OMB updates timelines for 2021 RFS, E15 label rules


Information released by the White House Office of Management and budget indicates the a proposed rule to set 2021 RVOs under the RFS could be released soon. A rulemaking is also underway to alter E15 labeling requirements.
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Wisconsin supports ethanol producers with CARES Act funds


Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Dec. 9 announced that Wisconsin will be making up to $3.25 million of federal Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding available to Wisconsin’s nine ethanol producers.
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RFA: Ethanol industry needs support, COVID-19 losses near $4B


A new analysis released by the RFA shows that U.S. ethanol producers had lost $3.8 billion as result of COVID-19 by the end of November. With new travel restrictions and the resulting loss of fuel demand, those losses will continue to grow.
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Biden to nominate Vilsack as ag secretary


President-elect Joe Biden has announced he will nominate Tom Vilsack as secretary of agriculture. Vilsack is a former two-term governor of Iowa who served as secretary of agriculture during all eight years of the Obama-Biden administration.
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Novozymes launches Fortiva Hemi bioenergy enzyme solution


Novozymes has expanded its portfolio of innovative enzyme solutions for the bioenergy industry with the launch of Fortiva Hemi. The unique new product brings novel enzymes to liquefaction that enable higher corn oil and ethanol yields.
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EPA changes how it considers costs, benefits of CAA rules


The U.S. EPA on Dec. 9 released a final rule that changes the way the agency will consider the costs and benefits of all significant Clean Air Act rulemakings. The EPA said the impacted rulemakings will be accompanied by a benefit-cost analysis.
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California Ethanol + Power finalizes marketing agreement with CHS


California Ethanol + Power has announced an exclusive 15-year contract was awarded to CHS Inc. to market and sell the 68 million gallons of Essential Ethanol to be produced annually by the Sugar Valley Energy campus located in California.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks up 4%


U.S. fuel ethanol production increased by nearly 2 percent the week ending Dec. 4, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 9. Ethanol stocks were up by approximately 4 percent.
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EPA: Supreme Court should not review lower court’s SRE ruling


In a filing submitted on Dec. 8, the Department of Justice recommended against Supreme Court review of the Tenth Circuit Court’s ruling earlier this year that invalidated several small refinery exemptions issued by U.S. EPA under the RFS.
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Enerkem proposes to develop advanced biorefinery in Quebec


Enerkem and strategic partners Shell, Suncor, Proman and Hydro-Quebec on Dec. 8 announced plans to develop a CAD $875 biorefinery in Varennes, Quebec, that can produce 125 million liters of advanced biofuels, including methanol and ethanol.
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