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Ethanol Blog: Lawmakers, Retailers Make Last-Minute Push for E15 Summer Waiver

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Letters continue to fill the mailbox at the White House from federal lawmakers, ethanol industry officials and fuel retailers pressing the Biden administration to grant a waiver to allow the continued sale of E15 this

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Growth Energy Launches Campaign to Preserve Summer Access to E15

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy launched a new ad campaign calling on the Biden administration to protect summer access to E15, an affordable, cleaner-burning fuel option. The digital advertising campaign will run across multiple platforms, including key news sites and YouTube. Watch the ad here. “The clock

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Attorney General Bird Leads 13-State Lawsuit to Pull the Plug on Biden Electric Vehicle Handout and Defend Ethanol

(Office of Iowa Attorney General) Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird today led a 13-state coalition in a lawsuit to pull the plug on Biden’s electric vehicle handout and defend ethanol. -- In Biden’s most recent attack in the war on gas vehicles, he

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D.C. Circuit Upholds California Clean Air Act Waiver

by Lesley Clark (E&E News) The ruling is a major boost to the Golden State’s ability to set tough tailpipe emissions standards — and the Biden administration’s climate agenda.   -- An influential federal appeals court has allowed California to retain its longstanding

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U.S. Grains Council Supports Biofuel-Based Decarbonization Initiatives Worldwide

by Mackenzie Boubin (U.S. Grains Council) As part of its efforts to promote decarbonization, the U.S. Grains Council is increasing its focus on market opportunities outside the transportation sector. This includes household cooking alternatives that use clean-burning ethanol as opposed to polluting

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Senate Prepares for Vote on EPA Tailpipe Rule

by Kelsey Brugger (E&E Daily) The vote would cap a flurry of activity this week on the Biden climate agenda on transportation. -- The Senate will vote as soon as Thursday on bipartisan legislation to stymie President Joe Biden's big electric vehicle

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Colonial Oil Industries to Purchase and Retire 9 Million RINs Due to RFS Violations

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Colonial Oil Industries Inc. must pay a $2.8 million civil penalty and purchase and retire more than 9 million renewable identification numbers (RINs) at an estimated price of $12.2 million under a settlement agreement reached

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Lower Carbon Emissions in Your Community Today by Choosing to Fuel with 88-Regular

by D. Jed Black* (Sustainable Energy Strategies, Inc. (SESI)/Advanced Biofuels USA)  As the world progresses towards zero-emission and electric vehicles, it is crucial to remember that there is a low-carbon, high octane, less polluting solution available for today’s gasoline-powered and hybrid

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DLA Energy / USCG Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Soliciation for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF)

(GovTRIBE) The Defense Logistics Agency Energy seeks to award a contract to supply an estimated annual requirement of 876,000 US gallons of sustainable aviation fuel to the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Training Center in Mobile, Alabama. The fuel must be blended

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DOE Announces $18.8 Million to Advance Mixed Algae Development for Low-Carbon Biofuels and Bioproducts DEADLINE May 10, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Today, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) announced the MACRO: Mixed Algae Conversion Research Opportunity funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The FOA will award up to $18.8 million to address research and

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Anatomy of a Community Benefits Plan: Using DOE’s Framework to Construct an Impactful CBP

by Alayna Chuney and Vanessa Suarez (Carbon 180) Community benefit plans (CBPs) are required for all Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act funding opportunity announcements and loan applications, a move towards codifying community engagement alongside historic clean energy investments.  DOE characterizes

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US EIA Now Publishes Interregional Renewable Diesel Rail-shipment Data

(U.S. Energy Information Administration/Biobased Diesel Daily) In its March Petroleum Supply Monthly, the U.S. Energy Information Administration introduced data on the interregional movement of renewable diesel. These new data add to its existing tanker- and barge-movement coverage for renewable diesel. With the new data,

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Aemetis Allocated $10.5 Million IRA Section 48C Tax Credits by DOE and IRS for Biofuels Plant Efficiency Projects

(Aemetis/Globe Newswire) Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), a renewable natural gas and renewable fuels company focused on low and negative carbon intensity products, today announced that it received an allocation of $10.5 million of Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) tax credits by the

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Farmers Edge and Gevo Enter Collaboration on Climate-Smart Farm-to-Flight Project

(Farmers Edge/Business Wire) The companies will work with growers spanning three states to track and quantify the carbon intensity impact of climate-smart practices helping to accelerate the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and low-CI ethanol Farmers Edge Inc. a pure-play digital

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Ethanol Industry on EVs: The Infrastructure Isn’t There and Consumers Aren’t All In

by Currey McCullough (RFD TV) The ethanol industry is raising concerns over the Biden Administration’s adamant approach for an all-electric vehicle fleet, saying it is on a collision course with reality. As policymakers and industry leaders navigate this shifting landscape, voices from the

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UC-Davis Analysts Warn of Significant Soybean Acreage Requirements for SAF

(Pro Farmer/Ag Web) Two UC-Davis analysts in a report highlighted that satisfying sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) goals would require a significant increase in soybean plantings, almost by 50%. Conversely, relying solely on corn ethanol would necessitate a lesser increase in land

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AI is Accelerating Materials Science Discovery and Synthesis Exponentially

by Kent Goeking (LEC Partners/Biofuels Digest) One of the key barriers to the economic and technical success of many advanced energy technologies is the sub-optimum performance of critical inorganic materials used as catalysts, electrodes, dielectrics, and photovoltaics.  Oxide materials in particular,

