Policy

January 30, 2023

Court suspends RFS obligations for 2 small refineries

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Jan. 27 suspended Renewable Fuel Standard compliance obligations for two refineries that were denied small refinery exemptions (SREs) by the U.S. EPA last year. READ MORE

January 26, 2023

DOE awards $118 million to 17 biofuel projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy on Jan. 26 awarded $118 million to 17 projects to accelerate the production of sustainable biofuels for America’s transportation and manufacturing needs. The projects were selected under a FOA issued in mid-2022. READ MORE

January 25, 2023

Illinois lawmakers approve $1.50 per gallon SAF tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleBoth houses of the Illinois General Assembly on Jan. 10 approved a legislative package that, in part, creates a $1.50 per gallon tax credit for SAF. The legislation must now be signed by Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker. READ MORE

January 19, 2023

EPA: 2022 RFS RIN generation reaches 21.27 billion

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has announced 1.89 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in December, down from 2.02 billion generated in December 2021. Total RIN generation for 2022 reached nearly 21.27 billion, up from 19.93 billion generated in 2021. READ MORE

January 19, 2023

EPA: 10 new SRE petitions filed, 22 SRE petitions now pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Jan. 19 released data showing that 10 new SRE petitions have been filed under the RFS over the past month. A total of 22 SRE petitions are now pending, including two that were previously declared a as ineligible. READ MORE

January 17, 2023

EU ag outlook includes forecasts for biodiesel, ethanol demand

BY Erin VoegeleThe European Commission has published its annual EU agricultural outlook, which includes projections for biofuel use through 2032. The outlook predicts stable biodiesel use in the medium-term, with increased ethanol use through 2030. READ MORE

January 16, 2023

Clean Fuels hires new communications director

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America Clean Fuels Alliance America has announced the appointment of Heather Buechter as director of communications. Buechter fills a vital role in continuing the association’s rebranding efforts and other initiatives. READ MORE

January 13, 2023

Iowa recognizes Growmark, Kwik Trip with renewable fuels awards

BY Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig on Jan. 10 announced the winners of the agency's 2023 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards. Growmark FS was recognized for its ethanol marketing, while Kwik Trip was recognized for its biodiesel marketing. READ MORE

January 13, 2023

UK RAF fuels Typhoon and Hercules aircraft with SAF

BY U.K. Royal Air Force The Royal Air Force has used sustainable aviation fuel blended with regular jet fuel to achieve the first sustainable aviation fuel blend air-to-air refueling of a Typhoon and C-130 Hercules aircraft. READ MORE