SOURCE: Creating the Biofuture: A Report on the State of the Low Carbon Bioeconomy
December 10, 2018
BY Erin Voegele
Verbio has launched its second corn stover harvest. Corn stover will be used as feedstock for production of RNG at its large-scale plant in Nevada, Iowa. The facility is also expected to begin producing ethanol during the fourth quater of 2023.
The U.S. EPA on Aug. 21 released data indicating nearly 2.04 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in August, up from 1.84 billion generated in August 2022. Total RIN generation for the first eight months of the year reached nearly 15.45 billion.
We all know corn ethanol can someday attain carbon neutrality, but not without credit for low-carbon farming, and certainly not without sequestering our fermentation CO2.
Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the RFA, discusses how U.S. EPA regulations have caused the number of flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) capable of running E85 to plummet in recent years, from 2.8 million in 2014 to less than 350,000 in 2022.
Growth Energy held its 14th-annual Growth Energy Biofuels Summit in mid-September. During the event, three Biden administration officials discussed the White House’s commitment to supporting domestic, farm-based biofuels as a climate solution.
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