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Archaea Energy, Aria Energy Combine to Create Major US RNG Platform

(Bioenergy Insight)  Archaea Energy has agreed to join forces with Aria Energy, led by Rice Acquisition Corporation (RAC), to create the ‘leading’ US renewable natural gas (RNG) platform. The new combined company, to be called Archaea Energy, will be dedicated to reducing carbon emissions through landfill gas conversion, CO2 sequestration, and

April 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Austrian Airlines Enables Choice of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Austrian Airlines/Biobased Diesel Daily) Austrian Airlines passengers can now additionally select the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for their flight in the booking process. In doing so, they compensate for the CO2 emissions generated on their respective flight. The applied tool is called “Compensaid,” a development of Lufthansa Innovation

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4 Years of B20 Biodiesel in Minnesota

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) This month, Minnesota entered the fourth year of its groundbreaking B20 biodiesel fuel standard, which requires No. 2 diesel fuel sold in the state to contain 20 percent biodiesel during the warmer months of April through September. In the colder months of October through March,

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Belgium to Ban Soy and Palm Oil in Biofuels from 2022

by Lauren Walker (The Brussels Times) Soy and palm oil will be banned from biofuels from 2022 as part of an initiative to eliminate deforestation, the Federal Minister for Environment and Climate Zakia Khattabi announced on Tuesday. Khattabi said that, following the examples of Denmark, France, and the Netherlands, biofuels made

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RFA, Growth Energy and NCGA Defend Year-Round E15 in Court

(Renewable Fuels Association) Today, the D.C. Circuit Court will hear oral arguments in American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. vs. EPA, a case in which oil refiners challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 rulemaking that paved the way for the year-round sale of E15. As intervenors in the case, the Renewable

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The Extraordinary ReMaking of Ordinary Things, Pt 3: J&J Green Paper Reinvents the Paper Coffee Cup with an Alternative to Plastic

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Derived from widely available plant material, JANUS coated paper can be custom-shaped and when coated, creates moisture resistance equivalent to petroleum-coated products. Unlike the old school petroleum-coated paper, J&J’s green paper technology is recyclable, compostable and made with zero petroleum additives, making it safe

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Ambuja Cements Takes the Lead in Using Biofuels on Ships to Reduce Emissions

by P Manoj (The Hindu Business Line)  …  Ambuja Cements Ltd has taken the lead among Indian fleet owners to weigh the option of using biofuels to run ships as the global shipping industry looks at ways to cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) to meet climate change goals set out in

April 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Exxon Mulls Closure of Norway’s Slagen Refinery as Region’s Clean Fuel Shift Continues

by Robert Perkins and Elsa Turner (S&P Global)  Cites refining overcapacity, falling demand for fuels; Slagen processes North Sea crude, major fuel exporter; European refiners looking to biofuels, hydrogen projects ExxonMobil is considering closing its 116,000 b/d Slagen refinery in Norway to convert the site into a fuel import terminal,

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Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo Fleet Awards Nominations Open DEADLINE June 30, 2021

The Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo Fleet Awards recognize fleet operators who show true leadership in clean transportation to achieve sustainability in their transportation operations. ACT Expo Fleet Award nominations are now open. Submissions are due by June 30, 2021. Recognize the most innovative fleet operators dedicated to advancing clean

April 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Biomethane Sales Double in the UK

(Gasrec/NGV Journal) Gasrec has doubled the sales of biomethane across its commercial vehicle refueling network in the first quarter of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020. The growth continues the huge spike in demand for gas over the past two years, with the company now supplying approximately seven times

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Minnesota Corn Commits $1 Million to Ethanol Infrastructure Grant Program

(Minnesota Corn Growers Association)  The Minnesota Corn Research and Promotion Council (MCR&PC) and Minnesota Corn Growers Association (MCGA) announced a commitment of $1 million to a future state biofuels infrastructure grant program today. The program, to be administered by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture, would expand access to higher blends of

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U.S. Renewable Fuels Market Could Face Feedstock Deficit

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) Demand for feedstocks from renewable fuel producers is expected to surge in the United States in coming years as companies scramble to expand output. Energy from material that comes from plants and animals, or biomass, currently accounts for roughly 5% of U.S. energy use, slightly more than

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Governor Walz Visits New Hope to Push for Biofuels Legislation

by Delane Cleveland  (CCX Media) … Now Governor Walz is looking to help the ethanol producers by urging state lawmakers to pass new grant funding to help gas stations dispense a wider variety of ethanol blends. In the process, the governor says it would also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions “It’s

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Sustainable Biofuel from P1 Racing Fuels to Power FIA WTCR

(FIA World Touring Car Cup) The WTCR − FIA World Touring Car Cup will be powered by sustainable fuel from this season following confirmation of partnership agreements between P1 Racing Fuels, motorsport governing body the FIA and WTCR promoter Eurosport Events. Berlin-based P1 Racing Fuels has been confirmed as the WTCR’s

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RallyX Nordic Introduces New BIO RACING 100% Fuel in First Step towards Fossil-Free Future

(RallyX Nordic) Supercar, Supercar Lites, RallyX Nordic, Supportklasser — Much of the RallyX Nordic grid to be powered by cutting-edge new fuel in 2021; Renewable P1 Racing biofuel outperforms fossil-fuel alternatives at no extra cost; Series working to reduce carbon footprint as it targets fully fossil-free paddock RallyX Nordic presented

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Total Begins Producing Sustainable Aviation Fuel in France

(Total)  Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021.   Total will also be able to produce SAF

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Renewable Diesel Growth Provides Signal Upstream to Expand Crush Capacity

by Ron Kotrba (Bio-Based Diesel Daily) Canada’s largest agribusiness, Richardson International Ltd., is doubling canola crush capacity at its processing facility in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. In addition to doubling capacity to 2.2 million metric tons, the company said it will optimize operational efficiencies and modernize the plant to meet growing demand. Construction

April 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Net Zero Drop-In Fuels: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Low-carbon, drop-in fuels with a pathway to “net zero” is what Gevo is all about. Capturing renewable energy and transforming it into energy dense, liquid hydrocarbons that can be drop-in fuels is a game changer, especially with net zero GHG footprint. How they do it,

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Price Check: The Cost of Producing So-Called Green Hydrogen

by Matthew Choi (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The cost of producing so-called green hydrogen from renewable energy is expected to drop by up to 85 percent by 2050, largely driven by the falling costs of solar PV, according to updated analysis Wednesday from BloombergNEF. The cost of green hydrogen in most

April 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Earth Day Series Day 8: The International Regime on Climate Change

by Nathália Fernandes Pimentel* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  International Regime before the Paris Agreement — On 21st March 1994, The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change entered into force with the ratification of the document by 197 countries. The main goal of this treaty was to prevent harmful human induced interference with

April 8, 2021 Read Full Article

RFA CEO Says Biofuels Seem to Be Turning Corner after Year of Covid Disruptions

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News) The CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association says it was this time last year when the pandemic pulled the rug out from underneath the ethanol industry. And 12 months later, Geoff Cooper tells Brownfield plants seem to be turning the corner. “It was at this time

