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Updated: 9 weeks 3 days ago

Legislation compels EPA to act on RFS pathways, registrations

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 16:30
Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., on Feb. 4 reintroduced a bill that aims to compel the EPA to take action on submitted RFS pathway petitions and set a deadline for the agency to act on future pathway and registration petitions.

Novozymes: Bioenergy sales fall 9% in 2020

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 16:27
Novozymes released fourth quarter financial results on Feb. 2, reporting that its bioenergy segment was negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. The reduction in bioenergy sales, however, improved in the fourth quarter.

Senators urge EPA to review the 3 SREs approved in January

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 16:25
A bipartisan group of 15 senators sent a letter to Acting EPA Administrator Jane Nishida on Feb. 3 urging the agency to review the three small refinery exemptions (SREs) approved by the Trump administration on Jan. 19.

UAI: Ethanol’s carbon impact in the fuel tank

Thu, 02/04/2021 - 16:23
A new study commissioned by the Urban Air Initiative is underway to determine whether corn-based ethanol makes a larger contribution to the reduction of GHG emissions than it is currently receiving credit.

Regan promises ‘no surprises’ in EPA’s administration of the RFS

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 19:41
Michael Regan, President Biden’s nominee to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA, said the RFS will be a priority the current administration and stressed agriculture will have a seat at the table when it comes to Biden’s climate objectives.

OPINION: RFA burns midnight oil to assist retailers with HBIIP

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 16:29
The RFA helped 11 companies in seven states submit applications for 47 locations under the second round of the USDA's HBIIP. That could result in 233 new higher blend dispensers where consumers can enjoy the benefits of higher ethanol blends.

EIA: Ethanol production up slightly, stocks up 3%

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 16:05
U.S. ethanol production was up slightly the week ending Jan. 29, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Feb. 3. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were up 3 percent.

Bill to require EPA to update GREET reintroduced in Senate

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 16:03
Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on Feb. 3 reintroduced legislation that aims to require the U.S. EPA to update its outdated greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling for ethanol and biodiesel.

RFA’s Young Professionals Network celebrates key milestone

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 16:01
The RFA's Young Professionals Network recently onboarded its 100th member. The YPN was formed last summer as an initiative to bring together innovative and dedicated young professionals who work in the U.S. ethanol industry.

IFF to complete merger with DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 15:59
IFF announced on Feb. 1 the completion of the previously announced merger of IFF and DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business, pursuant to a Reverse Morris Trust transaction. The combined company will continue to operate under the name IFF.

Vilsack: Biofuels, bioenergy can help meet climate goals

Tue, 02/02/2021 - 18:35
Secretary of agriculture nominee Tom Vilsack stressed the important role biofuels and bioenergy will play in meeting the Biden administration’s climate goals during a Feb. 2 hearing before the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

Clariant licenses sunliquid technology for facility in China

Tue, 02/02/2021 - 18:24
Clariant has signed a license agreement with Harbin Hulan Sino-Dan Jianye Bio-Energy, a Chinese green energy company, for its sunliquid cellulosic ethanol technology. The facility will be built near Harbin City in Northeast China.

Alto Ingredients expands specialty alcohol production capacity

Tue, 02/02/2021 - 17:41
Alto Ingredients Inc., formerly Pacific Ethanol Inc., announced that it has increased its total annual production capacity of specialty alcohol to 140 million gallons, the majority of which will meet or exceed USP certifications.

Poet urges Biden climate team to embrace E15

Tue, 02/02/2021 - 17:39
Poet urges the Senate to swiftly consider the nominations of Pete Buttigieg for Secretary of Transportation, Michael Regan for the Administrator of the EPA and Tom Vilsack as Secretary of the US Department of Agriculture.

IRFA: Biofuels continue to have positive impact on Iowa’s economy

Tue, 02/02/2021 - 17:37
A new study released Feb. 2 finds biofuels continue to have a significant positive impact on Iowa’s economy, but recent market challenges reduced the job and household income impacts of ethanol and biodiesel production in the state.

Growth Energy battles in court to reverse demand destruction

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 16:57
On Jan. 29, Growth Energy, along with others in the biofuels industry, filed an opening brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit challenging the U.S. EPA's failure to properly establish 2020 RFS blending targets.

Aemetis accepts offtake contract bids for Carbon Zero 1 plant

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 16:56
Aemetis Inc. on Feb. 1 announced the opening of a bid proposal process for $2 billion in offtake contracts for the launch of its proposed 25 MMgy biorefinery in Riverbank, California, that will produce jet fuel, renewable diesel and other byproducts.

Peru reverses decision on countervailing duty against US ethanol

Mon, 02/01/2021 - 16:53
A Peruvian tribunal announced on Jan. 29 that the U.S. ethanol industry and the U.S. government won an appeal on a countervailing duty case brought against U.S. ethanol in Peru, reversing 15-cent per gallon duty on U.S. ethanol.

Carbon Capture Coalition submits recommendations to Biden

Fri, 01/29/2021 - 15:10
The Carbon Capture Coalition on Jan. 21 sent a memo to President Biden’s climate team that includes a targeted list of climate, energy, infrastructure and related federal policy recommendations for the first 100 days of his administration.

Varennes Carbon Recycling facility reaches financial close

Fri, 01/29/2021 - 15:09
Varennes Carbon Recycling, the landmark waste to biofuels plant in Varennes, Québec, has now reached financial close, with investment agreements signed by Proman and its partners, Shell, Suncor, the Government of Québec, and Enerkem.