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US blending mandate changes comes under fire
Policy News
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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Nov 19, 2021
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor participated in the U.S. House Agriculture Subcommittee on Commodity Exchanges, Energy, and Credit hearing titled “A Look at the Renewable Economy in Rural America”. In her testimony, Skor spoke about the biofuel sector’s important role in driving economic growth and achieving our nation’s climate goals. “Renewable fuels like... [Read More]

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Nov 19, 2021
Biofuels could contribute around $10 billion (€6.2 billion) to Australia's economy by 2030, the government has revealed. The Australian government also laid out a plan to promote biofuels to help the country reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050, Reuters reported. Biofuels, which includes turning organic waste and crop waste into fuel, makes up about 3% of Australia's... [Read More]

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Nov 18, 2021
A member of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (SST), has led an effort to bolster biofuels production in the US. Rep. Randy Feenstra tabled an amendment to H.R. 5781, the National Wildland Fire Risk Reduction Programme Act. His effort would allow biomass collected through wildfire mitigation efforts to be utilised to produce bioenergy, including... [Read More]

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Nov 16, 2021
Shell has announced plans to move its headquarters to the UK as part of proposals to simplify the company's global structure. The oil giant will ask shareholders to vote on shifting its tax residence from the Netherlands to the UK, according to reports on the BBC. It also wants to do away with its dual share structure in favour of just one class of shares to boost "the... [Read More]

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Nov 15, 2021
According to the latest UK figures from the Department for Transport renewable fuels made up 5% of the country’s transport fuel mix. This new data compared with 5.9% over the same period 12 months ago. According the new statistics, a total of 1.44 billion litres of renewable fuels were supplied in the country between 1 January and 20 September. The fuels achieved... [Read More]

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Nov 2, 2021
Indonesia has agreed to end deforestation by 2030 which is good news for opponents of the country’s palm oil industry. The country has been criticised for clearing forests for palm oil cultivation used in a range of products including biodiesel production. The EU has vowed to end palm oil imports from Indonesia and Malaysia which has erupted into a legal row between... [Read More]

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Oct 29, 2021
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has thanked President Biden and Congressional leaders for including nearly $1 billion (€858 million) in biofuels infrastructure investments in the proposed Build Back Better budget reconciliation framework. The Build Back Better Act has been designed to create millions of good-paying jobs, enable more Americans to join and remain in the... [Read More]


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