Tag: USDA

RFA Provides USDA a Roadmap to Renewable Fuel Growth

RFA Provides USDA a Roadmap to Renewable Fuel Growth

August 2, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association responded to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s request for comment on its Agriculture Innovation Agenda (AIA). Regarding renewable fuels, the agenda calls for Increased biofuel feedstock production and biofuel production efficiency and competitiveness to achieve market-driven blend rates of E15 in 2030 and E30 in 2050. “Not only […]

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Researchers land $10M USDA grant for RNG from biomass and manure

Researchers land $10M USDA grant for RNG from biomass and manure

July 30, 2020 |

In Iowa, a new federal grant will allow a research team led by Iowa State University, Penn State and Roeslein Alternative Energy to develop new methods of turning biomass and manure into fuel. The five-year, $10 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture will power the Consortium for […]

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USDA GAIN report says pandemic will slash biofuel use by up to 10%

USDA GAIN report says pandemic will slash biofuel use by up to 10%

July 23, 2020 |

In the Netherlands, a new USDA GAIN report says the COVID-19 pandemic will slash European bioethanol and biodiesel use by approximately ten and six percent, respectively. EU biofuel demand is driven by the Renewable Energy Directives I and II, the former of which demand 10% renewable content in transportation by 2020 while the latter has […]

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USDA Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program deadline less than a month away

USDA Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program deadline less than a month away

July 19, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., with the USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) deadline just one month away, the Renewable Fuels Association reminds retailers and other interested parties that any further delays may threaten their ability to complete the registration and application process by the deadline of August 13. Among the important tools available to interested […]

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Bustos secures agriculture wins for rural America in $152B appropriations bill

Bustos secures agriculture wins for rural America in $152B appropriations bill

July 12, 2020 |

In Illinois, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (D-IL) helped pass a comprehensive Agriculture and Rural Development funding bill out of the powerful House Appropriations Committee that would deliver more than $152 billion in agriculture and rural support, including bolstering biofuels. Congresswoman Bustos successfully secured a number of provisions for Illinois and rural America including: Bolstering the use […]

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USDA lowers corn ethanol use numbers in June WASDE

USDA lowers corn ethanol use numbers in June WASDE

June 11, 2020 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that USDA data shows corn supplies are expected to rise due to lack of demand for ethanol production as a result of COVID-19 impacts. The June WASDE report shows additional corn stocks at the end of 2019/20 of 2.103 billion bushels, up 5 million bushels against last month’s estimate, while it […]

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Calyxt’s high oleic low linolenic soybean oil deemed non-regulated by USDA – on path to commercialization

Calyxt’s high oleic low linolenic soybean oil deemed non-regulated by USDA – on path to commercialization

June 7, 2020 |

In Minnesota, Calyxt, Inc., a plant-based technology company, said its high oleic low linolenic soybean has been deemed a non-regulated article under the “Am I Regulated?” process by Biotechnology Regulatory Services of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, an agency of the United States Department of Agriculture. Calyxt’s new HOLL soybean, developed using the […]

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Missouri biofuel entities now eligible for $200K grant

Missouri biofuel entities now eligible for $200K grant

June 7, 2020 |

In Missouri, the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority created the Biofuel Infrastructure Program to increase the availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel in the Show-Me State. MASBDA partnered with the Biodiesel Coalition of Missouri and the Missouri Corn Growers Association to stand up the grant program, which will support biofuel producers […]

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Indonesia removes ethanol ban, recognizes octane benefits of ethanol

Indonesia removes ethanol ban, recognizes octane benefits of ethanol

May 31, 2020 |

In Indonesia, the U.S. Grains Council reports that U.S. ethanol can now enter the Indonesian market by way of pre-blended fuel, following the recent removal of a ban on pre-blended product entering the country. This change creates a potential market of more than 200 million gallons (71 million bushels in corn equivalent). The market development […]

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USDA publishes final ruel expanding production of renewable chemicals and biobased products

USDA publishes final ruel expanding production of renewable chemicals and biobased products

May 20, 2020 |

In Washington, U.S. Department of Agriculture announced that it has published a final rule to expand the production of renewable chemicals and biobased manufactured products. The rule, for the first time, allows applicants for Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (9003 Program) loans to submit applications to develop renewable chemical and biobased […]

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