EPA issues last-minute approval of 3 SREs


The U.S. EPA late on Jan. 19 published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data showing that the agency has approved three new SRE petitions, one for Renewable Fuel Standard compliance year 2018 and two for compliance year 2019.
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Honeywell introduces simplified renewable diesel technology


Honeywell on Jan. 12 announced that it has introduced a single-stage UOP Ecofining technology offering for the production of renewable diesel fuel. The new single-stage technology is a fast-to-market, low capital cost solution.
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Now is the time to cut carbon with biodiesel, renewable diesel


“Achieving zero emissions from our products is becoming a higher priority for our customers, our communities, and our company,” said Wayne Eckerle of Cummins Inc. at the the 2021 National Biodiesel Conference & Expo.
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Iowa biodiesel production up in 2020 despite COVID-19 headwinds


Although only nine of Iowa’s 11 biodiesel plants operated in 2020, they still managed to bump up production to 351 million gallons despite market challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic and Renewable Fuel Standard exemptions.
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EPA opens comment period on RFS waiver requests


The U.S. EPA announced on Jan. 15 it will open a 30-day comment period on several petitions it has received asking the agency to waive Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements for 2019 and 2020.
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EPA proposes to extend 2019, 2020 RFS deadlines


The U.S. EPA is scheduled to publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register on Jan. 15 extending certain Renewable Fuel Standard deadlines for compliance years 2019 and 2020. A public comment period is open through March 11.
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EIA: US biodiesel production expected to increase in 2021, 2022


The U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 12 released is Short-Term Energy Outlook for January, which features the agency’s first short-term predictions for 2022. The EIA currently predicts growth in biodiesel production through 2022.
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WASDE increases outlook for 2020-’21 soybean oil use in biodiesel


The USDA increased its prediction for 2020-’21 soybean oil use in biodiesel production in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released on Jan. 12. The forecast for soybean production, however, is down.
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Supreme Court to review Tenth Circuit Court ruling on SREs


The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Jan. 8 it will review a Jan. 24, 2020 ruling by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that, if implemented nationally, would reduce the number of obligated parties that are eligible to apply for SREs under the RFS.
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EPA finalizes determination on RFS anti-backsliding study


The U.S. EPA has announced its final anti-backsliding determination for renewable fuels and air quality. The agency has finalized its proposed determination no additional measures are necessary to mitigate adverse air impacts from the RFS.
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