USDA announces intent to offer $100 million in HBIIP funding


The USDA published a notice in the Federal Register on Feb. 28 announcing a notice of funding availability (NOFA) of up to $100 million in competitive grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program.
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Perdue memo directs USDA fleet to increase biofuel use


Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue issued a memo on Feb. 28 directing the USDA to acquire alternative fueled vehicles (AFVs), including those that can use E85 or biodiesel, when replacing conventionally fueled vehicles.
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Wheeler: EPA will release new guidance on SRE program soon


U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on Feb. 27 the agency will soon issue new guidance on the RFS's SRE program related to the Tenth Circuit Court's Jan. 27 ruling that struck down three SREs previously issued by the EPA.
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EPA: 1.45 billion RINs generated in January


The U.S. EPA has released Renewable Fuel Standard renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that more than 1.45 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 454,720 cellulosic RINs.
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Udall, Grassley introduce bill targeting subsidies for Big Oil


Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M, and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced a bill on Feb. 25 that aims to update the nation’s antiquated public lands royalty system and ensure that taxpayers get fair returns on leases of public lands for oil and gas production.
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Novozymes’ Bertz discusses newest Innova product


Novozymes' latest yeast release, Innova Fit, allows plant managers to run their facilities how they see fit—either increasing solids, powering through higher fermentation temperature excursions, or both.
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EPA delivers proposed rule on biogenic emissions to OMB


The U.S. EPA delivered a proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget on Feb. 24 focused on the treatment of biogenic carbon dioxide emissions under the Clean Air Act’s permitting programs.
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Senators ask trump to challenge Tenth Circuit Court on SREs


A group of 13 senators that represent states with oil production and oil refining interests sent a letter to President Trump on Feb. 27 asking him to appeal a recent court ruling that will make it more difficult for refineries to qualify for a SREs.
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Feb. 25 proclaimed ‘Premium E30 Day’ in South Dakota


South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem recently proclaimed Feb. 25 to be “Premium E30 Day.” Members of the South Dakota Farmers Union and Glacial Lakes Energy Cooperative joined together in Pierre, South Dakota, to celebrate the day.
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Gevo secures funding from Queensland Waste to Biofutures Fund


Gevo Inc. has been awarded part of The Queensland Waste to Biofutures (W2B) Fund to support the development of waste to biofutures projects in Queensland, Australia. W2B provides funds for biorefinery projects that process waste streams or biomass.
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