Hinson bill prevents EPA from retroactively reducing RFS RVOs


Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, on Nov. 23 introduced the Defend the Blend Act, which aims to prevent the U.S. EPA from retroactively reducing RFS blend requirements. Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Ill.; Angie Craig, D-Minn.; and Ron Kind, D-Wis., are cosponsors.
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Green Plains breaks ground on protein technology at Obion plant


Green Plains Inc. on Nov. 23 announced its wholly owned subsidiary Green Plains Obion LLC has broken ground on the construction of Fluid Quip Technologies’ MSC system. Obion is the fifth Green Plains location to install the MSC technology.
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Biofuel groups welcome key provisions of Build Back Better Act


Growth Energy, NBB, NCGA, NFU and RFA sent a letter to leaders of the House and Senate ag committees on Nov. 22 expressing support for provisions of the Build Back Better Act that will benefit biofuel producers and the ag industry.
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REEEAC schedules meeting for Dec. 9


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Dec. 9. The event is open to the public, but registeration is required.
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OSU research advances ethanol fuel cell technology


Alternative-energy research at Oregon State University is charting a path toward the mass adoption of clean cars powered by direct-ethanol fuel cells through the developmet of a catalyst that solves three key problems associated with DEFC.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks up slightly


U.S. fuel ethanol production was up nearly 2 percent the week ending Nov. 19, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 24. Fuel ethanol stocks were up slightly.
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Lummus to license Braskem technology for green ethylene projects


Lummus Technology announced that it has executed an MOU with Braskem Netherlands B.V. to license Braskem's green ethylene technology for two ethanol to ethylene conversion projects under development in North America and Asia.
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ABFC releases annual ‘Biofuels in Canada’ 2021 report


Advanced Biofuels Canada announced the release of its fifth annual Biofuels in Canada 2021 (BIC) report, with full open-source access to Canadian market data for renewable, low-carbon, and conventional fuels.
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USDA amends scoring provisions for REAP applications


USDA Rural Development on Nov. 22 issued a notice announcing amended scoring provisions for the Rural Energy for America Program. Applications will now receive priority points for advancing key priorities under the Biden-Harris administration.
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Green Plains launches 2 monarch fueling station projects


Green Plains Inc. has announced plans to establish Monarch Fueling Stations on-site at its plants in Shenandoah and Superior, Iowa. The site in Shenandoah is 1.75 acres and seeding is expected to take place in the spring of 2022.
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Aemetis signs terms of $100 million debt financing


Aemetis Inc. announced Nov. 23 that it has signed a non-binding term sheet and is working towards completing $100 million of new debt financing from Third Eye Capital of Toronto, Canada, for carbon reduction projects and working capital.
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RFA welcomes Heron Lake BioEnergy as newest producer member


Heron Lake BioEnergy has joined the Renewable Fuels Association as its newest producer member. The Heron Lake, Minnesota, biorefinery produces approximately 59 million gallons annually, using about 21 million bushels of corn.
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