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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Federal Programs in Support of the Bioeconomy

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

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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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UK Researchers Lead a National Team, Transforming Solid Waste into Aviation Fuel

by Jordan Strickler (University of Kentucky) In a move towards sustainable energy and waste management, the University of Kentucky has launched a pioneering research initiative that seeks to turn everyday trash into high-quality sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Titled "Surface Enhanced Smart Preprocessing

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

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) Projects Funded by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Energy Costs and Expand Access to Cleaner Fueling Options -- Today, in honor of Earth Day 2024, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small announced that the U.S. Department

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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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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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Dickinson County Leaders Unanimously Approve Pipeline Ordinance

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch) Supervisors of Dickinson County voted unanimously Tuesday to implement new restrictions on the placement of carbon dioxide pipelines to create larger buffers between them and people and animals. “We’ve tried to balance both sides,” said Bill

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

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

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

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

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Iowa Farmers Encouraged to Try Higher Biodiesel Blends

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is once again offering the statewide On-Farm Biodiesel Credit Program that offers farmers who buy a biodiesel blend up to 50 cents per gallon. “This is a great opportunity for farmers to try higher blends of

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CapCO2 and Adkins Energy Are Building the Largest Green Methanol Network

by Violet George (Carbon Herald) Carbon capture company CapCO2 Solutions has teamed up with Illinois ethanol producer Adkins Energy to build what is currently the world’s largest network for green methanol.  In addition to making methanol more environmentally friendly, CapCO2 boasts the unique advantage

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

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

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

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

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Iowa Democratic U.S. Senate Hopefuls Differ on Foreign Policy, Ethanol

(Globe Gazette) Differences over a hard line on when to send U.S. troops to Ukraine and over ethanol policy were among the few contrasts to emerge during a televised debate Saturday night between the Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate in Iowa. ... (Abby)

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Iowa Lawmakers Move to Ease Ethanol Transition for Gas Stations

by Caleb McCullough (Globe Gazette)  Iowa gas stations would have more flexibility in updating their pumps to comply with renewable fuel rules under a bill Senate lawmakers advanced Wednesday. The bill, Senate Study Bill 3187, builds on a 2022 law that requires most Iowa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Biodiesel Prices and Profits…Again

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

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Just How Much Money Do CO2 Pipeline Companies Stand to Make From the Inflation Reduction Act?

by Nicholas Kusnetz and Kristoffer Tigue (Inside Climate News)  ... By getting more carbon dioxide under contract, the expansion would help Summit’s financial case and, critically, would open up billions of dollars in additional tax credits, without which the project would

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Legislature Passes Attempted Balance between Landowners and Carbon Pipeline Project

by Joshua Haiar (South Dakota Searchlight) Supporters say bills protect farmers; opponents say they protect company -- Years of debate about a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline came to a head Wednesday at the state Capitol as lawmakers passed three bills intended to

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Clean Energy Reports Increased RNG Sales, Progress With Dairy RNG Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Feb. 27 released fourth quarter results, announcing that its renewable natural gas (RNG) sales were up nearly 14% last year. RNG sales are also expected to increase in 2024 with several

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Iowa Can Choose a Sustainable Agricultural Model, or It Can Choose CO2 Pipelines

by James A. Merchant (Des Moines Register) ... The vast majority of the once-independent poultry and livestock farmers are now contractors with large national and multinational meat corporations, two of which are owned by foreign entities — Smithfield Foods, Inc. wholly owned

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

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

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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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Northeast Nebraska County Delivers Blow to Plans for Carbon Pipeline

by Paul Hammel (Nebraska Examiner)  Stanton County denial would require Summit Carbon Solutions to reapply for conditional use permit -- A rural Nebraska county delivered a blow Tuesday to plans by an Iowa corporation to build a pipeline carrying carbon dioxide across

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

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

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

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

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RFA Presents 2024 Industry Award to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack

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

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

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

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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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Green Methanol: A Carbon Dioxide Pipeline Alternative?

