September 19, 2023

Clean Fuels, ag groups urge adoption of GREET for SAF tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleClean Fuels Alliance America, American Soybean Association, National Oilseed Processors Association the U.S. Canola Association are urging the Biden administration to adopt GREET for the purposes measuring GHG reductions for the SAF tax credit. READ MORE

September 18, 2023

Global Biofuels Alliance launches at G20 Summit

BY Erin VoegelePresident Joe Biden on Sept. 9 joined leaders of India, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates to launch the Global Biofuels Alliance. The launch took place on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Delhi. READ MORE

September 14, 2023

DOE awards $18.6M to 8 biofuel, bioproduct feedstock projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office awarded $18.6 million in funding to eight university and industry projects to develop biomass feedstocks to produce affordable biofuels and bioproducts that reduce GHG emissions. READ MORE

September 13, 2023

MEPs approve SAF mandate, limit eligible feedstocks

BY Erin VoegeleMembers of the European Parliament (MEPs) on Sept. 13 approved a new law that ramps up requirements for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) within the European Union but sets limits on what types of feedstocks that fuel can be made from. READ MORE

September 07, 2023

USDA awards REAP funding to 2 biodiesel producers

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA on Aug. 30 awarded $266 million to 1,334 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects under the Rural Energy for America Program. Two of the awards will support projects at biodiesel plants. READ MORE

September 05, 2023

Iowa solicits applications for biofuel infrastructure funding

BY Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig is encouraging Iowa fuel retailers to apply for cost-share grants through the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program to upgrade fueling systems and increase access to higher biofuel blends. READ MORE

September 05, 2023

UK government to launch SAF revenue support scheme

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government on Sept. 4 announced plans to introduce a revenue certainty mechanism to support domestic SAF production. The initiative aims to bolster the development of SAF and drive further investment in SAF projects. READ MORE

August 30, 2023

Canadian government invests $5.3 million in BioFuelNet Canada

BY Erin VoegeleThe Canadian government on Aug. 30 announced it is investing up to $5.3 million in an initiative that aims to support the development of biomass supply chains and cutting-edge technologies to produce biomass and value-added agricultural products. READ MORE

August 29, 2023

DOE, NSF fund 3 projects to advance biomanufacturing innovation

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office and the U.S. National Science Foundation have funded three new projects that aim to help accelerate innovation and develop new biomanufacturing approaches. READ MORE

August 28, 2023

Minnesota ag official urges adoption of GREET for SAF tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleMinnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen is encouraging the federal government to allow the U.S. DOE's GREET model to be used to calculate GHG reductions for the purposes of the SAF tax credit. READ MORE

August 25, 2023

CARB: Clean fuels replace 50% of California diesel fuel

BY California Air Resources Board California hit an important milestone in its shift away from polluting fuel sources, with clean fuels replacing over 50 percent of the diesel used in the state in the first quarter of 2023, according to the California Air Resources Board. READ MORE

August 24, 2023

ACA calls on Treasury to adopt GREET for SAF tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleThe American Carbon Alliance on Aug. 23 sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Danny Werfel urging the U.S. Treasury Department to adopt the U.S. Department of Energy’s GREET model to calculate the GHG emissions impacts of SAF. READ MORE

August 23, 2023

Crockett introduces Farm to Fuselage Act

BY Erin VoegeleReps. Jasmine Crockett, D-Texas, and Max Miller, R-Ohio, on Aug. 18 introduced the Farm to Fuselage Act, legislation that aims to update the Farm Bill to facilitate increased domestic production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

August 21, 2023

EPA advisory board to discuss draft commentary on RFS ‘set’ rule

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA’s Science Advisory Board is scheduled to discuss draft commentary on the agency’s recently finalized Renewable Fuel Standard “set” rule during a public meeting scheduled to be held Sept. 21-22 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

August 17, 2023

EU launches investigation on Indonesian biodiesel exports

BY Erin VoegeleThe European Union on Aug. 17 opened an investigation into whether Indonesia has circumvented EU countervailing duties on imports of biodiesel originating in the country by routing the fuel through China and the U.K. READ MORE

