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Feb 26, 2020
US biofuels industry welcomes new bill targeting oil and gas subsidies
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Feb 21, 2020
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a target for biofuels to make up 30% of transportation fuels in the US by 2050. Announced by secretary of agriculture Sonny Perdue as part of the new Agriculture Innovation Agenda, the agency stated: “We can increase the production of renewable energy feedstocks and set a goal to increase biofuel production efficiency... [Read More]

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Feb 6, 2020
The UK’s aviation industry has announced its commitment to net zero carbon emission by 2050, in a move that has been welcomed by airports and airlines around the country. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, together with aviation industry executives, signed a pledge committing to cut carbon emissions to zero by 2050. The move follows a thorough review of the opportunities... [Read More]

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Jan 31, 2020
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has submitted suggestions in response to the US Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) request for information on a Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP). The USDA is currently considering options to expand domestic ethanol and biodiesel availability, and is seeking information on opportunities to consider infrastructure... [Read More]

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Jan 30, 2020
US President Donald Trump has officially signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which modernises the previous trade pact between the three nations, strengthens trade relationships and provides critical market access for US agriculture. Welcoming the passage of USMCA, US ethanol association Growth Energy CEO, Emily Skor, said: “This historic agreement... [Read More]

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Jan 30, 2020
The government of Manitoba, a province in Canada, has announced ambitious plans to achieve the cleanest fuel standards in the country. Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister revealed plans to increase the ethanol and biodiesel content of the province’s transportation fuels, as it implements its ‘Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan’. “We have the cleanest electricity... [Read More]

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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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