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch) ... CapCO2 Solutions is nearing completion of its first “green methanol” project at an ethanol plant in Illinois. The company hopes that a successful launch there this summer will lead ethanol producers in Iowa to

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

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

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Senate Panel Backs Bill to Aid GEVO Biofuels Project

by Bob Mercer (KELOLand)  Legislation to help clear the way for a renewable-fuels company to build a plant at Lake Preston is moving ahead at the South Dakota Capitol. The Senate Commerce and Energy Committee on Thursday voted 7-2 in favor of

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Purpose-Grown Energy Crops: What Drives Feedstock Innovation

by Glenn Farris (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Diges) In the drive towards a clean energy future and a low-carbon energy environment, purpose-grown energy crops will play a major role. At this time and for many years, researchers associated with universities, national

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Brief: ‘Low ROI’ Still the Top Reason Farmers Won’t Engage in Carbon Projects, Says Purdue Survey

by Jennifer Marston (Ag Funder News) - Nearly 10% of farm producers have engaged in talks about carbon capture, says the latest Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer report.  -The percentage of producers discussing carbon contracts in 2024 is consistent with survey

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2024 Top Producer Women In Ag Award: Demand Creation Is Not A Spectator Sport

(Top Producer Editors/AgWeb) As a sixth generation Iowa farmer, Pam Johnson has been sharing agriculture’s food, fiber and fuel stories her entire life.  “Being an advocate for agriculture, it's part of who I am,” she says.  Her achievements on the farm and

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OEMs and Fleets Using Clean Fuels

by Keith Reid (Clean Fuels Alliance America/Fuels Market News)  When it comes to the challenges of transportation emissions and climate change, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and fleets are on the first line of defense. According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Iowa's Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program Awards $3.4 Million in Funds to Retailers to Offer Higher Biofuel Blends

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) Iowa’s cost-share Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) awarded $3.4 million in grants for 74 applicants that will add E15 to retail sites and one applicant to add a biodiesel terminal in Iowa. “This type of demand is incredibly

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Summit Adds 12 Ethanol Plants to Pipeline Proposal in Iowa

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch) Summit Carbon Solutions has reached an agreement to nearly double the number of ethanol facilities that will connect to its proposed carbon dioxide pipeline system in Iowa, the company announced Monday. The agreement with POET —

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Eight Students, Young Professionals Receive National Ethanol Conference Scholarships

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Foundation announces eight 2024 recipients of the Robert Sather Memorial Scholarship, which annually offers opportunities for students and young professionals to attend the National Ethanol Conference. The event takes place February 19-21 in San Diego and

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North Dakota Commissioners Say Counties Won't Be Able to Restrict Summit Carbon Pipeline

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register) The Ames-based company that wants to build a $5.5 billion carbon capture pipeline across Iowa and neighboring states got a boost as North Dakota regulators signaled cities and counties there will be unable to impose

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16 Republican Governors Urge Biden EPA to Roll Back Proposed Electric Vehicle Standards

by Maya Marchel Hoff  (USA TODAY)  Sixteen Republican governors are calling on the Biden administration to walk back electric vehicle standards, saying Americans just aren't that interested in battery-powered cars and trucks. In an open letter released Monday and lead by Nebraska Gov. Jim

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USDA Funds Improvement Projects At 2 Ethanol Plants

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

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Carbon Reduction in Harsh Weather

(Optimus Technologies) This week, the country has seen extreme low temperatures combined with heavy snowfall and Optimus customers are on the front lines removing snow and keeping their communities safe. From temperature in the low 20’s down to -17 degrees, reliability

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

(Agri-Pulse) In depth interviews with leaders in ag policy -- This week’s Open Mic guest is Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association. The Iowa caucuses once again provide the opportunity to press the merits of the renewable

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Republicans Dodge Iowa’s Hot-Button Energy Issue: CO2 Pipelines

Jeffrey Tomich (Politico Pro Climatewire)The GOP nominating process is moving on from the Hawkeye State. Voters still aren’t sure where candidates stand on carbon pipelines. -- Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley brought their

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SAF Study Finds Midwest Economy Would Be Taken to New Heights

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Decision Innovation Solutions today released a study of the economic impact on the Midwest if the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) goal of 35 billion gallons was met by 2050. The Midwest stands to benefit greatly

