temporary spending package, averting a government shutdown that was set to begin at midnight on Nov. 17. The stopgap bill includes a one-year extension of the 2018 Farm Bill.
The U.S. EPA on Nov. 16 released updated RIN data, reporting that nearly 2.11 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in October, up from 1.81 billion generated during the same month of last year.
Reps. Nikki Budzinski, D-Ill., and Zach, Nunn, R-Iowa, on Nov. 15 announced the introduction of a bill that aims to update the USDA’s Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Products Assistance loan guarantee program.
Conestoga Energy and SAFFiRE Renewables LLC announced on Nov. 16 their agreement for Conestoga to host SAFFiRE’s cellulosic ethanol pilot plant at Conestoga’s Arkalon Energy ethanol facility in Liberal, Kansas.
Jetex has announced it is now offering sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its flagship private terminal in Dubai, giving aircraft operators and private owners the opportunity to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions.
Aemetis expects to secure the authority to construct air permit for its proposed SAF/RD project in early 2024, according statements made during a Q3 earnings call. Company officials also discussed ongoing biogas, ethanol, biodiesel and CCS projects.
Officials at Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. discussed the company’s proposed plans to boost sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production at its Montana Renewables biorefinery during third quarter earnings call, held Nov. 9.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 14 voted 336 to 95 to approve a temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown. The stopgap bill includes a one-year extension of the 2018 Farm Bill.
Emerson, a leader in industrial software and technology, has been chosen by DG Fuels to provide comprehensive automation and project engineering to help transportation sector decarbonization efforts through production of advanced biofuels.
Honeywell has announced that CVR Renewables CVL LLC will utilize its Ecofining technology in its evaluation of a potential project that would produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable diesel and other products.
A stopgap spending bill released by House Republicans on Nov. 12 includes a one-year extension of the 2018 Farm Bill, which expired on Sept. 30, 2023. The extension would remain in place through Sept. 30, 2024.
The USDA maintained its 2023-’24 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest World Agricultural and Supply Estimate report, released Nov. 9. The agency’s estimate for 2022-’23 soybean oil use in biofuel production was revised up.