RFA: 2021 California E85 sales shatter previous record


Sales of E85 flex fuel in California surged to a new record in 2021, jumping 55 percent over 2020 levels and nearly doubling since 2018, according to new data released by the California Air Resources Board.
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Brazil eliminates tariffs on ethanol through the end of 2022


Brazil’s Ministry of Economy on March 21 announced that the country will waive its import tariff on several products, including ethanol, through the end of 2022. The ethanol tariff was previously set at 18 percent.
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Researchers refute hit piece on ethanol’s environmental impacts


An important new assessment published by experts from Argonne National Laboratory, Purdue University, and the University of Illinois system found major flaws in a recent paper that made unfounded allegations about the GHG benefits of ethanol.
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Biofuel infrastructure bill introduced in Minnesota


Legislation introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives on March 17 aims to create a reimbursement program that would help fuel retailers install equipment compatible with higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.
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Rex reports strong Q4, predicts more challenging Q1


Rex American Resources released fiscal Q4 results on March 23, reporting a significant increase in sales revenue for the three-month period, but cautioning that high corn prices and other factors are likely to negatively impact 2022 results.
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Report: Canadian ethanol blend rate down slightly in 2021


A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network shows that impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic continued to impact the Canadian ethanol industry through 2021.
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ITA: Renewable energy advisory committee to meet March 31


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on March 31. The event is open to the public, but registration is required.
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Navigator CO2, Siouxland Ethanol announce CCS agreement


Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC has entered into a long-term agreement with Siouxland Ethanol LLC to provide CO2 capture, transportation and storage services on its carbon capture and storage (CCS) system, the Heartland Greenway.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks up 1%


U.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by nearly 2 percent the week ending March 18, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 23. Ethanol stocks were up nearly 1 percent.
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Growth Energy ad campaign: E15 can deliver relief at the pump


Growth Energy launched a new ad campaign calling on President Biden to direct his administration to lift restrictions on the year-round sale of E15 to boost energy security and combat the surge in fuel costs accelerated by the conflict in Ukraine.
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Regan thanks ag community, releases topics for FRRCC evaluation


U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan issued a statement on Natural Agricutlure Day thanking farmers for their work to produce food, feed, fuel and fiber. He also discussed the importance of the Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee.
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EPA holds training on updated process to bring biofuels to market


The U.S. EPA in holding webinars on March 23 and April 6 related to its January 2022 announcement that the agency is launching a new initiative under the TSCA that aims to streamline the review of new biobased fuels and chemicals.
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Industry Events

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

National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo

November 8-9, 2022
Iowa Event Center
Des Moines, Iowa

2023 International Biomass Conference & Expo

February 28-2, 2023
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia

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