Growth Energy challenges EPA’s ‘alternative compliance’ approach


Growth Energy filed petitions for review in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the U.S. EPA’s decision to excuse certain refineries from their obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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OMB’s spring regulatory agenda includes timelines for RFS rules


The U.S. EPA has indicated it will release proposed rules related to the 2023 RFS RVO and state requests to allow summer E15 sales within the next several months. The agency will also soon finalize pending canola oil fuel pathways under the RFS.
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Sugar Valley Energy receives sales and use tax exclusion


The California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority has awarded Sugar Valley Energy a sales and use tax exclusion (STE) on more than $235 million of purchases related to the facility’s construction.
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New grain ethanol plant under development in southern Brazil


The government of Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil’s southernmost state, on June 20 announced an agreement with Brazilian biodiesel producer BSBios for the development of a grain ethanol plant that will process corn, wheat, triticale, rice and sorghum.
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Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association promotes E15 in St Paul


The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) and KS95 FM rewarded drivers who fueled up with E15 at the Highland Service Minnoco station in St Paul on June 23 during an hour-long promotion.
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PNNL: New artificial enzyme breaks down tough, woody lignin


A new artificial enzyme has shown it can chew through lignin, the tough polymer that helps woody plants hold their shape, according to PNNL. Lignin also stores tremendous potential for renewable energy and materials.
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Growth Energy, ag groups urge passage of Michigan biofuel bill


The Michigan Senate Agriculture Committee on June 23 held a hearing to consider legislation that aims to create a tax credit for retailers that choose to sell higher ethanol fuel blends, such as E15 and E85.
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Biofuel, ag groups comment on SEC climate disclosures rulemaking


Growth Energy, RNG Coalition, NCGA, and ASA are among the ag and biofuel groups that have weighed in on a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission proposed rule that focuses on climate-related disclosures.
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Fuels Institute paper explores the carbon benefits of biofuels


The Fuels Institute in June published a new white paper that discusses the carbon benefits of various biofuels. The paper also addresses matters related to policy, feedstocks availability, and vehicle and infrastructure constraints.
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David Carpintero joins ePURE as new director general


David Carpintero has joined ePURE, the European renewable ethanol association, as director general. He has experience in EU public affairs in the agri-food sector, most recently as director general of CEEREAL.
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Alto Ingredients receives $22.7 million grant from USDA program


Alto Ingredients Inc. announced June 16 that it has received a $22.7 million cash grant from the USDA’s Biofuel Producer Program, which provided $700 million in relief to biofuel producers who experienced market losses due do to COVID-19.
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Finnair, Gevo enter SAF sales agreement


Gevo Inc. has announced a new fuel sales agreement with Finnair. The agreement outlines the details for the purchase of 7 million gallons per year of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for five years from Gevo’s commercial operations.
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