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Groups Urge Treasury to Promptly Complete §45Z Clean Fuels Production Credit Guidance

(Clean Fuels Alliance America) Today (May 15, 2024), 25 trade associations representing producers, feedstock providers, blenders, consumers, and retailers of low-carbon, renewable fuels sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen, urging Treasury to finalize and publish guidance for the §45Z Clean

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AOA Thursday 5-9-2024 Agriculture of America Podcast

(American Ag Network) On Thursday's AOA, with guest host Mike Adams, we have another busy show today. In Segment One we have Mike Zuzolo with Global Commodity Analytics to discuss markets and the upcoming WASDE reports. In Segment Two we discuss

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Will Making Hydrogen ‘Green’ Depend on China?

by Christian Robles (E&E News) Machinery that makes hydrogen fuel from water could become another energy technology whose production is centered in Asia. ... China leads the world in producing the essential technology for green hydrogen made from renewables: electrolyzers. The machines use

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The Case for E-fuels Use in Aviation

by Pete Rocha (LEC Partners/Biofuels Digest) The aviation industry produces 2-3% of all CO2 emissions globally. This percentage will likely grow over time as the developing world becomes richer and the demand for air transportation increases. In the graphic below, we

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

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

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Low US Distillate Consumption Reflects Slow Economic Activity, Biofuel Substitution

(U.S. Energy Information Administration/Biobased Diesel Daily)  U.S. distillate consumption so far this year is lower than usual because of warm winter weather, reduced manufacturing activity, and continued substitution of biofuels in place of petroleum distillate on the U.S. West Coast (PADD 5). As reported

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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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Biofuel Tax Credit Claims Need More Scrutiny, Watchdog Says

by Erin Schilling (Bloomberg Tax) The IRS needs more authority to properly evaluate—and deny, if necessary—biofuel tax credit claims, an agency watchdog said in a new report. The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration evaluated biofuel tax claims and found 42 of the

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Stakeholders Unite to Form The SAF Coalition

(The SAF Coalition) The SAF Coalition will work to advance federal support for the development, growth and adoption of sustainable aviation fuel --  Today, 40 companies and organizations that hold a stake in the development and deployment of sustainable aviation fuel united

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

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

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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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Indigo Ag and Red Trail Energy Collaborate on Sustainable Biofuels to Maximize Benefits From Clean Fuel Tax Credit Programs

(Indigo Ag/PR Newswire) Companies will leverage Indigo Ag's proven measurement, verification and reporting capabilities to calculate field level carbon intensity and unlock new opportunities for fuel and agricultural decarbonization --  Indigo Ag, the innovative leader and trusted partner in sustainable agriculture, and Red

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Tax Credit Fuels Investments in Bioprocessing Industry

(Alberta, Canada) Alberta will be home to the largest renewable diesel facility in Canada as Imperial qualifies for the Agri-Processing Investment Tax Credit program. -- Alberta is an agricultural powerhouse with diverse and innovative industries, including a thriving bioprocessing sector. When companies

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RICanada Concerned by Ethanol’s Exclusion from Clean Fuels Funding Program

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Canada, Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) notes the announcement in Tuesday’s Federal Budget 2024-2025, which included C$776 million towards a retooled Clean Fuels Funding program to support renewable diesel (RD), sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), and renewable natural

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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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Aemetis Allocated $10.5 Million IRA Section 48C Tax Credits by DOE and IRS for Biofuels Plant Efficiency Projects

(Aemetis/Globe Newswire) Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), a renewable natural gas and renewable fuels company focused on low and negative carbon intensity products, today announced that it received an allocation of $10.5 million of Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) tax credits by the

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TopSoil Webinars , Including Carbon Intensity Series

(Continuum Ag) TopSoil Webinars are an opportunity for you to educate yourself as Mitchell and other Continuum Ag Representatives sit down with industry leaders to dig into the hottest topics in Agriculture including Carbon Intensity, Soil Health & Precision Ag. One of

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Exclusive: Biden Administration's Initial SAF Subsidy Model to Raise Climate Hurdle for Ethanol

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) The Biden administration will release a preliminary climate model for its sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) subsidy program in the coming weeks that is more restrictive than what the corn-based ethanol industry had expected, two sources familiar with

