Renewable Energy Group collaborates with Iowa State University on hydrotreater pilot plant for renewable diesel

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Biofuels producer Renewable Energy Group joined Iowa State University (ISU) at the BioCentury Research Farm (BCRF) to mark the start of a new hydrotreater pilot plant. REG converts waste and byproduct fats and oils into biodiesel and renewable diesel. This hydrotreater pilot plant will utilize the expertise of both organizations to better understand how various biomass feedstocks can play a role in the production of renewable fuels with a specific focus on renewable diesel.

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Building materials recycler switches fleet to Neste renewable diesel

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Now, Argent has switched its fleet from petroleum diesel to Neste MY Renewable Diesel. We decided to switch to renewable diesel once our quality and availability concerns were satisfied. We absolutely love the renewable nature of this product.

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Wärtsilä report finds accelerated adoption of renewables can reduce electricity production costs by up to 50%

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The Front-Loading Net Zero report states that electricity production costs could be reduced by up to 50% by 2050 if countries and states adopt 100% renewable systems faster than currently planned. Utilities should keep repeating steps 1 - 3 until their systems run on 80 – 90% renewables.

Neste launches Neste MY Renewable Diesel in Belgium

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Neste, the world’s leading provider of renewable diesel (RD) and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has launched Neste MY Renewable Diesel in the Belgian market. The fuel, produced from 100% renewable raw materials, is brought to the Belgian market in collaboration with the channel partner EG Group. Neste MY Renewable Diesel enables customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 90% over the fuel’s life cycle compared to fossil diesel.

IRENA sees renewable hydrogen at least cost-possible within decade

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Hydrogen produced with renewable electricity could compete on costs with fossil fuel alternatives by 2030, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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Engineered E. coli could make carbohydrates, renewable fuel, from CO2

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The ultimate aim would be to capture wasted CO 2 using renewable hydrogen gas from biohydrogen—as in this research—or electrolysis powered by renewable electricity, and convert it to formic acid. Researchers from Newcastle University in the UK have engineered Escherichia coli bacteria to capture carbon dioxide using hydrogen gas to convert it into formic acid.

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Fountain Valley, CA hydrogen station opens; 100% renewable H2

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The station offers 100% renewable hydrogen. California requires that at least 33% of hydrogen fuel come from renewable sources. The Fountain Valley, California hydrogen station has opened.

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Arbor Renewable Gas chooses Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for renewable gasoline plant

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Arbor Renewable Gas, LLC (Arbor Gas) will use Topsoe’s TIGAS technology for producing renewable gasoline at a new facility in the Gulf Coast region. The facility—expected to be operational by 2024—will produce 1,000 barrels per day of renewable gasoline with a significantly negative carbon intensity score under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). The renewable gasoline will be for markets that value a low carbon fuel as a direct drop-in fuel.

GM, GE Renewable Energy partner to develop supply chain of rare earth and other materials to support EV and renewable energy growth

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General Motors and GE Renewable Energy signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate opportunities to improve supplies of heavy and light rare earth materials and magnets, copper and electrical steel used for manufacturing of electric vehicles and renewable energy equipment. Metal alloys and finished magnets produced from rare earth materials are critical components used in manufacturing electric motors for automotive and renewable power generation.

Los Alamos and Oberon Fuels receive DOE funding to produce renewable hydrogen from renewable DME (rDME)

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DME is a hydrogen-rich molecule that can be produced from waste and/or renewable resources using Oberon’s modular production technology. Earlier this month, Oberon began commercial production of the first renewable DME in the US at its facility in Brawley, Calif.,

GM to reach 100% renewable energy in US by 2025, 5 years ahead of schedule

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General Motors plans to source 100% renewable energy to power its US sites by 2025—five years earlier than previously announced, and 25 years ahead of its initial target that was set in 2016. By accelerating its renewable energy goal, GM aims to avoid 1 million metric tons of carbon emissions that would have been produced between 2025 and 2030. Sourcing renewable energy is a critical component of GM’s plans to decarbonize its portfolio.

3 Oil Majors That Bet Big On Renewables

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Despite the much-vaunted megatrend involving the global electrification drive and shift to renewable energy , the most ambitious pledges by Big Oil to pursue net-zero agendas remain weak at best. by Alex Kimani for Oilprice.com.

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Neste, NuStar expand renewable fuel hub in Northern California

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While NuStar has handled conventional jet fuel at its Selby Terminal for decades, the companies are now working together to establish the facility as a hub for low-emission renewable fuels and to make it easier for businesses and cities to access renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel.

Strategic Biofuels successfully tests carbon capture and storage for renewable diesel plant

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LGF is the first renewable diesel fuel project to achieve this milestone. Carbon capture and permanent geologic sequestration is no longer a hypothetical scenario for Louisiana Green Fuels—successful completion of the test well is a major milestone that’s not been achieved by any other renewable diesel project. The plant is expected to produce about 83% renewable diesel and 17% renewable naphtha.

