Biofuel groups welcome key provisions of Build Back Better Act


Growth Energy, NBB, NCGA, NFU and RFA sent a letter to leaders of the House and Senate ag committees on Nov. 22 expressing support for provisions of the Build Back Better Act that will benefit biofuel producers and the ag industry.
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Hinson bill prevents EPA from retroactively reducing RFS RVOs


Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, on Nov. 23 introduced the Defend the Blend Act, which aims to prevent the U.S. EPA from retroactively reducing RFS blend requirements. Reps. Rodney Davis, R-Ill.; Angie Craig, D-Minn.; and Ron Kind, D-Wis., are cosponsors.
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EPA proposes to further delay RFS compliance deadlines


The U.S. EPA on Nov. 18 issued a proposed rule further delay certain RFS compliance dates, including those for compliance years 2019, 2020 and 2021. The agency is also proposing to change how it establishes RFS compliance deadlines starting in 2022.
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EPA: Nearly 1.7 billion RINs generated in October


The U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) data, reporting that nearly 1.7 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, up from 1.56 billion generated during the same month of last year.
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Viridos partners with ExxonMobil to help scale algae biofuels


Viridos Inc., previously Synthetic Genomics, has signed a joint agreement with ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. with the intent to bring Viridos’ low-carbon intensity biofuels toward commercial levels.
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House passes Build Back Better Act


The House of Representatives on Nov. 19 voted to approve the Build Back Better Act, a $1.9 trillion legislative package that includes nearly $1 billion for biofuels infrastructure, extends the biodiesel tax credit, and includes incentives for SAF.
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National Biodiesel Board elects new governing board


The National Biodiesel Board in mid-November returned to in-person discussions in Washington, D.C., electing new governing board leaders as one act of business. The elected leaders span the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry.
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House hearing focuses on biofuels, the renewable economy


The House Ag Committee’s Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy and Credit on Nov. 16 hosted a hearing on the renewable economy. The event featured testimony on the importance of biofuels, the RFS, year-round E15, and biobased products.
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IRENA: Global bioenergy jobs at 3.52 million in 2020


Bioenergy accounted for approximately 3.52 million of the 12 million global renewable energy jobs in 2020, according to an annual jobs report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in late October.
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Booster, REG partner to offer mobile delivery of sustainable fuel


Booster and Renewable Energy Group on Nov. 10 announced a first-of-its-kind partnership to provide mobile delivery of renewable diesel, biodiesel and blended fuels to fleets. The service started in California in August.
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Buttigieg launches US Aviation Climate Action Plan


Increasing the production of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) is one component of the U.S. Aviation Climate Action Plan unveiled on Nov. 9 by U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg at the UN Climate Change Conference.
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Report: Ethanol and biodiesel sectors support union jobs


A new report demonstrates that America’s biofuel industry is a major creator of union jobs for the middle class, supporting more than 30,000 union jobs in agriculture, manufacturing, transportation, utilities, construction and others.
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