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January 15, 2021

EPA opens comment period on RFS waiver requests

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, North AmericaThe U.S. EPA announced on Jan. 15 it will open a 30-day comment period on several petitions it has received asking the agency to waive Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements for 2019 and 2020. READ MORE

January 15, 2021

DOE makes changes to biomass, biofuel advisory committees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, Feedstock, North AmericaThe U.S. Department of Energy is terminating the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, but a newly established Fuels of the Future Advisory Board will have a standing subcommittee dedicated to biofuels. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EPA proposes to extend 2019, 2020 RFS deadlines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, North AmericaThe U.S. EPA is scheduled to publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register on Jan. 15 extending certain Renewable Fuel Standard deadlines for compliance years 2019 and 2020. A public comment period is open through March 11. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EIA: US biodiesel production expected to increase in 2021, 2022

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, Production, UseThe U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 12 released is Short-Term Energy Outlook for January, which features the agency’s first short-term predictions for 2022. The EIA currently predicts growth in biodiesel production through 2022. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EPA finalizes determination on RFS anti-backsliding study

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, North AmericaThe U.S. EPA has announced its final anti-backsliding determination for renewable fuels and air quality. The agency has finalized its proposed determination no additional measures are necessary to mitigate adverse air impacts from the RFS. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

USDA: Soybean production up in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstock, North AmericaThe USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service released its 2020 Crop Production Annual Summary on Jan. 12, reporting that increased acreage and higher yields allowed soybeans to return to more typical production levels. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

Senators call on EPA to protect the integrity of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, North AmericaA group of seven republication senators from the Midwest sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Jan. 14 urging him to avoid making any decisions on SREs until the U.S. Supreme Court issues its ruling on the matter. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

Opinion: U.S. Biodiesel Producers Weathering Pandemic Well

BY Tom BryanFound In:Business, Policy, Production, Use, North AmericaGenerally, U.S. biodiesel plants have managed the pandemic adeptly, keeping production online and people working. Most reported only moderate hits to their business operations, and many are investing in new technologies, right now, despite COVID-19. READ MORE

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2021 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo

January 18-21, 2021

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2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 16-17, 2021
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2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

July 13-15, 2021
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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