The USGC was invited by the Latin American Energy Organization to participate in a panel focused on liquid biofuels and their role in decarbonizing transportation during the VIII Energy Week event held in Uruguay.
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is encouraging Iowans to nominate fuel marketers in their communities for the Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards, which recognize retailers that go above and beyond in their efforts to promote biofuels.
U.S. fuel ethanol production was down 1 percent the week ending Nov. 24, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 29. Stocks of fuel ethanol were also down 1 percent with exports up nearly 94 percent.
By Aemetis Inc.
November 29, 2023
Aemetis Inc. announced that the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has approved the California Environmental Quality Act analysis for Aemetis Biogas LLC to extend its biogas pipeline by an additional 24 miles using the public right of way.
By Renewable Fuels Association
November 29, 2023
The Renewable Fuels Association has partnered with the Girls Auto Clinic to lead the way in bringing ethanol education and promotion to a new and growing audience: women who are actively interested in auto purchasing, maintenance, and repair.
The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Nov. 30. The meeting is open to the public, but registration is required.
President Joe Biden on Nov. 16 signed a temporary spending package, averting a government shutdown that was set to begin at midnight on Nov. 17. The stopgap bill includes a one-year extension of the 2018 Farm Bill.
Project Speedbird – a joint partnership between Nova Pangaea Technologies, LanzaJet and British Airways – has secured new funding totaling £9 million from the Government’s Advanced Fuels Fund competition.
The U.S. EPA on Nov. 16 released updated RIN data, reporting that nearly 2.11 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in October, up from 1.81 billion generated during the same month of last year.
Reps. Nikki Budzinski, D-Ill., and Zach, Nunn, R-Iowa, on Nov. 15 announced the introduction of a bill that aims to update the USDA’s Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Products Assistance loan guarantee program.
Conestoga Energy and SAFFiRE Renewables LLC announced on Nov. 16 their agreement for Conestoga to host SAFFiRE’s cellulosic ethanol pilot plant at Conestoga’s Arkalon Energy ethanol facility in Liberal, Kansas.
Gevo Inc. released Q3 financial results on Nov. 13, reporting that company has completed a planned capacity expansion of its RNG operations and is in the formal due diligence stage with the U.S. DOE regarding a loan guarantee for its SAF project.
Aemetis expects to secure the authority to construct air permit for its proposed SAF/RD project in early 2024, according statements made during a Q3 earnings call. Company officials also discussed ongoing biogas, ethanol, biodiesel and CCS projects.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Nov. 14 voted 336 to 95 to approve a temporary spending bill to avert a government shutdown. The stopgap bill includes a one-year extension of the 2018 Farm Bill.
A stopgap spending bill released by House Republicans on Nov. 12 includes a one-year extension of the 2018 Farm Bill, which expired on Sept. 30, 2023. The extension would remain in place through Sept. 30, 2024.
Rep. Max Miller, R-Ohio, on Nov. 7 introduced the bipartisan Farm to Fly Act, which aims to create new markets for U.S. agricultural products and strengthen domestic production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Co-chairs of the House Biofuels Caucus on Nov. 2 reintroduced the Adopt GREET Act, which aims to require the U.S. EPA to update its greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling for all renewable fuels under the RFS.
Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., on Oct. 26 announced the introduction of a bill that aims to update the USDA’s Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Products Assistance loan guarantee program.
Seventy industry leaders covering nearly the entire supply chain for SAF, including major airlines, are calling on the Biden Administration to recognize the GREET model as a “similar methodology” for purposes of the IRA’s SAF tax credit.
U.S. biofuels operable production capacity was up slightly in August, with a small gain for ethanol, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on Oct. 31. Feedstock consumption was down slightly from the previous month.
Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and five of his colleagues are urging the IRS to ensure that fuels made from petroleum products, specifically plastic feedstocks, are unable to qualify for the IRA’s SAF and clean fuels production tax credits.
LanzaTech Global Inc. and Olayan Financing Co. have formed a joint venture company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to accelerate the commercial deployment of LanzaTech’s carbon recycling technology in hard-to-abate industries.
NREL research demonstrates how carbon dioxide captured at Midwestern ethanol plants could be processed with electrolyzers powered by wind energy to produce electrofuels, specifically sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
Growth Energy has submitted a letter to the IRS outlining why the IRS should ensure that American producers of bioethanol can certify eligibility for the sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credits enacted in sections 40B and 45Z of the IRA.
Valero Energy Corp. released Q3 financial results on Oct. 26, reporting significantly higher earnings and production volumes for its ethanol segment. Renewable diesel sales volumes were also up and the company’s SAF project remains on schedule.
The call for presentation abstracts for the 17th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, produced by Biomass Magazine, is now open. The event will take place March 4-6, 2024, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia.
Nearly 1.95 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in September, up from 1.73 billion generated during the same month of 2022, according to data released by the U.S. EPA. Total RIN generation for the first nine months of 2023 was at 17.41 billion.
Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on Oct. 17 reintroduced the Adopt GREET Act, which aims to require the U.S. EPA to update its greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling for all renewable fuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Carbon Capture Magazine has announced that Tom Buis, CEO at American Carbon Alliance, will keynote the general session panel of the National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo. The event takes place Nov. 7-8 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Honeywell and GranBio Technologies on Oct. 10 announced that they will combine Honeywell’s ethanol to jet (ETJ) technology with GranBio’s cellulosic ethanol AVAP technology to produce carbon-neutral SAF from biomass residues.