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Heating Oil Industry on Track to Achieve Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) The Northeast heating oil industry is on track to achieve the ambitious goals set forth in the Providence Resolution, a landmark commitment made in 2019 to voluntarily reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The resolution, which was unanimously approved

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Nebraska Governor Signs SAF Tax Credit Bill

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has signed into law the establishment of a production tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Nebraska. The SAF tax credit (LB937) will provide a $0.75 per gallon tax credit for the production of

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Higher Biodiesel Blend Exemption in Effect

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews) The first of three phases that move toward higher biodiesel blend sales tax exemptions was effective April 1. Legislation passed by the Illinois General Assembly and signed by Gov. J.B. Pritzker that extended the previous B11

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Illinois Bills Seek to Regulate Carbon Dioxide Pipelines and Sequestration

by Kari Lydersen (Energy News Network) The state’s sandstone geology makes it a draw for ethanol producers and others hoping for tax credits for carbon sequestration. -- Carbon dioxide pipeline and sequestration projects would face significant new scrutiny and regulations under proposed

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Pipeline Company, Environmental Group Strike Unique ‘Community Benefits’ Agreement

by Paul Hammel (Nebraska Examiner) Under deal with Bold Alliance, first responders will get training, landowners could choose annual royalties payments and local foundations will get donations -- The developer of a carbon-dioxide pipeline and an environmental group have struck a “one-of-a-kind”

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New Law Encouraging Higher Biodiesel Blends Takes Effect in Illinois

(Illinois Soybean Association/Biobased Diesel Daily) Implementation of a bipartisan bill to encourage the use of higher blends of biodiesel took effect April 1.  Illinois Soybean Association Chairman Ron Kindred and other supporters call the new law a landmark statute that will benefit

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Ag-Grid Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) AgGrid Energy is one of our most admired biogas project developers, and is on a rapid expansion curve as many of the best biogas companies are right now.  Rashi Akki gave this overview of the company’s

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Illinois to Play Part in Sustainable Jet Fuel

by Kevin Bessler (Illinois Radio Network/AdvantageNews.com)  In an industry that has yet to develop, Illinois transportation, manufacturing and agricultural sectors are exploring opportunities with sustainable jet fuel.  The inaugural Sustainable Aviation Fuel Conference brought together several stakeholders this week in Lisle, including

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

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

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Illinois CFS Will Take More Time

by Elliott Blackburn (Argus Media) Illinois lawmakers will move slowly on a proposed state low-carbon fuel standard (LCFS) as opponents target fuel costs and placing authority over the program with a state agency.  --  The state Senate Energy and Public Utilities Committee

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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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Michigan Bill Would Incentivize SAF Production

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News) Legislation proposed in Michigan could expedite the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel. During a recent Senate Energy and Environment committee hearing, Delta Airlines chief sustainability officer Amelia DeLuca says the future of the aviation industry depends on

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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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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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House Republicans Set Vote on DC’s Electric Car ‘Mandate’

by Kelsey Brugger (E&E News)  The Oversight and Accountability Committee will vote this week to strike down the District’s stringent tailpipe emissions rulemaking. Rep. Anna Paulina Luna (R-Fla.) is sponsoring legislation against Washington following California's tailpipe standards, House Republicans have a new target

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Engine Technology Forum to Testify in Support of Maryland’s Critical Infrastructure Streamlining Act of 2024

(Engine Technology Forum)  — Maryland’s House and Senate will consider The Critical Infrastructure Streamlining Act of 2024 tomorrow. The legislation, sponsored by Gov. Wes Moore, would remove a regulatory barrier impacting how back up power systems are classified and considered as part

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Forum Addresses Development of CFS in New York

(Clean Fuels NY Coalition/Biomass Magazine) The Clean Fuels NY coalition and NYLCV Education Fund hosted a forum about sustainable travel and the importance of creating a statewide clean fuel standard. With legislation to establish a clean fuel standard being a top

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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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Gov. Noem Signs E15 Fuel Tax Refund into Law

(South Dakota Government) Today (February 15, 2024), Governor Kristi Noem held a bill signing ceremony for SB 78, which provides for an E15 fuel tax refund. “Renewable fuels are a very important part of America’s all-of-the-above energy supply, and ethanol is vital to

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New Mexico Legislators Seek Cleaner Transportation Fuels, Would Follow West Coast’s Lead

by Morgan Lee (Associated Press)   New Mexico’s Legislature has approved a bill aimed at reducing climate-warming pollution from cars and trucks through financial incentives to reward businesses that produce cleaner fuels. The Senate voted 26-15 Tuesday, on a party-line vote with Republicans

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RNG Coalition Urges Michigan Senate to Hold Clean Fuel Standard Hearing

