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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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NARA: No Path to Reducing Food Loss, Waste 50% by 2030 per Draft US Strategy without Rendering

(North American Renderers Association/Biobased Diesel Daily)  The North American Renderers Association is disappointed that rendering was omitted in the Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste. The North American Renderers Association has submitted comments to U.S. EPA on the Draft

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Share Your Thoughts: USDA Asks for Public Comments on 8 Changes to the National Handbook of Conservation Practices DEADLINE March 4, 2024

by Charlsie McKay (RFD TV)  Stakeholders are encouraged to submit comments by March 4, 2024, either online or by mail.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is inviting public feedback on proposed revisions to eight national conservation practice

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Trends in the Operational Efficiency of the U.S. Ethanol Industry: 2023 Update

by Scott Irwin (farmdoc Daily)  The operational efficiency of any industry is key to long-term profitability, no less so for the U.S. ethanol industry.  Fortunately, the USDA began publishing the Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report in October 2014 and this important data

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Feedstocks and Advanced Agriculture

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the challenges faced by global feedstock producers in shifting towards low carbon fuels, chemicals and materials — new technologies for yield, better soil and carbon practices, new crops and intermediates, and

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Yield10 Bioscience Provides an Update on its Omega-3 Camelina Program

(Yield10 Bioscience) -Prioritizes Activities to Advance Omega-3 Camelina Program in 2024; -Reports Completion of Contra Season Production of Omega-3 Camelina Seed in Chile; - Company also Provides Update on Nasdaq Status Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:YTEN) (“Yield10” or the “Company”), an agricultural bioscience company, today provided

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Byproduct of Biofuel Production Shows Potential for Insect Pest Management

by Rob Morrison (PCT) Researchers from the USDA-ARS Center for Grain and Animal Health Research, National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Michigan State University set out to determine whether byproducts from cellulosic biofuel production could be used to manage an array of

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On the Right Tractor: Agricultural Bills Roundup

(The Carbon Copy)   Though everyone's favorite farm-themed omnibus stalled in Congress, policymakers are forging ahead with relevant legislation that supports the agricultural sector and could be included in the eventual Farm Bill. Since late 2023, three C180-endorsed bills have debuted: ???? Partnerships for Agricultural Climate Action Act

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Biofuels and Climate Markets Could Stem Loss of Farms, Says Vilsack

by Chuck Abbott (Successful Farming)  “We can’t afford to continue to lose farms and farmland. We have to figure out a better way, a different way.” said Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack at the American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Salt Lake

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Aemetis Biogas Expands Revenues with First Sale of Low Carbon Fuel Standard Credits

(Aemetis)  Sale completed for LCFS credits issued at -150 Carbon Intensity (CI) Temporary Pathway; Testing and verification has been completed and applications submitted for lower CI Provisional Pathways that are expected to increase LCFS revenues by more than 80% compared to

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Growth Energy Outlines 2024 Federal Policy Priorities

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuels trade association, published its 2024 federal policy priorities today. Organized into three categories, the agenda offers a roadmap toward a more vibrant, sustainable future characterized by lower fuel costs, lower greenhouse gas (GHG)

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USDA Funds Improvement Projects At 2 Ethanol Plants

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The USDA on Jan. 22 awarded $1 million each to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy LLC and Granite Falls Energy LLC. The grant awards were made under the agency’s Rural Energy for America Program and will

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Multi-million Grant Aims to Create Infrastructure, Expand Biofuel Sales in Michigan

by Katie Sergent (WWMT) A multi-million grant provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, could help boost biofuel sales in Michigan. Thursday, USDA Rural Development Director for Michigan Brandon Fewins announced the state would be receiving a $5 million grant. Funding,

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Did Trump or Biden Deliver More for Farmers? The Answer May Surprise You.

by Garrett Downs (Politico) The former president is using his ag record to appeal to Iowa voters. Farm income, however, rose under Biden. -- ... In fact, over the first three years of their presidencies, Biden and Trump’s payments to farmers are

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As 40B GREET Deadline Looms, RFA Offers Recommendations for SAF Emissions Modeling

