SAF Coalition Welcomes President’s Remarks

Cindy Zimmerman

The Business Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel was pleased to hear President Joe Biden’s support for the goal of increasing SAF production when he spoke last week at an ethanol plant in Iowa. “I’ve set a goal of zero-carbon for aviation sector, for example, by 2050. I’ve spoken with the leading heads of all major airlines. It’s going to require …

advanced biofuels, aviation biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Sustainability

Canola Oil Proposed as Advanced Biofuel Feedstock

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing to approve Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pathways for biofuels produced from canola/rapeseed oil. The agency issued a proposed notice of rulemaking this week and is providing an opportunity for comment on the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) analysis of these pathways. EPA’s assessment considers diesel, jet fuel, heating oil, naphtha, and liquefied petroleum gas …

advanced biofuels, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, biojet fuel, canola, Clean Fuels Alliance

Clean Fuels Participates in Ag Day on the Mall

Cindy Zimmerman

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and over three dozen partner organizations, including Clean Fuels Alliance America, hosted the inaugural Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall outside the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) headquarters this week, highlighting America’s agriculture innovators. More than 16,000 visitors attended the two-day festival and engaged with hands-on educational displays about modern agriculture. …

advanced biofuels, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance

Iowa Biofuel Supporters Rally at Capitol for Access Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Over 200 Iowa biofuels supporters rallied at the Iowa State Capitol rotunda Wednesday to show support for the Iowa Biofuels Access Bill. The bill, proposed by Governor Kim Reynolds, would increase consumer access to higher biofuel blends including 20% biodiesel (B20) and E15 ethanol, as well as increasing infrastructure cost share for retailers. Iowa Biodiesel Board executive director Grant Kimberley …

advanced biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels

Volkswagen Researching Ethanol-Based Fuel Cells

Cindy Zimmerman

Volkswagen has a vision for how ethanol can help achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner, which includes research on reforming ethanol to create hydrogen for fuel cells. “It’s not about technology, it’s about what you put as fuel into the car,” said Pablo Di Si, Executive Chairman, Volkswagen Latin America, during an address at the National Ethanol Conference …

advanced biofuels, Audio, Car Makers, Ethanol, Ethanol News, National Ethanol Conference, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

Chevron Announces Agreement to Acquire REG

Cindy Zimmerman

Chevron Corporation and Renewable Energy Group, Inc. announced today a definitive agreement under which Chevron will acquire the outstanding shares of REG in an all-cash transaction valued at $3.15 billion, or $61.50 per share. The acquisition combines REG’s growing renewable fuels production and leading feedstock capabilities with Chevron’s large manufacturing, distribution and commercial marketing position. “REG was a founder of …

advanced biofuels, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, REG, renewable diesel

REG Makes Strategic European Investments

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. announced a couple of strategic European investments this week. First, REG will install a state-of-the-art pretreatment facility in Germany, enabling the company to refine some of the lowest carbon intensity, hardest to convert waste fats and oils for bio-based diesel production. The project is located on the North Sea harbor of Emden, Germany at the border …

advanced biofuels, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, REG, renewable diesel

Clean Fuels Comments on EPA RFS Proposals

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America submitted comments supporting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to deny pending small refinery exemptions while asking for certainty regarding proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Volume Standards for 2020, 2021 and 2022. Clean Fuels expressed particular concern with EPA’s triggering “reset” authority and proposals for regulating biointermediates. Kurt Kovarik, Clean Fuels’ Vice President of Federal Affairs, writes …

advanced biofuels, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, EPA

Coalition Urges RFS Update for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

Membersof the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel are urging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to provide greater opportunities for the development of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan in response to a request for comments on a proposed RFS rule, the Business Aviation Coalition for …

advanced biofuels, aviation biofuels, EPA

Clean Fuels in the Age of Decarbonization

Carrie Muehling

Biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel can work together to provide solutions for decarbonization. A panel at the 2022 National Biodiesel Conference and Expo discussed ways the industry can begin to meet the needs of growing and expanding markets when it comes to reducing carbon. One key message was shared by Gary Louis of Seaboard Energy. “We realize, as …

advanced biofuels, Audio, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, Clean Fuels Alliance