(Renewable Natural Gas Coalition/Biobased Diesel Daily) The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas urged Michigan lawmakers Feb. 8 to conduct a hearing on Senate Bill 275 as an important step toward realizing Michigan’s long-term climate goals. SB 275, a critical Clean Fuel Standard

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Another Attempt to Block Carbon Pipelines from Using Eminent Domain Fails

by Joshua Haiar (South Dakota Searchlight)   Another legislative attempt to stop a proposed carbon sequestration pipeline from using eminent domain failed Monday.  “It is up to us to defend South Dakotans’ property rights,” said Rep. Jon Hansen, R-Dell Rapids, the prime sponsor of

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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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South Dakota Could Soon Regulate Hydrogen Pipelines, Same as Carbon

by Dominik Dausch  (Sioux Falls Argus Leader)  Just as the South Dakota's Governor's Office of 2009 foresaw the need for carbon dioxide pipelines to come under the purview of state regulators, so too did this year's legislative body decide the same for

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Ohio House Passes Biofuel Tax Credit Bill, Aims to Boost E15 Sales

(Crawford County Now) The Ohio House of Representatives has passed House Bill 324, a measure that introduces a temporary non-refundable tax credit of 5 cents per gallon on sales of E15 and higher blended biofuels. The bill, championed by State Representatives

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Washington Bill Aims to Make SAF Available for Use in Private Jets

by Erin Voegele (SAF Magazine)  Legislation currently pending in Washington state aims to require airport operators to make a minimum 10% blend of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available to private jets owned by individuals or businesses once certain conditions are met.  The

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Biofuels Center Plate at Bacon Brunch

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News) Indiana agricultural organizations prioritized the need for a state biofuel tax incentive during Monday’s Bacon Bar and Brunch with lawmakers at the statehouse. Marshall County farmer Joe Stoller recently testified in support HB 1315 and tells Brownfield

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Biofuel Is Poised to Usurp Crude Oil Refining in the Bay Area. But Are Their ‘Renewable’ Fuels a Green Solution or ‘Greenwashing’?

by Katie Lauer (SiliconValley.com) With concerns over sustainability increasing in the energy industry, fossil-fuel companies have embraced plans to revamp, rather than decommission, vast networks of steaming, flashing and aging refinery pipelines into more eco-friendly assets. In 2020, two Bay Area refineries

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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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OPINION: A Clean Transportation Fuels Standard Will Drive Down Emissions

by Travis Kellerman (Somos Solar/Albuquerque Journal) A critical piece of legislation is being considered this legislative session. HB 41, the Clean Transportation Fuels Standard bill, will revolutionize the clean fuel economy in New Mexico, accelerate the state’s transition to low- and

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A Clean Fuel Standard Offers Drivers Choices

by Kristina Ortez (District 42 Taos County State Representative/Santa Fe New Mexican)  We all know the drill. Some guys around a table on the other side of the world decide to cut back on oil production. Commodity traders bid up crude

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Cleaner Fuels Law Would Spark Economic Growth

by Robin Vercruse and Amy Brown (Low Carbon Fuels Coalition/ Adalante Consulting/Albuquerque Journal) New Mexico has worked hard over the past decade to diversify its economy and become a leader in renewable technologies that are catching on in other states. The

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QUOTE OF THE WEEK --  Loretta Winters

 Disadvantaged communities are often forgotten and left behind because people don't realize how many are forced to live in areas where planes fly overhead, buses idle and trucks pass through our neighborhoods.  Addressing this in New Jersey, as this (New Jersey

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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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Fuel Tax Refund to Incentivize Higher Ethanol Blends Passes South Dakota Senate

by Joshua Haiar (Argus Leader) A bill to incentivize the sale of more ethanol passed through the state Senate on Monday with 33 yes votes and no opposition.  The legislation outlines a new tax refund that would be in effect from 2025 to

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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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Embracing the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule, or Not?

by Emma Frantz (ACT News) ... Originating in California from a need to curb air pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this regulatory initiative emerged as a pivotal strategy to decarbonize and reduce the environmental footprint of the trucking industry. The ACT

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Bill Aims To Establish Clean Transportation Fuel Standard In New Mexico

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Legislation introduced in the New Mexico House of Representatives on Jan. 3 aims to establish a technology-neutral clean transportation fuel standard (CTFS) that would reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of transportation fuels by at least

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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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Statement from Clean Fuels NY in Response to Governor Hochul's State of the State Address

(Clean Fuels NY Coalition) In response to Governor Hochul’s State of the State address calling for a clean transportation standard study, the Clean Fuels NY coalition issued the following statement:  Transportation is one of the largest sources of climate and air pollution

