NBB disappointed in DC Circuit decision on SREs in 2019 RFS rule


On July 16, the NBB expressed disappointment in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit’s decision on the 2019 RFS rule. NBB joined other biofuel industry associations to challenge EPA's failure to account for a flood of SREs in 2019.
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Fulcrum BioEnergy completes construction of Sierra BioFuels Plant


Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. announced July 6 that it has completed construction of its Sierra BioFuels Plant, the world's first commercial-scale plant converting household garbage into low-cost, zero-carbon transportation fuels.
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EPA: 1.77 billion RINs generated in June


The U.S. EPA has published updated renewable identification number (RIN) generation data, reporting that more than 1.77 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in June, up from 1.51 billion generated during the same month of last year.
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EPA: 6 SRE petitions withdrawn, 64 currently pending


The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on July 15, reporting that six SRE petitions have been withdrawn in the past month. There are now 64 SRE petitions pending, down from 70 in June.
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NBB: Updated bioheat fuel mandates demonstrate value of biodiesel


Governors from Connecticut and Rhode Island have signed graduated approaches to tackling carbon emissions into law through mandates requiring increased use of biomass-based heating oil, also known as Bioheat fuel, over the next decade.
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WASDE maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel


The USDA maintained its forecast for 2021-’22 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates report, released on July 12. The expected price of soybean oil was lowered.
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EIA: US biodiesel production expected to increase by 10% in 2022


The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that biodiesel production will increase by 10 percent in 2022 following a slight decline in 2021. Net imports of biomass-based diesel are expected to be up in both years.
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Brazil announces move to 12% biodiesel blend


The Brazilian government on July 12 announced plans to boost the mandatory biodiesel blend rate to 12 percent, up from the current blend rate 10 percent, but below the statutory target of 13 percent.
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TotalEnergies, Veolia partner on microalgae for biofuels


TotalEnergies and Veolia have joined forces to accelerate the development of microalgae cultivation using CO2. The two companies will complete a four-year research project at the La Mède biorefinery, with the long-term goal of producing biofuel.
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Energycane produces more biodiesel than soybean at a lower cost


Bioenergy from crops is a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. New crops such as energycane can produce several times more fuel per acre than soybeans. Yet, challenges remain in processing the crops to extract fuel efficiently.
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