April 7, 2021 Read Full Article

Emissions, Mileage, New Data: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to EVs vs. ICE

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Today, a special look at new hard data on EVs vs IC engines — what the recent Wall Street Journal review missed! It was an exclusive to the DigestConnect last week but here’s your chance to see the full slides on emissions, fuels, octane, mileage,

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Transport Energy & Renewables in the EU – What the Latest Commission Data Tells Us

by James Cogan (Ethanol Europe/Biofuels Digest) … Oil maintains an overwhelming grip on the sector with a steady 94% share. The rest is biofuels with 5.6% and renewable electricity with 0.6%. Three quarters of the extra energy demand over the period was met by oil. 98% of renewables growth was

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Air BP to Supply Sustainable Aviation Fuel to London Biggin Hill Airport

(London Biggin Hill Airport/Biobased Diesel Daily) London Biggin Hill Airport is expanding its fuel services with the addition of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), supplied by Air BP. The dedicated business aviation airport will be the first in London to offer Air BP’s low carbon renewable fuel, which is produced from waste

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

NBAA Welcomes Increased Capitol Hill Focus on Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(National Business Aviation Association/Biobased Diesel Daily)  On March 30, the National Business Aviation Association recognized a bipartisan congressional request to the Government Accountability Office for a study exploring effective policy measures to expand awareness, availability and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). “This study offers an opportunity to answer the industry’s

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Carbon-Neutral Air Freight Connection Launched between Frankfurt and Shanghai

(DB Schenker/Biobased Diesel Daily) DB Schenker and Lufthansa Cargo launched the first regular carbon neutral cargo flight connection in history. With the take-off of a Boeing 777F, the companies kicked off weekly flights between Frankfurt am Main and Shanghai Pudong, where the fuel requirements are covered entirely by sustainable aviation fuel

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Illinois Soybean Association Debuts Farmer Biodiesel Resources

(Illinois Soybean Association/Biobased Diesel Daily)  The Illinois Soybean Association is rolling out a new era of biodiesel work in a big way. Elliot Uphoff, ISA District 10 director, gave his grain truck a brand-new look this week, debuting ISA’s new biodiesel artwork. The new artwork is part of a recent

April 6, 2021 Read Full Article

Missouri House Passes Bill Establishing Biodiesel Use Requirement throughout State

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Missouri, where the U.S. commercial biodiesel industry began 30 years ago through an investment by the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and where the National Biodiesel Board formed shortly thereafter, took a big step forward March 31 in its support of biodiesel. Already one of

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    National Recycling Forum Awards and Conference  —   December 8, 2021   —   London, UK    ENTRY DEADLINE   June 25, 2021

National Recycling Forum Awards and Conference — December 8, 2021 — London, UK ENTRY DEADLINE June 25, 2021

MRW Is Proud to Unveil The National Recycling Forum, bringing together its prestigious National Recycling Awards and National Recycling Conference to sit under one name – the National Recycling Forum. The MRW National Recycling Awards are the most prestigious awards in the recycling and resource management sector, with winning projects

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FAPRI Predicts Increased Demand for E15, Higher Ethanol Exports

by Erin Veogele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The University of Missouri’s Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute in mid-March released its 2021 U.S. Agricultural Market Outlook, predicting an increase in demand for midlevel ethanol blends, a recovery in ethanol net returns, and increased exports over the next decade. The report notes that

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Norfolk Senator’s Carbon Sequestration Legislation Isn’t Glamorous, but It’s Positive on Several Fronts

(Norfolk Daily News) … Sen. (Mike) Flood is sponsoring Legislative Bill 650, which would set up the legal and regulatory framework for the development of carbon sequestration wells, which would be at least 2,600 feet deep and store carbon in a gas/liquid state in underground formations conducive to storage. …

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3 Strategies to Accelerate Regenerative Product and Service Adoption

by Rebecca Bartels (Trust in Food)  … 1) They’re Meeting Producers Where They Are … 2) They Speak Each Prospect’s Language … For example, Trust In Food’s proprietary data show that farmers with a high affinity for carbon markets gravitate toward informational content on succession planning and leaving a legacy

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World Energy and Community Fuels Partner to Speed Access to Low-Carbon Fuel throughout California

(World Energy/PR Newswire)  Both Companies Broaden Scope of Reach Through Partnership —  World Energy, a low-carbon fuel provider for the transportation sector, and Community Fuels, a leading advanced biofuel production and distribution company based in Stockton, California, today announced a partnership to enhance access to low-carbon fuels throughout California. World Energy, which owns

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LA Metro Names Trillium as Bus Depot RNG Supplier

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News) Trillium, a provider of alternative and renewable fueling solutions, has entered a new partnership with the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) to provide renewable natural gas (RNG) to two bus depots. “We at Trillium are excited to partner with Metro to achieve short-term and long-term sustainability goals,”

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The Extraordinary ReMaking of Ordinary Things, Part 2: Delta CleanTech Aims for CO2 Capture in Service of Oil & Gas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Today, in part 2 of our series The Extraordinary remaking of Ordinary Things, let’s begin with a bit of news overlooked by the major news outlets last week, that Alberta-based Delta CleanTech acquired the CO2 capture and solvent reclaiming division and operating assets of HTC Extraction

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Shell Invests in Sustainable Aviation-Fuel Maker LanzaJet

by Laura Hurst (Bloomberg)  U.S. company is building ‘alcohol-to-jet’ facility in Georgia; Other investors include Canada’s Suncor Energy, Japan’s Mitsui — Royal Dutch Shell Plc has invested in sustainable-fuels technology company LanzaJet, adding to a string of deals positioning the oil giant for the energy transition. The Anglo-Dutch major didn’t disclose financial

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At 7.2%, India Blends Record Ethanol with Petrol in First 4 Months

by Sanjeeb Mukherjee (Business Standard)  So far, the best ever ethanol blend with petrol has been around 5.2 per cent at all-India level. — Ethanol blending in India has reached more than 7.2 per cent — the first time it has reached this level — in the first four months of

April 5, 2021 Read Full Article

74 Percent of U.S. Consumers Want Their Next Vehicle to Be ICE-Powered

by Brett Foote (Ford Authority)  … However, more than one recent report suggests that consumers aren’t quite ready to give up their ICE-powered vehicles just yet. Most recently, that includes SEMA’s Vehicle Landscape Report, which found that 74 percent of U.S. consumers want their next vehicle to be ICE-powered. Meanwhile,

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Greasezilla Partners with Next Generation of Pumpers to Install Greasezilla FOG Separation Systems in Key Cities

(Greasezilla)  Greasezilla is investing $1 million per facility in joint ventures to build FOG processing facilities nationwide. — Downey Ridge Environmental Company, developer of Greasezilla™, announces its work with a rising number of pumpers seeking end-to-end solutions from pumping through to processing, embracing new profitable technologies, and reducing landfilling. This new generation

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Earth Day Series Day 5: Why Aren’t We There Yet?

