Drax starts operations at Leola pellet plant in Arkansas


Drax Group is ramping up to full production at Leola - the first of three new satellite pellet plants it plans for Arkansas. Construction of the second Arkansas satellite plant in Russellville is underway with commissioning expected in 2022.
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LanzaJet, Marquis SAF partner to build Illinois plant


LanzaJet has entered into an MOU with Marquis Sustainable Aviation Fuel to construct a to construct a 120 MMgy sustainable fuels plant using low-CI feedstocks to produce SAF and renewable diesel via the LanzaJet alcohol-to-jet process.
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US Gain enters partnership to supply RNG for hydrogen production


U.S. Gain has announced its RNG supply will be used as a feedstock into hydrogen production, enabling a greener fueling solution for the California transportation market. The use of RNG can dramatically reduce the CI score of hydrogen.
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UK announces move to annual CfD auctions


The U.K. government on Feb. 9 announced plans to increase the frequency in which it holds Contracts for Difference (CfD) auctions. Starting in 2023, the auctions will be held annually. Currently, the CfD auctions are held every two years.
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EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 760,000 tons in October


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 850,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in October, with sales reaching 760,000 tons.
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Aemetis to supply 90 million gallons of SAF to Japan Airlines


Aemetis Inc. announced Feb. 9 that an offtake agreement has been signed with Japan Airlines (JAL) for 90 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered over the seven-year term of the agreement.
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Boeing buys 2 million gallons of SAF


Boeing on Feb. 7 announced a supply agreement for 2 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with EPIC Fuels to power its commercial airplanes operations in Washington state and South Carolina through 2022.
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USDA maintains forecast for 2021-’22 soybean oil use in biofuel


The USDA maintained its forecast for 2021-’22 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest WASDE report, released Feb. 9. The 2021-’22 soybean outlook is for increased soybean crush and lower ending stocks.
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Pinnacle, Drax Biomass rebrand to Drax


Sustainable biomass pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. and Drax Group’s U.S. pellet business Drax Biomass Inc. are rebranding as Drax in a move that supports the Group’s growth strategy, climate goals and relationships with people.
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Emerging Fuels Technology introduces Maxx Jet, Maxx Diesel


Emerging Fuels Technology on Feb. 8 introduced its Maxx Jet and Maxx Diesel proprietary methods, which employ a unique catalyst system made for EFT by Haldor Topsoe. The process converts syncrude into high-quality jet and diesel fuels.
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ExxonMobil helps GCEH advance renewable diesel, camelina projects


Global Clean Energy Holdings Inc. is advancing its renewable diesel production through an agreement with ExxonMobil, which will invest $125 million with an option to acquire up to a 25 percent equity stake in the company.
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Clean Methane Systems, Ammongas collaborate on biogas upgrading


Clean Methane Systems LLC and Ammongas A/S on Feb. 7 introduced amine technology to North American RNG customers. The new Danish technology simplifies biogas upgrading by minimizing the steps required to prepare and inject RNG into the grid.
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Industry Events

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Minneapolis Convention Center
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