Policy

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EPA issues final rule extending RFS compliance deadlines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA released a final rule on Jan. 28 extending and modifying certain RFS compliance deadlines. Representatives of the biofuels industry are criticizing the EPA’s actions and calling for the agency to get the RFS back on track. READ MORE

January 27, 2022

USDA amends program offering $700M in COVID-19 aid for biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA is amending its program offering $700 million in COVID aid to biofuel producers by allowing production to meet marketing obligations or fulfill or maintain essential markets to be included in the calculations of a producer's market losses. READ MORE

January 27, 2022

Missouri bills aims to incentivize sales of higher biofuel blends

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerTwo separate bills currently pending in the Missouri Legislature aim to establish tax credits to incentivize fuel retailers to offer higher blend of ethanol and biodiesel. Both bills are currently being considered by a House ag committee. READ MORE

January 27, 2022

Bioenergy added to DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyDHS has added bioenergy to the DHS STEM Designated Degree Program List, making certain F-1 nonimmigrant students with a bioenergy degree eligible to apply for a 24-month extension of their post-completion optional practical training (OPT). READ MORE

January 27, 2022

Opinion: Older Plants Give Us New Stories

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Coproducts, Business, PolicyEthanol Producer Magazine's editor previews the publication's February issue, which includes stories about Greenfield Global's refurbishment of an idled Minnesota plant, Green Plains' ongoing transformation, and the industry's increasing use of data. READ MORE

January 27, 2022

In Depth: Reflections From The Hill

BY Tom BryanFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerRenewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper talks about the state of ethanol, the industry's current regulatory priorities, and its footing under the Biden Administration. READ MORE

January 26, 2022

Reynolds introduces biofuels bill, recognizes IRFA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerIowa Gov. Reynolds introduced legislation on Jan. 24 that aims to increase consumer access for E15 and B20 fuel blends. The following day she issued a proclamation declaring Feb. 27 as Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Day. READ MORE

January 25, 2022

IRFA summit focuses on policy, future market opportunities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe 2022 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, held Jan. 25, highlighted significant opportunities for growth driven by demand for advanced biofuels, such as SAF, but also addressed policy and economic concerns impacting biofuel producers. READ MORE

January 25, 2022

Growth Energy: Skor to speak at USDA’s Annual Ag Outlook Forum

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA has announced that Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor will speak at the 98th Agricultural Outlook Forum, “New Paths to Sustainability and Productivity Growth.” Skor will be a featured panelist during this year’s plenary session. READ MORE