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Feb 25, 2022
Canadian aviation industry leaders have launched the Canadian Council for Sustainable Aviation Fuels (C-SAF) to accelerate the deployment of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) in the country. This is to ensure that the Canadian aviation sector remains competitive as it transitions to a net-zero future. SAF can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% and can be used... [Read More]

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Feb 24, 2022
EWABA said fossil fuels that are the worst climate mitigators should always be taxed higher than sustainable biofuels. Concerns have been raised about possible European Commission plans to tax fossil fuels and crop-based biofuels at the same rate. The EU executive recently proposed the revision of the 2003 Energy Taxation Directive (ETD), whose current tax rates do not... [Read More]

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Feb 23, 2022
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said it was committed to increasing the use of biofuels, but the industry was still awaiting the Biden administration to finalise specific blending goals. Both oil refiners and corn-based ethanol producers are looking closely at the agency's planned sweeping decisions on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) - the nation's biofuel... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 23, 2022
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor testified before the US Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works at its hearing titled The Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard Programme: Challenges and Opportunities”. In her testimony, Skor spoke on how a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is critical to decarbonise the transportation sector and lower... [Read More]

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Feb 22, 2022
TEPSA Tarragona has been given the green light to import animal by-products for the production of biofuels into the Port of Tarragona in Spain. This has been authorised Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food. TEPSA, under this new agreement, will be allowed to import liquid animal by products from outside the EU directly through the Dependent Inspection... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 22, 2022
Concerns have been raised about possible European Commission plans to tax fossil fuels and crop-based biofuels at the same rate. The EU executive recently proposed the revision of the 2003 Energy Taxation Directive (ETD), whose current tax rates do not take into account the environmental performance of energy products, as reported by Euractive. Fears have been highlighted... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 10, 2022
The UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA) has lent its support to the Department for Transport’s Low Carbon Fuels Strategy Call for Ideas. UKPIA said the plan offered the potential for early decarbonisation of existing vehicles and aviation and will be essential to meet Net Zero by 2050. Low carbon fuels have already contributed to reducing emissions in the UK... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 7, 2022
The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Proposed Volume Standards for 2020, 2021, and 2022 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The comments are on how the Agency can improve the final rule in a way that makes important near-term greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions. ACE’s comments also express support... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 1, 2022
A new EU report, highlighted by ePURE, has underlined Europe’s continued dependence on fossil fuels for transport. The report also confirmed the importance of crop-based biofuels as a renewable energy source that can easily replace them. Eurostat, the EU’s statistics agency, released its annual SHARES report detailing the share of energy from renewable sources in... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 28, 2022
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a finalised extension to the Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) compliance deadlines for 2019, 2020, 2021, and for 2022. The 2019 RVO compliance deadline for small refineries was originally set for November 30, 2021, and the 2020 RVO compliance deadline for all obligated parties was previously set for January 31,... [Read More]

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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]

Policy News
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]

Policy News
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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