Author Archive: Meghan Sapp

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Love’s Family of Companies and Cargill launch 50/50 JV to produce and market renewable diesel

Love’s Family of Companies and Cargill launch 50/50 JV to produce and market renewable diesel

April 20, 2021 |

In Nebraska, Love’s Family of Companies, Cargill and their affiliates have entered into a unique 50/50 joint venture to produce and market renewable diesel – a green fuel experiencing strong, rising demand. The joint venture is called Heartwell Renewables and will result in the construction of a new production plant and more than 50 jobs […]

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UFOP reports 2020 EU biodiesel imports slumped due to COVID-19

UFOP reports 2020 EU biodiesel imports slumped due to COVID-19

April 20, 2021 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that a sharp decline in biodiesel imports from Argentina to the EU-27 in 2019, a major slump has been recorded in deliveries from Malaysia and Indonesia for 2020. In the calendar year 2020, the EU-27 imported a total of 3.1 million metric tons of biodiesel from non-EU countries. This was down around […]

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Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance launched to promote investment in SAF

Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance launched to promote investment in SAF

April 20, 2021 |

In New York state, RMI and Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) launched the Sustainable Aviation Buyers Alliance (SABA) supported by founding companies Boeing, BCG, Deloitte, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft, Netflix, and Salesforce. SABA’s mission is to accelerate the path to net zero aviation by driving investment in high quality sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), catalyzing new SAF production […]

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Clean Energy Fuels to provide low and negative carbon RNG to Amazon

Clean Energy Fuels to provide low and negative carbon RNG to Amazon

April 20, 2021 |

In California, Clean Energy Fuels Corp has signed an agreement with Amazon to provide low and negative carbon renewable natural gas (RNG). The fuel will be provided at 27 existing Clean Energy fueling stations and another 19 non-exclusive new or upgraded Clean Energy-owned stations that Clean Energy expects to be constructed by the end of […]

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University of Hawaii at Hilo researchers studying sugarcane-based aviation biofuel

University of Hawaii at Hilo researchers studying sugarcane-based aviation biofuel

April 20, 2021 |

In Hawaii, a groundbreaking study investigating the growth of selected varieties of sugarcane to convert into high-performance jet fuel is underway at the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Natural Resource Management (CAFNRM). Utilizing advanced technologies in agronomics and bioeconomy, the researchers are ultimately looking to improve the island’s environmental sustainability, […]

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ICM to upgrade Lakeview Plymouth Energy’s ethanol plant with new distillation tech

ICM to upgrade Lakeview Plymouth Energy’s ethanol plant with new distillation tech

April 19, 2021 |

In Kansas, ICM, Inc., has signed an agreement with Lakeview Plymouth Energy, LLC, to upgrade the ethanol producer’s distillation system and convert its high-pressure distillation system to ICM’s proprietary lower-temperature vacuum distillation. With this process optimization, ethanol plants with Delta-T technology and other high-pressure distillation plants have an opportunity to lower the cost of producing […]

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Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation invests in biodiesel-fueled mini-grid

Australia’s Clean Energy Finance Corporation invests in biodiesel-fueled mini-grid

April 19, 2021 |

In Australia, a Clean Energy Finance Corporation investment of up to A$75 million in Frasers Property’s A$300 million sustainability linked loan (SLL) will help deploy clean energy technologies in two Australian industrial projects that will reduce embodied carbon, cut operating emissions and deliver zero carbon energy electricity for tenants at no additional cost. Innovative distributed […]

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ICCT lays out policy suggestions for Indonesia as alternatives to palm oil biodiesel

ICCT lays out policy suggestions for Indonesia as alternatives to palm oil biodiesel

April 19, 2021 |

In the UK, the International Council on Clean Transport has published a new briefing provides an overview of many of the biofuel production pathway options that are likely to be of interest to Indonesian policymakers, and each is detailed in the table below. The authors additionally summarize the current state of development of the various […]

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Clariant supporting Pertamina in exploring feasibility of sunliquid plant

Clariant supporting Pertamina in exploring feasibility of sunliquid plant

April 19, 2021 |

In Germany, Clariant, a focused, sustainable, and innovative specialty chemical company, is working with Indonesia’s state-owned oil and gas corporation, Pertamina, since 2018 to evaluate and test the feasibility of Clariant’s sunliquid technology to process available regional feedstocks in Indonesia into the advanced biofuel, cellulosic ethanol. Indonesia has a vast potential of untapped biomass, from […]

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Argentina’s Córdoba sets up $500M fund to buy biodiesel for regional B100 plan

Argentina’s Córdoba sets up $500M fund to buy biodiesel for regional B100 plan

April 19, 2021 |

In Argentina, the government of Córdoba established a $500 million fund for economic and financial assistance to those who want to buy biodiesel production plants for self-consumption. The projects that enter will be chosen through a committee. The announcement was made by Governor Juan Schiaretti, who presented the 100% Biodiesel Self-Consumption Program. “We seek to […]

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