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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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Growth Energy Voices Support for Ohio Tax Credit for Higher Biofuel Blends

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Growth Energy, the nation's largest biofuels trade association, submitted testimony today to the Ohio House of Representatives and its Ways and Means Committee voicing support for House Bill 324, which would provide a tax credit to incentivize

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Optimistic Outlook: Biodiesel Producers in North America Have Their Eyes Set on Hitting a US Output Target of 6 Billion Gallons, Much Earlier than Originally Planned

(Biofuels International)  ... After securing a 3 billion/gallon output last year, production across the US is on track for 4 billion this year with power to add, according to Paul Winters, director of public affairs and Federal Communications for Clean Fuels

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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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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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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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Expect to See E15 and E85 Offered at More Gas Stations

by Cody Ronnfeldt (Norfolk NE Radio) Higher blends of ethanol are being offered at more gas stations in Nebraska and bill approved by lawmakers this past legislative session will help spur continued growth. During the Governor’s Call-In Show Monday, a caller wanted

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California’s Climate Disclosure Bill Could Have Nationwide Impacts

by Kristoffer Tigue (Inside Climate News) The legislation, passed by the state lawmakers this week, still needs the governor's signature. But it could be the first to require companies to report carbon emissions from supply chains. Large corporations that want to do

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Lawmakers Strike $106 Million Deal for Fueling Hydrogen Cars, Trucks — Even though Hardly Anyone Drives One

by Alejandro Lazo (Cal Matters) Hydrogen fueling stations will get 15% of funds in a state program — even though Californians own only about 12,000 hydrogen cars. The funds come from fees paid by car owners. California lawmakers have reached a deal

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

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

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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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Biodiesel Bill Could Bring Carbon Targets Sooner

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News) A Michigan lawmaker says his newly introduced bill will help incentivize demand and educate consumers about biodiesel. Representative John Fitzgerald tells Brownfield the bipartisan legislation provides retail fuel operators a tax credit for selling higher blends

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Report: Strong Clean Vehicle Standards Can Deliver $44 Billion in Health, Economic and Climate Benefits to New Mexicans 

(Natural Resources Defense Council) New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham recently announced bold action which will give New Mexicans more electric car and truck options in the coming years, and a new report shows the state can deliver the most health,

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The Proven Effectiveness And Underappreciated Benefits Of Clean Fuel Standards

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

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Illinois Gas Stations Have New Incentive to Sell Higher-Blend Ethanol

by Zeta Cross & Kevin Bessler  (Illinois Radio Network/Advantage News) Tax incentives for retailers to sell gas with a higher ethanol blend is now law in Illinois. Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 1963 that gives gas stations a 10% sales tax

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States Charting the Course on ‘Green’ Hydrogen

by Arianna Skibell (Politico's Power Switch) ... An upswell of state-led legislation aimed at boosting and regulating the fuel source could help shape the trajectory of President Joe Biden’s climate plans, write David Iaconangelo, Heather Richards and Zach Bright. ... Few green hydrogen

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Carbon Capture Bill Signed into Law by Governor Stitt DEADLINE for Public Comments June 19, 2023

(OK Energy Today) Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt this week signed legislation to pave the way for Oklahoma’s participation in a proposed hydrogen hub with Arkansas and Louisiana and for development of hydrogen projects in the state. He signed SB 200, starting the process to

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Statement From the New York League of Conservation Voters on Clean Fuel Standard Legislation Passing in the New York Senate

(New York League of Conservation Voters)  In response to the New York State Senate passing Clean Fuel Standard legislation (S.B. 1292) today, NYLCV President Julie Tighe issued the following statement: “As we approach the end of this year’s New York State legislative

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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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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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HB 3859, Filed by Rep. Marjorie Decker, Would, If Passed, Set a Clean Fuel Standard in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Hearing June 14, 2023

by Colin Mulvey (Shawmut Strategies Group/The Coalition for a Carbon-Free Commonwealth (CCFC)) HB 3859, An Act Relative to Fuel Standards, filed by Rep. Marjorie Decker, would, if passed, set a clean fuel standard in the Commonwealth, putting the state on its

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EPA Spurns Trump-Era Effort to Drop Clean-Air Protections For Plastic Waste Recycling

by James Bruggers (Inside Climate News) Affirming long-standing incineration regulations, the Biden administration has withdrawn a plan to help ease the way for unchecked pyrolysis and gasification of plastic. Reversing its own Trump-era proposal, the Environmental Protection Agency has spurned a lobbying

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Students and Faculty at Ohio State Respond to a Bill that Would Restrict College Discussions of Climate Policies

by Dan Gearino (Inside Climate News) “You can say gravity isn't true, but if you step off the cliff, you’re going down,” says climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe about restrictions on teaching. ... The wide-ranging bill includes a provision that designates climate policy

