Bill would increase SRE transparency, reallocate waived volumes


Reps. Collin Peterson, D-Minn., and Dusty Johnson, R-S.D., introduced legislation May 23 that aims to increase transparency surrounding Renewable Fuel Standard small refinery exemptions (SREs) and ensure any waived volumes are reallocated.
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EPA delivers RFS ‘reset’ rule to OMB


The U.S. EPA delivered its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard “reset” rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget May 20. OMB review marks a final step before a proposed rule is released for public comment.
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Bill allows fuel made from federal biomass to qualify under RFS


Sens. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., introduced bipartisan legislation May 22 that aims to allow biomass from certain federal lands that are in need of ecological restoration to be used to make biofuels eligible for RFS compliance.
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Webinar focuses on using communication, culture in ethanol plants


Representatives of KCoe People discussed the importance of communication and culture in retaining talent at ethanol plants during a recent webinar. The event focused on training and coaching, delivering successful feedback and talent development.
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EPA: 33.68 million cellulosic RINs generated in April


The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that more than 1.69 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 33.68 million cellulosic RINs.
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FCL to acquire the Terra Grain Fuels ethanol plant


Terra Grain Fuels and Federated Co-operatives Ltd. are pleased to announce that they have reached a mutual agreement in which FCL will acquire TGF's 150 MMly (39.63 MMgy) ethanol plant near Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan.
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Duckworth urges investigation into EPA’s abuse of biofuel waivers


Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., asked the U.S. EPA OIG to launch an independent investigation into whether top EPA officials violated the law by inappropriately exempting a number of oil refineries from having to use legally required levels of biofuel.
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Husker Ag to produce 1 billionth gallon of ethanol in May


Plainview, Nebraska-based Husker Ag will produce its 1 billionth gallon of ethanol in May. The facility first started operations in 2003 with 20 million gallons of capacity. The plant has since expanded production capacity to 110 MMgy.
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House Biofuels Caucus asks EPA to split E15, RIN reform rule


The House Biofuels Caucus sent a bipartisan letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler May 20 expressing support for year-round sales of E15 and urging the agency to complete its proposed RIN reforms in a separate rulemaking.
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Ricketts pumps E15, proclaims May as Renewable Fuels Month


On May 17, Gov. Pete Ricketts proclaimed May as Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska during a ceremony a local fuel station. Following the official proclamation, the governor stepped up to the pump to fill customers’ tanks with E15.
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