Applications for $700M in COVID relief for biofuels due Feb. 11


Biofuel producers who experienced market losses in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 have until Feb. 11 to file an application with the USDA seeking a portion of the $700 million in relief funds to be awarded under the Biofuel Producer Program.
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NBB releases study on benefits of the biodiesel tax incentive


The NBB has welcomed the release of a new report, "The Economic Benefits of the Biodiesel Blenders' Credit," from Capital Policy Analytics. The report calculates annual economic and environmental benefits of U.S. biodiesel production.
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EPA: November RIN generation reaches 1.78 billion


The U.S. EPA has released RIN data for November, reporting that more than 1.78 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard during the month, up from 1.62 billion generated during the same period of last year.
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Marathon, ADM announce closing of feedstock partnership


Marathon Petroleum Corp. and ADM on Dec. 14 announced the closing of their joint venture to produce soybean oil to supply the rapidly growing demand for renewable diesel fuel. The joint venture will own an operate a facility in North Dakota.
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Klobuchar, Grassley introduce Defend the Blend Act


Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Dec. 14 introduced a bill that aims to prohibit the U.S. EPA from retroactively reducing RFS RVOs. A companion bill is pending in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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CSL successfully completes world’s largest B100 biofuel tests


Applied Research Associates Inc. is licensing its patented Hydrothermal Cleanup feedstock pretreatment technology (HCU Pretreat) to Sinclair Wyoming Refining Co. for a renewable feedstock pretreatment unit at Sinclair's refinery in Wyoming.
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OMB reveals expected timeline for post-2022 RFS rule, other rules


The Biden administration has signaled its intent to publish a proposed rule setting RFS RVOs for 2023 and beyond next spring. A variety of other rulemakings impacting biofuel producers are also scheduled taken up by federal agencies in the near-term.
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UK proposes to continue trade measures for biodiesel


The U.K. Trade Remedies Authority on Dec. 15 proposed to keep current anti-dumping and countervailing measures on FAME biodiesel in place for an additional five years, but remove similar measures currently in place for HVO renewable diesel.
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USDA maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel


The USDA maintained its 2021-’22 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released Dec. 9. Soybean supply and use projections for 2021-’22 were also unchanged.
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Biofuel groups ask Congress to clarify SAF credit


Growth Energy, NBB, NATSO and SIGMA on Dec. 9 asked Congressional leaders to exclude fuels made by co-processing biomass with petroleum at oil refineries from proposed sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax incentives.
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CVR Energy selects Honeywell technology for Coffeyville refinery


Honeywell today announced that a CVR Energy Inc. subsidiary has selected Honeywell UOP Ecofining technology to study conversion of seed oils, tallow and white/yellow greases into renewable diesel fuel at its facility in Coffeyville, Kansas.
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USDA: Biodiesel exports at nearly 30,000 tons in October


The U.S. exported 29,689.5 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of greater than B30 in October, up from 15,634.4 metric tons during the same month of last year, but down from 40,973.4 metric tons the previous month, according to the USDA.
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