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August 10, 2022

EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales at 680,000 tons in April

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 850,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in April, with sales reaching 680,000 tons. READ MORE

August 10, 2022

BIC wins $1.8M to support development of biomass standards

BY Erin VoegeleThe Canadian government on Aug. 3 awarded $1.8 million under Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s AgriAssurance Program to Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, a nonprofit group that supports the commercialization of sustainable technologies. READ MORE

August 10, 2022

Alfa Laval acquires Desmet

BY Alfa Laval Alfa Laval has completed the acquisition of Desmet, part of the Desmet Ballestra Group, a world leader in engineering and supplying processing plants and technologies for edible oils and biofuel sectors. READ MORE

August 10, 2022

39th Annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo to be held June 10-12

BY Ethanol Producer Magazine BBI International has announced the 39th Annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo will be hild June 10-12, 2023 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Speaker presentation abstracts will be accepted through Feb. 10, 2023. READ MORE

August 09, 2022

Gevo to celebrate Net Zero 1 groundbreaking in September

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. plans to host a groundbreaking ceremony in September to kick off the initial site work phase at its proposed Net Zero 1 facility under development in Lake Preston, South Dakota, according to comments made by CEO Patrick Gruber on Aug. 8. READ MORE

August 09, 2022

EIA updates bioenergy capacity, production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleRenewable electricity is expected to account for 22 percent of U.S. generation this year, increasing to 24 percent in 2023, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Aug. 9. READ MORE

August 09, 2022

Sustainable Oils to develop camelina varieties via gene editing

BY Sustainable Oils Inc. Sustainable Oils Inc. on Aug. 8 announced a joint licensing agreement with Corteva Agriscience and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard for CRISPR-Cas9 and related gene editing tools to further develop their patented camelina varieties. READ MORE

August 08, 2022

Calumet to begin renewable diesel production this fall

BY Erin VoegeleCalumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. expects to begin producing renewable diesel at its facility in Great Fall, Montana, within the next 60 to 70 days, according to comments made by CEO Todd Borgmann during a Q2 earnings call on Aug. 5. READ MORE

August 08, 2022

EPA seeks comments on 2 candidates for peer review of RFS report

BY Erin VoegeleThe EPA on Aug. 1 opened a 15-day comment period on two additional peer review candidates that are under consideration to serve on an external expert panel to peer review the EPA’s third triennial report to Congress on biofuels and the environment. READ MORE

August 08, 2022

Neste, Hellenic Petroleum supply SAF to Aegean Airlines

BY Neste Corp. Neste and Hellenic Petroleum Group have entered into an agreement for the commercial distribution of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel on flights by Aegean Airlines, the leading air carrier in Greece. READ MORE

August 08, 2022

Senate passes bill with new SAF, clean fuel, hydrogen tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate on Aug. 7 passed the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 by a vote of 51 to 50 along party lines. Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote. The bill includes a range of provisions benefiting biofuel and bioenergy prodcution. READ MORE

August 05, 2022

DOE achieves major biofuel technology, production milestone

BY Josh Messner, technology manager, systems development and integration, U.S. Department of Energy’s BETO The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office partnered with T2C-Energy LLC to validate pilot-scale production of drop-in biofuels with a price of $3 per gallon of gas equivalent and at least 60 percent lower GHG than petroleum. READ MORE

August 05, 2022

Darling Ingredients acquires Brazilian rendering company

BY Darling Ingredients Inc. Darling Ingredients Inc. has completed the acquisition of Brazil's largest independent rendering company, FASA Group. The acqusition will provid ean additional source of waste fats for use in the produciton of renewable diesel and SAF. READ MORE

August 05, 2022

Montauk Renewables files provisional patent for biogas technology

BY Montauk Renewables Montauk Renewables Inc. has filed a provisional patent application with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) pertaining to a combustion based oxygen removal condensate neutralization technology related to RNG production. READ MORE

August 04, 2022

USDA: US wood pellet exports at 832,092 metric tons in June

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 832,092.2 metric tons of wood pellets in June, up from both 740,605 metric tons in May and 603,794.9 metric tons in June 2021, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Aug. 4. READ MORE

