EPA issues waiver allowing E15 sales to continue this summer


The EPA on April 29 issued an emergency fuel waiver allowing E15 to be sold during the summer 2022 driving season. President Biden on April 12 announced the agency would take such action as part of the administration's effort to reduce fuel prices.
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FQT launches new DCO+ corn oil separation technology


Fluid Quip Technologies, a majority owned subsidiary of Green Plains Inc., has unveiled DCO+, a new technology to achieve record-high low-carbon renewable corn oil recovery in drygrind biofuel facilities.
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EPA delivers final RFS RVO rule to White House OMB


The U.S. EPA on April 29 delivered its final rule to set 2021 and 2022 RFS RVOs to the White House Office of Management and Budget. The rule may also revise the existing 2020 RVO. OMB review marks a final step before the rulemaking is promulgated.
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Midwest governors take action on year-round E15


The governors of Iowa, Nebraska, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin on April 28 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan seeking a permanent solution to year-round E15 sales.
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Ethanol groups call on STB to resolve rail service disruptions


The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are calling on the the Surface Transportation Board and the railroad industry to resolve rail service disruptions that are negatively impacting the ethanol industry.
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Iowa House, Senate pass governor’s biofuels bill


The Iowa Senate and Iowa House of Representatives on April 26 each voted to approve legislation introduced by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds in January that will increase consumer access to higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks down 2%


U.S. fuel ethanol production was up nearly 2 percent the week ending April 22, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on April 27. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were down nearly 2 percent.
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Valero reports profitable Q1 for ethanol, renewable diesel


Valero Energy Corp. released first quarter 2022 financial results on April 26, reporting both its ethanol and renewable diesel segments were profitable during the three-month period. Production of both fuels was up.
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Novozymes reports 27% increase in bioenergy sales for Q1


Novozymes released first quarter 2022 financial results on April 27, reporting sales for its bioenergy segment were up 27 percent when compared to the same period of last year. Overall sales for the company were up 10 percent.
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ADM reports improved Q1 results for carbohydrate solutions


Archer Daniels Midland Co. on April 26 reported that its carbohydrates solutions business segment, which includes both its wet mill and dry mill ethanol plants, delivered improved financial results for the first quarter of 2022.
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Glacial Lakes Energy calls on lawmakers to open door to E30


Opening the door to 30 percent ethanol blends would save consumers billions of dollars at the gas pump and reduce imported oil by as much as 1 billion barrels per year, according to officials at Glacial Lakes Energy.
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Aemetis to supply JetBlue with 125 million gallons of SAF


Aemetis Inc. announced on April 26 that an offtake agreement has been signed with JetBlue for 125 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered over the 10 year term of the agreement.
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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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