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Didn’t U.S. President George W. Bush say that we should get off our addiction to oil?  Haven’t all the presidents since Richard Nixon promised that we would transition away from fossil fuels?  You can hear many of them make this point in this clip from

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Growing Clean Fuels Credits Markets to Shape North America’s Low Carbon Future

(WebWire)  Outlook on Demand, Supply and Pricing of Credits in Carbon Intensity Based Fuel Markets  —  In the next 5 years, nearly one-third of the transportation sector in North America will be covered by clean fuel standards, helping accelerate the uptake of cleaner fuels and electric vehicles. This is analyzed

April 2, 2021 Read Full Article
    Argus Global Renewable Feedstocks Seminar: Europe & Asia   —   April 21, 2021   —   ONLINE

Argus Global Renewable Feedstocks Seminar: Europe & Asia — April 21, 2021 — ONLINE

Over the last year we have seen a sharp increase in the production of renewable fuels. This has led to renewable feedstocks taking centre stage in the petroleum industry. The Argus Global Renewable Feedstock Seminar will look at the renewable feedstocks markets in Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Americas.   During

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Nebraska Ethanol: Emerging Issues Forum Features CEO Panel

(AgNewsWire) The 16th Annual Ethanol: Emerging Issues Forum last week, hosted by the Nebraska Ethanol Board and Renewable Fuels Nebraska, featured an industry CEO panel that discussed some of the most pressing topics in the renewable fuels space. Renewable Fuels Nebraska (RFN) interim director Pam Miller moderated the panel with American Coalition for Ethanol CEO Brian

April 2, 2021 Read Full Article

OPINION: Infrastructure that Makes a Difference

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association) … At the same time—flying under the radar—has been the latest round of grants approved by the U.S. Department of Agriculture under its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, also known as HBIIP. This is an important effort begun last year by the USDA to

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Fitting Renewable Fuels into Your Fleet’s Sustainability Strategy

by Cambell Jones (ACT News) …  With growing pressure for fleets to slash emissions and deploy zero-emission vehicles, can renewable fuels still fit into an organization’s sustainability strategy? … Even with these factors aligning, deploying zero-emission vehicles is a long and complicated process. In fact, it is recommended that fleets

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Avfuel Now Supplying Neste MY SAF at Monterey Jet Center

(Avfuel Corp./Biomass Magazine) Avfuel Corp. is proud to now supply Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel on a consistent basis to its branded FBO, Monterey Jet Center (KMRY), in Monterey, California. The FBO received its first load of the fuel on March 11, marking the beginning of a new era for the Avfuel Network

April 1, 2021 Read Full Article

American Airlines Builds on Commitment to Sustainable Fuels with Kuehne+Nagel

(American Airlines)  Airline aims to signal demand for sustainable fuels in aviation — American Airlines has reached an agreement in principle with Kuehne+Nagel to allocate a portion of the carbon reduction benefit the airline generates through its use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the logistics company, one of American’s leading

April 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Ushering in the Biodiesel Switch

(Biofuels International) William Tebbitt, CEO of Green Biofuels, looks closer at the energy transition strategy announcements from major companies that may come in the next 12 months. He added that he hoped we would see not only infrastructure and construction projects committing to the use of alternative and transition fuels

April 1, 2021 Read Full Article

EIA Releases First Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 31 issued the first edition of its monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update, reporting that 20.431 billion gallons of operable U.S. biofuel production capacity was in place as of January. More than 24.657 billion pounds of feedstock was used

April 1, 2021 Read Full Article

UK Companies Partner on HVO-Fueled “Solartainer” to Reduce Off-Grid Power CO2 Emissions by 90%

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In the UK, the Business Desk reports EV3 has teamed with Think Hire to supply a 90% carbon reduction energy solution for off-grid construction projects through its HVO-fueled “solartainer”. Many construction sites require 24-hour energy access which limited the efficacy of purely solar units or solar

April 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel: Where’s The Value?

by Steve Roberts and Michael Reecher (Opportune/Biofuels Digest) If companies want to capture value and ultimately profit from the projected growth in renewable diesel, they must understand their netback. The demand and price for renewable diesel is on the rise and bringing familiar and new market participants to the market. Domestic production

April 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Fashion Retailer Primark Adds 10 IVECOS Fueled by Bio-LNG to UK Fleet

(IVECO UK)  IVECO announced that Primark, a leader in the British fashion retail sector, has taken its Primark Cares initiative to the highway by rolling out a fleet of 10 new IVECO Stralis NP 460 (AS440S46T/P LNG) 4×2 tractor units for its UK transport operations. The vehicles run solely on bio-LNG

March 31, 2021 Read Full Article

Deere Bullish on Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel

by Ryan Ghem (SAE International)  … Biodiesel and renewable diesel will lead the way for alternative-fuel integration into the heavy equipment industry, according to Nick Block, director of worldwide marketing, sales & customer support, John Deere Power Systems (JDPS). “We support the use of biodiesel and renewable diesel because we

March 31, 2021 Read Full Article

ExxonMobil and Porsche Test Lower-Carbon Fuel in Race Conditions

(ExxonMobil/Porsche/Business Newswire) ExxonMobil and Porsche are testing advanced biofuels and renewable, lower-carbon eFuels, as part of a new agreement to find pathways toward potential future consumer adoption. The first iteration of Esso Renewable Racing Fuel is a blend of primarily advanced biofuels and is specially formulated by ExxonMobil’s in-house team of scientists

March 31, 2021 Read Full Article

The Extraordinary Re-Making of Ordinary Things: Part 1 Reinventing Ethanol as Ethyl Acetate

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Texas and Nebraska, there have been a flurry of press releases from Viridis Chemical and its partners – most recently, today news arrives that Viridis Chemical inked a price, performance-guaranteed agreement with Koch Project Solutions to design and construct capital improvements to increase production capacity

March 31, 2021 Read Full Article

Educating Consumers On Biofuels- A Lower Carbon Gasoline

(Urban Air Initiative) The Urban Air Initiative recently teamed up with local high school students to educate consumers on the many benefits of biofuels- including the fact that it’s a lower carbon fuel. UAI and a local chapter of the FFA Organization spent time talking to drivers as they filled up at JumpStart

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CHS Grows Access to High Ethanol Blend Fuels

(CHS) High ethanol blend E15 gasoline is available at about 50 Cenex locations and that number is expected to grow.  — In early 2021, CHS announced it had taken steps to make E15 fuels more accessible to the company’s Cenex® branded retail locations by registering with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

March 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Fueling the New Year

(C Store Decisions) From electric vehicle chargers (EVC) to biodiesel and ethanol blends, convenience retailers are working to provide customers with the fuel and fuel alternative options they need, while looking forward to increased demand as vaccines roll out. Ankeny, Iowa-based Casey’s General Stores’ fuel offer varies by location, said Tony

