Erin Voegele

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June 01, 2023

Ag commissioners advocate for higher biomass-based diesel RVOs

The ag commissioners of Iowa, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas and West Virginia are urging the U.S. EPA to boost biomass-based diesel RVOs in the upcoming RFS rule. READ MORE

June 01, 2023

Canada invests in renewable diesel, SAF conversion project

The Canadian government on May 31 announced plans to invest $86 million into a project that is converting an oil refinery located in Come By Chance, Newfoundland and Labrador, into a biorefinery that will produce renewable diesel and SAF. READ MORE

May 31, 2023

EIA: US biofuels capacity, feedstock consumption up in March

U.S. operatable biofuels capacity expanded by 381 MMgy in March, with gains for renewable diesel, ethanol, and biodiesel. Total feedstock consumption was at 27.087 billion pounds in March, up from 24.537 billion pounds the previous month. READ MORE

May 25, 2023

Governors urge EPA to increase biomass-based diesel RVOs

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds, Missouri Gov. Mike Parson and Nebraska Gov. are urging the U.S. EPA to increase biomass-based diesel renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2023, 2024 and 2025 in the upcoming Renewable Fuel Standard “set” rule. READ MORE

May 24, 2023

DOE launches Clean Fuels & Products Shot

The U.S. Department of Energy on May 24 launched the Clean Fuels & Products Shot, which aims to significantly reduce GHG emissions from carbon-based fuels, including though the increased use of biomass and waste feedstocks. READ MORE

May 23, 2023

Minnesota bill aims to convene a CFS working group

A $1.3 billion transportation budget package passed by the Minnesota legislature on May 21 aims to create a Clean Transportation Standard Working Group to study and address information gaps and opportunities related to the development of a state CFS. READ MORE

May 22, 2023

DOE funds 2 community-drive waste-to-energy projects

The U.S. Department of Energy on May 19 awarded a combined $3 million to two waste-to-energy projects, including one that focuses on the potential to convert biosolids into renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

May 22, 2023

Federal agency launches effort to improve data on the bioeconomy

The White House OMB has opened a public comment period as part of a federal effort that aims to improve how to identify, classify and measure bioeconomy manufacturing, technology and products, including biobased fuels, chemicals and materials. READ MORE

May 19, 2023

Grassley introduces bill to withdraw EPA’s proposed eRIN program

Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and John Cornyn, R-Texas, on May 18 introduced a bill that aims to prevent EV manufacturers from participating in the Renewable Fuel Standard and would direct the U.S. EPA to withdraw its proposed eRIN program. READ MORE

May 18, 2023

EPA: 1.84 billion RINs generated in April

Nearly 1.84 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in April, up from 1.71 billion generated during the same month of 2022, according to data released by the U.S. EPA on May 18. READ MORE