Advanced Biofuels

April 13, 2021

LanzaJet awards EPC contracts to Zeton, Burns & McDonnell

BY LanzaJet Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsLanzaJet has awarded an EPC contract to Zeton for the fabrication and construction of its alcohol-to-jet facility in Soperton, Georgia, and contracted with Burns & McDonnell to provide engineering design for utilities and infrastructure at the site. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Washington Senate passes Clean Fuel Standard bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Washington Senate on April 8 voted 27 to 20 in favor of H.B. 1091, a bill that aims to establish a state-wide CFS. The amended legislation will now be considered by the House, which passed an earlier version of the bill on Feb. 27. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Total begins producing sustainable aviation fuel in France

BY Total Found In:Advanced FuelsTotal has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021. READ MORE

April 08, 2021

DOE offers $61.4 million for biofuel, bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe DOE on April 8 announced it will award $61.4 million to support the development and demonstration of bioenergy projects, including those focused on marine and aviation fuels, cellulosic sugars, separations technologies, wood heating, and RNG. READ MORE

April 08, 2021

EPA awards $2.5 million to 24 environmental projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA on April 6 announced nearly $2.5 million in awards to 24 small businesses to support the development of environmental technologies. A portion of that funding is supporting bioenergy and biomaterials projects. READ MORE

April 08, 2021

Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee to meet April 22

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Advanced FuelsThe Surface Transportation Board has announced a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will be held on April 22 virtually via zoom. The meeting is open to the public, but advanced registration is required. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

Gibson Energy announces biofuels blending project

BY Gibson Energy Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGibson Energy Inc. has entered into a long-term agreement with Suncor Energy Inc. for services at the company’s Edmonton Terminal and the related sanction of an expansion to support the blending and loading of renewable diesel. READ MORE

April 06, 2021

Shell invests in LanzaJet

BY LanzaJet Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsLanzaJet Inc. has announced that Shell joins as an investor in the company to advance LanzaJet’s global growth, accelerate commercialization of its technology, and scale the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

April 06, 2021

Research promotes renewable energy captured from biowaste

BY Nancy Bowles, Missouri S&T Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsCities around the U.S. could use their own biowaste from food scraps or manure to produce renewable energy for vehicles, according to a researcher at Missouri S&T. The proposed operation uses RNG from biomass and renewable hydrogen. READ MORE

April 05, 2021

Honeywell technology chosen for advanced biorefinery in Paraguay

BY Honeywell Found In:Advanced FuelsHoneywell 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

April 02, 2021

Certarus enters agreement with RNG Moovers for delivery of RNG

BY Certarus (USA) Ltd. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCertarus (USA) Ltd. has entered into a five-year contract with RNG Moovers, which is a project under the joint venture between Aria Energy and BP Products North America. Under the agreement, Certarus will deliver RNG to pipeline injection points. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

Aemetis announces new LCFS pathway, launches CCS subsidiary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAemetis Inc. on March 31 announced CARB has approved a new LCFS pathway for ethanol produced at its Keyes, California, plant using dairy biogas. The following day, the company announced the launch of a carbon capture subsidiary. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

Neste joins the eFuel Alliance

BY Neste Found In:Advanced FuelsNeste has joined the eFuel Alliance, an interest group dedicated to the industrial production of synthetic fuels from renewable sources. The alliance aims to promote power and biobased synthetic fuels to reduce GHG emissions from transport. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

Biden releases $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident Biden on March 31 released a $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, officially titled the American Jobs Plan. Biofuel/bioproducts and carbon capture and storage (CSS) are each briefly addressed in the plan. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

EIA releases first Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe EIA on March 31 issued the first edition of its monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update, reporting that 20.431 billion gallons of operable U.S. biofuel production capacity was in place as of January. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

Biofuel groups, states file amicus briefs in SCOTUS SRE case

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe ABFA, RNG Coalition, NBB and a group of eight states on March 31 filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to affirm the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ January 2020 ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

March 31, 2021

RSB, Bioledger launch biofuels blockchain case study

BY RSB Found In:Advanced FuelsRSB and Bioledger on March 12 launched a case study on the potential of a blockchain database to support traceability of biofuel and its feedstocks and overcome the vulnerabilities identified in securing the supply of sustainable renewables. READ MORE

March 30, 2021

Avfuel now supplying Neste MY SAF at Monterey Jet Center

BY Avfuel Corp. Found In:Advanced FuelsAvfuel Corp. has announced it is supplying Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel on a consistent basis to its branded FBO, Monterey Jet Center (KMRY), in Monterey, California. The FBO received its first load of the fuel on March 11. READ MORE

March 29, 2021

UK launches Green Fuel, Green Skies competition to support SAF

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.K. government on March 16 announced the launch of its £15 million ($20.65 million) Green Fuel, Green Skies competition to support the development facilities that can convert household waste, waste wood, and excess electricity into SAF. READ MORE

March 29, 2021

Oil state senators urge EPA to waive RFS blending requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsA group of 13 republican oil state senators on March 25 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to use its general waiver authority to reduce Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements. READ MORE

March 29, 2021

US Gain builds public RNG fueling station in Compton, California

BY U.S. Gain Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAJR Trucking has partnered with U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, to build a renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling station in Compton, California, near the port of Long Beach. The station will be available to the public. READ MORE

March 26, 2021

EPA: 1.26 billion RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsMore than 1.26 billion renewable identification numbers were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in February, down from 1.54 billion reported for the same month of last year, according to data released by the U.S. EPA in mid-March. READ MORE

March 26, 2021

EIA to release new monthly biofuels data

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Energy Information Administration announced March 25 that it will release expanded monthly biofuels data through a new report—the Monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update. The first edition of the report will be published March 31. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

IEDA award supports ethanol production at Verbio’s RNG plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Iowa Economic Development Authority on March 19 announced it has awarded tax benefits through the High Quality Jobs program to Verbio Nevada to support a project that aims to integrate ethanol production at the RNG production facility. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

Smith, Capito introduce bill to extend 45Q tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSens. Tina Smith, D-Minn.; and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V.; on March 25 introduced the Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Tax Credit Amendments Act. The Carbon Capture Coalition and Growth Energy have spoken out in support of the bill. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

Gevo reports fourth quarter 2020 financial results

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. on March 17 released fourth quarter financial results, discussing plans for its net-zero biorefinery projects and confirming that its existing ethanol plant in Luverne, Minnesota, continues to be idle. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

Covenant Energy prepares to meet new demand for renewable diesel

BY Covenant Energy Found In:Advanced FuelsCovenant Energy has completed initial pre-FEED engineering and feedstock studies, as well as a marketing, demand, and pricing study for its proposed biorefinery in Saskatchewan. Production is scheduled to begin in 2023. READ MORE

March 24, 2021

USDA to provide COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA on March 24 announced its intent to provide COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers as part of its USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, which aims to distribute relief resources more equitably. READ MORE

March 24, 2021

EPA issues final rule to extend RFS compliance deadlines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe EPA on March 23 published a rule extending the RFS compliance and attest engagement deadlines for 2020. The attest engagement deadline for 2021 was also extended, along with the 2019 compliance and attest engagement deadlines for small refiners. READ MORE

March 24, 2021

Biofuels coalition files brief in Supreme Court SRE case

BY Renewable Fuels Association, American Coalition for Ethanol, National Corn Growers Association and National Farmers Union Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe RFA, ACE, NCGA, and NFU, working together as the Biofuels Coalition, on March 24 filed their response brief in the Supreme Court case case HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC, et al., v. Renewable Fuels Association, et al. READ MORE