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Ethanol Report 7-12-24: RFA Continues Work in California to Approve Sales of E15

(Ag Newswire) It has been nearly 15 years since the Environmental Protection Agency approved the sale of 15% ethanol blended fuel (E15) for 2001 model year cars and older, and nearly every state in the nation now sells it, often at

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US to Fund Lower-Emission Fertilizer with Eye to Greener Ethanol

by Leah Douglas (Reuters) The U.S. Department of Energy plans to spend $36 million on technologies to lower emissions from applying synthetic nitrogen fertilizer to corn and sorghum used in ethanol production, the agency said Thursday. The money would support projects that reduce

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U.S. Renewable Diesel Production Growth Drastically Impacts Global Feedstock Trade

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) During the past few years, the landscape for U.S. renewable diesel production has drastically changed, akin to the growth of ethanol and biodiesel during the past two decades. Driven by federal and state policies aimed at reducing

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Anaerobic Digestion Of Food Waste

by Nora Goldstein (BioCycle Magazine) Two recent analyses shed light on stand-alone and food waste codigestion facilities processing pre and postconsumer streams. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has been surveying operators of anaerobic digesters that process pre and postconsumer food waste streams

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Clean Fuels Applauds Senate Letter Urging Higher RFS Volumes

(Clean Fuels America Alliance)  Today, a bipartisan group of 18 Senators, led by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan encouraging the agency to complete 2026 RFS rules and raise volumes for

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N.D.’s Burgum Says ‘Unconstitutional’ Minn. Climate Law Must Allow CCS

by Jefffrey Tomich (Politico Pro's Energywire) A panel led by the Republican governor is pressing Minnesota regulators on the issue.  -- North Dakota officials led by Republican Gov. Doug Burgum and leaders in the state's coal industry are pushing for carbon capture

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OMB Regulatory Agenda Outlines Upcoming RFS, HBIIP And CO2 Pipeline Rulemakings

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The White House Office of Management and Budget on July 5 published its 2024 Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan, which outlines rulemakings and other actions under development by various federal agencies related to the Renewable

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Study: Allowing E15 Fuel Blend Could Save California Drivers $2.7 Billion at the Pump Annually

(Renewable Fuels Association) Researchers from UC Berkeley and the U.S. Naval Academy found adopting E15 blend gasoline could save Californians 20 cents per gallon  --  A new study by economists at UC Berkeley and the U.S. Naval Academy found California drivers could expect to

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Route Simplified Opens the Market for UCO Sellers and Buyers

by Kristof Reiter (Reiter Companies/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Available this July, the all-new, third-party record-sharing portal by Reiter Software will offer a powerful solution for both parties.  --  For years, U.S. EPA has emphasized the need for detailed records that account for

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Fire, Aim, Ready

by Allen Schaeffer (Engine Technology Forum/Biobased Diesel Daily) New “technology-neutral” federal regulations are designed to drive automakers toward electric vehicles, but there is skepticism whether the U.S. will be ready or if consumers even want this. Image: Rich Kassel, AJW Inc. Fire, aim,

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Where Will the Reductions Come From? High Octane BioEthanol to the Rescue

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  The evidence seems overwhelming that Electric Vehicles are not going to be able to meet the timeline predicted by the Biden Administration and consequently, fail to provide the reductions in pollution the U.S.

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Ethanol Producers, Farmers Sue EPA over Tailpipe Rule

by David Murray (High Plains Journal) The Renewable Fuels Association and National Farmers Union filed a lawsuit June 17 in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s recently finalized light- and medium-duty vehicle emissions standards. RFA and NFU

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Leading Scientists Urge Court to Reject Faulty Land Use Change Arguments

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The nation’s leading experts in agricultural economics and biofuels lifecycle analysis urged the D.C. Circuit Court last week to reject erroneous claims made by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) in its lawsuit challenging EPA’s 2023-2025 Renewable Fuel Standard volumes. In its

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US Rapeseed/Canola-Oil Imports Surge after EPA Approved Its Use for Hydrotreated Biofuel under RFS Program in December 2022

(UFOP/Biobased Diesel Daily) The December 2022 approval the U.S. EPA granted for rapeseed oil for use as hydrotreated biofuel feedstock has led to a sharp rise in import volumes in the ensuing year and a half.  In December 2022, EPA finalized approval of

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Growth Energy Files Motion to Intervene in AFPM’s Case against EPA on Cellulosic Biofuel