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Burlington Company Receives Biodiesel Marketing Award

(The Hawk Eye)  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig presented the 2024 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards to two fuel marketers that have gone above and beyond in their efforts to promote and sell renewable fuels within Iowa. Naig presented the ethanol marketing

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

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

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The 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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POET’s 2023 Fueled by Growth, Innovation

(POET) Grand reopening of company's 34th facility, new POET bioproducts center among 2023 achievements --  POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels, celebrated several milestones throughout 2023, including multiple victories on the policy front, the grand reopening of its 34th facility, and

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Clean Aviation Fuels Check the Boxes for Agriculture, for America

by Kirk Leeds (Iowa Soybean Association/Des Moines Register)  With the drums of war beating again in the Middle East, America faces a pressing need to secure stable, affordable fuel supplies that do not make us dependent on dictators and volatile foreign

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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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Biofuels Vision Solidified for Haley

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Biobased Diesel Daily) Nikki Haley is now the second candidate currently campaigning in Iowa for the Republican nomination to take a positive position on all eight topics vital to the future of Iowa farmers and biofuels producers. Haley was

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Viewpoint: SAF, E15 May Lift US Ethanol Demand in 2024

by Matthew Cope and Payne Williams (Argus Media) Ethanol demand may get a boost next year as the US paves a path for ethanol-derived sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and the potential for permanent year-round sales of 15pc ethanol gasoline (E15) in

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CO2 Pipeline Projects Struggle to Gain Traction

by Christopher E. Smith (Oil & Gas Journal)  A much larger pipeline network than that already used for enhanced oil recovery would be needed for carbon capture, storage, and sequestration (CCS) to meet national greenhouse gas reduction goals. Estimates published

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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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States Oppose EPA's E15 March Proposal: Iowa, Nebraska Ask Court to Require EPA to Finalize E15 Rule Before March

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) The states of Iowa and Nebraska asked a federal court on Wednesday to require EPA to "promptly" finalize a rule to allow permanent, year-round E15 sales in eight states, rejecting the agency's proposed plan to

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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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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Whitefox

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Whitefox has been active over the past couple of months highlighting the opportunity for ethanol in the global bioeconomy via their “Ethanol as a Building Block” campaign, which was kicked off at the ABLC in San

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From Patent to Progress: How Myron Danzer and Iowa-based Chevron Renewable Energy Group Continue Forging New Paths in the Biofuels Industry

(Iowa Economic Development Authority/Biofuels Digest) As an inventor on an early patent for producing biodiesel, one might think that Myron Danzer’s contribution to the industry was enough innovation to last an entire career. But, like many of his fellow Iowans, Danzer

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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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Pipeline Company Prevails over Two County Ordinances

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch) A federal judge on Monday permanently barred two Iowa counties from enforcing their ordinances that restrict the placement of carbon dioxide pipelines. Shelby and Story counties adopted restrictions after two companies proposed to build pipeline systems

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Duvall Calls Property Rights “Recurring Concern” for Farm Bureau

(Brownfield Ag News) Zippy Duvall (president of the American Farm Bureau Federation) tells Brownfield eminent domain concerns have been driven by the green energy movement. For a state like Missouri, that means energy transmission lines and for other states, its carbon pipelines,

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NASCAR Cup Series Race Named Iowa Corn 350, Powered by Ethanol

(Iowa Speedway)  Grandstands, camping sold out for inaugural NASCAR Cup Series race at Iowa Speedway -- Iowa Corn is proud to be the entitlement partner of the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series race in the state. The Iowa Corn 350, Powered by Ethanol, will

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New Energy Blue Launches Farmer-Owned Business to Supply Clean, Sustainable Feedstock for Its Biomass Refineries

(New Energy Blue/CISION PR Newswire)  New Energy Blue, the clean-tech creator of biomass refineries that turn crop residues such as corn stalks into some of the world's lowest-carbon fuels and chemicals, announces the formation of New Energy Farmers LLC, which

