US fuel ethanol production tops 1 million barrels per day


U.S. fuel ethanol production averaged 1.032 million barrels per day the week ending May 14, marking the first time in more than a year that production has exceeded 1 million barrels per day, according to data released by the U.S. EIA on May 19.
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Court vacates 3 SREs approved by Trump administration


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on May 19 issued an order vacating three small refinery exemptions (SREs) approved by the Trump administration on Jan. 19, less than 24 hours before President Biden’s inauguration.
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Alto Ingredients closes the sale of its Madera facility


Alto Ingredients Inc., a leading producer of specialty alcohols and essential ingredients, announced on May 18 the completion of the sale of its fuel ethanol production facility in Madera, California, to Seaboard Energy California LLC.
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EPA: 1.57 billion RINs generated in April


The U.S. EPA has released data that shows 1.57 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in April, up from 1.06 billion generated during the same month of 2020.
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ADM announces successful completion of CCS project


ADM and the University of Illinois announced on May 19 the successful completion of the Illinois Basin - Decatur Project, a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project designed to evaluate and test the technology at commercial scale.
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USDA issues progress report on climate smart ag, forestry


The USDA on May 20 published a progress report on climate-smart agriculture and forestry (CSAF) that reflects initial conversions with stakeholders on how the agency should develop its CSAF stategy, including the need to support bioenergy.
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EPA: 2 additional SRE petitions filed, 70 now pending


The U.S. EPA on May 20 published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed for RFS compliance year 2020. The agency also changed the status of three previously filed SRE petitions.
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Sustainable Skies Act aims to enact blenders credit for SAF


Rep. Brad Schneider, D-Ill., on May 20 introduced the Sustainable Skies Act, which aims to create a tax credit to encourage blending of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The credit’s value would be based on GHG emission reductions.
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Aemetis announces US Forest Service grant for Carbon Zero project


Aemetis Inc. has been notified of a grant from the U.S. Forest Service toward the commercialization of a patented process that extracts cellulosic sugars from waste orchard wood, waste forest wood, and other biomass.
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EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Minnesota plant


The U.S. EPA on May 4 approved an efficient producer pathway for Poet LLC’s 46 MMgy ethanol plant located in Preston, Minnesota. The approval allows the facility to generate RINs for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol.
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