(Renewable Fuels Association) In a letter submitted  to the Biden administration today, the Renewable Fuels Association laid out recommendations for ensuring that the best available science and data are used in determining eligibility for the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit established in

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Running On Refuse: NIFA Grant To Fund MSU Study Of Biomass-Derived Transportation Fuel

(Mississippi State University/Biomass Magazine)  The future of fuel is practical, sustainable and green, and Mississippi State’s Department of Sustainable Bioproducts is committed to discovering solutions that will power tomorrow’s fuels. El Barbary Hassan, department professor and scientist in the university’s Forest and

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Awards to Increase Access to Clean, Affordable Domestic Biofuels as Part of President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  $19 Million in Funding from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Will Provide More Cost-Effective Options for American Consumers --  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that USDA is awarding $19 million in grants to U.S.

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Rural Development and the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The USDA mission serve all Americans by providing effective, innovative, science-based public policy leadership in agriculture, food and nutrition, natural resource protection and management, rural development, and related issues with a commitment to deliverable equitable and

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Truterra Announces 2024 Programs Including Expanded Eligibility for Qualified Long-Term Adopters

(Truterra/PR Newswire) Expanded eligibility is long-awaited for the ag industry and a strategic business step toward meeting the needs of food and ag companies seeking to reduce scope 3 emissions -- Truterra, LLC, a leading agricultural sustainability business that offers consultation, tools

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Ethanol, Liquid Fuels Survive Climate Politics

by Jesse Allen (American Ag Network)  ... “Demand for liquid fuels in light duty transportation, we do expect to be flat or declining over the long-term,” Cooper says. “We don’t expect to see significant demand loss in the short term, or

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The Midwest Could Produce More Biofuels and Bio-based Products. A Federal Bill Aims to Help

by Jim Meadows  (Harvest Public Media/NPR) Legislation in Congress would expand a federal grant and loan program that helps producers of biofuels and other biomanufactured products build and expand their facilities. A Congressional bill proposed by Midwestern representatives from both parties is

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U.S. Departments of Agriculture and Energy Host Virtual Listening Sessions on Clean Energy Siting on American Farmland --- January 12, 16, and 17, 2024 --- ONLINE Public Comments DEADLINE January 20, 2024

(U.S. Departments of Energy and Agriculture) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), is hosting a series of virtual listening sessions to hear perspectives on the benefits and challenges of the increased levels of

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Crazy for Carbon

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)    As is often said when it comes to football, it starts with the basics – blocking and tackling. Trick plays, end arounds and flea flickers are nice but without the basics

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COP28 Participation Elevates Bioethanol, Sustainability On Global Stage

(U.S. Grains Council) (A) U.S. Grains Council (USGC) ethanol delegation traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), to participate in the 28th Conference of Parties (COP28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). Held annually, the COP meetings

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, Aemetis CEO Eric McAfee took the ABLC 2023 stage in Washington DC to outline the company’s milestones ahead, progress to date, technology, financial estimates, policy asks, its portfolio of Carbon Zero One projects,

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Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) On December 2, 2023 the USDA, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released the Draft National Strategy for Reducing Food Loss and Waste and Recycling Organics (PDF, 1.7 MB). This draft National Strategy is a step

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West Biofuels Secures $4 Million to Develop Bioenergy Facilities

(West Biofuels/EIN Presswire) CAL FIRE Grants will Increase Forest Sustainability, Promote Innovation, and Bolster Rural Economies  --  Today (December 20, 2023), West Biofuels, LLC (“West Biofuels”) announced $4 million from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection’s (CAL FIRE) Business and Workforce

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Global Bioenergy Partnership Annual Wrap-Up

(Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) ... 2023 was an important year for GBEP, as it was the first time that Partners and Observers met in person for the governance meetings since the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a chance

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DSU Receives $300,000 Grant for Microalgae Research

(Delaware State University)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently awarded two DSU researchers a three-year just under $300,000 grant for a project that could leverage the properties of microalgae toward energy and cancer treatment purposes. The research is being led by Dr. Ali

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Energy & Climate Action

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Inflation Reduction Act provides nearly $40 billion for USDA over the next 10 years to improve life and livelihoods in rural communities. Specific investments include: $19.3 billion for climate-smart agriculture on farms, ranches, and forests;

