Policy

June 30, 2022

Canada publishes final Clean Fuel Regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Canadian government on June 29 published final Clean Fuel Regulations, which will require fuel producers and suppliers to meet increasingly stringent carbon reduction goals for gasoline and diesel. READ MORE

June 30, 2022

Trade mission to Canada strengthens industry, government ties

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyRepresentatives of the U.S. Grains Council in June conducted a trade mission to Ottawa, Canada, to encourage continued ethanol policy development at national and provincial levels to immediately decarbonize transportation. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

USDA expects no actions under Feedstocks Flexibility Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. announced on June 29 that it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2021, which runs from Oct. 1, 2021 through Sept. 30, 2022. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

EU’s Transport and Tourism Committee agrees on SAF goals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyMembers of the European Parliament (MEPs) on the Transport and Tourism Committee on June 27 voted 25 to six in favor of adopting a draft negotiating mandate on the ReFuelEU aviation rules, which sets a goal for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) use. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

DOE: Ethanol vs. petroleum-based fuel carbon emissions

BY Valerie Sarisky-Reed, director of DOE’s Bioenergy Technologies Office Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerBiofuels have been proven to emit significantly lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than petroleum-based fuels, and recent scientific studies indicate that net-zero emission biofuels are not only possible, but achievable. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

Vilsack announces bioproduct pilot program

BY USDA Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA is accepting applications for a new pilot program created under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to support the development of biobased products that have lower carbon footprints and increase the use of renewable agricultural materials. READ MORE

June 29, 2022

IATA: Incentives needed to increase SAF production

BY International Air Transport Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe International Air Transport Association called for governments to urgently put in place large-scale incentives to rapidly expand the use of SAF as aviation pursues its commitment to achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050. READ MORE

June 28, 2022

ITA seeks nominations for REEEAC

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration on June 16 published a notice renewing its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee and soliciting nominations for membership. READ MORE

June 28, 2022

Growth Energy comments on CARB Scoping Plan

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy submitted comments on June 24 to the California Air Resources Board on its draft 2022 Climate Change Scoping Plan, which lays out the path toward achieving the state’s carbon reduction goals. READ MORE