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Biomass to Liquid Fuels: We Need Commercial Scale Gen 2 Success

by Doug Rivers (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ... And while advances have been made in the materials handling and pretreatment of these feedstocks, commercial scale attempts produce ethanol have been met with multiple and highly visible failures measured in at least hundreds

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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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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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White House Stalls Ethanol Expansion in Midwest Amid Price Concerns

by Jarrett Renshaw and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  The White House is stalling action on requests by Farm Belt states to allow regional sales of gasoline blended with higher volumes of ethanol after oil industry warnings that the move could cause regional

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Can Solar and Farming Coexist?

by Clinton Griffiths (AgWeb)   The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) believes solar could provide up to 40% of the country’s electricity by the year 2035. However, it’s estimated roughly 5.7 million acres of land will be needed. “While that amount is

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Wolf Asks to Withdraw Illinois Pipeline Request and Refile

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch) Wolf Carbon Solutions moved to withdraw its carbon dioxide pipeline permit application in Illinois on Monday to address concerns identified by state regulators. “This voluntary action does not impact our commitment to the project and its

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DeSantis Says He'll Protect Federal Ethanol Mandate Despite Previous Push to End It

by Amanda Rooker (KCCI)  Florida Gov. and Republican presidential candidate Ron DeSantis is promising to support renewable fuels if elected president, despite repeated attacks from former President Donald Trump surrounding the corn-based fuel ethanol. During the Iowa GOP's Lincoln Dinner last July,

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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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Sen. Tim Scott Checks the Biofuels Boxes

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) According to Biofuels Vision 2024, Sen. Tim Scott is the first Republican presidential candidate to check all the boxes on important issues for the biofuel industry. Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Vice President Brad Wilson, the president/general manager of the Western

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Iowa Farmers Learn about Anaerobic Digestion at Conference Presentations Available

(Solutions from the Land)  Farmers looking to add economic and environmental value to their operations may find an ally in anaerobic digestion.  This week, Nov. 6-8, the University of Iowa, Iowa State University and EPA Region 7 came together to co-host the Anaerobic

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

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

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Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets

(Biofuels Digest/Nuu Media) Low Carbon Fuels 2040: The Emerging Markets provides detailed case studies, updates and analysis of the key producers and developers participating in Renewable Diesel projects and Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) projects in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia, and in South

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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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Biodiesel Embraced by Marine Industry

by Jennifer Kiel (Farm Progress) The fuel offers an instant carbon reduction; state legislation is pending to incentivize biofuels. -- ... While it’s not zero carbon reduction, biodiesel is an instant carbon reduction that’s available now. “If you’re using 100% biodiesel, it would

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Global Increase in Biomass Carbon Stock Dominated by Growth of Northern Young Forests over Past Decade

by Yang, H., Ciais, P., Frappart, F. et al (Nature Geoscience) Changes in terrestrial carbon storage under environmental and land-use changes remain a critical source of uncertainty in regional and global carbon budgets. We generated global maps of annual live vegetation biomass using

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Scuttled CO2 Pipeline Renews Debate about State Hurdles

by Jeffrey Tomich, Jason Plautz, Niina H. Farah (E&E News Energywire) The cancellation of a major carbon dioxide pipeline Friday rippled far beyond the Corn Belt, raising questions about the fate of similar projects and the viability of carbon capture technology

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U.S. Grains Council’s Global Ethanol Summit Wraps Up

(U.S. Grains Council/GrainNet)  The U.S. Grains Council’s (USGC’s) Global Ethanol Summit (GES) concluded today with a variety of concurrent panel discussions with experts on various topics within the biofuel industry. GES, Oct. 16-18, is an education and trade forum that seeks to

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Heartland Greenway Project Update: Carbon Pipeline Project Canceled

(Navigator CO2) The development of Navigator CO2’s pipeline project has been challenging. Given the unpredictable nature of the regulatory and government processes involved, particularly in South Dakota and Iowa, the Company has decided to cancel its pipeline project. Matt Vining, CEO of

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Summit Carbon Pipeline Gets Delayed until Early 2026, CEO Says

by Kim Chipman (Bloomberg Law) Project was initially expected to be up and running in 2024; Plan to trap ethanol emissions is backed by big investors  -- Summit Carbon Solutions’ massive carbon-capture and storage pipeline across the US Corn Belt is now expected

