Erin Voegele

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December 02, 2021

Viking announces agreement to acquire Reno biorefinery

Viking Energy Group Inc. on Dec. 1 announced it has entered into a membership interest purchase agreement (MIPA) to acquire a 100 percent interest in a group of companies developing a renewable diesel plant in Reno, Nevada. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

EIA improves biofuels reporting in Monthly Energy Review

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently changed the way its reports biofuel data in its Monthly Energy Review. The agency now breaks down data into four categories, including ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and other biofuels. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

Brazil to maintain biodiesel blend rate at 10% in 2022

The Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy announced on Nov. 29 it will maintain the current biodiesel blend rate of 10 percent through the year 2022. An announcement issued by the government cites cost concerns as the reason for the action. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

India awards military certification to biojet technology

India’s Ministry of Science and Technology on Nov. 29 announced it has awarded provisional clearance to a domestically developed technology to produce biobased jet fuel for use on military aircraft operated by the Indian Air Force. READ MORE

November 30, 2021

EIA: US biofuel capacity up in September, feedstock use down

Operable biofuels production capacity in the U.S. expanded by 32 MMgy in September to 20.766 billion gallons per year, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 30. Feedstock consumption was down for the month. READ MORE

November 29, 2021

DOE releases summary report on algae crop protection workshop

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) held a virtual workshop on algae production in April 2021 titled “Barriers to Scale: Algae Crop Production.” A summary of that workshop is now available. READ MORE

November 23, 2021

Biofuel groups welcome key provisions of Build Back Better Act

Growth Energy, NBB, NCGA, NFU and RFA sent a letter to leaders of the House and Senate ag committees on Nov. 22 expressing support for provisions of the Build Back Better Act that will benefit biofuel producers and the ag industry. READ MORE

November 23, 2021

Hinson bill prevents EPA from retroactively reducing RFS RVOs

Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, on Nov. 23 introduced the Defend the Blend Act, which aims to prevent the U.S. EPA from retroactively reducing RFS blend requirements. Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Ill.; Angie Craig, D-Minn.; and Ron Kind, D-Wis., are cosponsors. READ MORE

November 23, 2021

USDA amends scoring provisions for REAP applications

USDA Rural Development on Nov. 22 issued a notice announcing amended scoring provisions for the Rural Energy for America Program. Applications will now receive priority points for advancing key priorities under the Biden-Harris administration. READ MORE

November 22, 2021

EPA: Nearly 1.7 billion RINs generated in October

The U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) data, reporting that nearly 1.7 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, up from 1.56 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE