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June 30, 2022

Sheetz cuts price of E15, E85 for 4th of July

BY Erin VoegeleSheetz on June 27 announced it is lowering the price of E15, a fuel commonly known as Unleaded 88, and E85 through the 4th of July holiday travel season to help reduce pain at the pump for consumers. READ MORE

June 30, 2022

USDA: US planted corn acreage down 4%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. farmers have planted an estimated 89.9 million acres of corn in 2022, down 4 percent when compared to last year, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Acreage report, released June 30. READ MORE

June 30, 2022

Canada publishes final Clean Fuel Regulations

BY Erin VoegeleThe Canadian government on June 29 published final Clean Fuel Regulations, which will require fuel producers and suppliers to meet increasingly stringent carbon reduction goals for gasoline and diesel. READ MORE

June 30, 2022

Corn use for fuel ethanol production at 415M bushels in April

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for June, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol in April was down when compared to the previous month, but up when compared to April 2021. READ MORE

June 30, 2022

Trade mission to Canada strengthens industry, government ties

BY U.S. Grains Council Representatives of the U.S. Grains Council in June conducted a trade mission to Ottawa, Canada, to encourage continued ethanol policy development at national and provincial levels to immediately decarbonize transportation. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

EIA: Fuel ethanol production down slightly, stocks down 3%

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. fuel ethanol production was down slightly the week ending June 24 while stocks were down more than 3 percent, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 29. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

USDA expects no actions under Feedstocks Flexibility Program

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. announced on June 29 that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2021, which runs from Oct. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2022. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

EU’s Transport and Tourism Committee agrees on SAF goals

BY Erin VoegeleMembers of the European Parliament (MEPs) on the Transport and Tourism Committee on June 27 voted 25 to six in favor of adopting a draft negotiating mandate on the ReFuelEU aviation rules, which sets a goal for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) use. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

IFC helps boost renewable energy, climate-smart ag in Brazil

BY International Finance Corp. IFC has announced on June 28 it is providing a $50 million financing package to Brazil-based Usina Santa Adélia to help expand the company's ethanol production and support the renewal of sugarcane plantations. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

DOE: Ethanol vs. petroleum-based fuel carbon emissions

BY Valerie Sarisky-Reed, director of DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office Biofuels have been proven to emit significantly lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than petroleum-based fuels, and recent scientific studies indicate that net-zero emission biofuels are not only possible, but achievable. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

Vilsack announces bioproduct pilot program

BY USDA The USDA is accepting applications for a new pilot program created under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the development of biobased products that have lower carbon footprints and increase the use of renewable agricultural materials. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

IATA: Incentives needed to increase SAF production

BY International Air Transport Association The International Air Transport Association called for governments to urgently put in place large-scale incentives to rapidly expand the use of SAF as aviation pursues its commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. READ MORE

June 28, 2022

Ethanol industry leads energy sector in employing veterans

BY Renewable Fuels Association A study released June 28 by the DOE found that the U.S. ethanol industry once again leads the nation in the share of its workforce that is comprised by military veterans, with one in six employees previously serving in the armed forces. READ MORE

June 28, 2022

ITA seeks nominations for REEEAC

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration on June 16 published a notice renewing its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee and soliciting nominations for membership. READ MORE

June 28, 2022

Growth Energy comments on CARB Scoping Plan

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy submitted comments on June 24 to the California Air Resources Board on its draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan, which lays out the path toward achieving the state’s carbon reduction goals. READ MORE

June 27, 2022

Growth Energy challenges EPA’s ‘alternative compliance’ approach

BY Growth Energy Growth Energy filed petitions for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the U.S. EPA’s decision to excuse certain refineries from their obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

June 27, 2022

New grain ethanol plant under development in southern Brazil

BY Erin VoegeleThe government of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil’s southernmost state, on June 20 announced an agreement with Brazilian biodiesel producer BSBios for the development of a grain ethanol plant that will process corn, wheat, triticale, rice and sorghum. READ MORE

June 27, 2022

Gevo provides company and project updates

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc., a renewable fuels company focused on the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), on June 27 provides updates on the company and projects currently in process, including the company's Net Zero 1 faciity. READ MORE

June 24, 2022

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association promotes E15 in St Paul

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM rewarded drivers who fueled up with E15 at the Highland Service Minnoco station in St Paul on June 23 during an hour-long promotion. READ MORE

June 24, 2022

PNNL: New artificial enzyme breaks down tough, woody lignin

BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory A new artificial enzyme has shown it can chew through lignin, the tough polymer that helps woody plants hold their shape, according to PNNL. Lignin also stores tremendous potential for renewable energy and materials. READ MORE

June 23, 2022

Growth Energy, ag groups urge passage of Michigan biofuel bill

BY Erin VoegeleThe Michigan Senate Agriculture Committee on June 23 held a hearing to consider legislation that aims to create a tax credit for retailers that choose to sell higher ethanol fuel blends, such as E15 and E85. READ MORE

June 23, 2022

Biofuel, ag groups comment on SEC climate disclosures rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleGrowth Energy, RNG Coalition, NCGA, and ASA are among the ag and biofuel groups that have weighed in on a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rule that focuses on climate-related disclosures. READ MORE

June 23, 2022

Sugar Valley Energy receives sales and use tax exclusion

BY California Ethanol + Power The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority has awarded Sugar Valley Energy a sales and use tax exclusion (STE) on more than $235 million of purchases related to the facility’s construction. READ MORE

June 22, 2022

Fuels Institute paper explores the carbon benefits of biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe Fuels Institute in June published a new white paper that discusses the carbon benefits of various biofuels. The paper also addresses matters related to policy, feedstocks availability, and vehicle and infrastructure constraints. READ MORE

June 22, 2022

Alto Ingredients receives $22.7 million grant from USDA program

BY Alto Ingredients Inc. Alto Ingredients Inc. announced June 16 that it has received a $22.7 million cash grant from the USDA’s Biofuel Producer Program, which provided $700 million in relief to biofuel producers who experienced market losses due do to COVID-19. READ MORE

June 22, 2022

David Carpintero joins ePURE as new director general

BY ePURE David Carpintero has joined ePURE, the European renewable ethanol association, as director general. He has experience in EU public affairs in the agri-food sector, most recently as director general of CEEREAL. READ MORE

June 21, 2022

OMB’s spring regulatory agenda includes timelines for RFS rules

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has indicated it will release proposed rules related to the 2023 RFS RVO and state requests to allow summer E15 sales within the next several months. The agency will also soon finalize pending canola oil fuel pathways under the RFS. READ MORE

June 21, 2022

Finnair, Gevo enter SAF sales agreement

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. has announced a new fuel sales agreement with Finnair. The agreement outlines the details for the purchase of 7 million gallons per year of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for five years from Gevo’s commercial operations. READ MORE

June 21, 2022

USGC: US DDGS, sorghum showcased in Turkey

BY U.S. Grains Council U.S. Grains Council staff in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region recently spent time in Turkey to promote the benefits and uses of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and sorghum. READ MORE

June 20, 2022

EPA: 1.84 billion RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released data showing that nearly 1.84 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in May, up from 1.72 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

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