EPA delivers proposed rule to set RFS RVOs to OMB

The U.S. EPA on Aug. 26 delivered a proposed rule to set annual volume and percentage standards under the RFS to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before a proposed rule is released for public comment.

USDA forecasts $2.4 billion in US ethanol exports for FY 2022

The USDA predicts fiscal year (FY) 2021 ethanol exports will be at $2.2 billion, down $60 million when compared to FY 2020. Moving into FY 2022, however, U.S. ethanol exports are expected to reach $2.4 billion, up $200 million from FY 2021.

Bustos introduces bill to create high-octane fuel standard

Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., on Aug. 24 introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act of 2021, a bill that, in part, aims to establish a high-octane, low-carbon fuel standard. Bustos introduced similar legislation in September 2020.

RFA: EPA can help reduce Hurricane Ida’s fuel price shock

With Hurricane Ida impacting the nation’s liquid fuel supply and distribution, the Renewable Fuels Association is uring the U.S. EPA to take two quick and simple steps that can extend fuel supplies and reduce price spikes expected at the fuel pump.

EIA: Ethanol production down 4%, stocks down 2%

U.S. fuel ethanol production fell by more than 4 percent the week ending Aug. 20, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Aug. 25. Ethanol stocks were down nearly 2 percent.

Vehicle emissions standards should address high-octane fuels

Representatives of the ethanol industry called on the U.S. EPA to address high-octane, low-carbon fuels as part of its proposed greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for 2023-2026 light-duty vehicles during a hearing held Aug. 25.

Oil state senators ask EPA to gut RFS blending obligations

A group of 17 republican oil state senators on Aug. 23 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to waive or significantly reduce the RFS blending obligations for 2020 and set low RVOs for 2021 and 2022.

ITA aims to make US clean technologies exports more competitive

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration on Aug. 30 announced it is seeking public comments to help inform development of its U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy.

ACE unveils hybrid electric flex fuel vehicle project

ACE unveiled a vehicle demonstration project at its conference in August showing low to net-zero-carbon vehicles powered by ethanol already have cleaner lifecycle GHG emissions than plug-in electrics.

PNNL: Faster, cheaper ethanol-to-jet-fuel on the horizon

A patented process for converting alcohol sourced from renewable or industrial waste gases into jet or diesel fuel is being scaled up at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory with the help of partners at Oregon State University and LanzaTech.

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