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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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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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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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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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Biofuel Groups Lobby Carper to Support Ethanol Bill

by Marc Heller (E&E Daily) Organizations representing truck stop operators and fuel marketers urged Environment and Public Works Chair Tom Carper to drop opposition to a bill promoting higher-ethanol fuel. -- Industry groups representing fuel retailers and related stores urged Senate Environment

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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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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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Big Oil Embraces Corn as Former Foes Unite against EV Threat

by Kim Chipman and Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg/Yahoo!)  After decades of battling against more ethanol going into US cars, Big Oil is joining Big Agriculture in a push to expand use of the corn-based biofuel. Fossil-fuel giants are also ramping up investment in

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Stopping Biden’s Radical Forced EV Transition

(U.S. House of Representatives Energy & Commerce Committee)  Americans Should Choose the Car They Drive -- President Biden and Democrats are leading a radical rush-to-green agenda that takes away people’s vehicle choice and forces Americans to drive electric vehicles. Electric vehicles are

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CLIMBING. FAST. Debuts on Capitol Hill

(CLIMBING. FAST.)  The CLIMBING. FAST. advocacy campaign was recently introduced to Congress during a meeting of the House Climate Solutions Caucus – co-chaired by Reps. Andrew Garbarino (R-2-NY) and Chrissy Houlahan (D-6-PA) – which works to combat climate change, while also

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Auto Dealers Up Campaign Urging Biden Administration to Halt EPA Tailpipe Emission Limits Regulation

by Alexa St. John (Associated Press)  More than 4,700 auto dealerships across the United States urged President Joe Biden in a letter Thursday to halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts to enforce stricter vehicle-pollution standards. The missive comes just weeks before the

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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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CFDC Comments on DOE EV Proposal that Could Favor China

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition) : The Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC) submitted comments last week on the Department of Energy’s recent proposed guidance defining “foreign entity of concern” (FEOC), urging the agency to close loopholes that would allow electric vehicle batteries

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House Panel to Debate Partisan Pipeline Safety Bill

by Andres Picon (E&E Daily)  The Republican-drafted measure includes permitting provisions and language around carbon sequestration. -- A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee will hold a hearing Thursday on a Republican-drafted reauthorization for the federal government’s pipeline regulator. The discussion draft, titled the

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Big Green? The Clean Energy Leader Enraging Environmentalists

by Timothy Cama (E&E News Greenwire) ... “We are moving from kind of a clean-versus-dirty, renewables-versus-fossil imagination of this kind of bifurcated energy industry to the reality that these are big companies with both renewable and fossil assets,” (Jason) Grumet, a

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McClellan, Lawler Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Coordinate Federal Soil Carbon Sequestration Efforts

(Office of Representatives Jennifer McClellan (D-VA-04)) Representatives Jennifer McClellan (D-VA-04) and Mike Lawler (R-NY-17) introduced the bipartisan Coordination for Soil Carbon Research and Monitoring Act to empower the federal government to support interagency work around soil carbon sequestration research and monitoring.  Soil carbon sequestration, also known

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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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GOP Sprint to the Iowa Caucuses: An Ag Primer to the 2024 GOP Presidential Primary Season

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Iowa farmers again have won over most of the leading Republican candidates for president when it comes to biofuels, but farmers also likely will again be caught in the crossfire between saber-rattling with China while

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EPA Delivers Final Midwest E15 Rule to White House OMB

(Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA on Dec. 18 delivered its final rule to allow year-round E15 sales in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB reviews marks

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US Rules Could Force Early Production Halt to Some Gas Vehicles -Letter

by David Shepardson (Reuters) A group representing major automakers urged the Biden administration to make significant changes to three proposed vehicle rules, warning they could force car companies to hastily stop building some gas-powered vehicles. The administration has proposed, among others, stringent

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RFA Thanks Lawmakers for Seeking Swift White House Action on Year-Round E15

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association is applauding a bipartisan group of 22 lawmakers from both the House and Senate, who asked the White House today (December 14, 2023) to swiftly finalize regulations that would allow year-round sales of lower-carbon

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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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With Pipeline Growth Booming, the US Agency in Charge of Safety Struggles to Keep up

by Jacob Fischler (Wisconsin Examiner) The pipeline industry added thousands of miles of natural gas, crude oil and carbon dioxide pipelines to the national network in recent years. But the federal regulatory agency responsible for ensuring that vast system’s safety failed

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Groups Want Congress to Tweak Carbon Capture Incentives

by Carlos Anchondo (Politico Pro Energywire) Advocates say a failure to act would imperil the technology's adoption. -- A contingent of carbon capture and storage proponents is urging Congress to tweak a tax credit essential to greater project deployment. In a letter Monday,

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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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Clean Fuels, ASA, NARA Applaud Bipartisan Renewable Fuel for Ocean-Going Vessels Act

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Small change to RFS rules would open marine fuel markets to biodiesel and renewable diesel -- Today (December 7, 20923), Clean Fuels Alliance America, the American Soybean Association, and the North American Renderers Association (NARA) thanked Reps. Mariannette

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House Passes Walberg Bill to Protect Automobile Choice

(Office of Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI 5th)) Today (December 6, 2023), the House passed the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act with bipartisan support by a vote of 221-197. The legislation, introduced by Congressman Tim Walberg (MI-05) and Andrew Clyde

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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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Biden Threatens Veto if Congress Moves to Hamper EPA Requirements

by Brady Knox  (Washington Examiner)  President Joe Biden threatened to use his veto powers if Congress moved to hamper his administration's move to institute stricter environmental regulations. The Choice in Automobile Retail Sales, or CARS, Act is set to be voted on in the coming week.