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The International Race for Biofuel Dominance Is Heating Up

by Felicity Bradstock (OilPrice.com) ... Biofuel is growing in popularity worldwide as governments and private companies look for alternative fuels to power their transport, shipping, and aviation sectors. Several new developments have been announced that will grow the production capacity of

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Gevo to Pay Farmers Incentives under Farm-to-Flight Program

by Jonathan Welsh (Flying Magazine) Three-tiered incentive system aims to cut carbon intensity. -- Gevo Inc. said it plans to offer incentives to farmers under its Farm-to-Flight Program in an effort to boost production of sustainable fuels, including ethanol and sustainable aviation

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RFA Welcomes Recognition of GREET Model in SAF Tax Credit Guidance

(Renewable Fuels Association) The U.S. Treasury Department today released guidance regarding the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit. The guidance clarifies that a soon-to-be-updated version of the Department of Energy’s GREET model will be among the methodologies used

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Boundless: Exporting to More Places

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ... Ed Hubbard, general counsel and vice president of government affairs at the Renewable Fuels Association, says a growing number of countries around the world are not only committed to using more ethanol but

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Gevo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Gevo addresses the market need of reducing greenhouse gas emissions with sustainable alternatives, and is commercializing the next generation of advanced, bio-based renewable fuels with sustainable aviation fuel, renewable premium gasoline, and renewable natural gas that

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USDA Signals Intent to Issue Rulemaking on HBIIP

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service in mid-2024 is expected propose a rule to codify the policies and procedures for the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, according to information released by the White House Office of

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Study Evaluates New High-Yield Varieties of Switchgrass that Are Less Vulnerable to Disease

by Tom Venesky (Lancaster Farming) A study underway in Luzerne County will gauge the disease resistance and biomass yield of several new varieties of warm season grasses. -- A three-year study could lead warm-season grass producers to high-yield varieties that are less

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Fire! Open Letter to US Treasury, Energy Secretaries on Addressing the Threat of Forest Fire via the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Which brings us to the forest, because once we have stopped by the commodity exchanges where oilseeds, grains, and waste fats and oils are priced and traded, we discover right away that commodity prices are

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Budzinski Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Biofuels & Biomanufacturing Innovation

(Office of U.S. Representatives Nikki Budzinski (D-IL-13))  U.S. Representatives Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) and Zach Nunn (IA-03) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase biofuel production and drive down energy costs for working families. The Agricultural Biorefinery Innovation and Opportunity (Ag BIO) Act would increase funding for grants to support innovation

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Carbon Removal Funding Tracker

(Carbon180)  With the dollars and power to establish and expand key federal programs for carbon removal, the government plays a critical role in deploying solutions at scale. With Carbon180’s Funding Tracker, stay up-to-date on the appropriations, authorizations, and funding opportunity announcements

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Leading the Charge: Ethanol and EVs Stand at the Head of the Pack of Alternative-Fuel Retail Strategies

(CSP News)  For retailers in Illinois, not offering ethanol-based fuel means proceeding at your own risk. “If you retail in this state, you don’t have a choice: Offer ethanol and biofuels or you may as well point a sign telling

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Draft of the National Strategy to Reduce U.S. Food Loss and Waste PUBLIC COMMENTS DEADLINE January 3, 2024

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) USDA, EPA and FDA release draft strategy to prevent the loss and waste of food and increase recycling of organics to support a circular economy for all, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save households and businesses money, and

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Role of Biomass in Forest Management

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The Tule River Indian Reservation is 56,000 acres serving about 2,000 members drawn from Yokuts, Pauite, Mono, Tubatulabal tribes. Found on the foothills and western slopes of the Sierra Nevada, land uses include forestry, cattle ranching, and

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Ag a Major Focus of COP28 Climate Talks: USDA, Ag Groups Focus on Production, Incentives, and the Long Game at COP28

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  ... COP28 will put more focus on agriculture and food than any of the previous COP events. ... Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told USDA staff and a group of industry stakeholders Wednesday that USDA and the Biden

