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Agreement Signed by 6 Companies to Collaborate on Biofuels, Feedstocks between Japan, South Korea

(Eneos/Biobased Diesel Daily) DS Dansuk Co. Ltd., Eneos Corp., HMLP Co. Ltd., Nomura Jimusho Inc., Yoshikawa Yushi Co. Ltd. and Sapporo Yushi Co. Ltd. announced March 22 that they have entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) earlier this year designed

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Phillips 66 Announces Major Milestone in Production of Renewable Diesel

(Phillips 66/Business Wire)  Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX) today announced a major milestone in its conversion of the San Francisco refinery into the Rodeo Renewable Energy Complex, expanding commercial scale production of renewable diesel. The Rodeo Renewed project has progressed, with the facility

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Tester Bill on Small Refineries Irks Ethanol Lobby

by Marc Heller (E&E News) The Montana senator said his legislation would keep big companies from claiming ethanol-blending waivers for small refineries. -- A bill introduced by Sen. Jon Tester raises a contentious point for the biofuel industry: How small does a

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RFS Fight Launches in Appeals Court Interest Groups Argue EPA Illegally Finalized RFS Volumes Through 2025

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Though the EPA finalized Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2023 to 2025 in June 2023, the future of the rule could change depending on the outcome of a legal battle playing out in a federal

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Co-processing Promises a Cost-Efficient SAF Pathway – but Not All Refineries Face Equal Costs

by Maria J. L. Perez and Milica Folic (Topsoe/Biofuels Digest)  By introducing renewable feedstocks directly into existing diesel hydrotreaters, refineries can produce a combination of renewable and fossil diesel, reducing CO2 emissions originating from fossil-based feedstocks. But what are the main

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Nuseed Targets Cotton Regions for Carinata Trials

by Emma Alsop (Grain Central)  Australia's cotton-growing regions are being targeted for trials to grow the non-edible renewable fuel feedstock crop, carinata. Nuseed, the seed division of Australian agricultural chemical company Nufarm, is eyeing trials of carinata this year, according to general

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China: TotalEnergies and SINOPEC Join Forces to Produce Sustainable Jet Fuel at a SINOPEC's Refinery

(TotalEnergies) TotalEnergies and China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (“SINOPEC”) have signed a Heads of Agreement (HoA) to jointly develop a Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production unit at a SINOPEC's refinery in China. The planned unit, jointly owned by SINOPEC and TotalEnergies, will

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EPA: 1 New SRE Petition Filed, 26 SRE Petitions Now Pending

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on March 21, reporting that one new SRE petition has been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the past month. A total of 36

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EPA Denies AFPM Petition Seeking Waiver of 2023 Cellulosic Biofuel RVO

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA on March 15 denied a petition filed by the American Fuel & Petroleum Manufacturers in December 2023 seeking a partial waiver of the 2023 cellulosic biofuel renewable volume obligation (RVO) under

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The Zombies of the U.S. Tax Code: Why Fossil Fuels Subsidies Seem Impossible to Kill

by Lisa Friedman (New York Times) For the fourth year in a row, President Biden is trying to eliminate federal tax breaks for coal, oil and gas companies. But fossil fuel subsidies have proven difficult to stop. -- ... Mr. Biden’s budget

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Bold Goals Action Group Releases 40 Bold Actions to Accelerate the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Bold Goals Action Group released the final text of the 40 Bold Actions to Accelerate at ABLC 2024. The release capped a year-long, multi-national effort by bioeconomy stakeholders to define specific actions that

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Biofuel Industry Calls on German Government to Delay Rule Allowing Coprocessed HVO to Meet GHG-Reduction Bbligations

(Verband der Deutschen Biokraftstoffindustrie/Biobase Diesel Daily)  The Association of German Biofuel Producers (VDB) announced March 11 that it is calling for a delay in the German federal government’s approval of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) coprocessed with petroleum in a refinery to

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World Energy Founder Gene Gebolys Receives YPO’s 2024 Global Impact Award

(YPO/Biobased Diesel Daily)  YPO, the global leadership community of more than 35,000 chief executives in 150 countries, announced March 6 that Gene Gebolys, founder and CEO of World Energy, is the recipient of the organization’s 2024 Global Impact Award. World Energy is a low-carbon

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bp Wants to Reposition Its Refinery in Gelsenkirchen for the Future

(bp) bp is planning a major transformation at the Gelsenkirchen site in order to prepare the refinery site for the energy transition and make it future-proof.  High system complexity, structurally high costs and declining demand for conventional fuels are driving the need

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Hydrogen: New Ambitions and Challenges

(S&P Global) In addition to its role in the oil refining and chemical industries, hydrogen is now emerging as a vector of clean energy delivery. There is genuine interest and investment worldwide as governments and businesses seek to develop this budding

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Kessler, Montana Renewables Win Industry Awards at International Biomass Conference

(BBI International/SAF Magazine) Biomass industry awards were announced during the general session at the 17th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, produced by Biomass Magazine. These awards are designed to recognize the individuals and companies who have achieved significant accomplishments within the bioenergy

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Meeting the Demand for Clean Energy

by Andre Ditsch and Ivonne G. Ruggles  (Oleo-X/Biofuels International) ... The preparation of feedstock for refineries demands a much more rigorous removal of contaminants compared to conventional food-grade processing. In 2021, Oleo-X was founded to meet the increasing demands and quality requirements of

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Delta’s Refinery Produces Test Batch Of Renewable Diesel, Considers SAF Production

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A Pennsylvania refinery operated by a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines Inc. is evaluating the possibility of producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other renewable fuels, according to information contained in the company’s annual report.  Delta filed

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Braya Renewable Fuels Commences Commercial Operations

(Braya Renewable Fuels/PR Newswire) Commercial production at Braya's refinery operations in Come By Chance, Newfoundland and Labrador, establishes Braya as one of the largest independently owned renewable fuel producers in the world  --  Braya Renewable Fuels (Braya) is pleased to announce it has

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Final Rule in Response to Request from States for Removal of Gasoline Volatility Waiver (E15)