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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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Illinois Lawmakers Approve Sales Tax Exemption for Ethanol Blends

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Illinois legislature in May passed legislation that aims to boost the state’s corn industry by increasing the level of ethanol that must be blended into transportation fuel in order to be eligible for a

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New Measure Expected to Increase Demand for Ethanol-Based Fuels in Illinois

(Country Herald)  A new measure poised to significantly impact the demand for ethanol-based fuels has passed the Illinois Senate.  Championed by State Senator Patrick Joyce, the legislation introduces a range of tax credits and exemptions designed to benefit Illinois farmers and

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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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New $800M Sustainable Aviation Fuel Plant Planned for Washington State

by Dominic Gates (Seattle Times)  Dutch company SkyNRG has chosen Washington state to locate a major new biogas plant that will produce sustainable aviation fuel — a key part of the airline world’s push to decarbonize flying. In an interview Wednesday on the sidelines

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Vermont Affordable Heat Act Becomes Law

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The Vermont House on May 11 voted 107 to 42 to override Gov. Phil Scott’s veto of the Affordable Heat Act, which is designed to affordably reduce greenhouse gas (GHGs) in the state’s thermal sector through

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State Report Shows Biodiesel Blends Gain Ground in Iowa’s On-Road Diesel

(Iowa Biodiesel Board/Biobased Diesel Daily) The availability of biodiesel blends at the pump continues to expand in Iowa, making up 70 percent of reported on-road diesel sales in the state in 2022. That’s according to the latest Retailers Fuel Gallons Report from

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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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Oregon Considers Permanent Restrictions on Growing Canola in the Willamette Valley

by Tracy Loew (Salem Statesman Journal) The Oregon Legislature is considering making a 500-acre limit on canola crops in the Willamette Valley permanent. That could end a three-decade-long fight among the state’s seed growers. In addition to the limit, Senate Bill 789 would require

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California Gov. Newsom Visits World Energy’s Renewable Diesel, SAF Plant near Los Angeles

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) California Gov. Gavin Newsom visited World Energy’s Paramount, California, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) facility May 1 to spotlight California’s transition to clean fuels and broader commitment to green jobs. The World Energy site

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Washington State Legislature Passes Bill Incentivizing SAF Production

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) The Washington State Legislature passed a bill April 21 to promote and incentivize sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production and use. Among its provisions, Senate Bill 5447 provides a $1-per-gallon tax credit for SAF that has at

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Why Injecting CO2 Underground Is a Legal Morass

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

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Wisconsin Lawmakers Hope to Outlaw Local Bans on Gas Engines

(Associated Press)  State and local governments in Wisconsin would not be allowed to ban gas-powered vehicles, snow blowers, lawnmowers and other machines under a pair of bills up for a vote Tuesday in the state Assembly. The bills’ Republican sponsors hope

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New Mexico Clean Fuel Standard – Take Two!

(Stillwater Associates) ... New Mexico, New York, and Illinois have introduced LCFS-style bills in the 2023 legislative session, and Minnesota is expected to follow suit. In this memo, Stillwater examines the potential impacts of implementing an LCFS-style program in New Mexico on

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Michigan Bill Aims to Create Clean Fuel, Clean Energy Standards

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Michigan state democrats, led by Senate Majority Floor Leader Sam Singh and Sen. Sue Shink, on April 12 introduced the Clean Energy Future Plan, a bill package that aims to implement a wide range of

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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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GOP Lawmakers Push Back against Electric-Vehicle Mandate Public Comment DEADLINE April 26, 2023

by Randall Chase (Associated Press/Washington Post) Republican lawmakers are proposing legislation to block state officials from eliminating the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles in Delaware. GOP lawmakers said Thursday (April 6, 2023) that they are circulating two bills to restrict the

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Snohomish County Reveals Plans for Biofuel R&D Center at Paine Field

by Marissa Nall (Puget Sound Business Journal) The center would study ways to lower production costs, increase safety and facilitate large-scale distribution of the greener fuels. READ MORE Snohomish County to Establish World-Leading Research and Development Center for Sustainable Aviation Fuels at

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Is Green Methanol an Alternative to CO2 Pipelines?

by Erin Jordan (The Gazette) Several Iowa farmers are optimistic CapCO2 could ‘solve the pipeline issue’ -- Some renewable fuels advocates say carbon dioxide pipelines are the only way to save Iowa’s ethanol industry, but Jeff Reints doesn’t buy it. Especially not

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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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Nebraska Bill Aims to Boost Availability of E15

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Legislation recently introduced in the Nebraska Legislature aims to boost the availability of E15 fuel by introducing new requirements for fuel retailers and creating a grant program to support necessary upgrades at fuel retail locations. The