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EV Policy on Collision Course With Reality

by Jesse Allen (American Ag Network)  The ethanol industry says the Biden Administration’s push for an all-electric vehicle fleet is on a collision course with reality. The Renewable Fuels Association says at some point tax policies, infrastructure shortcomings, and tough new

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Five Major Issues for EPA and Farmers EPA Administrator Highlights $4 Billion in 'Green Fund' for Rural Communities

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) EPA Administrator Michael Regan on Friday spotlighted rural investments in new green funds while saying the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies (GREET) model update is coming in the "very near future"

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Exclusive: Biden Administration's Initial SAF Subsidy Model to Raise Climate Hurdle for Ethanol

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) The Biden administration will release a preliminary climate model for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) subsidy program in the coming weeks that is more restrictive than what the corn-based ethanol industry had expected, two sources familiar with

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2023 Billion-Ton Report: An Assessment of U.S. Renewable Carbon Resources Informational Webinar --- April 16, 2024 --- ONLINE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will host a virtual informational webinar from 1:30pm – 2:30pm ET, on April 16, 2024, on the recently released 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23), an

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Technip Energies and LanzaTech Selected by the US Department of Energy to Receive $200M Investment for Breakthrough, Replicable Decarbonized Ethylene Commercial Facility

(LanzaTech) Technip Energies and LanzaTech Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: LNZA) were selected by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations to begin award negotiations for up to $200 million in Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) funding as

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House Republicans Call for Better Support of U.S. Biofuel Exports

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  Two Republicans in the U.S. House are urging the Biden administration to take greater action to boost U.S. biofuel exports. Randy Feenstra of Iowa tells Brownfield sustainable aviation fuel could be a game changer for commodity

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Funding the Future: The Impact of Federal Clean Energy Investments --- April 12, 2024 --- ONLINE

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing highlighting the impacts of the latest Department of Energy (DOE) research and innovations in energy efficiency, renewable energy, and sustainable transportation. In particular, the briefing will focus on Office of

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The White House Advances Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Leadership with the Launch of the National Bioeconomy Board

by Sarah Glaven (White House Office of Science and Technology Policy)   Biotechnology harnesses the power of biology to create new services and products, which provide opportunities to grow the U.S. economy and workforce and improve the quality of our lives and the

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2023 Billion-Ton Report

(U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy KDF) The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO's) 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23) is an assessment of renewable carbon resources potentially available in the United States. BT23 explores these resources in terms of quantity, price,

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Farmers, Ethanol Industry Workers Call for Summertime E15 Waiver

(Renewable Fuels Association) Nearly 1,000 farmers, ethanol industry workers and other supporters from across the country sent a letter to President Biden today calling on his administration to take action to allow continued access to E15 throughout the upcoming summer driving season. E15

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Biden’s EPA Can Justify His New EV Rules Only by Cooking the Books

Benjamin Zycher (American Enterprise Institute/The Hill) Before federal regulations are implemented, they must be justified with an extensive analysis of costs and effects. The new Environmental Protection Agency rule forcing a massive shift toward electric vehicles is no exception. Weighing in at 1,181

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RFA Urges SAF Interagency Working Group to Use a 30-Year Time Period for LUC Calculations

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Renewable Fuels association is urging federal officials to use a 30-year time frame to account for land use change (LUC) emissions as they work to complete the upcoming 40BSAF-GREET model, which will be used

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Now Hiring: The Bioenergy Technologies Office Seeks to Fill Three Vacancies!

Are you interested in joining a dynamic team that advances clean energy research, creates cutting-edge technologies, and contributes to a low-carbon U.S. bioeconomy?  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)  Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) is seeking individuals to join the Renewable Carbon Resources (RCR) and the Data,

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FAA Offers Funding for SAF Infrastructure Projects at Airports DEADLINE May 2, 2024

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration on April 1 opened a $269 million funding opportunity under its Airport Improvement Program. Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) infrastructure projects are among those eligible for the funding.  The

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests in Clean Energy and Fertilizer Production to Strengthen American Farms and Businesses as Part of Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Projects Funded by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Energy Costs and Create Revenue for Rural Business Owners and Farms --   U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing $124 million

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FAA Invests $27 Million on Research to Reduce Emissions and Noise

(Federal Aviation Administration)  Research teams from universities nationwide are working on a variety of aviation environmental topics including sustainable aviation fuels, aircraft emissions, and noise impacts with support from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. The FAA is awarding $27.2 million to

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Marquis Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Marquis has become the first well known ethanol producer to step into the world of ethanol-to-jet in a partnership with LanzaJet. The promise and progress, milestones achieved and ahead, were presented by Marquis’ Jennifer Aurandt-Pilgrim at

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Sen. Klobuchar Tours MN Bio-Fuels Producer Member Heartland Corn Products

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Sen. Amy Klobuchar toured Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) Producer Member, Heartland Corn Products (HCP), in Winthrop on March 27 to discuss her efforts in addressing some of the challenges facing Minnesota’s ethanol industry. Among those efforts include securing

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Iowa Republican Miller-Meeks Named New Chair of Conservative Climate Caucus

by Zack Budryk (The Hill) The House Conservative Climate Caucus has named Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Iowa) as its new chair, succeeding founder Rep. John Curtis (R-Utah). Miller-Meeks, who sits on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has attended every United Nations climate summit since her election

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This Week in Agribusiness, March 30, 2024 EPA’s Snub of Renewable Fuels, ... Featured This Week.

