CoBank says 2023 outlook for biofuels is ‘very strong’


CoBank on Dec. 13 released a report outlining its 2023 forecast for the U.S. rural economy. Within that report, CoBank says “the outlook for biofuels is very strong, supported by federal policy and demand tailwinds from 2022.”
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Kum & Go celebrates the holidays with a discount on E15


The family-owned convenience store chain Kum & Go is celebrating the holidays with a promotion on E15 fuel. The company will price E15 for $1.99 per gallon from Dec. 23 through Dec. 26. Kum & Go currently offers the fuel blend at 198 locations.
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EPA: 1.94 billion RINs generated in November


The U.S. EPA on Dec. 15 released data showing more than 1.94 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in November, up from 1.78 billion generated during the same month of last year.
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LanzaJet marks milestone on its Freedom Pines Fuels construction


LanzaJet on Dec. 13 joined government officials, industry leaders, and investors to celebrate a major construction milestone at the LanzaJet Freedom Pines Fuels facility in Soperton, Georgia. The facility is expected to begin operations in 2023.
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EPA opens registration for Jan. 10 hearing on RFS ‘set’ rule


The U.S. EPA is now accepting registrations for a virtual public hearing to be held Jan. 10 on its proposed RFS “set” rule, which includes RVOs for 2023, 2024 and 2025 and outlines the agency’s plans for the generation of e-RINs.
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EPA: 1 new SRE petition filed, 10 SRE petitions now pending


The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Dec. 15, reporting that one new SRE petition was filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the past month. A total of 10 SRE petitions are now pending.
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Growth Energy urges EPA to hold Midwest hearing on RFS proposal


Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor wrote to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan requesting the agency return to the Midwest for an in-person hearing on the agency’s 2023-2025 plan for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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EIA: Ethanol production down 2%, stocks up 5%


U.S. fuel ethanol production fell by nearly 2 percent the week ending Dec. 9, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 13. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol expanded by 5 percent.
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CropEnergies diversifies operations, continues production in UK


U.K. ethanol producer CropEnergies in early December announced that it will continue operations at its Ensus production plant in Wilton, U.K. The company also announced plans to build a renewable ethyl acetate plant in Germany.
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Growth Energy flags twisted facts from Reuters, again


Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has released a statement in response to a highly misleading article from Reuters about ethanol’s climate benefits. The latest story recycles the same “flawed interpretation of data” the outlet published earlier this year.
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Low Carbon Fuels Coalition announces new executive committee


The Low Carbon Fuels Coalition recently announced its new executive committee. Bryan Sherbacow of Alder Fuels was re-elected board chairman; Michael Burns of Novozymes was re-elected treasurer; and Lindsay Fitzgerald of Gevo was elected secretary.
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USGC representatives share benefits of ethanol at COP27


USGC representatives recently traveled to Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, to participate in the 2022 UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, an event held each year where 197 nations come together to discuss how to jointly address climate change.
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Industry Events

2023 International Biomass Conference & Expo

February 28-2, 2023
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia

2023 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 12-14, 2023
CHI Health Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Ethanol 101

June 12-12, 2023
CHI Health Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Biodiesel Summit: Sustainable Aviation Fuel & Renewable Diesel

June 12-14, 2023
CHI Health Center
Omaha, Nebraska

Carbon Capture & Storage Summit

June 12-12, 2023
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