EPA issues final RVO, biointermediates rule and denies 69 SREs


The U.S. EPA on June 3 finalized the 2021 and 2022 RFS RVOs, reduced the existing RVO for 2020, finalized regulations related to biointermediates, denied 69 SREs petitions, and proposed an alternative RIN retirment schedule for small refineries.
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USDA: US wood pellet exports at 659,071 metric tons in April


The U.S. exported 659,071 metric tons of wood pellets in April, down from 801,396.9 metric tons in March, but up from the 635,463.4 metric tons exported in April 2021, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on June 7.
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National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo opens call for speakers


The call for speaker presentation ideas is now open for the 2022 National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo (NCCC) taking place Nov. 8-9, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. The NCCC will accept speaker abstracts through July 8.
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ADM, Marathon break ground on soybean processing plant


Leaders from ADM and Marathon Petroleum Corp., along with local, state and federal policymakers, on June 6 celebrated the groundbreaking for North Dakota’s first dedicated soybean processing facility.
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DOE opens $59M FOA for advanced biofuels, ethanol GHG reductions


The U.S. Department of Energy on June 1 opened a $59 million funding opportunity to support the scale-up of integrated biorefineries and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction in first generation ethanol production.
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Anaergia commissions RNG facility in Italy


Anaergia Inc. announced it has officially commissioned a new biomethane facility in Italy, the Calimera Bio plant in the Province of Lecce. The facility is the second of seven facilities Anaergia is building in the country.
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ENplus surpasses 1,200 certified companies


In 2021, the total production of ENplus certified pellets is estimated to be 13.6 million metric tons. The organization currently predicts that ENplus certified volumes for 2022 will be more than 14 million metric tons.
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Aemetis completes 20 miles of biogas pipeline


Aemetis Inc. on June 6 announced the completion of 20 miles of biogas pipeline and approval for construction of the remaining biogas pipeline in Merced County, California. Construction of the 39-mile main pipeline is expected to be complete in Q4.
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Japan launches public-private partnership focused on SAF


Japan on April 22 launched a public-private partnership that aims to facilitate the introduction of an international competitive supply chain for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), according to a report filed with the USDA in late May.
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FortisBC announces RNG project in British Columbia


FortisBC Energy Inc. has announced it is teaming up with the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George to produce RNG from landfill gas generated at the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill, located in Prince George, British Columbia.
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NATA, other industry groups urge Biden to address SAF roadblocks


The National Air Transportation Association joined forces with a host of other aviation stakeholders urging the Biden Administration to address significant regulatory roadblocks that currently hinder wide-scale commercialization of SAF.
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Topsoe HdyroFlex technology to be installed at Braya biorefinery


Topsoe on May 31 announced Cresta Fund Management will implement its HydroFlex solution for the production of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) as part of a refinery conversion project underway in Newfoundland, Canada.
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Industry Events

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

National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo

November 8-9, 2022
Iowa Event Center
Des Moines, Iowa

2023 International Biomass Conference & Expo

February 28-2, 2023
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia



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