Iowa provides COVID-19 relief to 167 biofuel retail locations


The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship on Nov. 30 announced that 101 ethanol projects and 137 biodiesel projects at 167 fuel retail locations have been awarded COVID-19 relief under the Renewable Fuels Retail Recovery Program.
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Biofuels coalition files brief challenging 31 SREs in 2018


The RFA, Growth Energy, NCGA, NBB, ACE, and NFU on Dec. 8 filed a brief challenging EPA’s August 2019 decision to exempt 31 small refineries from their obligations to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2018.
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EPA misses statutory deadline to set 2021 RFS RVOs


The U.S. EPA has missed its Nov. 30 statutory deadline to set the 2021 RVOs under the RFS, as well as the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel. While a COVID-19-related delay was not unexpected, the agency has yet to issue even an initial proposal.
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ADB to help improve advanced biofuel production in India


The Asian Development Bank has approved a $2.5 million technical assistance (TA) to support advanced biofuel development in India. The TA will support the development of advanced bioethanol, bio-compressed natural gas, and biodiesel plants.
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USDA: Biodiesel exports down in October


The U.S. exported 15,634.4 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of greater than B30 in October, down from both 59,904 metric tons in September and 22,259.3 metric tons in October 2019, according to data released by the USDA on Dec. 4.
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Biofuel, bioenergy groups urge Congress to act on tax extenders


Several biofuel and bioenergy groups are among nearly 70 trade organizations that sent a letter to congressional leadership last month urging the passage of tax extenders legislation before the 116th Congress adjourns sine die.
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REG announces changes to organization


Renewable Energy Group Inc. has announced changes to the organizational construct of its senior leadership team intended to accelerate the company’s performance as a leader in a rapidly growing industry.
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NBB congratulates long-time staffer on new position


National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen shared congratulations for current NBB director of communications Kaleb Little who on Dec. 2 was named CEO of the Kansas Soybean Association and administrator of the Kansas Soybean Commission.
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USDA solicits FY 2021 REAP applications


The USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service is soliciting applications for FY 2021 funding under the Rural Energy for America Program. Biomass energy systems, including biogas and anaerobic digesters, are among those eligible for the program.
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Quebec invests in forestry waste-to-advanced biofuel project


The Quebec government on Nov. 30 announced it awards funding totaling CAD 5.94 million to the non-profit organization Bioénergie La Tuque to support a project develop and demonstrate the potential to produce advanced biofuels from forest waste.
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