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May 20, 2022
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Policy News
May 19, 2022
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law some of the most comprehensive state biofuels legislation in the nation, a move applauded by Clean Fuels Alliance America. The legislation (HF2128) is expected to boost the sale of higher blends of biodiesel through an incentive-based approach. The bill increases a Biodiesel Production Tax Credit from 2 to 4 cents per gallon... [Read More]

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May 19, 2022
The European Parliament’s ENVI Committee adopted its report on the proposal on the revision of the EU Emissions Trading System. The World Shipping Council (WSC) welcomed this crucial step towards the achievement of the goals of the EU Green Deal but stressed that improvements to the ETS proposal were still needed. As part of the EU Green Deal, the proposal from the... [Read More]

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May 18, 2022
The Indian Government has approved the amendments to the National Policy on Biofuels. Due to advancements in the field of biofuels, various decisions have been taken to increase biofuel production and advance the introduction of ethanol blended petrol with up to 20% blend from next year. The amendments include allowing more feedstocks for the production of biofuels... [Read More]

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May 16, 2022
UK Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has made a commitment to deliver the world’s first net-zero transatlantic flight next year. The minister has also revealed a new competition fund to encourage the aviation industry to achieve the feat. Up to £1 million (€1.18 million) in funding will be made available from 2022 to 2023 to support the testing, research and personnel... [Read More]

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May 3, 2022
bp intends to invest up to £18 billion (€21 billion) in the UK’s energy system by the end of 2030. The company said this demonstrated bp’s firm commitment to the UK, and helping the country to deliver on its bold ambitions to boost energy security and reach net-zero. As one of the largest oil and gas producers in the UK, bp intends to continue investing in North... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 28, 2022
The Iowa state house passed the 2022 Biofuel Access Bill with overwhelming bipartisan support. The bill now heads to Governor Reynolds’ desk to be signed into law. This follows months of work by Growth Energy, POET, and other biofuels and ag leaders in the state to give Iowans cleaner, more affordable fuel options. The legislation would offer E15 statewide by 2026... [Read More]

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Apr 26, 2022
ExxonMobil is recruiting a biofuel and ethanol trader in North America as part of its efforts to develop lower emission fuels. The largest US oil producer plans to invest $15 billion (€14 billion) over six years to lower its greenhouse gas emissions including through biofuels, the company said in a social media post. Demand for renewable fuels and carbon credits is... [Read More]

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Apr 21, 2022
Shell has published its Energy Transition Progress Report 2021 detailing the company’s progress over the past year. This report is sset to be put to shareholders for an advisory vote at the Annual General Meeting on 24 May. “In a time of great uncertainty, it is vital that our long-term energy transition strategy remains on track,” said Ben van Beurden, Shell’s... [Read More]

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Apr 14, 2022
The International Energy Agency (IEA) has highlighted that any reduction in biofuels mandates could increase oil demand and lead to supply concerns. According to the IEA, biofuels makes up about 2% of the global oil demand. Since the war in Ukraine started and as oil and energy prices spiked, some European countries have begun considering adjusting their biofuel-blending... [Read More]

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Apr 8, 2022
Top farm and biofuel leaders have responded to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to reverse 31 controversial small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted in August 2019. They expressed disappointment with EPA’s decision to allow refineries with previously-granted SREs to not have to take additional actions to meet their obligations under the RFS... [Read More]

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Apr 4, 2022
The UK’s aerospace technology research programme, the Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI), is to receive record levels of government funding. UK Industry Minister Lee Rowley said driving forward the research and development of green aviation technology was a priority. The ATI will receive £685 million (€816 million) from the government for the financial years... [Read More]

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Apr 1, 2022
The EU Biofuels Chain has released a statement urging the bloc not to  encourage member states to reduce their biofuels blending mandates and consider the negative effects this would have. The recently published Commission Communication on Food Security expressed its support for Member States’ actions to reduce the blending proportion of biofuels. The EU Biofuels... [Read More]

Policy News
Mar 30, 2022
Fuel bills are expected to rise when the Government begins preventing the use of rebated diesel, known as red diesel, and rebated biofuels in generators and site plant machinery at events from April 1. Red diesel and some biofuels, including hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), are currently taxed favourably in comparison to the white diesel used in road vehicles. Red diesel... [Read More]

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Mar 23, 2022
A bipartisan group of US senators sent a letter to President Joe Biden urging him to increase access to higher blends of American biofuels in an effort to curtail rapidly increasing gas prices. In the letter, signed by 16 Senators, they request President Biden use his administrative authority to permit the sale of E15 fuel during the 2022 summer driving season, extending... [Read More]


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