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuel trade association, filed a motion yesterday to intervene in a case brought by the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The case aims to force EPA

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Overreliance on EV’s Generate Power Grid Concerns

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  There are concerns a reliance on electric vehicles to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector could compromise the U.S. power grid. Scott Richman with the Renewable Fuels Association says grids are already struggling and

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Fossil Fuel Groups Ask SCOTUS to Overturn California’s Clean Car Waiver

by Lesley Clark (Politico Pro Climatewire) EPA allows California to set tougher emissions standards, which 17 other states have also adopted. -- Fossil fuel interests want the Supreme Court to review California's authority to set stricter emissions standards for cars and trucks

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Renewable Fuel Standards for 2023-25 Appropriately Set, EPA Says

by Shayna Greene (Bloomberg Law) Supplemental volumes already partially upheld by court; Recordkeeping necessary for food feedstock eligibility -- The Environmental Protection Agency defended its latest standards for renewable fuel from various attacks by both environmental and industry groups. “EPA appropriately set the specific

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State of Sustainable Fleets In 2024

(BioCycle) State of Sustainable Fleets is an annual evaluation of the clean commercial transportation market, conducted by TRC Companies, Inc. Now in its fifth year, the annual Market Brief provides historic data and analysis on leading sustainable technologies for fleets — including electrification, renewable

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EPA Announces $932 Million in Grants for Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Under 2024 Program DEADLINE July 25, 2024

(California Special Districts Association)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that, under the 2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity, they will award up to $932 million in competitive grant funding for clean heavy-duty vehicles to municipalities throughout

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Supreme Court Curbs Federal Agency Power, Overturning Chevron Precedent

by Ann E. Marimow (Washington Post) The Supreme Court on Friday curtailed the power of federal government agencies to regulate vast swaths of American life, overturning a 40-year-old legal precedent long targeted by conservatives who say the government gives unaccountable bureaucrats too

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New Studies: Low Carbon Fuels, FFVs More Effective at Reducing GHG Emissions than De Facto EV Mandates

(Renewable Fuels Association) Increased use of lower-carbon liquid fuels in light-duty vehicles would lead to larger and faster reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than EPA’s recently finalized EV-forcing tailpipe emissions standards, according to a new study commissioned by the RFA and executed

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5 Hydrogen Combustion Engines Set to Break the Mold

by Gaurav Roy (Securities.io)  Hydrogen combustion has emerged as one of the most promising fuel options, offering significant environmental value and performance. At a design level, these engines date back more than four decades. In 1970, inventor Paul Dieges patented a modification that enabled

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America’s Truck and Bus Fleets Continue Turnover to Advanced Generation of Near-zero Emission Internal Combustion Engines

(Engine Technology Forum)  Gasoline, diesel, natural gas and propane continue to be the primary fuel and technology choices for America’s commercial trucks, transit and school buses, with the population of advanced technology near-zero emissions diesels increasing 4% over 2022, according to

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Clean Fuels Petitions EPA to Reconsider 2024 and 2025 RFS Volumes

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Today, Clean Fuels filed a formal petition asking the Environmental Protection Agency to reconsider Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2024 and 2025. The agency set biomass-based diesel and overall advanced volumes significantly below actual production of the

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USDA: Growth In US Renewable Diesel Production Impacts Global Feedstock Trade

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on June 11 published a report discussing how the recent boom in U.S. renewable diesel production has caused market-altering shifts to both foreign and domestic feedstock trade.  U.S. renewable diesel consumption has

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Senator Ricketts’ Weekly Column: Celebrating Nebraska Biofuels

by Senator Pete Ricketts (R-NE) (Nebraska's Best Country) June marks the start of a busy summer driving season. This year, many American families are feeling the pain of prices at the pump. Since Joe Biden took office, gas prices have risen

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Refinery Owner Pushes to Start up Plant on Rosedale

by John Cox (Bakersfield Californian/Yahoo!) A yearslong headache of a project south of Rosedale Highway is coming to a head as the owner of the former Big West oil refinery pushes to finish converting the plant to produce renewable diesel. Long Beach-based

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State Ozone Group Urges EPA To Tighten Scrutiny Of Biodiesel Emissions

(Inside EPA)  The Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) of 12 Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern States is warning EPA that air emissions from biodiesel used in trucks are substantially higher than the agency currently believes and is urging officials to review recent findings on

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API, Truckers and Agriculture Organizations File Lawsuit to Stop EPA’s Emissions Rule for New Heavy-Duty Vehicles

(Aamerican Petroleum Institute)  The American Petroleum Institute (API) today filed a lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) heavy-duty (HD) vehicle emissions standards for model years (MY) 2027-2032. “Today, we are standing up for consumers who

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Best of Both Worlds: Would Hybrid Flex-Fuel Vehicles Have More of an Advantage than Fully Electric Cars?

