White House hosts event to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act


The White House hosted an event Sept. 13 to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed by President Biden on Aug. 16. Biden also issued an executive order on the implementation of the energy and infrastructure provisions of the IRA.
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USDA: US pellet exports at 649,186 metric tons in July


The U.S. exported 649,185.7 metric tons of wood pellets in July, down from 832,092.2 metric tons the previous month, but up when compared to the 546,519.1 metric tons exported in July 2021, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Sept. 7.
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Biden issues executive order on biotechnology, biomanufacturing


President Joe Biden on Sept. 12 issued an executive order launching a biotechnology and biomanufacturing initiative that aims to create jobs, build stronger supply chains and lower prices for American families.
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Vertex: Renewable diesel conversion project to be complete in Q1


Vertex Energy Inc. on Sept. 12 provided an update on the company's Mobile, Alabama, refinery renewable diesel conversion project. Construction is now expected to be complete in Q1 2023, with production scheduled to begin in Q2 2023.
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Gevo’s RNG project approved by EPA to participate in RFS


Gevo Inc. has announced that its Northwest Iowa renewable natural gas project, Gevo NW Iowa RNG LLC, was granted registration approval by the U.S. EPA, allowing Gevo RNG to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program.
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USDA lowers forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production


The USDA reduced both its forecast for 2022-’23 soybean oil use in biofuel production and its estimate for 2021-’22 soybean use in biofuel production in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Sept. 12.
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Wood energy fuel supply analysis underway in Maryland


The Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council and the Maryland Clean Energy Center have partnered to produce a wood energy fuel supply chain analysis to evaluate thermal wood energy deployment.
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Aemetis to file permits for Riverbank plant in Q4


Aemetis Inc. has reported that the engineering work completed during the past year by CTCI for the Aemetis Riverbank Carbon Zero SAF and renewable diesel plant is on schedule for filing permits and conducting procurement commending in Q4 2022.
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Clean Fuels, EPA pause litigation on separated food waste


Clean Fuels Alliance America and the U.S. Department of Justice have filed a joint motion with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit agreeing to pause litigation on new RFS recordkeeping requiremnets for seperated food waste feedstocks.
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DOE’s Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap addresses bioenergy


An Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap released by the DOE on Sept. 7 identifies four key pathways to reduce industrial emissions from American manufacturing, including through the use of biofuels, biobased feedstocks and CCUS.
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Biogest builds RNG plant in South Dakota


Biogest America has received a U.S. order to build an agricultural biogas plant in South Dakota that will produce RNG. The plant has a thermal output of 156,000 MMBTU p.a. and operates on 224,000 tons of cow manure per year.
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Green Plains, Tallgrass, PNNL win DOE funding for SAF technology


Green Plains Inc., Tallgrass, and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory on Sept. 6 announced they have been awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Energy to advance sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technology.
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Industry Events

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

Biodiesel Summit: Sustainable Aviation Fuel & Renewable Diesel

June 12-14, 2023
CHI Health Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Ethanol 101

June 12-12, 2023
CHI Health Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Carbon Capture & Storage Summit

June 12-12, 2023
CHI Health Center
Omaha, Nebraska

2023 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 12-14, 2023
CHI Health Center
Omaha, Nebraska



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