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President Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act into law

President Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act into law

August 16, 2022 |

In Washington, CNN reports that President Biden signed into law the Inflation Reduction Act, calling the $750 billion health care, tax and climate legislation “one of the most significant laws in our history.” The bill was widely supported by biofuel groups thanks to its support for renewable energy and fuels, particularly sustainable aviation fuels. Republicans […]

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Biden Administration seen raising 2021 RVO

Biden Administration seen raising 2021 RVO

June 1, 2022 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that although a final decision has not yet been made, sources believe the Biden Administration will choose to increase biofuel blending for 2021 above the 13.32 billion gallons first proposed in December. Ethanol blending for last year was already well above that level at about 13.94 billion gallons. A meeting was […]

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Energy Secretary says Biden Administration “all in” supporting renewable fuels

Energy Secretary says Biden Administration “all in” supporting renewable fuels

May 19, 2022 |

In Washington, Brownfield Ag News reports the Energy Secretary says the Biden Administration is “all in” when it comes to supporting renewable fuels, be it biodiesel or biofuel production or consumption. She says homegrown fuels are the way to fight against a “petro-dictator” like Vladimir Putin. But even with more biofuels in the mix, she […]

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President Biden lifts E15 restrictions to lower pain at the pump

President Biden lifts E15 restrictions to lower pain at the pump

April 12, 2022 |

In Iowa, President Biden toured Growth Energy member plant POET Bioprocessing-Menlo on Tuesday where he announced that his administration will lift outdated restrictions on E15 for the 2022 summer driving season. Available at more than 2,600 gas stations across 31 states, E15 is approved for more than 96 percent of light duty vehicles, which account for […]

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E15 sales reached record levels in 2021

E15 sales reached record levels in 2021

April 10, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., sales of E15, a gasoline blend containing 15 percent ethanol, hit a record 814 million gallons in 2021, according to a new analysis from the Renewable Fuels Association. The 2021 volume represented a 62 percent increase over the prior year and was nearly double pre-pandemic sales volumes in 2019. However, RFA notes, […]

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RFA says Biden Administration putting E15’s growth trajectory at risk

RFA says Biden Administration putting E15’s growth trajectory at risk

April 7, 2022 |

In Washington, sales of E15, a gasoline blend containing 15 percent ethanol, hit a record 814 million gallons in 2021, according to a new analysis from the Renewable Fuels Association. The 2021 volume represented a 62 percent increase over the prior year and was nearly double pre-pandemic sales volumes in 2019. However, RFA notes, this success […]

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Bipartisan group of 29 House members call on President Biden to boost biofuel use

Bipartisan group of 29 House members call on President Biden to boost biofuel use

March 31, 2022 |

In Washington, 29 members of the U.S. House of Representatives – led by Reps. Angie Craig (D-Minn.), Adrian Smith (R-NE), Cindy Axne (D-Iowa), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Mark Pocan (D-Wisc.), and Dusty Johnson (R-SD) – sent a letter to President Biden calling on him to prioritize homegrown and renewable biofuels in order to increase U.S. energy […]

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More than 1,000 farmers and biofuels industry tell President Biden to allow E15

More than 1,000 farmers and biofuels industry tell President Biden to allow E15

March 21, 2022 |

In Washington, more than 1,000 farmers, workers in the ethanol industry, and other biofuel supporters sent a clear message to President Biden on Friday: The solution to record-high gas prices is to immediately allow broader use of lower-cost ethanol blends like E15. “Simply allowing gasoline blenders to sell E15 year-round would instantly help moderate prices at […]

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Biden Administration concerned Russian invasion could force food vs fuel decision

Biden Administration concerned Russian invasion could force food vs fuel decision

March 7, 2022 |

In Washington, Reuters reports the Biden Administration is concerned the Russian invasion in Ukraine will impact food prices to such an extent that introducing biofuel blending waivers may be a way to stave off food inflation. Potential waivers are thought to reduce demand for corn and soy so that they could be diverted to human […]

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Biden administration toying with cutting 2022 RVO following oil lobby pressure

Biden administration toying with cutting 2022 RVO following oil lobby pressure

January 12, 2022 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that following the recent announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency of blending mandates for 2022, the Biden Administration is considering cutting those levels after facing backlash from the oil industry and its lobbies. The oil industry claims that there isn’t enough ethanol available to achieve the 15 billion gallons mandated for […]

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