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The Environmental Protection Agency is responding to requests from state governors to remove the 1-psi volatility waiver for gasoline-ethanol blends containing 10 percent ethanol in their states. The governors made their request pursuant to CAA section 211(h)(5),

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Exclusive: Biden Administration to Approve E15 Gasoline Expansion Starting in 2025, Sources Say

by Jarrett Renshaw and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) The White House will approve a request from a group of Midwest governors to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, but will push the start date into next year, two

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Since 2005, LanzaTech has been working to create this closed-loop system using waste carbon to make the things we use in our daily lives. LanzaTech is changing how people think about carbon, creating value and new

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Exclusive: Delta Air Lines Readies Refinery to Process Biofuels

by Laura Sanicola and Laila Kearney (Reuters)  Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N), opens new tab plans to start receiving shipments of renewable fuel feedstocks at its Trainer, Pennsylvania, refinery as part of a strategy that could reduce its environmental liabilities by

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Boeing and the Journey to SAF at Scale

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Boeing Regional Director for Sustainability Dale Smith gave this illuminating presentation at ABLC NEXT 2023 in Washington, DC examining global emissions, the rise of SAF in the context of other emissions-limiting measures, and the progress and

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Biofuel Groups Lobby Carper to Support Ethanol Bill

by Marc Heller (E&E Daily) Organizations representing truck stop operators and fuel marketers urged Environment and Public Works Chair Tom Carper to drop opposition to a bill promoting higher-ethanol fuel. -- Industry groups representing fuel retailers and related stores urged Senate Environment

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Biofuels M&A: 2023 Review & Outlook: A Thriving Industry, but Few M&A Deals

by Bruce Comer, Frank Kim, Zak Putlak, and John Panvica (Ocean Park/Biofuels Digest) The US biofuels sector in 2023 registered the flourishing of new technologies and billions in new investments – and an unprecedented low level of M&A activity: only two

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California’s Gasoline Market: How the State’s Unique Structure Impacts Pricing at the Pump

(OPIS) In 2022 and 2023, California’s retail gasoline prices saw multiple price spikes, all the more notable because of the state’s relatively high prices, when compared to the rest of the country.  Looking specifically at 2022, California retail gasoline prices reached an

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Exclusive: Industry Opposition Halts S. Korea’s Bioethanol Plans

by  Park So-jeong,  Park Su-hyeon (The Chosun Daily) South Korean government’s plan to introduce bioethanol at gas stations as part of efforts to reduce oil dependency and combat climate change has been scrapped after about a year. The Ministry of Trade,

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Big Oil Embraces Corn as Former Foes Unite against EV Threat

by Kim Chipman and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg/Yahoo!)  After decades of battling against more ethanol going into US cars, Big Oil is joining Big Agriculture in a push to expand use of the corn-based biofuel. Fossil-fuel giants are also ramping up investment in

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Biofuel Is Poised to Usurp Crude Oil Refining in the Bay Area. But Are Their ‘Renewable’ Fuels a Green Solution or ‘Greenwashing’?

by Katie Lauer (SiliconValley.com) With concerns over sustainability increasing in the energy industry, fossil-fuel companies have embraced plans to revamp, rather than decommission, vast networks of steaming, flashing and aging refinery pipelines into more eco-friendly assets. In 2020, two Bay Area refineries

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A Clean Fuel Standard Offers Drivers Choices

by Kristina Ortez (District 42 Taos County State Representative/Santa Fe New Mexican)  We all know the drill. Some guys around a table on the other side of the world decide to cut back on oil production. Commodity traders bid up crude

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S-OIL to Produce Bio-Based, Low-Carbon, Eco-friendly Products

(S-Oil) ● S-OIL has begun to introduce bio-based feedstocks, including used cooking oil and the byproducts of the palm oil, to produce low-carbon fuels such as sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a first for a refiner in Korea. ● It will produce eco-friendly

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Neste and PVG Partner to Enable Households in Europe to Heat Their Homes with a Lower-Emission Heating Liquid

(Neste) PVG’s new lower-emission heating liquid offers consumers in Europe a more sustainable alternative; Neste supplies PVG with co-processed odorless heating kerosene to be used as a replacement for commonly used conventional fossil-based kerosenes Neste is offering a new co-processed odorless heating kerosene

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Eni Moves Ahead with Conversion of the Livorno Refinery into a Bio-refinery

(Eni) Eni confirms its decision to build Italy's third bio-refinery in Livorno. The project, first announced in October 2022 and followed by an application for Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in November 2022, is awaiting official authorisations and includes the construction of

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Renewable Diesel (HEFA) Plant Conversions for Maximum SAF Production

by Mark Robertson (Lee Enterprises/Biofuels Digest) Renewable diesel (“RD”) and sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) can be produced by hydrotreating virtually any type of biogenic feedstock lipid (oil). In processes involving hydrotreated esters and fatty acids (“HEFA” processes), the most common feedstocks

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US Oil Refiners Ask EPA to Limit Participation in Renewable Fuel Credit Market

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  U.S. oil refiners have asked President Joe Biden's administration to reform the renewable fuel credit program by restricting who can participate, claiming the current trading environment allows market manipulation and raises fuel costs. Coffeyville Resources Refining and Marketing

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EPA: 8 New SRE Petitions Filed; 15 SRE Petitions Now Pending

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA on Jan. 18 released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data, reporting that eight new SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the past month. A total of 15

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Everything You Wanted to Know about Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel. Charts and Graphs Included

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists)  ... Biofuels overall account for a small but growing share of US transportation energy. Figure 2 shows that petroleum supplies 94 percent of US transportation energy while biofuels are 6 percent. Of the biofuels,

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NEXTCHEM (MAIRE) Awarded by Saras an Engineering Design Study for the First Green Synthetic Fuels Pilot Plant in Italy

(MAIRE) The study is related to the development of a pilot plantfor the production of green syntheticfuels from low carbon hydrogen and CO2 in the Sarroch’s refinery (Sardinia), with the potential for scaling-up to an industrial plant; NextChem will apply its proprietary NX CPO technology to boost

