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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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Biden Administration to release $70oM in trapped biofuels COVID relief, USDA pledges $100M for infrastructure

Biden Administration to release $70oM in trapped biofuels COVID relief, USDA pledges $100M for infrastructure

December 7, 2021 |

In Washinton, the Biden Administration announced $700 million in COVID relief funding for biofuels producers that had been appropriated roughly one year ago and the USDA announced they would soon be taking steps to make another $100 million available for higher-blend biofuels infrastructure. “We do want to say a strong thank you for the COVID […]

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Build Back Better Act includes $1B for biofuel infrastructure

Build Back Better Act includes $1B for biofuel infrastructure

October 31, 2021 |

In Washington, D.C., President Biden and Congressional leaders released a new proposed Build Back Better Act that includes nearly $1 billion to expand biofuels infrastructure, a four-year extension of the biodiesel tax credit which was set to set to expire at the end of 2022, and a new tax credit to support the creation and […]

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Sen. Thune leads Senators to seek meeting with Biden over future of RFS

Sen. Thune leads Senators to seek meeting with Biden over future of RFS

October 26, 2021 |

In Washington, U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), a longtime member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, led several of his colleagues in requesting a meeting with President Biden and representatives of his cabinet to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard and promote biofuels as a key solution for America’s energy and climate agenda. In July, Thune […]

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RFA reminds President Biden ethanol benefits and promises

RFA reminds President Biden ethanol benefits and promises

October 14, 2021 |

In Washington, in response to media reports that the White House has been meeting with oil industry officials to discuss solutions to recent higher gas prices, the Renewable Fuels Association has reminded President Biden that efforts to encourage more use of high-carbon fossil fuels, including imported oil, to stem higher gasoline prices are “clearly antithetical to […]

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Bicameral congressional group urge Biden administration to not cut biofuel blending

Bicameral congressional group urge Biden administration to not cut biofuel blending

September 28, 2021 |

In Washington, Congresswomen Cheri Bustos (D-IL-17), Cindy Axne (D-IA-03), Angie Craig (D-MN-02) and Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) led a bicameral group of Congressional members spanning seven states in a letter urging the Administration to increase biofuels usage and reject any reduction in biofuel blending requirements. After recent reports that the Administration may be considering lowering […]

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Consortium demands Biden administration cut airplane pollution through standards and not SAF

Consortium demands Biden administration cut airplane pollution through standards and not SAF

September 22, 2021 |

In Washington, 100 environmental, community and public-health groups called on the Biden administration to set strong standards to cut airplane pollution and avoid industry-promoted biofuel greenwashing. As the letter notes, the Biden administration has yet to announce any efforts to replace useless Trump-era standards, despite saying they need review. Instead, earlier this month Biden officials […]

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Grown Energy members send letter to President Biden urging support for biofuels

Grown Energy members send letter to President Biden urging support for biofuels

September 21, 2021 |

In Washington, during Growth Energy’s virtual fly-in, 87 Growth Energy members sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to stand behind his promise to take clear action on climate change by supporting low-carbon biofuels and upholding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) through strong biofuel blending targets. The signers represent Growth Energy’s diverse membership of biorefineries and the […]

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3B by ’30: Big Moves by Big Players, 9 Key White House SAF Announcements and more

3B by ’30: Big Moves by Big Players, 9 Key White House SAF Announcements and more

September 9, 2021 |

  It was as busy as a mosh pit, as coordinated and fluid as Astaire and Rogers — the penny dropped on what the Unites States of America plans to do about sustainable aviation fuels, with more than a dozen companies and government agencies in the mix, as US airlines agreed to reach 3 billion […]

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AFCC: Biden Administration need to provide at least $20B in immediate new federal loan guarantee authority for SAF manufacturers

AFCC: Biden Administration need to provide at least $20B in immediate new federal loan guarantee authority for SAF manufacturers

September 9, 2021 |

In Washington,  The Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition and its members are asking the Biden Administration to incentivize the production and use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). Citing sharply enhanced global SAF targets, the group said: “To approach these projected significantly increasing SAF volumes, the White House, in conjunction with the Department of Energy (DOE), […]

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