Chevron to acquire Renewable Energy Group in $3.15B cash deal to boost renewable fuels position

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Chevron Corporation and Renewable Energy Group announced a definitive agreement under which Chevron will acquire the outstanding shares of REG in an all-cash transaction valued at $3.15 REG was a founder of the renewable fuels industry and has been a leading innovator ever since.

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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Electrify America enters into 15-year VPPA for 100% renewable energy for network

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Electrify America entered into a 15-year virtual power purchase agreement (VPPA) with developer Terra-Gen to build a solar photovoltaic renewable energy generation project in San Bernardino County, California called Electrify America Solar Glow 1. It is projected to produce enough 100% renewable energy annually to more than offset the energy currently delivered on an annualized basis to Electrify America’s customers charging on its extensive network.

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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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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Trade associations: renewable natural gas accounted for 64% of on-road NGV fuel use in 2021

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The trade associations Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) announced that 64% of all on-road fuel used in natural gas vehicles in the US in calendar year 2021 was renewable natural gas (RNG). Of that, 390 million gallons (GGE) were from renewable source (64%).

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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SHV Energy and LanzaTech partner to develop renewable propane solutions

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SHV Energy and LanzaTech are partnering to employ LanzaTech’s Carbon Capture and Transformation (CCT) technology to bring renewable propane and other sustainable fuels to the market via existing and novel pathways.

Siemens’ Russelectric adds EV charging to Massachusetts renewable microgrid

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In 2017, Russelectric installed a renewable, hybrid microgrid at its Hingham location, consisting of grid power, a solar photovoltaic power generation system, an energy storage system, and a diesel generator.

bp and Oman form strategic partnership to progress significant renewable energy and hydrogen development

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bp and the Ministry of Energy and Minerals in Oman signed a Strategic Framework Agreement (SFA) and a Renewables Data Collection Agreement which will support the potential development of a multiple gigawatt, world-class renewable energy and green hydrogen development in Oman by 2030. The evaluation will then support the Government of Oman in approving the future developments of renewable energy hubs at suitable locations within this area to take advantage of these resources.

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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.

Senators introduce bipartisan bill to boost production, use of renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel

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Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and John Barrasso (R-WY) led their colleagues in introducing the Renewable Diesel and Sustainable Aviation Fuel Parity Act of 2022. The bill would require the Department of Energy to track foreign imports and domestic production of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel. It would also provide incentives to produce more of these fuels in the US and eliminate unnecessary regulations that are limiting the use of renewable diesel in California.

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Study finds future-fuel demand for shipping industry equal to entire current global production of renewables

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Huge and immediate need for renewable-based fuels in shipping represents opportunity for investors, according to ‘Fuelling the Fourth Propulsion Revolution’ report released today. To reach the industry’s 2050 (net) zero goal, shipping’s fuel needs would require electricity from renewable sources to increase by up to 3,000 TWh, the report shows. This is the equivalent of the entire world’s current renewable energy production.

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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Phillips 66 makes final investment decision for $850M conversion of refinery to renewable fuels facility; commercial operation in 1Q 2024

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Phillips 66 made a final investment decision Wednesday to move forward with Rodeo Renewed, the project to convert its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, into one of the world’s largest renewable fuels facilities.

DOE researchers investigate economic and environmental impacts of converting wet waste to renewable diesel

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Renewable Energy Group launches branded bio-based diesel product line: EnDura Fuels

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Renewable Energy Group has introduced a line of branded fuel solutions, EnDura Fuels. This branded product launch supports Renewable Energy Group’s ongoing efforts to help the transport industry meet its sustainability and business growth objectives, while strengthening the company’s position in the marketplace. The EnDura Fuels line consists of five bio-based diesel fuels including Renewable Energy Group’s newest product, PuriD, a next-generation biodiesel.

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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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Wabtec and BNSF Railway partnering on biodiesel, renewable diesel pilot

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The two companies will demonstrate the performance of biodiesel (B20) and renewable diesel (R55) in revenue service on Wabtec Tier 3 and Tier 4 Evolution Series locomotives in California. BNSF is pleased to partner with Wabtec to test higher percentage blends of biodiesel and renewable diesel. Wabtec already has approved a 5% biodiesel (B5) and 30% renewable diesel (R30) blend for its locomotive engines.

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.,

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.

Contra Costa County Supervisors greenlight Phillips 66 Bay Area renewable fuels plant; 800M gallons per year RD, RG and SAF

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The Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved the land-use permit necessary to reconfigure the San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo to produce renewable fuels. Renewable fuels production at Rodeo is expected to begin in early 2024.

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.

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.

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.

DOE issues RFI on renewable fuel scale-up and demonstration

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a new Request for Information (RFI) on the scale-up and demonstration of renewable fuels. The RFI, titled “Overcoming Barriers to Renewable Fuel Scale-Up and Demonstration,” ( DE-FOA-0002615 ) seeks input from biofuels producers and technology developers about their readiness to scale process technologies to pilot- and demonstration-scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), renewable diesel, and renewable marine fuels.

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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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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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Aemetis signs $3B, 10-year supply agreement for 450M gallons of renewable diesel with industry-leading travel stop company

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Aemetis, a renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products ( earlier post ), has signed a 10-year, 450-million-gallon renewable diesel supply agreement with an industry-leading travel stop company, which is expected to generate more than $3 billion in revenue. The renewable diesel to be supplied under the agreement will fuel an estimated 3.6

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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.

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.

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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Four key Hyundai Motor Group affiliates join Climate Group’s RE100, aim to expand renewables usage

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Four key Hyundai Motor Group affiliate companies—Hyundai Motor Company (Hyundai Motor), Kia Corporation (Kia), Hyundai Mobis, and Hyundai Wia—are now members of Climate Group’s RE100 , a global initiative committed to large corporates moving toward 100% renewable electricity. All four affiliates join more than 350 other global firms in the initiative, with plans to accelerate efforts on the use of 100% renewable electricity throughout global operations.

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.