EPA issues RFS RVO proposed rule, proposes to deny SRE petitions


The U.S. EPA on Dec. 7 released a proposed rule to revise 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard RVOs and set long-overdue RVOs for 2021 and 2022. In a separate action, the agency is proposing to deny more than 60 SRE petitions.
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Drax announces plans to double pellet production capacity by 2030


Drax Group plc on Dec. 1 announced plans to double its biomass pellet production to 8 million metric tons per year by 2030. The company also announced commissioning is nearly complete at its facility in Demopolis, Alabama.
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EIA improves biofuels reporting in Monthly Energy Review


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently changed the way its reports biofuel data in its Monthly Energy Review. The agency now breaks down data into four categories, including ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and other biofuels.
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United fuels passenger flight with 100% SAF


United Airlines announced on Nov. 30 an unprecedent achievement for sustianable aviation fuel (SAF) use. For the first time, a commercial carrier flew an aircraft full of passengers using 100 percent SAF.
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Advanced biofuel feedstocks can pace biofuel demand through 2030


Growing demand for biomass-based diesel advanced biofuels can be met with projected supply of lipid feedstocks through 2030 without encroaching on food resources, finds a new study from LMC International, commissioned by the ABFA.
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Biofuel groups urge the EPA to get the RFS back on track


Representatives of the U.S. biofuels industry slammed the U.S. EPA’s delays in setting Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements and called on the agency to get the RFS back on track during a Dec. 3 hearing.
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CleanBay Renewables secures investment from AVG Group Sarl


CleanBay Renewables Inc. on Dec. 6 announced it has secured investment from AVG Group Sarl, a Luxembourg based asset manager with a focus on energy transition technology and green alternatives to fossil fuels.
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Viking announces agreement to acquire Reno biorefinery


Viking Energy Group Inc. on Dec. 1 announced it has entered into a membership interest purchase agreement (MIPA) to acquire a 100 percent interest in a group of companies developing a renewable diesel plant in Reno, Nevada.
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Pratt & Whitney, Embraer partner on 100% SAF demonstration


Pratt & Whitney has signed a memorandum of understanding with Embraer to collaborate on studies of 100 percent SAF. Technical teams from the two companies will engage to define an integrated ground and flight test plan for the fuel.
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ABFA releases principles for low carbon fuel policy


On Dec. 2, the ABFA released a set of principles to inform low carbon fuels policy, approved by the association’s diverse membership. The document is the document is the culmination of a year-long effort to find consensus amongst ABFA’s members.
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India awards military certification to biojet technology


India’s Ministry of Science and Technology on Nov. 29 announced it has awarded provisional clearance to a domestically developed technology to produce biobased jet fuel for use on military aircraft operated by the Indian Air Force.
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Aemetis signs MOUs with 8 airlines in the oneworld Alliance


Aemetis Inc. announced Nov. 30 that memorandum of understanding’s have been signed with eight airline members of the oneworld Alliance for 350 million gallons of blended fuel containing SAF to be delivered to San Francisco International Airport.
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