Policy

January 19, 2022

Growth Energy: Bliley appointed to EPA advisory subcommittee

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, PolicyU.S. EPA Michael Regan has appointed Growth Energy’s Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Chris Bliley to EPA’s Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, which provides the Clean Air Act Advisory Committee with advice and recommendations. READ MORE

January 18, 2022

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Nebraska plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA on in December approved an efficient producer pathway for Elkhorn Valley Ethanol LLC’s 50 MMgy ethanol plant located in Norfolk, Nebraska. The approval allows the facility to generate RINs for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol. READ MORE

January 18, 2022

Report shows impact of COVID-19 on Canadian ethanol industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network illustrates the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on Canada’s ethanol industry and provides an overview of the country’s draft CFS. READ MORE

January 17, 2022

GAO report highlights success of ADM’s ethanol CCS project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyADM's ethanol carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project is one of several U.S. Department of Energy-supported CCS demonstration projects addressed in a report published by the U.S. Government Accountability Office in late December. READ MORE

January 17, 2022

MN Bio-Fuels 2021 annual report highlights growth in E15 sales

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association released its 2021 Annual Report on Jan. 14. The report deatils work carried out by the organization and highlights signficiant growth in the state's E15 sales last year. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

USGC: REEAC makes recommendations on ethanol market development

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, PolicyThe Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee has released its updated recommendation fact sheet, aiming to encourage the Department of Commerce to provide support to the interagency process for global ethanol market development. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

Iowa announces 2022 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards

BY Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerIowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has announced that the winners of the 2022 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards are Danlee Corp. and Casey’s General Stores. The winners were recognized during the FUELIowa annual meeting on Jan. 11. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

DOE catalyst property database can accelerate biofuels research

BY Zia Abdullah, laboratory program manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Business, PolicyNREL researchers have developed a public, online library of catalyst data. It could be fertile ground for breakthroughs in catalytic technologies needed to turn renewable biomass or waste materials into sustainable transportation fuels. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

Studies: Transition to E15 can boost Iowa’s economy, environment

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerOn Jan. 11, Gov. Reynolds highlighted biofuels and her commitment to expand consumer access to E15 and B20. Two new studies highlight the positive economic and health benefits of using E15 instead of E10. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

BBI International launches new magazine focused on CCS

BY BBI International Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, Policy, RetailerBBI International is launching a new magazine, titled Carbon Capture Magazine. There will be one print issue of the magazine published in 2022, along with a carbon capture industry directory and a map of storage and capture facilities. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

RFA: Ethanol can jumpstart transition to net-zero emissions

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerBoth electric vehicles and the increased production and use of renewable fuels like ethanol will be necessary to achieve a national goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper told the House Ag Committee on Jan. 12. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

Growth Energy announces 2022 policy priorities

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, PolicyOn Jan. 12, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor outlined the top federal priorities of the U.S. biofuel industry, highlighting critical steps policymakers must take to achieve the nation’s energy and climate goals. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

ACE, industry groups urge CARB to recognize climate-smart farming

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Feedstocks, Business, PolicyIn a cosigned letter, ACE, NBB, Great Plains Institute, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, and Canadian Oilseed Processors Association recommend CARB recognize the climate benefits of farming practices in California's LCFS. READ MORE

January 11, 2022

Michigan bill aims to create tax credit for sales of E15, E85

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerLegislation introduced in the Michigan Senate on Jan. 11 aims to create a tax credit for retailers that choose to sell higher ethanol fuel blends, such as E15 and E85. The tax credit would be in place for five years. READ MORE

January 10, 2022

SCOTUS rejects E15 case, biofuel groups call for Midwest solution

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Supreme Court on Jan. 10 denied a petition filed by Growth Energy in October 2021 seeking a review of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s July 2, 2021, ruling that vacated a portion of a 2019 EPA rule allowing year-round E15 sales. READ MORE