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Ethanol Industry Says It Will Die if It Cannot Take Farmers’ Lands for a CO2 Pipeline. Will Trump Support Them?

by Timothy P. Carney (Washington Examiner) Iowa’s ethanol industry, which exists only because of federal and state subsidies and mandates, reportedly may collapse if it cannot build massive statewide networks of pipelines for distributing and burying the carbon dioxide emitted by its ethanol

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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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Bill Would End Eminent Domain for Carbon Capture Pipelines

by Terry L. Jones (Louisiana Illuminator/Floodlight)  A Louisiana legislator wants to help keep landowners from losing their property to pipelines needed for the dozens of carbon capture projects proposed around the state. Rep. Robby Carter, D-Amite, has prefiled a bill for

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Bill to Scrap Subsidies for Incinerators, Biogas Facilities Rehashes Memories of Proposed Frederick Project

by Emmett Gartner (Frederick News Post) Nearly a decade after Frederick County scrapped plans to build a trash incinerator, the state is considering a bill that would cut subsidies for existing incinerators and other waste-powered facilities. ... The bill, called the Reclaim

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Off the Ground

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

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Oregon SB 803 Assessment

(Stillwater Associates) In late January of 2023, Senate Bill 803 was introduced into the Oregon state Senate.(1) If the bill were to pass, it would require all diesel sold in the Portland metropolitan area (Clackamas, Washington, and Multnomah counties) to meet a

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Washington Senate Passes Bill to Establish SAF Tax Credits

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The Washington State Senate on March 1 voted 46 to 2 in favor of a bill that aims to encourage the manufacture and purchase of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) though tax incentives. The bill also

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Washington State Is Moving to Cap Carbon Emissions

by Maxine Joselow (Washington Post) ... In 2021, after mounting a climate-centric presidential campaign, (Governor Jay) Inslee signed into law the Climate Commitment Act, which established an ambitious program to cap the state’s carbon emissions. The “cap-and-invest” program took effect

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House Bill Would Establish New Rules for Carbon Pipelines, Landowners Rally

by O. Kay Henderson (Radio Iowa) It’s a farmer versus farmer debate over proposed rules for developers planning to build three carbon pipelines through Iowa. Under a bill that’s cleared a House subcommittee, landowners along 90% of a pipeline’s route would have

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Bill Promotes Sustainable Aviation with Tax Incentives for Alternative Jet Fuel

by Liz Nastu (Environment + Energy Leader)  ... The bill would incentivize fuel producers to build alternative fuel production facilities in Washington by creating a business and operations tax rate of 0.275% for the manufacture and sale of sustainable aviation fuels.

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A Blue State Asks: Is Carbon Capture Part of Climate Agenda?

by Jeffrey Tomich (E&E News/EnergyWire) ...  Less clear, however, is whether (Gov. J.B) Pritzker and Illinois’ Democratic-led General Assembly are willing to embrace carbon capture — a third rail of climate politics — as a complementary solution. While carbon capture technology and its

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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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QUOTE OF THE WEEK -- Myron Dorn

"I contend that for too long, the petroleum industry in Nebraska has resisted higher ethanol blends, virtually eliminating customers options to select and purchase renewable E-15. This is a de-facto petroleum mandate and Nebraska's consumers are footing the bill." --

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Bill to Pump up E-15 Use in Nebraska, Heard by Agriculture Committee

by Doug Kennedy (News Channel Nebraska)  Bill would require more sale of the ethanol blend in Nebraska, and offer grant support for retailers  --- A Nebraska legislative bill seeks to increase the use of E-15 ethanol fuel in the state. 

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Ethanol Industry Details Policy Needs Biofuels Industry Champions Carbon Pipelines under State Legislative Challenges

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)   Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, isn't holding out much hope for new legislation for biofuels in the new Congress. "If the last few weeks are any indication, we're in

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Ethanol Executive: Carbon Capture Might Be ‘Life or Death’ for Producers

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch) An increasing demand for low-carbon fuels will imperil ethanol producers unless there is widespread adoption of equipment to capture emissions from ethanol plants, the executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association said Tuesday. “I honestly

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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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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds to Receive RFA’s 2023 Industry Award

(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association is proud to announce that Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds will visit the upcoming National Ethanol Conference to receive the RFA’s annual Industry Award, the ethanol industry’s highest honor. Each year, the award is presented to an

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INSIDE CFAA: Midwest Momentum

(Clean Fuels Alliance America/Biodiesel Magazine)  This past year, states across the country continued to prioritize low-carbon renewable fuels like biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel.Clean Fuels Alliance America worked with state soybean organizations and member organizations to enact new

