USDA: US wood pellet exports at 740,605 metric tons in May


The U.S. exported 740,605 metric tons of wood pellets in May, up from both 659,071 metric tons the previous month and 513,608 metric tons in May 2021, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on July 7.
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EIA: US ethanol, renewable diesel capacity expands in April


U.S. operable production capacity for ethanol and renewable diesel expanded in April, while biodiesel capacity fell slightly, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on July 5. Feedstock consumption was up when compared to April 2021.
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European Parliament adopts draft SAF targets


The European Parliament on July 7 voted 334 to 95 to adopt draft rules for the ReFuelEU initiative, which aims to require sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to account for at least 85 percent of EU aviation fuel by 2050.
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USDA maintains its forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel


The USDA maintained its forecast for 2022-’23 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released July 12. The 2022-’23 soybean outlook is for lower production and lower prices.
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MOL Drybulk, Drax launch green shipping initiative


Leading renewable energy company Drax Group and Japanese shipping company MOL Drybulk Ltd. are working together to reduce the emissions and fuel costs associated with shipping biomass by deploying wind power technology on its vessels.
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Fulcrum BioEnergy completes $20M investment with SK Innovation


Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. on July 12 announced a $20 million equity investment in by SK Innovation, the energy arm of South Korea's SK Group. The two companies will also work together to enter into an exclusive licensing agreement.
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Neste delivers CORSIA certified SAF to American Airlines


For the first time in aviation history a CORSIA certified batch of SAF was delivered to a commercial airline. Neste delivered a batch of its Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to American Airlines at San Francisco International Airport.
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Drax takes action to secure UK power supply this winter


Drax on July 6 announced it is continuing to optimize its biomass generation and logistics and will temporarily extend the life of its coal generation assets in response to increased pressure on European gas markets.
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EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 880,000 tons in March


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 920,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in March, with sales reaching 880,000 tons.
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Aemetis acquires site for CCS injection well


Aemetis Inc., an RNG and renewable fuels company, on July 8 announced the purchase of 24 acres, known as “Parcel B” on the Riverbank Industrial Complex site, to develop a carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) injection well.
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Next Renewable Fuels project endorsed by unions, labor groups


Labor organizers and unions in Oregon have rallied together to endorse Next Renewable Fuels’ proposed $2 billion renewable diesel project at Port Westward. The project is expected to create 3,500 construction jobs and 240 permanent jobs.
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Kohler approves use of renewable diesel in its diesel generators


Kohler Power Systems, part of Kohler Co., has announced that its entire offering of mission-critical diesel generators is compatible with hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO). No adaptations to the installed generators are required.
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