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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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Alder Renewables Unlocks Carbon-Negative SAF via Miscanthus Breakthrough

by Tim Obitts and Derek Vardon (Alder Renewables/Biofuels Digest)  • Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced from miscanthus Alder Renewable Crude (ARC) can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 110% compared to conventional fossil jet fuel.* A purpose-grown energy crop, miscanthus can store roughly half

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Tar Wars: FrontLine BioEnergy’s Tar-Free Gasification Force Awakens

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) ... Sure enough, news arrives from Nevada that Frontline BioEnergy announced has achieved a breakthrough in syngas quality for biomass gasification at its new pilot facility located in Nevada, Iowa. Nevada is, if you will, to

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Major Navigator CO2 Pipeline Project Is on Hold while the Company Reevaluates the Route in 5 States

by Josh Funk (Associated Press)  Navigator CO2 Ventures announced Tuesday that it is putting on hold one of the two biggest proposed carbon dioxide pipeline projects in the Midwest so it can reassess the project. The company withdrew its application for a

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Group Finds GOP Candidates Support Year Round E15

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  An Iowa biofuels coalition reports unanimous support among all Republican presidential candidates for consumer access to year-round E15 and opposition to electric vehicles (EV) mandates. “All the active candidates in Iowa agree that consumers deserve choices in how

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Ethanol Industry Will Be on Full Display at Iowa Speedway

by Riley Smith (KXEL)  Yesterday (October 3, 2023)’s announcement from NASCAR is obviously huge news for the state as far as entertainment and recreation is concerned. The race will be a huge boon for the local economies, as it could

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Farmers Can Offset the Cost of Filling up Farm Tank with IRFA On-Farm Biodiesel Credit Program

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) $22,500 in Additional Funding for On-Farm Biodiesel Credit Program -- Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) launched the latest round of its statewide On-Farm Biodiesel Credit program to give back to farmers dedicated to using higher biodiesel blends. Farmers who

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A New Nimbyism Blocks Carbon Pipelines

By Benoît Morenne and Joe Barrett (Wall Street Journal)  Projects for burying carbon emissions are under pressure in the Midwest, spelling challenges ahead for massive infrastructure buildup -- Oil and gas pipelines have been stymied for years by environmentalists and landowners. Now those

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Navigator Carbon Capture Pipeline Company Moves to Pause Bid for Iowa Permit

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch/Des Moines Register)  Navigator CO2 Ventures wants to suspend the permit process for its planned carbon capture pipeline in Iowa until it wins approval for the project from utility regulators in Illinois. The pipeline would carry emissions

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Analysis: US Carbon Capture Pipeline Setbacks Reflect Challenges in Climate Fight

by Leah Douglas (Reuters)   A series of permit rejections for two high-profile carbon pipeline projects in the U.S. Midwest could bode poorly for carbon capture and storage (CCS) as a widespread solution to climate change, reflecting deep-seated public concern about its

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EPA Adviser Expects E15 Rule This Year

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)  EPA Official Discusses E15, ESA Pesticide Challenges and PFAS Contamination --  Rod Snyder, senior adviser for agriculture at EPA, said Monday that the agency is on course to finalize a rule allowing permanent sales of E15

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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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CO2 Pipelines: The New Populist Republican Target

by Mike Soraghan (E&E News Energywire)  Far-right leaders are often fans of pipelines crossing the country, but when it comes to ones carrying carbon dioxide — forget it. Big pipeline and carbon sequestration projects in the Midwest, which would involve thousands of

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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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GOP Lawmakers Testify against Eminent Domain Use for Carbon Pipeline

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa)  An Iowa lawmaker is suggesting the Iowa Utilities Board lacks the authority to grant Summit Carbon Solutions permission to seize property along its proposed pipeline route from unwilling landowners. Republican Representative Steven Holt of Denison says

