Erin Voegele

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September 25, 2020

USDA solicits applications for loan guarantee program

The USDA is soliciting applications for two different cycles of the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. The first cycle closes Oct. 1, while the second is open through April 1, 2021. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

BPTS addresses biodiesel history, technology advancements

BBI International’s Biodiesel Production Technology Summit kicked off on Sept. 16 with the star-studded story of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies unique history and a general session panel focused on emerging biodiesel technologies. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

House passes bill that aims to increase SRE transparency

The U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 24 passed the Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act, or H.R. 4447, by a vote of 229 to 187. The bill includes provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

USDA seeks applications for Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

The USDA announced on Sept. 23 it is making $7 million available under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. The agency will accept applications from advanced biofuel producers during the month of October. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

EU extends duties on US biodiesel during expiry review

The European Union’s countervailing duties against U.S. biodiesel were set to expire on Sept. 16. The European Commission decided on Sept. 14 to review the expiry of the measures, which means the existing duties will remain in place for now. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

Groups call on Trump administration to live up to RFS commitments

While the EPA’s recent denial of 54 gap year SRE petitions was a positive step for the U.S. biofuels industry, representatives of the U.S. biofuel and ag industries are calling on the Trump administration to live up to its remaining biofuel promises. READ MORE

September 22, 2020

EPA: 1.58 billion RINs generated in August

The U.S. EPA has released data showing 1.58 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in August, down from 1.65 billion during the same period of 2019. READ MORE

September 21, 2020

Report: Brazilian biodiesel production to increase 6% in 2020

Brazilian biodiesel production is expected to reach 6.27 billion liters (1.66 billion gallons) this year, up 9 percent when compared to 2019, according to report recently filed with the USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

September 21, 2020

EPA delivers final Fuels Regulatory Streamlining rule to OMB

The U.S. EPA delivered its final Fuels Regulatory Streamlining rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget on Sept. 17. OMB review marks a final step before a rulemaking is released publicly. READ MORE

September 18, 2020

Censky to leave USDA, resume post at American Soybean Association

The USDA announced on Sept. 18 that Deputy Agriculture Secretary Stephen Censky will step down on Nov. 8 to resume his post as CEO of the American Soybean Association, a position he previously held for 21 years. READ MORE