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EPA: 1.7 billion RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleMore than 1.7 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in August, up from 1.6 billion generated during the same period of last year, according to data released by the U.S. EPA on Sept. 16. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

OMB schedules additional meetings on RFS proposal

BY Erin VoegeleThe White House Office of Management and Budget has now scheduled 16 meetings with interested parties to discuss a proposed rule to set renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

EPA: 3 new SRE petitions filed, 62 SRE petitions now pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Sept. 16 published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data, reporting that there are currently 62 SRE petitions pending under the Renewable Fuel Standard, up from 59 that were pending as of mid-August. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

USDA increases forecast for soybean yields

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA currently predicts soybean yields will average 50.6 bushels per acre in this year, up 0.6 bushels from the August forecast and up 0.4 bushels when compared to 2020, according to the agency’s latest Crop Production report, released Sept. 10. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

NBB renews request for meeting with EPA Administrator Regan

BY National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board has delivered a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, renewing a request made in May 2021 to meet and discuss the findings of a study that quantifies the public and health benefits of higher blends of biodiesel. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

Shell to build one of Europe’s biggest biofuels facilities

BY Shell Royal Dutch Shell plc has announced a final investment decision to build an 820,000-tonnes-a-year biofuels facility at the Shell Energy and Chemicals Park Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The facility will produce SAF and renewable diesel from waste. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

Axne touts 9-year extension of biodiesel tax credit in draft bill

BY Office of Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa As the House continues to consider the Build Back Better Act, Rep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, is touting the inclusion of a nine-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit that is included in the draft legislation. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

Honeywell, Preem conduct commercial biofuel trial

BY Honeywell Honeywell announced Sept. 15 the completion of a commercial refinery trial with Preem AB for co-processing of biomass-based pyrolysis oil in a fluidized catalytic cracking (FCC) unit. UOP has conducted five other similar commercial tests. READ MORE

September 15, 2021

EIA: Biodiesel capacity down in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. biodiesel nameplate production capacity fell slightly between 2020 and 2021. The number of biodiesel plants was also down, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 3. READ MORE