(Farm Progress)  Geoff Cooper, president and CEO, Renewable Fuels Association, talks with Mike about the EPA’s decision to disregard usage of biofuels for emissions reduction in light duty vehicles. He also talks about the benefits of renewable fuel use, and what’s

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Unlocking the SAF Market

by Tammie Sloup (FarmWeek)  Federal and state policies can catalyze the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market, but all the industry players will need to coordinate efforts to cross that bridge of transition. SAF has been labeled as the future of biofuels, decreasing

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The EPA E15 Ruling Opens the Door for E30

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)  ... Ethanol is in no way mandated under the RFS – the refiners choose ethanol as a way to meet their obligation, they could have used renewable diesel, biogas, even

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Kurt Kovarik

EPA’s rule (emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles) flatly dismisses the benefits of biodiesel and renewable diesel as the lowest-cost and most widely available options to kickstart decarbonization of the heavy-duty vehicle sector. There should be no uncertainty that biodiesel and

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CERAWEEK-Brazil's Raizen Scouting Locations for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant

by Georgina McCartney (Reuters)   Brazil's largest sugar-cane ethanol producer, Raizen, has explored locations in Brazil for an ethanol-based sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) plant, aiming to build the world's second ethanol-to-jet fuel plant. The proposed project would produce at least 793,000 U.S. gallons

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Tester Bill on Small Refineries Irks Ethanol Lobby

by Marc Heller (E&E News) The Montana senator said his legislation would keep big companies from claiming ethanol-blending waivers for small refineries. -- A bill introduced by Sen. Jon Tester raises a contentious point for the biofuel industry: How small does a

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US Judge Strikes down Biden Highway Climate Rule for States

by David Shepardson and Nate Raymond (Reuters)   A U.S. judge in Texas struck down a climate rule adopted by the Biden administration requiring states to measure and set declining targets for greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles using the national highway system. Texas

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New EPA Emissions Rule for Semi-Trucks: EPA Rolls Out World's Toughest Emission Standards for Heavy-Duty Trucks

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  ... EPA announced new, final national emission standards for heavy-duty vehicles model years 2027 through 2032. Officials stated the new rule would avoid 1 billion tons of greenhouse gas emissions while reducing air pollution for

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RTX's Pratt & Whitney Collaborates with FAA to Study Non-CO2 Emissions under FAA ASCENT Program

(Pratt & Whitney)  Tests will compare emissions from conventional Jet A and 100% SAF -- Pratt & Whitney, an RTX (NYSE: RTX) business and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will work together with Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T), Aerodyne Research, Inc.,

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RFS Fight Launches in Appeals Court Interest Groups Argue EPA Illegally Finalized RFS Volumes Through 2025

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Though the EPA finalized Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2023 to 2025 in June 2023, the future of the rule could change depending on the outcome of a legal battle playing out in a federal

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USDA Releases Latest Economic Impact Report on Bioeconomy

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  Latest Economic Impact Report Shows a Thriving and Resilient Bioeconomy Despite Impacts of the Global Pandemic -- USDA Rural Development (RD) released “An Economic Impact Analysis of the U.S. Biobased Products Industry: 2023 Update," which demonstrates how the biobased products

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Biofuel Supporters Ask EPA for Summertime E15

by Carah Hart (Browfield Ag News) A group of biofuel supporters, including the Renewable Fuels Association and the National Corn Growers Association, are asking the Environmental Protection Agency to provide an emergency summer waiver for E-15 quickly. In a letter to the

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In Gasolinegate, the True Cost of Gasoline Far Exceeds What We See at the Pump

by Emily Phillips (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  ... Even today, gasoline as a fuel dominates the transportation sector, despite attempts to increase the market share of electric and alternative-fuel vehicles. In Gasolinegate, authors Burl Haigwood (advisor to the Clean Fuels Development

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Supply Chain Analysis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To meet its defossilization goals, the US needs cost-effective solutions to provide conversion-ready feedstocks. A team of researchers at Idaho National Laboratory have undertaken a project to look at advanced supply system designs that utilize active

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Triple Bottom Line Sustainability Indicators for Waste-to-Energy Supply Chains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Development of a triple-bottom line sustainability (social, environment, economic) assessment tool for local government to evaluate trade-offs of different organic waste streams and energy conversion strategies can help achieve local/regional policy objectives over the current and

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Continuum Ag and Siouxland Energy Team up to Focus on Low-CI Corn

by Cassidy Walter (Successful Farming)  The partnership will encourage farmers to discover their carbon intensity score now, to prepare for future market opportunities. -- Today Siouxland Energy Cooperative, an ethanol plant near Sioux Center, Iowa, and Continuum Ag, announced a partnership focused on helping

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Aemetis Approved by USCIS for $200 million of EB-5 Investment in Biogas, SAF and Carbon Sequestration Projects

(Aemetis)  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), a renewable natural gas and renewable fuels company focused on low and negative carbon intensity products, today (March 21, 2024) announced approval by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) of $200 million of EB-5 program investment for

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EPA: 1 New SRE Petition Filed, 26 SRE Petitions Now Pending

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on March 21, reporting that one new SRE petition has been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the past month. A total of 36

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Pressing for GREET Model Update Details for SAF Tax Credits Delayed, But Will 'Send Right Signal,' Ag Secretary Says

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)   While groups are clamoring for certainty on how the Department of Treasury calculates tax credits for sustainable aviation fuel, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the adjustments to the greenhouse gas model, or "GREET" model, won't

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‘This Will Be Something that People See and Feel’: What to Expect from Biden’s Clean Car Push

by Mike Lee and Jean Chemnick (Politico) The Biden administration is launching its most aggressive regulation to stem tailpipe pollution. --  The transportation rules come as President Joe Biden tries to shed historically low approval ratings as he plunges into a reelection race

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ACT and NREL Forge Alliance to Drive Sustainable Aviation Innovation

(Aviation Climate Taskforce/PR Newswire)  The Aviation Climate Taskforce, Inc. (ACT) and The U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have joined forces through a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to bolster the collaboration and impact of both institutions in driving sustainable

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World Energy Invited to Submit Part II Application for the U.S. Department of Energy Loan Guarantee

(World Energy) World Energy, LLC, a low-carbon solutions pioneer and leading SAF producer, today announced it has been invited by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to submit the Part II Application for an approximately $2 billion loan guarantee through the

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Growth Energy CEO Spotlights Bioethanol’s Potential in Panel at CERAWeek

(Growth Energy) Yesterday (March 18, 2024), Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor joined global biofuel industry leaders on a panel at S&P Global’s CERAWeek to discuss the changing biofuels supply chain and the central role that American bioethanol will have in further decarbonizing the

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Biden-Harris Administration Finalizes Strongest-Ever Pollution Standards for Cars that Position U.S. Companies and Workers to Lead the Clean Vehicle Future, Protect Public Health, Address the Climate Crisis, Save Drivers Money

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Final standards will expand consumer choice in clean vehicles and build on historic progress in U.S. auto manufacturing under President Biden’s Investing in America agenda -- Today, March 20, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced final national pollution

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the Global Impacts of Enhancing Domestic Ecosystem Carbon Sinks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) 30-50% of the CO2 removals needed for a net zero U.S. economy could come via domestic terrestrial carbon sink enhancements. What’s needed? A project supported by DOE aims to specify U.S. cropland carbon sink strategies and

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Ethanol Blog: Lawmakers Press Biden Administration to Fight Brazil Ethanol Tariff, Open Ag, Biofuels Trade

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)   With Brazil set to reconsider an ongoing tariff on U.S. ethanol imports a group of Republican lawmakers asked the Biden administration to be active in an upcoming public-comment period on the 16% tariff that is

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EPA Celebrates 20 Years of Methane Reduction Accomplishments at the Global Methane Forum

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  As part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s commitment to cut methane pollution that threatens the climate and public health, the EPA and State Department officials convened a group of 450 global leaders at the 2024 Global Methane

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Biden Eases EV Rule but Keeps Heat on Automakers

by Mike Lee (E&E News)  The Biden administration released one of several coming car regulations Tuesday, a clean vehicle formula designed to push automakers to build more fuel-efficient or electric vehicles. The Department of Energy softened its “petroleum equivalency factor” after complaints

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USDA Releases New Bioeconomy Report and Implementation Plan

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At ABLC, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released a plan that will boost biomass supply chain resiliency for domestic biobased product manufacturing, while also advancing environmental sustainability and market opportunities for small and mid-sized producers. The report — Building

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Vilsack Accepts Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At ABLC, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, accepted the William C. Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy and in his Holmberg Address said that “There’s a competition going on here. There

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EPA Denies AFPM Petition Seeking Waiver of 2023 Cellulosic Biofuel RVO

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA on March 15 denied a petition filed by the American Fuel & Petroleum Manufacturers in December 2023 seeking a partial waiver of the 2023 cellulosic biofuel renewable volume obligation (RVO) under

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2023 Billion-Ton Report: An Assessment of U.S. Renewable Carbon Resources

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO) 2023 Billion-Ton Report (BT23) is the 4th in a series of assessments of potential biomass resources available in the United States. BT23 explores these resources in

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Garamendi, King Introduce Bill to Allow Biomass Power to Participate in the RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Rep. John Garamendi, D-Calif., and Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, on March 11 each introduced legislation that aims to allow facilities generating renewable electricity from forest biomass, such as woodchips or sawdust, to participate in the

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Avoiding SAF Flight Cancellation: Airline Industry, Others Stress Need for Sustainable Aviation Fuels to Take Off

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Airlines and businesses tied to the bioeconomy are stressing how critical the right policies will be to help fully develop a market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) that can help create a new market for

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Feedstock Preprocessing

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A team of researchers is working to develop science-based design and operation principles informed by TEA/LCA that result in predictable, reliable, and scalable performance of preprocessing unit operations. The comminution and fractionation manuals that industry needs

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USDA Releases Plan to Strengthen the Bioeconomy through a More Resilient Biomass Supply Chain

by Lynn Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson & Campbell)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released on March 14, 2024, a report entitled Building a Resilient Biomass Supply: A Plan to Enable the Bioeconomy in America, “a plan that will boost biomass supply chain

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Biofuels Group ClonBio Plans $500m Investment in US Plant

by Caoimhe Gordon (Irish Independent) Irish-owned biofuel and renewables group ClonBio has announced plans to invest $500m (€457m) in a Wisconsin biorefinery plant in a move that will create 1,000 local jobs. ClonBio biorefineries use natural processes to refine grain for use in

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Lawmakers Push for Year Round E15

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  More than 30 members of the U.S. House of Representatives this week sent a letter to House leadership requesting a legislative solution to allow the voluntary sale of E15 year-round nationwide. Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA), Nikki Budzinski (D-IL), Adrian Smith

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Vilsack: Actions Needed to Assure Biomass Supply

by Jerry Hagstrom (The Hagstrom Report)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today said today the government needs to take a number of actions to assure an adequate supply of biomass for the biofuels industry in the future. Vilsack released several reports on the

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Reported Volumes of E15, E85 Set New Records in Minnesota and Iowa in 2023

