Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel: It’s All About the Policy Feb 16, 2023

    🕔Feb 16, 2023
    Consumption of biomass-based diesel (BBD) fuel has been rising rapidly in recent years.  The two main types of biomass-based diesel are “FAME biodiesel” and “renewable diesel.”  Historically, FAME biodiesel production […]

    Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel: What’s the Difference? Feb 9, 2023

    🕔Feb 9, 2023
    Biomass-based diesel has long played an important role in compliance with the U.S. Renewable Fuels (RFS) mandates (e.g., farmdoc daily, July 19, 2017).  The two main types of biomass-based diesel fuels used […]

    Peanuts: ‘Diesel Nut’ Development Brings Texas A&M AgriLife, Chevron Together Jul 23, 2022

    🕔Jul 23, 2022
    Peanut oil powered the world’s first diesel engine when it was premiered by Rudolf Diesel at the World Exposition in Paris in 1900. Now, a collaboration between Chevron and Texas A&M […]

    Moving Grain: EPA Finalizes Ethanol, Biodiesel Blending Requirement Jun 17, 2022

    🕔Jun 17, 2022
    EPA Finalizes Ethanol and Biodiesel Blending Requirement On June 3, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized the renewable volume obligation (RVO), at 20.63 billion gallons for 2022. The RVO is […]

    Moving Grain: Fuel Price Rises 16.4 Cents, Setting New Record High Jun 10, 2022

    🕔Jun 10, 2022
    Fuel Price Rises 16.4 Cents, Setting New Record High In the week ending June 6, 2022, the U.S. average diesel fuel price increased by 16.4 cents from the previous week […]

    Biodiesel: 2021 Was a Devastating Year for Production Profits Feb 17, 2022

    🕔Feb 17, 2022
    Despite the effects of the COVID pandemic and associated severe economic contraction, biodiesel plants basically broke even in 2020.  However, storm clouds were gathering as returns went into the red […]

    Soybean Oil Domestic Use Expected to Grow with Renewable Diesel Demand Dec 15, 2021

    🕔Dec 15, 2021
    In its monthly Oil Crops Outlook report this week, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) indicated that, “U.S. processors crushed a record 197 million bushels of soybeans in October, nearly 0.5 million bushels […]

    Biofuels: Deere Invests in Ethanol Diesel Engine – DTN Nov 1, 2021

    🕔Nov 1, 2021
    Count John Deere among the companies investing in a startup company developing a heavy-duty truck engine able to run on straight ethanol. ClearFlame Engine Technologies announced Thursday it had secured […]

    Biofuels: EPA to Propose Lower RFS Blend Volumes – DTN Aug 20, 2021

    🕔Aug 20, 2021
    The Biden administration will apparently kick the can down the road on ethanol blending requirements for 2021 and propose blend volumes lower than 2020 levels, according to reports coming out […]

    Biofuels: Blending Law’s Purpose Is To “Err” Towards Industry’s Interests, Court Stresses Mar 13, 2020

    🕔Mar 13, 2020
    Since 2017, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been generously granting exemptions to small refineries from the renewable fuels mandates on the transportation fuel industry established by Congress under the […]


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