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Illinois Passes Sustainable Aviation Fuel Tax Credit

by Jacqueline Reigle and Matthew Cope (Argus Media) Illinois state lawmakers have approved legislation to create a $1.50/USG sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit that airlines can use to satisfy all or part of their state use tax liabilities. The legislation, which

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Sen. Jeff Magrum Files 8 Bills Related to Summit Carbon Solutions Pipeline

by Jeff Beach (InForUm) Summit Carbon Solutions says its $4.5 billion pipeline project will help ethanol plants and corn growers but has been met with resistance from landowners. -- The controversial Summit Carbon Solutions carbon capture pipeline has spawned at least

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Michigan Efforts for Biofuels Tax Credit Continue

by Nicole Heslip (Brownfield Ag News) Michigan ag groups and lawmakers plan to continue work on a biofuels tax credit in the new legislative session. A bill, introduced by Senator Kevin Daley, would have offered qualifying retailers a tax credit for every gallon

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Connecticut Mandates Climate Education for Public Schools

by Daniel Cusick (Politico Pro) The law fires a shot across the bow of climate change skeptics and deniers, some of whom have pressed school boards and other state and local officials to mischaracterize climate change as a phenomenon still

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$10 Million Approved For Unleaded Avgas Evaluation

by Russ Niles (AvWeb) Congress has approved $10 million for testing and evaluation of unleaded high octane aviation fuels and all sectors currently involved in the effort can qualify for funding. According to AOPA, President Joe Biden signed the bill that

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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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Will Gov. Gavin Newsom's Electric Car Mandate Save the World or Stall on the Freeway?

by David H. Freedman (Newsweek) Shifting the world to zero-emissions all-electric vehicles would in theory eliminate about one-fifth of all carbon-dioxide emissions, the chief greenhouse gas behind climate change. But making the transition quickly is a tall order and creates

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Illinois Biodiesel Use Expands, Boosted by State Incentives

by Phyllis Coulter (Illinois Farmer Today/Penatagraph) Peter Probst, a self-professed “biodiesel enthusiast,” first developed his zeal for such fuels as a university student, and his passion continues full speed ahead. In fact, he has made a business out of it. Today, Probst

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Clean Fuels Welcomes New Missouri Biodiesel Tax Incentive

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Clean Fuels joins Governor Parsons at bill signing -- Today, Clean Fuels Alliance America applauded Missouri Governor Mike Parson as he signed legislation creating new incentives for biodiesel consumption and production in the state. Missouri’s new law

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California Gov. Newsom Sends SAF Bill, AB 1322, Back to Legislature Unsigned

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily)  California Gov. Gavin Newsom said Sept. 28 he will not sign a bill the California Legislature passed in late August to incentivize sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), which, among other directives, targets 20 percent SAF consumed

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Growth Energy Testifies before Michigan State House Committee in Support of Bill Boosting Biofuel Blends

(Growth Energy) Growth Energy Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley testified before the Michigan State House Committee on Tax Policy in support of SB814, legislation that would establish a retailer tax incentive for higher ethanol blends, specifically a tax credit of

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Within Clear Sight: The California Air Resources Board Is Working on Its Latest Scoping Plan

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The California Air Resources Board is working on its latest scoping plan, which could potentially intensify Low Carbon Fuel Standard targets and boost ethanol use in state—especially if E15 gets approved. -- California’s Low

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Marco Rubio Says California Electric Car Plan 'Self-Defeating': People Will Be 'Charging Their Cars with Coal'

by Ronn Blitzer (FOXBusiness) The Florida senator warned that imposing a mandate before the necesssary scientific advancements exists will result in 'ridiculous outcomes' --  Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., dismissed California's intent to ban sales of gas-powered cars by 2035, arguing that until

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Missouri Governor Calls for Special Session to Create, Extend Key Ag, Biofuel Tax Credits

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Missouri Gov. Mike Parson called for a special legislative session Aug. 22 to make historic income tax cuts, and to create and extend key agricultural and biofuel tax-credit programs for a minimum of six

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California Legislature Passes Bill to Achieve 20% SAF Use by 2030

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) In late August, the California Legislature passed a bill to incentivize sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and achieve a new goal for SAF to comprise 20 percent of aviation fuel consumed in the state by 2030. AB

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Rhythms of Reinvention: FEW General Session Highlights

by Katie Schroeder (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  At the 2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the world's largest biofuels conference, producers, industry stakeholders and vendors gathered to connect and learn in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  --  The 38th annual International Fuel Ethanol

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Climate Bill, State Mandates Jump-Start EVs' Future But Experts Say It Will Be 20 to 30 Years before EVs Fully Replace Gas-fueled Cars.

