EPA: 19.86 billion RINs generated under the RFS in 2021


Nearly 19.86 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in 2021, up when compared to both the 18.32 billion generated in 2020 and the 19.81 billion generated in 2019, according to data released by the U.S. EPA on Jan. 20.
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Vilsack says the future for biofuels remains bright


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack discussed the important role biofuels and biobased manufacturing play in the rural economy and highlighted the agency’s efforts to support those industries during a Jan. 20 hearing held by the House Ag Committee.
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Clariant: Romania cellulosic ethanol plant mechanically complete


Clariant has announced its flagship cellulosic ethanol plant located on Podari, Romania, is mechanically complete. The facility, which employs Clariant's sunliquid technology, has been handed over to the company for startup and commissioning.
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EPA streamlines process to bring biofuels, chemicals to market


The U.S. EPA on Jan. 21 announced the launch of a new initiative under the Toxic Substances Control Act that aims to streamline the review of new biobased fuels and chemicals that could be used to displace higher GHG emitting transporation fuels.
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China to maintain tariffs on US DDGS during expiry review


China’s antidumping and countervailing duty measures on U.S. DDGS were set to expire in January. Those measures will remain in place, however, as MOFCOM conducts an expiry review to consider a five-year extension of the measures.
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Ontario supports plant’s investment in sanitizer-grade ethanol


The Ontario government has awarded Kawartha Ethanol $2.5 million to support a project that will increase production capabilities to manufacture high-grade, pure ethanol for hand sanitizers and disinfectants.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 5%, stocks up 3%


U.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by nearly 5 percent the week ending Jan. 14, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 20. Fuel ethanol stocks were up 3 percent.
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EPA: 2 additional SRE petitions filed, 69 now pending


The U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on Jan. 20, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the RFS for compliance year 2020. A total of 69 SRE petitions are now pending, up from 67 that were pending as of mid-December.
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Wind turbine installed at Kansas ethanol plant


Faith Technologies Inc., Juhl Energy, GE Renewable Energy and Western Plains Energy have partnered to install a wind turbine to power the WPE ethanol plant in Oakley, Kansas, with on-site, clean, renewable energy.
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UNICA: Ethanol production, sales down in December


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that no sugarcane ethanol was produced in the south-central region of Brazil during the second half of December. Corn ethanol production, however, continued.
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Growth Energy: Bliley appointed to EPA advisory subcommittee


U.S. EPA Michael Regan has appointed Growth Energy’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley to EPA’s Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, which provides the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee with advice and recommendations.
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Rayonier Advanced Materials invests in 2G ethanol plant


Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. (RYAM), a global leader in the production of high purity cellulose pulp, on Jan. 18 announced the introduction of a second generation (2G) bioethanol product for Europe’s fast-growing biofuels market.
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