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Reported sales of both E15 and E85 hit record highs in Minnesota in 2023, according to new data released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Commerce. Minnesota is one of only two states (Iowa being the other) that specifically track sales

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New Energy Blue Forms New Energy Chemicals to Sustainably Produce Bio-Sourced Ethylene for Carbon-Zero Jet Fuel and Dow's Renewable Plastics

(New Energy Blue/PR Newswire)  New Energy Blue, the clean-energy developer of lowest-carbon biofuel and biochemicals from crop residues, today advances its Decarbonizing America agenda by forming New Energy Chemicals. In phase one, the new biochemical subsidiary will produce American-sourced and American-made bio-based

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Biden Set to Crack Down on Auto Emissions to Accelerate EV Sales

by Jennifer A. Doulhy (Bloomberg) EPA expected to finalize tailpipe emission limits within days; Formula for calculating electric vehicle fuel use also coming -- The Biden administration is preparing to roll out the toughest-ever limits on pollution from the nation’s cars and

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The Zombies of the U.S. Tax Code: Why Fossil Fuels Subsidies Seem Impossible to Kill

by Lisa Friedman (New York Times) For the fourth year in a row, President Biden is trying to eliminate federal tax breaks for coal, oil and gas companies. But fossil fuel subsidies have proven difficult to stop. -- ... Mr. Biden’s budget

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Bold Goals Action Group Releases 40 Bold Actions to Accelerate the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Bold Goals Action Group released the final text of the 40 Bold Actions to Accelerate at ABLC 2024. The release capped a year-long, multi-national effort by bioeconomy stakeholders to define specific actions that

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State Support Remains Critical, Advocates Say During Iowa Biodiesel Hill Day

(Iowa Biodiesel Board) Iowa continues to lead the nation in both biodiesel production and comprehensive pro-biodiesel state policies – and that's not a coincidence. That was the message today from biodiesel producers, soybean farmers and other supporters as they met with

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US Imports 2nd-Highest Volume of Biobased Diesel in History Last Year, Exports Hit 15-Year High

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daiy)  The U.S. imported more than 863 million gallons of biobased diesel in 2023, the second-highest volume of combined biodiesel and renewable diesel imports on record, according to data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration compiled

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Biodiesel Prices and Profits…Again

by Scott Irwin (farmdoc daily) In a previous farmdoc daily article (November 13, 2023), we showed that the behavior of FAME biodiesel prices reported by the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) of the USDA changed dramatically starting in August 2021.  Before this date, the

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Biden’s 2025 Budget Request Includes Funds in Support of SAF

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) President Joe Biden on March 11 released his $7.3 trillion budget request for fiscal year (FY) 2025. The proposed budgets for the U.S. Department of Energy, USDA and U.S. Department of Transportation all include provisions

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to an Efficient, Cost-Effective Anaerobic Digester

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) A high production cost of renewable natural gas results from slow disintegration and hydrolysis of recalcitrant feedstocks in conventional AD leads to low productivity; low methane content of biogas produced from AD requires downstream purification; and

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Biofuels Group ClonBio Plans $500m Investment in US Plant

by Caoimhe Gordon (Irish Independent)  Irish-owned biofuel and renewables group ClonBio has announced plans to invest $500m (€457m) in a Wisconsin biorefinery plant in a move that will create 1,000 local jobs. ClonBio biorefineries use natural processes to refine grain for use in

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SEC Adopts Rules to Enhance and Standardize Climate-Related Disclosures for Investors

(U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) The Securities and Exchange Commission today adopted rules to enhance and standardize climate-related disclosures by public companies and in public offerings. The final rules reflect the Commission’s efforts to respond to investors’ demand for more consistent,

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USDA Celebrates Second National Biobased Products Day

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  New Report Shows Biobased Products Contribute $489 Billion to the U.S. Economy, Supporting Jobs in Every State  --  Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is honoring the second annual National Biobased Products Day, a celebration to raise

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Biden in State of the Union Had Nothing to Say about Biofuels; Little to Say about the Environment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  If you were looking for support from the President in his State of the Union speech for renewable fuels as a way to mitigate climate change, you were sorely disappointed last night.  Not a word

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Pretreatment Anaerobic Digestion technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Energy production from sewage sludge especially at small-scale using Anaerobic Digestion typically does not produce significant value with the current available AD technology due to low Carbon Conversion Efficiency (generally less than 50%). Here a team

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USAID Energizes Uzbekistan’s First Green Hydrogen Hub

(U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan) Today (February 29, 2024), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) introduced a new initiative to support Uzbekistan’s clean energy objectives – the development of a Green Hydrogen Hub. Green hydrogen is defined as hydrogen energy developed

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Fueling the Future: Biofuels Driving Progress on Net Zero

(S&P Global) The role of biofuels in energy transition is growing, as they can help decarbonize hard-to-abate transport sectors, but more supply is needed to keep the world on track with net-zero goals. S&P Global Commodity Insights explores how regional policies

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Computational Models Can Accelerate and Scale Up Biomass Conversion

(U.S. Department of Energy) Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Computational Science Center are hard at work enabling the conversion of biomass to fuels and products at industrial scale. Computational tools can model biomass conversion at scales ranging from small lab beakers to

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Commercial Scale Federal Funding Options

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Federal funds are available to support commercial-scale projects. However, Different Federal Departments/Agencies can have different priority areas. Some are Restricted to small businesses, some to rural areas. All programs have limits on funding amount, and some

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Research Says Biomass Pretreatment Makes Biofuel Practical

(New Energy and Fuel) A new University of California – Riverside (UCR) study found that introducing a simple, renewable chemical to the pretreatment step can finally make next-generation biofuel production both cost-effective and carbon neutral. The first step, breaking down the plant

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EPA to Hold Webinar on Biogas Regulatory Reform Rule Provisions of RFS ‘Set’ Rule --- Rescheduled to April 12, 2024 --- ONLINE

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. EPA on March 6 announced plans to hold a public webinar on the biogas regulatory reform rule (BRRR) provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard program. The webinar is scheduled for April 4 from

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PPL, Affiliate Partners Selected for $72 Million Research Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

(PPL/PR Newswire)  PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced today the company and its research partners have been selected for a $72 million award negotiation by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) to help fund a ground-breaking carbon dioxide

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Ag, Fuel Groups Urge No Change to RINs: Farm, Fuel Interest Groups Call on EPA to Reject Refiners' RFS Petition

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) Agriculture and fuel interests asked EPA Administrator Michael Regan to reject a petition by CVR Energy to change the biofuels credit trading program in the Renewable Fuel Standard, in a letter to the EPA on

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EcoFABs Could Lead to Better Bioenergy Crops

by Will Ferguson (Berkeley Lab) A greater understanding of how plants and microbes work together to store vast amounts of atmospheric carbon in the soil will help in the design of better bioenergy crops for the fight against climate change. Deciphering the

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2024 Waste-to-Energy Technical Assistance Program Expands Resources and Eligibility DEADLINE April 15, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are launching the next phase of Waste-to-Energy Technical Assistance. The 2024 program eligibility has been expanded to include state governments and the program’s scope now includes

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Scientists Warn a Poorly Managed Hydrogen Rush Could Make Climate Change Worse

by Kari Lydersen (Energy News Network)  A growing body of scientific research is highlighting the indirect ways hydrogen could worsen climate change — and critics say the risks are largely being ignored by the federal government. -- As the federal government rolls

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US Grains Council and Cooperators Announce Partnership to Support Ethanol-based Cooking, Transport in Mozambique

(U.S. Grains Council/Club of Mozambique) On February 29, the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) convened high-level U.S. and Mozambican government officials, industry professionals and other stakeholders to discuss the benefits and challenges of using ethanol biofuel to meet the country’s clean energy

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Opal Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) OPAL Fuels is a fully integrated, nationwide leader in the production and distribution of low-carbon intensity renewable natural gas (RNG). Our vertical waste-to-energy model combines the upstream production and downstream marketing and distribution of RNG, delivering

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Chevron Closes Western Iowa, Wisconsin Biodiesel Plants Amid Harsh Market, Blames Biden EPA

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  ... Critics last year said the EPA set the 2023 to 2025 blending requirements for biodiesel and other biomass-based fuel too low, failing to capitalize on renewable fuels’ ability to cut emissions that contribute to climate change. For

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Vilsack Says He’s Confident in E15 Emergency Waiver, Discusses USDA’s SAF Advocacy

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack expressed confidence that the U.S. EPA will issue an emergency waiver to allow E15 to remain available this summer and discussed the USDA’s ongoing efforts with regard to sustainable aviation fuel

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White House Is Seen Missing Deadline Tied to Jet Fuel Tax Credit

by Kim Chipman and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg News) Administration had set March 1 deadline for carbon model; Ethanol industry hopes to benefit from green jet fuel credits -- The Biden administration is missing a self-imposed deadline for updating a government tool used to

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $3B into Clean Ports as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda DEADLINE May 28, 2024

(Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA opens two grant competitions — funding zero-emission port equipment, infrastructure and planning to tackle the climate crisis, reduce pollution, and advance environmental justice -- Today, Feb. 28, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the launch of the $3

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Brown, Ricketts Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Use of Biofuels

(Office of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH))  Legislation Would Open New Markets for Ohio Farmers, Producers  --  U.S. Senators Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Pete Ricketts (R-NE) introduced the bipartisan Renewable Fuel for Ocean-Going Vessels Act to open new markets for farmers in Ohio and across the

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Clean Cities Coalitions 2022 Activity Report

by Mark Singer, Caley Johnson, and Alana Wilson (National Renewable Energy Laboratory)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO) works with local Clean Cities coalitions across the country as part of its Technology Integration Program. These efforts help businesses

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Brown Successfully Pushes Treasury to Fix Proposed Rule to Support American Biogas Manufacturing

(Offfice of Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH)) Brown Called on Treasury to Act on the Proposed Rules; Changes Will Support Domestic Energy Production and Help Create American Jobs -- Following U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown’s (D-OH) push, the U.S. Department of Treasury agreed to revise

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You Can Help Expand Access to Development Capital & Federal Funding to Advance Game-Changing Bioeconomy Projects, … and Mitigate the Climate Crisis

by CJ Evans  (Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition/Project Financing Assistance/Biofuels Digest) You can make a difference. You can raise your voice and make your voice heard … you can help create a grant program within the federal government to provide development capital

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Emissions from Grid-Linked Green Hydrogen 'Could Be Worse than Brown H2'

by Orlando Jenkinson (Wind Power Monthly) Carbon emissions associated with planned green hydrogen projects could be higher than other forms of hydrogen production, depending on the source of electricity, according to a new report by energy consultancy WoodMackenzie. The company's ‘Over the

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USDA Investing $25 Million in ACE-led Project to Incentivize, Model, and Monetize Climate-Smart Ag Practices in a 10-State Region

(American Coalition for Ethanol) The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)-led Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) expansion that builds on the successful South

