Bustos introduces Next Generation Fuels Act


Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., on Sept. 24 introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act, a bill that establishes a minimum octane standard for gasoline and requires sources of added octane value to reduce carbon emissions by at least 30 percent.
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US ethanol production capacity reaches 17.38B gallons in 2019


The U.S. added approximately 470 million gallons of annual ethanol production capacity last year, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 25. The total number of U.S. ethanol plants increased by one.
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House passes bill that aims to increase SRE transparency


The U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 24 passed the Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act, or H.R. 4447, by a vote of 229 to 187. The bill includes provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act.
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RFA: Study on COVID-19 impacts underscores need for emergency aid


As Congress and the administration continue negotiations on another COVID-19 relief package, a new study by finds that ethanol producers will experience roughly $8 billion in losses this year due to the pandemic’s impact on world fuel markets.
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Groups call on Trump administration to live up to RFS commitments


While the EPA’s recent denial of 54 gap year SRE petitions was a positive step for the U.S. biofuels industry, representatives of the U.S. biofuel and ag industries are calling on the Trump administration to live up to its remaining biofuel promises.
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USDA seeks applications for Advanced Biofuel Payment Program


The USDA announced on Sept. 23 it is making $7 million available under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. The agency will accept applications from advanced biofuel producers during the month of October.
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EIA: Ethanol production down 2%, stocks up 1%


U.S. fuel ethanol production fell by 2 percent the week ending Sept. 18 while weekly ethanol ending stocks increased by 1 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 23.
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EPA: 1.58 billion RINs generated in August


The U.S. EPA has released data showing 1.58 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in August, down from 1.65 billion during the same period of 2019.
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FloMetrix flowmeters help ethanol plants increase efficiency


Iowa-based FloMetrix recently installed its patented flowmeter technology at a U.S. ethanol plant, helping that plant operate more efficiently. The company is now making the technology available others in the ethanol industry.
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STB: RETAC meeting scheduled for Oct. 7


The Surface Transportation Board has announced its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Oct. 7 via Zoom. The meeting is open to the public, but advanced registration is necessary.
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