EPA to host 2-day workshop on GHG modeling for biofuels


The U.S. EPA will host a virtual public workshop on GHG modeling for biofuels on Feb. 28 - March 1. Information gathered through the event will be used to inform a range of current and future actions, including those related to the RFS.
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Applications for $700M in COVID relief for biofuels due Feb. 11


Biofuel producers who experienced market losses in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 have until Feb. 11 to file an application with the USDA seeking a portion of the $700 million in relief funds to be awarded under the Biofuel Producer Program.
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EPA: November RIN generation reaches 1.78 billion


The U.S. EPA has released RIN data for November, reporting that more than 1.78 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard during the month, up from 1.62 billion generated during the same period of last year.
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Aemetis signs agreement to purchase site for Riverbank plant


Aemetis Inc. announced Dec. 22 it signed a master developer agreement with the City of Riverbank to lease/purchase the 125-acre former military base in Riverbank, California, known as the Riverbank Industrial Complex.
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Growth Energy urges SCOTUS to review lower court’s E15 ruling


Growth Energy is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision that vacated a U.S. EPA rule allowing year-round sales of E15 despite the U.S. Department of Justice’s recommendation that the court let the ruling stand.
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RFA salutes broadcaster Mike Adams on retirement


Award-winning farm broadcaster Mike Adams, a longtime friend to farmers and a powerful media voice for ethanol producers, is retiring after nearly 50 years behind a microphone. RFA's Geoff Cooper participated in his final show, which aired Dec. 23.
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EIA: Ethanol production down 3%, stocks down 1%


U.S. fuel ethanol production was down more than 3 percent the week ending Dec. 17, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 22. Stocks of fuel ethanol fell by nearly 1 percent.
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SEIV Technologies wins funding for catalytic membrane reactor


SIEV Technologies, a catalytic membrane reactor design company started by University of Arkansas researchers, has been awarded a $256,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to develop technology that improves biofuel production.
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DOE establishes new Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations


The U.S. Department of Energy on Dec. 21 announced the establishment of the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, a new DOE office that will help deliver on President Biden’s bold climate agenda, create new, good-paying jobs and reduce polution.
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USGC promotes US ethanol at Seoul Mobility Show


To convey the benefits of ethanol to government and industry stakeholders, the media and consumers, the U.S. Grains Council’s South Korea office participated in the Seoul Mobility Show from Nov. 25 – Dec. 5.
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RFA, TRANSCAER unveil ethanol emergency response video series


The Renewable Fuels Association has released a series of ethanol emergency response videos aimed at ensuring effective responses to ethanol incidents. The eight-episode package was developed in conjunction with TRANSCAER.
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USGC: US-Japan partnership on trade launched


The United States and Japan recently announced the launching of a “partnership on trade” to continue to strengthen the alliance of the two nations through regular engagement on trade-related matters.
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