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Jan 28, 2022
Growth Energy responds to EPA’s compliance delays
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Jan 19, 2022
Sustainable biofuels led to record greenhouse gas savings of over 13.2 million tonnes in 2020, new data revealed. A press conference in the run-up to the 19th International Conference on Renewable Mobility Fuels of the Future 2022 addressed the contribution that sustainable renewable fuels has already made to mitigating climate change. That means an additional saving... [Read More]

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Jan 18, 2022
Biofuel firms are predicted to reach less than 50% the renewable diesel production projected by the US government by 2025, as a result of policy and feedstock constraints. According to a study released by consultancy Cerulogy, numerous petroleum refiners across North America were planning to convert facilities to process waste and vegetable oils into renewable fuels. The... [Read More]

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Jan 14, 2022
National biofuel producers association Growth Energy applauded a proposal to expand access to lower-cost, lower-emissions biofuel blends at the pump in Michigan. Legislation offered by Michigan State Senate Agriculture Committee chair Kevin Daley, would establish a retailer tax incentive for higher ethanol blends, specifically a tax credit of $0.05 (€0.04) per gallon... [Read More]

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Jan 13, 2022
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor outlined the top federal priorities of the US biofuel industry - highlighting critical steps policymakers must take to achieve the nation’s energy and climate goals. “If we want to decarbonise the transportation sector, we must use all the tools in the toolbox – including plant-based biofuels like ethanol, which reduce carbon emissions... [Read More]

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Jan 13, 2022
Biofuel demand in the European Union is set to fall by 2031 as the transport sector shifts from fossil fuel. Palm oil imports are also set to fall following tighter environment regulation, the European Commission revealed. In its 2021-2031 Agricultural Outlook, the Commission projected that EU biodiesel use will fall 24% to 14.3 billion litres in 2031 after a peak at... [Read More]

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Jan 5, 2022
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor testified before the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its proposed rule for 2020, 2021, and 2022 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs). On December 7, 2021, EPA proposed RVOs that would undercut blending requirements for renewable, low-carbon biofuel in 2021, and would retroactively waive 2.96 billion gallons from 2020 RVOs finalised... [Read More]

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Dec 16, 2021
The Biden administration has announced it is lowering annual production requirements for ethanol and other biofuels to account for reduced demand as a result of the pandemic. The administration, Reuters reported, has also moved to reject requests by small oil refineries to be exempted from ethanol requirements. “The actions announced will enable officials to get the... [Read More]

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Dec 16, 2021
Growth Energy has released a new report showcasing nearly universal compatibility with fuel blended with 15% ethanol (E15) among vehicles on the road today. The report was prepared by Air Improvement Resource (AIR), a leading engineering and consulting firm specialisng in inventory modelling and analysis, at the request of Growth Energy. “This report confirms... [Read More]

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Dec 15, 2021
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will make up to $800 million (€709 million) available to support biofuel producers and infrastructure. The announcement includes $700 million (€620 million) to provide economic relief to biofuel producers and restore renewable fuel markets affected by the pandemic. The Department will make the funds available... [Read More]

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Dec 13, 2021
Six national farm and biofuel organisations have asked the US Environmental Protection Agency to enact regulations requiring lower-volatility conventional petroleum blend stock in the summer. This will result in lower tailpipe and evaporative emissions during the summer ozone control season and improve air quality. This will also facilitate year-round sales of E15 nationwide... [Read More]

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Dec 7, 2021
Germany's new coalition of SPD, Greens and liberal FDP agreed a coalition treaty that brings forward the country's coal phase-out date from 2038 to 2030. The parties also plan to increase Germany's renewables target for 2030 from 65% to 80%. Plans are based on power demand rising to a range of 680-750 TWh/year in 2030. Party leaders presented the agreement after weeks... [Read More]

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Nov 30, 2021
Growth Energy has thanked politicians for introducing the Defend the Blend Act. This legislation will prevent the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from retroactively reducing past Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) which have already been finalised. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanked Representatives Ashley Hinson (R-Iowa), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Angie Craig... [Read More]

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Nov 26, 2021
The chairman of the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) has welcomed the aim of the new German government coalition to protect the climate. Detlef Kurreck said in order to tackle the major challenges, especially in the transport sector, a technology-open approach was necessary, which also included the further development of the combustion engine using... [Read More]

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Nov 25, 2021
Vietnamese government officials announced it has revised its Most Favoured Nation (MFN) tariff rates meaning it will reduce the import tax on corn from all origins to 2% from 5% and zero out the tax on wheat. “This is great news for US. products as it levels the playing field with our competitors from the Black Sea and ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)... [Read More]


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