Iowa provides COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers, retailers


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Aug. 25 that the state is allocating approximately $100 million of federal CARES Act relief funds to seven ag programs to offset the impact of COVID-19. Approximately $22.5 million of that will support biofuels.
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Biden announces commitment to RFS


Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden on Aug. 25 issued a statement describing his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard and criticizing the Trump Administration’s administration of the program.
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EPA: 1.62 billion RINs generated in July


The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for July, reporting that 1.62 billion RINs were generated during the month under the Renewable Fuel Standard, up from 1.51 billion RINs generated in June.
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USDA implements OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative


The USDA on Aug. 31 announced the implementation of the agency’s OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative and released new information on rates and terms that will help lenders apply for loan guarantees under the four affected loan guarantee programs.
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EIA: Ethanol production, ending stocks increase by less than 1%


U.S. ethanol production and weekly ethanol ending stocks each increased by less than 1 percent the week ending Aug. 21, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Aug. 26.
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EPA seeks input on F-factor for E85 FFVs


The U.S. EPA published notice on Aug. 26 requesting comment on sources and analytical approaches on which to base an EPA determination of an updated weighting factor (F-factor) for E85 flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs) for model years 2021 and later.
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Rex reports improving ethanol margins


Rex American Resources Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 26, conforming that its majority owned ethanol plants in Gibson City, Illinois, and Marion, South Dakota, are operating and that ethanol margins have been improving.
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Climate plan addresses potential of biofuels, bioenergy


The Senate Democrats Climate Committee released a new report on Aug. 25 that details how climate action by Congress can create new jobs and grow the U.S. economy. Biofuels and bioenergy are among the topics discussed.
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Farmers, ethanol producers defend EPA’s year-round E15 regulation


Responding to the oil industry’s effort to undermine the expansion of E15, Growth Energy, the RFA, and NCGA on Aug. 21 filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit supporting and defending the U.S. EPA's E15 rule.
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USDA: Corn use for ethanol at 379 million bushels in June


The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for August, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol production was at 379 million bushels in June, up from the previous month, but down from June 2019.
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