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Canada Confirms US Feedstocks Comply with CFR’s Land Use, Biodiversity Criteria

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Environment and Climate Change Canada has acknowledged that U.S. feedstocks are in compliances with the land use and biodiversity (LUB) criteria included under the country’s Clean Fuel Regulation, according to a report filed with the

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‘Balance’ and ‘Harmony’ and ‘SAF’: Key Words at the 2023 AFCC Global Biobased Economy Conference

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Conferences serve to present the current thoughts, activities and plans for the community involved in the focus of the event.  At the 2023 Alternative Fuels and Chemicals Coalition Global Biobased Economy Conference and Exhibit

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Biofuel Is Good, But Could It Be Great?

by Treena Hein (Seed World) As demand rises for biofuels, plant breeders are working hard to increase biofuel feedstocks’ productivity and biofuel’s sustainability.  -- ... (I)nfrastructure development and plant breeders’ efforts during the past decade have put biofuels on the map in

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Programs Supporting the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The US Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service manages a wide array of programs designed to support and accelerate deployment of the bioeconomy at scale. Among them, the Biobased Markets Program (BioPreferred®) – Sec. 9002, Bioenergy

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Budzinski Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Support Biofuels & Biomanufacturing Innovation

(Office of U.S. Representatives Nikki Budzinski (D-IL-13))  This week, U.S. Representatives Nikki Budzinski (IL-13) and Zach Nunn (IA-03) introduced bipartisan legislation to increase biofuel production and drive down energy costs for working families. The Agricultural Biorefinery Innovation and Opportunity (Ag BIO) Actwould increase funding for grants to support

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Farm Bill, Budget Extension Goes to President's Desk

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  The farm bill extension tied to short-term federal funding passed the Senate Wednesday night on an 87-11 vote and now goes to President Joe Biden to avoid the risk of another government shutdown. On the farm

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USDA-APHIS Determines that Yield10 Bioscience’s Stacked Herbicide Tolerant Camelina May Be Planted and Bred in the United States

(Yield10) -Herbicide Technology Critical to Enabling Large-Acreage Adoption of Camelina in North America  --   Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:YTEN) (“Yield10” or the “Company”), an agricultural bioscience company, today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service’s (“USDA-APHIS’s”) Biotechnology Regulatory Services (“BRS”)

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Impact of the Inflation Reduction Act

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   IRA, everyone has heard about it — what does it mean? The IRA has been billed as the largest clean energy infrastructure investment in United States history. It allotted $370B to the development and promotion of

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Growth Energy Urges Washington State to Clarify “Biofuels” Definition, Fully Embrace Bioethanol’s Emissions Benefits

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuels trade association, today (November 1, 2023) urged regulators in Washington state to clarify their definition of “biofuels” under the state’s Cap-and-Invest program in a way that allows them to “maximize the use of

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $10.4 Million to Help Rural Californians Expand Use of Renewable Energy and Fuels

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) USDA Rural Development California State Director Maria Gallegos Herrera today announced USDA is investing $10.4 million to upgrade clean fuel infrastructure and help agricultural producers and rural small business owners make energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy

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$2.2 Million Federal Grant Going to Golden Grain Ethanol Plant in Cerro Gordo County

by Mike Bunge (KIMT3)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding a $2,247,011 grant to the Golden Grain Energy LLC ethanol plant near Mason City. The funding comes through USDA Rural Development’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive program and is meant to

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USDA REAP Funding Helps 2 Ethanol Plants Boost Production

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The USDA on Nov. 1 awarded $145 million in loans and grants to 700 projects under the agency’s Rural Energy for America Program. Projects at two ethanol plants are among those that will receive funding.  One

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USDA Forest Service Proposes Rule to Facilitate Carbon Capture and Sequestration Permitting on National Forest Lands Public Comment DEADLINE January 2, 2024

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service today announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would allow the agency to consider proposals for potential carbon capture and sequestration projects on national forests and grasslands. This proposal

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The Potential of Agrivoltaics for the U.S. Solar Industry, Farmers, and Communities

by Michele Boyd (U.S. Department of Energy) Large-scale solar energy installations are a relatively new form of development in many rural areas. Solar energy development can create clean energy, jobs, and other economic benefits in these communities. At the same time, the

