Category: Policy

Iowa Congresswoman Axne calls for inclusion of biofuel in infrastructure bill

Iowa Congresswoman Axne calls for inclusion of biofuel in infrastructure bill

April 19, 2021 |

In Washington, Rep. Cindy Axne (IA-03) wrote to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and four committee chairs to urge inclusion of investments and incentives for the biofuels sector in the House’s infrastructure proposal. “Biofuels can and should be a part of the clean energy economy – and that starts with including it in our […]

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DOE BETO webinar on bioenergy high-priority topics

DOE BETO webinar on bioenergy high-priority topics

April 18, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office will host a webinar on Wednesday, April 21, 2021 from 1 p.m.–2 p.m. ET. The webinar will feature BETO leadership detailing the Office mission and methods it uses to enable the U.S. bioeconomy. The panel of speakers includes BETO’s: Valerie Sarisky-Reed, Acting Director Jay […]

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IMO may need to change rules to allow for biofuel expansion

IMO may need to change rules to allow for biofuel expansion

April 15, 2021 |

In the UK, Ship and Bunker reports the International Marine Organization which has set strict requirements for decarbonization of marine fuel for 2030 says changes to the MARPOL Annex IV may need to be changed if the spread of biofuels use is going to continue due to their higher nitrogen emissions compared to fossil fuels. […]

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Colombia boosting biodiesel blending to 12%

Colombia boosting biodiesel blending to 12%

April 14, 2021 |

In Colombia, while Brazil has reduced its biodiesel blend to 10% from 12%, RCN Radio announced Colombia’s government has increased its blend to 12% from 10%. Many parts of the country will see the higher blend as of April while Amazonas, Archipelago of San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina, Chocó , Nariño and Putumayo will […]

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RFA, Growth Energy and NCGA argue in DC Circuit Court regarding EPA E15 rulemaking

RFA, Growth Energy and NCGA argue in DC Circuit Court regarding EPA E15 rulemaking

April 13, 2021 |

In Washington, the D.C. Circuit Court heard oral arguments in American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. vs. EPA, a case in which oil refiners challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s 2019 rulemaking that paved the way for the year-round sale of E15. As intervenors in the case, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the […]

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House Biofuels Caucus asks EPA administrator to prioritize RFS and higher blends

House Biofuels Caucus asks EPA administrator to prioritize RFS and higher blends

April 12, 2021 |

In Washington, members of the Biofuels Caucus, led by Representative Dusty Johnson (R-SD), urged Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Regan to meet with the bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss prioritizing the Renewable Fuel Standard and higher ethanol and biodiesel blends in consultation with agricultural stakeholders. According to recent reports, biofuels or corn ethanol produce […]

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Canadian government to invest millions in to replace diesel-fueled buses with RNG buses

Canadian government to invest millions in to replace diesel-fueled buses with RNG buses

April 11, 2021 |

In Canada, the Governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing in RNG buses in Greater Victoria as part of a public transportation initiative through the Public Transportation Infrastructure Stream, part of the Investing in Canada Plan. A portion of the funding will be used to acquire around 15 medium-duty buses fueled with CNG or […]

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Brazil shuts down biodiesel auction midway as biodiesel prices spike

Brazil shuts down biodiesel auction midway as biodiesel prices spike

April 8, 2021 |

In Brazil, Platts reports that the ANP fuels agency suddenly suspended its biodiesel auction this week at the request of the Ministry of Mines and Energy with sources expecting that the unprecedented move was as a result of record biodiesel prices. The suspension occurred during the part of the auction exclusively for small-scale farmers, when […]

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Sens. Klobuchar and Ernst developing bipartisan ethanol infrastructure bill

Sens. Klobuchar and Ernst developing bipartisan ethanol infrastructure bill

April 7, 2021 |

In Washington, AgWeek reports that US Senator from Minnesota Amy Klobuchar and US Senator from Iowa Jodi Ernst are developing a bipartisan bill that would provide $500 million in grants over five years to help fuel retailers supply higher ethanol blends. The legislation goes hand-in-hand with South Dakota Senator John Thune’s Adopt GREET Act that […]

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Growth Energy urges Indiana government to veto bill that would destroy E15 demand

Growth Energy urges Indiana government to veto bill that would destroy E15 demand

April 6, 2021 |

In Washington, Growth Energy sent a letter to Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb urging him to veto SB 303, legislation intended to destroy demand for E15, a fuel blend with 15 percent ethanol. “Make no mistake, SB 303 was designed to stall new competition at the fuel pump and prevent more consumers from saving three to […]

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