Supreme Court hears arguments in SRE challenge


The U.S. Supreme Court on April 27 heard oral arguments pertaining its pending review of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal’s January 2020 ruling on SREs. The arguments largely focused on how to interpret the statute's use of the word "extension."
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USDA announces $18.4 million in HBIIP awards


In honor of Earth Day, the USDA on April 22 announced $18.4 million in awards through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program to help expand the availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.
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Biden sets goal to cut US GHG emissions in half by 2030


President Biden marked Earth Day on April 22 by announcing a new target for the U.S. to achieve a 50-52 percent reduction in economy-wide net greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 2030 when compared to a 2005 baseline.
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Washington legislature passes CFS bill, delivers bill to governor


Both chambers of the Washington State Legislature on April 25 voted to approve a bill that will create a state-wide Clean Fuel Standard. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee tweeted a statement in approval later that day and is expected to sign the bill soon.
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Deputy ag secretary nominee stresses importance of biofuels


Jewel Bronaugh, President Biden’s nominee to serve as deputy secretary of agriculture, discussed the important role biofuels and bioenergy will play in meeting the administration’s climate goals during a senate confirmation hearing on April 22.
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EPA: RIN generation tops 1.64 billion in March


The U.S. EPA has released data showing that more than 1.64 billion renewable identification numbers (RIN) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in March, up from 1.58 billion during the same month of last year.
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Valero provides update of renewable fuel projects


Valero Energy released first quarter results on April 22, reporting improved results for its ethanol operations and record operating income for its renewable diesel segment. The company also discussed plans for a CCS project at its ethanol plants.
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Love’s, Cargill partner on renewable diesel project


The Love’s Family of Companies, Cargill and their affiliates have entered into a unique 50/50 joint venture to produce and market renewable diesel. The joint venture, Heartwell Renewables, will construct a renewable diesel plant in Nebraska.
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Louisiana Green Fuels proposes 32 MMgy renewable diesel project


On April 23, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and CEO Paul Schubert of Strategic Biofuels LLC announced that the company’s wholly owned subsidiary, Louisiana Green Fuels, plans to develop a 32 MMgy renewable diesel plant.
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NYSEC, NBB and industry partners promote bioheat for Earth Day


The New York State Energy Coalition and National Biodiesel Board broadened consumer awareness of Bioheat fuel and New York State legislation to lower carbon emissions with full color, half-page ads in the Wall Street Journal and Newsday.
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Industry Events

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

July 13-15, 2021
Iowa Event Center
Des Moines, Iowa

Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

July 13-15, 2021
Iowa Event Center
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National Biomass Summit & Expo

July 13-15, 2021
Iowa Event Center
Des Moines, Iowa

2021 UAS Summit & Expo

October 13-14, 2021
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

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