March 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Auto Industry Urges Biden to Back ‘Comprehensive’ EV Plan

by David Shephardson (Reuters) … “Neither the current trajectory of consumer adoption of EVs, nor existing levels of federal support for supply- and demand-side policies, is sufficient to meet our goal of a net-zero carbon transportation future.” The White House did not immediately comment on the letter. John Bozzella, who heads

March 30, 2021 Read Full Article

Drivers Are Returning to the Road. That Is Good News for Corn Growers.

by Kirk Maltais (Wall Street Journal) The higher demand expected for gasoline additive ethanol could lift already lofty corn prices —  Corn prices are up about 50% over the past six months. … Corn prices have hit their highest levels in almost eight years. Analysts say they are likely to get

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Ryanair to Push for Greater SAF Usage

(Biofuels International) Irish low-cost giant Ryanair has vowed to support the development of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) to promote a carbon-neutral future. The airline joined the Fuelling Flight Initiative as part of its pledge to turn the blue airline green. Last month, British Airways said it was investing more in

March 29, 2021 Read Full Article

EU Demand for Palm Oil-based Biofuel May Evaporate before End-2030: Sumwin CEO

by Amir Imran Husain Safri (The Sun Daily) Palm oil-based biofuel demand from the European Union (EU) might disappear before the end-2030 implementation deadline imposed by Europe’s Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II), according to Sumwin Group’s founder and CEO, U.R. Unnithan. The directive’s indirect land-use change (ILUC) risk criteria dictate

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Scotland Set for ‘First Fully Green Biofuel Station’

by Brian Donnelly ((The Herald Scotland) Scotland’s “first 100 per cent renewable biomethane refuelling station” to be set to be opened this year, it is claimed.  —  CNG Fuels said the move will allow fleet operators to switch from diesel to running vehicles on low-carbon fuel, support net zero targets and

March 29, 2021 Read Full Article

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists – Celebrating Excellent Young Researchers DEADLINE July 15, 2021

Apply for the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists — an annual prize awarded to early-career scientists. The prize is presented in four categories: Cell and Molecular Biology Ecology and Environment Molecular Medicine Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology approaches Applicants are to submit a 1000-word essay that is judged

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Council Accepting A-Team Applications DEADLINE April 30, 2021

(U.S. Grains Council) U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Advisory Team (A-Team) applications are now available for the 2021- 2023 term. The deadline to apply is April 30. Council members who serve on A-Teams provide Council staff and its Board of Directors insight and guidance on issue-specific topics. “A-Teams allow members to take a deep

March 29, 2021 Read Full Article

AFYREN and Südzucker Reach Long Term Deal to Supply Factory Producing Biobased Organic Acids AFYREN Secures Procurement of Sugar Beet Co-Products, Major Feedstock for Industrial-Scale Production of Its Sustainable Chemicals

(Bio-based News) AFYREN and Südzucker have reached an unprecedented long-term agreement on the supply of sugar beet co-products as feedstock for AFYREN NEOXY, the zero-waste, low-carbon biorefinery that will begin producing seven 100% biobased organic acids at industrial scale in early 2022. The partnership is in accordance with both companies’ sustainability

March 26, 2021 Read Full Article

U.S. Energy Information Administration to Release New Monthly Biofuels Data

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) announced today that it will release expanded monthly biofuels data through a new report—the Monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update. On March 31, 2021, EIA plans to publish the first edition of this report, which will contain January 2021 data. EIA will

March 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Scotland’s First Biomethane Refuelling Station – CNG Fuels

by Baden Gowrie-Smith (CNG Fuels) Scotland’s first biomethane refuelling station will enable low-carbon HGV deliveries throughout country; Glasgow station meets demand from brands to cut carbon and save money — CNG Fuels has started building Scotland’s first public access renewable biomethane HGV refuelling station, which will allow fleet operators to

March 26, 2021 Read Full Article

“Best CO2 Utilisation 2021″:The Three Winners of the Innovation Award Are Turning CO2 into Methanol, Cleaners, Plastic Packaging or Surfactants

(Bio-based News/nova Institute)  CO2 has become famous in a sad way. Carbon Recycling International from Iceland, LanzaTech from USA and Covestro from Germany transform it into usable raw materials. — More than 180 participants from 24 countries followed the 41 speakers online. Experts from industry and science presented their latest technologies

March 25, 2021 Read Full Article

The First ‘Cash Cover Crop’ Edges Closer to Commercialization

(CoverCress Inc./PR Web) CoverCress Inc. announces $8 million in partner funding for new low carbon oilseed. — Midwestern farmers are one step closer to the prospect of growing a new cover crop that will generate a cash margin while supporting regenerative agriculture. CoverCress Inc. announced it has raised another $8 million to fund

March 25, 2021 Read Full Article

RNG and Renewable Fuels: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Aemetis is building 45 mgy “Carbon Zero” renewable diesel/jet fuel plants in California using negative CI hydrogen and expanding a -416 carbon intensity dairy RNG project that replaces petroleum diesel – all this on top of expanding 65 mgy biofuels plant in California and 50

March 25, 2021 Read Full Article

Clay Lacy Teams with World Fuel Services and World Energy to Offer Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at Van Nuys and Orange County FBOs, Transitions Ground Support Vehicles to Renewable Diesel

(Intrado Globe Newswire/Clay Lacy) Clay Lacy Aviation will offer Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the company’s two FBOs at Van Nuys Airport and John Wayne Orange County Airport. SAF is an important component of Clay Lacy’s comprehensive sustainability strategy . World Fuel Services (World Fuel) begins monthly SAF deliveries to both locations this

March 24, 2021 Read Full Article

Biden’s EV Pledge Bumps Against Realities of Bureaucracy, Market

by Courtney Rozen (Blooomberg Law) … President Joe Biden’s call for the federal government to stock up on electric vehicles is running headlong into two harsh realities: the marketplace and the bureaucracy. The president, in an executive order aimed at combating climate change, requested a plan by the end of April to

March 24, 2021 Read Full Article

USGC Helps Ensure Ethanol Has Environmental Role in Fuel Recovery

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine) As fuel demand begins its recovery around the world, the U.S. Grains Council is taking steps to ensure ethanol will continue to expand as a part of policy solutions that address greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and offer a comprehensive portfolio of other benefits including air quality

March 23, 2021 Read Full Article

NYK Subsidiary Concludes COA with Neste for Eco-friendly Renewable Diesel

(NYK Line)  NYK Bulkship (Asia) Pte. Ltd., an NYK Group company based in Singapore, has signed a Contract of Affreightment (COA) with Neste Shipping Oy, a wholly owned subsidiary company of Neste Oyj (Neste) headquartered in Finland, for the ocean transportation of renewable diesel. In December 2020, NYK Bulkship (Asia) made

March 23, 2021 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Ethanol Producers Push Back on EVs

(Argus Media) Brazil’s ethanol industry is working with the automotive industry to develop hybrid and hydrogen fuel-cell cars that run on the biofuel, bucking a global trend toward plug-in electric vehicles. “There’s a lot of talk about electric cars – they have good marketing,” says Andre Rocha, president of Goias state