August 04, 2022

UK funds biomass feedstock, biobased hydrogen projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government on Aug. 4 awarded £32 million to 12 projects that aim to increase production of sustainable biomass. An additional £5 million was awarded to 22 projects to support new technologies that generate hydrogen from biomass and waste. READ MORE

August 04, 2022

Enviva announces new contracts, continues to expand capacity

BY Erin VoegeleEnviva Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 3, reporting increased net revenue for the three-month period. The company also announced four new customer contracts and discussed progress with plans to increase production capacity. READ MORE

August 04, 2022

NextChem awarded contract for wood-to-biomethane conversion

BY Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. announces that its subsidiary NextChem has been awarded a contract by Storengy to carry out an advanced basic engineering study for a waste wood and solid recovered fuel conversion plant to produce biomethane. READ MORE

August 04, 2022

Neste strengthens its renewable raw material sourcing

BY Neste Neste has agreed to acquire 100 percent of Walco Foods, an Irish trader of animal fats. The acqusition will enhance Neste's supply of waste and residue raw materials for the production of renewable diesel and associated fuels and products. READ MORE

August 03, 2022

EIA: US biofuel capacity down in May, feedstock use up

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. operatable biofuels production capacity was down slightly in May, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on July 29. Feedstock consumption, however, was up when compared to both the prior month and May 2021. READ MORE

August 03, 2022

Drax to acquire Canadian pellet plant from PSPC

BY Drax Group Drax Group has signed an agreement with Princeton Standard Pellet Corp. to acquire its pellet plant in Princeton, British Columbia, Canada. The plant, which has been operating since 1995, has the capacity to produce 90,000 metric tons per year. READ MORE

August 03, 2022

Brightmark, Chevron announce first gas at Athena project

BY Brightmark Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC delivered first gas at its Athena project in Minnehaha County, South Dakota. The project is expected to capture methane generated by manure at three dairy farms and process the biogas into RNG. READ MORE

August 03, 2022

Anaergia supplies food waste system to project in Singapore

BY Anaergia Inc. Anaergia Inc. has signed a contract to supply its organic waste treatment solutions to the joint venture selected by Singapore’s National Environment Agency for its Tuas Nexus Integrated Waste Management Facility EPC2 contract. READ MORE

August 03, 2022

Alaska Airlines, Gevo enter SAF sales agreement

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. has announced a new fuel sales agreement with Alaska Airlines. The agreement provides for Alaska Airlines to purchase 37 million gallons per year of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for five years through Gevo’s future commercial operations. READ MORE

August 03, 2022

Archaea signs 5-Year RNG agreement with UGI Utilities

BY Archaea Energy Inc. Archaea Energy Inc. announced on July 27 that its wholly-owned subsidiary Archaea Energy Marketing LLC has entered into a medium-term RNG purchase and sale agreement with UGI Utilities Inc., a Pennsylvania-based natural gas and electric utility. READ MORE

August 03, 2022

Opinion: A Never-Ending Pursuit

BY Anna SimetA crucial topic we focus on in one issue per year is fire and explosion prevention, protection and mitigation. READ MORE

August 02, 2022

Marathon provides update of Martinez conversion project

BY Erin VoegeleThe first phase of Marathon Petroleum’s renewable diesel conversion project at its Martinez refinery in California is expected to be mechanically complete by the end of the year, according to comments made by President and CEO Michael Hennigan. READ MORE

August 02, 2022

CRV: Wynnewood continues to ramp up renewable diesel production

BY Erin VoegeleCVR Energy Inc. began operations at its newly converted renewable diesel unit at its Wynnewood refinery in Oklahoma in mid-April. That unit processed approximately 3,100 barrels per day of vegetable oil feedstock during the second quarter. READ MORE

August 02, 2022

Greenlane wins contracts for 2 South American RNG projects

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Greenlane Renewables Inc. has signed new contracts with a combined value of $13.5 million (US$10.5 million) for the supply of its biogas upgrading technology for two landfill gas-to-renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in South America. READ MORE

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