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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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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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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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Ethanol Industry Contributed $2.5 Billion To Minnesota's Economy In 2023

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  A new study by the University of Minnesota Extension shows the ethanol industry contributed $2.5 billion to Minnesota’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2023. It said the industry produced 1.35 billion gallons of ethanol in 2023, which in turn resulted in

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Lawmakers Urge Use of Sound Science in SAF Carbon Modeling

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

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EVs or Ethanol? Midwest Eyes Deep CO2 Cuts in Transportation.

by Jeffrey Tomich (E&E News Energywire) Midwest states are weighing major changes in transportation policy that could shift the region's emissions. -- After recently enacting laws requiring 100 percent carbon-free power, Midwest blue states are eyeing tailpipe emissions. In Minnesota, a state-appointed working

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Cargill Gives U of M $2.5M to Study New Oilseed Crops

by Dan Niepow (TCB Magazine) Oils from the plants could be as a substitute for jet fuel or diesel, among other uses. -- Wayzata-based agribusiness giant Cargill is giving the University of Minnesota $2.5 million to study a pair of crops that could become

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Minnesota Agency Releases Draft EIS for 28-Mile Section of Summit’s CO2 Pipeline Project Public Comment DEADLINE February 23, 2024 Hearings: February 6, 7 (in-person) and 8 (virtual)

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Minnesota Department of Commerce on Jan. 26 released the draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for a 28.1-mile section of Summit Carbon Solution’s proposed carbon dioxide pipeline. A public comment period on the EIS is

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MN Bio-Fuels: Meeting Clean Transportation Targets Requires the Use of Biofuels

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   In order for Minnesota to achieve its greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction goals, biofuels must be included in a fuel- and technology-neutral Clean Transportation Standard (CTS). “The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association is committed to working with the legislature to ensure

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15 AlgaePrize Teams Advance as Finalists in 2023–2025 Competition

(U.S. Department of Energy)  15 teams are advancing as finalists in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) AlgaePrize 2023–2025 competition.  --  Finalist teams were selected by a panel of judges who reviewed and scored the required 10-page research synopsis that

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NJ Introduces Clean Fuels Transportation Bill

(Fill It Up Clean New Jersey/PR Newswire)  First on East Coast to Advance Clean Fuels Legislation  --  Fill It Up Clean New Jersey, a diverse coalition of business and community stakeholders, is applauding the New Jersey State Senate for introducing legislation that would give The Garden

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CPM’s Crown Celebrates Completion of Global Innovation Center with Video Tour

(CPM | Crown Global Companies/Biobased Diesel Daily)  The world seeks support in developing products, equipment and processes in areas ranging from edible oils and plant proteins to renewable fuels, specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, nutraceuticals and others. CPM’s Crown is at the forefront of

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

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

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to SAF, the ICF Perspective

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Mike McCurdy, Managing Director of Fuels & Power at ICF presented these slides at ABLC Next on how sustainable aviation fuels are taking off in the near term with the latest projected figures for the 2020s,

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

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

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U of M Offers Two Sustainable Bioeconomy Undergraduate Majors

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) The University of Minnesota's Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering department offers two undergraduate majors: Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering and Sustainable Systems Management. Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering This major, which is similar to chemical engineering and environmental engineering, focuses on using bio-based,

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Minnewaska High School Students Visit CVEC

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Students from Minnewaska High School’s agriculture processing class toured Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) yesterday (December 14, 2023) to learn more about ethanol production. During the tour, the students learned about the various stages of the ethanol production process

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Al-Corn Clean Fuel Hosts Triton High School Students

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   Twelve students from Triton High School’s agriculture economics class toured Al-Corn Clean Fuel today (December 13, 2023) to learn more about renewable fuel production. “It’s always a pleasure to welcome students from Triton High School’s agriculture economics class to

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Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Releases 2023 Annual Report

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) released its 2023 Annual Report at an event for members and industry stakeholders at Canterbury Park in Shakopee yesterday.  “MN Bio-Fuels had a remarkable year in 2023. We added a new producer member

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Checkoff Leaders Spread Biodiesel’s Good News during Clean Fuels’ 13th Big Apple Tour

(Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Minnesota farmers arrived in New York City eager and ready to express biodiesel’s success story during Clean Fuels Alliance America’s New York City Big Apple tour. Clean Fuels hosted its 13th tour in the Big