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Oil vs. Ethanol: Battle Lines Blur as Renewables Take Hold

by Marc Heller (Politico Pro Greenwire) An ongoing boom in renewable diesel has pushed big petroleum refiners to expand into biofuels, with implications for the renewable fuel standard. -- For years, petroleum and biofuel companies mixed about as well as oil and

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OMV and Microsoft Accelerate Decarbonization of Corporate Air Travel and Its Supply Chain Logistics

(OMV Group)  OMV and Microsoft sign an agreement for the purchase of Sustainable Aviation Fuel certificates (SAFc); OMV SAF Business solutions is tailored to help organizations reach their climate targets (Scope 3); “Chain of custody” model enables Microsoft to accelerate the decarbonization of

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Airlines Balk at California's Biofuel Plan; Soybean Sector Weighs Possible Requirements Public Comment DEADLINE February 20, 2024

by Steve Davies (Agri-Pulse) The California Air Resources Board’s proposal to eliminate jet fuel’s existing exemption from regulation under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard is being criticized, for very different reasons, by both the airline industry and SAF proponents.  READ MORE Related

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EPA Recommends Approval for Brownfield Biofuels Project Public Comment DEADLINE January 23, 2024

(Government of Western Australia Environmental Protection Authority)   An Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) report on a proposal to repurpose an old oil refinery for biofuel production flags the selection of a brownfield site as good environmental practice. The independent EPA has recommended

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RFA Petitions Court on RFS Exemptions

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) RFA Petitions Appeals Court for Rehearing on RFS Exemptions Decision --  The Renewable Fuels Association on Monday asked for a rehearing on a previous court decision to overturn EPA's rejection of 100 small-refinery waiver requests to

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Renewable Diesel Plans Unrealistic: Analyst

by Sean Pratt (Western Producer Magazine) ... The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule in June 2023 establishing a mandate for four to 4.5 billion gallons of renewable diesel and biodiesel by 2025. In the meantime, the U.S. biofuel

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Webinar: Fueling the Future with New Biofuels | Forward-thinking Farming

by Erica Quinlan (AgriNews) Experts discuss renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel --  A new generation of biofuels is on the way, according to experts at Corteva Agriscience. The biofuel industry is shifting to renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, said Chad Edwards, project

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The Path to Higher Blends—Artificial Barriers Limiting Us to 10 percent

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)  ... While almost all gasoline now contains 10 percent ethanol, we are easily producing enough that the base gasoline in the United States could absorb at least 12-15 percent. And, if

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New Tax Credits for Sustainable Aviation Fuel in U.S. Raise Concerns in Korea

by Choi Hyun-jae and Choi Jieun (Pulse)  ... These rules are likely to have a ripple effect on the Korean refining sector as the U.S. currently relies on Korea for more than half of its jet fuel imports. According to the U.S.

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EPA: 4 New SRE Petitions Filed, 7 SRE Petitions Now Pending

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Dec. 21, reporting that four new SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the past month. A total of seven

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Historic Deal for Preem: Exporting Self-Produced Renewable HVO to the Netherlands

(Preem/PR Newswire) Sweden's largest fuel company, Preem, began its transition to renewable production ten years ago. Now, a historic deal has been finalized. A fully renewable HVO, produced at the Gothenburg refinery, has been exported for the first time in the company's history, an important

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MRPL Firms up Green Aviation Fuel Plans

by Aneesh Phadnis (Business Line) While Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) plans to start the country’s first commercial-scale SAF plant at Panipat by 2026, MRPL is setting up 20-kilolitre-per-day plant to demonstrate indigenously-developed technology -- Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd (MRPL) is gearing up to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in two years to support the government’s one per cent blending

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Neste Refinery in Porvoo Is Preparing for a Major Turnaround in Spring 2024

(Neste) Neste secures safe and undisrupted operations at its refineries with regularly scheduled maintenance shutdowns, i.e. major turnarounds. The next major turnaround at Neste’s refinery in Porvoo, Finland, is scheduled for April-June in 2024. During the scheduled time, the entire Porvoo

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COP28: US Faces 'Huge' CCS Skills Challenge, Energy Department Official Says

by Anthony Lane (OPIS) The U.S. faces a "huge challenge" in increasing the number of skilled workers who can undertake a fast-growing list of planned carbon capture storage projects, James Crabtree, the U.S. assistant secretary of energy for fossil energy and carbon

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Honeywell Ready to Collaborate with Indian Refiners for Aviation Fuel

 by Rohit Vaid (Financial Express)  ... US-based Honeywell, which among other areas also operates in aerospace, is open to investing as well as collaborating with oil refiners in India to manufacture sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), country president Ashish Modi told FE. Sustainable aviation fuel

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Congress Watches from Sidelines as Courts Set Ethanol Policy

by Marc Heller (Politico Pro E&E Daily) In the wake of another court ruling on the renewable fuel standard, there's scant sign lawmakers can pass meaningful changes. -- After a federal court ruled last week that small petroleum refiners should be given

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Preem Invests an Additional SEK 5.5 Billion into the Refinery Transition - Becoming a Leading Player in Renewable Aviation Fuel in Europe

(Preem/PR Newswire)   Preem's Board of Directors has decided to invest approximately SEK 5.5 billion to repurpose the existing refinery in Lysekil. The investment represents an important milestone on Preem's transition journey, as the company is phasing out fossil production in favour of renewable

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UN Aviation Meeting Agrees to Goal of 5% Lower Emissions by 2030

by Allison Lampert and Tim Hepher (Reuters) A meeting of more than 100 countries on Friday agreed to an interim goal for emissions reductions from global aviation by 2030 by using less-polluting fuels, but China, Russia and some others aired concerns

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‘Balance’ and ‘Harmony’ and ‘SAF’: Key Words at the 2023 AFCC Global Biobased Economy Conference

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Conferences serve to present the current thoughts, activities and plans for the community involved in the focus of the event.  At the 2023 Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition Global Biobased Economy Conference and Exhibit

