Advanced Biofuels

January 17, 2022

Calumet announces close of renewable hydrogen project financing

BY Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. Found In:Advanced FuelsCalumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. has announced that Montana Renewables LLC closed the previously announced $50 million of project financing related to construction of the renewable hydrogen plant for its renewable diesel faciity in Montana. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

DOE catalyst property database can accelerate biofuels research

BY Zia Abdullah, laboratory program manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Advanced FuelsNREL researchers have developed a public, online library of catalyst data. It could be fertile ground for breakthroughs in catalytic technologies needed to turn renewable biomass or waste materials into sustainable transportation fuels. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

Murex adds renewable diesel transloading services

BY Murex LLC Found In:Advanced FuelsMurex LLC, a low carbon fuels marketing and logistics company, has secured transloading contracts through its affiliate, Gulf Gateway Terminal LLC, with two separate fuel distributor customers that rail renewable product into the California market. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

DOE announces new AlgaePrize student competition

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office, in collaboration with the Algae Foundation and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, have announced a new AlgaePrize competition for high school through graduate students. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

LanzaJet secures financing from Microsoft fund for SAF plant

BY LanzaJet Found In:Advanced FuelsLanzaJet has secured financing for its Freedom Pines Fuels plant in Soperton, Georgia, through the Microsoft Climate Innovation Fund. The fund has made a $50 million investment to support the construction the alcohol-to-jet SAF facility. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

UK government launches Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government on Jan. 12 announced the launch of the new Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Program, which aims to support the development of innovative technologies that will generate hydrogen from biomass and waste feedstocks via BECCS. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

Global Clean Energy Holdings acquires camelina crop company

BY Global Clean Energy Holdings Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGlobal 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 11, 2022

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

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe 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 Found In:Advanced FuelsExxonMobil 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

Auburn University wins funds for biofuel, bioplastics research

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAuburn University was recently awarded more than $1 million in research grants from the state of Alabama to support projects that aim to produce jet and diesel fuels from woody biomass and convert organic waste into biobased plastics. READ MORE

January 10, 2022

Avfuel now supplying ACI Jet SNA with SAF

BY Avfuel Corp. Found In:Advanced FuelsAvfuel 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 07, 2022

GESS RNG biogas USA LLC announces 4 projects

BY GESS RNG Biogas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsGESS RNG Biogas USA LLC has announced four renewable natural gas (RNG) projects across the U.S., thanks in part to successful development of a proprietary swine manure collection process that allows swine manure to be fed into an anaerobic digester. READ MORE

January 07, 2022

ExxonMobil, Neste to supply sustainable aviation fuel in France

BY ExxonMobil Found In:Advanced FuelsAviation fuel supplier ExxonMobil and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste announce plans for commercial-scale distribution of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at the largest airports in France. READ MORE

January 06, 2022

Waga Energy announces first US RNG project

BY Waga Energy Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsWaga Energy is joining forces with Steuben County, New York, on a renewable natural gas (RNG) project at the county's Bath landfill. The RNG produced will be injected in the local grid and used as a biofuel to decarbonize mobility. READ MORE

January 06, 2022

Johnson Matthey launches HyCOgen technology for SAF production

BY Johnson Matthey PLC Found In:Advanced FuelsJohnson Matthey has launched an innovative technology – HyCOgen – designed to play a pivotal role in enabling the conversion of captured carbon dioxide (CO2) and green hydrogen into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

January 05, 2022

Greenlane Renewables signs 2 new system supply contracts

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Renewables Inc. has signed two new biogas upgrading system supply contracts valued in total at $7.1 million (Canadian dollars) for separate renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in the U.S. and Brazil. READ MORE

January 05, 2022

UGI, Vertimass partner to produce renewable fuels

BY UGI Corp. Found In:Advanced FuelsUGI Corp. announced on Jan. 5 that it has entered into a 15-year agreement with California-based technology developer, Vertimass, to utilize their catalytic technology to produce renewable fuels from renewable ethanol in the U.S. and Europe. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

Biofuel groups testify in support of a strong RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepresentatives 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 Found In:Advanced FuelsStarting 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 Found In:Advanced FuelsHoward 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 VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsU.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

January 03, 2022

Archaea Energy announces startup of Pennsylvania RNG project

BY Archaea Energy Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsArchaea Energy Inc. announced Dec. 30 the successful start-up of Project Assai, an RNG facility located at the Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. The facility is expected deliver more than 4 million MMBtu of RNG anually. READ MORE

December 29, 2021

Darling Ingredients to acquire Valley Proteins

BY Darling Ingredients Found In:Advanced FuelsDarling Ingredients Inc.has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the shares of Valley Proteins Inc. for approximately $1.1 billion in cash. Valley Proteins operates 18 major rendering and used cooking oil faciliites in the U.S. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

CGB, MN Soybean Processors to build soybean processing plant

BY CGB Enterprises Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsCGB 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 Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe 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 VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe 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 22, 2021

UK offers phase 2 funds for Biomass Feedstock Innovation Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government on Dec. 20 announced its now accepting applications for phase two funding under the Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Program. Entities that received phase one funding are eligible to apply. READ MORE

December 22, 2021

NFU supports EPA’s plan to complete canola oil RFS rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsNational 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

Clean Energy signs deals for more RNG, new stations

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsClean Energy Fuels Corp. announced additional fuel and infrastructure contracts to meet the growing demand for renewable natural gas (RNG), a sustainable fuel that provides an immediate and significant carbon reduction in transportation. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

EPA: November RIN generation reaches 1.78 billion

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe 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