(RFD TV) As we continue to see a push for electric vehicles, a new study is underscoring the economic and environmental benefits of hybrid flex-fuel vehicles and their distinct advantages over full EVs Robert White with the Renewable Fuels Association spoke with

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Electric Vehicles Emerge as Flashpoint in 2024 Election

by Liz Goodwin (Washington Post)  But now, facing a tough reelection climate in November, some Senate Democrats who are fighting for their political lives in red states are distancing themselves from aspects of President Biden’s EV policies as Republicans go on

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Biden’s Ill-Conceived EV Mandate Will Harm Drivers, Cause Blackouts

by Congressman Dan Musser (R-PA 9th) (The Hill) ... Unfortunately, the Biden Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent announcement of an effective ban on new gas cars for half the driving population does not strike the appropriate balance of both protecting our environment and

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E15 Fuel Can Be an Important Tool to Tackle Climate Change : Commentary

by Bill DeMora (Democratic Ohio State Senator/The Well) ... The world is investing in technologies like carbon capture, electric vehicles, and wind and solar energy. However, these technologies will remain underdeveloped and cost prohibitive for at least the next few years. We

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Report Slams Biofuels Industry Impact on Air Quality

by Sean Reilly (Politico Pro E&E News PM) As the number of biofuel plants rise, a watchdog group called for a stronger permitting and enforcement regime. -- Biofuels plants are often large sources of hazardous air pollution, presenting a major concern as

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Largest US Oil Trade Group Sues to Block Biden's EV Push

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) The nation's largest oil trade group, which includes Exxon Mobil (XOM.N) and Chevron (CVX.N), filed a federal lawsuit on Thursday seeking to block the Biden administration's efforts to reduce planet-warming emissions from cars and light trucks and encourage electric vehicle manufacturing,

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New Markets Provide Sunnier Outlook For Clean Fuels

by Jonathan Martin (Clean Fuels Alliance America) Tremendous growth in the biomass-based diesel industry should be celebrated by producers and farmers, as well as those who enjoy breathing cleaner air and lower greenhouse gas emissions. However, that growth coupled with disappointing Renewable Fuel Standard volumes

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Clean Fuels Applauds Senate Letter Urging Higher RFS Volumes

(Clean Fuels Alliance America)  Today, a bipartisan group of 18 Senators, led by Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA), sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan encouraging the agency to complete 2026 RFS rules and raise volumes for

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Future Trucking: Headlines and View from the Bridge

by Allen Schaeffer (Engine Technology Forum)  By all accounts, the 2024 Advanced Clean Truck Expo in Las Vegas last month laid it all on the line; peering into the fuels and technologies that promise to be the future of the trucking

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Nine Key Takeaways about the ‘State of CO2 Removal’ in 2024

(Carbon Brief) From tree-planting to spreading silicate rock dust over land, the methods for “carbon dioxide removal” (CDR) vary in approach, impacts, readiness and cost. The second “State of CDR” report, led by a collaboration of scientific institutions from Europe and the US,

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‘All These Problems Are Solvable’: Great Lakes Shipping Fights to Cut Emissions

by Stephen Starr (The Guardian) ... “Evolving technology and energy choices [and] vessel designs that impact how existing ships can be retrofitted to accommodate different fuel options” are among the significant challenges vessel owners face in their decarbonizing efforts, Mark Fisher

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Bioeconomy Policy, the ABFA Perspective

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation by Advanced Biofuels Association president Mike McAdams, we learn about matching policy with real-world reality using the basic tool box of tax credits, grants, loans, mandates and the RFS. We see policy issues

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Grassley to EPA: Increase RVO Levels

by Brent Barnett (Brownfield Ag News) U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley has asked the U.S. EPA to increase renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for biomass-based diesel and advanced biofuels. “Higher RVO levels allow the biofuel industry to meet the really fast growing demand for homegrown

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Flax Misses Biofuel Party

by Sean Pratt (Western Producer) It seems like every oilseed crop is vying to be a biofuel feedstock, with one notable exception. “Flax is kind of the odd man out,” said Dale Leftwich, policy manager for the Saskatchewan Flax Development Commission. He doesn’t know

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What’s in the Water? Locals Question Plans to Inject Biofuel Waste Underground.

by Ellis Juhlin (Montana Public Radio)   A company in Great Falls wants to inject millions of gallons of wastewater into old oil and gas wells on the Rocky Mountain Front and they’re seeking approval from the federal government to do it. Local

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Court Ruling Sets Important Precedents for Future of RFS

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) ... In May, yet another high-stakes legal challenge to the RFS was rebuffed, establishing some important precedents and putting the program on solid footing for the future.  A decision from the D.C. Circuit Court

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Rex Reports Strong Q1, Announces Progress with Capacity Expansion and CCS Projects

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Rex American Resources Corp. on May 22 reported that the company achieved near-record financial results during its fiscal first quarter of 2024. The company also announced it secured 100% of the rights of way for

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Congress Must Unleash E15 Fuel to Help Address Climate Change

by Cal Dalton (United Wisconsin Grain Producers/Real Clear Energy)  Most people can agree that climate change is happening and that we need to take action. While there are disagreements about how to respond, the facts are clear – we must reduce

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California Can Lead the World to Reduce Emissions from Ocean Cargo Ships, Lower Climate Impacts, and Improve Air Quality around Ports

(Berkeley Public Policy The Goldman School) Two reports co-released today by Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California Berkeley and Energy & Environmental Research Associates delve into policy changes and technology to decarbonize ocean going vessels. Non-profit Pacific Environment commissioned

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Notice of Funding Opportunity - Open for Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grant Program DEADLINE July 25, 2024

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The EPA anticipates awarding up to $932 million in competitive grant funding under the 2024 Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicles Grants Program Notice of Funding Opportunity. The program is soliciting applications nationwide for a grant competition to fund the

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Recipients of nearly $900 Million for Clean School Buses Under President’s Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) EPA’s Clean School Bus Rebate Program to fund over 3,400 new clean school buses in approximately 530 districts across the nation -- Today, May 29, the Biden-Harris Administration announced the recipients of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2023

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Verbio Celebrates Groundbreaking at South Bend Plant, Receives RFS Pathway Approval for Nevada Facility

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Verbio on May 23 celebrated the groundbreaking of a conversion project at its ethanol plant in South Bend, Indiana, that will allow the facility to produce both ethanol and renewable natural gas (RNG) using an

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Louisiana Set to Protect ‘Freedom’ to Buy Gasoline-Powered Cars

by Adam Aton (Politico Pro Climatewire)  The change was sought by a motorcycle group and is supported by the oil industry. Kansas and Ohio have passed similar measures.  --  Louisiana is poised to protect the “freedom of choice” to buy gasoline vehicles

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EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the National Environmental Museum and Education Center

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) Today, May 21, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan was joined by past and present Senior EPA Officials and other environmental stakeholders to officially open the National Environmental Museum and Education Center. The Center, which is located

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RFA, Growth Energy Petition Supreme Court to Review Fifth Circuit SRE Decision

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association today, along with Growth Energy, filed a petition in the Supreme Court of the United States requesting review of the Fifth Circuit Court’s recent opinion that it is a proper venue to consider challenges to the

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Trump’s EPA Chief Thinks Biden’s Climate Rules Are Doomed. But Will Biden’s Dollars Survive?

by Josh Siegel (Politico) ... Former Environmental Protection Agency chief Andrew Wheeler told the POLITICO Energy podcast that he sees key pieces of Biden’s green policies falling quickly if former President Donald Trump wins in November: Courts will strike down Biden’s aggressive pollution

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Troy Bredenkamp

The Tailpipe Emissions Rule allows the Environmental Protection Agency to award a zero for carbon emissions to an electric vehicle. “If you can assume a best-case scenario for a battery-electric vehicle, then assume a best-case scenario for a flex-fuel vehicle…it’s burning

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Leveling the Playing Field for Flex-Fuel Vehicles

by Pam Jahnke and Bob Bosold (Midwest Farm Report)  As the U.S. works toward reducing emissions, the Renewable Fuels Association doesn’t want biofuels tossed aside. Troy Bredenkamp is the senior vice president of government & public affairs for the association. He’s focused

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Plant Fuels Could One Day Power Airlines and Cars while Lowering Carbon Emissions

by Joe Tarr (Wisconsin Public Radio) Head of the Wisconsin Energy Institute, Mary Blanchard, details biofuels innovations -- ... However, Blanchard (Mary Blanchard, associate director of the Wisconsin Energy Institute) told WPR’s “The Morning Show,” new biofuels have the potential to totally replace

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Top Republican Introduces Bill to Audit EPA Air Programs

by Sean Reilly (E&E Daily)  The legislation follows questions about agency spending. -- EPA’s Clean Air Act programs would be singled out for heightened scrutiny under newly introduced legislation by House Energy and Commerce Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers. H.R. 8395 would amend the act

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Ethanol Blog: Federal Appeals Court Upholds EPA Action on 2020-2022 Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)   Renewable Fuel Standards set for 2020 to 2022 will stay in place after a federal appeals court on Tuesday denied review to a group of refining companies.  Numerous lawsuits were filed against the U.S. Environmental Protection

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The EPA E15 Ruling– No Need to Stop There.

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest) Go ahead, blend any amount of ethanol you want.  And here’s why. --  ... The recent decision by the Biden Administration to provide an “emergency waiver” so E15 can continue to be sold during

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Ethanol’s Next Frontier

by Keith Reid (Fuels Market News/Source North America Corporation) ... Here are three reasons why the staying power of ethanol will likely intensify in the coming years. The expansion of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) took a step forward. ... Critics have voiced skepticism that

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EPA Announces $9M in Grants Available for Tribes and Eligible US Territories to Replace Diesel Equipment and Reduce Harmful Emissions DEADLINE December 6, 2024

(U.S. EPA)  Today, May 7,  the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the availability of grant funding available to Tribal governments and eligible territories to implement projects aimed at reducing diesel emissions from older diesel engines. Legacy diesel engines emit large amounts

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Never Stop Educating

Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/South Dakota Farmers Union)  For all of us long-time ethanol supporters, we share the frustration that American agriculture and the ethanol we produce is so often misunderstood. We were reminded of this after participating in the

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EPA, FDA, and USDA Issue Joint Regulatory Plan for Biotechnology

(U.S. Food and Drug Administration) In response to President Biden’s Executive Order 14081, “Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy,” the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and

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U.S. Department of Energy Releases Request for Information to Achieve Off-Road Transportation Decarbonization DEADLINE June 7, 2024

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), and Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office (HFTO) have jointly released the Progression of Net-Zero Emission Propulsion Technologies for the Off-Road Sector Request for Information (RFI). The purpose of this RFI is to

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Doubts Abound over US Midcon E15 Shift: NATSO

by Zach Appel (Argus Media) An effort by eight US midcontinent states to start selling 15pc ethanol (E15) gasoline blends year-round starting in 2025 remains unlikely, according to US fuel retailer trade association NATSO. The US approved last month the request from Illinois, Iowa,

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Suspicions of Fake China Cooking Oil Alarm US Biofuel Industry

by Kim Chipman, Tarso Veloso, and Michael Hirtzer (Bloomberg) ... One of the biggest concerns is that China shippers are adding UCO to fresh palm oil. Palm, the world’s most widely used vegetable oil, is a bane to environmentalists and many countries

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From Liability to Asset: How to Turn FOG from a Crisis into an Opportunity

(Greasezilla/EIN Newswire) Revolutionary new technology converts fats, oil and grease from sewer-clogging mess costing cities billions into saleable, renewable biofuel -- People love to dine out, but there’s a dark side to restaurant cooking. Along with refuse from animal product cooking and

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Commodity Groups Appeal Fuel Test Rule

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) Commodity Groups: Ethanol Threatened by Fuel-Test Rule Buried in EV Mandate -- New fuel economy test procedures contained in the Biden administration's final pollution standards for passenger vehicles penalize ethanol and should be declared unlawful, three

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bp's Archaea Energy Brings Online Its Largest Modular RNG Plant to Date in Kansas

(bp) The plant can convert 9,600 standard cubic feet of landfill gas per minute into lower-carbon renewable natural gas (RNG). Plant is expected to produce enough renewable natural gas to heat up to 38,000 homes annually, according to the EPA Landfill

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Republicans Intensify Fight against EPA Tailpipe Rules

by Kelsey Brugger (Politico Pro/E&E Daily) House and Senate lawmakers will introduce resolutions Wednesday to overturn the rulemaking. -- Republicans on Capitol Hill have a new favorite punching bag: President Joe Biden’s electric vehicle “de facto mandate.” On Wednesday, four GOP lawmakers are

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Ethanol Groups Challenge Fuel Economy Formula In EPA’s Auto Rule

(Inside EPA) Several ethanol groups are challenging EPA’s update to test-fuel requirements, adopted alongside the agency’s final passenger vehicle emissions rulemaking, claiming that a revised fuel economy calculation to account for the test fuel unlawfully boosts the stringency of fuel economy

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RFA Welcomes 40B Sustainable Aviation Fuel Guidance, But Says Additional Work Needed

(Renewable Fuels Association) The 40B tax credit guidance and modified GREET model released today by U.S. Treasury begin to unlock the door for U.S. ethanol producers and farmers to participate in the emerging market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). However, more work

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Federal CCS Task Forces Set to Meet after Yearlong Wait --- May 21-22, 2-24 --- Reston, VA and ONLINE

by Carlos Anchondo (Politico Pro Energywire) The law signed by then-President Donald Trump in December 2020 established two carbon capture and storage committees. -- Two task forces focused on tackling permitting challenges for carbon capture and storage projects are poised to

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For SAF’s Take-off, Look to India’s Policies

by Eric McAfee (Aemetis/Biofuels Digest) ... We win wars by issuing Cost Plus contracts to defense contractors so they can build new production capacity to produce the weapons of war. SAF is just such a weapon, but our leaders have not been

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30 House Republicans Take Action to Overturn Biden's Gas Car Crackdown

by Thomas Catenacci (Fox News/Yahoo!) A group of more than 30 House Republicans is introducing a resolution Friday that would overturn President Biden's actions targeting gas-powered vehicles as part of his climate push. The nearly three dozen GOP lawmakers, led by Rep. Andrew Clyde, R-Ga.,

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Nine Trade Associations Ask EPA to Meet November Deadline for 2026 RFS Volumes

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Letter highlights negative impact of unreasonably low 2023 – 2025 volumes -- Today, nine trade associations representing feedstock providers, advanced biofuel producers, and low-carbon fuel customers wrote to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, urging the agency to propose and

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Power Progress Podcast: Complying with EPA Phase 3 GHG Rules for Heavy Duty Trucks

(KHL Group – Power Division) The Power Progress Podcast highlights issues relevant to the development of vehicles and equipment for the on-highway, off-highway, marine and power generation industries, including progress being made toward decarbonization. Topics will cover power systems and powertrain

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Court Wrestles with EPA Rules for Biogas: Judges Questioned Why the Agency Imposed One Set of Requirements on Biogas Producers and Another on Other Biofuels.

by Marc Heller (E&E News PM) A federal appeals court grappled Thursday with EPA’s regulation of biogas production for transportation fuel, a fresh point of contention in the renewable natural gas industry. During oral arguments on a lawsuit from the Coalition for

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Biden Administration to Release Low-Carbon Aviation Fuel Tax Credit Model on Tuesday - Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  The Biden administration is expected to release a climate model for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) subsidy program on Tuesday, two sources familiar with the matter said. The rule will dictate how ethanol producers can

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces Nearly $1 Billion in Grants to Invest in America’s Clean Heavy-Duty Vehicle Transition

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) EPA announces new grant program to fund zero-emission heavy-duty vehicles, infrastructure, and workforce development to tackle climate change, reduce air pollution, and advance environmental justice -- Today, April 24, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the launch of

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EPA Approves Registration of Vertimass Green Gasoline Blends

(Vertimass)  VertiGas20, a renewable gasoline product, is now registered to be sold as 20% blends in conventional gasoline to help mitigate transportation carbon emissions -- Vertimass is pleased to announce that the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved registration for

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Booker Introduces Forest Biomass Emissions Act Of 2024

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) A bill introduced on April 17 by Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., and several colleagues aims to require the U.S. EPA to change the way it assesses lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from forest biomass. The American

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Garamendi, King Introduce Biomass for Transportation Fuel Act

(Office of Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA 8th))  Supports renewable electricity from forest byproducts to charge electric vehicles -- Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA) and Senator Angus S. King, Jr. (I-ME) introduced the "Biomass for Transportation Fuel Act” (H.R.7609), with U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)

