RFA: More MY 2022 vehicles approved for E15, fewer FFVs


According to a new analysis of model-year 2022 vehicle owners’ manuals and warranty statements by the Renewable Fuels Association, nearly all new automobiles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use E15.
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EPA’s final vehicle emissions rule fails to address biofuels


The EPA on Dec. 20 issued a final rule setting GHG emissions standards for MY 2023-2026 passenger cars and light trucks. Despite calls from the renewable fuels industry and others, the rule does not address biofuels or a high-octane fuels standard.
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Klobuchar, Grassley introduce Defend the Blend Act


Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Dec. 14 introduced a bill that aims to prohibit the U.S. EPA from retroactively reducing RFS RVOs. A companion bill is pending in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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OPINION: EPA sends mixed signals on clean energy, rural jobs


Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says the U.S. EPA's recent RFS RVO proposal a mixed bag for the biofuels sector. She encourages members of the renewable fuels industry to speak out and help ensure the agency sets strong RFS blend requirements.
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EPA: 2 additional SRE petitions filed, 67 now pending


The U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on Dec. 16, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the RFS for compliance year 2021. A total of 67 SRE petitions are now pending, up from 65 in November.
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ICM to construct wheat protein facility next to ethanol plant


ICM has signed an agreement with an affiliate of Summit Agricultural Group to develop a wheat protein ingredients production facility next to Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy. Residual starch produced at the facility will be used as biofuel feedstock.
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New Zealand to implement sustainable biofuels mandate


The government of New Zealand on Dec. 15 announced plans to implement a sustainable biofuels mandate based on greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions beginning at a 1.2 percent GHG reduction in 2023 that could ramp up to 9 percent in 2035.
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EIA: US ethanol production down slightly, stocks up 2%


U.S. fuel ethanol production was down slightly the week ending Dec. 10, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 15. Stocks of fuel ethanol were up 2 percent for the week.
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Aemetis signs agreement for 450M gallons of renewable diesel


Aemetis Inc., a renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products, has signed a 10-year, 450-million-gallon renewable diesel supply agreement with an industry-leading travel stop company.
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Novozymes, Saipem collaborate on CO2 capture


Novozymes and Saipem have signed a collaboration agreement for the development of innovative solutions for enzymatic carbon capture. Saipem will provide process, mechanical and equipment design, while Novozymes will provide enzymes for the process.
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EU fines Abengoa for participation in ethanol cartel


The European Commission on Dec. 10 announced it is fining Spain-based Abengoa S.A. and its subsidiary Abengoa Bioenergia S.A. EUR 20 million for participating in a cartel that fixed the benchmarks used to set wholesale ethanol prices in Europe.
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Bayer to launch Project Carbonview


Bayer, Bushel and Amazon Web Services have unveiled Project Carbonview, a data solution that will enable U.S. ethanol producers to report, analyze and better assess their end-to-end supply chain carbon footprint.
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