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Congressman Tim Walberg (R-MI 5th)

U.S. EV regulations are putting our future in the hands of a hostile regime with very few environmental or labor protections, with little to no reduction in global carbon emissions to show for it.  ... By rewarding all emission reduction efforts rather than just

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House Sets Vote on Bill to Block EPA Tailpipe Rules

by Mike Lee (E&E Daily)  It's part of Republicans' efforts to block the Biden administration's plans to boost electric vehicles. -- The House will take up legislation this week to block the Biden administration’s clean car plan, which critics say would drive

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Ethanol Industry Makes Big Strides in Low-Carbon Emission Movement

(Oklahoma Farm Report)  Associate Farm Editor Reagan Calk is talking with the Vice President of Industry Relations at the Renewable Fuels Association, Robert White, about the ethanol industry.  Ethanol has many benefits, White explained, as it is a clean burning fuel

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Congress Watches from Sidelines as Courts Set Ethanol Policy

by Marc Heller (Politico Pro E&E Daily) In the wake of another court ruling on the renewable fuel standard, there's scant sign lawmakers can pass meaningful changes. -- After a federal court ruled last week that small petroleum refiners should be given

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Renewable Fuels Make Holiday Travel Easier on the Pocket — and the Planet

by Goeff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill) As we watch the days get shorter and the weather get colder, it can only mean one thing — the holidays are almost upon us. ... Whether you’re flying or driving, it’s a good bet

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Action Allowing Year-Round Sales of E15 in the US Could Be Near: Trade Group

by Kate Winston (S&P Global) December deadline looming in lawsuit; Spending bill could be vehicle in 2024 -- In the next few months, legislative or legal proceedings could set the stage to allow year-round sales of a gasoline blend containing 15% ethanol

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2005 The Energy Policy Act

by Eric Vettel (American Energy Society/Energy Today) ... In this lukewarm political atmosphere, the 109th Congress took its seats, and then set out in a desperate search to find a legislative agenda that connected with the public, now also frustrated by the

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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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RFA Thanks Lawmakers for Bipartisan SAF Legislation Promoting Ethanol

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association today thanked Rep. Max Miller (R-OH) and others for the introduction in the House of the Farm to Fly Act, which would help sustainable aviation fuels create new markets for America’s farmers. Among its provisions, the

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Cassidy Leads Introduction of Foreign Pollution Fee to Hold China Accountable

(Office of Senator Bill Cassidy R-LA)  Fee counters CCP’s manufacturing advantage, environmental loopholes while boosting domestic production -- U.S. Senators Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), member of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources (ENR) Committee and the Finance Committee, and Lindsey Graham (R-SC)

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Ernst Says Lawmakers Need to Act on E15 Legislation

by Brent Barnett (Brownfield Ag News)  A U.S. Senator from Iowa says higher ethanol blends like E15 need to be a part of the solution to help lower emissions. Republican Joni Ernst tells Brownfield electric vehicles aren’t the only answer. “Very, very

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House Biofuels Caucus Introduces GREET Act

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) House Biofuels Caucus Co-chairs Dusty Johnson (R-SD) Adrian Smith (R-NE), Angie Craig (D-MN), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) this week introduced the Adopt Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) Act to direct the Environmental Protection Agency

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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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INSIGHT: 16 US States May Restrict Sale of Combustion-Based Autos

by Al Greenwood (Independent Commodity Interlligence Services) Several US states could adopt restrictions on the sale of light vehicles that rely primarily on internal combustion engines (ICE), which would lower demand for liquid fuels while increasing demand for plastics and chemicals

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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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The Future of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Depends on the 2023 Farm Bill

by Leah Garden (GreenBiz)  Sustainable aviation fuel is emerging as the most viable path forward for a decarbonized aviation industry, if the 2023 Farm Bill provides adequate funding. -- ... Even though aviation contributes a total of 2.5 percent of GHG emissions annually, SAF

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Manchin, Colleagues Introduce Legislation Pushing Back on Biden Admin's Electric Vehicle Mandate

(Office of Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) and 28 of his Senate colleagues introduced the Choice in Automobile Retail Sales (CARS) Act to counter the Biden Administration’s radical environmental agenda and executive overreach by preventing the implementation of a

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US Says Lead Emissions from Small Piston-Engine Aircraft Pose Public Health Danger

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  The U.S Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday issued a final determination declaring that emissions from aircraft that use leaded fuel pose a danger to public health, following years of study. Commercial aircraft use jet fuel, which does not contain

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Arkansas, Oklahoma Push Delay for E15 Petition

by Chris Knight (Argus Media) Arkansas and Oklahoma have joined an oil industry effort to delay beyond 2024 a gasoline reformulation that eight Midwestern states have requested to preserve year-round sales of 15pc ethanol gasoline (E15). Unless the fuel specification change is

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Sen. Klobuchar Tours Guardian Energy; Introduces GREET Legislation

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Sen. Amy Klobuchar toured Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Producer Member, Guardian Energy, in Janesville on Oct 14 to reiterate her support for Minnesota’s ethanol industry and discuss her work to lift outdated restrictions on the summertime sale of E15.  “It

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E15 Sales Surged This Summer but Remain Threatened by Obsolete Restrictions

by Scott Richman (Renewable Fuels Association) Sales of E15, a gasoline blend containing 15 percent ethanol, surged this summer (June-August) compared to the same period in 2022, according to a new Renewable Fuels Association analysis. RFA examined data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce,

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Europe Just Launched the World’s First Carbon Tariff. Will the United States Follow Suit?

 by Kristoffer Tigue (Inside Climate News) In the U.S., where climate policy has been highly politicized, the concept of a carbon tariff has recently emerged with rare bipartisan support. -- Companies that want to do business in the European Union will soon

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Renewable Fuel Producers Call Jet Fuel a “Lifeline”

by Currey McCullough (RFD TV) Renewable fuels producers are calling the airline industry a lifeline as sustainable jet fuel could be the best hope for corn-ethanol makers. With the current Administration looking to slash gasoline demand over the next two decades, ethanol producers

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New Issue Brief on Next Generation Fuels Act

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition) CFDC has produced an Issue Brief clearly explaining the provisions of the Next Gen legislation and makes a compelling case for its passage. The new brief, the latest in CFDC’s highly successful Issue Brief and White Paper series,

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Vance Unveils Legislation Eliminating EV Tax Credits

by Zack Budryk (The Hill) Sen. JD Vance (R-Ohio) introduced legislation Thursday that would eliminate federal tax credits for electric vehicles, the latest in a series of Republican salvos against EV technology. Vance’s bill, first reported by The Daily Caller, would undo several EV

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Fischer Introduces “Stop EV Freeloading Act” to Support Infrastructure Investments, Promote Fairness

(Office of Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE)) U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, recently led U.S. Senators Pete Ricketts (R-Neb.), John Cornyn (R-Texas), and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) in introducing the Stop EV Freeloading Act. The legislation would

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Feenstra: Combating President Biden’s Electric Vehicle Mandates -- President Biden Refuses to Accept the Facts. 95% of Cars on the Road Today Run on Liquid Fuel and Are Significantly More Affordable and Reliable than Electric Vehicles.

by Randy Feenstra (Congressman  (R-IA 4th District)/The Iowa Torch)  ... There is no clearer example of his executive overreach than his hasty and costly push to electrify every car and truck in the United States. At his direction, he has called on

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It’s Time For Flex Fuel Fairness

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) In 2014, nine major auto manufacturers produced and sold more than 2.8 million flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) capable of running on fuel with up to 85 percent ethanol (E85). In fact, one out of

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The CDR R&D Act of 2023 Will Funnel $12 Billion towards RD&D for Carbon Removal

(Carbon 180) “Federal investment in research, development and demonstration of emerging technologies is essential to support innovation and ultimately deliver a full portfolio of high-quality carbon removal solutions that can scale. This bill is a foundational building block within the package

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Stu Ellis: Biofuels Looking to Takeoff with Help from Lawmakers

by Stu Ellis  (Herald & Review)  ... And the U.S. Department of Agriculture's projections for exports ratchet down every time a new Supply and Demand report is issued. While this is occurring, Brazil announces increased exports of corn and soybeans —

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Ethanol, Biofuels Drive Farm Progress Show Conversation

(Agri-News) During the Farm Progress Show, Congresswoman Nikki Budzinski of central and southern Illinois stood alongside farmers and biofuels experts to confirm ethanol’s role in lowering carbon and supporting rural economies. The congresswoman in Illinois’ 13th Congressional District joined a panel of

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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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Survey: Voters Want Congressional Action Supporting Low-Carbon Ethanol

(Renewable Fuels Association) With Congress back in session after the August recess, a new survey from the polling firm Morning Consult found continued strong voter support for policies promoting the use of lower-cost, lower-carbon American-made ethanol. In the latest results, registered

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Development Capital – the Lifeblood of Every New Initiative Is Much Too Hard to Obtain

by CJ Evans (American Diversified Enterprises/ Alternative Fuels & Chemicals coalition/Biofuels Digest)  ... First, every project being developed – every one that is needed to mitigate the climate crisis – only can advance with infusions, sometimes large infusions, of development capital. For example, a typical $1

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Auto Week at D.C. Circuit Raises ‘Major Questions’ for EPA

by Lesley Clark (E&E News Climatewire)  A powerful federal appeals court will hear arguments this week in three challenges to the Biden administration’s efforts to curb the largest source of planet-warming pollution in the United States — and the battles have

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Popular Senate Carbon Tariff Bill Gains House Champions

by Emma Dumain (E&E News Climatewire) As interest grows in a Senate proposal to calculate the emissions intensity of industrial materials produced in the U.S., two lawmakers are getting ready to introduce companion legislation in the House. It will mark an important

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Democrats Ask EPA to Mandate More Zero-Emission Trucks The Lawmakers Want Federal Standards to Match California Mandates.

by Camille Von Kaenel (E&E Daily) Dozens of Democrats on Monday asked EPA to tighten its sales requirements for zero-emission trucks.  The request from Sens. Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and others is aimed

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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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U.S. Sen. Pete Ricketts Highlights Flex Fuel Fairness Bill during Nebraska Event

by Jake Anderson and Alex McLoon (KETV) Sen. Pete Ricketts is shedding light on alternatives to gas other than battery electric vehicles with his Flex Fuel Fairness Act. The bipartisan bill gives credits to automakers for producing vehicles that reduce carbon output. "One

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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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Tim Scott Hits Chinese Communist Party, Touts Ethanol in Iowa Ad

by Caroline Vakil (The Hill)Republican presidential candidate Sen. Tim Scott (S.C.) is targeting the Chinese Communist Party over purchasing farmland in Iowa and touts his support of ethanol production in a new radio ad in the early voting state. “Sen. Tim Scott is

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Commentary: A National Clean Fuel Standard Would Benefit the Environment and Public Health

by Julie Tighe (New York League of Conservation Voters/Times Union) We need a federal fuel policy that prioritizes not just emissions reductions but also American innovation, consumer choice and energy independence.  ... To meet both near-term and midcentury decarbonization targets, we need a

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Ethanol Report on Current Issues

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) The Renewable Fuels Association has been working on a couple of issues this summer that are important to the future of the ethanol industry. In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper provides an

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Iowa AG Brenna Bird Sues EPA over Ethanol Rules, Saying It 'Dragged Its Feet' on E-15 Sales

by Galen Bacharier (Des Moines Register) Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird is suing the Environmental Protection Agency, as Iowa and Nebraska try to force the agency to issue final rules allowing the year-round sale of gasoline blended with 15% ethanol. The Republican

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RFS15 The Policy Origins of the Renewable Fuel Standard (aka, "Ethanol"): The Ethanol Pivot

by Eric Vettel (Energy Today) ... Replacing lead with MTBE reduced emissions almost overnight. By 1995, the Sierra Club celebrated MTBE as the “innovation of the year,” and George H. W. Bush considered the reform one of the most notable accomplishments

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Biotechnology Organization Lists Farm Bill Priorities

by Sabrina Halvorson (Southeast AgNet Radio Network) Farm Bill priorities for the biotech industry. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) says the next Farm Bill offers opportunities to invest in long-term food security, climate resiliency, and growing the

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Ethanol Blog: Senate Bill Would Open Door Wider for Flexible-Fuel Vehicles in Emissions Reductions

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) A bill introduced in the U.S. Senate on Monday would provide new incentives for automakers to produce more flexible-fuel vehicles, which are vehicles that can burn any blend of ethanol up to E85. The Flex Fuel

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Dr. Joyce’s Legislation to Stop California’s Gas-Powered Vehicle Ban Advances to House Floor 

(Office of John Joyce (R-PA 13))  Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13), announced that his legislation, H.R. 1435, the Preserving Choice for Vehicle Purchases Act, was passed by the Energy and Commerce Committee and will next be considered by the entire U.S.

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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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Klobuchar Introduces Biomanufacturing and Jobs Act

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on July 20 introduced the Biomanufacturing and Jobs Act, which aims to strengthen the USDA’s BioPreferred Program. Sens. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa; Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Pete Ricketts, R-Neb., are cosponsoring the

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Flood, Budzinski Introduce SAF Accuracy Act of 2023

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Reps. Mike Flood, R-Neb., and Nikki Budzinski, D-Ill., on July 25 introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accuracy Act of 2023, a bipartisan bill that aims to identify the standards required to meet the definition of

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Duckworth Discusses Importance of Ethanol Production and Increased Use of U.S. Biofuels with Illinois Corn Growers Association, Renewable Fuels Association

(Office of Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL))   U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today met with leaders and members of the Illinois Corn Growers Association as well as with members from the Renewable Fuels Association Board of Directors (RFA) to underscore her support for

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Lummis Releases Bill to Ease Refineries' Biofuel Costs

by Marc Heller (Politico Pro) The Wyoming Republican proposes a mathematical tweak to the renewable fuel standard, giving small refineries a break on credits they buy to show compliance. -- A Wyoming senator dissatisfied with the renewable fuel standard's treatment

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic Interview with Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association

This week’s Open Mic guest is Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. The Biden administration’s vehicle emissions rulemaking is drawing fire from oil and agriculture industry groups over concerns the rule would be a de-facto ban on internal

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Panel Approves Bills against EV-Friendly Regulations

by Nico Portuondo (Politico Pro E&E Daily) House Energy and Commerce Republicans say the administration's plans for the rapid adoption of electric vehicles needed to be stopped.  --  A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee passed three bills Wednesday that, taken together, would

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Sen. Coons Co-sponsors Bill Aimed at Helping Indie Refineries Deal with Costly RIN Ethanol System

(Delaware Business Now) U.S. Sens. Chris Coons, D-DE, and Bob Casey, D-PA, joined with House members in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in sponsoring legislation aimed at dealing with the system for monitoring the refining of ethanol. A coalition of independent refineries, including

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House Panel Sets Vote on Bill to Block EPA Tailpipe Rule

by Lamar Johnson (Politico Pro/E&E Daily) The committee will also vote on legislation to protect internal-combustion engines and prevent renewable fuel incentives from applying to electric cars. A House Energy and Commerce subcommittee will vote this week on legislation to block EPA's

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Capito, Sinema, Murkowski, Whitehouse Introduce Bipartisan Carbon Capture Legislation

by Vasil Velev (Carbon Herald) On June 15th U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, joined U.S. Senators Kyrsten Sinema (I-Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) to introduce bipartisan

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Carbon-Negative Bioenergy Technologies Gain Traction as a Climate Solution

by Brandon Mulder (S&P Global) Study suggests 500 mil mt/year of biomass feedstock; BECCS needs further policy support ... Ethanol production is the largest bioenergy activity in the US. For BECCS to scale to the levels the IPCC identified, the bioenergy industry

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The Proven Effectiveness And Underappreciated Benefits Of Clean Fuel Standards

Graham Noyes and Robin Vercruse (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  There are a very few subjects that have incredible importance, that impact many molecules, processing technologies, feedstock supply-chains, economic development zones - clean fuel standards is one of those.   Today, we have

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Carper, Capito Introduce Bill to Reauthorize the Diesel Emissions Reduction Act

(U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works/EIN Presswire)  U.S. Senators Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee, and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), Ranking Member of the EPW Committee, along with Senators Cory Booker (D-N.J.)

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House Energy Sub Committee Hearing on Affordable Fuels

(AgNewsWire) A House Energy and Commerce Sub Committee heard testimony this week on “Driving Affordability: Preserving People’s Freedom to Buy Affordable Vehicles and Fuel” regarding several bills related to lowering emissions from transportation vehicles. National Corn Growers Association CEO Neil Caskey testified in support of several bills

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Not My Dad’s Ethanol

by Jim Kendrick (Biofuels Digest)  As I attended the 39th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Omaha, Nebraska held June 12-14, memories of dinner table lessons received as the son of an Ag Economics professor come back to

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US Lawmaker to Re-introduce Bipartisan Bill to Get EV Industry into Biofuel Program

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) A U.S. Democratic lawmaker plans to reintroduce a bipartisan bill next month that would allow electricity generated from renewable biomass to qualify for credits under the nation's biofuel blending program. The Biden administration abandoned a similar scheme over

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Clean Energy Sector Debates Impact of GOP Efforts to Repeal Tax Credits

by Rachel Frazin (The Hill)  Republican attacks on the Inflation Reduction Act’s clean energy tax credits may be negatively impacting the sector, some industry players and experts say.  They say the GOP’s efforts to eliminate the subsides risks creating uncertainty for investments

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Warncok Introduces Bill to Boost Funding for SAF Grant Program

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., on June 13 introduced the Advancing Aviation Emissions Reduction Opportunities (AAERO) Act, which aims to alter some provisions of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) grant program included in the Inflation Reduction

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A Push to Turn Farm Waste into Fuel

(North America Climate Smart Agriculture Alliance)  Biofuel plants and energy from on-farm biodigesters have been a part of the agricultural landscape for decades. But as the global climate continues to warm and as agriculture continues to face new challenges, bioenergy

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D.C. Developments

by Brian Jennings (American Colation for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine) The American Coalition for Ethanol mobilized 60 grassroots leaders, including ethanol producers, corn growers and retailers, for its fly-in and government affairs summit in Washington, D.C., earlier this year. ... Market access for

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Inflation Reduction Act Boosts Renewable Energy and Biofuels Infrastructure

(Iowa  Ag Connection) The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022 brings significant financial incentives to rural communities, aiming to promote renewable energy production and the transition to sustainable energy sources. Under the bill, approximately $11 billion has been allocated for rural

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Another Win for Consumers and the Environment — E15 Approved for Summer Sales

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill)  Summer driving season is here and there’s good news — whether you’re planning a cross-country road trip or hope to commute no further than the local pool, you’ll have an opportunity to save on

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FEW General Session Panelists Discuss the Future of Ethanol; Awards Presented

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Representatives of the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the American Coalition for Ethanol on June 13 discussed the future of the U.S. ethanol industry during a general session panel at the 39th annual International Fuel

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Duckworth, Fischer, Ernst, Klobuchar, Grassley Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Solidify Future of American-Grown Sustainable Aviation Fuels

(Office of Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL))  U.S. Senator and pilot Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)—member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (CST) and Chair of the Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations and Innovation—and U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) along

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New Book Exposes EPA, Oil Industry’s Role in Ensuring the Dominance of High-Emission Fuels: Gasolinegate Debuts

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, emails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show that EPA and oil interests collaborated to manipulate computer models used to certify fuel emissions and set standards, say authors Burl Haigwood and Doug Durante

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New Issue Brief Challenges the EV Vision: Biofuels and a Technology Neutral Strategy the Better Approach

(Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  The widespread introduction of electric vehicles as a means of reducing carbon emissions presents a far greater challenge than the public is being led to believe, according to new research by the Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC). This

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Biden’s Plan to Phase out Gas-powered Cars Is All Pain for Consumers and No Gain Public Comment DEADLINE July 5, 2023

by Diana Furchtgott-Roth (The Hill/The Heritage Foundation) ... Others, due to cost, convenience and climate, prefer gasoline-powered vehicles. Thankfully, Americans today still have that choice. But if the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) latest proposed rule on car emissions is finalized as written, they won’t

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RFS and the Push for Greater Ethanol Content in Gasoline

by Brian Milne (DTN)  ... Owing to insufficient production, EPA has had to frequently issue waivers for the cellulosic biofuel nested category. However, EPA’s 2019 final rule pegged volume requirements below statute for total renewable fuel, triggering the agency’s reset authority

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Bipartisan Bill Would Lay Groundwork for U.S. Carbon Tariffs

by Emma Dumain  (E&E Daily) Senators from both parties have signed on to legislation that would calculate the emissions intensity of industrial materials produced in the United States. It’s a necessary step, advocates say, toward a carbon border adjustment mechanism, or CBAM,

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Doug Sombke: Carbon Sequestration Remains a Pipe Dream. Ethanol Fuel Already Has Value

by Doug Sombke (South Dakota Farmers Union/Farm Forum) ... The recent study by South Dakota ethanol producers estimating a value to the state of nearly $6 billion needs to be carefully examined. Argus Leader’s recent article delving into the study does a

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NRDC: COVER Act Will Finally Make Cover Crop Benefits Accessible to All Farmers

(Natural Resources Defense Council)  A key bicameral bill to incent the use of cover crops across the country was re-introduced today (May 18, 2023). The Conservation Opportunity and Voluntary Environment Resilience (COVER) Program Act, which would provide a $5 per

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic Interviews: Neil Caskey, National Corn Growers Association; Kevin Lucke, Chevron Renewable Energy Group; Meagan Kaiser, United Soybean Board; Tom Ryan, Truterra; and More

(Agri-Pulse) This week’s Open Mic guest is Neil Caskey, CEO of the National Corn Growers Association. At the time Congress is preparing to write a new farm bill, corn farmers are facing a period of high input costs and declining

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Two U.S. Senators Introduce New Carbon Removal Legislation

by Dimana Doneva (Carbon Herald) Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) introduced on May 12 the Carbon Removal and Emissions Storage Technologies (CREST) Act. The new legislation directs the Departments of Energy and Interior to put in place new research programs

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The Midwest has the Key to Affordable Gas and Energy Independence

by Reps. Randy Feenstra (R-IOWA-4th) and Michelle Fischbach (R-MINN.-7th) (The Hill)  Blessed with an abundant supply of domestic energy sources, American families should always have access to affordable gasoline 365 days a year. In the United States — where we

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Bill Would Block EVs from Renewable Fuel Standard

by Marc Heller (Politico Pro/E&E News) Two Republican senators said the RFS was intended for liquid fuels, not to be an incentive for electrification. -- An oil industry advocate and an ethanol champion in the Senate are joining forces to try

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NBAA Joins Call to Prioritize FY24 Funding for Key Aviation Sustainability Programs

(National Business Aviation Association) The National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) joined with more than 35 aviation and biofuel industry stakeholders in calling for leaders of the U.S. House and Senate Appropriations Committees to prioritize funding in the fiscal year 2024

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US Lawmakers Want to Boost Ethanol’s Green Appeal as EVs Threaten Fuel Use

by Kim Chipman and Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg) Bill brings together lawmakers from corn and oil states; Growth of EVs is threatening demand for liquid fuels US representatives from Iowa, Illinois, Texas and Oklahoma are introducing a bill that would allow

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RFA Thanks Sen. Ricketts, Colleagues for Renewable Fuels Month Recognition

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association today thanked Sen. Pete Ricketts (R-NE) and eight additional Senate colleagues for a resolution naming May as national Renewable Fuels Month, “to recognize the important role that renewable fuels play in reducing carbon impacts, lowering fuel

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Sequestration in the Field

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Carbon intensity scores determine, in part, the value producers get for each gallon of ethanol they produce. Today’s CI calculations don’t factor in low-carbon farming practices, but industry leaders like Brian Jennings are determined

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NATSO, SIGMA Testify on Critical Role of Fuel Retailers in Bolstering Nation's Supply Chain

(NATSO/PR Newswire)  NATSO, representing America's travel centers, truck stops and transportation energy retailers, and SIGMA: America's Leading Fuel Marketers, testified before Congress today on the critical role that the nation's fuel retailers play in facilitating the efficient movement of goods and energy throughout

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The Importance of the Next Generation Fuels Act

by Geoff Coopper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) The reintroduction of the Next Generation Fuels Act in both the House and Senate gives liquid fuels the opportunity to increase fuel efficiency while reducing tailpipe emissions. And it could potentially help

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American Coalition for Ethanol Says to Ask Congress to Support Legislation Allowing Nationwide and Permanent E15 Use

(American Coalition for Ethanol) While emergency steps taken by the Biden administration to allow E15 year-round for 2022 and 2023 are much appreciated, extreme and unusual conditions will not forever roil the fuel marketplace, so emergency waivers cannot always be

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Biden EPA to Allow Summer Sales of High-Ethanol E15 Gasoline

Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg/Yahoo!) Biden administration officials have decided to issue an emergency waiver that will allow widespread sales of higher-ethanol E15 gasoline this summer, following a strategy used last year to help tamp down high pump prices. ... To justify the

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Bill Creates LCFS for Aviation, Expands SAF Tax Credits, Funding

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Reps. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., and Brad Schneider, D-Ill., on April 20 introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, which aims to support the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) via tax credits, new funding, and the

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From Fossil Fuel Jobs to Clean Energy: Profiles of Locals Who’ve Made the Jump

by Brooke Staggs (Southern California News Group/Orange County Register) ... But Rep. Mike Levin, D-San Juan Capistrano, who worked to bring green jobs to Southern California before he got elected, argues that tax provisions for renewables make sense for the environment

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Debt Ceiling Debate Draws in Biofuels

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Debt-Limit Bill Would Repeal Biofuel and Renewable Energy Tax Credits --The federal debt-limit bill dropped Wednesday by House Speaker Kevin McCarthy would repeal several tax credits for the biofuels industry, including tax credits for

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As Summer Travel Approaches, Davids Takes Several Actions to Lower Gas Prices in Kansas

(Office of Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS3rd)) ... Today (April 19, 2023), Representative Sharice Davids took official actions to lower the cost of gas for Kansans, advocating for immediate and long-term solutions through the year-round sale of fuel blended with higher

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Biofuels Timeline Reveals 'Incredible Accomplishment'

by Noah Fish (Echo Press) The biofuels industry has made incredible strides since Michael McAdams joined the sector in 1978. McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), manages the voice in the U.S. capital for the advanced biofuels industry. ... In an interview

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U.S. Pushes Farmers to Develop A New Crop: Energy

by Keith Schneider (Circle of Blue) ... Despite pushback from environmental groups concerned about increased water pollution from a new tide of farm wastes, developers across the country see opportunities to build ambitious renewable energy projects to convert crops and

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Briefing Series: Farm Bill 2023 in Focus --- Select Wednesdays to June 21, 2023 --- ONLINE and Washington, DC

The Process and Path Forward for Passing a Bipartisan Farm Bill Wednesday, April 26 2:00 - 3:30 PM EDT The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on what you need to know about this year’s Farm Bill, including key bipartisan opportunities

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RFA to Senate Subcommittee: Ethanol Is a Cleaner Fuel for Cleaner Vehicles

(Renewable Fuels Association) In advance of a Senate subcommittee hearing today on the importance of cleaner vehicles, the Renewable Fuels Association stressed the importance of renewable fuels like ethanol in providing “an effective and immediate solution for reducing carbon emissions from liquid fuels

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Why Injecting CO2 Underground Is a Legal Morass

by Shelby Webb (E&E News Energywire) ... As oil and gas companies rush to build carbon sequestration projects — in hopes of taking advantage of increased tax credits in the Inflation Reduction Act — states are scrambling to answer questions about

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Big Week for Ag: Hearings Set on EPA Rules, Farm Bill

by Marc Heller (E&E News) The House Agriculture Committee will question EPA Administrator Michael Regan on agency actions affecting farmers and ranchers as other panels keep crafting the new farm bill. EPA Administrator Michael Regan will make his first visit to

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SAF in the IRA Era – How Do the Incentives Stack up?

by Megan Boutwell (Stillwater Associates) The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 (IRA) provides for a two-phased approach to incentivize sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production. The first phase, 2023-2024, expands the biomass-based diesel blenders tax credit (BTC) to include a separate per-gallon incentive

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ACE Fly-in Gives Lawmakers Ethanol Education

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa is possibly the biggest supporter of ethanol in Congress, but he can always use more information to share with his colleagues who may disagree. During the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Fly-in this week,

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Sánchez, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bill to Create New Tax Credit for Renewable Natural Gas

(Office of Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA 38th)) Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the Renewable Natural Gas Incentive Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide a tax credit for renewable natural gas, which can be used in

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Battle Brews over Climate Law Credits for Aviation Biofuels

by Brian Dabbs (E&E News Energywire)  The Inflation Reduction Act is setting up a fight over the climate footprint of biofuels for aviation, with significant implications for the nation’s emissions trajectory, the U.S. transportation sector and rural communities. In coming weeks, the

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The Next Farm Bill Could Be a Historic Climate Law – if Congress Can Agree on It

by Max Graham  (Grist) Will the legislation help turn agriculture, a climate problem, into a climate solution?  ... But environmental groups and some farmer advocacy organizations are lobbying Congress to turn this year’s bill — due for an update by October —

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Rep. Schrier Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Aid Biofuel Research and Development

by Adrian Cortez (Office of Rep. Kim Schrier D-WA/Quad City Herald)   U.S. Representatives Kim Schrier, M.D. (D-WA), Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME) introduced the Biochar Research Network Act of 2023 to increase research funding for biochar on March 21. Biochar is a charcoal-like product created by

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New Nationwide Poll: Voters Want E15 Available Year-Round

(Renewable Fuels Association) As the Biden administration and Congress consider taking action to allow continued sales of lower-cost E15 this summer, a new poll shows overwhelming support among voters for ensuring the popular fuel blend remains available year-round and nationwide. With retail

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The Agriculture Resilience Act: Rep. Pingree Reintroduces Bill to Put U.S. on Path to Net-Zero Agriculture Emissions

(Office of Congresswoman Chellie Pingree (D-ME 1st))  Farming has always been a risky business. But today, extreme weather events and trade wars are creating challenges that threaten food production and jeopardize farmers’ livelihoods. We must work to keep farmers on the

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Public Comment Periods for House and Senate Farm Bill Portal Closing Soon

(Biofuels Digest) Deadlines are approaching for public input to the House and Senate Agriculture Committees on this year's Farm Bill: must-pass legislation that comes around every five years. Of particular interest for industry is why money is left on the table

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US Senators Seek to Expand Sales of Ethanol-Gas Blend with Support from Big Oil

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  U.S. senators reintroduced a bipartisan bill on Tuesday that would allow nationwide sales of gasoline with a higher blend of ethanol year-round, as a second heavy-weight oil trade group appeared ready to back the idea. Republican Senator Deb

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It’s a Fact: Consumers Support Ethanol

By Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Americans strongly support expanded use of lower-cost, lower-carbon renewable fuels like ethanol, want greater access to higher ethanol blends, and strongly oppose policies that remove options at the gas pump or the

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Off the Ground

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Several alcohol-to-jet projects, partnerships and technologies have been announced in the past 18 months. Ethanol Producer Magazine checks in on each, looking at where they stand and what they might ultimately achieve. ... Multiple airlines forged

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ASA CEO: Renewable Diesel Could Drive a New Era for Soybean Demand, but EPA Needs to Rethink the RFS

by Tyne Morgan (AgWeb) ... The policy priorities for ASA differ year to year, but the excitement around biomass-based diesel and renewable diesel kicked into high gear during Commodity Classic last year. A year later, Censky (Steve Censky, American Soybean Association CEO) says soybean

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Is Hydrogen Really a Clean Enough Fuel to Tackle the Climate Crisis?

by Nina Lakhni (The Guardian) Backers say hydrogen projects should be first in line for almost $26bn in US taxpayer money – but should we believe the hype? ... It’s already used for rocket fuel, but it is now being pushed

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Senate Committee Holds Hearing on Future of Low Carbon Transportation Fuels and Considerations for a National Clean Fuels Program

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (B&C Biobased and Sustainable Chemicals Blog) The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on February 15, 2023, on “The Future of Low Carbon Transportation Fuels and Considerations for a

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Legislative Package Includes Bills to Advance Biofuels Research

by Lynn L. Bergeson and Carla N. Hutton (B&C Biobased and Sustainable Chemicals Blog) On February 16, 2023, Representative Randy Feenstra (R-IA) introduced a legislative package that includes bills regarding researching the potential of biofuels to power jet engines and developing

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Reps.Mace, Titus, and Sens. Lee, Booker, Paul, Warren, and Gillibrand Introduce Commodity Checkoff Programs Reform Bill

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Washington, groups including Animal Wellness Action, the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM), and the National Dairy Producers Organization applauded U.S. Reps. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., and Dina Titus, D-Nev., and U.S. Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah,

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Ethanol, Oil Groups Find Common Ground: High-Octane Fuels Legislation Still Alive in 118th Congress; Passage Still in Question

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) If there's a piece of legislation oil, automakers and renewable fuels companies can get behind as the wave of the future for fuels, it may have been the Next Generation Fuels Act pushed to the

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