Trump says he’ll talk to EPA about RFS, SREs


President Trump on Aug. 18 verbally committed to speaking to the U.S. EPA regarding the RFS and SREs during a visit to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to participate in a disaster recovery briefing on the derecho windstorm that devastated the state Aug. 10.
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Phillips 66 to convert San Francisco refinery to renewable fuels


Phillips 66 announced Aug. 12 that it plans to reconfigure its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, to produce renewable fuels. The project would produce 680 million gallons annually of renewable diesel, gasoline and jet fuel.
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ExxonMobil, GCEH sign 105 MMgy renewable diesel offtake agreement


ExxonMobil has signed an agreement with Global Clean Energy Holdings to purchase 2.5 million barrels (105 million gallons) of renewable diesel per year for five years from a converted California refinery starting in 2022.
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4 innovators to lead Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel


Four new co-chairs have been selected to lead the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel, a program for college-level science students that fosters professional relationships between budding and established scientists.
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Iowa ag, biofuel groups press Trump on need for strong RFS


The Iowa Corn Growers Association, Iowa Soybean Association, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association and Iowa Biodiesel Board published an open letter to President Trump on Aug. 18 expressing the need for robust and stable markets for crops and biofuels.
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EPA ‘reset’ recommendation addresses RFS, LCFS


A group of six former U.S. EPA administrators are calling for a “reset” of the agency as it approaches its 50th anniversary. The RFS and a potential federal LCFS among the issues discussed in a report released on the effort.
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Neste to supply sustainable aviation fuel to three US airlines


Neste is supplying Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways with sustainable aviation fuel for flights from San Francisco International Airport. The fuel will contribute to each airline’s efforts to reach their climate goals.
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Wheeler discusses expected delays in 2021 RVOs, gap year SREs


U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Aug. 11 said work is ongoing to review gap year SRE waivers and issue a proposed rule to set 2021 RVOs under the RFS. He was unable, however, to specify when those tasks will be complete.
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Biofuel fraudster gets 7 years for scamming US gov’t, customers


A jury convicted David Dunham, owner of Smarter Fuel in Wind Gap, Pennsylvania, and co-owner of Allentown-based Greenworks Holdings, of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and defraud the U.S., wire fraud, filing false tax documents and obstruction.
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UK, German partners demo macaúba biofuel supply chain in Brazil


U.K.-based biodiesel technology and equipment supplier Green Fuels and Germany-based innovative oil and carbon solutions provider INOCAS GmbH are working together to develop a sustainable fuels value chain in Minas Gerais, Brazil.
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