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Ethanol Report 2-26-24 -- Wrap up of the 29th National Ethanol Conference

(Energy.AgWired.com) The 29th National Ethanol Conference held in San Diego California last week may go down as one of the best and most timely industry meetings ever, setting the stage for major decisions that hang in the balance this year, including

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Two-Day Virtual Clean Fuels & Products Shot™ Summit --- April 8-9, 2024 --- ONLINE

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host the Clean Fuels & Products Shot™ Summit on April 8, 2024, from 11am – 2pm ET, and April 9, 2024, from 11am - 4pm ET. Register today for the virtual event that will gather stakeholders across government,

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Airlines Could Abandon Dirty Jet Fuel with Cleaner Biofuels

(MITECHNEWS.com)  In an exciting move toward sustainable fuel, airlines are exploring powering planes with biofuels made from corn and other plants. This would slash aviation pollution and boost American farming, bringing tidy financial and environmental wins, according to The New York Times. Turning

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Unsolicited Proposals, Needed: More Access, More Flexibility, More Funding to Advance Game-Changing Projects

by CJ Evans (Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition/Project Financing Assistance/Biofuels Digest) Time is of the Essence in Addressing the Climate Crisis… every technology and innovation that can help needs to be deployed as rapidly as possible. Unfortunately, five obstacles stand in

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Going for the Benjamins: Here’s How Access to Development Capital Can be Improved

 by CJ Evans (Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition/Project Financing Assistance/Biofuels Digest)  The Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition (AFCC) has drafted legislation to create a $500 million development capital grant program in the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Loan Programs Office (LPO). You can help

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U.S. Crop Sector Insulates Itself from World Market with Biofuels, Says Analyst

by Chuck Abbott (Successful Farming)  Exports have been the lodestar of U.S. agriculture since the big Soviet grain deals of the Carter and Reagan years. One-fifth of U.S. farm production is exported. -- After decades of pursuing sales to foreign buyers, the

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EPA, DOE Announce $9.4M to Spur Development of Advanced Biofuels as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda DEADLINE March 22, 2024

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy today released a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for up to $9.4 million for the development of advanced

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USDA Forum Puts Focus on Biotech for Sustainable Farming

(Bio.News) Encouraging farmers to use biotech and other climate tech to make agriculture more sustainable requires ensuring that their impact on climate is measured accurately and remunerated appropriately, said participants on the Feb. 15 opening day of the U.S. Department of

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Final Rule in Response to Request from States for Removal of Gasoline Volatility Waiver (E15)

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The Environmental Protection Agency is responding to requests from state governors to remove the 1-psi volatility waiver for gasoline-ethanol blends containing 10 percent ethanol in their states. The governors made their request pursuant to CAA section 211(h)(5),

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Biomass Feedstock National User Facility Capabilities for MSW to SAF

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Biomass Feedstock National User Facility (BFNUF) offers technology and expertise to help the U.S. bioenergy industry overcome biomass challenges during scale up and integration of biomass preprocessing facilities. The BFNUF is a congressionally designated, national

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Bioenergy Pioneer Awarded DOE’s Highest Recognition and Leaves an Extensive Legacy in the Renewable Energy Industry

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Kevin Craig retired in December 2023 after nearly two decades of service to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO). Starting as a chemical engineer analyzing coal and biomass gasification power systems and retiring as the

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Deploying Purpose-Grown Energy Crops for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Workshop: Summary Report

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The Deploying Purpose-Grown Energy Crops for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) workshop, hosted by the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), brought together stakeholders from industry, governmental organizations, DOE national laboratories, academia, among others, to address a potential future research strategy related to the

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Proposed Louisiana Green Fuels Project Pivots to SAF

(Sumitomo Corporation of Americas/SAF Magazine)  Strategic Biofuels, the leader in developing deeply negative carbon footprint renewable fuel plants, and Sumitomo Corporation of Americas (SCOA), a subsidiary of Sumitomo Corp., a leading Fortune 500 global trading and business investment company dedicated to

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RFA Honors Argonne Scientist Michael Wang with 2024 Award of Excellence

(Renewable Fuels Association) At the National Ethanol Conference today in San Diego, the Renewable Fuels Association presented its 2024 Award of Excellence to Dr. Michael Wang, an Argonne National Laboratory distinguished fellow, senior scientist, and director of the Systems Assessment Center

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American Coalition for Ethanol Submits Comments to California on Crop-Based Biofuels

by Rusty Halvorson (American Coalition for Ethanol/KFGO)  The American Coalition for Ethanol submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board regarding its 2024 proposed amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The comments submitted by ACE CEO Brian Jennings focused on

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RFA’s Cooper: 2024 Will Be “Pivotal and Consequential Year” for U.S. Ethanol Industry

(Renewable Fuels Association) At the National Ethanol Conference today (February 20, 2024) in San Diego, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper told nearly 1,000 attendees that 2024 will be “one of the most pivotal and consequential years the ethanol

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CO2 Production by the U.S. Ethanol Industry and the Potential Value of Sequestration

by Scott Irwin (farmdoc daily) There has long been an interest in the role of biofuels in “decarbonizing” the transportation sector in the U.S.  An issue that has been receiving a great deal of attention lately is the potential for ethanol

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RFA Presents 2024 Industry Award to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

(Renewable Fuels Association) At the National Ethanol Conference today (February 20, 2024) in San Diego, the Renewable Fuels Association presented its 2024 Industry Award to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, in recognition of his many years championing renewable fuels both in

