OMB reveals expected timeline for post-2022 RFS rule, other rules


The Biden administration has signaled its intent to publish a proposed rule setting RFS RVOs for 2023 and beyond next spring. A variety of other rulemakings impacting biofuel producers are also scheduled taken up by federal agencies in the near-term.
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Drax contracts to supply 2.8M tons of pellets to third parties


Drax has announced that its subsidiary, Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc., has agreed to acquire the pellet sales contract book of Pacific BioEnergy Corp., adding 2.8 million metric tons of orders for counterparties in Japan and Europe.
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Agenda released for International Biomass Conference & Expo


Biomass Magazine has released the agenda for the 15th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place March 14-16, 2022 at the Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center in Jacksonville, Florida.
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Verbio commences operations at Iowa biorefinery


Verbio announced on Dec. 8 it has commenced production of RNG at its biorefinery in Nevada, Iowa. The company acquired the former cellulosic ethanol plant from DuPont in 2018. The facility is producing RNG from corn straw using Verbio technology.
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USDA: US wood pellet exports down in October


The U.S. exported 422,109.4 metric tons of wood pellets in October, down from both 690,515.4 metric tons the previous month and 624,359.4 metric tons in October 2020, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Dec. 7.
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Gevo inks renewable fuels supply agreement with Kolmar


Gevo Inc. and Kolmar Americas Inc. have entered into a financeable fuel supply agreement for 45 million gallons per year (on a neat basis) of renewable, energy-dense liquid hydrocarbons that are expected to be produced Gevo's second Net-Zero plant.
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Amp Americas announces 2 acquisitions


Amp Americas II LLC has announced the expansion of its dairy renewable natural gas (RNG) and electricity assets portfolio with two major acquisitions that tripled the size of its carbon-negative fuels portfolio.
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Sinclair selects ARA’s HCU Pretreat for renewable diesel project


Applied Research Associates Inc. is licensing its patented Hydrothermal Cleanup feedstock pretreatment technology (HCU Pretreat) to Sinclair Wyoming Refining Co. for a renewable feedstock pretreatment unit at Sinclair's refinery in Wyoming.
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Feinstein urges EPA to update feedstock eligibility under RFS


Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Dec. 7 sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to revise the RFS to allow biomass harvested from federal land as part of wildfire mitigation efforts to be an eligible feedstock.
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GESS RNG Biogas USA acquires RNG projects, announces partnerships


GESS RNG Biogas USA has announce the acquisition of numerous existing and planned RNG production plants from plants from partner GESS International NC. The company has also announced partnerships with BioWorks Energy and Cyclum Renewables LLC.
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CVR Energy selects Honeywell technology for Coffeyville refinery


Honeywell today announced that a CVR Energy Inc. subsidiary has selected Honeywell UOP Ecofining technology to study conversion of seed oils, tallow and white/yellow greases into renewable diesel fuel at its facility in Coffeyville, Kansas.
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Biofuel groups ask Congress to clarify SAF credit


Growth Energy, NBB, NATSO and SIGMA on Dec. 9 asked Congressional leaders to exclude fuels made by co-processing biomass with petroleum at oil refineries from proposed sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax incentives.
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Industry Events

2022 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 14-16, 2022
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
Jacksonville, Florida

Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

June 13-15, 2022
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 13-15, 2022
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Carbon Capture & Storage Summit

June 13-13, 2022
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota



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