EPA finalizes 2017 RFS RVOs, biofuels industry applauds rule

On Nov. 23, the U.S. EPA released its final rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with 2018 RVOs for biomass-based diesel. Several of the RVOs represent increases over proposed volumes.
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EPA: Comment period open on proposed point of obligation ruling

The U.S. EPA has published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to deny several petitions requesting the agency redefine the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), officially opening a 60-day public comment period.
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Comment period opens on EPA rule to update RFS, fuel regulations

On Nov. 16, U.S. EPA’s proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule was published in the Federal Register, officially opening a 60-day public comment period on the proposal. Comments are due Jan. 17.
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EPA: Cellulosic RIN generation reaches 17.79 million in October

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that nearly 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 17.79 million cellulosic RINs.
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UNICA: Several sugarcane mills wrap up 2016-’17 season

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently released a crop update for the second half of October, reporting ethanol production in the south-central region during the period reached 1.3 billion liters (343.42 million gallons).
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Mission Innovation launches sustainable biofuel challenge

On Nov. 14, Mission Innovation Partners came together at the UN climate change conference, known as COP22, to report on developments one year from its launch. The global effort aims to double clean energy research and development.
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Ethanol plant in Hungary plans expansion

Pannonia Ethanol Zrt. recently announced it hsuccessfully completed a Euro 135 million credit facility agreement with a consortium of Hungarian banks. The facility will support expansion at the company’s Dunafoldvar, Hungary biorefinery.
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Scientists study how biofuel crop reflectivity impacts climate

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have conducted a detailed study of the reflectivity effects of converting land to grow biofuel crops.
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RFA welcomes new member KAAPA Ethanol Ravenna

The Renewable Fuels Association has announced the addition of KAAPA Ethanol Ravenna LLC to its membership. The facility uses 33 million bushels of corn to produce 90 million gallons of ethanol per year.
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Investing in the 'bioeconomy' could create jobs, reduce emissions

A new article looks at the potential benefits of a Billion Ton Bioeconomy, a vision to enable a sustainable market for producing and converting a billion tons of US biomass to biobased energy, fuels, and products by 2030.
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Engineering firm warns biomass builders on cutting costs

Moves to make green energy more cost-effective, by cutting corners to reduce up-front costs cheaper, can prove to be an expensive mistake, Axiom Engineering Associates, a U.K. materials engineering company, warns.
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