House bill bans Russian oil, increases access to US biofuels


Reps. Angie Craig, D-Minn.; Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa; Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.; and Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, on March 21 introduced the Home Front Energy Independence Act, a bill that aims to expand access to biofuels and ban Russian oil.
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Biofuel infrastructure bill introduced in Minnesota


Legislation introduced in the Minnesota House of Representatives on March 17 aims to create a reimbursement program that would help fuel retailers install equipment compatible with higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.
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EPA: 1.54 billion RINs generated in February


The U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) generation data, reporting that nearly 1.54 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in February, up from 1.26 billion generated during the same month of last year.
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Clean Fuels comments on deadline for 2021, 2022 RFS rules


On March 25, Clean Fuels Alliance America filed comments supporting the proposed consent decree in Growth Energy v. Regan (D.D.C. No. 1:22-cv-00347) that would establish a June 3, 2022, deadline for EPA to finalize the 2021 and 2022 RFS RVOs.
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Report: Canadian biodiesel production, consumption up in 2021


A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network shows that Canadian biodiesel production and consumption were both up in 2021. Renewable diesel consumption was down slightly.
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ICE launches renewable volume obligation futures


Intercontinental Exchange Inc., a global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, on March 28 announced the launch of two renewable volume obligation (RVO) futures contracts, expanding ICE’s U.S. renewable fuels futures markets.
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Neste, bp announce separate SAF agreements with DHL


Neste and bp on March 21 each announced agreements with DHL Express for the supply of approximately 400 million liters of SAF. The agreements will help DHL Group reach its goal of using a 30 percent SAF blend for all air transport by 2030.
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EIA projects US renewable diesel supply will surpass biodiesel


The U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2022 refernece case projects that renewable diesel supply (domestic production and net imports) will exceed biodiesel supply in the near term.
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EPA holds training on updated process to bring biofuels to market


The U.S. EPA in holding webinars on March 23 and April 6 related to its January 2022 announcement that the agency is launching a new initiative under the TSCA that aims to streamline the review of new biobased fuels and chemicals.
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Clean Fuels Alliance America celebrates biodiesel innovator


Clean Fuels Alliance America is recognizing biodiesel innovator Alan Weber on National Biodiesel Day. Weber, an economist and farmer from Missouri, has been involved with biodiesel for several decades.
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Next Renewable Fuels receives key land use approval


The Oregon Department of State Lands approved the Removal-Fill permit for Next Renewable Fuels’ $2 billion clean fuels project. The approval allows Next to build a renewable diesel facility that will reduce GHG emisson and restore wetlands.
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EPA opens comment period on proposed settlement with Genscape


The EPA on March 16 published a notice of proposed settlement agreement that alters the number of RINs that Genscape must retire to comply with a final determination issued by the agency in May 2019 that revoked its registration as a QAP auditor.
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