Viewpoint: SAF, E15 may lift US ethanol demand in 2024

Ethanol demand may get a boost next year as theUS paves a path for ethanol-derived sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and the potential for permanent year-round sales of 15pc ethanol gasoline (E15) in the US midcontinent.

Shell to acquire Europe’s largest RNG producer for US$2 billion

Shell Petroleum NV, a wholly owned subsidiary of Shell plc, has reached an agreement with Davidson Kempner Capital Management LP, Pioneer Point Partners and Sampension to acquire 100 per cent shareholding of Nature Energy Biogas A/S for nearly USD $2 billion.

Renewable diesel heads for top spot

The American government expects biofuel producers to be making more renewable diesel than biodiesel by this fall.
Renewable diesel production is expected to overtake biodiesel production in the United States in October, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.