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March 23, 2023

In Depth: Strategizing for a Smooth Landing

BY Kevin O'Neil The industry must explore new avenues to meet the growing demand for sustainable aviation fuels. READ MORE

March 23, 2023

2023 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo releases agenda

BY BBI International Ethanol Producer Magazine announced this week the preliminary agenda for the 2023 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) taking place June 12-14, 2023 at the CHI Health Center in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

March 22, 2023

Scoular invests in oilseed crush facility to serve biofuel market

BY Scoular Scoular has announced it will recommission the former sunflower crush plant outside of Goodland, Kansas, that it purchased in 2021. The company will retrofit the facility to crush soybeans and canola for use as renewable diesel and SAF feedstock. READ MORE

March 22, 2023

In Depth: SAF in the Big Sky State

BY Susanne Retka Schill Calumet’s Montana Renewables has set sights on optimizing renewable jet output to be North America’s largest producer. READ MORE

March 21, 2023

Biden, Vilsack and Regan celebrate National Agriculture Day

BY Erin VoegelePresident Joe Biden has proclaimed March 21 as National Agriculture Day. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Administrator Michael Regan issued comments recognizing the ag community for it work to provide the U.S. with food, fuel and fiber. READ MORE

March 21, 2023

DOE offers $14M to optimize production of biofuels, biochemicals

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy on March 21 announced $14 million in funding to support and optimize the production of affordable biofuels and biochemicals while significantly reducing carbon emissions. READ MORE

March 21, 2023

In Depth: Against the Odds

BY Katie Schroeder Continuing down the path where many have floundered, LanzaTech’s momentum is undeniable. READ MORE

March 20, 2023

Yield10 announces new camelina offtake agreement

BY Erin VoegeleYield10 Bioscience Inc. announced progress towards commercializing camelina as a feedstock for low carbon-intensity biofuels, including a new offtake agreement with a third-party crusher/refiner customer, during a Q4 earning call on March 14. READ MORE

March 20, 2023

Neste: Finnair reduces CO2 emissions with SAF

BY Neste Corp. Finnair has purchased 750 tons of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel from Neste to reduce the carbon emissions from flights departing from Helsinki Airport in Finland. The airline aims to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. READ MORE

March 19, 2023

In Depth: Challenge Accepted

BY Anna SimetSigned just over a year ago, the U.S. SAF Grand Challenge will require an all-hands-on-deck effort to reach goals. READ MORE

March 19, 2023

In Depth: Maximizing the Value in SAF

BY Todd Becker Through optimal business strategy, innovative technology and a firm grasp on the market, Green Plains is leading the charge into alcohol-to-jet. READ MORE

March 18, 2023

Opinion: Operation SAF has Commenced

BY Anna SimetWe couldn’t be prouder to deliver the inaugural issue of SAF Magazine, and from hurdles to success, we look forward to reporting on the progress made toward decarbonizing the global aviation sector. READ MORE

March 17, 2023

NREL: Regional analysis can help accelerate deployment of SAF

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Reserachers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory are evaluating the regional variables associated with deploying sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), including a case study of Chicago O’Hare International Airport. READ MORE

March 17, 2023

DOE announces $590 million to increase bioenergy research

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. DOE has announced $590 million to renew its four existing Bioenergy Research Centers. This funding will help support the DOE's research into the next generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy. READ MORE

March 16, 2023

EPA: 1.72 billion RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on March 16 released data showing that nearly 1.72 billion renewable identification number (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in February, up from 1.54 billion generated during the same month of 2022. READ MORE

March 16, 2023

Air Greenland signs SAF deal with DCC & Shell Aviation Denmark

BY Air Greenland With a historic agreement on aviation fuel made from bio-waste, Air Greenland is taking a major step in the company's ambition to fly more sustainably and at the same time become an international leader. READ MORE

March 15, 2023

Calumet: SAF production at Montana biorefinery to begin in April

BY Erin VoegeleCalumet has announced the renewable diesel unit at its Montana Renewables biorefinery operated well during Q4. Additional renewable hydrogen production capacity, a feedstock pretreatment unit and SAF capacity will be opertional soon. READ MORE

March 15, 2023

Corteva, Bunge, Chevron partner on winter canola production

BY Corteva Inc. Corteva Inc., Bunge and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. have announced commercial collaboration to introduce proprietary winter canola hybrids that produce plant-based oil with a lower carbon profile for use as biofuel feedstock. READ MORE

March 14, 2023

JetBlue, Shell Aviation bring new supply of SAF to LAX

BY JetBlue JetBlue and Shell Aviation on March 14 announced a new collaboration bringing additional supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), targeting commencement of delivery in the first half of 2023. READ MORE

March 13, 2023

Bill aims to create clean transportation standard in Minnesota

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation currently pending in Minnesota aims to establish a clean transportation standard that would require the state’s transportation fuels to achieve 100 percent reduction in carbon intensity (CI) by 2050. READ MORE

March 13, 2023

Aemetis reports 21% increase in revenues for 2022

BY Erin VoegeleAemetis Inc. released Q4 results on March 9, reporting full year revenues were up 21 percent when compared to 2021. During an earnings call, company officials discussed ongoing projects related to ethanol, RNG and SAF production. READ MORE

March 13, 2023

Viridos raises $25 million for algae-based biofuels

BY Viridos Inc. Viridos Inc., an algae biofuel company focused on algae-based jet and diesel fuel, has raised a $25 million Series A equity investment led by Breakthrough Energy Ventures (BEV) and joined by Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and United Airlines Ventures. READ MORE

March 10, 2023

Gevo provides update on Net Zero, RNG projects in Q4 report

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. released Q4 results on March 9, confirming that the company’s Net Zero 1 project in South Dakota remains on schedule for startup in 2025. Gevo said its RNG project continues to ramp up operations, while its Minnesota biorefinery is idle. READ MORE

March 09, 2023

Vertimass launches series C fundraising

BY Vertimass Vertimass has launched a Series C investment opportunity with the goal of establishing a commercialization platform for its breakthrough biofuel technology for the production of jet, diesel, gasoline, and LPG fuels from biomass. READ MORE

March 08, 2023

USDA maintains 2022-’23 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA maintained its forecast for 2022-’23 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest WASDE report, released March 8. The agency also slightly reduced its outlook for season-average soybean oil prices. READ MORE

March 08, 2023

Air bp sells first ISCC EU SAF produced at Castellon refinery

BY Air bp Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, has announced the first sale of International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) EU SAF from bp’s Castellon refinery in Spain. READ MORE

March 08, 2023

Ag Energy Coalition advocates for strong Farm Bill energy funding

BY Agriculture Energy Coalition On the inaugural National Biobased Products Day, the Agriculture Energy Coalition released a letter to Senate and House Agriculture Committee leaders urging them to preserve funding for Farm Bill energy title programs. READ MORE

March 08, 2023

USDA celebrates inaugural National Biobased Products Day

BY USDA The USDA on March 8 kicked off the inaugural National Biobased Products Day and highlighted the accomplishments of people and organizations working to improve sustainability within the federal government. READ MORE

March 07, 2023

United launches consumer education campaign on SAF

BY United Airlines United Airlines on March 2 named Sesame Street's Oscar the Grouch as its first chief trash officer as part of a new consumer education campaign designed to promote the expected benefit of using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) more broadly. READ MORE

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