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EPA approves D5 fuel pathway for Martinez biorefinery

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA in March approved a fuel pathway filed by Martinez Renewables LLC that will allow the California-based biorefinery to generate D5 RINs under the RFS for LPG made from biogenic waste FOG via a hydrotreating process. READ MORE

March 21, 2023

Biden, Vilsack and Regan celebrate National Agriculture Day

BY Erin VoegelePresident Joe Biden has proclaimed March 21 as National Agriculture Day. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and EPA Administrator Michael Regan issued comments recognizing the ag community for it work to provide the U.S. with food, fuel and fiber. READ MORE

March 21, 2023

DOE offers $14M to optimize production of biofuels, biochemicals

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy on March 21 announced $14 million in funding to support and optimize the production of affordable biofuels and biochemicals while significantly reducing carbon emissions. READ MORE

March 20, 2023

Yield10 announces new camelina offtake agreement

BY Erin VoegeleYield10 Bioscience Inc. announced progress towards commercializing camelina as a feedstock for low carbon-intensity biofuels, including a new offtake agreement with a third-party crusher/refiner customer, during a Q4 earning call on March 14. READ MORE

March 17, 2023

DOE announces $590 million to increase bioenergy research

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. DOE has announced $590 million to renew its four existing Bioenergy Research Centers. This funding will help support the DOE's research into the next generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy. READ MORE

March 16, 2023

EPA: 1.72 billion RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on March 16 released data showing that nearly 1.72 billion renewable identification number (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in February, up from 1.54 billion generated during the same month of 2022. READ MORE

March 16, 2023

EPA: 1 new SRE petition filed, 25 SRE petitions now pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on March 16 released updated data showing that one small refinery exemption (SRE) petition has been filed under the RFS over the past month. A total of 25 SRE petitions are now pending, up from 24 that were pending as of mid-February. READ MORE

March 16, 2023

Biodiesel tax credit bill introduced in Nebraska

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation recently introduced in the Nebraska legislature aims to create retail tax credit to support sales of biodiesel within the state. The bill was introduced in January and addressed during a March 1 legislative hearing. READ MORE

March 15, 2023

Calumet: SAF production at Montana biorefinery to begin in April

BY Erin VoegeleCalumet has announced the renewable diesel unit at its Montana Renewables biorefinery operated well during Q4. Additional renewable hydrogen production capacity, a feedstock pretreatment unit and SAF capacity will be opertional soon. READ MORE