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Minnesota: SAF Central

by Anna Simet (Biodiesel Magazine)  The inaugural North American SAF Conference & Expo, held in Minneapolis at the end of August, was a fitting location for the unveiling of plans to build out the U.S.’s first SAF hub, a multiyear, ambitious

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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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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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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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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Hydrogen Shot and Hydrogen Hubs

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest/REenergize! the Gulf Coast)  The US Department of Energy’s Hydrogen Shot and Hydrogen Hubs programs are presented here by Hydrogen & Fuel Cell Office Chief Scientist Eric Miller — Hydrogen Hub award announces, Shot targets, milestones ahead and

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

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

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Marshall High School Tours ADM

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Fifteen students from Marshall High School toured the Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) carbohydrate solutions plant here yesterday (October 24, 2023). “We were excited to welcome students from Marshall High School to our facility. By seeing our operations, these students

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

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

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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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MN Bio-Fuels Concludes Twin Cities Metro-Area Unleaded 88 Promotional Campaign

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) concluded a six-month E15 (Unleaded 88) promotional campaign at Twin Cities metro-area gas stations on Oct 19. Throughout the campaign, MN Bio-Fuels partnered with KS95 FM to promote Unleaded 88 to consumers at

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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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Great Plains Institute Is Seeking GREET Program Specialist

(Minnesota Clean Cities The Connection) Great Plains Institute (GPI) is accepting applications for a Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) Program Specialist with their Transportation and Fuel team. Working closely with program staff and Argonne National Laboratory

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US Supreme Court Won't Hear Minnesota 'Clean Car' Challenge

by Scott McClallen  (The Center Square/Crow River Media)   The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an auto group's challenge of Minnesota adopting "clean car rules" that will require automakers to introduce more low-emission vehicles.  Minnesota will be the first Midwest state to

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Arkansas, Oklahoma Push Delay for E15 Petition

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

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Sen. Klobuchar Tours Guardian Energy; Introduces GREET Legislation

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

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Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School Tours CVEC

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Thirteen students from Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School toured Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) yesterday to learn more about ethanol production.  During the tour, the students toured the various stages of the ethanol production process such as incoming grain grading, grain

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E15 Sales Surged This Summer but Remain Threatened by Obsolete Restrictions

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

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $7 Billion For America’s First Clean Hydrogen Hubs, Driving Clean Manufacturing and Delivering New Economic Opportunities Nationwide

(U.S. Department of Energy) President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Drives $50 Billion in Public-Private Sector Investment to Jumpstart America’s Clean Hydrogen Economy; Seven Clean Hydrogen Hubs Will Create Tens of Thousands of High-Quality Jobs, Strengthen the Nation’s Energy Security, and

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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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Ethanol: Context Missing on This Vital Fuel

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

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MN Bio-Fuels & KS95 Promote E15 In Vadnais Heights

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM promoted E15 (Unleaded 88) to drivers at a Holiday station in Vadnais Heights today.  During the two-hour-long promotion, drivers who fueled up with Unleaded 88 were rewarded with prizes such

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MN Bio-Fuels & KS95 Promote E15 in Richfield

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM rewarded drivers who fueled up with Unleaded 88 (E15) during an hour-long promotion at a Minnoco station in Richfield yesterday.  During the promotion, drivers won prizes such as $20 in

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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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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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Biden Launches American Climate Corps

by Robin Bravender (Politico Pro Greenwire) A government program aimed at putting young people to work on climate has been on President Joe Biden’s wish list for years. -- President Joe Biden is launching a new federal program that aims to put

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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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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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Minnesota SAF Hub Launches Collaboration to Scale SAF

(Greater MSP Partnership/SAF Magazine)  Through the GREATER MSP Partnership, Bank of America, Delta Air Lines, Ecolab and Xcel Energy have established the Minnesota SAF Hub – the first large-scale SAF Hub in the U.S. with unparalleled collaboration among key players across the

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Minnesota EV Mandate Lawsuit on Hold

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) Federal Judge Stays Minnesota Lawsuit Challenging State's EV Mandate -- A federal judge in Minnesota has stayed an ongoing lawsuit to prevent the state from adopting California's electric-vehicle mandate as a similar case continues in a

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Auto Dealers Urge SCOTUS to Stop Minnesota’s EV Push

by Lesley Clark (Politico Pro Climatewire) "Minnesota is not California," car dealers said of efforts to adopt the Golden State's auto emissions standards. -- Minnesota auto dealers are asking the nation's highest bench to stop their state from modeling California's strict vehicle

