EPA issues final RVO, biointermediates rule and denies 69 SREs


The U.S. EPA on June 3 finalized the 2021 and 2022 RFS RVOs, reduced the existing RVO for 2020, finalized regulations related to biointermediates, denied 69 SREs petitions, and proposed an alternative RIN retirment schedule for small refineries.
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USDA distributes $700M in COVID-19 aid for biofuel producers


The USDA on June 3 announced it has distributed a combined $700 million in COVID-19 aid to 195 biofuel production facilities. More than $486 million of that aid was awarded to 62 producers located in socially vulnerable communities.
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Growth Energy: American drivers reach 30 billion miles on E15


On June 1, coinciding with the start of the summer driving season, Growth Energy announced that drivers across the United States have logged 30 billion miles on the road using E15, a 15 percent ethanol blend, commonly known as Unleaded 88.
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DOE opens $59M FOA for advanced biofuels, ethanol GHG reductions


The U.S. Department of Energy on June 1 opened a $59 million funding opportunity to support the scale-up of integrated biorefineries and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction in first generation ethanol production.
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EIA: US biofuels capacity down in March, feedstock use up


Total operable U.S. biofuels production capacity fell by approximately 101 million gallons in March, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on May 31. Feedstock consumption, however, was up by 2.845 billion pounds.
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USDA publishes report on E15 challenges, opportunities


A report published by the USDA’s Office of Chief Economist assesses the future market opportunities and challenges for E15 and higher blends of ethanol, including a discussion of technical, regulatory, consumer acceptance, and economic challenges.
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NASCAR reaches 20 million miles driven on renewable fuel


NASCAR and Official Partner Growth Energy boast a significant milestone this weekend at World Wide Technology Raceway at Gateway, celebrating 20 million NASCAR miles driven on Sunoco Green E15, a fuel blended with 15-percent bioethanol.
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Aemetis completes 20 miles of biogas pipeline


Aemetis Inc. on June 6 announced the completion of 20 miles of biogas pipeline and approval for construction of the remaining biogas pipeline in Merced County, California. Construction of the 39-mile main pipeline is expected to be complete in Q4.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 4%, stocks down 3%


U.S. ethanol production was up nearly 4 percent the week ending May 27, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 2. Stocks of fuel ethanol were down more than 3 percent.
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UNICA: Sugarcane processing, ethanol production down in early May


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data for the first half of May, reporting that sugarcane processing, ethanol production and ethanol sales were all down during the two-week period.
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GranBio announces validated European patent for 2G ethanol


GranBio announced it has secured the unopposed confirmation of European Patent No. EP 3259360. The company's patented GP3+ technology converts non-food lignocellulosic biomass into low-carbon renewable biofuels.
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Shell, IndyCar to introduce 100% renewable race fuel in 2023


Beginning in 2023, Shell will produce a new race fuel for the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. This new product consists of a blend of second-generation ethanol derived from sugarcane waste and other biofuels to create a fuel that is 100 percent renewable.
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Industry Events

2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 13-15, 2022
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Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

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