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

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

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Tax Credits and Carbon Capture: How Ethanol Plants Offset Costs

(AgWeb/Pro Farmer)  Ethanol plants are exploring carbon capture technologies to reduce their carbon intensity (CI) scores and qualify for tax credits. Paul Neiffer, via his Farm CPA Report, says the two main methods are point source capture and carbon capture and storage

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Cellulosic Biofuels Win for Ground Transportation

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois Agri-View) Despite the fervor around electric vehicles and their potential to reduce the transportation sector’s carbon footprint, 2023 projections suggest electric vehicles won’t edge out gas-powered vehicles for decades to come. With conventional vehicles

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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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Pressing for GREET Model Update Details for SAF Tax Credits Delayed, But Will 'Send Right Signal,' Ag Secretary Says

by Chris Clayton (DTN Progressive Farmer)   While groups are clamoring for certainty on how the Department of Treasury calculates tax credits for sustainable aviation fuel, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said the adjustments to the greenhouse gas model, or "GREET" model, won't

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BIO Calls for Legislation to Boost Biomanufacturing

by Tom Popper (Bio.News)  Innovative companies using biotechnology to make renewable raw materials can enable more sustainable, climate-friendly manufacturing while providing an additional source of income for farmers. The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) is seeking to support these companies with a proposal

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CapturePoint Closes 45Q Direct Transfer Tax Credit Transaction Associated With the Arkalon Co2 Capture Facility in Kansas

(CapturePoint/Business Wire) -CapturePoint LLC announced today (March 18, 2024) that it has closed on a private Section 45Q direct transfer tax credit transaction for carbon dioxide (CO2) captured at the company’s Arkalon facility near Liberal, Kansas and utilized for Carbon Dioxide

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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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Vilsack Accepts Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) At ABLC, the United States Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, accepted the William C. Holmberg Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Bioeconomy and in his Holmberg Address said that “There’s a competition going on here. There

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

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

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Vilsack: Actions Needed to Assure Biomass Supply

by Jerry Hagstrom (The Hagstrom Report)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today said today the government needs to take a number of actions to assure an adequate supply of biomass for the biofuels industry in the future. Vilsack released several reports on the

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

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

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Duckworth Boosts Illinois Ag: Advocates Ethanol, Farm Support, and Global Trade

(Illinois Ag Connection)  U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, a stalwart supporter of Illinois agriculture, recently met with the new President of the Illinois Farm Bureau, Brian Duncan. Their discussion focused on the state's agricultural priorities within the ongoing Farm Bill reauthorization process. Duckworth

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

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

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Fueling the Future: Biofuels Driving Progress on Net Zero

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

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GAMA Panel Highlights Advocacy Focus on Bizav Sustainability Leadership

(Climbing. Fast.) Business aviation has taken a front seat in transportation sustainability, with its mission for reaching net-zero emissions in the years to come, but the need is more pressing than ever to get the facts on the table about the

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How to Increase Your Potential SAF Tax Credits Now

by Cheyenne Kramer (AgWeb) With sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credits beginning in 2025, the practices farmers use during the 2024 growing season will have a direct impact on their ability to take advantage of these incentives. Mitchell Hora of Continuum Ag

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Scientists Warn a Poorly Managed Hydrogen Rush Could Make Climate Change Worse

by Kari Lydersen (Energy News Network)  A growing body of scientific research is highlighting the indirect ways hydrogen could worsen climate change — and critics say the risks are largely being ignored by the federal government. -- As the federal government rolls

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Pamplona Bioeconomy: Watch out, the Bulls Are Running

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The bioeconomy is on fire, and three tales reveal the extent to which the bulls are running. One in RNG, one in industrial furnaces, one in integrated cellulosic biorefining.  ... Hot RNG From Illinois comes word that Ameresco has

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

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

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Green Methanol: A Carbon Dioxide Pipeline Alternative?

