Policy

21 hours ago

Legislation introduced to establish CFS in New Mexico

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation introduced in New Mexico on Jan. 19 aims to establish a Clean Fuel Standard within the state. The bill is supported by New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham, the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. READ MORE

21 hours ago

EPA: 18.26 billion RINs generated in 2020 under RFS

BY Erin VoegeleNearly 18.26 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in 2020, down from 19.81 billion generated in 2019, according to data published by the U.S. EPA. Total RIN generation for December was at 1.69 billion, down from 1.79 billion in December 2019. READ MORE

21 hours ago

USDA, DOE announce appointments to senior posts

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA and U.S. Department of Energy on Jan. 21 announced appointments to several senior posts, including USDA undersecretary for Rural Development and chief of staff for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at DOE. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo moves to July

BY BBI International BBI International has announced that the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, will be held July 13-15 in Minneapolis. The event was originally scheduled to be held in mid-June. READ MORE

January 19, 2021

EPA issues last-minute approval of 3 SREs

BY Erin VoegeleThe 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. READ MORE

January 19, 2021

AFCC announces cost breakthrough in DOE loan guarantees

BY Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition The Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition has announced legislation recently signed by President Trump makes important changes to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Title XVII Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program. READ MORE

January 18, 2021

USDA releases AIA research strategy summary, dashboard

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA on Jan. 12 released a report and online dashboard that integrates the information collected by the agency as part of its Agriculture Innovation Agenda, an initiative that aims to help the U.S. agricultural industry meet future demands. READ MORE

January 18, 2021

Iowa biodiesel production up in 2020 despite COVID-19 headwinds

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Association 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. READ MORE

January 15, 2021

EPA opens comment period on RFS waiver requests

BY Erin VoegeleThe 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. READ MORE