Honeywell has announced that CVR Renewables CVL LLC will utilize its Ecofining technology in its evaluation of a potential project that would produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable diesel and other products.
Novozymes, a global leader in biosolutions, marks a significant milestone in the renewable diesel and SAF industry with the launch of Quara LowP, an enzymatic solution designed to transform the feedstock pre-treatment process.
Eni and Saipem on Nov. 6 signed an agreement for the development of biorefining. The agreement supports the development of biorefineries for the production of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Southwest Airlines Co. on Nov. 2 announced an offtake agreement with USA BioEnergy LLC for up to 680 million gallons of neat sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered over a 20-year period from USA Bioenergy’s proposed facility in Texas.
CVR Energy Inc. processed a record volume of renewable feedstock at its Wynnewood refinery during Q4. The facility’s feedstock pretreatment unit is nearing mechanical completion and CVR is continuing to evaluate the possibility of producing SAF.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., on Oct. 26 announced the introduction of a bill that aims to update the USDA’s Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Products Assistance loan guarantee program.
Seventy industry leaders covering nearly the entire supply chain for SAF, including major airlines, are calling on the Biden Administration to recognize the GREET model as a “similar methodology” for purposes of the IRA’s SAF tax credit.
Phillips 66 has confirmed the renewables conversion of its refinery in Rodeo, California, is progressing on schedule with startup expected in Q1 2024. Once fully operational, the facility will have the capacity to produce 800 MMgy of renewable fuels.
Valero Energy Corp. released Q3 financial results on Oct. 26, reporting significantly higher earnings and production volumes for its ethanol segment. Renewable diesel sales volumes were also up and the company’s SAF project remains on schedule.
Neste Corp. released third quarter financial results on Oct. 26, reporting a 40 percent increase in comparable EBITDA for its Renewable Products segment. Margins and sales volumes for renewable diesel and SAF were also up.
The call for presentation abstracts for the 17th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, produced by Biomass Magazine, is now open. The event will take place March 4-6, 2024, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia.
Rolls-Royce on Oct. 18 announced the successful completion of a series of tests with 100 percent sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on its latest generation of business aviation engines, the Pearl 15 and the Pearl 10X.
Nearly 1.95 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in September, up from 1.73 billion generated during the same month of 2022, according to data released by the U.S. EPA. Total RIN generation for the first nine months of 2023 was at 17.41 billion.
Technip Energies on Oct. 5 announced it has been awarded engineering, procurement services and construction management (EPsCm) contracts by Galp for a SAF, renewable diesel and green hydrogen project under development in Portugal.
The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced $16.7 million in funding for five projects to advance the production of affordable biofuels and biochemicals that will significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.
In an aviation industry first, VoltAero has flown the proprietary electric-hybrid powertrain for its Cassio family of aircraft with 100 percent sustainable provided by TotalEnergies. The fuel, Excellium Racing 100, is made from ethanol.
Yield10 Bioscience Inc. announced that the harvest of a majority of the winter and spring camelina grain produced under grower contracts in 2022/2023 has been completed and the company is generating revenue from feedstock delivery.
Operable biofuels production capacity in the U.S. expanded slightly in July, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 29. Feedstock consumption was up when compared to both the previous month and July 2022.
Emirates has announced an agreement with Shell Aviation for the supply of over 300,000 gallons of blended SAF for use at the airline’s international hub in Dubai. The first SAF delivery under the agreement is expected to commence this year.
ADM and Syngenta Group have signed an MOU to collaborate in scaling research and commercialization of low carbon-intensity next-generation oilseeds and improved varieties to help meet skyrocketing demand for biofuels and sustainably sourced products.
Neste has expanded its capability to supply renewable fuels to customers on the West Coast of the U.S. in cooperation with Vopak. The company commissioned terminal capacity at Vopak’s Los Angeles terminal for storing SAF and renewable diesel.
Portugal-based energy company Galp SGPS S.A. and Japan-based Mitsui & Co. Ltd. on Sept. 25 announced plans to form a joint venture that will develop renewable diesel and SAF capacity at Galp’s existing refinery in Sines, Portugal.
The USDA maintained its forecast for 2023-’24 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest WASDE report, released Sept. 12. The estimate for 2022-’23 soybean oil use in biofuel production was revised up.
Gevo Inc. has finalized and executed a notice of grant and agreement award with the USDA for a Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant of up to $30 million for Gevo's Climate-Smart Farm-to-Flight Program.
LanzaTech U.K. Ltd, a subsidiary of LanzaTech Global Inc. has announced the next stage of consultation on its proposed industrial facility to turn ethanol into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The consultation is open through Sept. 13.