Policy

December 02, 2021

ABFA releases principles for low carbon fuel policy

BY Advanced Biofuels Association On Dec. 2, the ABFA released a set of principles to inform low carbon fuels policy, approved by the association’s diverse membership. The document is the document is the culmination of a year-long effort to find consensus amongst ABFA’s members. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

Brazil to maintain biodiesel blend rate at 10% in 2022

BY Erin VoegeleThe Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy announced on Nov. 29 it will maintain the current biodiesel blend rate of 10 percent through the year 2022. An announcement issued by the government cites cost concerns as the reason for the action. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

India awards military certification to biojet technology

BY Erin VoegeleIndia’s Ministry of Science and Technology on Nov. 29 announced it has awarded provisional clearance to a domestically developed technology to produce biobased jet fuel for use on military aircraft operated by the Indian Air Force. READ MORE

November 29, 2021

DOE releases summary report on algae crop protection workshop

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) held a virtual workshop on algae production in April 2021 titled “Barriers to Scale: Algae Crop Production.” A summary of that workshop is now available. READ MORE

November 24, 2021

Camelina storage, rail loading facility planned for Montana

BY Sustainable Oils Inc. Sustainable Oils Inc. has purchased 45 acres in Havre, Montana. The company is close to selecting its contractor to begin construction of the planned 600,000 bushel storage and rail loading facility for its proprietary camelina grain in Q1 2022. READ MORE

November 23, 2021

Biofuel groups welcome key provisions of Build Back Better Act

BY Erin VoegeleGrowth Energy, NBB, NCGA, NFU and RFA sent a letter to leaders of the House and Senate ag committees on Nov. 22 expressing support for provisions of the Build Back Better Act that will benefit biofuel producers and the ag industry. READ MORE

November 23, 2021

Hinson bill prevents EPA from retroactively reducing RFS RVOs

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, on Nov. 23 introduced the Defend the Blend Act, which aims to prevent the U.S. EPA from retroactively reducing RFS blend requirements. Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Ill.; Angie Craig, D-Minn.; and Ron Kind, D-Wis., are cosponsors. READ MORE

November 23, 2021

USDA amends scoring provisions for REAP applications

BY Erin VoegeleUSDA Rural Development on Nov. 22 issued a notice announcing amended scoring provisions for the Rural Energy for America Program. Applications will now receive priority points for advancing key priorities under the Biden-Harris administration. READ MORE

November 22, 2021

EPA: Nearly 1.7 billion RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) data, reporting that nearly 1.7 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, up from 1.56 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE