Erin Voegele

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March 31, 2023

USDA: US soybean acreage expected to be up slightly in 2023

U.S. farmers intend to plant 87.5 million acres of soybeans this year, up slightly when compared to 2022, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s Prospective Plantings report, released March 31. READ MORE

March 28, 2023

GAO: Federal agencies should track progress toward SAF goals

The U.S. Government Accountability Office on March 27 issued a report that includes recommendations on how three federal agencies can track progress related to the Biden administration’s Sustainable Aviation Fuel Grand Challenge. READ MORE

March 27, 2023

ITA’s renewable energy advisory committee to meet April 4

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a hybrid meeting on April 4 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

March 23, 2023

Regan discusses RFS RVOs, E15 waiver during Senate hearing

Sen. Pete Ricketts, R-Neb., pressed U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan on the agency’s proposed biomass-based diesel RFS RVOs and its delayed action on a Midwest E15 petition during a March 22 Senate committee hearing. READ MORE

March 22, 2023

EPA approves D5 fuel pathway for Martinez biorefinery

The U.S. EPA in March approved a fuel pathway filed by Martinez Renewables LLC that will allow the California-based biorefinery to generate D5 RINs under the RFS for LPG made from biogenic waste FOG via a hydrotreating process. READ MORE

March 21, 2023

Biden, Vilsack and Regan celebrate National Agriculture Day

President Joe Biden has proclaimed March 21 as National Agriculture Day. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Administrator Michael Regan issued comments recognizing the ag community for it work to provide the U.S. with food, fuel and fiber. READ MORE

March 20, 2023

Yield10 announces new camelina offtake agreement

Yield10 Bioscience Inc. announced progress towards commercializing camelina as a feedstock for low carbon-intensity biofuels, including a new offtake agreement with a third-party crusher/refiner customer, during a Q4 earning call on March 14. READ MORE

March 16, 2023

EPA: 1.72 billion RINs generated in February

The U.S. EPA on March 16 released data showing that nearly 1.72 billion renewable identification number (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in February, up from 1.54 billion generated during the same month of 2022. READ MORE

March 16, 2023

EPA: 1 new SRE petition filed, 25 SRE petitions now pending

The U.S. EPA on March 16 released updated data showing that one small refinery exemption (SRE) petition has been filed under the RFS over the past month. A total of 25 SRE petitions are now pending, up from 24 that were pending as of mid-February. READ MORE

March 16, 2023

Biodiesel tax credit bill introduced in Nebraska

Legislation recently introduced in the Nebraska legislature aims to create retail tax credit to support sales of biodiesel within the state. The bill was introduced in January and addressed during a March 1 legislative hearing. READ MORE