March 23, 2021 Read Full Article

2021 Ethanol Producer Awards Nominations Open DEADLINE: April 16, 2021

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol Producer Magazine, in conjunction with the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, proudly invites nominations for the 2021 Ethanol Producer Awards. In addition to the FEW’s longstanding industry accolades — The Award of Excellence and The High-Octane Award — we expanded our showcase of industry honors in

March 22, 2021 Read Full Article

E30 Safe for Non-flex Fuel Vehicles & Cuts CO2 Emissions According to University of Nebraska Study

(South Dakota Farmers Union) If 10 percent of Nebraskans fueled up their non-flex fuel vehicles with 30 percent ethanol, CO2 emissions would decrease by 64,000 tons per year. This is according to results of a year-long University of Nebraska Study, Redefining Renewable Fuels, released February 2021. If these same Nebraskans fueled

March 22, 2021 Read Full Article

President’s Environmental Youth Award DEADLINE April 30, 2021

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Your project–or one you are sponsoring–could be an award winner. Apply or encourage a student you know to apply for PEYA and see what a difference they can make for the environment with an award-winning project. Applicants from all 50 states as well as U.S. territories are

March 22, 2021 Read Full Article

From Sawdust to Ethanol and Green Chemicals

by Eva-Marie Byberg and Ylva Strömstedt (Sekab BioFuels & Chemicals/EurActiv) In the High Coast area of Sweden lies a company committed to tackling climate change by making use of the residues from the forestry industry. With a unique technology ready for scaling up, Sekab will revolutionize the way we look

March 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Shanghai Steps up Use of Biodiesel Converted from Recycled Gutter Oil

(Peoples Daily Online)  By converting leftover cooking oil into fuel for vehicles, east China’s Shanghai has made big strides in developing the circular economy. The recycled waste fuel, called B5 biodiesel, is a biofuel blend consisting of 5 percent biodiesel, which is made from discarded oil from restaurants and sewer pipes, and

March 19, 2021 Read Full Article

Covenant Energy Prepares to Meet New Demand for Renewable Diesel

(Covenant Energy/CISION)  In response to the draft Clean Fuel Regulations, and Government of Canada commitments to attain net-zero emissions, Covenant Energy is confirming details of its proposed renewable diesel facility.  — Covenant Energy, a Saskatchewan-based renewable fuel innovator, is pleased to provide an update on its planned renewable diesel facility. This

March 19, 2021 Read Full Article

INSIGHT: Global Policy Drives Approaching Biofuels Tipping Point

by Tom Brown (Independent Commodity Intelligence Services) As governments continue to count the cost of the pandemic, both in terms of the price of keeping economies afloat and the wreck lockdowns and have made of certain industries, many lawmakers have settled on sustainability as the key to the reconstruction. With the

March 19, 2021 Read Full Article

International Energy Agency Predicts Oil Demand Has Officially Peaked

by Amy Lupica (Our Daily Planet) A new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) predicts that gasoline demand will never return to pre-pandemic levels. The IEA tracks EV industry growth as an indicator of future oil demand, and their five-year forecast says that an accelerating shift toward EVs and increasing fuel efficiency among gas-powered

March 19, 2021 Read Full Article

NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award DEADLINE: May 15, 2021

(Science Magazine) The award is presented for outstanding research performed by the applicant as described in a 1,000-word essay. The Grand Prize Winner Receives: The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a cash prize in the amount of US $15,000, and be provided travel and accommodation to the award ceremony, if applicable.  Additionally,

March 18, 2021 Read Full Article

EU Planning Staggered Increase in Use of Green Jet Fuel

by Sean Goulding Carroll (EURACTIV.com)  The EU’s upcoming ReFuelEU proposal, aimed at cutting emissions in the aviation sector, will apply a staggered blending mandate for green jet fuel, with the percentage scaling up in roughly five-year intervals, EURACTIV understands. Sources with knowledge of the upcoming proposal indicate that there will be

March 18, 2021 Read Full Article

Food Scraps to RNG Pathway in California’s LCFS

by Nathalie Hoffman (BioCycle Magazine)  The California Air Resources Board sends signal to the marketplace about importance of RNG produced from food waste in its Low Carbon Fuel Standard program. — While renewable natural gas (RNG) produced from dairy and swine manure has received a lot of attention due to

March 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Certarus and Hexagon Strengthen Alliance on (Bio)CNG & H2 Transport

(Hexagon Composites/NGV Journal) Hexagon Agility and Hexagon Purus, both subsidiaries of Hexagon Composites, have signed a multi-year agreement with Certarus Ltd., the North American market leader of clean energy solutions. The agreement represents a total value of up to USD 85 million and includes the supply of distribution modules for CNG

March 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Filling Station in Turin Becomes Northwest Italy’s First to Offer Biogas

(IVECO/NGV Journal) The collaboration between IVECO, ENGIE, and VULCANGAS has reached an important milestone, just a year after the opening of a natural gas station on Strada delle Cascinette, in Turin: it has become now the first filling station in Northwest Italy to supply bio-LNG and Bio-CNG. The station is mainly

March 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Valero and BlackRock Partner with Navigator to Announce Large-Scale Carbon Capture and Storage Project

(BusinessWire)  Valero Energy Corporation (NYSE: VLO, “Valero”) and BlackRock Global Energy & Power Infrastructure Fund III announced today (March 16, 2021) that they are partnering with Navigator Energy Services (“Navigator”) to develop an industrial scale carbon capture pipeline system (“CCS”). The initial phase is expected to span more than 1,200 miles

March 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Aemetis India Renewable Fuels Plant Selected for $3 Million Per Month Supply of Biodiesel to Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport

(Aemetis/Globe Newswire) Expected 10 million gallons per year is approximately 20% of biodiesel plant capacity  — Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX) announced today that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary located in the Andhra Pradesh state of India was selected by the Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corp. (“APSRTC”) to supply approximately 800,000 gallons per month

March 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Biochem at Scale: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Circa

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) We’ve got the latest Circa presentation that dives into the world’s only scalable production process for several high value biochemicals. Yesterday’s top story was about Circa’s landmark IPO, and today this slide guide talks tech of converting biomass into high value biochemicals, the current global

March 17, 2021 Read Full Article

The Geopolitics of Critical Minerals Supply Chains

by Jane Nakano (Center for Strategic & International Studies) As clean energy technology becomes the latest frontier for geoeconomic rivalry, the security of supply chains for rare earths and critical minerals—essential materials for clean energy—has become a global strategic issue. The fragility of global supply chains revealed by Covid-19 and

March 17, 2021 Read Full Article

Ahead of the Curve: Refiners Retrofit for Renewable Diesel Fuel

by Dan Crummett (Farm Equipment) … Late in 2020, CVR Energy’s board of directors approved a $110 million renovation to a small Southern Oklahoma refinery near Wynnewood, which will leverage unused refining capacity (created as gasoline demand moderated) to begin producing so-called “renewable diesel” fuel. The repurposed use of a

