Policy

14 hours ago

USDA solicits applications for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA is soliciting applications for two different cycles of the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. The first cycle closes Oct. 1, while the second is open through April 1, 2021. READ MORE

14 hours ago

Farmers: Canada’s CFS misses the mark on biofuels

BY Grain Farmers of Ontario Grain Farmers of Ontario has deep concerns about the current Clean Fuels Standard (CFS) proposed by the Canadian government, is opposed to the criteria for land use, and asks for transparency around carbon numbers and any certification processes. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

House passes bill that aims to increase SRE transparency

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 24 passed the Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act, or H.R. 4447, by a vote of 229 to 187. The bill includes provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

USDA seeks applications for Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA announced on Sept. 23 it is making $7 million available under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. The agency will accept applications from advanced biofuel producers during the month of October. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

Heating oil industry plans to eliminate fossil energy

BY National Energy & Fuels Institute At a national summit held Sept. 23, representatives from the National Energy & Fuels Institute and global management consulting firm Kearney announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

EU extends duties on US biodiesel during expiry review

BY Erin VoegeleThe European Union’s countervailing duties against U.S. biodiesel were set to expire on Sept. 16. The European Commission decided on Sept. 14 to review the expiry of the measures, which means the existing duties will remain in place for now. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

Groups call on Trump administration to live up to RFS commitments

BY Erin VoegeleWhile the EPA’s recent denial of 54 gap year SRE petitions was a positive step for the U.S. biofuels industry, representatives of the U.S. biofuel and ag industries are calling on the Trump administration to live up to its remaining biofuel promises. READ MORE

September 22, 2020

EPA: 1.58 billion RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released data showing 1.58 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in August, down from 1.65 billion during the same period of 2019. READ MORE

September 21, 2020

EPA delivers final Fuels Regulatory Streamlining rule to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA delivered its final Fuels Regulatory Streamlining rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget on Sept. 17. OMB review marks a final step before a rulemaking is released publicly. READ MORE