Policy

September 16, 2021

EPA: 3 new SRE petitions filed, 62 SRE petitions now pending

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA on Sept. 16 published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data, reporting that there are currently 62 SRE petitions pending under the Renewable Fuel Standard, up from 59 that were pending as of mid-August. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

Iowa agency schedules public meetings on proposed CCS pipeline

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyA series of public informational meetings is under way in Iowa to inform landowners about a proposed CO2 pipeline under development by Summit Carbon Solutions. The pipeline is part of a CCS project that aims to sequester CO2 from ethanol plants. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

OMB schedules additional meetings on RFS proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe White House Office of Management and Budget has now scheduled 16 meetings with interested parties to discuss a proposed rule to set renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

September 15, 2021

Poet pledges carbon neutrality by 2050

BY Poet Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyPoet has released its inaugural sustainability report, which outlines the company’s focus on environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives. One ESG goal aims to achieve net-carbon zero at the company's biorefineries by 2050. READ MORE

September 13, 2021

House Ag Committee advances $1B for biofuel infrastructure

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe House Agriculture Committee on Sept. 13 advanced its portion of the Build Back Better Act, which currently includes $1 billion in USDA funding to expand biofuel infrastructure to increase availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

September 13, 2021

Biofuel groups call on lawmakers to fix SAF legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyA group of nine biofuel and ag groups are calling lawmakers to fix major flaws in pending legislation that they say could leave American farmers and biofuel producers cut out of the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) market. READ MORE

September 13, 2021

RFA analysis: Retail gas prices not affected by RFS credits

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuel Standard’s compliance credit market mechanism does not have any impact on retail gasoline prices, according to a new analysis released on Sept. 13 by the Renewable Fuels Association. READ MORE

September 09, 2021

Court denies request to rehear case vacating EPA’s E15 rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Sept. 9 denied a petition for rehearing filed by Growth Energy, RFA, and NCGA challenging a ruling handed down in July that vacated a 2019 rule issued by the EPA allowing year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

September 09, 2021

Biden administration takes action to expand SAF production, use

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyPresident Biden is taking action to increase the production of SAF to at least 3 billion gallons per year and reduce aviation emission by 20 percent by 2030. As part of that effort, DOE has announced $64.7 million in funding for 22 biofuel projects. READ MORE