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US Court Rejects EPA's Decision to Withhold Small Refinery Biofuel Waivers

by Heather Timmons (Reuters)  A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday said it struck down the Biden administration's decision to deny small refiners "hardship waivers" that exempt them from nation's biofuel mandates, in a win for the refining industry. In July, the Environmental

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ARENA Funding for WA Renewable Hydrogen Study

(Australian Renewable Energy Agency) One of Australia’s largest energy infrastructure businesses and one of Western Australia’s largest chemical manufacturing companies are set to investigate producing and transporting renewable hydrogen through an existing natural gas pipeline south of Perth, in a new

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Oil Majors’ Carbon Capture Plans Dubbed a ‘Dangerous Delusion’

by Alastair Marsh (Bloomberg)  Oil executives betting they’ll be able to meet net zero emissions goals by relying on carbon-capture technology are deluding themselves, according to an influential group of corporate bosses, bankers and academics. The Energy Transitions Commission, whose members include

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Tidewater Renewables Launches Commercial Operations

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Tidewater Renewables on Nov. 9 confirmed that its 3,000-barrel-per-day (45.99 MMgy) renewable diesel complex located at its refinery in Prince George, British Columbia, produced its first renewable diesel on Oct. 22 and as of Nov.

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Petrobras Technology Enables Riograndense Refinery to Process 100% Renewable Feedstocks

(Petrobras) Test Unveils Pioneering Advancements in Biorefining on a Global Scale -- The Riograndense Petroleum Refinery (RPR) has accomplished a historic achievement by successfully processing 100% soybean oil in a Fluid Catalytic Cracking (FCC) Unit at the Refinery. This milestone was made

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Imperial Announces Progress with RD Project, Coprocessing Trials Public Comment DEADLINE December 8, 2023

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  Phillips 66 on Oct. 27 confirmed the renewables conversion of its refinery in Rodeo, California, is progressing on schedule with startup expected during the first quarter of 2024. Once fully operational, the facility will have the

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CVR Ramps Up Production at Wynnewood, Considers Shift to SAF

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) CVR Energy Inc. processed a record volume of renewable feedstock at its Wynnewood refinery in Oklahoma during the fourth quarter. The facility’s feedstock pretreatment unit is nearing mechanical completion and CVR is continuing to evaluate the

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Chevron Lummus Global Commissions ISOTERRA Unit at Chevron's El Segundo Refinery

(Chevron Lummus Global/PR Newswire) Unique retrofit design delivers exceptional diesel fuel yields -- Chevron Lummus Global LLC (CLG) today announced the completion and successful startup of an ISOTERRA unit as part of Chevron's renewable fuel conversion project at their El Segundo Refinery

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Neste Partners with PTL Marine to Supply Renewable Diesel to Marine Customers across California

(Neste)  Neste is partnering with PTL Marine to provide Neste MY Renewable Diesel™ to the marine sector across the State of California. PTL Marine, a division of Pilot Thomas Logistics, is a leading provider of maritime fuel and lubricants, supplies and last-mile logistics. Through this

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Eni and Saipem: Agreement to Develop New Biorefineries

(Eni) Eni and Saipem have signed an agreement for the development of biorefining. It was signed today by Giuseppe Ricci, Chief Operating Officer for Energy Evolution at Eni, and Alessandro Puliti, Chief Executive Officer at Saipem, to support the transformation path

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Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets

(Biofuels Digest/Nuu Media) Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets provides detailed case studies, updates and analysis of the key producers and developers participating in Renewable Diesel projects and Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) projects in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, and in South

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The Missing Equations at ExxonMobil’s Advanced Recycling Operation

by James Bruggers (Inside Climate News)  The petrochemical giant promotes its new Baytown facility near Houston as a model for solving the world’s glut of used plastic. But ExxonMobil won’t say how much goes into making new plastic—or ends up burned

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Advanced Biofuels Canada Announces Release of Navius Research’s ‘Biofuels in Canada 2023’ Report

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN Presswire/CBS42)  New report assesses Clean Fuel Regulations impact, shows significant ramp up in adoption of low carbon fuels -- Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) announced the release of the eighth annual Navius Research Biofuels in Canada (BIC) report, accompanied by detailed

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Post-2030: A Similar Trend as Ethanol in U.S. Road Transport?

by Phillipe Marchand (Transport Energy Strategies) ... The EU ReFuel EU Aviation regulation to mandate SAF incorporation looks solid, promoting a fast-escalating mandate between 2025 and 2050, in line with the urgency to reach net zero emissions in 2050. The HEFA pathway, transforming

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SATORP Completes MENA Region’s First Conversion of UCO into SAF

(Biofuels International)  SATORP completes MENA region’s first conversion of UCO into SAF  --  SATORP, a platform jointly owned by Aramco (62.5 %) and TotalEnergies (37.5 %), has for the first time in the region successfully converted used cooking oil through coprocessing into

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Honeywell Offers Renewable Fuels Technologies to Refiners in Asia Pacific

(Honeywell) Honeywell today announced the availability of technologies and digital solutions to enable customers in Asia Pacific to produce renewable fuels from multiple sources of renewable feedstocks. Refiners are facing market changes as the drive toward sustainability accelerates to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

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Bangchak Readies Jet Biofuel

(Bangkok Post) Biofuel for aircraft, known as sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), is expected to become popular in the industry once the product debuts next year, says SET-listed energy conglomerate Bangchak Corporation, which has diversified into the SAF business. The firm is building

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When It All Matters

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) In August, the American Coalition for Ethanol held its 36th Annual Conference, themed “Everything Counts,” featuring speakers covering topics ranging from selling higher blends of ethanol to export markets and decarbonization.  Members of ACE leadership, Dave

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Biofuel Production Gaining Traction for Energy Transition, Says GlobalData

(GlobalData) Renewable fuels are biofuels that are produced using advanced biomass such as wastes from agriculture, forestry, food processing, and non-edible crops. These are rapidly gaining popularity among refiners globally due to their potential role in the global energy transition, when

