EPA proposes June 3 deadline to finalize 2021, 2022 RVOs


The U.S. EPA published a notice of proposed consent decree on Feb. 23 related to a legal challenge filed by Growth Energy that would establish deadlines for the agency to finalize the 2021 and 2022 RFS RVOs by June 3, 2022.
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Versalis: Crescentino plant now producing ethanol


Versalis, Eni's chemical company, announced on Feb. 16 that it has begun the production of bioethanol from lignocellulosic biomass at Crescentino (Vercelli). The plant was acquired in 2018 and overhauled by Versalis.
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EPA: 1.78 billion RINs generated in January


The U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) data, reporting that nearly 1.78 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in January, up from 1.4 billion generated during the same period of 2021.
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EPA announces new science advisory board process


The U.S. EPA is implementing a new process by which the Science Advisory Board will assess the science that informs decisions regarding proposed rules. The process will restore opportunities for peer review and strengthen the independence of the SAB.
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ITA recruits participants for trade mission to Southeast Asia


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration is recruiting participants for the Clean EDGE Asia Business Development Mission to Indonesia and Vietnam. Biofuels companies are among those encouraged to participate.
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EIA: US ethanol production up 2%, stocks up slightly


U.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by nearly 2 percent the week ending Feb. 18, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Feb. 24. Stocks of fuel ethanol were up slightly.
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RFA’s 2022 outlook zeroes in on new opportunities


The RFA released its 2022 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide during the 27th annual National Ethanol Conference in New Orleans. The annual publications and conference all share a common theme: Zeroing in on New Opportunities.
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Ethanol has historic opportunity to cut carbon, lower fuel prices


In his annual State of the Industry Address, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper said that the global quest to achieve net-zero carbon emissions “may very well be the greatest opportunity for growth and value creation in the industry’s history.”
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Skor discusses biofuels’ positive impact on sustainability


Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor on Feb. 24 participated in the USDA's 98th Annual Agricultural Outlook Forum. Skor was a featured panelist in the plenary session titled, “Growing Market Opportunities for Climate Smart, Sustainable Agriculture Systems.”
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Fluid Quip Technologies expands patent portfolio


Fluid Quip Technologies, a subsidiary of Green Plains Inc., on Feb. 21 announced it has acquired a robust family of patents from AB Agri related to the separation of protein from whole stillage at dry mill ethanol plants.
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Study: Ethanol industry strongly rebounded in 2021


In 2021, the U.S. ethanol industry “recovered substantially” from pandemic conditions, with ethanol and gasoline use approaching pre-COVID-19 levels in the second half of the year, according to an analysis completed by ABF Economics.
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Feinstein, Toomey call on committee to take up anti-ethanol bill


Sens. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., and Pat Toomey, R-Pa., are uring the Senate EPW Committee to consider legislation introduced last summer that aims to make corn ethanol ineligible for meeting Renewable Fuel Standard RVOs.
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Industry Events

2022 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 14-16, 2022
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
Jacksonville, Florida

2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 13-15, 2022
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

June 13-15, 2022
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Carbon Capture & Storage Summit

June 13-13, 2022
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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