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A Local Struggle over Carbon Pipelines in Iowa Is Becoming a 2024 Presidential Flashpoint

by Jillian Frankel and Alex Tabet (NBC News)  GOP presidential candidates are trying to strike a balance between supporting Iowa’s ethanol industry and maintaining landowners’ rights. -- ... The questions stem from efforts by three companies — Summit Carbon Solutions, Navigator CO₂

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Carbon Pipeline Company Has Not ‘Taken Any State off the Map’ after SD Permit Rejection

by Joshua Haiar and Jared Strong (South Dakota Searchlight) But Navigator CO2 pulls back on some operations while awaiting written decision -- A recently failed permit application is not necessarily the end of a carbon capture pipeline company’s goal of building in

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U.S. Department of Energy Announces $18.6 Million to Support Production of Low-Carbon Biofuels and Bioproducts

(U.S. Department of Energy) The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) today announced $18.6 million in funding for eight university and industry projects to develop biomass feedstocks to produce affordable biofuels and bioproducts that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Located in eight states, the

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Rastetter Testimony Sought for Evidence of Summit’s ‘Anticompetitive’ Agreements

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch)  Bruce Rastetter, the influential co-founder of Summit Carbon Solutions, should be subpoenaed to testify to state regulators in support of his company’s carbon dioxide pipeline proposal, according to the daughter of a landowner who is

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DeSantis Trashes Biden Push for Electric Vehicles as He Tries to Woo Iowa Farmers

by Jack Birle (Washington Examiner) Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) is looking to woo farmers in the Hawkeye State by vowing his opposition to President Joe Biden's "heavy-handed push for electric vehicles." DeSantis, in an opinion piece for the Des Moines Register on Saturday, laid out his belief that a "robust agriculture sector is

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

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

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Minnesota Regulators Vote to Proceed with Environmental Review of Disputed Carbon Capture Pipeline

 by Steve Karnowski (Associated Press)  Minnesota regulators voted Thursday to proceed with an environmental review for part of a proposed but disputed pipeline network that would carry planet-warming carbon dioxide from Midwest ethanol plants to a permanent underground storage site. Iowa-based Summit Carbon

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RFA Continues Higher Blend Infrastructure Funding Education, Support for Retailers

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

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Additional Growth Opportunities for U.S. Ethanol in Canada

by Brent Barnett (Brownfield Ag News)  The chair of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board says U.S. ethanol exports have increased to Canada.  Kelly Nieuwenhuis tells Brownfield Canada has been the most consistent market since 2010, and there is an opportunity for even

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The Digest's 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Carbon Capture and eFuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Here’s the State of Carbon Capture and eFuels presentation from the ABLC CONNECT series episode. Current and expected demand, technologies, supply chain, projects of note, current news, key players — a comprehensive but compact look at

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MN Bio-Fuels Hosts Congressional Biofuels Tour Participants in MN

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels), in collaboration with the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), hosted congressional and federal agency staffers on Aug 16 and 17 when the latter’s 2023 Biofuels Science and Sustainability Tour participants visited Minnesota. Over

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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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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Advanced Biorefineries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Here’s the State of Advanced Biorefineries presentation from the ABLC CONNECT series episode. Current and expected demand, technologies, supply chain, projects of note, current news, key players — a comprehensive but compact look at the industry in this

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Exclusive: Phillips 66, ADM in Talks on Biofuels Joint Venture - Sources

by Stephanie Kelly, Karl Plume and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  U.S. oil refiner Phillips 66 (PSX.N) and grain trader Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM.N) are discussing a biofuels joint venture with an aim toward producing lower-carbon jet fuel, three people familiar with the matter said. The oil and corn-based ethanol

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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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North Dakota Regulators Deny Siting Permit for Summit Carbon Dioxide Pipeline; Company Will Reapply

by Jack Dura (Associated Press) North Dakota regulators denied a siting permit Friday for a proposed carbon dioxide pipeline that would cross five states. The decision complicates an already complex process for Summit Carbon Solutions, which is seeking similar authorization in the

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Iowa Ag Entrepreneur, Carbon Capture Pipeline Advocate Hosts Presidential Candidates

by Brianne Pfannenstiel and Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register) A handful of Republican presidential candidates attended a private event this week hosted by Iowa agriculture entrepreneur and GOP donor Bruce Rastetter, who's behind Summit Carbon Solution's plan to build a controversial carbon capture

