Business

June 17, 2021

Biofuel groups ask EPA to resist calls for RFS waivers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFuels America, NFU, Growth Energy, RFA, NCGA, NBB and ABBC on June 17 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan and National Economic Council Director Brian Deese urging them to resist calls by the oil industry to waive or weaken the RFS. READ MORE

June 17, 2021

EPA: No new SRE petitions filed, 70 SRE petitions still pending

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyData published by the U.S. EPA on June 17 shows that no new SRE petitions have been filed under the RFS in the past month. The data also indicates no changes have been made to the status of 70 pending SRE petitions. READ MORE

June 17, 2021

Aemetis announces engineering provider for Carbon Zero 1 project

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:BusinessAemetis Inc. has awarded an engineering services contract to Worley for the Aemetis ‘Carbon Zero’ renewable jet and diesel plant in Riverbank, California. The facility is designed to hydrotreat renewable oils with hydrogen from wood waste. READ MORE

June 16, 2021

EIA: Ethanol production up 4%, stocks up 3%

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessU.S. fuel ethanol production fell by nearly 4 percent the week ending June 112, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 16. Weekly ending stocks of ethanol were up more than 3 percent. READ MORE

June 16, 2021

Federal lawmakers urge EPA to uphold the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyA group of 15 democratic lawmakers on June 16 sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan and NEC Director Brian Deese expressing concern that the Biden administration is considering several options to exempt oil refineries from RFS obligations. READ MORE

June 16, 2021

Grassley urges Biden to maintain RFS blend requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicySen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on June 15 delivered a speech on the Senate floor criticizing the Biden administration over reports that the U.S. EPA is considering a reduction in Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements to benefit Big Oil. READ MORE

June 16, 2021

Biofuels account for 17% of US renewables consumption in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. consumed a record 12 percent of renewable energy in 2020, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 16. Biofuels announced for approximately 17 percent of renewables. READ MORE

June 16, 2021

Senators urge EPA to approve eRIN pathway petitions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA group of six senators on June 14 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging him to allow renewable electricity made from biomass to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program. READ MORE

June 15, 2021

USDA to provide $700 million in COVID-19 relief for biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe USDA announced on June 15 it will provide $700 million in COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers as part of the Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. The agency said the programming is planned for implementation within 60 days. READ MORE