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Fuel Industry Experts Share Expectations for 2021

by Steve Klein (C Store Decisions/Renewable Energy Group) … The transportation industry will be a key factor in reaching those goals. There are also many new policies being debated. New York is considering a low-carbon fuel standard similar to California’s. Many believe this is the year Washington State will pass a

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Valio Launches First Manure-Powered Milk Truck in Finland

(Bioenergy Insight) Valio, a Finnish dairy products manufacturer, has fuelled its first milk truck with biogas from one of its dairy farms. rng The Vuorenmaa dairy farm has provided the first manure-powered milk truck in the country. With 180 cows, Vuorenmaa dairy farm in Haapavesi produces Valio Oltermanni® cheese. For

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Canadian City of Hamilton Adds Ontario’s First Carbon-Negative Bus

(City of Hamilton/NGV Journal) The city of Hamilton and Enbridge Gas publicly announce the first renewable natural gas bus in Ontario. Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) is now the first public transportation authority in Ontario to use this renewable fuel to transport customers. In one year, the HSR bus will use and

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Ardmore Shipping Confirms JV To Deliver Hydrogen Fuel Cells to the Marine Sector

(Marine Insight/MI News Network)  Ardmore Shipping Corporation has announced that it has formed and invested in a new joint venture with Element 1 Corp. (E1) and Maritime Partners, LLC to bring E1’s unique methanol-to-hydrogen technology to the marine sector. The three parties will establish an equal share partnership to form ‘e1

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Fusion Fuel Green, Zolio Rios Sign MoU to Develop Green Hydrogen

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News) Fusion Fuel Green, a green hydrogen technology company, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Grupo Zoilo Ríos to jointly develop a hydrogen production facility in Spain. “Delivering green hydrogen and reducing the carbon intensity of the transportation sector is something we see not only as

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Higher Blends and Exports to Carry Ethanol out of Pandemic

by Chuck Abbott (Successful Farming) U.S. ethanol production plunged 13% last year due to the pandemic, costing the industry around $4 billion in sales. But it may recover fully by 2023, on the strength of larger exports and rising domestic use of higher blends of ethanol into gasoline, said the Food

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

India to Release Order Allowing Direct Sale of E100

(ET Now)  Sources tell ET NOW that the government will soon be releasing an order allowing the direct sale of E100 for use as a standalone fuel for compatible automobiles. Karishma Asoodani gets you the exclusive details! PMO India Nitin Gadkari Ministry of Road Transport and Highways, Government of India  WATCH VIDEO

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas from Waste: The Digest’s 2021 Multi-Slide Guide to Greenlane Renewables

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Decarbonizing natural gas for transportation and utility/pipelines by taking organic waste from landfills, dairy and hog farms, food waste and wastewater treatment plants and converting it to biogas and low-carbon RNG is what Greenlane Renewables is all about. From the renewable natural gas ecosystem, market

March 16, 2021 Read Full Article

Two Biodiesel Sellers Raided near Rajkot

(Times of India) Acting on a tip-off, teams of CID crime, Gandhinagar, carried out raids on two biodiesel sellers on the outskirts of Rajkot city on Wednesday night and seized Rs 24 lakh worth material including the fuel. Both the biodiesel stations were operating without required permission from concerned authority,

March 15, 2021 Read Full Article

A Large PR Firm Pledged to Fight Climate Change. Then It Took Millions from a Notorious Fossil Fuel Trade Group.

by Zahra Hirji and Kendall Taggart (BuzzFeed News) Edelman, a PR firm that’s pledged to “work with an environmental conscience,” was paid $4 million to promote one of the most extreme fossil fuel trade groups in the country, new tax filings show.  —  Edelman, one of the largest public relations firms

March 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blog: EPA Approves Year-Round E15 Sales in Kansas City Metro Area

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) EPA will allow year-round E15 sales in the Kansas City metro area, the agency announced in a news release on Friday. The Trump administration opened up year-round sales of E15, by granting a Reid vapor pressure, or RVP, waiver. Sales were not allowed in the Kansas

March 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Fighting Fraud with Tech – RSB, Bioledger Build up Blockchain for Biofuels Traceability

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials and Bioledger are using blockchain technology to fight fraud and see how it can support traceability of biofuel and its feedstocks and overcome the vulnerabilities identified in securing the supply of sustainable renewables. The proposed solution — a blockchain database

March 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Electric Cars Are Coming. How Long until They Rule the Road?

by Brad Plumer, Nadja Popovich and Blacki Migliozzi (New York Times)  These vehicles represent the 250 million cars, S.U.V.s, vans and pickup trucks on America’s roads today. The vast majority run on gasoline. Fewer than 1 percent are electric. Automakers are now shifting to electric vehicles, which could make up one-quarter of

March 15, 2021 Read Full Article

Council Approves Grant to Study Renewable Fuel Refinery

(CJME News)  A company is eyeing the Regina area to build a refinery that would produce billions of litres of renewable fuel each year.  The proposal is from True North Renewable Fuels (TNRF). The company would also construct what is referred to in a report from Economic Development Regina (EDR) as an

March 13, 2021 Read Full Article

Is Tire-Derived Fuel the Future of Energy?

(Solid Equipment Company) Learn how the TDF industry is gaining global momentum as the benefits of this innovative process pave the way toward a more sustainable future. —  Roughly 280 million scrap tires are produced in the United States each year[1], creating complicated disposal problems and exhausting significant space in

March 12, 2021 Read Full Article

How Siemens Energy Is Targeting the US Green Hydrogen Opportunity

by Jeff St. John (GreenTech Media)  The latest test at the Utah mega-project marks the third U.S. entry into electrolysis, storage and the use of carbon-free fuel. — … Take the Intermountain Power Project, the coal-fired power plant in Utah converting to turbines that will use natural gas blended with 30 percent hydrogen, a proportion that

March 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Vopak Invests in Extra Storage Capacity at Rotterdam for Biofuels

(Biofuels International) Vopak is investing in the Port of Rotterdam for the storage of waste-based feedstocks for the production of biodiesel and sustainable aviation fuel. The market for energy from renewable sources in Europe is rising as a result of the European Union’s Renewable Energy Directive II. A total of

March 12, 2021 Read Full Article

New Biomethane Station for Trucks that Serve Ports of LA & Long Bech

(Clean Energy Fuels Corp./NGV Journal) Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has opened a new public fueling station in Carson, California, that will provide renewable natural gas to fuel trucks in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and service many Carson-area truck terminals and warehouses. “This station will allow more vehicles

March 12, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Could Cut Extra 46m Tonnes GHG Emissions from Truck Operations by 2030 as UK Aims for Net Zero 2050

(Zemo Partnership)  A new study by Zemo Partnership (formerly LowCVP) shows how the widespread adoption of high blend renewable fuels (HBRF) can speed up decarbonisation in road transport and support the UK’s transition to net zero emissions by 2050. Coming hot on the heels of the announcement to introduce E10

March 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Illinois Soybean Assn. Biodiesel Campaign Continues to Evolve, Reach New Audiences

(Illinois Soybean Association/Biobased Diesel Daily) The Illinois Soybean Association is welcoming a new era of biodiesel work in Illinois and recently rebranded its biodiesel program, rolling out new logos for both ISA Biodiesel and the B20 Club. The brand redesign reflects the new audiences that ISA is now targeting in

March 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Presents Sapp Bros. with 2021 Biodiesel Marketing Award

(Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship/Biobased Diesel Daily) On March 2, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the 2021 Secretary’s Biodiesel Marketing Award to Sapp Bros. Inc.  CEO Andrew Richard and Eric Ziph, vice president of supply and distribution, accepted the award on the company’s behalf. Sapp Bros. owns

March 10, 2021 Read Full Article

Colombia Raises Biofuel Admixture

(BN Americas) Colombia’s mines and energy ministry has established guidelines stipulating higher biofuel admixtures in fuel. The required percentage of ethanol in gasoline will rise to 10% from 5% in six departments on April 5 next year. The areas subject to the change are Arauca, the San Andrés, Providencia y

March 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Exclusive: Three Ships Carrying U.S. Ethanol Head to China – Sources

by Stephanie Kelly and Hallie Gu (Reuters)   Three ships carrying ethanol were heading to China from the U.S. Gulf Coast, three trade sources told Reuters on Monday, in a sign that exports of the fuel were sharply increasing from the United States to the country. The shipments may surpass the total

March 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Push for Progress: Liquefied Biogas Has Enormous Potential in Decarbonising the Transport Sector

(Bioenergy Insight) Both on land and at sea,  Gasum is determined to deliver for the Nordics. In the Nordics, Gasum has been working hard to deliver an extensive network of liquefied biogas (LBG) filling stations and decarbonise transport in the region. In the maritime sector, the company supported ESL Shipping

March 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Gas Networks Ireland launches €2.9m CNG Vehicle Grant Scheme

(Bioenergy Insight)  Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) has launched a €2.9 million compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle grant scheme to support hauliers in opting for cleaner fuel. The scheme will support the purchase of up to 400 gas-powered trucks, buses, and vans to help drive a more sustainable transport sector. It

March 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Praj Wins Breakthrough Order to Set up Compressed Biogas Plant from HPCL

(Praj) Praj Industries bags the prestigious breakthrough order from Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL) for setting up Compressed Biogas (CBG) project at Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. Praj is offering its State of the art, worlds’ first of its kind RenGasTM technology developed using proprietary microbe to produce CBG from rice straw.

March 9, 2021 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Drives Fleet Operations to Be Better, Cleaner, Now!

(National Biodiesel Board)  2021 NTEA Fleet Purchasing Outlook Reveals Strong Demand for Biodiesel Among Fleets — In a multitude of ways, the past year has drawn into sharp focus the important interrelationships between public health, the environment, and the economy.  Yet through all the challenges presented by a global pandemic, extreme

March 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Sales Reach Record Level in 2020: German Biodiesel Exports Reach a New High

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP)) Since the introduction of the quota system in 2007, the admixture of biofuels to diesel fuel reached a record level of around 2.8 million tonnes. The Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants eV is referring to the statistics published

March 8, 2021 Read Full Article

CFDC Calls Nebraska E30 Demonstration One More Step Towards Higher Blends

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition) The Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC) today applauded the work of the State of Nebraska following the release of a report that found higher ethanol blends are safe, efficient, and cost effective when used in conventional vehicles. The yearlong demonstration involved 50 non-flex fuel vehicles (non-FFVs) from

March 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Spanish Service Station Operators Plan to Sell Zero Emission Hydrogen

(Spanish Confederation of Service Station Entrepreneurs/NGV Journal) The Spanish Confederation of Service Station Entrepreneurs (CEEES) signed a memorandum of understanding with Fusion Fuel Green, a technology company dedicated to the production of green hydrogen. The alliance seeks to jointly develop the green hydrogen production capacity in Spain and supply it at

March 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Nordic Food Company HKScan Uses Biogas to Reach Fossil-Free Transport

(Gasum/NGV Journal) Ambitious climate goals are nothing new to HKScan, which aims to have 100% fossil-free transport in Sweden by 2025 and to have a carbon-neutral food chain by the end of 2040. Founded in 1913, this company is committed to sustainable ways of working across their whole value chain. In

March 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Sustainable Fuel’s Role in Reducing Emissions Adds to Production Need

by Graham Warwick (Aviation Week)  … The scale-up challenge is enormous. Barely 0.01% of the 96 billion gal. (364 billion liters) of jet fuel consumed by the world’s airlines in 2019 was sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). But announced projects should boost production from just 60 million gal. in 2020 to

March 8, 2021 Read Full Article

Kerry County Council, the First Irish Local Authority to Trial a Biogas Truck

(Gas Networks Ireland/NGV Journal)  Kerry County Council became the first local authority in Ireland to trial a heavy goods vehicle powered by biomethane. The truck was delivered by Scania dealers, T. Nolan and Sons in Castleisland, and fueled using carbon neutral renewable gas from the national gas network supplied by Gas

March 5, 2021 Read Full Article

Zurich Will Power New Scania Truck with Locally-Produced Biomethane

(Scania/NGV Journal) Zurich’s Office of Parks and Open Spaces, Grün Stadt Zürich, maintains all public green spaces in the city (street and park trees, urban woodlands, parks, playgrounds and cemeteries) and has invested in a new Scania G 410 natural gas truck powered by locally-produced biomethane. This department manages 40% of

March 4, 2021 Read Full Article

A Driver’s Guide to Today’s Fuel Choices – Short Video

(American Lung Association) The American Lung Association’s short video explains ethanol blend and biodiesel options available at US retail gas stations. WATCH VIDEO

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Study: Eco-friendly Car Owners Are Undermining Environmental Gains by Buying Second Vehicles

by Arianne Cohen (Fast Company)  A new study in The RAND Journal of Economics finds that owners of eco-friendly cars tend to spring for a second vehicle that is much less eco-friendly — … Fuel-efficient vehicles may not be saving the environment as much as you thought. A new study in The RAND

March 4, 2021 Read Full Article

Praj Industries, Repos Energy Plan to Tie up for Bio-Mobility

(Economic Times Energy World)  Bio-based technologies and engineering company Praj Industries and Repos Energy plan to join hands for bio-mobility and launch mobile biofuel selling units.  Bio-based technologies and engineering company Praj Industries and Repos Energy plan to join hands for bio-mobility and launch mobile biofuel selling units. … “To bring this solution to the end-users

March 4, 2021 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — Stephanie Kelly

“The transition to an electric vehicle fleet is expected to be a long one, making renewable fuels a growth market for refiners and others seeking out road transport options that will emit fewer greenhouse gases,” reported Reuter’s Stephaine Kelly describing discussions taking place at IHS Markit’s virtual CERAWeek.  READ MORE

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Biofuel Leaders Highlight Policy, Feedstock Innovation in Industry’s Future

