USDA announces $18.4 million in HBIIP awards


In honor of Earth Day, the USDA on April 22 announced $18.4 million in awards through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program to help expand the availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.
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Biden sets goal to cut US GHG emissions in half by 2030


President Biden marked Earth Day on April 22 by announcing a new target for the U.S. to achieve a 50-52 percent reduction in economy-wide net greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution by 2030 when compared to a 2005 baseline.
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Washington legislature passes CFS bill, delivers bill to governor


Both chambers of the Washington State Legislature on April 25 voted to approve a bill that will create a state-wide Clean Fuel Standard. Washington Gov. Jay Inslee tweeted a statement in approval later that day and is expected to sign the bill soon.
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EPA: RIN generation tops 1.64 billion in March


The U.S. EPA has released data showing that more than 1.64 billion renewable identification numbers (RIN) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in March, up from 1.58 billion during the same month of last year.
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Biofuels coalition readies for oral arguments in Supreme Court


In oral arguments scheduled for April 27, four agriculture and biofuel organizations will argue that the U.S. Supreme Court should affirm the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit's January 2020 ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs).
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Valero provides update of renewable fuel projects


Valero Energy released first quarter results on April 22, reporting improved results for its ethanol operations and record operating income for its renewable diesel segment. The company also discussed plans for a CCS project at its ethanol plants.
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Royal Farms opens 21st ethanol refueling station


This Earth Day Royal Farms and Protec Fuel Management LLC celebrate their past year’s achievement of displacing petroleum fuel with enough low carbon biofuels to account for a pollution reduction equivalent to planting more than 102,353 trees.
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EIA: Weekly ethanol production flat, stocks down slightly


U.S. ethanol production was flat the week ending April 16, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on April 21. Fuel ethanol stocks were down slightly from the previous week.
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Senators urge Regan to uphold the RFS


A dozen senators on April 20 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan requesting that he continue his commitment to support farmers and rural communities by upholding and restoring confidence in the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Eco-Energy begins construction on California ethanol terminal


Eco-Energy has started construction on its ethanol distribution facility located in Stockton, California. The facility is scheduled to commence operations in March 2022 and will be the eleventh ethanol distribution terminal constructed by Eco-Energy.
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2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

July 13-15, 2021
Iowa Event Center
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Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

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October 13-14, 2021
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