RFA Supports Challenge to EU Maritime Fuel Regulation

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association has filed a petition to support a legal challenge brought by European ethanol producers against the European Union FuelEU Maritime Regulation, which considers crop-based biofuels to have the same emission factors as the least favorable fossil fuel pathway and effectively bans the use of renewable, crop-based marine fuels as a tool for decarbonizing the maritime sector. …

advanced biofuels, Carbon, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

Ag and Food Summit Features SAF Discussion

Cindy Zimmerman

Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) was the topic of two panels at Monday’s “2024 Ag & Food Policy Summit: Revitalizing Rural Revenues” in Washington D.C. and there was a lot of discussion surrounding the GREET model, changes in the RFS, carbon sequestration, corn ethanol, and new feedstocks. Alder Renewables CEO Tim Obitts says agriculture holds the key to the future for …

advanced biofuels, Audio, aviation biofuels, biojet fuel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, SAF

New Assessment Shows Soy Carbon Footprint is Lower

Cindy Zimmerman

A new Life Cycle Assessment conducted by Sustainable Solutions Corporation (SSC) for the United Soybean Board (USB) and the National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) finds a significant reduction in the lifecycle carbon footprint for U.S. soy. According to the assessment, there is a 22% decrease in the carbon footprint associated with U.S. production of crude soy oil, which translates into …

advanced biofuels, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Soybeans, USB

EPA Data Shows Clean Fuels Industry’s Record Growth

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America this week welcomed the release of Public Data for the Renewable Fuel Standard by the Environmental Protection Agency, including final production volumes for 2023. EPA’s data shows that U.S. production of biomass-based diesel – including biodiesel, renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and heating oil – reached 4 billion gallons in 2023. Both domestic production and …

advanced biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, biomass, Clean Fuels Alliance, RFS

Clean Fuels Alliance America Launches New Podcast

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America is launching a new podcast covering all aspects of the biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel industries. Clean Fuels CEO Donnell Rehagen says the “Better. Cleaner. Now! Podcast” provides a unique opportunity to dive deeper into the clean fuels industry and expertise from Clean Fuels’ program managers. “This project really has been a labor of …

advanced biofuels, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance, renewable diesel, SAF

Clean Fuels Ready to Fly Under New SAF Guidance

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America is pleased with guidance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Credit established by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The guidance enables companies currently producing SAF under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to access the base value of the tax incentive while it defers allowing …

advanced biofuels, ASA, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Soybeans

ASTM International Honors Clean Fuels’ Fenwick

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America is proud to announce that Scott Fenwick, Technical Director, has been awarded the prestigious Sydney D. Andrews Scroll of Achievement by ASTM International in recognition of his contributions to the committee responsible for the standards on petroleum products, liquid fuels and lubricants (D02). ASTM, the globally recognized leader responsible for standardizations used around the world, presents …

advanced biofuels, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance

Clariant Closes sunliquid® Bioethanol Plant in Romania

Cindy Zimmerman

Global specialty chemical company Clariant is shutting down its sunliquid® bioethanol production plant in Podari, Romania, and downsizing related activities of its Biofuels & Derivatives division in Germany. After developing the sunliquid® technology, Clariant had taken the decision in 2017 to establish its own commercial sunliquid® plant in Podari, which began producing bioethanol in the second quarter of 2022. In …

advanced biofuels, biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition Grows

Cindy Zimmerman

The Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition (MiABC) now represents land, air and sea with the addition of three new stakeholders that support sustainable carbon reduction solutions in three different transportation sectors. The new stakeholders are Gevo, Inc., Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision (SDEV) and Waterfront Petroleum Terminal Company. “Interest in advanced biofuels continues to grow in Michigan as communities seek to reduce …

advanced biofuels, aviation biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Clean Fuels Conference Preview

Cindy Zimmerman

One of the first conferences of 2024 will be the Clean Fuels Conference, February 5-8, in Fort Worth, Texas. The event, hosted by Clean Fuels Alliance America, is where the biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel industries will meet to learn the latest on the next generation of low-carbon fuel policies, feedstock development opportunities and decarbonization efforts from leading …

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