North America

November 24, 2020

Governors urge EPA to address biogenic CO2 barrier

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition The Biogenic CO2 Coalition on Nov. 19 commended a bipartisan group of six U.S. governors who are urging the U.S. EPA to take prompt, science-based action to keep the United States from falling behind its competitors in the international bioeconomy. READ MORE

November 23, 2020

EPA: 1.56 billion RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released data showing nearly 1.56 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, down from 1.73 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

November 23, 2020

Court asked to hold EPA accountable on improper 2016 waiver

BY Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, National Biodiesel Board, American Coalition for Ethanol, National Corn Growers Association, National FarmBiofuel groups on Nov. 23 filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia asking the court to enforce its 2017 decision requiring the U.S. EPA to address its improper waiver of 500 million gallons of biofuel in the 2016 RVO. READ MORE

November 20, 2020

UTIA awarded FAA grant to research SAF development

BY University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture have been awarded a $250,000 grant from the FAA to evaluate regional biomass supply chains with regard to their potential for supplying feedstock for domestic fuel production. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act establishes LCFS for aviation fuel

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., on Nov. 18 introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, a bill that aims to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and help the aviation sector reduce carbon emissions. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

EPA: 6 more SRE petitions filed, 58 now pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on Nov. 19, reporting that six additional SRE petitions have been filed with the agency, including one for RFS compliance year 2019 and five for compliance year 2020. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

CRC plans to acquire, relocate biodiesel plant in Kentucky

BY Hemisphere Ltd. Hemisphere Ltd., the parent company of Continental Refining Co.., announced that it is exploring plans to acquire, relocate and install a soybean crushing, biodiesel refining and blending facility at a current CRC oil refinery in Kentucky. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

NBB virtually elects new governing board

BY National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board members met virtually in mid-November to elect new governing board leaders from across the biodiesel and renewable diesel value chain. NBB's new leadership will help the development and success of the industry. READ MORE

November 18, 2020

Bill forces EPA to act on RFS pathway, registration petitions

BY Erin VoegeleReps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., on Nov. 18 introduced the Streamlining Advanced Biofuels Registration Act, which aims to force the U.S. EPA to act on outstanding RFS pathway and registration applications. READ MORE