Comment periods on RFS RVO, SRE rules to close Feb. 4, Feb. 7


Members of the biofuel industry who wish to comment on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2020, 2021 and 2022 RFS RVOs have until Feb. 4 to do so. A seperate comment period on the agency's proposal to deny 60-plus SREs closes Feb. 7.
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USDA amends program offering $700M in COVID-19 aid for biofuels


The USDA is amending its program offering $700 million in COVID aid to biofuel producers by allowing production to meet marketing obligations or fulfill or maintain essential markets to be included in the calculations of a producer's market losses.
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EPA issues final rule extending RFS compliance deadlines


The U.S. EPA released a final rule on Jan. 28 extending and modifying certain RFS compliance deadlines. Representatives of the biofuels industry are criticizing the EPA’s actions and calling for the agency to get the RFS back on track.
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IRFA summit focuses on policy, future market opportunities


The 2022 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, held Jan. 25, highlighted significant opportunities for growth driven by demand for advanced biofuels, such as SAF, but also addressed policy and economic concerns impacting biofuel producers.
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BASF, Innospec partner to bring increased value to ethanol plants


BASF Enzymes LLC and Innospec Fuel Specialities LLC have entered into a distribution agreement under which BASF will be the distributor of DCI-11 Plus ClearTrak – a concentrated corrosion inhibitor – to ethanol plants located within the U.S.
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Missouri bills aim to incentivize sales of higher biofuel blends


Two separate bills currently pending in the Missouri Legislature aim to establish tax credits to incentivize fuel retailers to offer higher blend of ethanol and biodiesel. Both bills are currently being considered by a House ag committee.
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EIA: Biofuel feedstock consumption up in November


U.S. ethanol and renewable diesel production capacity expanded in November while biodiesel capacity was down, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Jan. 31. Total feedstock consumption was up slightly when compared to the previous month.
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Valero reports strong Q4 for renewable diesel, ethanol


Valero Energy Corp. released fourth quarter financial results on Jan. 27, reporting the Diamond Green Diesel expansion project was completed ahead of schedule. The company also reported strong results for its ethanol segment.
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Reynolds introduces biofuels bill, recognizes IRFA


Iowa Gov. Reynolds introduced legislation on Jan. 24 that aims to increase consumer access for E15 and B20 fuel blends. The following day she issued a proclamation declaring Feb. 27 as Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Day.
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ADM reports strong Q3 performance for ethanol


Archer Daniels Midland Co. released fourth quarter financial results on Jan. 25, reporting strong ethanol margins for the three-month period. The company is optimistic about ethanol going into 2022 and expects production to grow.
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Poet – Portland completes construction on renewable CO2 addition


Poet has completed construction on an addition to its Poet Bioprocessing – Portland facility. This addition allows the facility to capture renewable CO2, a co-product of Poet’s bioethanol production process, to be sold for commercial use.
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ICM: Lincolnland adopts Advanced Processing Package


ICM has signed a second contract this year to install its Advanced Processing Package (APP), which will enable Lincolnland Agri-Energy to produce high-protein animal feed at its facility in Illinois.
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