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A New Soil Carbon Bill Breaks Ground

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

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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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ACE Presents Grassroots Award to Lundebrek

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) Jan Lundebrek, Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC), has been a fixture at ethanol industry meetings for decades and this year the American Coalition for Ethanol recognized her unwavering dedication with the ACE Grassroots Award. The strength of ACE is found within

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RFA Continues Higher Blend Infrastructure Funding Education, Support for Retailers

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

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

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

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Minnesota SAF Hub Launches First-of-Its-Kind Coalition to Scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel

(Minneapolis St. Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership/Globe Newswire) Growing SAF Hub seeking new members to accelerate progress -- A first-of-its-kind coalition is launching in Minnesota to scale sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) with the urgency commercial aviation needs to reach net zero by

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Navigating the Financial Skyways: Financing SAF Projects in the US

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

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

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

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Grants Available to Boost Biofuels at Minnesota Service Stations DEADLINE October 12, 2023

(Minnesota Department of Agriculture) Minnesota retail service stations looking to increase access to and sales of motor fuel blends containing at least 15% ethanol are encouraged to apply for funding currently available through the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA). The Agricultural Growth,

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SAF Modeling Debate Isn’t Really about “GREET vs. ICAO.” It’s about Current Data vs. Old Data.

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) Last year’s Inflation Reduction Act created tax credits meant to stimulate the production and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), a critical tool in the aviation sector’s decarbonization strategy. To qualify for the tax credits, SAF

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MN Biofuels Industry Pushes for Year-round E-15

by Tim Matthews (KRWC1360)  ... Brian Werner of the Minnesota Biofuels Association says two dozen renewable fuel and corn organizations recently sent a letter to federal officials with specific requests. A coalition led by Midwest governors is urging federal officials to approve

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MN Bio-Fuels & KS95 Promote E15 In New Hope

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM held an hour-long E15 promotion at a Holiday station in New Hope on Aug 10. Drivers who fueled up with E15 (Unleaded 88) during the promotion were rewarded with prizes

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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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EPA Is Ignoring the Glaring Problem with Dirty Electric Vehicles

by Benjamin Zycher (American Enterprise Institute/The Hill)  The Environmental Protection Agency(EPA) has launched a new regulatory effort to force a massive transportation shift to electric vehicles (EVs) with its proposed “multi-pollutant emissions standards” for light- and medium-duty vehicles beginning with model

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EV Hybrid Featured at Farmfest

(Red River Farm Network) The Minnesota Corn Growers Association showcased a Ford Escape hybrid electric vehicle at Farmfest. Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White said this car highlights the option to use electric or liquid fuel. “We’re having a

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

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

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MN Bio-Fuels & KS95 Promote E15 In Hopkins

(Minnesotal Bio-Fuels Association) The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM held a joint E15 promotion at a Minnoco station in Hopkins on July 26. During the hour-long promotion, drivers who fueled up with E15 (Unleaded 88) were rewarded with prizes

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The False Narrative on Clean Vehicles

by Brian Werner (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) One of the most overwrought narratives in energy and transportation policy today is the idea that liquid biofuels and Electric Vehicles (EVs) are battling “American Gladiator-style” in a zero-sum game over the future of the

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Klobuchar Introduces Biomanufacturing and Jobs Act

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

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Why Aren’t We Addressing Climate Change with American Solutions?

by Shawn Feikema  (Minn Post) Requiring U.S. farmers to comply with an international scheme favoring European regulations and norms is a burdensome process most farmers cannot afford – both in time and money. ... Crop-based biofuels offer significant opportunities to decarbonize flight using

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MN Bio-Fuels & KS95 Promote E15 in Plymouth

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)   The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM held a joint E15 promotion at a Holiday station in Plymouth yesterday. “Minnesota-made biofuel is a readily available energy solution with a proven track record of lowering prices at the

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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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MN Bio-Fuels & KS95 Promote E15 In St Paul

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM held a joint E15 promotion at a Winner station in Energy Park, St Paul on June 28. “As Minnesotans hit the road this weekend for holiday travel, we encourage them

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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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Vilsack to Announce Biofuels Funding Monday

(1010WCSI) Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack heads to the Twin Cities area in Minnesota Monday. The Department of Agriculture says Vilsack will announce significant new funding being awarded by USDA to bolster and expand the availability of homegrown biofuels nationwide. During the event,