by Anne C. Mulkern (E&E News/Politico Pro)  ...  Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) last week signed legislation banning sales of new gasoline-fueled vehicles in state after 2035. California, New York and Washington have said they'd enact similar mandates.  READ MORE How

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Nebraska Gas Stations Selling Ethanol Are Now Able to Apply for Tax Credit

(KETV)  Nebraska stations selling ethanol gas can now apply for a tax break. State lawmakers passed the higher blend tax credit act in April. The bill is combined with LB1261e which will give a credit of 5 cents on each gallon of E15 sold

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State of Louisiana Passes Parish-Specific Law Benefiting Strategic Biofuels Project

(Strategic Biofuels/Business Wire) New August 1 Legislation Reflects the State’s Commitment to Supporting Renewable Energy Initiatives --  -Strategic Biofuels, the leader in developing negative carbon footprint renewable fuels plants, announced today that the State of Louisiana recently enhanced its nation-leading carbon

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Federal Biodiesel Blending Tax Incentive Set to Expire

by Will Robinson (Brownfield Ag News) The U.S. biodiesel blending tax incentive is set to expire after this year which could lower blending volumes if not extended. Illinois Soybean Association board member Ron Kindred tells Brownfield the federal biodiesel incentive provides an

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Coastal Effect: Comparable to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Pro-Biofuel Policies in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia Offer a Vast Region of Opportunity for Reduced-CI Ethanol on the Pacific Coast.

by Melissa Anderson (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Eleven years ago, California led the way with the implementation of its Low Carbon Fuel Standard, which continues to be a guiding force for clean fuel policy on the West Coast and beyond. Since

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Moving Stepwise toward State Clean Fuel Standards

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) From Minnesota to Nebraska, discussions around performance-based fuel standards are bringing a broad range of stakeholders together. Progress requires coalition building and compromise. Movement towards state clean fuel standards in the Midwest inspired by

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Biodiesel Tax-Incentive Legislation Introduced in Michigan

(Michigan Soybean Association/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Legislation has been introduced in Michigan to incentivize the sale and consumption of low-level biodiesel blends throughout the state’s retail fuel stations. HB 6334, sponsored by Rep. Joe Bellino, R-Monroe, is a voluntary program that offers a

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Hawaii Governor Signs Bill to Expand Renewable Hydrogen Refueling Options

by Michael Bates (NGT News) Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed into law a package of bills that includes SB2570 (Act 241) – Relating to Zero Emission Vehicle Fueling Rebates, which aims to create a renewable hydrogen refueling system rebate program for the

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Hawaii Governor Signs Bill to Expand Renewable Hydrogen Refueling Options

by Michael Bates (NGT News)  Hawaii Gov. David Ige has signed into law a package of bills that includes SB2570 (Act 241) – Relating to Zero Emission Vehicle Fueling Rebates, which aims to create a renewable hydrogen refueling system rebate program for the

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Growth Energy, Ag Groups Urge Passage of Michigan Biofuel Bill

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Michigan Senate Agriculture Committee on June 23 held a hearing to consider legislation that aims to create a tax credit for retailers that choose to sell higher ethanol fuel blends, such as E15 and

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Leaders Offer Policy, DOE Hydrogen Hub Updates at Inaugural California Hydrogen Leadership Summit

(Advanced Clean Tech News/GNA) Hydrogen is heating up as a policy topic, as evidenced by the project updates, new bills, and solutions offered by elected leaders, industry leaders, and the more than 350 attendees at the 2022 California Hydrogen Leadership Summit, which

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California Considers ‘Carbon Farming’ as a Potential Climate Solution. Ardent Proponents, and Skeptics, Abound

by Emma Foehringer Merchant (Inside Climate News)  Supporters of pending legislation see it as an important step toward meeting the state’s climate goals while using its ample farmland. But critics say natural carbon sequestration is hard to measure and verify. --

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Could Biodiesel Fuel Take the Lead in CT’s New Energy Plan?

(Connecticut Energy Marketers Association/CT Mirror) ... As of July 1st, a new Connecticut state law requires all home heating oil contain a 5% biodiesel mix, which will go up to a 50/50 mix by 2035. Most home heating oil today already

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Durso and Cattell: A Clean Fuel Standard Would Help New York’s Workers

by John Durso and Robert B. Cattell (Long Island Business News) ... A clean fuel standard would do just that. It would move our transportation sector towards electrification and clean fuel alternatives in a responsible manner, while creating good-paying jobs at

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New Ethanol Law Could Spark Regional Trend, Biofuels Exec Says

by Jared Strong (Iowa Capital Dispatch) A new state law that requires most of Iowa’s fuel stations to sell a gasoline blend with 15% ethanol will rapidly expand the fuel’s availability, but the law’s long-term effects might be more potent, according

