The U.S. EPA on Nov. 16 released updated RIN data, reporting that nearly 2.11 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in October, up from 1.81 billion generated during the same month of last year.
Conestoga Energy and SAFFiRE Renewables LLC announced on Nov. 16 their agreement for Conestoga to host SAFFiRE’s cellulosic ethanol pilot plant at Conestoga’s Arkalon Energy ethanol facility in Liberal, Kansas.
Officials at Calumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. discussed the company’s proposed plans to boost sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production at its Montana Renewables biorefinery during third quarter earnings call, held Nov. 9.
SATORP, platform jointly owned by Aramco (62.5 percent) and TotalEnergies (37.5 percent), has for the first time in the MENA region successfully converted used cooking oil through coprocessing into ISCC+ certified SAF.
U.S. biofuels operable production capacity was up slightly in August, with a small gain for ethanol, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Oct. 31. Feedstock consumption was down slightly from the previous month.
Phillips 66 has confirmed the renewables conversion of its refinery in Rodeo, California, is progressing on schedule with startup expected in Q1 2024. Once fully operational, the facility will have the capacity to produce 800 MMgy of renewable fuels.
Valero Energy Corp. released Q3 financial results on Oct. 26, reporting significantly higher earnings and production volumes for its ethanol segment. Renewable diesel sales volumes were also up and the company’s SAF project remains on schedule.
Neste Corp. released third quarter financial results on Oct. 26, reporting a 40 percent increase in comparable EBITDA for its Renewable Products segment. Margins and sales volumes for renewable diesel and SAF were also up.
The call for presentation abstracts for the 17th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, produced by Biomass Magazine, is now open. The event will take place March 4-6, 2024, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia.
Nearly 1.95 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in September, up from 1.73 billion generated during the same month of 2022, according to data released by the U.S. EPA. Total RIN generation for the first nine months of 2023 was at 17.41 billion.
Honeywell and GranBio Technologies on Oct. 10 announced that they will combine Honeywell’s ethanol to jet (ETJ) technology with GranBio’s cellulosic ethanol AVAP technology to produce carbon-neutral SAF from biomass residues.
The Council of the European Union on Oct. 9 adopted regulations for the ReFuelEU initiative. The new law aims to boost both the demand for and supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) within the European Union.
Wet waste—including food waste, manure, sewage, and inedible fats, oils, and greases—is a large source of methane emissions. NREL scientists have created a biorefining process that can convert that material into SAF.
Operable biofuels production capacity in the U.S. expanded slightly in July, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 29. Feedstock consumption was up when compared to both the previous month and July 2022.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Sept. 25 launched a new competitive grant program that, in part, can support projects to add sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production capacity to existing renewable diesel and ethanol plants.
Portugal-based energy company Galp SGPS S.A. and Japan-based Mitsui & Co. Ltd. on Sept. 25 announced plans to form a joint venture that will develop renewable diesel and SAF capacity at Galp’s existing refinery in Sines, Portugal.
The U.S. DOE has released a RFI to better understand the challenges facing critical elements within SAF supply chains. The agency is specifically seeking input from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and stakeholders.
LanzaJet and Technip Energies on Sept. 19 announced an agreement to strengthen their exclusive collaboration to support the global deployment of the LanzaJet Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) Process technology for the production of SAF.
Lummus Technology has announced the commercial availability of its ethanol-to-SAF process technology. The technology provides operators with a large-scale, commercially demonstrated solution to reduce the aviation industry's GHG emissions.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has begun the process to purchase California-produced renewable natural gas (RNG) for residential and small commercial customers. The company is also announcing a new biomass-to-RNG project.