EPA: 52 ‘gap year’ small refinery exemption petitions filed


The U.S. EPA on June 18 released updated small refinery exemption data that shows small refiners have filed 52 “gap year” SRE petitions for RFS compliance years 2011 through 2018 in an effort to circumvent the Tenth Circuit Court’s January ruling.
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Bill compels EPA to act on RFS pathway, registration petitions


Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., has introduced a bill that aims to approve certain advanced biofuel registrations under the RFS that the EPA has failed to take action on and set a deadline for the agency to act on future pathway and registration petitions.
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EPA: 1.26 billion RINs generated in May


The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May, reporting that nearly 1.26 billion RINs were generated under the RFS during the month, down from 1.72 billion generated during the same month of 2019.
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CoBank: US ethanol industry will consolidate, diversify


Excess production capacity and reduced demand will force the U.S. ethanol industry to transform its business model to create more value and improve its operational efficiency, according to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange.
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NFB: COVID-19 loss to Nebraska ethanol industry could top $1.3B


Analysis conducted by the Nebraska Farm Bureau indicates the state’s agricultural economy could face nearly $3.7 billion in losses from COVID-19, including a $1.303 billion loss for the Nebraska ethanol industry.
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US ethanol production up slightly, weekly ending stocks down 2%


U.S. ethanol production was up slightly the week ending June 12, while weekly ethanol ending stocks were down approximately 2 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 17.
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EPA appoints Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee members


The U.S. EPA on June 17 announced the appointment of 33 members to its Farm, Ranch, and Rural Communities Committee, which provides advice and recommendations to the agency on a range policy issues related to agriculture and rural communities.
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Trump urged to ensure implementation of China trade agreement


Several biofuel producers and trade groups are among the nearly 200 organizations that sent a letter to President Trump on June 16 calling on him to ensure the continued implementation of the U.S.-China Phase One Trade Agreement.
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Grassley discusses SRE gap filings, future of RFS program


Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, discussed issues related to the post-2022 Renewable Fuel Standard, retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs), and COVID-19 relief for the ag community during a media call held June 16.
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House hearing focuses on COVID-19 recovery for energy sector


The House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Energy held a hearing Jun 16 focused on ways to revive the energy industry, which has been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Biofuels were briefly discussed during the event.
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