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Will GA Have a Fuel Problem?

by Julie Boatman (Flying Magazine) With avgas a boutique product and jet-A supplies in mitigation, experts see price volatility rather than more shortages ahead, for general aviation. ... What About SAF? Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) has entered the picture in a significant way—if

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Federal Support of Alternative Energy Is Crucial for Renewables

by Ron MacDonald (Zinc8 Energy Solutions/Biofuels Digest)  ... While the U.S. Congress funds billions in grants to chipmakers including goliaths such as Micron and Samsung, many emerging alternative energy companies – who don’t have billions in the bank like the chipmakers

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Proponents Say Storing Captured Carbon Underground Is Safe, But States Are Transferring Long-Term Liability for Such Projects to the Public

by Nicholas Kusnetz (Inside Climate News)  As companies propose storing carbon dioxide in depleted oil fields or saline aquifers, some states are putting themselves on the hook for future problems with the projects. --  As states rush to enact rules and

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Gov. Reynolds Issues Statement on Bipartisan Passage of Biofuels Bill

(Office of Governor Kim Reynolds (R-IA)) Gov. Reynolds released the following statement today in response to the legislature passing HF2128:  “This is a historic win for Iowa families, for our agriculture and biofuels industry, and for Iowa’s entire economy. By increasing access to

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National Grid to Switch MA, NY Gas Networks to RNG and Hydrogen by 2050

(Renewables Now)  Utility National Grid (NYSE:NGG) on Tuesday unveiled plans for fossil-free gas and electric networks in Massachusetts and New York by 2050. The company will aim to replace fossil fuel in its gas networks with renewable natural gas (RNG) and green

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Gov. Ricketts Signs Legislation to Encourage Rural Development & Promote Ethanol Sales

(Office of Governor Pete Ricketts (R-NE)) Governor Pete Ricketts signed LB 1261e during a ceremony at the Nebraska State Capitol.  LB 1261e extends the Nebraska Advantage Rural Development Act, which had been set to expire at the end of 2022.  The

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Ethanol Producers Hope New Tax Credit Will Bring Higher Blends to Gas Pumps

by Alex Whitney (Nebraska.TV) Anyone who has hit the road lately can tell you that the price of gas has gone way up in the last few months. One remedy for high gas prices has been pushing alternative fuels and a

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E-15 Mandate: A Hard Sell Even in a Supportive Renewable Fuels State

(Red River Farm Network)  The Minnesota Corn Growers Association wants the state to adopt an E-15 standard for unleaded gasoline, but it’s been a tricky goal to accomplish in the legislature this year. Senior Public Policy Director Amanda Bilek says

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ISG’s B20 Legislation Heads to Governor's Desk

(Illinois Soybean Growers) The Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is celebrating the passage of the organization’s B20 Legislation, sponsored by State Senator Patrick Joyce (D–Essex) and State Representative Eva Dina Delgado (D–Chicago). The legislation passed both chambers of the Illinois General

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Vermont House Passes Clean Heat Standard bill

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The Vermont House of Representatives on March 16 voted 96 to 44 in favor of a bill that aims to implement a Clean Heat Standard to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the state's thermal sector.

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Revised Future Fuels Act Would Tighten Minnesota’s Emissions Standards

by Rob Hubbard (Minnesota House Public Information/Biobased Diesel Daily)  What can Minnesota do to play a role in slowing down climate change? Tim Sexton, Minnesota’s assistant transportation commissioner, believes he has a clear idea. “This is the single biggest policy lever the

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Seaweed Farming Has Vast Potential (But Good Luck Getting a Permit)

by Alex Brown (PEW Stateline) ... The state’s permitting process involves nine different agencies, and the paperwork is so burdensome and time-consuming that few people bother. “There's a lot of people who are interested in seaweed farming, take a look at that

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ISG Celebrates Senate Passage of B20 Legislation

(Illinois Soybean Growers) The Illinois Soybean Growers (ISG) is celebrating the passage of the organization’s B20 Legislation, sponsored by State Senator Patrick Joyce (D–Essex). The legislation passed with strong bipartisan support from every region of Illinois, and it will now move

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Washington State Plans to Ban Most Non-Electric Vehicles by 2030

by Minyvonne Burke (NBC News) The bill says that all vehicles of the model year 2030 or later that are sold, purchased, or registered in the state must be electric. --  Washington state plans to ban most non-electric vehicles by 2030,

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A Push for Higher Blends of Ethanol at MN Fuel Pumps

(Red River Farm Network) The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is closely monitoring an effort in the state legislature that would allow year-round use of E15. The petroleum marketers came to the corn growers with a proposal to market higher ethanol

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