Iowa biofuel standard would create jobs, grow economy


Legislation recently introduced in Iowa that aims to establish a state biofuels standard would create more than 3,500 new jobs and generate nearly $550 million in household income by 2026, according to a study released by the IRFA on Feb. 15.
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RFA: RFS has slashed GHG emissions by nearly 1 billion tons


A new analysis from a renowned carbon accounting firm finds that the greenhouse gas emission reductions achieved under the Renewable Fuel Standard far exceed the reductions originally projected by U.S. EPA.
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Green Plains details plant upgrades in Q4 earnings call


Todd Becker, president and CEO of Green Plains Inc., discussed the acquisition of Fluid Quip Technologies LLC and various improvements the company is making to its corn ethanol plants during a fourth quarter earnings call on Feb. 10.
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Walz urges Biden to support biofuels through 2 executive orders


Gov. Tim Walz, chair of the Governors’ Biofuel Coalition, on Feb. 10 sent a letter to President Biden urging him to issue executive orders banning the use of aromatics in gasoline and adopting new Renewable Fuel Standard regulations.
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EIA predicts gradual increase in biofuel use through 2050


The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its Annual Energy Outlook 2021 (AEO2021) on Feb. 3, predicting that the consumption of biofuels as a share of the domestic fuel mix will gradually increase through 2050.
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GREEN Act includes biofuel, bioenergy tax extenders


Rep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, on Feb. 5 announced the introduction of the GREEN Act, which includes several tax extenders that would benefit biofuels and bioenergy.
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USDA maintains outlook for 2020-’21 corn use in ethanol


The USDA maintained its forecast for 2020-’21 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Feb. 9. The outlook for corn exports was increased, while the forecast for ending stocks was reduced.
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EIA: Ethanol production up slightly, stocks down 2%


U.S. ethanol production was up slightly the week ending Feb. 5, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Feb. 10. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol fell by more than 2 percent.
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Groups testify against EPA’s proposed RFS deadline extensions


Representatives of the biofuels industry testified against the U.S. EPA’s proposed extension of the 2019 and 2020 RFS compliance deadlines during a Feb. 9 virtual hearing. Public comments on the proposal can be filed through March 11.
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EIA maintains 2021 ethanol production forecast


The U.S. Energy Information Administration lowered its forecast for 2022 fuel ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Feb. 9. The forecast for 2021 ethanol production, however, was maintained.
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