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Jan 30, 2020
Canadian province of Manitoba to increase ethanol, biodiesel content in fuel
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Jan 28, 2020
The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has struck down three small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), in a decision that is expected to broadly impact the way the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) grants exemptions. The court ruling follows a challenge brought against the EPA in May 2018 by the Renewable Fuels Association... [Read More]

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Jan 27, 2020
Global leaders in fuel production and aviation have welcomed recent advancements in favour of a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) industry in France. On 27 January 2020, the French Government presented the country’s ambitions regarding SAF, setting forth the conclusions of a working group that included government agencies and industrial partners, all of whom were signatories... [Read More]

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Jan 24, 2020
UK trade associations OFTEC, the Tank Storage Association (TSA) and the UK and Ireland Fuel Distributors Association (UKIFDA) have launched a liquid biofuel supply chain strategy and taskforce to tackle carbon emissions. The ‘Supply Chain Strategy for Liquid Fuels’ details the steps to be taken towards a transition to 100% biofuel, which is expected to replace heating... [Read More]

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Jan 22, 2020
Sustainable aviation fuel producer Gevo has welcomed Alaska Airlines’ and Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s support of the introduction of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard in Washington State. Commenting on the news, Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo, said: “The Pacific Northwest, and the Seattle area in particular, is a leader to make our world more sustainable. The... [Read More]

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Jan 17, 2020
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued request for public input to help with the creation of the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), which aims to expand the availability of US ethanol and biodiesel by incentivising the expansion of sales of renewable fuels. “Feedback from farmers, retailers and biofuels producers is critical to the... [Read More]

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Jan 14, 2020
According to a statement from Representative Cindy Axne, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has accepted a request to investigate the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) misuse of small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The request was made in a letter sent to the GAO in August 2019 by bipartisan members of the House Biofuels... [Read More]

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Jan 14, 2020
A broad coalition of vehicle manufacturers and alternative fuel producers has called for consistency in defining alternative fuels that will drive the energy transition towards Europe’s Green Deal. In a new declaration, the coalition has called on the European Commission to take a technology-neutral approach in its upcoming review of the Alternative Fuels Infrastructure... [Read More]

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Jan 13, 2020
Alaska Airlines has been commended for including sustainable aviation fuels on an opt-in basis in Washington State’s proposed Clean Fuels Programme in the US. Welcoming the news, the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Producer Group, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition (LCFC) said: “Alaska Airlines’ support of Washington’s... [Read More]

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Jan 10, 2020
The Midwestern Clean Fuels Initiative, supported by the Great Plains Institute, has released a new report detailing how a successful clean fuels policy should be developed for the US Midwest. The whitepaper, titled ‘A Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest’, recommends a technology-neutral, portfolio approach that encourages a fair and competitive marketplace that benefits... [Read More]

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Dec 20, 2019
The US Environmental Protection Agency has issued its final renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which fails to uphold President Trump’s promised biofuel deal, according to American biofuel trade associations. In addition to setting final RVOs, the EPA finalised supplemental rulemaking that addresses how the agency will handle... [Read More]

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Nov 26, 2019
In the US, the Governor of Minnesota, Tim Walz, and Lieutenant Governor Penny Flanagan, have announced appointments to the Governor’s Council on Biofuels. Walz recently established the biofuels council by Executive Order 19-35 to recommend proposals to foster growth in the biofuels industry and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. “It is my honour to appoint leaders... [Read More]

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Nov 22, 2019
The Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) has teamed up with the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition (LCFC) to drive adoption of low carbon fuel policies in the US. Under the new joint initiative, both organisations will work to advance policies that support green energy solutions to decarbonise transportation, a sector that currently leads all others in terms of greenhouse... [Read More]

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Nov 15, 2019
The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a federal programme in the US that mandates the incorporation of renewable fuels into the nation’s transportation fuel supply. Each year, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issues RFS rulemakings with volume requirements for certain renewable fuel categories and sets those volumes through annual renewable volume obligations... [Read More]

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Nov 12, 2019
US President Donald Trump has formally nominated Dan Brouillette to serve as the next US Secretary of Energy. Brouillette, who currently serves as Deputy Secretary of Energy, would replace Rick Perry if confirmed by the US Senate. “It has been the opportunity of a lifetime to serve as Secretary of Energy,” commented Perry. “I have the utmost confidence the Department... [Read More]


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