EPA asks court to vacate, remand 3 SREs approved in January


The U.S. EPA on April 30 filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit asking the court to vacate and remand three SREs approved by the Trump administration on Jan. 19, the day before President Biden’s inauguration.
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Supreme Court hears arguments in SRE challenge


The U.S. Supreme Court on April 27 heard oral arguments pertaining its pending review of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal’s January 2020 ruling on SREs. The arguments largely focused on how to interpret the statute's use of the word "extension."
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Summit Carbon Solutions expands into Nebraska


Summit Carbon Solutions has announced the growth and further development of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage project. A total of 30 biorefineries have now signed on participate in the carbon capture network.
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Indiana governor vetoes E15 label bill


Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb on April 26 vetoed a bill that would have implemented additional labeling requirements for fuel pumps that sell E15. In his veto message, Holcomb called the requirement “unnecessary and confusing.”
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Senators question Regan on biofuels, RFS


Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, questioned U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan on his agency’s views towards biofuels and the RFS during an April 28 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works.
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ADM restarts 2 idle ethanol plants, reports improved Q1 results


ADM released first quarter financial results on April 27, reporting significantly higher results for its carbohydrate solutions business segment, which includes its ethanol production business, and the restart of two idle ethanol plants.
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Alto Ingredients enters into agreement to sell its Madera plant


Alto Ingredients Inc. has signed a definitive agreement with Seaboard Energy California LLC to sell its fuel ethanol production facility in Madera, California, for total consideration of $28.3 million. The transaction is expected to close in Q2.
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Green Plains reports progress with transformation plan


Todd Becker, president and CEO of Green Plains Inc., discussed the company’s efforts to transform into a global ag tech company and provided an update of plant improvement projects during a first quarter earnings call held May 3.
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EIA: US ethanol production up slightly, stocks down 4%


U.S. ethanol production was up slightly the week ending April 23, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on April 28. Fuel ethanol stocks were down nearly 4 percent from the previous week.
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Novozymes: Bioenergy sales down 9% for Q1


Novozymes released first quarter financial results on April 27, reporting overall organic sales growth of 3 percent despite a 9 percent reduction in bioenergy sales. Bioenergy sales to customers outside the U.S., however, were up.
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