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Klobuchar, Moran Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Support Biorefineries, Renewable Chemicals, and Biomanufacturing

(Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)) U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) introduced bipartisan legislation to enhance the ability of the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Products Assistance program to support the development of biofuels, renewable chemicals, and

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Intelinair Selected as Partner for USDA Climate-Smart Commodities Grant

(Intelinair/Business Wire) Grant Focused on Advancing Camelina as Renewable Fuel Feedstock -- Intelinair announced that it has been selected to participate as a project partner in one of the USDA’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grants. Global Clean Energy Holdings, Inc. was awarded up to

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Opinion: Climate Change and Hunger Are Here Now—a New Farm Bill Can’t Wait

by Beth Ellikidis (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Agri-Pulse) ... One way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect our climate is by getting more of the energy we use from above the ground instead of beneath it. The biotech company LanzaTech genetically engineers microbes to

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Biofuel Boom to Push US Soy Meal Exports to Record High

by Kim Chipman and Tarso Veloso Ribeiro (Bloomberg)  Oil from crushed soybeans is key ingredient in green diesel; Soy meal byproduct shipments to pass record in 2024, US says -- Shipments of US soybean meal to other countries are expected to climb to a

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USDA Releases Assessment on Agriculture and Forestry in Carbon Markets

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) A key deliverable under the Growing Climate Solutions Act, the report identifies opportunities and needed solutions to improve farmers’ access to carbon markets -- U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) released A General Assessment of the Role of Agriculture and

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When It All Matters

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) In August, the American Coalition for Ethanol held its 36th Annual Conference, themed “Everything Counts,” featuring speakers covering topics ranging from selling higher blends of ethanol to export markets and decarbonization.  Members of ACE leadership, Dave

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China’s Biobased Diesel Exports Surge in 2023

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine) China’s biomass-based diesel imports are expected to increase 40 percent this year. The country’s exports of biomass-based diesel fuels are also surging, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information

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ACE Promotes HBIIP And E15 Compatibility At 2023 Fuel Market Trade Shows

(American Coalition for Ethanol) The American Coalition for Ethanol is rounding out its 2023 petroleum marketer trade show season at the National Association of Convenience Stores show, Oct. 3-6 in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is the world's largest annual gathering of

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The Policy Push behind Sustainable Aviation Fuel

By Timothy Eggert  (FarmWeek Now)  ...  Attention and advocacy around sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), what (Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom) Vilsack frames as “the next generation” of liquid biofuels, has accelerated since 2016, with policymakers and industry stakeholders presenting it as

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Ethanol: Context Missing on This Vital Fuel

by Brian Werner and Gary Prescher (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association/ Minnesota Corn Research & Promotion Council/Minneapolis Star Tribune) The Oct. 2 commentary discussing the climate impacts of Minnesota agriculture included several misleading statements and cherry-picked science to assert that ethanol is not

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Ethanol Blog -- RFA Chief: EPA Science Board Using Bad Data to Question Corn Ethanol Emissions

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  As the EPA's Science Advisory Board meets Thursday and Friday, the ethanol industry is continuing to push back on the board's claim that there are "minimal or no climate benefits" in using corn ethanol in

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GAO Affirms Legality of Vilsack's Use of CCC for Climate-Smart Projects

By Philip Brasher (Agri-Pulse) The Government Accountability Office says Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack had the legal authority to use the Commodity Credit Corporation to fund the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program, an initiative aimed at building markets for agricultural practices and

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Can Push for Carbon Capture Pipelines Also Mean Billions for Conservation-Minded Farming?

