January 19, 2023

EPA: 2022 RFS RIN generation reaches 21.27 billion

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has announced 1.89 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in December, down from 2.02 billion generated in December 2021. Total RIN generation for 2022 reached nearly 21.27 billion, up from 19.93 billion generated in 2021. READ MORE

January 18, 2023

Bain Capital completes significant equity investment in EcoCeres

BY Bain Capital Private Equity Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessBain Capital Private Equity has completed an equity investment in EcoCeres Inc., an innovative biorefinery company that converts waste-based biomass into a wide spetrum of biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials. READ MORE

January 11, 2023

DOE releases blueprint to decarbonize US transportation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe 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. READ MORE

January 09, 2023

2023 FEW now accepting speaker presentation ideas

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe call for speaker presentation ideas is now open for the 2023 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW). The three-day event is scheduled to take place June 12-14, 2023 in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

January 04, 2023

OMB agenda confirms timelines for RFS, E15, Biopreferred rules

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe White House OMB on Jan. 4 published its 2022 Fall Unified Agenda and Regulatory Plan, confirming the expected timeline on federal rulemakings related to the Renewable Fuel Standard, E15 sales and the Biopreferred program. READ MORE

January 03, 2023

EPA opens comment period on draft RFS report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA on Jan. 3 released an external review draft of its third triennial report to congress on biofuels and environment for public comment. A 60-day public comment period will be open through March 6. READ MORE

December 29, 2022

DOE awards $1 million for bioenergy research

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThree projects have been selected for funding under a U.S. DOE interagency agreement with the Minority Serving Institution STEM Research & Development Consortium. The projects focus on algae, waste feedstocks, and catalyst development. READ MORE

December 20, 2022

Versalis acquires technology to produce enzymes for 2G ethanol

BY Eni Found In:Cellulosic, BusinessVersalis, Eni's chemical company, has acquired the technology to produce enzymes for second-generation ethanol from DSM. The agreement has a strategic value for Versalis as it integrates with proprietary Proesa technology. READ MORE

December 15, 2022

EPA: 1.94 billion RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe 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. READ MORE