The USDA maintained its forecast for 2023-’24 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest WASDE report, released Sept. 12. The estimate for 2022-’23 soybean oil use in biofuel production was revised up.
The U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for information (RFI) seeking feedback from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, other stakeholders and the public on strategies to decarbonize rail transportation.
The U.S. DOE has announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement to support the development of community planning and strategies for converting organic waste into feedstock for various clean transportation fuel products.
Neste and Hightowers Petroleum, a leading wholesale fuel supplier serving customers in the Midwest region in the U.S., have formed a strategic partnership to offer Neste MY Renewable Diesel – the first TOP TIER certified renewable diesel fuel.
Gevo Inc. has finalized and executed a notice of grant and agreement award with the USDA for a Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant of up to $30 million for Gevo's Climate-Smart Farm-to-Flight Program.
LanzaTech U.K. Ltd, a subsidiary of LanzaTech Global Inc. has announced the next stage of consultation on its proposed industrial facility to turn ethanol into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The consultation is open through Sept. 13.
Braya Renewable Fuels, a Newfoundland and Labrador-based producer of low-carbon intensity renewable fuels, on Nov. 16 announced the closing of two significant transactions that support the conversion of Braya’s refinery operations.
ADM and Marathon Petroleum Corp. on Nov. 14 celebrated the opening of their joint venture soybean processing complex, Green Bison Soy Processing, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. The facility is located in Spiritwood, North Dakota.
Tidewater Renewables on Nov. 9 confirmed that its 3,000-barrel-per-day renewable diesel complex in Prince George, British Columbia, produced its first renewable diesel on Oct. 22 and as of Nov. 7 had progressed to commercial operations.
Vertex Energy Inc. released Q3 financial results on Nov. 7, reporting its renewable diesel production unit at its refinery in Mobile, Alabama, operated at approximately 67.5 percent of phase one nameplate capacity during the three-month period.
Chevron Lummus Global LLC on Nov. 7 announced the completion and successful startup of an ISOTERRA unit as part of Chevron's renewable fuel conversion project at their El Segundo Refinery in Southern California.
Neste is partnering with PTL Marine to provide Neste MY Renewable Diesel to the marine sector across the State of California. Through this collaboration the state’s marine industry will have easier access to renewable diesel.
PBF Energy Inc. has announced that its St. Bernard Renewables biorefinery, collocated with its Chalmette oil refinery in Louisiana, reported positive earnings for the third quarter of 2023, which was its first full quarter of operations.
Marathon Petroleum Corp. on Oct. 31 reported that the renewable diesel joint venture at its Martinez refinery in California is expected to be operating at its full 730 MMgy capacity by the end of the year.
Imperial Oil Ltd. on Oct. 27 confirmed the renewable diesel project under construction at its Strathcona refinery remains on track for startup in 2025. The company has also successfully completed coprocessing trials at all its refineries.
The North Dakota-based soybean processing plant developed by a joint venture (JV) of Archer Daniels Midland Co. and Marathon Petroleum Corp. is currently undergoing commissioning and expected to reach full production in November.
The prices of ethanol (D6) and biomass-based diesel (D4) RIN credits—the compliance mechanism used for the Renewable Fuel Standard program administered by the U.S. EPA—each fell by more than one third between Sept. 1 and Oct. 16, U.S. EIA data shows.
FedEx Express Europe, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and the world’s largest express transportation company, has begun trialing hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) renewable diesel to fuel five of its company-owned trucks in the United Kingdom.
Big Sky Resort has announced it is transitioning to a cleaner and better-performing fuel—99 percent renewable diesel—as part of its effort to reduce carbon emissions. The change in fuel is expected to reduce emissions by 60 percent in the first year.
Neste and Outokumpu are deepening their cooperation to reduce GHG emissions. Finland-based Outokumpu will replace the fossil fuels used by its Kemi mine and Tornio steel mill and the contractors on these sites with Neste MY Renewable Diesel.
China’s biomass-based diesel imports are expected to increase 40 percent this year. The country’s exports of biomass-based diesel fuels are also surging, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS’s Global Agricultural Information Network.
By Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
October 04, 2023
The Los Angeles – San Diego – San Luis Obispo (LOSSAN) Rail Corridor Agency, which manages the Amtrak Pacific Surfliner service, is proud to announce that the passenger rail fleet is now powered by renewable diesel.
The U.S. EPA on Aug. 21 released data indicating nearly 2.04 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in August, up from 1.84 billion generated in August 2022. Total RIN generation for the first eight months of the year reached nearly 15.45 billion.
Strategic Biofuels announced on Sept. 21 that its Louisiana Green Fuels project has been issued an Air Permit from the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality. The proposed facility will produce renewable diesel and naphtha.
By Royal Caribbean Group
September 20, 2023
Royal Caribbean Group on Sept. 19 announced the completion of more than 12 consecutive weeks of biofuel testing in Europe. The compnay's Symphony of the Seas ship successfully tested and used a biofuel blend to meet parts of its fuel needs.
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service predicts soybean production for 2023 will fall to 4.15 billion bushels, down 3 percent from last year, according to the agency’s latest Crop Production report, released Sept. 12.
By Office of Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker
September 11, 2023
On Sept. 6, Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker joined state and local leaders to celebrate the groundbreaking of Incobrasa Industries LTD's expanded soybean crushing facility. The project adds 70,000 square feet of new state-of-the-art production facilities.
Korean Air will launch a program to use SAF for air cargo operations in cooperation with air cargo customers and forwarders. Customers can make customized contributions through the program that Korean Air will use to purchase SAF.
Divert Inc.on Sept. 7 announced the groundbreaking on its Integrated Diversion & Energy Facility in Longview, Washington. The new facility will have the capacity to process 100,000 tons of wasted food a year into carbon-negative renewable energy.