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Judge Halts Major Bay Area Refinery Project for State Environmental Review

by Natalie Hanson (Courthouse News Service) Phillips 66 cannot begin operations at a new California biofuel refinery until Contra Costa County fixes flaws in an environmental analysis of the project. -- Phillips 66 must halt a plan to start operating a new

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Repsol Begins Producing Renewable Hydrogen at Petronor

(Repsol) • Repsol has started up its first electrolyzer at the Petronor industrial center (Biscay, Spain). With an investment of 11 million euros, this renewable hydrogen has an industrial use in the refinery itself, reducing the carbon footprint of the products. The

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ADNOC First Company in the Middle East to Receive ISCC Certification to Produce Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(ADNOC) Milestone underscores ADNOC’s commitment to collaborating with its customers to accelerate their decarbonization journeys; Certification will enable ADNOC to supply SAF to the aviation industry, reinforcing its commitment to sustainability  --  ADNOC announced, today, its Ruwais Refinery has received International Sustainability Carbon

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Indian Refiner Seeks First Ethanol From Bamboo as Demand Swells

by Rakesh Sharma (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance)  India’s state-owned Numaligarh Refinery Ltd. says it’s set to pioneer the production of ethanol from bamboo in the country, with a refinery slated to open in December. The plant, located in the North Eastern states of Assam, is

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Govt Conducts First Biofuel-Powered Flight Test on Commercial Plane

by Yohana Belinda (The Jakarta Post)  The government conducted its first flight test for bio-aviation fuel (BAF) on Wednesday (October 5, 2023) using a commercial Boeing 737-800 aircraft operated by flag carrier Garuda Indonesia. The BAF used in the test was

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Catalytic Upgrading of Pyrolysis Products for SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A recent DOE project aims to Develop a technology pathway to convert woody biomass into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other biogenic products via catalytic fast pyrolysis (CFP) and hydrotreating. This research opens pathways for SAF production from forest resources

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How United and Other US Airlines Lost Momentum on Sustainable Jet Fuel

by Ben Elgin (Bloomberg) Despite soaring rhetoric, American carriers are far behind their European counterparts in implementing this climate fix. -- ... Only a half-dozen companies make commercial quantities of SAF, which accounts for about 0.1% of the world’s jet-fuel supply and costs at least

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Eni’s Africa Biofuel Feedstock Plan to Cost €700 Million

(BNN Bloomberg)  Eni SpA’s plan to set up plants to source approximately 700,000 tons of biofuel feedstock from Africa by 2026 will cost as much as €700 million ($735 million), according to a senior company official.  The plan has already received its

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Vale and Petrobras Sign Protocol of Intent to Accelerate the Development of Low-Carbon Solutions

(Vale)  Vale today signed a protocol of intent with Petrobras to develop low carbon solutions, taking advantage of the technical expertise of both companies and their synergies. The partnership is for a two-year period and will assess joint decarbonization opportunities,

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Carbon Recycling International (CRI) and Jiangsu Sailboat Start up World’s Most Efficient CO2-to-Methanol Plant

(Carbon Recycling International) • Carbon Recycling International (CRI) and Jiangsu Sailboat have successfully started up one of the world's most efficient CO2-to-methanol plants. The plant will recycle carbon dioxide and hydrogen waste streams from the wider petrochemical complex. These are emissions that would

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The UAE Holds a Major Oil and Gas Conference Just ahead of Hosting UN Climate Talks in Dubai

by Jon Gambrell (Associated Press) The Emirati president-designate of the upcoming United Nations COP28 climate talks urged oil and gas companies Monday to be “central to the solution” to fighting climate change, a message delivered even as the industry boosts its

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25 Bold Actions to Accelerate Global Bioeconomy Deployment: Results from the 9/22/23 Meet-up of the Bold Goals Action Group in Sydney

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Australia, at the initial meet-up of the global Bold Goals Action Group, leaders of the global bioeconomy, a “coalition of the willing”, established a draft of 25 Bold Actions that, if achieved by the various stakeholders in

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Mitsui to Invest in Renewable Diesel and SAF Production Business in Portugal

(Mitsui & Co.) Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenichi Hori) has agreed to invest in a renewable diesel (hydrotreated vegetable oil/HVO) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production business operated by Galp SGPS, S.A. ("Galp"), Portugal's

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OMV to Supply Air France-KLM with 2,000t Sustainable Aviation Fuel This Year

(OMV AG)  OMV and Air France-KLM committed to playing active role in reducing the aviation industry's carbon footprint; Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) enables Air France-KLM to purchase more than 300,000 metric tons of SAF from OMV by 2030; OMV the integrated energy, fuels

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Trafigura Selects IsoTherming® Technology for Grassroots Diesel Hydrotreater in Argentina

(Elessent Clean Technologies/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Elessent Clean Technologies announced in early September the signing of license and engineering contracts with Trafigura for the construction of a state-of-the-art IsoTherming® diesel hydrotreater at the Bahía Blanca Refinery in Argentina. The diesel hydrotreater is scaled

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Decarbonizing Refining: TotalEnergies Launches a Call for Tenders for the Supply of 500,000 Tons per Year of Green Hydrogen

(TotalEnergies/Business Wire)  As part of the drive to decarbonize its European refineries, TotalEnergies (Paris:TTE) (LSE:TTE) (NYSE:TTE) is launching a call for tenders for the supply of 500,000 tons per year of green hydrogen. The use of green hydrogen should avoid the

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Eni, LG Chem Explore Renewable Diesel, SAF Project Development in South Korea

(Eni/Biobased Diesel Daily)  South Korea’s leading chemicals producer LG Chem and Italian energy group Eni Sustainable Mobility jointly announced Sept. 14 that they are exploring the possibility to develop and operate a new biorefinery at LG Chem’s Daesan chemical complex, 80

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Lawsuits Initiated Against EPA on the Renewable Fuels Standard, Despite Rising Energy Prices

by Michelle Rook (AgWeb) Environmental and fossil fuel organizations have launched a series of lawsuits against the RFS which establish annual volume targets for various renewable fuels for 2023 through 2025.  Nine cases have been consolidated in the D.C. Circuit

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Brazil's Lula Launches 'Fuel of the Future' Program to Reduce Emissions

by Jeff Fick (S&P Global) Seeks to boost ethanol-gasoline blend; Implements national program for SAF; Will require airlines to cut emissions -- The administration of President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva launched its "Fuel of the Future" program in the government's latest effort to

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BP Commits to Germany with $11 Billion Low-Carbon Investment Push

by Christoph Steitz and Ron Bousso (Reuters)  Aims to decarbonize refineries, build hydrogen hub; 10 billion euro investment challenges rival utilities --  BP (BP.L) plans to invest up to 10 billion euros ($10.7 billion) in low-carbon fuels, renewables and EV charging in Germany by the

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Technip Energies to Supply Hydrogen Unit to bp SAF Project

by Erin Voegele (SAF Magazine) Technip Energies on Aug. 29 announced it has been awarded a contract to supply a hydrogen production unit to bp’s proposed sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel conversion project at its Kwinana refinery in Western

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Braya Partner Awarded Exclusive Rights to Develop Toqlukuti’k Wind-Hydrogen Project for Biorefinery

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  Braya Renewable Fuels announced Sept. 6 that its partner, ABO Wind, was awarded exclusive rights under a Crown-land award by the provincial government of Newfoundland and Labrador to pursue development of the Toqlukuti’k Wind and

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Brazil Eyes Tax Perks for Energy Sector, Sparking 'Green' vs Oil Debate

by Marcela Ayres (Reuters) Brazil's government aims to make more energy projects eligible for key tax benefits, however the main ministries involved disagree about whether to favor a "green" agenda or include oil projects and refineries, according to a senior official

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On Top of SAF: ... Topsoe Believes All Possible Pathways Are Needed—but for Most, Investment Costs Remain High.

by  Susanne Retka Schill (SAF Magazine) U.S. SAF goals are lofty. New tax credits provide real incentives. Multiple technologies are ready to roll. Opportunities lie ahead.  But the challenges are complex, Henrik Rasmussen, Topsoe’s managing director for the Americas, tells SAF Magazine.

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Refiners Drop Suit over RFS Compliance Schedule

(Inside EPA) Small refiners have abandoned their lawsuit against EPA’s revised timeline for compliance with renewable fuel standard (RFS) biofuel blending volumes, following their loss in a closely related case that addressed many of the same arguments over the allegedly compressed

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Verde Clean Fuels Announces Carbon Capture Agreement for Renewable Gasoline Plant in California

(Verde Clean Fuels/Business Wire) Project aims to produce approximately 7MM gallons of renewable gasoline and sequester over 100,000 metric tons of CO2 per annum by 2027 -- Verde Clean Fuels (“Verde”) (Nasdaq: VGAS), a company focused on becoming the leading supplier of

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UKPIA Changes Name to Reflect Move towards More Sustainable Fuels

(Fuels Industry UK)  The downstream oil sector’s leading trade body today begins its new phase as Fuels Industry UK to demonstrate its evolving remit to champion low carbon fuels as well as traditional petroleum products. Previously known as the United Kingdom Petroleum

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ScanOcean and Neste Launch New Co-processed DMA MGO Bunker Fuel

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Sweden, Ship & Bunker report ScanOcean and Neste have expanded their collaboration to include a new co-processed DMA MGO bunker fuel that reduces GHG emissions by 80% compared to purely fossil fuel DMA MGO. The fossil

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Exclusive: Phillips 66, ADM in Talks on Biofuels Joint Venture - Sources

by Stephanie Kelly, Karl Plume and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  U.S. oil refiner Phillips 66 (PSX.N) and grain trader Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM.N) are discussing a biofuels joint venture with an aim toward producing lower-carbon jet fuel, three people familiar with the matter said. The oil and corn-based ethanol

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CCS Brings Health Savings by Cutting Pollution — Report

by Carlos Anchondo (Politico Pro Energywire) A study analyzed the benefits of capturing pollutants from 54 facilities across seven industries. -- Carbon capture at industrial and power generation facilities across the United States could deliver billions of dollars in health savings by

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Two-Day Webinar Series: Biocarbon Incorporation into Transportation Fuels via Co-processing in Refineries --- September 20 and 27, 2023 --- ONLINE Presentations Available to Download and Listen

Co-processing of biogenic feedstocks within the existing petroleum infrastructure represents an opportunity to incorporate large volumes of bio-carbon into transportation fuels. However, upgrading intermediate liquids from biomass and waste to final products efficiently and economically, while minimizing impacts to existing

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Passing Static Test, Pertamina Continues Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Development

(Pertamina)  Pertamina, as the national energy company, continues to develop environmentally friendly fuel innovations, one of which is the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) development for commercial aircraft. Pertamina has successfully conducted static tests of SAF on CFM56-7B jet engines commonly used

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Construction Underway on Imperial’s Renewable Diesel Facility near Edmonton, Alberta

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  In its second-quarter financials released July 28, Imperial, Canada’s largest petroleum refiner, said the renewable diesel project at its Strathcona refinery near Edmonton, Alberta, passed a significant milestone during the quarter. In May, key contractors were

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Garuda Indonesia Set to Conduct First Biofuel-Powered Flight Test

by Vincent Fabian Thomas (The Jakarta Post)  Garuda Indonesia plans to conduct a flight test using bio-aviation fuel (BAF) produced by state-owned oil and gas giant Pertamina, the flag carrier has announced in a statement on Tuesday. The BAF, developed in

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Hawaii’s Clean Energy Transition Faces Steep Hurdles, Study Finds

by Paula Dobbyn (Honolulu Civil Beat) Some industries, especially transportation, face unique challenges in weaning off fossil fuels. -- Aggressive action must be taken by all sectors of the state’s economy if Hawaii wants to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045

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Repsol Will Invest 120 Million to Transform a Plant in Puertollano to Produce Biodiesel

