Biofuel groups file comments urging EPA to set strong RFS RVOs


Representatives of the U.S. biofuels industry on Feb. 4 called on the U.S. EPA to abandon plans to reduce the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligation (RVO) and urged the agency to set strong RVOs for 2021 and 2022.
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Iowa Houses passes bill to increase access to E15, B20


The Iowa House of Representatives on Feb. 2 voted 82 to 10 in favor of legislation introduced by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds in January that aims to increase consumer access for higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.
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New Mexico Senate passes Clean Fuel Standard Act


The New Mexico Senate on Feb. 3 voted 25 to 16 to approve the Clean Fuel Standard Act. The bill, SB 14, aims to reduce the total carbon intensity (CI) of all transportation fuels by 20 percent in 2030 and 30 percent by 2040.
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Biofuel groups urge EPA to follow through with plans to deny SREs


Representatives of the biofuels industry urged the U.S. EPA to follow through with its proposal to deny more than 60 pending SRE petitions in comments filed with the agency before the close of the Feb. 7 public comment deadline.
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Aemetis signs agreements for solar, battery storage projects


Aemetis Inc. has signed definitive agreements with SunPower and Schneider Electric for their grid-connected, solar microgrid comprising an almost 2.0 MW and a 1.25 MW battery energy storage system to be located at the Keyes ethanol plant.
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REEEAC to hold open meeting on Feb. 17


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold an open meeting on Feb. 17. The event is open to the public, but registration is required.
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Summit Carbon Solutions announces progress on CCS project


Summit Carbon Solutions announced it has filed a pipeline permit application in the state of Iowa with the Iowa Utilities Board for its proposed CCS project, which will connect ethanol plants in five states and sequester CO2 in North Dakota.
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DOE seeks input on ways to decarbonize US manufacturing sector


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office issued a RFI on Jan. 27 to gather input on industrial priorities for decarbonization, including emerging technologies that could be demonstrated or adopted by the indsutrial sector.
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EIA: Fuel ethanol production up slightly, stocks up 6%


U.S. fuel ethanol stocks expanded by nearly 6 percent the week ending Jan. 28, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Feb. 2. Fuel ethanol production was up less than 1 percent.
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Novozymes reports 11% sales growth for bioenergy segment in 2021


Novozymes released Q4 financial results on Feb. 1, reporting bioenergy sales were up 10 percent for the three-month period and 11 percent for the full year 2021. The increase was primarily attributed to the recovery of the U.S. ethanol market.
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Senators call on EPA to set strong RFS RVOs, deny pending SREs


A bipartisan group of 12 senators, led by Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Feb. 1 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to prioritize the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Gevo begins startup of Iowa RNG project


Gevo Inc. announced on Jan. 31 that it has begun the process of bringing its wholly owned dairy manure-based RNG project online. Located in northwest Iowa, the project is expected to produce 355,000 MMBtu of RNG per year.
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