LanzaTech Global Inc. and Olayan Financing Co. have formed a joint venture company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to accelerate the commercial deployment of LanzaTech’s carbon recycling technology in hard-to-abate industries.
NREL research demonstrates how carbon dioxide captured at Midwestern ethanol plants could be processed with electrolyzers powered by wind energy to produce electrofuels, specifically sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Growth Energy has submitted a letter to the IRS outlining why the IRS should ensure that American producers of bioethanol can certify eligibility for the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credits enacted in sections 40B and 45Z of the IRA.
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.
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.
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.
Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on Oct. 17 reintroduced the Adopt GREET Act, which aims to require the U.S. EPA to update its greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling for all renewable fuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Carbon Capture Magazine has announced that Tom Buis, CEO at American Carbon Alliance, will keynote the general session panel of the National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo. The event takes place Nov. 7-8 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Honeywell and GranBio Technologies on Oct. 10 announced that they will combine Honeywell’s ethanol to jet (ETJ) technology with GranBio’s cellulosic ethanol AVAP technology to produce carbon-neutral SAF from biomass residues.
The Council of the European Union on Oct. 9 adopted regulations for the ReFuelEU initiative. The new law aims to boost both the demand for and supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) within the European Union.
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.
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.
The Federal Aviation Administration on Sept. 25 launched a new competitive grant program that, in part, can support projects to add sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production capacity to existing renewable diesel and ethanol plants.
Evident on Sept. 21 announced that World Energy has become the first user of its new, international global standard for SAF. The certification scheme, named Fly-i, will work in a similar way to the procurement of RECs.
The U.S. DOE has released a RFI to better understand the challenges facing critical elements within SAF supply chains. The agency is specifically seeking input from industry, academia, research laboratories, government agencies, and stakeholders.
LanzaJet and Technip Energies on Sept. 19 announced an agreement to strengthen their exclusive collaboration to support the global deployment of the LanzaJet Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) Process technology for the production of SAF.
The RFA, Growth Energy and the USGC on Sept. 14 sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen advocating for the adoption of GREET to measure GHG reductions for the purposes of SAF tax credit created by the Inflation Reduction Act.
Aemetis Inc. on Sept. 13 announced it has received a Use Permit from the City of Riverbank to build a 90 million gallon per year SAF and renewable diesel plant at the 125-acre Riverbank Industrial Complex in Riverbank, California.
Agricultural Secretary Tom Vilsack on Sept. 12 called on ethanol producers to seize the opportunity offered by the emerging SAF market and stressed that climate-smart ag and carbon capture technologies must play a role in ethanol-to-SAF production.
NCGA President Tom Hagg and the leaders of 16 state corn grower groups on Sept. 7 sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging the adoption of the U.S. DOE’s GREET model to measure GHG reductions for the purposes of the SAF tax credit.
U.S. fuel ethanol production was down 2 percent the week ending Nov. 17, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 22. Stocks of fuel ethanol were up 3 percent and exports were down 8 percent.
Wolf Carbon Solutions U.S. on Nov. 20 announced it has voluntary submitted a motion to withdraw its current certificate application with the Illinois Commerce Commission, but plans to update and refile an application with the ICC early next year.
A three-person delegation recently visited India from the U.S. to search for new outlets for exports to the fifth-largest market for U.S. ethanol during the 2022/23 marketing year, according to the U.S. Grains Council.
The U.S. Grains Council recently participated in the 10th Global Bioenergy Partnership Bioenergy Week, sharing with 120 bioenergy stakeholders the growing role of fuel ethanol as a transport decarbonization tool across the Asia-Pacific Region.
Whitefox Technologies has announced that BGW sp. z o. has installed Whitefox ICE-XL technology at its 108 MLPY plant in Rąbczyn, and is producing both fuel grade ethanol and high grade ethanol through Whitefox engineering solutions.
Lummus Technology has announced the commercial availability of its ethanol-to-SAF process technology. The technology provides operators with a large-scale, commercially demonstrated solution to reduce the aviation industry's GHG emissions.
November 17, 2023
ArcelorMittal announces the first industrial production of ethanol at its Steelanol plant, Europe’s first carbon capture and utilization (CCU) project. This historic milestone was achieved on Nov. 7, 2023, at ArcelorMittal Belgium’s Gent plant.
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor in mid-November highlighted the biofuel industry’s perspective on the future of sustainability and clean energy during two high-profile forums in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. EPA on Nov. 16 released updated SRE data, reporting that no new SRE petitions have been filed under the RFS during the past month. Three SRE petitions remain pending, including two for compliance year 2018 and one for compliance year 2022.