(La Vanguardia/Servimedia (Google Translation)) Repsol is going to invest 120 million euros to transform a unit of its plant in Puertollano (Ciudad Real) with the aim of producing biodiesel from 2025. ... Repsol's plans are to reach a production of 200,000 tons

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IndianOil and Praj Seal Deal for Building Biofuel Production Capacities in India

(Biofuels International) Indian Oil Corporation (IndianOil) and Praj Industries have signed a term sheet to advance plans to strengthen biofuels production capacities in India. Various biofuels covered under this MoU include sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), ethanol, compressed biogas (CBG), biodiesel and bio-bitumen

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Mitsui and Taiyo Oil to Commence Joint Study on the Production of SAF in Japan

(Mitsui) Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenichi Hori) and Taiyo Oil Co., Ltd. ("Taiyo Oil", Head Office: Tokyo, Representative Member of the Board, President and CEO: Yutaka Oka) have agreed to conduct a joint study

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Growth Energy Sides with EPA, Calls Out Oil Industry in RFS Case Brief

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuels trade association, filed an amicus brief this week in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in The San Antonio Refinery, LLC, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The case pertains

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Groups Win Legal Challenges to Massive Bay Area Biofuel Refinery Projects

(Center for Biological Diversity)  Flawed Reviews Downplayed Harms to Communities, Environment -- Communities for a Better Environment and the Center for Biological Diversity won legal victories today over Contra Costa County’s approval of two proposed biofuel refinery conversions in the Bay Area.

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The Race to Invent a Greener Jet Fuel

by  Ted Anton (Wall Street Journal) With airlines striving to reduce emissions, companies are working to turn beef fat, vegetable oil and carbon waste into sustainable fuels -- Sustainable aviation fuels are approaching a breakthrough moment. Made mostly from agricultural, food and industrial

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Why Islanders Are Paying More for Gas under New Regulations

by Laura Chapin and Carolyn Ryan (CBC News)  New regulations end up rewarding drivers who use ethanol blends not available here -- Prince Edward Islanders are paying more under the new federal clean fuel regulations in part because ethanol isn't mixed into

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Lukoil Testing Algae-Based Biodiesel at Bulgarian Refinery, Selling Fuel from Waste in Finland

(Interfax)  Lukoil is studying possibilities for developing and producing new energy products, the Russian oil company said in a sustainability report for 2022. A project for experimental production of third-generation biofuel (biodiesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)) based on AlgenCrude, which is

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Lummis Releases Bill to Ease Refineries' Biofuel Costs

by Marc Heller (Politico Pro) The Wyoming Republican proposes a mathematical tweak to the renewable fuel standard, giving small refineries a break on credits they buy to show compliance. -- A Wyoming senator dissatisfied with the renewable fuel standard's treatment

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Portugal's Environment Agency Greenlights Galp Biodiesel, Biojet Plant

by Sergio Goncalves (Reuters)  Portugal’s environment regulator on Monday said it had approved a project by Portuguese oil company Galp to launch an industrial-scale plant to produce biodiesel and biojet fuel using cooking oils at its Sines refinery. Galp aims to launch

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EPA Denies Small Refinery Petitions

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  On Friday, EPA announced its decision denying 26 petitions seeking small refinery exemptions (SREs) from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for one or more of the compliance years between 2016 and 2023. Consistent with the April and July 2022

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E.U.’s ‘Green’ Hydrogen Rules May Shape American Industry

by David Iaconangelo (E&E News Energywire) The European Union’s definition of “green” hydrogen is emerging as a potential model for the U.S., with global repercussions for emissions, trade and production of the fuel. Europe’s plan also is shaking up a debate over

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Renewable Diesel’s Uncertain Future

by Jacqueline Holland (Farm Progress) Farmers and the rest of the world want green energy. Is the U.S. government standing in the way? -- Greg Anderson was disheartened when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced 2023-25 biofuel blending volumes in June. The

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Sen. Coons Co-sponsors Bill Aimed at Helping Indie Refineries Deal with Costly RIN Ethanol System

(Delaware Business Now) U.S. Sens. Chris Coons, D-DE, and Bob Casey, D-PA, joined with House members in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in sponsoring legislation aimed at dealing with the system for monitoring the refining of ethanol. A coalition of independent refineries, including

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Biofuel, Farm, Fuel Marketer Groups Urge Fairness in Tailpipe Emissions Standards

(Renewable Fuels Association) America’s farmers, fuel marketers and retailers, and renewable fuel producers today called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt a market-oriented, technology-neutral approach to transportation decarbonization in its upcoming final tailpipe emissions standards for 2027-2032 light- and

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Renewable Diesel 101

by Jim Mladenik (Stillwater Associates)  Renewable diesel (RD) is the fastest-growing biofuel in America. It is also the fastest-growing way to reduce carbon emissions from transportation vehicles in California. This article is a basic introduction to RD that explains how it

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Germany: TotalEnergies and VNG Join Forces on Green Hydrogen to Decarbonize the Leuna Refinery

(TotalEnergies)  TotalEnergies and VNG, a German natural gas distribution company, have signed an agreement to initiate the future supply of green hydrogen to the Leuna refinery operated by TotalEnergies. Under the agreement, green hydrogen will be produced from renewable electricity

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Malaysia Airlines Secures Large Scale SAF Supply at Kuala Lumpur Airport

(Aviation Week) The Malaysia Airlines Group (MAG) has reached an agreement to purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use in its flights from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). Malaysian oil and gas giant Petronas Dagangan Berhad will supply the airline

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MAIRE's Subsidiaries Awarded New Biofuel Contracts

by Bella Weetch (Hydrocarbon Engineering) ...  The pre-treatment plant, to be installed inside the Plock Refinery in Central Poland, shall process vegetable oils, used cooking oils and animal fats to produce renewable diesel (also known as hydrotreated vegetable oil, or HVO)

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Neste Decides to Invest in Liquefied Waste Plastic Upgrading Unit at Its Porvoo Refinery

(Neste) Neste has made the final investment decision to commence construction of upgrading facilities for liquefied plastic waste at its Porvoo refinery in Finland. With the investment of 111 million euros, Neste will build the capacity to upgrade 150,000 tons of