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Waga Energy Partners with Scott County to Produce RNG in Davenport, Iowa

(Waga Energy/Access Wire) Waga Energy partners with the Waste Commission of Scott County to produce Renewable Natural Gas at the Scott Area Landfill in Davenport, Iowa -- Waga Energy (EPA:WAGA), a global expert in the production of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)

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A Left-Right Alliance Puts Iowa’s CO2 Pipelines on the Presidential Agenda

by Jonathan Weisman (New York Times) Liberal environmentalists and conservative landowners, led by the former congressman Steve King, are pressuring Republican candidates to oppose three Midwestern pipelines. --  Emma Schmidt, a lifelong environmental activist in Rockwell City, Iowa, had long searched for potent

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Presidential Candidate Doug Burgum Defends Eminent Domain to Build Carbon Capture Pipelines

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum said Sunday he wants to see carbon capture pipeline projects succeed to boost the value of Midwest corn and soybeans — and help revitalize struggling rural towns. “The whole point of

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Iowa Central to Host Nation’s Only Independent Testing Lab for Ethanol, Biodiesel

by Pat Powers (KQWC/Radio Iowa)  Iowa Central Community College broke ground this week on what will become its new Biofuels Testing Laboratory on the west side of Fort Dodge. Iowa Central President Jesse Ulrich says it will be a welcome addition

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Iowa Ethanol Fuels Cars across the U.S.

(Iowa Farm Bureau)  Iowa ethanol fuels cars in 44 states across the U.S., according to an analysis of ethanol rail shipment data and an ethanol flow analysis conducted by Decision Innovation Solutions. Rail shipping data collected by the U.S. Department of Transportation

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Circular Bioeconomy Conversations in Nebraska, Around the World

(Solutions from the Land) The circles of life are catching on, in and beyond agriculture. Ray Gaesser has been talking about the circles of life on his farm in Iowa for years, and circular agricultural systems were the main focus of the recent Iowa Smart Agriculture Forum.  But

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Tax Credits Jump Start Midwest Carbon Capture Projects — but the Cost Will Be in the Billions

by Erin Jordan (The Gazette) and  Juanpablo Ramirez-Franco (Harvest Public Media) (NPR)... Carbon tax credits are a “challenge to industry that says ‘if you can do this thing that makes sense for the climate, the U.S. government will pay you potentially tens,

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At Iowa Event, Trump Plans to Go after DeSantis over Ethanol

by Thomas Beaumont (Associated Press)  Former President Donald Trump plans to headline his largest Iowa campaign event in nearly four months with a speech to thousands at an arena in the western part of the state. Trump will use his appearance in Council Bluffs on

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Meet HDT’s 2023 Top Green Fleets

by Deborah Lockridge (HDT TruckingInfo) ... Another trend we’re seeing among the Top Green Fleets is adoption of alternative fuels, especially renewable diesel and renewable natural gas. ... 4 Gen Logistics — Rialto, California ... The company has committed to becoming an all zero-emission

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Regulations Driving the Biofuels Feedstocks Markets

by Megan Boutwell, Olivier Macé, and Adam Schubert (Stillwater Associates) ... A practical effect of the differences between U.S. and European approaches to biofuels policies manifests in the implementation of preferences, prohibitions, incentives, and penalties applied to the use of different

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

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

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IRFA Calls on EPA to Finalize Overdue Midwest Governors' Year-Round E15 Fix

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) Still No Final Decision Two Months After Public Comment Period Closed, Eleven Months after Congressional Deadline --  Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today called upon the EPA to finalize its proposed rule to approve the Midwest Governors’

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Comparative Economics of Carbon Sequestration for Iowa Ethanol Plants

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Decision Innovation Solutions) Iowa currently has 42 ethanol plants with listed annual capacity of 4.669 billion gallons per year. Iowa’s ethanol plants produced an estimated 4.5 billion gallons of ethanol in 2022. There are several wet mill