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Democrats Go to Court to Defend Biden’s New Clean Car Rule

by Lesley Clark (E&E News PM) California is "not going to watch radical Republicans put the profits of big oil over the health of our planet," Gov. Gavin Newsom said. -- A coalition of Democratic-led states is countering Republican critics of the

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EPA Issues Emergency Fuel Waiver for E-15 Sales 

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) EPA takes action to provide consumers relief at the pump by helping ensure an adequate fuel supply ahead of the upcoming season --  Today, April 19, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is issuing an emergency fuel waiver to

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Engineering Breakthrough – The Davis Refinery Project in North Dakota will be the World’s First Net Zero Carbon Refinery

(Meridian Energy Group)  Design of the Davis Refinery has now established GHG emissions from Davis have been reduced to less than 50% of industry average levels, and the remaining GHG emissions are offset by coprocessing vegetable oil in its Diesel Hydrotreater

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EPA: 2 New SRE Petitions Filed, 38 SRE Petitions Now Pending

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA on April 18 released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the past month. A total of 38

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Senate Tailpipe Rule Vote Fails Despite Dem Defections

by Manuel Quinones and Emma Dumain (Politico Pro E&E News PM)  Critics of EPA's new emissions rule for cars and small trucks suffered a defeat in the Senate on Thursday afternoon. The chamber rejected Finance ranking member Mike Crapo's legislation, S. 4072, against

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Exclusive: US EPA to Announce Temporary Expanded Sales of Higher-Ethanol Gasoline Blend - Sources

by Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will announce by Friday plans to temporarily expand sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline this summer, a win for the corn ethanol industry that will likely see demand increase,

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Nunn Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Implement Year-Round E15

(Office of U.S. Representative Zach Nunn (R-IA-03))  U.S. Representative Zach Nunn (IA-03) today introduced bipartisan legislation to implement year-round E15 sales. The Year-Round E15 Act, which is co-led by U.S. Representatives Adrian Smith (NE-03), Nikki Budzinski (IL-13), Brad Finstad (MN-01), Eric Sorensen (IL-17),

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CARB’s In-Use Locomotive Regulation Rule Will Hurt the American Economy Public Comment Deadline April 22, 2024

(Association of American Railroads) Policy Position: Congress should call on EPA to prevent CARB from moving forward with its new framework. EPA should instead ensure locomotive emissions regulations move forward in a responsible, measured fashion that takes into full account technology readiness,

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More to Do on Methane

by Patrick Serfass and Adam Comora (American Biogas Council/OPAL Fuels/Biofuels Digest) A recent study released by the journal Science supported by research conducted by Carbon Mapper and the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory revealed that methane emissions from landfills are greater than previously

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

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

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Growth Energy Launches Campaign to Preserve Summer Access to E15

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

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D.C. Circuit Upholds California Clean Air Act Waiver

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

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

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

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

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

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EV Policy on Collision Course with Reality

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

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

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

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Farmers, Ethanol Industry Workers Call for Summertime E15 Waiver

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The EPA E15 Ruling Opens the Door for E30

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

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Kurt Kovarik

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Biofuel Supporters Ask EPA for Summertime E15

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

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8 States Are Planning to BAN the Sale of Gas-Powered Cars Entirely - after Biden Unveiled Ambitious Plans to Phase Them out by 2032

by Tilly Armstrong (Daily Mail)  California was the first state to adopt the plan to ban sales of gas cars by 2035; Electric vehicles made up 7.6 percent of new car sales in the US last year; READ MORE: What does

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Biden Eases EV Rule but Keeps Heat on Automakers

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

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EPA Denies AFPM Petition Seeking Waiver of 2023 Cellulosic Biofuel RVO

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

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

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

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

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

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Lawmakers Push for Year Round E15

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Fueling the Future: Biofuels Driving Progress on Net Zero

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

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

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

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

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

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EPA Launches New Office to Strengthen Engagement with Agricultural and Rural Communities

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  Today, March 1, 2024, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it is establishing a new office to expand engagement opportunities with agricultural and rural communities. The creation of the first-ever EPA Office of Agriculture and Rural

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Brown, Ricketts Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Expand Use of Biofuels

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

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

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

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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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Proposed Louisiana Green Fuels Project Pivots to SAF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Biden Administration Weighs Slowing the Shift to Electric Vehicles

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

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Exclusive: Delta Air Lines Readies Refinery to Process Biofuels

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

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

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

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