EPA finalizes 2023-2025 RVOs, delays implementation of eRINs


The U.S. EPA on June 21 released its final RFS “set” rule, which includes a modest increase in biomass-based diesel RVOs for 2024 and 2025. The agency, however, elected not to finalize provisions of the proposed rule related to eRINs.
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Nebraska governor signs bill promoting use of biodiesel


Nebraska Gov. Jim Pillen has signed into law legislation promoting the sale and use of biodiesel in Nebraska. The bill, LB 727, provides retail tax incentives for the sale of biodiesel at fuel retailer locations throughout the state.
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Tidewater biorefinery complete, production to begin soon


The government of British Columbia on June 16 announced that construction is complete on Tidewater Renewables’ 3,000-barrel-per-day (45.99 MMgy) renewable diesel complex located at its refinery in Prince George, British Columbia.
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EPA: 2.11 billion RINs generated in May


More than 2.11 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in May, up from 1.84 billion generated during the same month of last year, according to data released by the U.S. EPA on June 15.
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Boeing launches SAF dashboard to track, project SAF production


Boeing on June 20 launched SAF Dashboard, a tool that tracks expected SAF capacity over the next decade. Based on data collected by BloombergNEF, the Dashboard aggregates total SAF capacity announcements by suppliers on a global scale.
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Senators to Treasury: Adopt GREET for SAF tax credit


A group of 16 senators on June 16 sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging the agency to adopt the U.S. Department of Energy’s GREET model as the secondary methodology for calculating tax credits for SAF.
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TotalEnergies commits to increase production of SAF


TotalEnergies is actively responding to a call from its aviation customers to increase production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and has announced it will be in a position to produce half a million tons of SAF annually by 2028.
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Aemetis India subsidiary on schedule with biodiesel shipments


Aemetis Inc.has announced that its Universal Biofuels subsidiary in India is on schedule with biodiesel shipments to the three government-owned oil marketing company customers with $27 million of the $34 million of Q2 contracted deliveries complete.
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Vertex Energy announces EPA approval for generation of D4 RINs


Vertex Energy Inc. on June 14 announced that it has received approval from the U.S. EPA for the generation of D4 renewable identification numbers (RINs) under the RFS for each gallon of renewable fuel produced at its refinery in Alabama.
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USDA: US biodiesel exports up in April


The U.S. exported 147,212.9 metric tons of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 and greater in April, according to data released by the USDA on June 7. Imports of biodiesel and biodiesel blends of B30 and greater reached 134,326.1 metric tons.
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Duckworth introduces Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accuracy Act


Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on June 13 introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accuracy Act of 2023, a bipartisan bill that aims to identify the standards required to meet the definition of SAF at the FAA.
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USDA maintains forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production


The USDA maintained its forecast for 2023-’24 soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest WASDE report, released June 9. The forecasts for soybean planted area, yields and season-average prices were also unchanged.
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