Supreme Court schedules arguments in SRE review for April 27


The U.S. Supreme Court on March 12 announced it will hear oral arguments on April 27 pertaining to its pending review of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal’s January 2020 ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs).
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Alto Ingredients to sell its 2 idle California ethanol plants


Alto Ingredients Inc., formerly known as Pacific Ethanol Inc., announced on March 11 plans to sell its two idle ethanol plants located in California as part of its effort to focus on the production of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients.
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USDA seeks public input on climate-smart ag and forestry strategy


The USDA on March 15 announced it is opening a 45-day public comment period to gather input on its climate-smart agriculture and forestry strategy, including several topics focused specifically on biofuels, bioproducts and renewable energy.
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New Mexico Senate passes Clean Fuel Standard Act


The New Mexico Senate on March 11 voted 25 to 14 in favor of a bill that aims to establish a Clean Fuel Standard that would require a 28 percent decrease in the carbon intensity of transportation fuel by 2040.
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Aemetis discusses plans for renewable diesel, cellulosic ethanol


Eric McAfee, CEO of Aemetis Inc., confirmed that the company’s California ethanol plant is currently running at capacity during a fourth quarter earnings call held March 11. He also provided an update of the company’s advanced biofuel initiatives.
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EPA approves changes to allow year-round E15 in Kansas City


The U.S. EPA on March 12 announced it has approved a change in fuel requirements that will allow E15 to be sold year-round in the Kansas City metro area. Representatives of the ethanol industry are applauding the EPA’s action.
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Bill introduced to establish clean fuels standard in Minnesota


Legislation introduced in the Minnesota Legislature in March aims to establish a clean fuels standard (CFS) that would require a 20 percent reduction in the carbon intensity of transportation fuel sold within the state by 2035.
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Senate votes to confirm Regan as EPA administrator


The U.S. Senate on March 10 voted 66 to 34 to confirm Michael Regan as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Representatives of the biofuels and bioenergy industries have spoken out in support of Regan’s confirmation.
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EIA: Ethanol production up 11%, stocks down 2%


U.S. ethanol production expanded nearly 11 percent the week ending March 5, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on March 10. Fuel ethanol stocks were down nearly 2 percent.
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OPINION: 20 billion miles and counting


After a tough year marked by unprecedented challenges, the biofuel sector is hitting the ground running with exciting progress on higher ethanol blends, said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor, noting that 20 billion miles have now been driven on E15.
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