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MN Bio-Fuels & KS95 Promote E15 In Coon Rapids

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM held a joint E15 promotion at a Holiday station in Coon Rapids yesterday. “Unleaded 88 is a cleaner-burning, lower-cost option at the pump. We were glad to visit Coon Rapids

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Oilseeds Industry Stakeholders Discuss Potential Crops for Use in Renewable Biofuels

by Ann Baily (AgWeek) As companies across the United States are building plants to produce renewable biofuel to meet anticipated demand, researchers are studying which oilseeds crops will provide them with the best product and which crops have potential. The Agricultural Utilization

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Crown’s Next Step in Biofuel Innovation

by  Bill Morphew (Biobased Diesel Daily) Crown’s recently completed Liquids Pilot Plant offers customers access to a state-of-the-art continuous-process environment. As the world decarbonizes transportation fuels, the role of liquid biofuels will expand. The production of renewable diesel within the U.S. has

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Renewable Diesel Bubble Begins to Burst as Costs Spark Pullback

byTarso Veloso Ribeiro, Kim Chipman and Isis Almeida (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance) Exxon axes supply deal after delay, Cargill puts plant on hold; Labor woes contribute to rising costs for building plants  -- The US renewable diesel rush is losing steam as

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DENCO II LLC Fined $250,000 for Environmental Violations at Morris Ethanol Facility

(Minnesota Pollution Control Agency)  According to a Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) enforcement investigation, Denco II LLC violated several industrial wastewater, stormwater, and air quality regulations between 2017 and 2022 at its ethanol production facility in Morris, Minn. MPCA staff inspections confirmed

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Mining Critical to Renewable Energy Tied to Hundreds of Alleged Human Rights Abuses

by Katie Surma (Inside Climate News) A report released Wednesday faults the U.S. and other nations for providing incentives for the mining of rare metals like lithium and cobalt without enacting adequate labor and environmental safeguards. Over the past dozen years, hundreds

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Corn-Powered Planes? Why Delta — and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz — Lobbied for New Biofuel Tax Credit

by Walker Orenstein (MinnPost) The governor and other supporters argue that incentives for a burgeoning industry can slash emissions, create jobs and provide a future for Minnesota’s large biofuels industry as electric vehicles become a larger share of ground transportation. ... “Ninety-eight

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Letter: Inaccurate Statements about Corn and Ethanol

by Richard Syverson (Minnesota Corn Growers Association/Echo Press) Information included in Karen Tolkkinen’s May 10 piece, “Alexandria Senior College lecturer lists possible solutions for imperiled wetlands” was inaccurate regarding corn and the production of ethanol. Wetland status in Minnesota is a

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Climate Change Denial among Hurdles for Carbon Capture Pipeline Project in Southwestern Minnesota

by Tom Cherveny (West Central Tribune)  Summit Carbon Solutions hosted 15 meetings for landowners last year at locations across the 10 counties in Minnesota in which it intends to build a pipeline to transport carbon dioxide from ethanol plants. Three issues were recurring

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Envitec Biogas Building 15 Biogas, Gas Upgrading Plants in the US

(Envitec/Biomass Magazine) New York, Connecticut, Minnesota, Indiana and South Dakota – the list of US states where EnviTec Biogas is currently completing anaerobic digestion and biogas upgrading projects is becoming longer and longer. “We have 15 plants under construction right now,”

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Minnesota Bill Aims to Convene a CFS Working Group

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A $1.3 billion transportation budget package passed by the Minnesota legislature on May 21 aims to create a Clean Transportation Standard Working Group to study and address information gaps and opportunities related to the development

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Accelera Marks Start of Operations for Electrolyzer Production in Fridley, Minnesota

(Cummins) Joined by DOE Sec. Jennifer Granholm and state and local officials, underscoring momentum of the green hydrogen economy in North America --  Accelera ™ by Cummins, the zero-emissions business segment of Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI), today marked the start of

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MN Bio-Fuels & KS95 Promote E15 in Fridley

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM held a joint E15 promotion at the Bona Brothers Minnoco station in Fridley yesterday. During the hour-long promotion, drivers who fueled up with E15 (Unleaded 88) were rewarded with prizes

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Sequestration in the Field

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

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Wabasso High School Students Tour Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Eleven students from Wabasso High School’s plant science class toured Highwater Ethanol today to learn more about ethanol production.  During the tour, the students learned about the various processes of ethanol production including incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation,

