House bill bans Russian oil, increases access to US biofuels


Reps. Angie Craig, D-Minn.; Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa; Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.; and Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, on March 21 introduced the Home Front Energy Independence Act, a bill that aims to expand access to biofuels and ban Russian oil.
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EPA: 1.54 billion RINs generated in February


The U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) generation data, reporting that nearly 1.54 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in February, up from 1.26 billion generated during the same month of last year.
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US distillers grains exports up in January


The U.S. exported 123.82 million gallons of ethanol and nearly 1.09 million metric tons of distillers grains in January, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on March 11.
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White House considers E15 as a way to reduce fuel prices


White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on March 15 confirmed that a move to year-round sales of E15 is “in the menu of options” the Biden administration is evaluating to bring down fuel prices as the summer driving season approaches.
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DOE: In search of a later biomass expiration date


A researcher at Idaho National Laboratory is working to develop biomass storage and handling systems that help stabilize biomass by delaying its decomposition and increase its value in downstream conversion by making it easier to break down.
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EPA: No new SREs filed, 69 SRE petitions still pending


The U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on March 17, reporting for the second consecutive month that no new SRE petitions were filed under the RFS. The agency did not act on any of the 69 SRE petitions that have been pending since mid-January.
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Biofuel supporters tell Biden to lower gas prices with ethanol


More than 1,000 farmers, workers in the ethanol industry, and other biofuel supporters sent a clear message to Biden on March 17: The solution to record-high gas prices is to immediately allow broader use of lower-cost ethanol blends like E15.
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USGC: US DDGS exports to Korea hit new record


The USGC has been working on expanding U.S. DDGS exports to Korea through two strategies – increasing DDGS inclusion rates in animal feeds and providing business-to-business interactions between U.S. suppliers and Korean buyers.
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EPA opens comment period on proposed settlement with Genscape


The EPA on March 16 published a notice of proposed settlement agreement that alters the number of RINs that Genscape must retire to comply with a final determination issued by the agency in May 2019 that revoked its registration as a QAP auditor.
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EIA: Ethanol production down slightly, stocks up 3%


U.S. fuel ethanol production was down slightly the week ending March 11, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 16. Fuel ethanol stocks were up nearly 3 percent.
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Skor to DOE: Set the record straight on anti-ethanol study


Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor is urging Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm to address the most recent inaccurate and misleading study by Tyler Lark and others that claims to have been partially funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
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Aemetis to supply Qantas with 35 million gallons of SAF


Aemetis Inc. announced on March 15 that an offtake agreement has been signed with Qantas Group and Qantas Airlines for 35 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered over the seven-year term of the agreement.
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