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) Industry leaders talked up the future of biofuels in the energy transition at IHS Markit’s virtual CERAWeek conference on Monday, noting that policy incentives and feedstock innovation will be crucial going forward. The transition to an electric vehicle fleet is expected to be a long one, making

March 4, 2021 Read Full Article

How Sustainability Will Change the Future of Aviation

by Alastair Blanshard and Kata Cserep (ICF)  Trend 2: Sustainable fuels have significant potential but require investment  — The foundations for sustainable aviation fuels (SAFs) are relatively mature. Seven different pathways to produce SAFs are certified through ASTM International, and over 250,000 commercial flights have used a fuel blend including SAFs,

March 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Renewable Diesel Boom Highlights Challenges in Clean-Energy Transition

by Rod Nickel, Stephanie Kelly and Karl Plume (Reuters)  … Refiners can produce renewable diesel from animal fats and plant oils, in addition to used cooking oil. Production capacity is expected to nearly quintuple to about 2.65 billion gallons (63 million barrels) over the next three years, investment bank Goldman Sachs said

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Iowa Company Plans To Capture Midwest Ethanol Plants’ Carbon Dioxide, Store It Underground

by Katie Piekes (National Public Radio/Harvest Public Media) A new business in Iowa wants to capture and store carbon dioxide emissions from ethanol plants. It would pave the way for biorefineries in Iowa, Minnesota, and the Dakotas to deliver carbon-neutral fuel to the market. Summit Carbon Solutions, a business platform

March 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Europe: DISA Group Subsidiaries Team up for Green Biofuel Bunkering

by Rhys Berry (Bunker Spot) DISA Group subsidiaries PRIO and Petrogas have partnered to carry out a green marine biofuel bunkering operation.  The operation involved shipping distribution company Petrogas’s Dácil vessel being fuelled with PRIO’s green marine biofuel, Eco Bunkers, by truck. As previously reported, Eco Bunkers, which was developed by developed by PRIO

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Biodiesel, Not Electric, Buses May Join Metro Transit Fleet

by Janet Moore (Star Tribune)  … A proposal to spend $122 million for 143 new biodiesel buses will be considered by the Metropolitan Council next week. The deal represents about 15% of Metro Transit’s fleet of 900 buses. This has exasperated many groups that applauded Metro Transit’s commitment to electric buses

March 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Hardened Storage: CarbonBuilt Debuts as Its Concrete-Based Carbon Sequester Tech Advances

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In California, CO2Concrete changed its name to CarbonBuilt to better align with its mission to store significant amounts of carbon dioxide in concrete used for the built environment. The company also announced the appointment of climate-tech veteran Rahul Shendure as Chief Executive Officer, known throughout the

March 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Coty to Partner with LanzaTech to Pioneer New Sustainable Fragrance Production

(LanzaTech/Business Wire)  Fragrance products to contain sustainable ethanol, created using carbon-capture technology; Coty targets majority of fragrance portfolio using carbon-captured ethanol by 2023; Planned partnership supports Coty’s ‘Beauty That Lasts’ sustainability program  — Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY), one of the world’s largest beauty companies and the global leader in fragrances, today

March 3, 2021 Read Full Article

SDFU Calls for Repeal & Replace of Fuel Economy Rule to Include Octane and Higher Ethanol Blends

by Rusty Halvorson (KFGO) Speaking at the National Farmers Union National Convention February 26, 2021, South Dakota Chapter President Doug Sombke said ethanol advocates need to prioritize support for a high octane standard in the new fuel economy rule that could triple demand for ethanol over the next decade. Sombke and NFU

March 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Gevo and Scandinavian Airlines System Amend Agreement to Increase Off-Take of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, Valued at over $100 Million

(Gevo/Globe Newswire) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), announced today (February 22, 2021) that it and Scandinavian Airlines System (“SAS”) have signed an amendment to increase SAS’s minimum purchase obligation to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) to 5,000,000 gallons per year. Gevo and SAS signed the original fuel sales agreement in October

March 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Q&A: BP Bunge Bioenergia Upbeat on Renovabio

(Argus Media) Brazil’s Renovabio biofuels program is entering its second year with growing prospects for Cbio carbon credit trading. BP Bunge Bioenergia’s commercial director Ricardo Busato Carvalho talked about the outlook for the program and the company’s plans to further reduce its carbon footprint. What are the takeaways from the first

March 3, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuel Leaders Highlight Policy, Feedstock Innovation in Industry’s Future

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) Industry leaders talked up the future of biofuels in the energy transition at IHS Markit’s virtual CERAWeek conference on Monday, noting that policy incentives and feedstock innovation will be crucial going forward. The transition to an electric vehicle fleet is expected to be a long one, making

March 2, 2021 Read Full Article

Investing or Raising Capital in the Bioeconomy: The Digest’s 2020 Multi-Slide Guide to The Biotech Bull Market

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today we look at the Biotech Bull Market — what’s up, and why. How can you get your fair share in investing or capital raising? We are hunting for Value at AMRS, CDXS, REGI, GEVO, GPRE, TWST, BASF, CTVA, DSM, BYND and many more. Who’s

March 1, 2021 Read Full Article

Delta and Deloitte Commit to Reducing Carbon Emissions via Sustainable Fuel Agreement

(Delta Airlines)  The agreement is part of the airline’s longstanding commitment to work with customers to reach collective goals for the greater good of our planet  —  Agreement represents carbon dioxide emissions reduction of approximately 1,000 metric tons and supports a future of more sustainable business travel; Deloitte professionals to

March 1, 2021 Read Full Article

How to Utilise CO2? The Nominees for the Innovation Award “Best CO2 Utilisation 2021” Have the Answers!

(nova-Institute) Carbon capture and utilisation (CCU) is one of the most obvious solutions to further reduce CO2 emissions, but it is yet still hardly exploited. However, these six nominated technologies turn CO2 into value: ethanol, methanol, polyols, surfactants or syngas – the audience will choose the winner at the “9th Conference on CO2-based

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Researchers Challenge the CRP Status Quo to Mitigate Fossil Fuels

(University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment/Phys.Org)  … (A)llocating CRP land for high-yielding energy biomass might eliminate the need for bioenergy crops and food crops to vie for space. A team led by CABBI Sustainability Theme Leader Madhu Khanna and Ph.D. student Luoye Chen developed an

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Valent Secures Investment from World Energy to Advance Net-Zero Emissions Technologies for Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production

(Valent Low Carbon Technologies)  Valent Low-Carbon Technologies, a diversified energy technology company, today announced that it has secured an investment from World Energy LLC. The funding supports upcoming deployments of novel, commercial-scale renewable fuels production technologies to meet growing demand for low-carbon intensity fuels. World Energy, a green energy solutions provider, empowers leaders in

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article

Biofuel on Autosky

(UECC) As we close in on almost one year of continuous biofuel operation on our Autosky, we have the opportunity to reflect on what we have achieved with this fantastic vessel in the past 12 months.  We have bunkered over 6,000 metric tonnes of biofuel in this period, exclusively supplied by GoodFuels,

February 26, 2021 Read Full Article
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