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E15 Rewards for White Bear Lake Drivers

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  For the second straight week, the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM teamed up at a station in the Twin Cities metro area to promote E15.  Today’s joint-promotion was held at a Holiday station in White Bear

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MN Bio-Fuels & KS95 Promote E15 In Golden Valley

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Minneapolis, April 25 - The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM teamed up today to promote E15 to drivers at a Winner station in Golden Valley from 12 pm to 1 pm. During the hour-long promotion, drivers

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Mankato Area Public School Students Visit Guardian Energy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Students from Mankato Area Public Schools toured Guardian Energy on Apr 13 to learn about ethanol production.  “We’re always happy to welcome students interested in learning more about ethanol production. As producers of clean, renewable energy from locally grown

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Crown’s 1st-of-Its-Kind Liquids Pilot Plant Fully Operational Inside Global Innovation Center

(Crown/Biobased Diesel Daily) Crown is opening the doors of its recently completed Liquids Pilot Plant, offering customers access to a state-of-the-art continuous-process environment for testing, validating, scaling and commercializing renewable diesel/hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and biodiesel; edible

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LETTER: Hinson, Craig Lead Bipartisan Lawmakers in Urging EPA to Increase Advanced Biofuels Blending Targets

(Office of Congresswomen Ashley Hinson (R-IA-02)) Congresswomen Ashley Hinson (R-IA-02) and Angie Craig (D-MN-02) led 35 of their colleagues in a letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Regan expressing concern over the EPA's proposed Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for advanced

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Statewide Use of E15 Would Contribute over $1 Billion to MN'S Economy

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Transitioning to E15 from E10 in Minnesota would contribute $1.06 billion to Minnesota’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to a new study by ABF Economics. The study said statewide use of E15 in Minnesota will increase ethanol demand, benefit consumers

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Midwest CO2 Pipelines Push ahead as Bills Fizzle

by Jeffrey Tomich, Carlos Anchondo, Mike Soraghan (E&E News Energywire)  Companies planning carbon capture projects in the Midwest are defeating legislative proposals to add regulations or block them, increasing the likelihood that a sprawling network of planned pipelines to transport the

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ACE Fly-in Gives Lawmakers Ethanol Education

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

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CVEC Hosts Ridgewater College Students

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Twenty students from Ridgewater College toured Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) on March 31 to learn about renewable fuel production. During the tour, the students learned about incoming grain grading, grain handling, fermentation, grain storage, dried distillers grain production

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Al-Corn Clean Fuel Hosts Triton High School Students

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Twelve students from Triton High School’s agricultural economics class visited Al-Corn Clean Fuel on March 15 to get a better understanding of renewable energy production.  “We were pleased to welcome and share our story with students from Triton High

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New Ulm High School Students Visit Heartland Corn Products

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Nineteen students from New Ulm High School toured Heartland Corn Products today to learn about ethanol production. “It was a pleasure to welcome students from New Ulm High School to our facility. We have a great story to share

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Sleepy Eye High School Tours Highwater Ethanol

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Twenty-three students from Sleepy Eye High School’s crop science class toured Highwater Ethanol on March 22 to learn about renewable fuel production.  During the tour, the students learned about the various stages in ethanol production such as incoming grain

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Fiery Train Derailment in Minnesota Prompts Evacuations

(Associated Press) A train hauling ethanol and corn syrup derailed and caught fire in Minnesota early Thursday and nearby residents were ordered to evacuate their homes, authorities said. The BNSF train derailed in the town of Raymond, roughly 100 miles (161 kilometers)

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Minnesota Seeks to Regulate Neonic Seed -- Nebraska Ethanol Plant Environmental Disaster Sparks Treated-Seed Bill in Minnesota

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  The environmental disaster at a former ethanol plant in Mead, Nebraska, has sparked concern in other states -- most recently in Minnesota. A Minnesota legislative committee held a hearing Wednesday on a bill that would ban

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Gov. Noem and Colleagues Request E15 Emergency Waiver

(South Dakota Government) Today (March 21, 2023), Governor Kristi Noem and three of her fellow governors sent a letter to EPA Administrator Regan requesting an emergency waiver to allow for E15 this summer during driving season. Governor Kristi Noem and three of

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MN's Ethanol Industry Contributed $2.7 Billion To State's Economy In 2022

