White House OMB reveals expected timelines of 2 RFS rules


The Biden administration has signaled its intent to issue a notice of proposed rulemaking to develop post-2022 RFS regulations before the end of 2021. A proposed rule to set annual RFS RVOs for 2021 and 2022 is expected to be released in July 2021.
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USDA to provide $700 million in COVID-19 relief for biofuels


The USDA announced on June 15 it will provide $700 million in COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers as part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. The agency said the programming is planned for implementation within 60 days.
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EPA: 1.71 billion RINs generated in May


The U.S. EPA has released data showing nearly 1.71 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in May, up from 1.26 billion generated during the same month of last year.
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NBB members highlight policy priorities in letter to lawmakers


The National Biodiesel Board on June 22 delivered to Congressional leaders a letter signed by more than 50 companies outlining the industry's policy priorities, including those related to tax incentives, infrastructure development and the RFS.
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Biofuel groups ask EPA to resist calls for RFS waivers


Fuels America, NFU, Growth Energy, RFA, NCGA, NBB and ABBC on June 17 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese urging them to resist calls by the oil industry to waive or weaken the RFS.
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EPA: No new SRE petitions filed, 70 SRE petitions still pending


Data published by the U.S. EPA on June 17 shows that no new SRE petitions have been filed under the RFS in the past month. The data also indicates no changes have been made to the status of 70 pending SRE petitions.
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Biofuels account for 17% of US renewables consumption in 2020


The U.S. consumed a record 12 percent of renewable energy in 2020, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 16. Biofuels announced for approximately 17 percent of renewables.
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ICM becomes exclusive distributor of VFT’s fiber reactor


ICM Inc. is the exclusive distributor and EPC contractor for Visionary Fiber Technologies Inc.'s reactor separation technology in the ethanol space. The process creates clean distillers corn oil for use as renewable diesel feedstock.
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USDA maintains forecasts for soybean oil use in biofuels


The USDA maintained its forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released June 10. The expected price for 2021-’22 soybean oil was maintained.
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Biodiesel powers 3 Hawaii Army installations in recent test


Hawaiian Electric announced on June 7 that recent testing shows its biodiesel-fueled Schofield Generating Station will be able to power up a utility-owned microgrid consisting of three U.S. Army installations in the event of a major outage.
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