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USDA solicits FY 2021 REAP applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, North AmericaThe USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service is soliciting applications for FY 2021 funding under the Rural Energy for America Program. Biomass energy systems, including biogas and anaerobic digesters, are among those eligible for the program. READ MORE

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Quebec invests in forestry waste-to-advanced biofuel project

BY Neste Found In:Business, North AmericaThe Quebec government on Nov. 30 announced it awards funding totaling CAD 5.94 million to the non-profit organization Bioénergie La Tuque to support a project develop and demonstrate the potential to produce advanced biofuels from forest waste. READ MORE

November 30, 2020

EPA misses statutory deadline to set 2021 RFS RVOs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, North AmericaThe U.S. EPA has missed its Nov. 30 statutory deadline to set the 2021 RVOs under the RFS, as well as the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel. While a COVID-19-related delay was not unexpected, the agency has yet to issue even an initial proposal. READ MORE

November 30, 2020

Iowa provides COVID-19 relief to 167 biofuel retail locations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Distribution, Use, North AmericaThe Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship on Nov. 30 announced that 101 ethanol projects and 137 biodiesel projects at 167 fuel retail locations have been awarded COVID-19 relief under the Renewable Fuels Retail Recovery Program. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Brazil allows imported soy for biodiesel production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, Feedstock, Production, Latin AmericaThe Brazilian National Energy Policy Council on Nov. 18 published a resolution that allows imported soybeans and imported soybean oil to be used to produce biodiesel. It is unclear how long the resolution will remain in force. READ MORE

November 24, 2020

Governors urge EPA to address biogenic CO2 barrier

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition Found In:Business, Policy, Feedstock, North AmericaThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition on Nov. 19 commended a bipartisan group of six U.S. governors who are urging the U.S. EPA to take prompt, science-based action to keep the United States from falling behind its competitors in the international bioeconomy. READ MORE

November 23, 2020

EPA: 1.56 billion RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Production, North AmericaThe U.S. EPA has released data showing nearly 1.56 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in October, down from 1.73 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

November 23, 2020

Court asked to hold EPA accountable on improper 2016 waiver

BY Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, National Biodiesel Board, American Coalition for Ethanol, National Corn Growers Association, National FarmFound In:Business, Policy, North AmericaBiofuel groups on Nov. 23 filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia asking the court to enforce its 2017 decision requiring the U.S. EPA to address its improper waiver of 500 million gallons of biofuel in the 2016 RVO. READ MORE

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