Biden administration takes action to expand SAF production, use

President Biden is taking action to increase the production of SAF to at least 3 billion gallons per year and reduce aviation emission by 20 percent by 2030. As part of that effort, DOE has announced $64.7 million in funding for 22 biofuel projects.

Court denies request to rehear case vacating EPA’s E15 rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Sept. 9 denied a petition for rehearing filed by Growth Energy, RFA, and NCGA challenging a ruling handed down in July that vacated a 2019 rule issued by the EPA allowing year-round sales of E15.

House Ag Committee advances $1B for biofuel infrastructure

The House Agriculture Committee on Sept. 13 advanced its portion of the Build Back Better Act, which currently includes $1 billion in USDA funding to expand biofuel infrastructure to increase availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.

USDA awards $25M loan to Red Trail Energy for CCS project

The USDA on Sept. 9 awarded a $25 million loan under the Rural Energy for America Program to Red Trail Energy LLC to support the construction of a carbon capture processing and storage facility at the company’s ethanol plant in North Dakota.

EIA: Ethanol production up 2%, stocks down 3%

U.S. fuel ethanol production expanded by 2 percent the week ending Sept. 3, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Sept. 9. Weekly ending stocks of fuel ethanol were down more than 3 percent.

State corn checkoffs commit $1.25 to grow E85 in California

The Nebraska Corn Board, along with the corn checkoff programs from Kansas and Missouri, will provide California fuel retailers $1.25 million over the next year to increase availability of E85. Fuel will be supplied by Pearson Fuels.

Missouri launches Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program

On Sept. 2, the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority announced the Biofuel Infrastructure Incentive Program to increase the distribution and use of biofuels in the state of Missouri.

Feenstra introduces Biofuel Cell Research Act

Rep. Randy Feenstra, R-Iowa, on Aug. 24 introduced a bill that aims to establish a research, development and demonstration program for a commercially viable fuel cell system that uses biofuels as the main fuel source.

Gevo plans to add alcohol-to-hydrocarbon pilot to Luverne site

Gevo Inc. on Sept. 7 announced plans to install an alcohol-to-hydrocarbon process pilot at its existing biorefinery located in Luverne, Minnesota. The company also recently filed environmental permits for its Net-Zero 1 project in South Dakota.

Aemetis awarded permits for next phase of diary digesters

Aemetis Inc. has been issued building permits by Stanislaus County in California to construct the next phase of dairy biogas digesters in the Aemetis Biogas Central Diary Digester Project, which will be connected to the company's ethanol plant.

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Minneapolis Convention Center
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Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

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