New York approves E15 sales


The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets published a notice of adoption in the New York State Register on Nov. 20 allowing the sales of E15 within the state. The move opens the fourth-largest fuel market in the U.S. to sales of E15.
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Poet-DSM halts Project Liberty production over RFS mismanagement


Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC, a joint venture of Royal DSM and Poet LLC, announced Nov. 19 it will pause production of cellulosic ethanol at Project Liberty and shift to R&D focused on improving operational efficiency.
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5 SRE applications filed for 2019, 2 declared ineligible for 2018


The U.S. EPA posted updated SRE data to its website on Nov. 21 showing that five new SRE applications have been filed for compliance year 2019 and two SRE petitions previously filed for compliance year 2018 have been declared ineligible.
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Governors urge Trump to remove gasoline’s deadly aromatics


Leaders of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition sent a letter to President Trump on Nov. 25 requesting that he urge the U.S. EPA to enforce a provision of the CAA that requires the reduction and elimination of toxic carcinogenic aromatics from gasoline.
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Comment period on EPA’s SRE proposal closes Nov. 29


Those who wish to weigh in on the EPA’s plan to reallocate future RFS volumes lost to small refinery exemptions (SREs) have less than one week left to do so. A public comment period on the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking closes Nov. 29.
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Biofuel, bioenergy groups applaud release of GREEN Act


The House Ways and Means Committee released a discussion draft of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act on Nov. 19. The draft includes several tax incentives to support biofuels and bioenergy.
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UNICA: Domestic sales of hydrous ethanol set new monthly record


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that domestic sales of hydrous ethanol by mills in the south-central region of Brazil record set a new record in October, reaching 2.11 billion liters (557.4 million gallons).
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EPA seeks comments on E15 information collection request


The U.S. EPA is seeking comments on a proposed extension of a recently expired information collection request regarding recordkeeping and reporting requirements associated with the agency’s waivers to allow certain vehicles to be fueled with E15.
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BIO, LCFC partner to promote state-based low carbon fuel policies


The Biotechnology Innovation Organization and the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition have announced a new joint initiative that aims to drive adoption of low carbon fuel policies in states. The groups aim to help decarbonize transportation.
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Researchers probe ways to increase yields of sorghum, other crops


Scientists with USDA's Agricultural Research Service and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory are working on field trials and genetic studies that could one day double the yields of sorghum, an important source of food, animal feed and biofuel.
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