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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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Renewable Natural Gas From Corn Stover

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) Failed Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Became North America's Largest RNG Producer -- When DuPont shut down its cellulosic ethanol plant in 2017 after years of effort and $225 million in investment, it looked like the process

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to AgCertain Industries

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) AgCertain is a food, agricultural and bio-based product development, manufacturing and marketing company. Operating within a highly certified, traceable production and distribution system ensures delivery of specialty, quality-assured products and services. CEO Dan Oh gave

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An Emerging Bonanza in Ethanol-Focused Carbon Capture?

by Jim Kendrick (Biofuels Digest) The US carbon capture market has grown, experts say, to $13 billion in 2023 and according to ExxonMobil is on the way to $4 trillion. That could mean that a bonanza for infrastructure in the form

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Iowa Regulators to Begin Summit Carbon Capture Pipeline Hearing Aug. 22 in Fort Dodge

by Donnelle Eller  (Des Moines Register) State regulators plan to hold a hearing beginning Aug. 22 in Fort Dodge on Summit Carbon Solutions' $4.5 billion proposal to build a roughly 680-mile carbon capture pipeline across Iowa, according to an order released

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Iowa Farmers Talk Cattle, Other Innovative Approaches for Farm Country’s Future

(Solutions from the Land) ...  Blair, co-chair of Iowa Smart Agriculture, along with fellow Iowa farmer co-chair Ray Gaesser, shared their journeys of change and improvement as well as their vision for the future during the Iowa Smart Agriculture Forum: Circles of

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Nebraska Governor Signs Bill Promoting Use of Biodiesel

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Legislation adds Nebraska to the growing list of Midwest states prioritizing home-grown fuels and adding value to their state's agriculture industry -- Gov. Jim Pillen (R-NE) signed into law legislation promoting the sale and use of

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19 States Target EPA Waiver for California’s Advanced Clean Trucks Rule

by John Kingston (Freight Waves) Overwhelmingly red states challenge waiver on rule governing what OEMs must sell into the state by 2042  --  Nineteen states have sought appellate court review in a challenge to the Environmental Protection Agency waiver granted to

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INSIDE CFAA: Forward Motion for Clean Fuels

by Floyd Vergara (Biodiesel Magazine)  ... Momentum from California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard continues to build the framework for the success of biodiesel and renewable diesel. Nearly 1.7 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel was used in 2022, displacing nearly half

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Feds: Carbon Dioxide Pipelines Are Necessary to Reduce Emissions

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch) Up to 60,000 miles of carbon dioxide pipeline must be installed in the United States to help eliminate the greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, according to a federal engineer. ... “Right now we’re kind of in

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Dow and New Energy Blue Announce Collaboration to Develop Renewable Plastic Materials from Corn Residue

(Dow) First-of-its-kind agreement in North America would create bio-based ethylene for Dow's U.S. Gulf Coast assets to produce renewable plastics across fast-growing end-markets  -- Today (May 25, 2023), Dow (NYSE: DOW) and New Energy Blue announced a long-term supply agreement in North America in which

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Guest Column: Carbon Capture Pipelines Crucial to Ag Economy

by Waylon Brown (Iowa State Senator/The Courier)  ... While I recognize that Iowans have differing opinions on policies aimed at improving environmental outcomes, the economic opportunity associated with carbon capture projects is undeniable. These investments will capture carbon dioxide from

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DOE Announces Nearly $60 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen Technologies and Improve the Electric Power Grid

(U.S. Department of Energy) Funding Will Reduce the Cost of Clean Hydrogen, Deliver Cleaner Air, More High-Quality Jobs, and Reduce Reliance on Fossil Fuels  -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today (May 22, 2023) announced nearly $42 million in funding

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Clean Fuels Applauds Governors’ Letter on RFS BBD Volumes

(Clean Fuels Alliance America)  Letter calls proposed RVOs “exactly the wrong signal to send right now”  --  Today, Clean Fuels Alliance America welcomed a letter sent by Govs. Kim Reynolds (R-IA), Mike Parson (R-MO), and Jim Pillen (R-NE) to EPA Administrator

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