EPA misses statutory deadline to set 2021 RFS RVOs


The U.S. EPA has missed its Nov. 30 statutory deadline to set the 2021 RVOs under the RFS, as well as the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel. While a COVID-19-related delay was not unexpected, the agency has yet to issue even an initial proposal.
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Iowa provides COVID-19 relief to 167 biofuel retail locations


The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship on Nov. 30 announced that 101 ethanol projects and 137 biodiesel projects at 167 fuel retail locations have been awarded COVID-19 relief under the Renewable Fuels Retail Recovery Program.
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Ontario to require 15% renewable content in gasoline by 2030


The government of Ontario announced on Nov. 26 it has amended its clean fuels regulations and will ramp up its requirement for renewable content in gasoline to 15 percent by 2030. The change is will boost demand for biofuels, including ethanol.
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EIA: Ethanol production, ending stocks expand by 3%


U.S. fuel ethanol production increased by 3 percent the week ending Nov. 20, according to data released by the EIA. Stocks expanded by more than 3 percent, and for the first time in several months were up when compared to the same period of 2019.
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USGC promotes fuel ethanol during Chinese expo


The U.S. ethanol industry has much to offer as China develops its own regulatory framework on biofuels. The USGC and its U.S. partners recently promoted increased ethanol use during the third China International Import Expo.
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Report: Japan’s ethanol blend rate expected at 1.9% in 2020


Japan achieved an average ethanol blend rate of 1.6 percent in 2019. The blend rate is expected to increase to 1.9 percent this year due to an estimated 8 percent decrease in gasoline demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Corn use for fuel ethanol at 401 million bushels in September


The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for November, reporting that corn use for fuel ethanol was at 401 million bushels in September, down from both the previous month and September 2019.
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USGC: Successful US sorghum harvest nears completion


The U.S. Grains Council has announced U.S. sorghum farmers have the majority of this year’s crop in the bin, and the quality is looking good, according to data released by the USDA and the United Sorghum Checkoff Program.
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Aemetis signs distributor agreement for health safety products


Aemetis Inc announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aemetis Health Products, Inc., has received a $24 million initial purchase order after signing a supply agreement for sanitizer alcohol and nitrile gloves with a California distributor.
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Governors urge EPA to address biogenic CO2 barrier


The Biogenic CO2 Coalition on Nov. 19 commended a bipartisan group of six U.S. governors who are urging the U.S. EPA to take prompt, science-based action to keep the United States from falling behind its competitors in the international bioeconomy.
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