Court approves agreement requiring EPA to finalize RVOs by June 3


The U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on April 22 approved a consent decree that requires the U.S. EPA to finalize its 2020-2022 renewable fuel obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard by June 3, 2022.
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Ricketts signs bill creating tax credit for higher ethanol blends


Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on April 19 signed legislation that provides tax credits for fuel retailers that sell E15 or higher blends of ethanol. The credit is 5 cents per gallon of E15 and 8 cents per gallon of E25 or higher blends sold.
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EPA: 1.82 billion RINs generated in March


The U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) data, reporting that 1.82 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in March, up from 1.65 billion that were generated during the same month of last year.
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California Ethanol + Power advances through DOE loan program


California Ethanol and Power has advanced through Part I of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office Title XVII Innovative Energy Loan Guarantee Program and Renewable Energy Projects and Efficient Energy Projects Solicitation.
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Aemetis set to launch phase two of biogas production


The Aemetis Biogas subsidiary is ready to launch Phase 2 biogas production by completing construction of its third digester and successfully testing the 7-mile biogas pipeline section to be used by the next five dairy digesters.
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UNICA issues ethanol production, sales data for 2021-’22 harvest


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released final data for the 2021-’22 harvest season, which ended March 31. Sugarcane processing and the production of sugarcane ethanol were down for the year. Corn ethanol production was up.
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EPA: No new SRE petitions filed, 69 SREs remain pending


The U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on April 21, reporting for the third consecutive months that no new SRE petitions were filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The data also shows the agency did not act on any of the 69 pendng SRE petitions.
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Study: Summit Carbon Solutions will drive economic growth


A new study shows that Summit Carbon Solutions’ proposed carbon capture, transportation, and storage project will create jobs, generate new tax revenue for local communities, support local suppliers, and strengthen the Midwest regional economy.
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EIA: Ethanol production down 5 percent, stocks down 2%


U.S. fuel ethanol production was down nearly 5 percent the week ending April 15, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on April 20. Ethanol stocks were down approximately 2 percent.
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Corn ethanol’s energy balance is strong, continues to improve


Today’s corn ethanol now provides nearly three times the energy used to produce it, according to a new analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association, with some biorefineries approaching a four-to-one energy ratio.
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Green Plains achieves 60% protein concentration


Green Plains Inc. on April 20 announced that product and technology innovation efforts have led to the production of greater than 60 percent protein concentrations with yields as high as 4 pounds per bushel at its Wood River, Nebraska, biorefinery.
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Carbon Capture Coalition comments on CEQ’s CCUS guidance document


A public comment period on the White House Council on Environmental Quality’s interim guidance on carbon capture, utilization and sequestration closed on April 18. The Carbon Capture Coalition is among the groups that weighed in on the guidance.
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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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