USDA announces $26 million in third round of HBIIP awards


The USDA on Aug. 19 announced $26 million in investments under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The funds will expand the availability of higher-blend renewable fuels by 822 million gallons annually in 23 states.
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Biofuel groups challenge court’s ruling on E15


The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association are challenging a recent court decision that vacated a 2019 rule issued by the U.S. EPA allowing for year-round sales of E15.
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EPA: 1.69 billion RINs generated in July


The U.S. EPA has released data showing 1.69 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in July, up from 1.63 billion RINs that were generated during the same month of last year.
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Grassley calls out EPA on reported lower RFS recommendation


Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Aug. 20 issued a statement regarding reports that the U.S. EPA has recommended to lower the minimum renewable fuels volumes that must be supplied to the markets in 2021.
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EPA: 59 SRE petitions now pending, down from 64 in July


The U.S. EPA published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Aug. 19, reporting that there are currently 59 SRE petitions pending under the Renewable Fuel Standard, down from 64 that were pending as of mid-July.
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EIA: Ethanol production down 1%, stocks fall 3%


U.S. fuel ethanol production fell by 1 percent the week ending Aug. 13, according to data released by the U.S. energy information administration on Aug. 18. Ending stocks of fuel ethanol were down more than 3 percent.
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USDA predicts 4% increase in corn production


The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics issued a Crop Production report on Aug. 12 predicting that corn production will be up 4 percent when compared last year. Average corn yields are also forecast higher.
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Study confirms feasibility of CCS at 2 Aemetis plant sites


A new study concluded that more than 2 million metric tons (MT) per year of CO2 can be removed from the atmosphere and injected safely into the earth at two biofuel plant sites in California. The study was commissioned by Aemetis Inc.
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UNICA reports drop in sugarcane processing


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced sugarcane processing in the south-central region of Brazil was down more than 8 percent during the second half of July due, in part, to problems associated with frost.
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USGC helps South Korea, Japan understand the benefits of ethanol


As policymakers in South Korea and Japan consider new emission reduction initiatives, the U.S. Grains Council is working to demonstrate the carbon-reduction benefits of blending ethanol into local fuel supplies.
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