August 17, 2023

EPA: No new SREs filed under the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Aug. 17, reporting that no new SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the past month. Only two SRE petitions remain pending. READ MORE

August 14, 2023

EPA to hold webinar on regulatory provisions of RFS ‘set’ rule

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public webinar on Sept. 7 to discuss the implementation of new regulatory provisions included in the final Renewable Fuel Standard “set” rule, which was released on June 21. READ MORE

July 31, 2023

Representatives to Treasury: Adopt GREET model for SAF tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleA bipartisan group of 21 federal lawmakers on July 28 sent a letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen urging the Treasury Department to adopt the U.S. DOE's GREET model as the secondary methodology for calculating the SAF tax credit. READ MORE

July 27, 2023

DOE launches webpages for technology verification process

BY U.S. Department of Energy The DOE's BETO often requires FOA award recipients to comply with technical and economic validation of their novel technologies. The agency has released a new set of web resources to help awardees and applicants under the process. READ MORE

July 26, 2023

Iowa awards $1.6 million in biofuel infrastructure grants

BY Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship The Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program board approved 35 project applications totaling more than $1.6 million during its quarterly board meeting on July 20. The awards support both ethanol and biodiesel projects. READ MORE

July 25, 2023

Flood, Budzinski introduce SAF Accuracy Act of 2023

BY Erin VoegeleReps. Mike Flood, R-Neb., and Nikki Budzinski, D-Ill., on July 25 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. READ MORE

July 24, 2023

EPA: 2.04 billion RINs generated in June

BY Erin VoegeleMore than 2.04 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in June, up from 1.86 billion generated during the same month of last year, according to data released by the U.S. EPA. Total RIN generation for the first half of 2023 reached 11.39 billion. READ MORE

July 21, 2023

Protec Fuel to support retailers, fleets in HBIIP grant process

BY Protec Fuel Protec Fuel, a leader in ethanol fuel solutions, has announced its commitment to assist retailers and fleets in securing their share of a $450 million grant through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) by the USDA. READ MORE

July 20, 2023

Bill aims to alter small refinery provisions of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleSen. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., on July 19 introduced a bill that aims to alter the RFS by changing the way RIN compliance credits are generated and slashing the renewable volume obligations (RVOs) of small refiners. READ MORE

July 19, 2023

DOE to host workshop on bioenergy cybersecurity

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. DOE's BETO on will host a Bioenergy Cybersecurity Workshop on Sept. 11. The virtual event will focus on the identification of cybersecurity risks in biofuel and bioproduct manufacturing as well as ways to address those risks. READ MORE

July 19, 2023

NREL release assessment of BQ-9000 biodiesel properties for 2022

BY Clean Fuels Alliance America NREL released its Assessment of BQ-9000 Biodiesel Properties for 2022. The report documents the quality of biodiesel from U.S. and Canadian-based producers that participate in the industry’s voluntary quality assurance program, BQ-9000. READ MORE

July 18, 2023

US, India advance clean energy partnership

BY Erin VoegeleThe third ministerial meeting of the U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership was held in New Delhi on July 18. Participants, in part, welcomed cooperation between the two countries related to biofuels, including sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

July 17, 2023

Australian agency launches $30M SAF funding initiative

BY Erin VoegeleThe Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on July 3 opened a $30 million sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) funding initiative that aims to reduce emissions in the aviation sector by supporting the development of a domestic SAF industry. READ MORE

July 17, 2023

USDA offers $21M in REAP technical assistance grants

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA is making $21.25 million in technical assistance grants available through the REAP to help agricultural producers and rural small businesses access federal funds for renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements. READ MORE

July 17, 2023

Optimus Technologies secures 3rd CARB executive order

BY Optimus Technologies Optimus Technologies announced on July 7 that the California Air Resources Board recently issued a new executive order permitting the use of it's Vector System and B100 in on-road diesel engines through the 2023 model year. READ MORE