North America

October 16, 2020

EPA issues final Fuels Streamlining Rule

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Oct. 15 issued its final Fuels Streamlining Rule, which streamlines the agency’s existing regulations for gasoline, diesel and other fuels. It does not, however, change the stringency of existing fuel quality standards. READ MORE

October 15, 2020

EPA: 2 additional SRE petitions filed for compliance year 2019

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Oct. 15, reporting two additional SRE petitions have been filed for Renewable Fuel Standard compliance year 2019. No other changes were made to the agency’s SRE data. READ MORE

October 15, 2020

BioCube launches new website to fuel energy independence

BY BioCube BioCube has announced the launch of a new website focused on its self-contained, transportable, mini biodiesel refinery that converts a variety of raw and used oils into biodiesel. The system can help communities become self-sufficient. READ MORE

October 14, 2020

USDA forecasts soybean production at 4.27 billion bushels

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. soybean production is expected to be up 20 percent from 2019, forecast at 4.27 billion bushels, according to the Crop Production report issued by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service on Oct. 9. READ MORE

October 13, 2020

Senators urge EPA to promulgate rule on biogenic carbon emissions

BY Erin VoegeleA group of 14 senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Oct. 12 urging the agency to promulgate a rulemaking that recognizes the de minimis character of biogenic carbon emissions from agricultural feedstocks. READ MORE

October 12, 2020

Manitoba seek comments on proposed increase to biofuel mandates

BY Erin VoegeleThe Manitoba government is proposing to increase the required renewable content in gasoline to 10 percent and the required renewable content in diesel to 5 percent, effective Jan. 1. A 45-day comment period on the proposal is now open. READ MORE

October 12, 2020

ANL releases 2020 updates to GREET Models

BY Erin VoegeleArgonne National Laboratory’s Systems Assessment Center on Oct. 9 released 2020 updates to its GREET Models. Updates include new pathways for a variety of biobased fuels and a new feedstock carbon intensity calculator. READ MORE

October 08, 2020

USDA names recipients of $22 million in HBIIP awards

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA on Oct. 8 announced an initial round of awards under its $100 million Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The agency awarded $22 million to 40 recipients in 14 states. Additional awards are expected to be announced soon. READ MORE

October 08, 2020

Red Rock, Shell enter sales agreement for renewable fuel

BY Shell Red Rock and Shell have entered into a cellulosic fuel purchase and sale agreement in which Shell will purchase sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and cellulosic renewable diesel fuel from Red Rock’s new biorefinery in Lakeview, Oregon. READ MORE