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Exclusive: Biden Administration to Approve E15 Gasoline Expansion Starting in 2025, Sources Say

by Jarrett Renshaw and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) The White House will approve a request from a group of Midwest governors to allow year-round sales of gasoline with higher blends of ethanol, but will push the start date into next year, two

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New Research Pathway Uses Renewable Electricity to Produce Formic Acid from Carbon Dioxide

(U.S. Department of Energy)  This technology was developed in the BETO-funded CO2RUe consortium mission and can be used to produce sustainable aviation fuel.  -- Identifying routes to efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to an intermediate chemical which can be further upgraded to

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These Ethanol Plants Want to Bury CO2 in Kansas to Cut Their Carbon Footprints

by Calen Moore and Celia Llopis-Jepsen (KMUW/NPR)  Kansas has three carbon dioxide pipelines. Next, it could get two carbon sequestration wells, linked to ethanol plants. Here’s what we know. Two companies seek to build the first sites in Kansas where carbon dioxide emissions

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Don’t Believe the EV Hype—For Ethanol, Stay the Course

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)  Among the issues that have put a scare into the ethanol industry over the past few years, the threat of electric vehicles has received considerable attention. While threats to the RFS,

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Exclusive: White House Set to Back Tougher Climate Model for Ethanol, Sources Say

by Jarrett Renshaw, Stephanie Kelly and Leah Douglas (Reuters) President Joe Biden's administration is poised to announce an adjustment to its scientific modeling for ethanol that will show the corn-based fuel to be less effective at reducing greenhouse gas emissions than

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Biden Administration Weighs Slowing the Shift to Electric Vehicles

by Maxine Joselow (Washington Post)  The Environmental Protection Agency is considering relaxing one of its most significant climate change rules — tailpipe emissions limits for cars and trucks — by giving automakers more time to boost sales of electric vehicles, according

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STX, BioValue Unveil New Financing Structure for Biomethane

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In the Netherlands, STX Group has unveiled a new structure financing partnership with BioValue for the construction and development of the Groengas Cothen biomethane plant in the Netherlands. The project The new plant adds at least 80GWh of

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USDA Proposes Streamlined Regulation for Biobased Markets (BioPreferred) Program Public Comments DEADLINE March 25, 2024

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (Bergeson and Campbell)  The Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBCS), an agency of the Rural Development mission area within U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), issued a proposed rule on January 24, 2024, that would adopt changes

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ACE Announces Project to Unlock Ethanol’s Access to New Markets and Tax Credits

(American Coalition for Ethanol) USDA Investing $25 Million in ACE-led Project to Incentivize, Model, and Monetize Climate-Smart Ag Practices in a 10-State Region -- The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) recently approved a $25 million investment

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Lawmakers Urge Use of Sound Science in SAF Carbon Modeling

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  As the Treasury Department March 1 deadline nears to update the GREET model, a bipartisan, bicameral group of lawmakers have written to the working group in charge of the changes to asking them to ensure they are basing them

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Ag Census Confirms Cropland Decline, Adoption of Environmental Practices

by Scott Richman (Renewable Fuels Association)  The first tranche of data from the 2022 Census of Agriculture was released by USDA on Tuesday, and it showed that the amount of cropland in the U.S. fell by 14 million acres (4%) since 2017, continuing a

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As Part of President Biden’s American Climate Corps, USDA Launches New Working Lands Climate Corps to Train Future Conservation and Climate Leaders on Climate-Smart Agriculture DEADLINE March 8, 2024

(USDA) USDA program will place at least 100 young people in jobs across the country -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced a new effort to train the next generation of conservation and climate leaders. As part of President Biden’s

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Exclusive: Delta Air Lines Readies Refinery to Process Biofuels

by Laura Sanicola and Laila Kearney (Reuters)  Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N), opens new tab plans to start receiving shipments of renewable fuel feedstocks at its Trainer, Pennsylvania, refinery as part of a strategy that could reduce its environmental liabilities by

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2023 Biogas Data: Third Year of Record Growth for U.S. Biogas Industry; Expected to Continue in 2024

(American Biogas Council) $1.8 billion was invested in new projects last year, according to numbers just released by the American Biogas Council -- Newly-released data from the American Biogas Council (ABC) indicates that 2023 was the third year of record growth across

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What’s behind the Republican Hatred of EVs?

by Kelsey Brugger, Rebekah Alvey  (E&E Daily) ... At a recent auto show, Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), the Small Business Committee chair, confidently predicted: “EVs won’t exist in a few years.” Hybrids were more viable, argued Williams, the owner of a car

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How Much Carbon Can Farmers Store in Their Soil? Nobody’s Sure.

by Max Graham (Grist) Advocates say the long-awaited farm bill could help fix that.  -- ... If America’s growers and herders made sure the carbon on their land stayed underneath their crops and their cows’ hooves, then some scientists say the planet

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Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide: The State of Responsible Primacy

by Jake Ferrell and Dr. Simone H. Stewart (National Wildlife Federation) When it comes to emerging technologies and the implications of deploying climate solutions, which entity should lead the infrastructure charge: the state or the federal government? This question is one

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DOE Announces Up to $100 Million for Pilot-Scale Testing of Advanced Carbon Dioxide Removal Technologies

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today (February 12, 2024) announced up to $100 million to help develop a commercially viable carbon dioxide removal industry in the United States.

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Department of Energy Issues Notice of Intent to Fund Mixed Algae and Wet Waste Feedstocks R&D for Biofuels and Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced their intent to issue funding to support research and development (R&D) projects for converting algae and other wet waste feedstocks to low-carbon

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