WASDE Calls for Record Corn Production

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture dropped its latest World Agricultural Supply Demand Estimate report on Friday, calling for record U.S. corn production in 2023-2024. The corn outlook also calls for more corn to be used for ethanol, increased feed and residual use, and higher ending stocks. Corn production is estimated at a record 15.3 billion bushels, up 108 million as …

Biodiesel, biofuels, biojet fuel, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Soybeans, USDA

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

USDA Announces Grants for Biofuels Infrastructure

Cindy Zimmerman

During an address at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Thursday, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack announced the awarding of $19 million in grants to increase the availability of domestic biofuels at gas stations in 22 states. The awards are being made through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) with funding from Inflation Reduction Act. Some of examples of the …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, USDA

Vilsack to Address Iowa RFA Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack will address the 2024 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit this month and during the event will receive IRFA’s highest award. “The IRFA Board is very excited that Secretary Vilsack can join the Summit,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Marketing Director Lisa Coffelt. “As a state legislator, governor and now USDA secretary, Tom Vilsack has been an …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, USDA

DeSantis Checks Biofuels Vision 2024 Boxes

Cindy Zimmerman

Gov. Ron DeSantis is now the only Republican presidential candidate that checks all the boxes vital to the future of Iowa farmers and biofuels producers, according to Biofuels Vision 2024. The organization says DeSantis checked his last box during a question-and-answer session at the POET Bioprocessing ethanol plant near Menlo, Iowa on December 18. “On behalf of IRFA members, I …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Renewable Fuel for Ocean Vessels Bill Introduced

Cindy Zimmerman

Legislation introduced recently by U.S. Representatives Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and John Garamendi (D-CA) would allow companies to preserve RIN credits under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for renewable fuel used for ocean-going vessels. “Ocean-going cargo ships, tankers, and passenger vessels have a need for low-carbon, low-sulfur biodiesel and renewable diesel which provides an additional market for biofuels,” said Miller-Meeks. “This …

ASA, Biodiesel, biofuels, Boats, 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

RFA Urges COP28 to Include Ethanol in Climate Change Fight

Cindy Zimmerman

As leaders from around the world convene this week in the United Arab Emirates to kick off the 2023 United Nations climate change conference (COP28), the Renewable Fuels Association is calling on U.S. delegates at the event to “prominently highlight the U.S. biofuels industry’s remarkable contributions to the fight against global climate change.” RFA sent a letter to U.S. climate …

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

Continuum Ag Launches Billion Bushel Challenge

Cindy Zimmerman

With an estimated six billion bushels expected to be used for ethanol production next year, Continuum Ag has set their sights on helping the industry SCORE (Carbon Intensity Score) over a billion bushels in 2024 with the Billion Bushel Challenge to help a million farmers improve their profitability via improved soil health. “This is the start of something very big, …

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Sustainable Education Grant Now Accepting Applications

Cindy Zimmerman

Applications are now being accepted for the Beth Calabotta Sustainability Education Grant, established in 2018 to honor the National Biodiesel Foundation board member who passed away in 2017. The $2,000 annual award aims to support student scientists dedicated to sustainable research in topics such as biodiesel and renewable diesel research, development related to feedstock production and fuel production, environmental attributes, …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance