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January 28, 2022

EPA issues final rule extending RFS compliance deadlines

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released a final rule on Jan. 28 extending and modifying certain RFS compliance deadlines. Representatives of the biofuels industry are criticizing the EPA’s actions and calling for the agency to get the RFS back on track. READ MORE

January 28, 2022

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in November

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for January, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production in November 2021 was up from both the previous month and November 2020. READ MORE

January 27, 2022

USDA amends program offering $700M in COVID-19 aid for biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA is amending its program offering $700 million in COVID aid to biofuel producers by allowing production to meet marketing obligations or fulfill or maintain essential markets to be included in the calculations of a producer's market losses. READ MORE

January 27, 2022

Missouri bills aims to incentivize sales of higher biofuel blends

BY Erin VoegeleTwo separate bills currently pending in the Missouri Legislature aim to establish tax credits to incentivize fuel retailers to offer higher blend of ethanol and biodiesel. Both bills are currently being considered by a House ag committee. READ MORE

January 27, 2022

Valero reports strong Q4 for renewable diesel, ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleValero Energy Corp. released fourth quarter financial results on Jan. 27, reporting the Diamond Green Diesel expansion project was completed ahead of schedule. The company also reported strong results for its ethanol segment. READ MORE

January 27, 2022

Bioenergy added to DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List

BY Erin VoegeleDHS has added bioenergy to the DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List, making certain F-1 nonimmigrant students with a bioenergy degree eligible to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT). READ MORE

January 26, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production down 2%, stocks up 4%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production fell by approximately 2 percent the week ending Jan. 21, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 26. Stocks of fuel ethanol expanded by nearly 4 percent. READ MORE

January 26, 2022

Reynolds introduces biofuels bill, recognizes IRFA

BY Erin VoegeleIowa Gov. Reynolds introduced legislation on Jan. 24 that aims to increase consumer access for E15 and B20 fuel blends. The following day she issued a proclamation declaring Feb. 27 as Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Day. READ MORE

January 26, 2022

BASF, Innospec partner to bring increased value to ethanol plants

BY BASF BASF Enzymes LLC and Innospec Fuel Specialities LLC have entered into a distribution agreement under which BASF will be the distributor of DCI-11 Plus ClearTrak – a concentrated corrosion inhibitor – to ethanol plants located within the U.S. READ MORE

January 26, 2022

Aemetis completes 7-mile biogas pipeline

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced Jan. 26 that its subsidiary Aemetis Biogas has completed an additional 7 miles of underground pipeline to transport biogas from five new dairy digesters to the centralized RNG upgrading facility at the Keyes plant. READ MORE

January 25, 2022

ADM reports strong Q3 performance for ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleArcher Daniels Midland Co. released fourth quarter financial results on Jan. 25, reporting strong ethanol margins for the three-month period. The company is optimistic about ethanol going into 2022 and expects production to grow. READ MORE

January 25, 2022

IRFA summit focuses on policy, future market opportunities

BY Erin VoegeleThe 2022 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, held Jan. 25, highlighted significant opportunities for growth driven by demand for advanced biofuels, such as SAF, but also addressed policy and economic concerns impacting biofuel producers. READ MORE

January 25, 2022

Poet – Portland completes construction on renewable CO2 addition

BY Poet Poet has completed construction on an addition to its Poet Bioprocessing – Portland facility. This addition allows the facility to capture renewable CO2, a co-product of Poet’s bioethanol production process, to be sold for commercial use. READ MORE

January 25, 2022

Alto Ingredients acquires Eagle Alcohol Company

BY Alto Ingredients Inc. Alto Ingredients Inc. has acquired St. Louis, Missouri-based Eagle Alcohol Company LLC. Eagle specializes in break bulk distribution of specialty alcohols to customers in the beverage, food, pharma, and related-process industries. READ MORE

January 25, 2022

ICM: Lincolnland adopts Advanced Processing Package

BY ICM Inc. ICM has signed a second contract this year to install its Advanced Processing Package (APP), which will enable Lincolnland Agri-Energy to produce high-protein animal feed at its facility in Illinois. READ MORE

January 25, 2022

Growth Energy: Skor to speak at USDA’s Annual Ag Outlook Forum

BY Growth Energy The USDA has announced that Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor will speak at the 98th Agricultural Outlook Forum, “New Paths to Sustainability and Productivity Growth.” Skor will be a featured panelist during this year’s plenary session. READ MORE

January 24, 2022

EPA streamlines process to bring biofuels, chemicals to market

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Jan. 21 announced the launch of a new initiative under the Toxic Substances Control Act that aims to streamline the review of new biobased fuels and chemicals that could be used to displace higher GHG emitting transporation fuels. READ MORE

January 24, 2022

China to maintain tariffs on US DDGS during expiry review

BY Erin VoegeleChina’s antidumping and countervailing duty measures on U.S. DDGS were set to expire in January. Those measures will remain in place, however, as MOFCOM conducts an expiry review to consider a five-year extension of the measures. READ MORE

January 24, 2022

Ontario supports plant’s investment in sanitizer-grade ethanol

BY Government of Ontario The Ontario government has awarded Kawartha Ethanol $2.5 million to support a project that will increase production capabilities to manufacture high-grade, pure ethanol for hand sanitizers and disinfectants. READ MORE

January 21, 2022

EPA: 19.86 billion RINs generated under the RFS in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleNearly 19.86 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in 2021, up when compared to both the 18.32 billion generated in 2020 and the 19.81 billion generated in 2019, according to data released by the U.S. EPA on Jan. 20. READ MORE

January 20, 2022

EIA: Ethanol production up 5%, stocks up 3%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by nearly 5 percent the week ending Jan. 14, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 20. Fuel ethanol stocks were up 3 percent. READ MORE

January 20, 2022

Vilsack says the future for biofuels remains bright

BY Erin VoegeleAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed the important role biofuels and biobased manufacturing play in the rural economy and highlighted the agency’s efforts to support those industries during a Jan. 20 hearing held by the House Ag Committee. READ MORE

January 20, 2022

EPA: 2 additional SRE petitions filed, 69 now pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on Jan. 20, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the RFS for compliance year 2020. A total of 69 SRE petitions are now pending, up from 67 that were pending as of mid-December. READ MORE

January 20, 2022

Clariant: Romania cellulosic ethanol plant mechanically complete

BY Clariant Clariant has announced its flagship cellulosic ethanol plant located on Podari, Romania, is mechanically complete. The facility, which employs Clariant's sunliquid technology, has been handed over to the company for startup and commissioning. READ MORE

January 20, 2022

Wind turbine installed at Kansas ethanol plant

BY Faith Technologies Inc. Faith Technologies Inc., Juhl Energy, GE Renewable Energy and Western Plains Energy have partnered to install a wind turbine to power the WPE ethanol plant in Oakley, Kansas, with on-site, clean, renewable energy. READ MORE

January 19, 2022

UNICA: Ethanol production, sales down in December

BY Erin VoegeleUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that no sugarcane ethanol was produced in the south-central region of Brazil during the second half of December. Corn ethanol production, however, continued. READ MORE

January 19, 2022

Growth Energy: Bliley appointed to EPA advisory subcommittee

BY Growth Energy U.S. EPA Michael Regan has appointed Growth Energy’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley to EPA’s Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, which provides the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee with advice and recommendations. READ MORE

January 19, 2022

Rayonier Advanced Materials invests in 2G ethanol plant

BY Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM), a global leader in the production of high purity cellulose pulp, on Jan. 18 announced the introduction of a second generation (2G) bioethanol product for Europe’s fast-growing biofuels market. READ MORE

January 18, 2022

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Nebraska plant

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on in December approved an efficient producer pathway for Elkhorn Valley Ethanol LLC’s 50 MMgy ethanol plant located in Norfolk, Nebraska. The approval allows the facility to generate RINs for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol. READ MORE

January 18, 2022

Report shows impact of COVID-19 on Canadian ethanol industry

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network illustrates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada’s ethanol industry and provides an overview of the country’s draft CFS. READ MORE

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