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register) Builders of carbon capture pipelines stand to reap billions in tax credits. Will farmers also get a share?; Advocates say incentives to adopt less carbon-intensive farming practices also could be part of the equation; Whether

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Growth Energy Urges Action after Administration Officials Show Commitment to Biofuels at 2023 Advocacy Summit

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuels trade association, welcomed its members from across the U.S. to Washington, D.C. last week for the 14th-annual Growth Energy Biofuels Summit—the American biofuels industry’s premier advocacy event. While in D.C., the attendees met with

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Farm Bill Stalled as Time Ticks Away

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Trying to Craft a Farm Bill, IRA Climate-Smart Dollars Are Object of GOP Affection -- With two weeks left until the current farm bill expires, key players are still floating ideas about what should be in

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USDA to Adjust GHG Model to Help Ethanol Get Aviation Fuel Subsidy

by Leah Douglas (Reuters)   The U.S. Department of Agriculture will spend up to $400,000 to adjust a federal greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions model to ensure that aviation fuel made from corn-based ethanol is eligible for hefty subsidies, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

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Neste Challenges Unsubstantiated USDA Biofuels Annual Report Assertions, Which It Believes to Be Erroneous or Based on Misunderstanding

(Neste) The recently published USDA Biofuels Annual Report (1 September, 2023) suggests that Neste may have received fraudulent used cooking oil (UCO) volumes at its renewable products refinery in Singapore, specifically virgin palm oil from Indonesia exported fraudulently as UCO via

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The Largest U.S. Aquifer Is Running Dry

by Regina Rae Weiss, Brooklyn (New York Times) Re “America Is Using Up Its Groundwater Like There’s No Tomorrow” (“Uncharted Waters” series, Sept. 2): Back in the 1960s, geologists studying the Ogallala Aquifer — the United States’ largest aquifer, which lies under

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Gevo and U.S. Department of Agriculture Sign Agreement Providing Gevo a Grant to Incentivize, Track and Verify Acreage of Low-Carbon Corn to Accelerate Production of Sustainabile Aviation Fuel (SAF) and Other Biofuels

(Gevo) Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) announced today it has finalized and executed a Notice of Grant and Agreement Award with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) for a Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities grant of up to $30 million for Gevo’s Climate-Smart

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Advanced Biofuels USA Ideas on Agricultural Policy and the Farm Bill

(Advanced Biofuels USA) As Congress begins work on the upcoming Farm Bill, Advanced Biofuels USA is well aware of the fiscal restraints that might not allow for increased funding levels for renewable energy or crop development R&D at Land Grant Schools,

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A New Soil Carbon Bill Breaks Ground

by Cristel Zoebisch (Carbon 180) The ARACI Act will tackle hurdles to scaling land-based carbon removal -- ... Senators (Tina) Smith (D-MN) and (Todd) Young (R-IN) introduced the Advancing Research on Agricultural Climate Impacts Act (ARACI), a critical roadmap to scaling monitoring, reporting,

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Perspectives from USDA Research…. Hot Feedstocks for SAF

by William Orts (USDA Western Regional Research Center)  USDA Projects: 1. Bioproducts and Biopolymers from Ag Feedstocks 2. Zero Waste Agricultural Processing 3. Domestic Production of Natural Rubber and Resins ... • Building biorefineries does not require us to build from scratch • Biorefineries are originally grain mills, but

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RFA Continues Higher Blend Infrastructure Funding Education, Support for Retailers

(Renewable Fuels Association) Following the opening of the most recent tranche of funding for higher blends infrastructure incentives via the Inflation Reduction Act, the Renewable Fuels Association is off to a solid start in assisting fuel retailers. Due to its prior

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Vilsack Defends Administration’s Ethanol Policy and Climate-Smart Programs

by Riley Smith (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network)  Today (August 30, 2023), at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack defended the Biden Administration’s approach to supporting family farmers and the biofuels industry. Vilsack touted the department’s Climate

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Navigating the Financial Skyways: Financing SAF Projects in the US

by Todd Taylor (SAF Magazine/Avisen Legal) The pivot to SAF is not just a matter of overcoming technical and logistical roadblocks—it requires navigating an intricate financial labyrinth. ... Notably, equity and debt financing play pivotal roles in shaping the financial landscape of SAF

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Overview of the Bioenergy Technologies Office

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (establishes partnerships with key public and private stakeholders to develop technologies for producing cost-competitive advanced biofuels from non-food biomass resources, including cellulosic biomass, algae, and wet waste (e.g.,

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MN Bio-Fuels Commends State Leadership for Supporting Agriculture's Role in Reducing Emissions in the Aviation Industry