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Next Step towards Sustainable Air Freight: DHL Global Forwarding Partners with IAG Cargo to Enable Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(DHL)  • DHL Global Forwarding and IAG Cargo sign a contract for the purchase of 11.5 million liters of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) emissions reductions. SAF are a crucial part of DHL’s GoGreen Plus service, allowing DHL and their customers

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Federal Hydrogen Program Is Cutting Out Local Groups, Threatening Climate Goals, Advocates Say

by Nicholas Kusnetz (Inside Climate News) Environmental groups sent a letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm warning that a lack of transparency in an $8 billion clean hydrogen program leaves communities “entirely in the dark.” --As a key piece of

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Podcast Preview with Bruce Fleming, Montana Renewables

by Anna Simet (Biodiesel Magazine) Season 2, Episode 2, of the Biodiesel Magazine podcast caught up with Bruce Fleming, executive vice president of Montana Renewables, a newly online renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel producer. BDM: Tell us about Montana Renewables and what

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The EPA Faces Questions About Its Approval of a Plastic-Based Fuel With an Astronomical Cancer Risk

by Sharon Lerner (ProPublica) The Environmental Protection Agency is facing a lawsuit filed by a community group and questions from a U.S. senator over the agency’s approval of fuels made from discarded plastic under a program it touted as “climate-friendly.” The new

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Government of Canada Announces Support to Grow the Newfoundland and Labrador Clean Fuels Sector and Create Middle-Class Jobs

(Natural Resources Canada) The Government of Canada is helping businesses and workers across the country seize the economic opportunities associated with the global drive for clean growth — delivering good, middle-class jobs, strong local economies and clean air for generations to come. Today, the

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Iberia Airport Services and Repsol Use Renewable Fuel in Handling Activities at Bilbao Airport

(Iberia) • It is the first time that this type of sustainable fuel is used in a Spanish airport for handling activities Over the next month, both companies will use this net zero emissions fuel, produced from Petronor waste, for

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BP to Use Honeywell's Ecofining™ Technology to Increase Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Worldwide

(Honeywell/PR Newswire) Honeywell technology to be deployed at five new sustainable aviation fuel projects across the U.S., Australia, and Europe; Flexible design enables same solution to be used across various locations, maximizing cost-efficiency, and minimizing time to market Honeywell (NASDAQ: HON) today

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Neste Starts to Use Lower-Emission Marine Fuel in Two Vessels Transporting Renewable Diesel to Sweden

(Neste)  Over 90% of the world’s trade is carried by sea, making maritime transport essential to the global economy. The International Maritime Organization has set ambitious targets for the maritime sector to reduce its emissions to combat climate change. From May

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BPCL Plans Trials to See if Diesel Spiked with Ethanol Can Be a Commercially Viable Proposition

(The Indian Express) The world’s third-largest consumer of crude oil, India depends on imports to meet over 85 per cent of its oil requirement, leading to massive foreign exchange spending -- Government-owned refiner and fuel retailer Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) plans

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Can We Replace All Crude Oil within 20 Years with Cellulosic Liquid Hydrocarbons?

by Charles Forsberg and Bruce Dale (Biofuels Digest)  In the United States, crude oil products provide 48% of the total energy to the final customer: residential, commercial, industrial and transportation. Replacement of crude oil products (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, chemical feed

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Bangchak and THAI Sign MoU on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

(Bangchak)  Pativat Tivasasit, Chief Operation Officer, Refinery Business Group, Bangchak Corporation Public Company Limited presided over the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the exchange of technical knowledge and expertise on the use of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) between

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Global Clean Energy’s Richard Palmer on Camelina: Is It the Wonder Crop for Renewable Fuels?

(Propane.com/Path to Zero)  This episode features a deep discussion on the game-changing crop, Camelina, which is quickly becoming a popular feedstock for renewable fuels production. Tucker welcomes the head of the world’s leading developer of camelina. Richard Palmer is CEO

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OMV Petrom Cuts Carbon Intensity of Operations in 2022 by 11%

(OMV/Biobased Diesel Daily)  OMV Petrom, the largest integrated energy company in southeastern Europe, has published its sustainability report for 2022. It provides an overview of the economic, environmental and social impact of OMV Petrom’s operations, as well as the commitments and progress

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California Gov. Newsom Visits World Energy’s Renewable Diesel, SAF Plant near Los Angeles

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) California Gov. Gavin Newsom visited World Energy’s Paramount, California, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility May 1 to spotlight California’s transition to clean fuels and broader commitment to green jobs. The World Energy site

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PBF Begins Commissioning Renewable Diesel Unit at Chalmette Refinery in Louisiana

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  Construction on PBF Energy’s 306-million-gallon-per-year renewable diesel production unit co-located with the company’s Chalmette refinery in Louisiana has reached mechanical completion, the company announced in its first-quarter financials. The project, which includes a repurposed hydrocracker and

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Greasezilla Ramps Up Production of Low Carbon Intensity Waste Feedstock for Biofuels Industry

(Greasezilla/Downey Ridge Environmental Company/PR Zen)  As a proven leader in FOG separation and waste reduction, Greasezilla is making its mark on the renewable fuels industry. -- Downey Ridge Environmental Company's rapid expansion of GreasezillaTM fats, oils and grease (FOG) separation and

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Industry Fundamentals Training --- Various Dates through December 2023 --- Singapore, Dubai, other locations

(S&P Global Commodity Insights) As markets evolve and industries change, it is more important than ever to have a good understanding of the complex interaction of technology, economics, and markets that drives profitability within the global energy and chemical industry. Our

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Hawaii Oil Refinery Investing $90 Million to Produce Renewable Diesel, SAF by 2025

(Par Pacific Holdings/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Par Pacific Holdings Inc. announced plans April 27 to invest approximately $90 million to develop the state’s largest liquid renewable fuels manufacturing facility at its Kapolei refinery. The project relies on the Kapolei refinery’s highly experienced

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