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Repsol produces renewable hydrogen from biomethane from urban solid waste

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Spain-based energy and petrochemical company Repsol has produced renewable hydrogen using biomethane as raw material for the first time. This renewable hydrogen was used to manufacture fuels with a low carbon footprint, such as gasoline, diesel, or kerosene for aviation. This milestone took place at Repsol’s Cartagena Industrial Complex, where 10 tons of renewable hydrogen were produced from 500 MWh of biomethane, thus avoiding the emission of about 90 tons of CO 2.

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GM Set to Reach 100 Percent Renewable Energy in the U.S. 5 Years Ahead of Schedule

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Phillips 66 progressing its conversion of California refinery to renewable fuels

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In August 2020, Phillips 66 announced that it planned to reconfigure its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, to produce renewable fuels. The renewable feedstocks will be primarily delivered across the Marine Terminal.

Evolve to invest $600M in construction of initial HOBO renewable fuels project

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Evolve Transition Infrastructure LP, a publicly traded limited partnership focused on the acquisition, development and ownership of infrastructure critical to the transition of energy supply to lower carbon sources, and HOBO Renewable Diesel, LLC, a renewable fuel project developer, announced an agreement for Evolve to fund the construction of HOBO’s initial project that is expected to produce more than 120 million gallons of renewable fuels annually (9,300 barrels per day).

Marathon Petroleum, ADM to form soybean oil JV to support renewable diesel production

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MPC) and ADM announced an agreement to form a joint venture for the production of soybean oil to supply rapidly growing demand for renewable diesel fuel. The Spiritwood complex is expected to produce approximately 600 million pounds of refined soybean oil annually, enough feedstock for approximately 75 million gallons of renewable diesel per year. —Ken Campbell, ADM’s president of North America Oils, Biodiesel and Renewable Chemicals. Marathon Petroleum Corp.

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Shell contracts with ECB Group for more than 2.5 billion liters of renewable diesel and jet

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ECB Group Paraguay and Shell Trading (US) Company signed a multi-year contract that will provide more than 500 million liters (130 million gallons US) of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel per year to Shell, one of the world’s largest energy companies.

Oberon Fuels starts commercial production of renewable dimethyl ether (rDME)

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Oberon Fuels, producer of clean-burning dimethyl ether (DME) transportation fuel, has begun production of the first renewable DME (rDME) in the United States, and the only current commercial production of this in the world.

Kinder Morgan and Neste partner on major renewable fuels logistics project in US

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Kinder Morgan, one of North America’s largest energy infrastructure companies, is partnering with Neste, one of the leading providers of renewable and circular solutions, to create a premier domestic raw material storage and logistics hub in the United States, supporting increased production of renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel and renewable feedstock for polymers and chemicals.

U-Haul buys another million gallons of renewable propane to sell at California stores

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U-Haul—the largest US retailer of propane—has purchased one million gallons of renewable propane to sell at its company-owned and -operated stores across California for the second year in row.

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EIA: US renewable diesel capacity expected to increase significantly through 2024

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US production capacity for renewable diesel could increase significantly through 2024, based on announced projects and those that are under construction, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). Renewable diesel shares the same fat, oil, and grease feedstocks as biodiesel.

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Preem begins production of renewable diesel at Lysekil

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For the first time, renewable raw materials are being converted to Swedish Environmental Class 1 diesel (maximum sulfur content of 10 ppm) at Preem’s refinery in Lysekil. The aim is to annually produce up to 950,000 cubic meters (251 million gallons US) of renewable fuel by 2024. This is part of a larger project that intends to rebuild the existing Synsat plant for the large-scale production of renewable fuels.

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Grön Fuels selects Haldor Topsoe technologies for multi-billion-dollar renewable fuels complex in Louisiana

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HydroFlex is Topsoe’s technology for hydrotreating renewable feedstocks. H2bridge is a circular solution that allows the replacement of external fossil feedstocks with renewable LPG or naphtha to produce hydrogen.

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Hyundai Motor Group affiliates to join Climate Group’s RE100, aim to expand renewable energy use

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Hyundai Motor Group (the Group) announced that five key affiliate companies, including Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Corporation, will join Climate Group’s RE100 , a global initiative committed to moving toward 100% renewable energy. While all five companies aim to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050, each will make independent efforts to achieve targets ahead of schedule, by as early as 2040, depending on energy supply and demand conditions at their respective overseas operations.

