Erin Voegele

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May 25, 2022

Senate committee members question Goffman on RFS, SREs

Joseph Goffman expressed support for the RFS and biofuels during a May 25 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to consider his nomination to serve as assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. READ MORE

May 23, 2022

EPA: 1.7 billion RINs generated under RFS in April

The U.S. EPA has released data showing that more than 1.7 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in April, up from nearly 1.58 billion generated during the same month of 2021. READ MORE

May 23, 2022

EPA opens comment period on proposed consent decree for 2023 RVOs

The U.S. EPA on May 23 opened a public comment period on a proposed consent decree that would require the agency to issue proposed 2023 RFS RVOs by Sept. 16, 2022, and issue a final rule setting 2023 RVOs by April 28, 2023. READ MORE

May 19, 2022

ITA: Renewable energy advisory committee to meet May 24

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Association has announced its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a hybrid meeting, accessible in-person and online, on May 24. READ MORE

May 19, 2022

EPA: No new SRE petitions filed, 69 SRE petitions remain pending

Data released by the U.S. EPA on May 19 shows that for the fourth consecutive month, no new SRE petitions were filed under the RFS. The agency took no action on the 69 SRE petitions that have been pending since at least mid-January. READ MORE

May 18, 2022

EPA rule could alter RIN retirement schedule for small refineries

The U.S. EPA on May 17 submitted a proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget that aims to create an alternative renewable identification number (RIN) retirement schedule for small refineries under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 17, 2022

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signs landmark biofuels bill

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on May 17 signed a bill into law that makes Iowa the first state in the nation to adopt E15 as its standard blend of gasoline. The legislation, HF 2128, also expands consumer access to higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. READ MORE

May 12, 2022

USDA: More soybean oil will go biofuel production in 2022-‘23

The USDA predicts that soybean oil use in biofuel production for 2022-’23 will be up in its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, released May 12. Soybean oil prices are expected to be down slightly. READ MORE

May 12, 2022

USDA reports strong interest for Climate-Smart Commodities funds

The USDA on May 10 announced it received more than 450 proposals for large-scale projects under its new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities program. The agency is accepting proposals for smaller-scale projects through June 10. READ MORE

May 12, 2022

Groups urge passage of bill creating blenders tax credit for SAF

The National Business Aviation Association and nearly 80 stakeholders sent a letter to Congressional leaders on April 22 advocating for passage of the Sustainable Skies Act, which would create a blender’s tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel. READ MORE