EPA proposes to approve canola oil fuel pathways under RFS


The U.S. EPA on April 12 published a proposed rule approve Renewable Fuel Standard pathways for renewable diesel, jet fuel, heating oil, naphtha, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) produced from canola/rapeseed oil via a hydrotreating process.
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USDA: US farmers to plant record soybean acreage in 2022


U.S. farmers are expected to plant a record 91 million acres of soybeans in 2022, up 4 percent when compared to 2021, according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistic Service’s Prospective Plantings report, released March 31.
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EPA denies 36 SREs, does not remedy demand destruction


The EPA has denied the 36 SREs petitions for compliance year 2018 that were remanded by a recent court ruling. The 31 small refineries whose previously approved SREs were overturned will not need purchase or redeem additional RINs to meet 2018 RVOs.
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USDA will distribute COVID relief funds to biofuel producers soon


USDA Rural Development Under Secretary Xochitl Torres Small on April 6 confirmed the agency expects to distribute $700 million in COVID-19 relief funds for biofuel soon and said a new funding round for the HBIIP will open this spring.
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USDA announces efforts to boost homegrown biofuels


On April 12, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced steps the USDA is taking to implement President Biden’s plan to enable energy independence by boosting homegrown biofuels, including HBIIP grants and SAF initiatives.
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Senators urge EPA to adopt GREET model for biofuels


A group of nine senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan on April 1 urging the agency to improve its greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling for biofuels by adopting the Argonne National Laboratory’s GREET model.
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USDA maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production


The USDA maintained its forecast for 2021-’22 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released April 8. The expected price for soybean oil was revised up.
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REG launches branded fuel product line


Renewable Energy Group Inc. has introduced of a line of branded fuel solutions, EnDura Fuels. TThe EnDura Fuels line consists of five biobased diesel fuels including REG's newest product, PuriD, a next-generation biodiesel.
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USDA: US biodiesel imports down in February


The U.S. exported 15,689 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 and greater in February, according to data released by the USDA on April 5. Biodiesel imports for the month were at 17,992 metric tons.
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ISG: Illinois Senate passes B20 legislation


The Illinois Soybean Growers is celebrating the passage of the organization’s B20 legislation by the Illinois Senate. The bill transitions the sales tax incentive from 10 percent biodiesel blends to 19 percent.
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EIA: US biofuel capacity up in January, feedstock use down


U.S. operable production capacity for fuel ethanol, biodiesel, and renewable diesel all increased in January, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 31. Feedstock use was down when compared to December.
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Twain closes $136 million ground lease for renewable diesel plant


Twain Financial Partners has closed a $136 million ground purchase and leaseback arrangement for a renewable diesel plant under development in Reno, Nevada, by New Rise Renewables Reno LLC. The faciltiy is expected to be complete in November 2022.
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