RFA Editorial: SAF Modeling About Current vs Old Data

Cindy Zimmerman

In the following editorial, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper explains how the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) modeling debate isn’t really about “GREET vs. ICAO.” It’s about current data vs. old data. Last year’s Inflation Reduction Act created tax credits meant to stimulate the production and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a critical tool in the aviation …

aviation biofuels, Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, SAF

Ethanol Report on Current Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association has been working on a couple of issues this summer that are important to the future of the ethanol industry. In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper provides an update on the Midwest governor’s petition for E15, the Flex Fuel Fairness act, EPA’s proposed tailpipe emissions standards, and defining …

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Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels Awards SAF Project

Cindy Zimmerman

Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels has selected IHI Power Services Corp. to provide services, management and plant operations and maintenance (O&M) for development of a 2nd generation cellulosic renewable bio-jet fuel production facility in the Pacific Northwest. Located in the Columbia River Corridor, this advanced facility will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) using woody biomass as the primary feedstock source. IPSC brings …

aviation biofuels, biofuels, Ethanol, SAF

Bill Aims To Define Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives Mike Flood (R-NE) and Nikki Budzinski (D-IL) this week introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accuracy Act of 2023, a bipartisan bill to bring integrity to the standards required to meet the definition of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The legislation enjoys broad support among SAF stakeholders, including farm and biofuels organizations. “Recognizing the importance …

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USDA Expands Crop Insurance for Camelina

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the expansion of crop insurance for camelina in direct response to the anticipated increase in demand for the crop for biofuel production. The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is expanding crop insurance for camelina by allowing written agreements in select counties in Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, …

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Senators Support Sustainable Aviation Fuel Legislation

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Deb Fischer (R-NE), along with Joni Ernst (R-IA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), are introducing bipartisan legislation to identify the standards required to meet the definition of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accuracy Act of 2023 would require the federal government to use …

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North American SAF Conference Planned for August

Cindy Zimmerman

BBI International and the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) are presenting the first annual North American SAF Conference & Expo at the Minneapolis Convention Center August 29-30, 2023. “We’re really excited to participate in the execution of this inaugural event,” said Steve Csonka, CAAFI’s Executive Director. “CAAFI’s leadership team is pleased to augment BBI International’s intention to create an …

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Summit Agricultural Group Enters SAF Race

Cindy Zimmerman

Summit Agricultural Group this week announced the creation of Summit Next Gen, a sustainable aviation fuel production platform to provide a scalable supply of low-carbon jet fuel. Summit Next Gen will utilize Honeywell’s Ethanol to Jet processing technology to convert ethanol into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which “creates an additional market for low-carbon ethanol producers and advances the sustainability goals …

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Nuseed Launches 2023 Carinata Program at Classic

Cindy Zimmerman

Look, up in the sky! It’s a mustard seed! It’s a cover crop! No, it’s super Carinata sustainable aviation fuel! Once a lowly Ethiopian mustard seed with little to offer for human consumption, this plant is growing in popularity as a certified sustainable non-food cover crop that can be used as a low-carbon feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). “Carinata …

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