RFA: DC Circuit Court stays EPA action granting refinery waivers


In response to an emergency motion filed Jan. 19 by the RFA, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Jan. 21 ordered that EPA’s action on to grant three SREs must be “administratively stayed pending further order of the court."
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EPA: 18.26 billion RINs generated in 2020 under RFS


Nearly 18.26 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in 2020, down from 19.81 billion generated in 2019, according to data published by the U.S. EPA. Total RIN generation for December was at 1.69 billion, down from 1.79 billion in December 2019.
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2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo moves to July


BBI International has announced that the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, will be held July 13-15 in Minneapolis. The event was originally scheduled to be held in mid-June.
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Biden administration to review SAFE Vehicles Rule


The U.S. EPA's Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficiency (SAFE) Vehicles Rule is one of the many federal regulations that are set to be reviewed by the Biden administration, according to an executive order issued Jan. 20.
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Aemetis announces $16.8M in California CEC and utility grants


Aemetis Inc. announced that its “Carbon Zero” biofuels production process has received $16.8 million of solar energy and other energy efficiency grants to fund upgrades of the Keyes, California, plant to support the production of zero carbon biofuel.
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EIA: Ethanol production up slightly, stocks down


U.S. ethanol production was up less than 1 percent the week ending Jan. 15 while weekly ending stocks were down slightly, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Jan. 22.
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Legislation introduced to establish CFS in New Mexico


Legislation introduced in New Mexico on Jan. 19 aims to establish a Clean Fuel Standard within the state. The bill is supported by New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham, the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization.
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EPA issues last-minute approval of 3 SREs


The U.S. EPA late on Jan. 19 published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data showing that the agency has approved three new SRE petitions, one for Renewable Fuel Standard compliance year 2018 and two for compliance year 2019.
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India takes action to increase use, production of ethanol


India is taking action to increase domestic production and use of ethanol. The government in December opened a comment period on draft standards related to the country’s plans to introduce E85 and E100 vehicles into regions with an ethanol surplus.
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Green Plains announces clean sugar project in Nebraska


Green Plains Inc. and Ospraie Management announced that recently acquired Fluid Quip Technologies is engineering and constructing a fully scalable commercial Clean Sugar Technology production facility at the Green Plains York Innovation Center.
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