GM, GE Renewable Energy partner to develop supply chain of rare earth and other materials to support EV and renewable energy growth

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General Motors and GE Renewable Energy signed a non-binding Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to evaluate opportunities to improve supplies of heavy and light rare earth materials and magnets, copper and electrical steel used for manufacturing of electric vehicles and renewable energy equipment. Metal alloys and finished magnets produced from rare earth materials are critical components used in manufacturing electric motors for automotive and renewable power generation.

Neste selects Rotterdam as a location for its possible next world-scale renewable products refinery

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Neste announced in March 2020 an intention to increase its renewable products production capacity in Europe according to the company strategy. The company has now concluded a thorough study phase concerning the two possible locations, Porvoo, Finland and Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

Diamond Green Diesel to more than double renewable fuel capacity using second Honeywell Ecofining unit; 675M barrels renewable diesel per year

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will more than double its annual production of renewable diesel with the completion of a second Honeywell Ecofining process unit with a capacity of 30,000 barrels per day (bpd). Diamond Green Diesel facility in Norco, La.,

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Sandia team develops gasoline-like fuel blend with high renewable content that simultaneously increases ?-sensitivity, RON, and octane sensitivity

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High-performance renewable fuels (HPFs) are an alternative to conventional petroleum fuels that could greatly reduce the carbon footprint of internal combustion engines. Dec (2021) “Experimental Evaluation of a Gasoline-like Fuel Blend with High Renewable Content to Simultaneously Increase ?-Sensitivity,

Diamond Green Diesel to boost renewable diesel capacity to 1.2B gallons/year; $1.45B expansion project

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Darling and Valero jointly announced that their 50/50 joint venture, Diamond Green Diesel (DGD), has received approval from both companies’ Boards of Directors to proceed with the construction of the renewable diesel production facility to be located at Valero’s Port Arthur, Texas refinery.

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H2@Scale project launched in Texas; renewable hydrogen for multiple end-use applications

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The project is supported by DOE’s Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. It is first time that both sources of renewable hydrogen will be used in the same project. Frontier Energy, Inc.,

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VW project to transition Greek "model island" to electric vehicles, renewable power

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Volkswagen plans to transition a Greek island entirely to electric vehicles powered by renewable energy. renewable energyThe automaker is working with the Greek government to turn Astypalea, in the southern Aegean Sea, into a "model island" for zero-emission transportation.

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Anheuser-Busch transitioning 30% of dedicated fleet to renewable natural gas

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Anheuser-Busch is transitioning more than 180 trucks—representing approximately 30% of its dedicated fleet—to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG).

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ExxonMobil introduces EMRD renewable diesel process technology to enable high yields from bio-feedstocks

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ExxonMobil Catalysts and Licensing LLC has introduced ExxonMobil Renewable Diesel process technology (EMRD) to help meet the evolving needs for mobility, while utilizing renewable feedstock.

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CN and Progress Rail partner with REG to test renewable fuel blends

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Canadian National Railway Company (CN) and Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company are partnering with Renewable Energy Group (REG) to test high-level renewable fuel blends including both biodiesel and renewable diesel in support of the companies’ sustainability goals.

Renewable fuels company Raven SR announces $20M strategic investment from Chevron, ITOCHU, Hyzon Motors and Ascent Hydrogen Fund

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Raven SR plans to build modular waste-to-green hydrogen production units and renewable synthetic fuel facilities initially in California and then worldwide. Raven SR Inc.,

Neste testing renewable gasoline in Sweden for possible commercialization internationally

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Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), is beginning the final phase of testing of a renewable gasoline for drop-in commercial use in the existing fleet. With Neste’s renewable gasoline, greenhouse gas emissions can be reduced by up to 65% over the fuel’s life cycle when compared to fossil fuels. Neste has been developing a fuel that has the same properties as fossil gasoline but is made of renewable raw materials.

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IRENA report says tripling renewables investment required to reach 2050 climate goal

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Global renewable energy investment increased between 2013 and 2018, reaching its peak at US$351 billion in 2017, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and Climate Policy Initiative (CPI). Global landscape of renewable energy finance in 2017-2018.

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NEXT Renewable Fuels and Shell Trading (US) enter renewable diesel purchase and sale agreement

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NEXT Renewable Fuels , Inc. NEXT) and Shell Trading (US) Company (Shell) have entered a long-term purchase and sale agreement for the purchase of renewable diesel from NEXT’s planned Port Westward, Oregon facility. In November 2018, NEXT announced its selection of Honeywell UOP’s Ecofining technology to convert renewable feedstocks into renewable diesels and related co?products.

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Gevo to sell renewable natural gas to bp

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Gevo’s, wholly-owned dairy manure-based renewable natural gas (RNG) project company located in northwest Iowa—Gevo NW Iowa RNG, LLC (NW Iowa RNG)—has signed binding, definitive agreements with BP Canada Energy Marketing Corp. It is anticipated that NW Iowa RNG will benefit from environmental product revenues under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard program and the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Identification Number (RIN) program.

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