EPA: 12 more SRE petitions filed, 98 now pending


The U.S. EPA on Aug. 20 released updated SRE data, showing that small refiners have filed 12 additional SRE petitions, including nine “gap year” petitions. A total of 98 SRE petitions are now pending, up from 86 that were pending as of July 16.
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Trump says he’ll talk to EPA about RFS, SREs


President Trump on Aug. 18 verbally committed to speaking to the U.S. EPA regarding the RFS and SREs during a visit to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to participate in a disaster recovery briefing on the derecho windstorm that devastated the state Aug. 10.
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Ricketts signs bill establishing renewable chemical tax credit


Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on Aug. 20 signed LB 1107, a legislative package that includes a production tax credit for renewable chemicals and provides property tax reform that will benefit various types of property owners, including biofuel plants.
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Lawmakers urge Lighthizer to press Brazil on ethanol tariffs


A group of 20 members of Congress representing ethanol- and corn-producing regions sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Aug. 20 asking him to urge his counterparts in Brazil to terminate tariffs on U.S. ethanol.
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UAI: A new research tool to help ensure accurate ethanol data


A new tool is available from Future Fuel Strategies for researchers to help ensure accurate and consistent results when conducting fuel and emission testing. The Urban Air Initiative commissioned the study.
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ACE conference to feature USDA official, fuel retailers


ACE's 33rd annual conference is being held as a live virtual event on Sept. 16 and will feature a USDA official, fuel retailers and a market analyst. Attendees will have dual access the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 1%, ending stocks up 3%


U.S. ethanol production increased by nearly 1 percent the week ending Aug. 14, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Aug. 19. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were up nearly 3 percent.
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EPA seeks nominations for Science Advisory Board, SAB committees


The U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the EPA Science Advisory Board and four SAB standing committees. Nominations are due Aug. 31.
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Aemetis completes construction of phase one RNG project


Aemetis Inc. has completed of construction of the first two dairy digesters and four mile pipeline for the production of RNG. The project will supply RNG to displace natural gas use at the Keyes ethanol plant and for use as a transportation fuel.
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Growth Energy cheers strong retail interest in HBIIP


Growth Energy hailed the latest efforts of retailers seeking to expand biofuel options at the pump through USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, announcing 293 of its retail partners submitted grant applications.
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Novozymes sources steam from biomass-fired Asnæs Power Station


Danish power company Orsted announced on Aug. 21 the inauguration of its biomass-fired Asnæs Power Station. The facility will provide renewable energy to Novozymes, Novo Nordisk and district heating customers in Kalundborg.
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UNICA: Ethanol exports, sales for non-fuel uses up in July


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced overall ethanol sales in July were down. Sales of ethanol for non-fuel uses and exports, however, were up. Corn ethanol production also increased when compared to July 2019.
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