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association) Minnesota’s ethanol industry contributed $2.7 billion to the state’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2022, according to a new study by the University of Minnesota Extension. In 2022, the industry produced 1.34 billion gallons of ethanol, up from 1.27

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Companies Assisted by RFA Received $36 Million in Latest Round of USDA Infrastructure Grants

(Renewable Fuels Association) The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently concluded the latest round of its Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), and once again the Renewable Fuels Association helped dozens of retailers apply for, and win, grant awards that will expand

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Bill Aims to Create Clean Transportation Standard in Minnesota

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Legislation currently pending in Minnesota aims to establish a clean transportation standard that would require the state’s transportation fuels to achieve 100 percent reduction in carbon intensity (CI) by 2050. The standard would phase in with a

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Farmers Sue Minnesota on Zero Emissions

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) Minnesota Ag Interests Sue State on Adoption of California Zero-Emission Mandate --  Agriculture, biofuels and convenience store groups allege the state of Minnesota violated the Constitution and federal law in adopting California's zero-emissions vehicles mandate,

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As LCFS Programs Proliferate, Don’t Get behind the 8-Ball

by Allison Bergquist (Stillwater Associates) A quick Google image search of “state LCFS policy maps” results in numerous versions of a U.S. map (and sometimes Europe or Canada) with different states annotated as considering a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS).

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US Carbon Pipeline Faces Setback as Residents Refuse to Cede Land Rights

by Leah Douglas (Reuters)  Navigator CO2 Ventures’ proposed carbon pipeline project in the U.S. Midwest is struggling to secure a site to store millions of tons of greenhouse gas it hopes to collect from the region’s ethanol plants, as residents refuse

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Ethanol Blog -- Iowa, Nebraska Attorneys General to Sue EPA on Delay on E15 Rule Unless Effective Date Moved Up

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) The attorneys general of Nebraska and Iowa announced their intent to sue the EPA on its proposed E15 rule for eight states, in a certified letter delivered to EPA Administrator Michael Regan on Monday. The states

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Biden to Set in Motion Gasoline Policy Shift to Bolster Ethanol

by Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg) ... The administration is set to outline its plans to formally propose the change soon, setting the change in motion in time for next year’s summer driving season, according to people familiar with the matter

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Michigan Plant Rebirth Keeps Biodiesel Flowing

by Karen Potratz (Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Biodiesel producer W2Fuel joined the newly formed Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition to help advocate for blending incentives and encourage in-state use of its clean-burning fuel. ... Previous owners built the Adrian facility in

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Biofuels Caucus, led by Johnson, Smith, Craig and Pocan, Re-Launches for the 118th Congress

by Jody Heemstra (DRG News) Biofuels Caucus Leadership Dusty Johnson (R-S.D.), Adrian Smith (R-NE), Angie Craig (D-MN), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) re-launched the Congressional Biofuels Caucus for the 118th Congress. The Congressional Biofuels Caucus is a bipartisan caucus keeping Members of Congress

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8 State Requests for Year-Round E15 Reviewed by US Budget Office

by Jim Wiesemeyer (AgWeb) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Friday completed its review of eight states requests to remove the volatility waiver provided under law for ethanol blends—the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver of 1 pound per square inch

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RFA: Minnesota E15 Volume Hits Record

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sales of E15, a gasoline blend containing 15 percent ethanol, hit a record 171 million gallons in Minnesota in 2022, according to a new Renewable Fuels Association analysis of data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce. This

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Accelerating Domestic Ethanol Use in 2023

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol)  With its D.C. fly-in happening at the end of March, the American Coalition for Ethanol's CEO is optimistic about the industry's ability to make progress on higher ethanol blends, both E15 and E85,

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Yield10 Bioscience Announces 2023 Camelina Contract Production Opportunity for Farmers in Targeted Regions of U.S. and Canada

(Yield10/Ag NewsWire) Yield10 Bioscience, Inc., an agricultural bioscience company, today announced its 2023 enrollment program for contract production of Camelina. Yield10 is offering contracts for both spring and winter varieties of Camelina to farmers located in Western Canada (Alberta, Saskatchewan and

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North Dakota Sets 4 Hearings on Summit Carbon Pipeline

by Jeff Beach (AgWeek) Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions says its pipeline project will help ethanol plants. The project aims to capture greenhouse gas emissions and pipe the CO2 to western North Dakota for underground storage. -- The North Dakota Public Service

