Tag: Biden

Senator Ernst pushes EPA administrator on inclusion of biofuels in Biden plans

Senator Ernst pushes EPA administrator on inclusion of biofuels in Biden plans

April 29, 2021 |

In Iowa, KIOW radio reports that Senator Jodi Ernst stressed to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency during Thursday’s Environment and Public Works Committee hearing that biofuels needed to be a part of the Biden Administration’s national infrastructure plan. Pointing out that corn-based ethanol can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50% compared […]

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Carbon Capture Coalition submits memo to Biden’s climate team for first 100 days

Carbon Capture Coalition submits memo to Biden’s climate team for first 100 days

February 1, 2021 |

In Washington, the Carbon Capture Coalition has submitted a memo to President Biden’s climate team, providing a targeted list of climate, energy, infrastructure, and related federal policy recommendations for the first 100 days of the new administration and 117th Congress. A broad suite of policies will be needed to commercialize carbon capture and removal technologies and enable meeting the administration’s goal of a 100 percent clean energy economy and net-zero emissions by 2050. Building upon landmark bipartisan legislation, including the 2018 FUTURE Act and the recently passed Fiscal Year […]

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Democrat Senators call on Biden administration to restore missing gallons ASAP

Democrat Senators call on Biden administration to restore missing gallons ASAP

January 13, 2021 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tina Smith (D-MN) are calling on the incoming Biden administration to take bold action immediately following the inauguration to support farmers and rural communities by restoring integrity to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), and Richard J. Durbin […]

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Biden’s team meeting recently with biofuel groups and companies

Biden’s team meeting recently with biofuel groups and companies

December 24, 2020 |

In Washington, Reuters reports biofuels groups and companies including POET have held calls with President Elect-Biden’s transition team to discuss biofuel blending, including higher ethanol blends, and the next administration’s climate response plans. The groups have also had calls with the man nominated to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. Biden has […]

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Iowa Biodiesel Board supports Biden pick for USDA head

Iowa Biodiesel Board supports Biden pick for USDA head

December 13, 2020 |

In Iowa, Iowa Biodiesel Board Executive Director Grant Kimberley applauded President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to choose former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack, a strong advocate of biofuels, to serve as Secretary of Agriculture. Iowa Biodiesel Board Executive Director Grant Kimberley issued the following statement: “We applaud President-elect Joe Biden’s decision to choose Tom Vilsack as U.S. […]

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Iowans excited about potential for Secretary Vilsack Pt. 2

Iowans excited about potential for Secretary Vilsack Pt. 2

December 9, 2020 |

In Iowa, the Des Moines Register reports that Iowans from both side of the aisle are excited at the possibility that President-Elect Joe Biden will appoint the state’s former governor Tom to once again take up the post of Secretary of Agriculture after serving in the same post under President Barack Obama. Vilsack was a […]

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Concerns 2021 RVO decision could be kicked over to Biden administration

Concerns 2021 RVO decision could be kicked over to Biden administration

November 25, 2020 |

In Washington, Agri-Pulse reports there are fears that the Environmental Protection Agency could continue to make delays on RVOs for 2021 until the Biden administration takes over in January. The CEO of the American Coalition for Ethanol says it would be the first time since 2015 that RVOs weren’t known ahead of the calendar year […]

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Argentina looking to Biden Commerce nominee to avoid WTO biodiesel spat

Argentina looking to Biden Commerce nominee to avoid WTO biodiesel spat

November 24, 2020 |

In Argentina, the Clarin newspaper reports the Foreign Ministry has not ruled out taking a complaint to the World Trade Organization over the increase in tariffs imposed on Argentine biodiesel in the US market. The comments came from the Foreign Minister’s team after a Clarín query. And they occur days after a US complaint filed […]

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2020 spike in RIN prices driven by ‘Biden bump’, policy, supply and demand

2020 spike in RIN prices driven by ‘Biden bump’, policy, supply and demand

November 17, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., S&P Global Platts reports that D6 RIN prices have more than quadrupled in 2020, starting at 15.25 cents on Jan. 3 and climbing to an annual high 70 cents on Nov. 9 with a post-election day spike based on the belief that a Biden administration would result in stronger enforcement of biofuel […]

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D6 ethanol RINs jump to highest since February 2018 on Biden election news

D6 ethanol RINs jump to highest since February 2018 on Biden election news

November 10, 2020 |

In Washington, Platts reports D6 ethanol RINs jumps to 74 cents, the highest seen since February 2018, on the expectation that President-elect Joe Biden will ensure Renewable Fuel Standard compliance by oil refineries. Ethanol demand has suffered from significant volumes of small refinery exemptions during the four years of the Trump administration. Not only to […]

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