Senators ask USDA to update biodiesel emissions study


A group of 10 senators led by Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., on March 18 sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack urging the USDA to complete a full lifecycle assessment of soybean oil-based biodiesel.
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EPA issues final rule to extend RFS compliance deadlines


The EPA on March 23 published a rule extending the RFS compliance and attest engagement deadlines for 2020. The attest engagement deadline for 2021 was also extended, along with the 2019 compliance and attest engagement deadlines for small refiners.
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USDA to provide COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers


The USDA on March 24 announced its intent to provide COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers as part of its USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, which aims to distribute relief resources more equitably.
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NBB unveils industry vision for growth on National Biodiesel Day


The National Biodiesel Board on March 18 celebrated National Biodiesel day by unveiling a plan to grow to over 6 billion gallons by the year 2030, and, with advancements in feedstocks, 15 billion gallons by 2050.
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EPA: 1.26 billion RINs generated in February


More than 1.26 billion renewable identification numbers were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in February, down from 1.54 billion reported for the same month of last year, according to data released by the U.S. EPA in mid-March.
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Bill includes Clean Cities funding to support alternative fuels


Legislation introduced by the 32 democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 11 could provide federal funding to support the development of alternative fuel infrastructure and expanded use of alternative fuel vehicles.
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First ‘cash cover crop’ edges closer to commercialization


CoverCress Inc. has raised another $8 million to fund its final stage of crop development and scale up for its first commercial planting for the fall of 2022. The new winter oilseed crop can be used as a biofuel feedstock.
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Evonik completes sodium methylate capacity expansion in Alabama


Evonik Corp. has completed a significant capacity expansion of its sodium methylate production facility located in Mobile, Alabama. With the expansion, the production unit will now be capable of producing up to 90,000 metric tons per year.
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DOE to issue funding opportunity for aviation, advanced biofuels


The U.S. Department of Energy on March 10 announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity this spring that aims to accelerate the production of low-carbon aviation fuels, renewable marine fuels, and other advanced biofuels.
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ABFA, NEFI support heating oil industry’s net-zero goal


The National Energy & Fuels Institute and the Advanced Biofuels Association are partnering to promote government policies and industry initiatives designed to support the use of environmentally-sound advanced biofuels in the home energy market.
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2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

July 13-15, 2021
Iowa Event Center
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