Biodiesel Production

February 26, 2021

REG produces record 519 million gallons of biofuel in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleRenewable Energy Group Inc. released third quarter financial results on Feb. 25, reporting the company produced a record volume of biofuel in 2020. Company officials also detailed adjustments it is making to correct an error related to fuel blending. READ MORE

February 25, 2021

EPA: 1.4 billion RINs generated in January

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that more than 1.4 billion RINs were generated during the month, down from 1.57 billion generated during the same month of 2020. READ MORE

February 24, 2021

Cielo announces purchase commitment for renewable diesel

BY Cielo Waste Solutions Cielo Waste Solutions has announced its first significant sale of renewable fuels with a purchase commitment for 900,000 liters (238,000 gallons) of renewable diesel at CAD$1.67/liter for an aggregate purchase price of CAD $1.5 million. READ MORE

February 22, 2021

USDA predicts growth in biodiesel, renewable diesel and SAF

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA predicts that 8.6 billion pounds of soybean oil will go to biodiesel production annually by 2030, up from 8.15 billion pounds in 2021-'22, according to data released by the agency as part of its long-term agricultural projections. READ MORE

February 18, 2021

Calumet to produce renewable diesel at Montana refinery

BY Erin VoegeleCalumet Specialty Products Partners L.P. on Feb. 16 announced plans to produce renewable diesel at its petroleum refinery in Great Falls, Montana. The company is expected to discuss the project during its fourth quarter earnings call on March 3. READ MORE

February 17, 2021

Maire Tecnimont announces South American renewable diesel project

BY Maire Tecnimont S.p.A. Maire Tecnimont, through its subsidiary NextChem and Essential Energy USA Corp., on Feb. 15 executed a front-end engineering design contract as well as a memorandum of understanding for the construction of a renewable diesel plant in South America. READ MORE

February 16, 2021

Fulcrum announces plans to develop SAF biorefinery in the UK

BY Erin VoegeleFulcrum BioEnergy Ltd. on Feb. 16 announced plans to develop a 30 MMgy sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant at Essar Oil (UK) Ltd.’s refinery near Liverpool, England. The project could be operational as soon as 2025. READ MORE

February 15, 2021

Iowa biofuel standard would create jobs, grow economy

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation recently introduced in Iowa that aims to establish a state biofuels standard would create more than 3,500 new jobs and generate nearly $550 million in household income by 2026, according to a study released by the IRFA on Feb. 15. READ MORE

February 15, 2021

EIA predicts gradual increase in biofuel use through 2050

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration released its Annual Energy Outlook 2021 (AEO2021) on Feb. 3, predicting that the consumption of biofuels as a share of the domestic fuel mix will gradually increase through 2050. READ MORE