Biden: EPA to issue emergency waiver allowing summer E15 sales


President Joe Biden on April 12 announced that his administration will reinstate the ability to sell E15 this summer in an effort to reduce high fuel prices via a national emergency waiver that will be issued by the U.S. EPA.
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EPA denies 36 SREs, does not remedy demand destruction


The EPA has denied the 36 SREs petitions for compliance year 2018 that were remanded by a recent court ruling. The 31 small refineries whose previously approved SREs were overturned will not need purchase or redeem additional RINs to meet 2018 RVOs.
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STB to hold public hearing April 26-27 on rail service delays


The STB on April 7 announced it will hold a public hearing on April 26-27 focused on recent rail service problems and recovery efforts involving several Class I carriers. Ethanol producers are among the groups currently impacted by rail delays.
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USDA will distribute COVID relief funds to biofuel producers soon


USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small on April 6 confirmed the agency expects to distribute $700 million in COVID-19 relief funds for biofuel soon and said a new funding round for the HBIIP will open this spring.
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Iowa, Kansas petition EPA to issue emergency waiver for E15


Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller and Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt on April 4 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan asking the agency to use its emergency waiver authority to allow E15 sales this summer.
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Homeland Energy Solutions produces 2 billionth gallon of ethanol


Homeland Energy Solutions has produced its 2 billionth gallon of ethanol. The Lawler, Iowa-based facility began operations on April 4, 2009, as a 100 MMgy plant and later expanded operations to its current 200 MMgy of capacity.
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USDA increases forecast for 2021-’22 corn use in ethanol


The USDA increased its forecast for 2021-’22 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released April 8. Ending stocks were unchanged and the season-average farm price was increased.
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RFA: E15 sales reach record levels in 2021


Sales of E15 hit a record 814 million gallons in 2021, according to a new analysis from the RFA. The 2021 volume represented a 62 percent increase over the prior year and was nearly double pre-pandemic sales volumes in 2019.
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EIA: Ethanol production down 3%, stocks down 2%


U.S. fuel ethanol production was down more than 3 percent the week ending April 1, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on April 6. Stocks of fuel ethanol were down more than 2 percent.
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USDA: US exports 143 million gallons of ethanol in February


The U.S exported 143.07 million gallons of ethanol and 870,844 metric tons of distillers grains in February, according to data released by the USDA on April 5. Exports of both products were up when compared to February 2021.
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Growth Energy tells EPA biofuels can reduce aviation emissions


Growth Energy submitted comments to the U.S. EPA on the agency’s PM emissions standards and test procedures for jet engines, and the role biofuels play in reducing PM and GHG emissions in mobile sources including the aviation sector.
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EPA discusses RFS plans in FY 2023 budget request justification


The U.S. EPA has released its FY 2023 congressional budget justification, outlining the agency’s plans for $11.88 billion in requested funding. Initiatives related to the RFS are among those discussed by the EPA in the 1,000-plus page document.
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