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Calumet’s Montana Renewables became the largest SAF producer in North America in Q2

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reported that ramp-up of unit operations was completed during the second quarter, making its Montana Renewables subsidiary the largest producer of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in North America (approximately 30 million gallons per year). The Great Falls refinery in Montana produces both SAF and RD using Topsoe HydroFlex technology.

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EIA: US renewable diesel capacity could more than double through 2025

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US production capacity for renewable diesel could more than double from current levels by the end of 2025, based on several announcements for projects that are either under construction or could start development soon, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). billion gallons per year (gal/y), at the end of 2022.

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UC Riverside study finds emissions benefits for E15 blend in California

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The Renewable Fuels Association—which was one of the supporters of the study — hailed the report as proof of the value of E15 for California. —RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper California is one of only two states that has not yet approved E15; Montana is the other.

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NREL study suggests cost gap for Western renewables could narrow by 2025

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A new Energy Department study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) indicates that by 2025 wind and solar power electricity generation could become cost-competitive without federal subsidies, if new renewable energy development occurs in the most productive locations. Source: Hurlbut et al. Click to enlarge.

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Western Governors pledge to create electric vehicle charging network

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The governors of Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming signed a non-binding memorandum of understanding to create a unified regional electric vehicle plan to allow electric vehicles to recharge and travel easily along the 5,000 miles of freeways in the western region. Earlier post.).

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ZAF Energy Systems opens NiZn battery manufacturing production plant in Missouri

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ZAF’s NiZn batteries have potential uses in a wide range of applications including: automotive, heavy trucking, remote telecom, renewable energy, and marine. The existing facility in Montana will continue to serve as ZAF’s research and development hub.

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Life cycle analysis finds Camelina-based renewable jet fuel reduces GHG emissions by 75%; renewable diesel reduces emissions by 80%

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An updated life cycle analysis of the carbon footprint of camelina-based biojet fuel found that the renewable fuel reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 75% compared to traditional petroleum-based jet fuel, according to a study by researchers from Michigan Tech University (MTU), Targeted Growth and UOP LLC, a Honeywell company.

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