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) commends Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen for his leadership advocating for the participation of agriculture and biofuel producers in decarbonizing the aviation sector in a recent letter to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

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Bill Increases Support for Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Joshua Baethge (Farm Progress)  Crocket, Miller co-sponsoring Farm to Fuselage Act -- Reps. Jasmine Crockett, D- Texas, and Max Millier, R- Ohio, filed a bill on Friday to increase federal support for sustainable aviation fuel. The Farm to Fuselage Act aims to

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Farmers Need Incentives to Overcome Risks of Adopting Climate-Smart Agriculture Practices

(Solutions from the Lane)  Change is not easy, especially when it involves financial risk. That’s the situation farmers and ranchers find themselves in when considering innovative, climate-smart agricultural practices.  Sure, in the long run, many farmers find that adopting practices like

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Enviros Assail Forest Service Report, Saying It Could Promote Logging

by Minho Kim (Politico Pro Climatewire) The Forest Service faces criticism for projecting that forests could become carbon emitters by 2070 instead of continuing as carbon sinks.  -- Activists are condemning a recent Forest Service report to Congress, saying one of its

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Mote Kicks off Second Biomass to Hydrogen Project in Northern California

(Mote/Business Wire)  The biomass-to-hydrogen startup is partnering with Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) to expand its operations to a second location supported by $1.2M in grants from the US Forest Service, the California Department of Conservation, and the California Department of

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New Cover Crop Survey Released

(AgNewsWire) The 2022-2023 National Cover Crop Survey Report was released today that challenges assumptions on the role of incentive payments in cover crop adoption. According to the survey, nearly half of the cover crop users participating in the survey reported receiving some sort of

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PCC Hydrogen Secured Crucial Funding from USDA and KSTC

(PCC Hydrogen/Business Wire) PCC Hydrogen Inc. (PCCH2) is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded a highly competitive Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase I Award of $175,000 from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of

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American Farmland Trust, Sierra View Solutions Release Report on Carbon Market Programs

(American Farmland Trust/Morning Ag Clips)  The world needs agriculture to reduce emissions to avoid the worst effects of climate change, farmers need carbon market programs to work for farming -- Carbon market programs could be key to emission reductions, but agricultural carbon

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Protecting the Future of Low-Carbon Aviation

by Emily Skor (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Launched in 2021, the Biden administration’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge aims to produce enough low-carbon jet fuel to slash aviation emissions in half by 2050. Thanks to new incentives created by the Inflation Reduction Act,

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Aemetis Reports Progress with RNG, SAF and Ethanol Projects

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Aemetis Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 3, reporting progress with the development of its dairy renewable natural gas (RNG) project and its proposed renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) biorefinery. The

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Yield10 Bioscience Announces Positive Results in the First Field Test of Stacked Herbicide Tolerance Traits in Camelina, Supporting Large Acreage Production of Low-carbon Intensity Feedstock Oil for the Biofuel Market

(Yield10 Bioscience) Findings demonstrate a key advancement in the development of proprietary Camelina varieties tolerant to application of broadleaf weed control as well as to Group 2 soil residual herbicide chemistries; Yield10 RSR filing pending under USDA-APHIS’s SECURE Rule for stacked herbicide tolerant Camelina Yield10 Bioscience,

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Biomass Feedstocks and Supply-Chains

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here’s the State of Biomass Feedstocks and Supply-Chains presentation from the ABLC CONNECT series episode. Available supply, conventional crops, new crops and trees, cover crops, R&D initiatives, consortia — a comprehensive but compact look at the industry in

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West Biofuels Secures $1.5 Million to Develop Bioenergy Facilities

(West Biofuels) Federal Grants will Increase Forest Sustainability, Promote Innovation, and Bolster Local Economies -- West Biofuels, LLC (“West Biofuels”) announced $1.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to increase the sustainable use of forest products while

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USDA Invites Rural Cooperatives to Submit Letters of Interest for Grants and Loans to Deploy Renewable Energy Systems

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)– U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Utilities Service Administrator Andy Berke today announced that USDA will begin accepting Letters of Interest (LOI) on July 31, 2023, from rural cooperatives seeking financial assistance to deploy renewable energy systems

