Groups urge EPA to adopt GREET, improve GHG modeling of biofuels


Representatives of the U.S. ethanol industry urging the U.S. EPA to improve its greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling of corn ethanol and other biofuels by adopting the U.S. Department of Energy’s GREET model and using updated, transparent sources of data.
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White House action on high fuel prices ignores E15


The White House on March 31 announced a set of proposals that aim to address skyrocketing fuel costs caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The proposals overlook the potential of homegrown biofuels and focus primarily on increasing oil supplies.
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USDA predicts 4% decrease in corn acreage for 2022


U.S. farmers are expected to plant 89.5 million acres of corn in 2022, down 4 percent from last year, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service’s Prospective Plantings report, released March 31.
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EIA: US biofuel capacity up in January, feedstock use down


U.S. operable production capacity for fuel ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable diesel all increased in January, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 31. Feedstock use was down when compared to December.
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RFA: American voters support expanded use of E15


Three in four American voters support expanding the availability of E15 as a way to replace petroleum imports from Russia, and more than 80 percent support increasing domestic renewable fuel production as a way to lower record-high gas prices.
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Aemetis acquires property near Keyes plant for RNG, CCS projects


Aemetis Inc. on April 4 announced the acquisition of an 8.5-acre property on Faith Home Road for $2 million. The property, located near the Aemetis Keyes renewable ethanol plant, will support the company's dairy RNG and CCS projects.
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Purdue University study shows impact of RFS on biofuel production


Capturing the interactions between biofuels and agricultural industries and their connections with other economic activities was key to a first-of-its kind study published by reseraches at Purdue University.
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House members urge Biden to prioritize the use of biofuels


A group of 29 Members of Congress, led by Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., on March 31 sent a letter to President Biden urging him to prioritize homegrown, renewable biofuels as a replacement for Russian energy sources.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 1%, stocks up 2%


U.S. fuel ethanol production fell nearly 1 percent the week ending March 25, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 30. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were up nearly 2 percent.
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USDA expects no actions under Feedstocks Flexibility Program


The USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. announced on March 29 that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2021, which runs from Oct. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2022.
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Researcher uses hydrous ethanol to reduce locomotive emissions


Using hydrous ethanol as a dual fuel in internal combustion engines may help reduce greenhouse gases in the rail industry, according to a mechanical engineer at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory.
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Xebec signs MOU for CCS equipment with Summit Carbon Solutions


Xebec Adsorption Inc., a global provider of sustainable gas technologies, is announced on March 28 that it has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Iowa-based SCS Carbon Removal LLC, a subsidiary of Summit Carbon Solutions.
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