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Gevo, Maker of Biofuel for Jets, Adding South Dakota Plant to Summit Carbon Pipeline

by Jeff Beach (The Globe) Gevo will be making sustainable aviation fuel in Lake Preston, South Dakota. Summit Carbon Solutions plans to capture carbon emissions from the facility. -- A renewable jet fuel plant under construction in South Dakota has signed

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How a Plan to Boost Ethanol Would Reverberate Across the US

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg/Washington Post)  ... There is no ethanol in raw gasoline, known as blendstock; oxygen additives are incorporated later, right before retail sale. To ensure E10 sold in those Midwest states has a lower volatility and can

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Senators Putnam and Kupec Visit Heartland Corn Products

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  Minnesota State Senators Aric Putnam (District 14) and Rob Kupec (District 4) visited Heartland Corn Products in Winthrop on Feb 3 to learn more about Minnesota’s ethanol industry.  “MN Bio-Fuels sincerely appreciated the opportunity to host Senators Aric Putnam

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Minnesota Governor Aims to Increase Bioincentive Program Funding

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz on Jan. 24 delivered his proposed budget to the state legislature. One provision of the budget proposes to significantly increase funding for the state’s Bioincentive Program. Minnesota’s Bioincentive Program aims to spur

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Walz Includes Biofuel Infrastructure Funding in Budget Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has included a proposed $1.5 million in annual in biofuel infrastructure funding in his proposed budget, which was delivered to the state legislature on Jan. 24. The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN

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Ethanol Blog: State AGs Give EPA until End of January to Respond to Year-Round E15 Petitions

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  With 270 days now passed since a group of Midwest governors asked EPA to take action to allow their states permanently sell E15 year-round, a group of attorneys general are pressing the agency to act. In

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Clean Energy to Provide 86 Million Gallons of RNG to One of Nation’s Largest Transit Systems, San Diego MTS

(Clean Energy Fuels/Business Wire)  Production of RNG begins at Del Rio Dairy, Clean Energy’s First Investment in the Negative Carbon Intensive Fuel -- Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE), the largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market,

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Biogas and RNG

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) RNG and it’s companion product biogas have taken the project and sustainable power sectors by storm — there’s project action, fast-developing technology, M&A activity, and policy advances of the first magnitude, in the United States

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State-Level Data: Ethanol ‘Blend Wall’ Demolished in 2021

(Renewable Fuels Association)  As higher ethanol blends like E15 and E85 continued to expand in the marketplace in 2021, thirty-five states and the District of Columbia blasted through the so-called 10% ethanol “blend wall,” according to data released today (January 20,

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US Refiners Push One-Year Delay on E15 Petition

by Chris Knight (Argus Media) Shell, Phillips 66 and Chevron are among the oil companies seeking at least a one-year delay, until 1 May 2024, for a fuel specification change in eight states intended to support continued year-round sales of 15pc

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An Over-Belief in Electrification Is Harming the Climate

by Gustav Melin (Bioenergy International/Swedish Bioenergy Association)  ... The energy transition cannot be expedited by support and subsidies  --  However, it is difficult to be re-elected on increased carbon dioxide taxes and more expensive energy prices. That’s no excuse, as there are

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Permanent E15 Solution Possible in 2023

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  ... Executive director Brian Werner says the Minnesota Biofuels Association was among several state renewable energy groups recently on a call with EPA to press for approval of a petition filed by eight Midwestern governors

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Minnesota Public Utilities Commission to Require Environmental Impact Statement on Summit Carbon Pipeline

by Jeff Beach (AgWeek)  In a compromise, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission will require Summit Carbon Solutions to prepare a full environmental impact statement as part of the first ever carbon capture pipeline project in the state. But the environmental impact statement

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OMB Agenda Confirms Timelines for RFS, E15, Biopreferred Rules

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The White House Office of Management and Budget on Jan. 4 published its 2022 Fall Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan, confirming the expected timeline on federal rulemakings related to the Renewable Fuel Standard, E15 sales

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Ag Policy Blog: Carbon Pipelines Projects Face Permit Hearings, Litigation and Legislation

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer) 2023 will shape up as a major year in the permitting and development of carbon pipelines across the Midwest and Plains states. The Minnesota and South Dakota Public Utilities Commissions each this week will examine the

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The Daily Digest’s Biofuels Mandates around the World 2023

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Florida, the Daily Digest today released its annual review of biofuels mandates and targets around the world, looking at the state of biofuels mandates in 65 countries. Get the latest up to the minute

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