July 15, 2024     
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Biointermediates (a.k.a. biointermediate feedstocks, or biointermediaries) are a complicated yet increasingly critical part of the discussion around the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and…

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How Much Cleaner Can Combustion Engines Get?

On September 30, the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy hosted a webinar titled “Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines: Past, present, and future — what did we learn…

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DATA DIVE: Inside the Updated GREET Models

Argonne National Laboratory has released the 2021 version of its Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Technologies (GREET®) Model. GREET updates are closely watched by biofuel…

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Used Cooking Oil: Now Harder to Come By, Soon Easier to Convert

Used cooking oil (UCO) has long been an attractive feedstock option for biodiesel producers and blenders looking to achieve the greatest possible carbon reductions. According to industry estimates,…

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DATA DIVE: IRENA Releases Renewable Energy Jobs Report

In September, the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) released its yearly jobs report, Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2020, providing worldwide employment statistics for 2019.

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RFS/LCFS: Both/And or Either/Or?

The election is finally over … mostly. With the dense fog of Election Day politics beginning to clear, policy insiders’ attentions return to the issues that had dominated their daily discussions in…

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Refiners Pivot to Renewable Fuels

In recent years, publicly traded companies and privately funded institutions have come under a great deal of pressure from shareholders and advocacy groups to divest from fossil fuels. Now, it appears…

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Renewable Energy Group to Expand Geismar Plant

On October 6, North America’s leading biodiesel producer, Renewable Energy Group (REG), announced plans to expand its Geismar, Louisiana biorefinery. The expansion, slated to begin next year, would…

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DATA DIVE: EIA Publishes Biodiesel Production Capacity Report

On October 23, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its annual U.S. Biodiesel Production Capacity Report. Containing data for all U.S. biodiesel plants in operation as of January…

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