January 07, 2022

Ernst urges Supreme Court take up E15 case

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerSen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa released a statement on Jan. 7 urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a July 2, 2021, decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that vacated a U.S. EPA rule allowing year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

January 06, 2022

RFA’s Cooper to testify before House Ag Committee

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, PolicyRenewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper will testify at a House Agriculture Committee hearing on Jan. 12 on the “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America.” READ MORE

January 05, 2022

OPINION: Take the opportunity to save on capital improvements

BY Robert White, vice president of industry relations, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerSmart retailers know how to take advantage of every opportunity when it comes to capital improvements, and a federal program to help defray the cost of infrastructure for alternative fuels like E85 sometimes goes overlooked. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

Biofuel groups testify in support of a strong RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyRepresentatives of the biofuels industry called on the U.S. EPA to set strong RFS blending requirements and abandon plans to retroactively reduce the 2020 RVO during a Jan. 4 hearing held by the agency to gather comments on its pending RFS proposal. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

USGC participates In OLADE’s Energy Week

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyCarlos Suárez, USGC regional ethanol consultant for Latin America, spoke about the economic and environmental benefits of ethanol blending during a panel at the Latin American Energy Organization’s (OLADE’s) Energy Week. READ MORE

January 03, 2022

USDA awards fiscal year 2022 market development funds to USGC

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyUSDA FAS in December awarded fiscal year 2022 funding to more than 60 U.S. agricultural organizations to help expand commercial export markets for U.S. goods. The U.S. Grains Council was awarded more than $9.69 million to support its work. READ MORE

December 29, 2021

Kentucky begins Renewable Chemical Production Program

BY Kentucky Department of Agriculture Found In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyKentucky companies can now apply for the state’s Renewable Chemical Production Program. The program incentivizes the production of more than 30 specified chemicals derived from biomass feedstocks. Applications must be filed by Jan. 15, 2022. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

USDA expects no actions under Feedstocks Flexibility Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. announced Dec. 23 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

December 28, 2021

Supreme Court consider E15 case during Jan. 7 conference

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to consider whether it will review a July 2, 2021, decision handed down by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that vacated a U.S. EPA rule allowing year-round E15 sales during its Jan. 7 conference. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

DOE issues new RFI on renewable fuel scale-up, demonstration

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe DOE is seeking input from biofuels producers and technology developers about their readiness to scale certain process technologies. The agency is also interested in learning how existing first-generation biofuel indsutries can be leveraged. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

RFA ends landmark 40th year growing even stronger

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe RFA closesd out its yearlong 40th anniversary celebration the final week of 2021. The organization welcomed more than 20 new members during the year. The RFA's anniversary activities also included a series of profiles and a video released at NEC. READ MORE

December 27, 2021

EPA to host 2-day workshop on GHG modeling for biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA will host a virtual public workshop on GHG modeling for biofuels on Feb. 28 - March 1. Information gathered through the event will be used to inform a range of current and future actions, including those related to the RFS. READ MORE

December 26, 2021

Opinion: How Biofuels Can Supercharge the EU’s Drive to Carbon Neutrality

BY Emmanuel Desplechin Found In:PolicyRenewable ethanol is the most immediate, cost-effective, sustainable and socially inclusive way to reduce emissions. Europe cannot afford to ignore this important part of the Fit for 55 equation, and should take these actions to improve the policy. READ MORE

December 23, 2021

Opinion: In 2022, the Low Carbon Future is Here

BY Emily Skor Found In:Policy, RetailerEthanol is a climate solution that's affordable, available today and compatible with our existing auto fleet. Harnessing the power of higher biofuel blends is the most practical way for the U.S. to start decarbonizing our transportation sector now. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

Growth Energy urges SCOTUS to review lower court’s E15 ruling

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court’s decision that vacated a U.S. EPA rule allowing year-round sales of E15 despite the U.S. Department of Justice’s recommendation that the court let the ruling stand. READ MORE