Bill forces EPA to act on RFS pathway, registration petitions


Reps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., on Nov. 18 introduced the Streamlining Advanced Biofuels Registration Act, which aims to force the U.S. EPA to act on outstanding RFS pathway and registration applications.
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EPA: 1.56 billion RINs generated in October


The U.S. EPA has released data showing nearly 1.56 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, down from 1.73 billion generated during the same month of last year.
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Element produces high-protein animal feed using ICM technologies


Element LLC, a leading-edge biofuels producer in Colwich, Kansas, announced that it has started production on a yeast-enriched, 50 percent protein animal feed called ANDVantage 50Y. The process utilizes three proprietary technologies from ICM Inc.
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Court asked to hold EPA accountable on improper 2016 waiver


Biofuel groups on Nov. 23 filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia asking the court to enforce its 2017 decision requiring the U.S. EPA to address its improper waiver of 500 million gallons of biofuel in the 2016 RVO.
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EPA: 6 more SRE petitions filed, 58 now pending


The U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on Nov. 19, reporting that six additional SRE petitions have been filed with the agency, including one for RFS compliance year 2019 and five for compliance year 2020.
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UNICA reports increased ethanol sales for October


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has released data showing ethanol production was down during the second half of October. Ethanol sales for the full month, however, were the highest reported so far this year.
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Aemetis awarded $7.8M for phase 2 RNG dairy digester projects


Aemetis Biogas LLC, a wholly woned subsidiary of Aemetis Inc., has been awarded $7.8 million in matching grants through the 2020 California Department of Food and Agriculture Dairy Digester Research and Development Program.
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USGC: COVID-19 weighed on 2019-’20 global ethanol trade


At the close of the most recent marketing year, U.S. ethanol exports were down 12 percent year-over-year according to data from the USDA, weighed on by COVID-19 and the global issuance of stay-at-home orders.
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EIA: Ethanol production down 2%, stocks up slightly


U.S. fuel ethanol production fell by nearly 2 percent the week ending Nov. 13 while ethanol stocks increased slightly, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 18.
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Growth Energy outlines 2021 biofuel policy priorities


Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has outlined the biofuels industry’s top federal priorities for 2021, highlighting key measures that elected leaders must take to protect the climate, revitalize rural communities, and offer consumers choice at the pump.
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