Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs landmark biofuels bill


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on May 17 signed a bill into law that makes Iowa the first state in the nation to adopt E15 as its standard blend of gasoline. The legislation, HF 2128, also expands consumer access to higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.
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EPA opens comment period on proposed consent decree for 2023 RVOs


The U.S. EPA on May 23 opened a public comment period on a proposed consent decree that would require the agency to issue proposed 2023 RFS RVOs by Sept. 16, 2022, and issue a final rule setting 2023 RVOs by April 28, 2023.
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Skor, Becker, Rastetter to headline 2022 FEW in Minneapolis


Growth Energy's Emily Skor, Green Plains' Todd Becker and Summit Agricultural Group's Bruce Rastetter will deliver keynote addresses at the 2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) taking place June 13-15, 2022, in Minneapolis.
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EPA: 1.7 billion RINs generated under RFS in April


The U.S. EPA has released data showing that more than 1.7 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in April, up from nearly 1.58 billion generated during the same month of 2021.
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Tallgrass announces CCS project at ADM facility in Nebraska


Tallgrass announced it has entered into an agreement with ADM that would pave the way for Tallgrass to capture CO2 from ADM’s corn-processing complex in Columbus, Nebraska, and transport it to Tallgrass’ Eastern Wyoming Sequestration Hub.
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EPA: No new SRE petitions filed, 69 SRE petitions remain pending


Data released by the U.S. EPA on May 19 shows that for the fourth consecutive month, no new SRE petitions were filed under the RFS. The agency took no action on the 69 SRE petitions that have been pending since at least mid-January.
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Propel Fuels sues Phillips 66 over alleged trade-secrets heist


Propel Fuels, a retailer of low-carbon fuels at branded stations throughout California, has filed a lawsuit against Phillips 66, claiming the Texas-based oil company misappropriated Propel’s trade secrets and engaged in unlawful business practices.
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EIA: Ethanol production flat, stocks down 1 percent


U.S. fuel ethanol production for the week ending May 13 was flat when compared to the prior week, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on May 18. Ethanol stocks were down more than 1 percent.
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EPA rule could alter RIN retirement schedule for small refineries


The U.S. EPA on May 17 submitted a proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget that aims to create an alternative renewable identification number (RIN) retirement schedule for small refineries under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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India amends biofuels policy, accelerates introduction of E20


The government of India on May 18 announced amendments to its National Policy on Biofuels that will accelerate the adoption of E20, allow the the use of new biofuel feedstocks, and grant permission for biofuel exports under certain conditions.
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Green Plains announces aquafeed partnership with Riverence


Green Plains Inc. on May 18 announced a partnership with the Riverence Group to form a joint venture to expand aquafeed production in Idaho. The venture will produce trout and salmon feeds for the Riverence Group.
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BioUrja works to prioritize employee safety following May 11 fire


BioUrja's 135 MMgy ethanol plant in Peoria, Illinois, was temporarily idled on May 11 following a fire that damaged some grain storage infrastructure. No serious injuries were reported and the plant is expected to resume operations within weeks.
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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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