Iowa biofuel bill moves forward with Senate ag committee approval


An Iowa bill that aims to increase consumer access to E15 and B20 is one step closer to implementation. The legislation was approved by the Senate Agriculture Committee on Feb. 8, clearing the way for a full Senate vote.
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EIA provides new forecasts for renewable diesel, other biofuels


The U.S. Energy Information Administration is providing new forecasts for biodiesel, renewable diesel and other biofuels, including renewable jet fuel and renewable naphtha, starting with the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook.
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New Mexico Senate passes Clean Fuel Standard Act


The New Mexico Senate on Feb. 3 voted 25 to 16 to approve the Clean Fuel Standard Act. The bill, SB 14, aims to reduce the total carbon intensity (CI) of all transportation fuels by 20 percent in 2030 and 30 percent by 2040.
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Biofuel groups file comments urging EPA to set strong RFS RVOs


Representatives of the U.S. biofuels industry on Feb. 4 called on the U.S. EPA to abandon plans to reduce the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligation (RVO) and set strong RVOs for 2021 and 2022.
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USDA maintains forecast for 2021-’22 soybean oil use in biofuel


The USDA maintained its forecast for 2021-’22 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest WASDE report, released Feb. 9. The 2021-’22 soybean outlook is for increased soybean crush and lower ending stocks.
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Biofuel groups urge EPA to follow through with plans to deny SREs


Representatives of the biofuels industry urged the U.S. EPA to follow through with its proposal to deny more than 60 pending SRE petitions in comments filed with the agency before the close of the Feb. 7 public comment deadline.
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Marathon announces progress on renewable diesel projects


Marathon is working to optimize operations at its renewable diesel plant in Dickinson and is ready to begin construction on the conversion of its Martinez refinery. The company has also announced progress with several feedstock pretreatment projects.
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Emerging Fuels Technology introduces Maxx Jet, Maxx Diesel


Emerging Fuels Technology on Feb. 8 introduced its Maxx Jet and Maxx Diesel proprietary methods, which employ a unique catalyst system made for EFT by Haldor Topsoe. The process converts syncrude into high-quality jet and diesel fuels.
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Lawmakers ask EPA to protect, strengthen the RFS


Rep. Angie Craig, D-Minn., led several co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Biofuels Caucus in sending a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan on Feb. 7 urging the agency to protect and strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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USDA: Biodiesel exports up in December


The U.S. exported 28,666.9 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 and greater in December, up from both 13,970.8 metric tons the previous month and 9,088.1 metric tons in December 2020, according to data released by the USDA.
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DOE seeks input on ways to decarbonize US manufacturing sector


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office issued a RFI on Jan. 27 to gather input on industrial priorities for decarbonization, including emerging technologies that could be demonstrated or adopted by the indsutrial sector.
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Nuseed, bp partner on carinata for biofuel production


Nuseed has entered into a long-term strategic offtake and market development agreement with BP Products North America Inc. that will see bp, or its affiliates, purchase Nuseed Carinata oil for use as biofuel feedstock.
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