Southwest Airlines invests in SAF pilot project supported by DOE


Southwest Airlines Co. on June 1 announced an investment into SAFFiRE Renewables LLC, a company formed by D3MAX LLC, as part of a Department of Energy-backed project to develop and produce scalable, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
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Senate committee members question Goffman on RFS, SREs


Joseph Goffman expressed support for the RFS and biofuels during a May 25 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to consider his nomination to serve as assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation.
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Record-setting number of biofuel producers set to attend 2022 FEW


Produced by BBI International, the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) is on pace to be the largest biofuels conference since 2009. The event takes place June 13-15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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Poet Bioprocessing – Cloverdale to reopen in 2023


Poet has announced it will be reopening its bioprocessing facility in Cloverdale, Indiana, after federal and state policymakers took action to safeguard domestic markets for low-carbon biofuels. The facility has been idle since 2019.
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White House announces Japan commits to double ethanol demand


During a visit to Japan, President Biden and Prime Minister Kishida welcomed Japan’s commitment to reduce dependence on imported petroleum by 2030 through doubling demand for ethanol, including sustainable aviation fuel and on-road fuel.
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RFA launches summer contest with free fuel as the prize


The Renewable Fuels Association is again hosting its annual Ethanol Days of Summer Contest with weekly chances to win free fuel. Each week RFA will award $250 in free fuel from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks down slightly


U.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by more than 2 percent the week ending May 20, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on May 25. Ethanol stocks were down slightly.
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Rex reports profitable Q1 despite challenges


Rex American Resources Corp. on May 25 released financial results for its fiscal first quarter of 2022, the three months ended April 30. Despite a challenging operational environment, the company was profitable.
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Minnesota PUC confirms authority to regulate CO2 pipelines


The Minnesota PUC on May 19 unanimously voted that the organization has existing authority to permit the siting of CO2 pipelines, including the two multi-state pipelines currently under development that will sequester CO2 from ethanol plants.
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RFA to EPA: Exclude biased candidates from RFS review process


In comments submitted on May 24, the RFA is urging the U.S. EPA to exclude several candidates from consideration to serve on a peer review of the agency’s upcoming triennial report to Congress on the environmental impacts of the RFS.
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Scientists cite inaccuracies, misrepresentations from Lark study


Environmental scientists and experts associated with Argonne National Laboratory have released a new set of comments in response to the recent article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by Tyler Lark, et al.
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RFA: STB proposal helps, but more must be done to fix rail delays


In comments submitted on May 23 to the STB, the RFA voiced its support for certain regulatory changes intended to expedite relief for rail service emergencies. However, RFA noted that more work is needed to resolve current rail service issues.
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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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