Biofuel groups offer testimony on EPA’s proposed RFS ‘set’ rule


The U.S. EPA on Jan. 10 held a virtual public hearing to gather public comments on its proposed RFS “set” rule. The ethanol industry is generally supportive of the proposal, while biomass-based diesel groups are calling for improvements to the RVOs.
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EPA approves RFS fuel pathway for LanzaJet’s Georgia facility


The U.S. EPA on Jan. 12 approved a fuel pathway filed by LanzaJet Inc. under the RFS that will allow the company’s biorefinery near Soperton, Georgia, to generate D4 RINs for renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel produced from sugarcane ethanol.
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IRFA: 2022 another record year for Iowa ethanol production


In 2022, Iowa ethanol production increased to a record-breaking 4.5 billion gallons, up from the previous record of 4.4 billion gallons in 2021, according to the IRFA. Observers credit fuel demand returning to pre-pandemic levels.
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DOE releases blueprint to decarbonize US transportation


The DOE has released the U.S. National Blueprint for Transportation Decarbonization, which focuses on achieving net-zero emissions in the transportation. The blueprint, in part, discusses the role sustainable fuels can play in reaching that goal.
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USDA maintains forecast for corn use in ethanol production


The USDA maintained its forecast for 2022-’23 corn use in ethanol in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Jan. 12. The agency also maintained its forecast for season-average corn prices.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 12%, stocks down 3%


U.S. fuel ethanol production rebounded by 12 percent the week ending Jan. 6 after falling to a nearly two-year low the previous week, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Jan. 11. Stocks of fuel ethanol were down 3 percent.
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US ethanol industry praises India on achieving blending target


Growth Energy, the USGC and the RFA congratulated India for recently achieving its ethanol fuel blending target of 10 percent, five months ahead of schedule. The three groups issued the statement ahead of India’s upcoming Auto Expo 2023.
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Growth Energy outlines 2023 policy priorities


Growth Energy released its federal policy priorities for 2023 on Jan. 9, outlining an ambitious agenda to lower prices at the pump, lower carbon emissions, and increase consumer access to higher blends of ethanol.
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EIA maintains forecasts for 2023 ethanol production, blending


The U.S. EIA has maintained its forecast for 2023 fuel ethanol production and blending its latest Short Term Energy Outlook, released Jan. 10. The agency predicts a slight increase in both ethanol production and consumption for 2024.
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Iowa recognizes Growmark, Kwik Trip with renewable fuels awards


Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig on Jan. 10 announced the winners of the agency's 2023 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards. Growmark FS was recognized for its ethanol marketing, while Kwik Trip was recognized for its biodiesel marketing.
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USDA: US corn production falls 9% in 2022


The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its 2022 Crop Production Annual Summary on Jan. 12, reporting that U.S. corn growers produced 13.7 billion bushels of corn last year, down 9 percent when compared to 2021.
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Report: Peruvian ethanol production increases 2% in 2022


Peruvian ethanol production was up slightly in 2022, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. The country’s ethanol consumption for last year is flat when compard to 2021.
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