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Lowering Crop Production Emissions EWG: Common Practices Can Reduce GHG Emissions From Corn Production

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Environmental Working Group is touting six farming practices in the Corn Belt the group says could greatly reduce nitrous oxide emissions in crop production. EWG also wants to ensure $19.5 billion in funding for USDA conservation

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Crop Insurance Rules Challenge Airlines' Ambitious Biofuel Plans

by Jana Rose Schleis (Agri-Pulse) America’s airlines have ambitious plans for using more biofuel, and the feedstocks in their sights include obscure oilseed crops such as camelina. However, crop insurance policy stands in the way.  READ MORE

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Protec Fuel Prepares to Support Retailers and Fleets in Securing USDA Grants for Ethanol Infrastructure

(Protec Fuel/CISION) Protec Fuel, a leading ethanol fuel solutions firm, is ready to aid retailers and fleets in obtaining a portion of a $450 million grant from the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) run by the U.S. Department of Agriculture

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Report: Vietnam Lowers Tariff Rate on Ethanol to 10%

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Vietnam has lowered Most-Favored-Nation tariff rates on ethanol from 15 percent to 10 percent, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network.  The Government of Vietnam issued a decree

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USDA Offers $21M in REAP Technical Assistance Grants DEADLINE August 15, 2023

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The USDA on July 13 announced it is making $21.25 million in technical assistance grants available through the Rural Energy for America Program to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses access federal funds for

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Renewable Diesel’s Uncertain Future

by Jacqueline Holland (Farm Progress) Farmers and the rest of the world want green energy. Is the U.S. government standing in the way? -- Greg Anderson was disheartened when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced 2023-25 biofuel blending volumes in June. The

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USDA Helps Agricultural Producers Meet Demand for Camelina

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today that it will expand insurance for camelina in direct response to the anticipated increase in demand for the crop for biofuel production.  The USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) is expanding

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USDA Agricultural Marketing Service Webinar Bioeconomy Executive Order Listening Session on Resilient Biomass Supply Chains to Support the Bioeconomy --- July 18, 2023 --- ONLINE

The Biden-Harris Administration launched the National Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Initiative, informed by a September 2022 Executive Order, to advance American biotechnology and biomanufacturing in health, climate change, energy, food security, agriculture, supply chain resilience, and national and economic security. As

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USDA Investment in Improved GHG Measurement, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification for Agriculture and Forestry --- July 21, 2023 --- ONLINE

Webinar: Biden-Harris Administration Announces New Investments to Improve Measurement, Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions through President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda  READ MORE  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today  announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest $300

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Ag Policy Blog: USDA Unveils $300M Greenhouse Gas Measurement, Monitoring Plan

by Jerry Hagstrom (DTN Progressive Farmer) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will announce Wednesday that USDA will spend $300 million to improve measurement, monitoring, reporting and verification of greenhouse gas emissions and carbon sequestration in climate-smart agriculture and forestry. The money will come from

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Indonesia Launches E5 Blending Initiative

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) State-owned Indonesian energy company Pertamina is launching a new gasoline product containing 5 percent ethanol this summer, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. The ethanol will

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Japan Plans to Implement SAF Mandate by 2030

by Erin Voegele (SAF Magazine)  The government of Japan is preparing to implement a mandate for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and take several other actions to support the production, supply and use of SAF within the country, according to a report

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Farmers Need More Incentives to Cut Emissions — Report

by Marc Heller (Politico Pro Greenwire) A consulting group's report said agricultural emissions need to be cut sharply — but with potential rewards for farmers — if the global temperature rise is to be held to 1.5 degrees Celsius. --  Agricultural

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USGC Supports Opening of First E7 Fueling Station in Japan

(U.S. Grains Council/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  While in Japan for the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Trade Mission (USDA’s ATM) in early June, the U.S. Grains Council delegation witnessed the opening of the first E7 fueling station in Japan. The unveiling of

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Funding for Homegrown Biofuels as Part of Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) Funds Are Being Provided by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act; USDA Awards First Round of Funding to 59 Infrastructure Projects --   U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA plans to invest up

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