Gevo develops low-carbon, no-particulate renewable diesel


Renewable fuels and chemical manufacturer Gevo Inc. announced Sept. 4 that it has developed proprietary, breakthrough processes that convert either low-carbon isobutanol or low-value fusel oils, byproducts of fermentation, into renewable diesel.
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Opinion research shows RFS policy support is key Iowa voter issue


New public opinion research shows 78 percent of voters in Iowa support expanding biofuel usage in the U.S. through the federal RFS. In addition, 77 percent said it’s important to them that the president keep his promises on supporting the RFS.
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American GreenFuels slows production at New Haven facility


New England’s largest biodiesel producer announced a 50 percent reduction in production for Q4, citing market conditions attributed to uncertainty resulting from congressional inaction on the biodiesel tax credit and EPA’s gutting of the RFS.
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Court ruling yields mixed results for US biodiesel industry


The National Biodiesel Board expressed disappointment in a court ruling that upholds the U.S. EPA’s method for setting biomass-based diesel volumes in the 2017 RFS rules. On the other hand, the court agreed that refiners are not harmed by RIN costs.
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2 new Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel leaders selected


Sam Kramer, a chemical engineering and economics undergraduate student at Iowa State University, and Kayla Tilton, a master’s student of public health at National University in San Diego, were recently selected as new co-chairs of the NGSB program.
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Scientists discover how some algae harness solar energy


The Rutgers University-led discovery, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, could help lead to more efficient and affordable algae-based biofuels and combat climate change from fossil fuel burning.
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Representatives urge GAO investigation into EPA’s RFS waivers


A dozen members of Congress led by Rep. Abby Finkenauer sent a letter to U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro Aug. 21 urging the U.S. Government Accountability Office to examine the review and approval of SREs under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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RFA: EPA ignored White House recommendation to reallocate SREs


Documents obtained by the Renewable Fuels Association show that the U.S. EPA ignored strong recommendations from within the Trump administration to redistribute RFS blending obligations lost to small refinery exemptions in the proposed 2020 RVOs.
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Perdue memo shows efforts to regain farmer trust post SRE debacle


An email memo dated Aug. 20 from Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue obtained by Biodiesel Magazine outlines several actions federal officials are considering in response to backlash over the U.S. EPA’s Aug. 9 approval of 31 small refinery exemptions.
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Biodiesel, soybean leaders ask Trump for meeting on RFS waivers


National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen and American Soybean Association President Davie Stephens requested a meeting Aug. 21 with President Donald Trump to discuss small refinery exemptions and the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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