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

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Exclusive: White House Set to Back Tougher Climate Model for Ethanol, Sources Say

by Jarrett Renshaw, Stephanie Kelly and Leah Douglas (Reuters) President Joe Biden's administration is poised to announce an adjustment to its scientific modeling for ethanol that will show the corn-based fuel to be less effective at reducing greenhouse gas emissions than

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STX, BioValue Unveil New Financing Structure for Biomethane

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In the Netherlands, STX Group has unveiled a new structure financing partnership with BioValue for the construction and development of the Groengas Cothen biomethane plant in the Netherlands. The project The new plant adds at least 80GWh of

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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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What’s behind the Republican Hatred of EVs?

by Kelsey Brugger, Rebekah Alvey  (E&E Daily) ... At a recent auto show, Rep. Roger Williams (R-Texas), the Small Business Committee chair, confidently predicted: “EVs won’t exist in a few years.” Hybrids were more viable, argued Williams, the owner of a car

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Aviation Coalition Urges Canadian SAF Incentives

by Curt Epstein (AIN Online) The group includes major players such as Bombardier, Airbus, IATA, and CBAA -- A coalition of aviation industry companies in Canada—along with other stakeholders—have issued a letter to the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister

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Making Progress in Developing the Market

(Biofuels International)  According to Pat Gruber, the CEO of Gevo, in his view, the last 12 months for the biofuels industry can be summarised in one word ‘limbo’. Gruber believes that the company has made progress on things like developing the market,

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Treasury Launches New Climate Law Website

by Robin Bravender (Politico Pro Greenwire) The Treasury Department is launching a new website aimed at helping the public understand the tax incentives that are central to the Biden administration’s climate policies. The Treasury Department, an agency central to the rollout of

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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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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to the State of Hydrogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, we explored the challenges faced by global hydrogen producers in shifting towards low carbon hydrogen — new technologies for green hydrogen, new carbon capture opportunities to make blue hydrogen, and much more, including

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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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Hydrogen Rising: IRS Released Proposed Regulation to Section 45V of Internal Revenue Code Public Comments DEADLINE February 26, 2024 Public Hearing March 25, 2024

by John R. Kirkwood, Virginia M. Speck, Joshua L. Andrews, Aaron L. Szabo, Jason Deppen, Bryan Michael Allen (Biofuels Digest) In connection with the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), on December 22, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released a Proposed Regulation related

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CLIMBING. FAST. Debuts on Capitol Hill

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

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Renewable Diesel (HEFA) Plant Conversions for Maximum SAF Production

by Mark Robertson (Lee Enterprises/Biofuels Digest) Renewable diesel (“RD”) and sustainable aviation fuel (“SAF”) can be produced by hydrotreating virtually any type of biogenic feedstock lipid (oil). In processes involving hydrotreated esters and fatty acids (“HEFA” processes), the most common feedstocks

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

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

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

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

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As 40B GREET Deadline Looms, RFA Offers Recommendations for SAF Emissions Modeling

(Renewable Fuels Association) In a letter submitted  to the Biden administration today, the Renewable Fuels Association laid out recommendations for ensuring that the best available science and data are used in determining eligibility for the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit established in

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Big Green? The Clean Energy Leader Enraging Environmentalists

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

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Kentucky Companies Can Get Tax Credits for Renewable Chemical Production --- DEADLINE January 15, 2024

(The Lane Report) Capital investment, job creation, chemical production eligible -- Kentucky companies can once again apply for the state’s Renewable Chemical Production Program. The program incentivizes the production of more than 30 specified chemicals derived from biomass feedstocks by giving eligible

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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 Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In this presentation, Aemetis CEO Eric McAfee took the ABLC 2023 stage in Washington DC to outline the company’s milestones ahead, progress to date, technology, financial estimates, policy asks, its portfolio of Carbon Zero One projects,

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Clean Aviation Fuels Check the Boxes for Agriculture, for America

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

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2023: One of the Best Years for U.S. Ethanol

(Renewable Fuels Association) As 2023 draws to a close and we prepare to flip the calendar forward to 2024, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper sat down with “The Ethanol Report” podcaster Cindy Zimmerman to discuss the renewable fuels industry’s many

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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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New Tax Credits for Sustainable Aviation Fuel in U.S. Raise Concerns in Korea

by Choi Hyun-jae and Choi Jieun (Pulse)  ... These rules are likely to have a ripple effect on the Korean refining sector as the U.S. currently relies on Korea for more than half of its jet fuel imports. According to the U.S.

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Biden Admin Unveils Tax Rules for ‘Clean’ Hydrogen Public Comment DEADLINE February 26, 2024

by Brian Dabbs (Politico Pro Energywire) The guidance for the 45V tax credit aims to cut emissions produced by the industry. -- The Treasury Department released heavily anticipated tax guidance Friday that would force companies to use low-carbon or zero-emissions energy to

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Timeline 2024: 28 Sustainability Policies, Guidelines and Targets to Track

by Elsa Wenzel (GreenBiz) ... The business of sustainability continues to evolve rapidly. Here are the most important changes to expect in the coming year. Below are some defining moments that will drive change in the business of sustainability in the

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Carbon Capture and Storage in the United States

(Congressional Budget Office) CBO examines the status, federal support, and future potential of carbon capture and storage—a process that removes carbon dioxide from the emissions of power plants and industrial facilities and stores it permanently underground. -- To help reduce U.S. emissions

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RFA Welcomes Recognition of GREET Model in SAF Tax Credit Guidance

(Renewable Fuels Association) The U.S. Treasury Department today released guidance regarding the implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act’s sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit. The guidance clarifies that a soon-to-be-updated version of the Department of Energy’s GREET model will be among the methodologies used

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US EPA Must Do More to Ensure Captured Carbon Stays Underground -Report

by Leah Douglas (Reuters)  The U.S. environment regulator does not sufficiently verify that carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects keep emissions trapped underground and should boost its requirements to ensure companies receiving CCS tax credits provide an actual environmental benefit, a watchdog group

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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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Groups Want Congress to Tweak Carbon Capture Incentives

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

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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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Bold Actions to Accelerate the Bioeconomy: Report from Ottawa Meet-up of the Bold Goals Action Group

by Jim Lane (REenergize the Gulf Coast) In Ottawa, on the sidelines of the Jeff Passmore’s SCALING UP meeting, a coalition of the willing known as the Bold Goals Action Group refined and amended a series of 37 Bold Actions that must be

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Q&A: Carbon Pipeline Execs Say Ethanol’s Future Hangs in the Balance

(South Dakota Searchlight)  ...  If South Dakota’s ethanol industry does not reduce the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide it emits into the atmosphere, the industry’s future is grim. That’s according to two top executives of the remaining carbon-capture pipeline company hoping to

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Hydrogen: A Fuel Carrier for Heavy-Duty Commercial Land, Maritime and Aviation Vehicles, and Energy Storage

by Buff Lopez (Cleantech Group) ... Increased penetration of low-carbon hydrogen could play a significant role in industrial grid-load shifting and heavy-industry decarbonization. Low-carbon hydrogen (hydrogen with up to 80% carbon emissions reduction) could displace 94 Mt of grey hydrogen currently

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Continuum Ag Launches the Billion Bushel Challenge

(Continuum Ag)  Empowering Visibility, Control and Rewards with Low Carbon Grain Needed for BioFuel Production -- With an estimated 6 Billion Bushels being used for Ethanol production next year, Continuum Ag has set their sights on helping the industry SCORE (Carbon Intensity Score) over

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SD Farm Bureau Takes Stance on Carbon Pipelines

by Carah Hart (Brownfield Ag News)  “(I)f a pipeline or proposed pipeline has two-thirds of landowners along the line who have voluntarily signed easements, the company should be able to use eminent domain on the rest.” South Dakota Farm Bureau has new

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Fulcrum Bioenergy, Aiming to Produce ‘Net-Zero’ Jet Fuel From Plastic Waste, Hits Heavy Turbulence

by James Bruggers  (Inside Climate News) The California company has defaulted on $289 million in Nevada bonds and put $500 million in financing for a facility in Indiana on hold. Meanwhile, U.S. senators don’t want tax credits financing plastics-to-jet-fuel schemes.  --  Six

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Growth Energy CEO Takes Center Stage on SAF and Clean Energy

(Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) This week, CEO Emily Skor highlighted the biofuel industry’s perspective on the future of sustainability and clean energy during two high-profile forums in Washington, D.C.   On Nov. 14, Skor joined lawmakers and industry leaders, including Argonne National Laboratory

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POET Concerned Biden's Tax Credit Decision May Force Exit from SAF Market

(Pro Farmer/AgWeb) POET, a biofuel maker, expressed concerns that the Biden administration's decision on tax credits for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) could lead them to withdraw from the SAF market. The company has received significant interest in developing low-carbon projects with

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Biofuels, Renewable Energy Policies on Deck for Delegates

by Timothy Eggert (FarmWeek)  Illinois Farm Bureau’s policy book may feature expanded positions on biofuels and renewable energy, after the Resolutions Committee on Nov. 8 advanced a set of proposals for final consideration at Annual Meeting. Topping the list of submittals approved by

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Sen. Tim Scott Checks the Biofuels Boxes

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

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Advanced Biofuels Canada Releases Policy Brief and Recommendations to Grow Canada’s Biofuel Sector

(Advanced Biofuels Canada) Clean fuel fiscal measures will support $10-15 billion in new investment and reduce the cost of clean fuels for Canadian consumers -- Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC) released today its fiscal recommendations to attract $10-15 billion of new clean fuel capital

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U.S. Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Target Faces Cost, Margin Challenges

by Sourasis Bose (Reuters)  The United States' goal of rapidly ramping up production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) may encounter strong headwinds as producers balk at the low margins for the biofuel and some airlines flag concerns over the costly switch,

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Ethanol Industry Still Waiting on Tax Guidance

by Carah Hart (Brownfield Ag News)  The CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association says the U.S. Treasury Department still hasn’t issued additional guidance on federal tax credits from the Inflation Reduction Act.     Geoff Cooper tells Brownfield he’s expecting an announcement anytime. “By

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Bold Actions to Accelerate the Bioeconomy: Findings from the Bold Goals Action Group

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In San Francisco on the sidelines of the ABLC NEXT 2023 meeting, a coalition of the willing called the Bold Goals Action Group outlined a series of 31 Bold Actions that must be taken by industry

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Merkley, Colleagues Urge IRS to Properly Implement IRA Sustainable Aviation Fuel Tax Credits, with No Giveaways to the Petroleum Industry

(Office of Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR)  Senators: "Companies are proposing to manufacture aviatin fuel from sources that include significant amounts of plastic waste, and are claiming that it is sustainable.  That is incorrect.” Today (October 27, 2023), Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley,

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UCO Supplies Set to Double to 31 Million Metric Tonnes by 2030

(Biofuels International) Global supplies of used cooking oil are expected to more than double to 31 million mt by 2030 - from the current 14 million mt. This is a development driven by rapidly growing Asian supply geared towards cashing in on

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Pivoting Ethanol Industry to Stay Relevant

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews) ... Illinois Corn recently hosted a series of meetings and a webinar that addressed “the crossroads of carbon and corn.” The theme focused on the importance of reducing the carbon footprint that would create new market opportunities

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Hydrogen & Derivatives

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) This week on the Digest webinar stage, we looked at The Next Chapter for Hydrogen and Derivative; my guests were Muhammed Islam, Clinton Johnson and Blane Vincent, all vice-presidents at S&B. It was, I believe, the

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Needs Sustainable Agriculture, and SusAg Is Accelerating

by y Mike Sticklen (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ... Corn-ethanol’s current average carbon intensity is 50 gCO2e/MJ ethanol which is one-half of gasoline carbon intensity of  100 gCO2e/MJ gasoline.  The ethanol industry has committed to net-zero carbon intensity by 2040 and a

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Top Ethanol Maker Says States Should Embrace Carbon Pipelines

by Kim Chipman (Bloomberg/Yahoo! Finance)  The world’s biggest maker of corn ethanol says US states that don’t embrace efforts to capture and store greenhouse gases risk being “left behind.” Poet LLC said in a statement Thursday it remains committed to the technology

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The Policy Push behind Sustainable Aviation Fuel

By Timothy Eggert  (FarmWeek Now)  ...  Attention and advocacy around sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), what (Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom) Vilsack frames as “the next generation” of liquid biofuels, has accelerated since 2016, with policymakers and industry stakeholders presenting it as

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48C Qualified Advanced Energy Project Tax Credit: One Year into the Inflation Reduction Act

by John R. Kirkwood, Christopher B. Berendt, Matthew R. Levy, Jason Deppen, Joshua L. Andrews, Aaron L. Szabo, Brian S. Fennerty, Bryan Michael Allen, Wendy Yan, Virginia M. Speck  (Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath/Biofuels Digest)  The next round of funding for

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How United and Other US Airlines Lost Momentum on Sustainable Jet Fuel

by Ben Elgin (Bloomberg) Despite soaring rhetoric, American carriers are far behind their European counterparts in implementing this climate fix. -- ... Only a half-dozen companies make commercial quantities of SAF, which accounts for about 0.1% of the world’s jet-fuel supply and costs at least

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Aemetis Biogas Closes $53 Million Sale of IRA Tax Credits

(Aemetis) Tax credits generated by investment in negative carbon intensity renewable natural gas production; additional $800 million of IRA investment and production tax credits expected in the next four years from Aemetis renewable fuel projects --  Aemetis, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMTX), a renewable natural

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Vance Unveils Legislation Eliminating EV Tax Credits

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

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25 Bold Actions to Accelerate Global Bioeconomy Deployment: Results from the 9/22/23 Meet-up of the Bold Goals Action Group in Sydney

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Australia, at the initial meet-up of the global Bold Goals Action Group, leaders of the global bioeconomy, a “coalition of the willing”, established a draft of 25 Bold Actions that, if achieved by the various stakeholders in

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Biogas Industry Perspectives

(BioCycle Magazine) The combination of state and federal policies establishing biogas-related incentives, new technology innovations, and strong investor interest have combined to create “an exciting time of immense growth for the U.S. biogas industry,” observes Patrick Serfass, Executive Director of the

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Biden's IRA Drives Surge in US Imports of Chinese Used Cooking Oil

by Andrew Hayley (Reuters) U.S. incentives to boost consumption of more environmentally friendly fuel has created a new market for used Chinese cooking oil, worth almost $390 million in the last 12 months and growing rapidly, China's customs data shows. China has

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Fork in the Road for Trucks: Hydrogen or Batteries?

by Mike Lee (Politico Pro Climatewire) Truck makers are building both kinds of rigs as regulators and lawmakers throw the dice on the future of freight. -- Earlier this year, Volvo began testing its newest truck in one of the most extreme

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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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Can Push for Carbon Capture Pipelines Also Mean Billions for Conservation-Minded Farming?

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register) Builders of carbon capture pipelines stand to reap billions in tax credits. Will farmers also get a share?; Advocates say incentives to adopt less carbon-intensive farming practices also could be part of the equation; Whether

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New US Producers Plan 4.4 Million mt/year Green Methanol for Shipping

by Max Lin (S&P Global/Platts)  Emerging players eyes strong maritime demand growth; SunGas, Carbon Sink and WasteFuel to start production this decade; US IRA provides strong financial incentives -- Emerging fuel producers are looking to rapidly ramp up "green methanol" output from later this

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DOE Announces $17.2 Million to Use Carbon Dioxide for Enhanced Oil Recovery in Unconventional Reservoirs, Combined with Carbon Storage DEADLINE December 13, 2023

(U.S. Department of Energy)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) today announced up to $17.2 million to evaluate the potential for unconventional oil production through a combined process that uses captured carbon dioxide

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Stu Ellis: Biofuels Looking to Takeoff with Help from Lawmakers

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

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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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Ferrie: Biofuel Tax Credit Needs Could Mean More Dollars for Farmers’ Grain

by Rhonda Brooks (AgWeb)  When the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law last August, it unveiled an opportunity for farmers to see substantially increased value for their grain crops, says Ken Ferrie, Farm Journal Field Agronomist. At the heart of the

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Biden Administration to Delay Aviation Fuel Subsidy Guidance until December, Sources Say

by Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters) - President Joe Biden's administration likely will delay until December a decision on whether to make it easier for sustainable aviation fuel made from corn-based ethanol to qualify for subsidies under the White House's

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The Sustainable Aviation Fuel Road Ahead

by Byron Dorgan (Bipartisan Policy Center/RealClear Energy) Farmers must play a major role! -- The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) – signed into law one year ago – created aggressive goals to reduce carbon emissions. One of those goals included furthering the growth

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Sustainable Aviation Is Primed for Take-off

(Biofuels International/Topsoe) ... This is about to change dramatically. In the European Union, the Commission is working on several proposals that will significantly boost the production and uptake of SAF. As part of the Fit for 55 package presented in July

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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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What Is a Carbon Intensity Score?

by Margy Eckelkamp (AgWeb)A provision in the Inflation Reduction Act, Section 45Z, provides biofuel producers (ethanol, biodiesel and sustainable aviation fuel) with a tax credit incentive to produce low-emission fuels. Here are the FAQs for farmers who are exploring carbon’s next chapter

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Robison to Offer Customers B20 BioFuel to Save Money and the Environment

(Robison/PRWeb) As the home heating season begins, Robison is offering its customers a new, cleaner form of heating oil that will help the environment and save them money. -- As the home heating season begins, Robison is offering its customers a new, cleaner form

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US Hybrid Car Sales Will More than Triple in the Next 5 Years: Report

by James Gilboy (The Drive) Ford CEO Jim Farley thinks hybrid sales will actually more than quadruple over the same time period. ... EV uptake isn't meeting expectations, and momentum isn't expected to pick up again for at least a couple of

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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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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the DOE’s Overview of the Bioenergy Technologies Office

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (establishes partnerships with key public and private stakeholders to develop technologies for producing cost-competitive advanced biofuels from non-food biomass resources, including cellulosic biomass, algae, and wet waste (e.g.,

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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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Fundamentals and the Future: At the National Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Summit, Industry Experts Discussed the Complexities of the Current Sustainable Aviation Fuel Industry

by Katie Schroeder (SAF Magazine)  The market opportunities around sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) have attracted the attention of the ethanol industry. In June, at the National Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit—colocated with ethanol industry’s largest conference, the Fuel Ethanol Workshop, held

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On Top of SAF: ... Topsoe Believes All Possible Pathways Are Needed—but for Most, Investment Costs Remain High.

by  Susanne Retka Schill (SAF Magazine) U.S. SAF goals are lofty. New tax credits provide real incentives. Multiple technologies are ready to roll. Opportunities lie ahead.  But the challenges are complex, Henrik Rasmussen, Topsoe’s managing director for the Americas, tells SAF Magazine.

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Rabobank: Biofuels Propped Up by SAF

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) Rabobank Says Sustainable Aviation Fuel Props Up Biofuels but Future Limited -- Ethanol and biodiesel production has been a catalyst for economic growth in rural America for the past 15-plus years, but the biofuels' future may

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American Carbon Alliance Urges Adoption of GREET Model

(American Carbon Alliance) The American Carbon Alliance (ACA) today called on the U.S. Treasury to adopt the U.S. Department of Energy’s Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Technologies (GREET) model in the evaluation of the life cycle emissions impact of

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Commodity-plus-Carbon futures

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  GIC is launching a series of ag emission reduction futures contracts. The first targeted contract is CPC (commodity plus carbon) corn contracts. Subsequent roll-outs include a CPC ethanol futures contract. Why? CPC grain contracts provide a

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Growth Energy Releases New Economic And Job Benefits Data On IRA’s One-Year Anniversary

(Growth Energy) Exclusive new research illustrates tremendous potential of 45Z tax credit, importance of LCA modeling -- Growth Energy, the nation’s largest biofuels trade association, marked the one-year anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) by releasing new data on the economic,

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

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

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Low-Carbon Corn Could Yield Serious Cash for No-Tillers

by Dan Crummett (No-Till Farmer)  An upcoming tax credit for ethanol producers could translate to payments to no-tillers who document their practices & verify carbon intensity scores No-Tillers who are growing corn have an excellent opportunity to cash in on government demands

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Treasury to Miss Deadline for IRA Clean Hydrogen Guidance

by David Ioconangelo (Politico Pro Energywire) The guidance is highly anticipated as it could influence the industry's emissions and growth trajectory into the 2030s.-- The Treasury Department will miss its Aug. 16 deadline to issue guidance on the Inflation Reduction Act's first-ever

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High Hopes for Hydrogen

by Sue Retka Schill (Biomass Magazine) Multiple new projects promise to expand biogenic hydrogen production, but only if unhindered by rules favoring electrolyzers. -- Federal goals and incentives are laying a launch pad for renewable hydrogen, aiming at a five-fold increase

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Protecting the Future of Low-Carbon Aviation

by Emily Skor (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) Launched in 2021, the Biden administration’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge aims to produce enough low-carbon jet fuel to slash aviation emissions in half by 2050. Thanks to new incentives created by the Inflation Reduction Act,

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Biden Administration Split over Ethanol's Role in Aviation Fuel Subsidy Program

by Jarrett Renshaw, Stephanie Kelly and Leah Douglas (Reuters) The Biden administration is divided over whether to grant a request from the U.S. biofuel industry that would make it easier for sustainable aviation fuel made from corn-based ethanol to qualify for

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

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

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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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Taking a New Crack at the Cellulosic Code: Blue Biofuels Is Trying to Grow

by Luke Geiver (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Blue Biofuels is trying to grow in multiple areas. From its home state of Florida, the aspirant advanced biofuel production company is trying to expand its know-how and commercial readiness with a novel mechano-chemical cellulosic

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Ferrie: Biofuel Tax Credit Needs Could Mean More Dollars for Farmers’ Grain

by Rhonda Brooks (AgWeb) When the Inflation Reduction Act was signed into law last August, it unveiled an opportunity for farmers to see substantially increased value for their grain crops, says Ken Ferrie, Farm Journal Field Agronomist. At the heart of 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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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Neste and Fueling a Sustainable Alternative for Aviation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Michael Sargeant, Vice President, Renewable Aviation Americas at  Neste presented these slides at ABLC 2023 on Neste’s aims and progress to become a global leader in renewable and circular solutions. The world’s only renewable fuels provider

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SAF Production: Haffner Energy Launches a Game-Changing Solution

(Haffner Energy) Haffner Energy launches SAFNOCA, an integrated solution that unlocks the pathway for the massive production of competitive sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Its patented technology of renewable synthetic gas production from diversified biomass and organic waste will play a decisive

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Qualifying Advanced Energy Project 48C Credit Program DEADLINE July 31, 2023

(U.S. Internal Revenue Service)   The Qualifying Advanced Energy Project Credit (48C) program aims to strengthen U.S. industrial competitiveness and clean energy supply chains. As the nation builds a net-zero economy, the 48C tax credit program aims to play a critical

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New Investment Tax Credit Announced for Advanced Energy Projects Includes Sustainable Aviation Fuels and Renewable Chemicals

(U.S. Department of Energy)  As part of President Biden's Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. Department of the Treasury, and the Internal Revenue Service announced $4 billion in tax credits for projects that expand clean energy, critical materials manufacturing, or recycling. Up to $1.6 billion has

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Demand for Biofuels Sparks Canadian Boom. But Will U.S. Subsidies Pull Investment South?

by Paula Duhatschek (CBC News) Canada's biofuel industry is seeing a major uptick in investment spurred on by growing global demand for biofuel and, in particular, the implementation of the country's new Clean Fuel Regulations. In recent years, much of the investment

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The Carbon Dioxide Industry: A Merchant & Sequestration Perspective Today

by Sam A. Rushing (Advanced Cryogenics, Ltd/Biofuels Digest) ... The ethanol industry accounts for the highest percentage of merchant CO2 supply to adjacent refining plants, than any other sectors; approximately 45% of the approximate 110 merchant CO2 sources which have CO2

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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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Carbon-Negative Bioenergy Technologies Gain Traction as a Climate Solution

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

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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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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to the Bioenergy Technologies Office

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (establishes partnerships with key public and private stakeholders to develop technologies for producing cost-competitive advanced biofuels from non-food biomass resources, including cellulosic biomass, algae, and wet waste (e.g.,

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Sustainable Aviation Fuel Future Foggy: Airline Official Tells Ethanol Industry Future of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Uncertain

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer) ... Steve Csonka, executive director of the initiative ( Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative), said during a recent panel discussion at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Omaha that it is unclear how or if SAF

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