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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 FarmBiofuel 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

November 19, 2020

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act establishes LCFS for aviation fuel

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Julia Brownley, D-Calif., on Nov. 18 introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Act, a bill that aims to incentivize the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and help the aviation sector reduce carbon emissions. READ MORE

November 19, 2020

EPA: 6 more SRE petitions filed, 58 now pending

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on Nov. 19, reporting that six additional SRE petitions have been filed with the agency, including one for RFS compliance year 2019 and five for compliance year 2020. READ MORE

November 18, 2020

Bill forces EPA to act on RFS pathway, registration petitions

BY Erin VoegeleReps. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill., and Jim Hagedorn, R-Minn., on Nov. 18 introduced the Streamlining Advanced Biofuels Registration Act, which aims to force the U.S. EPA to act on outstanding RFS pathway and registration applications. READ MORE

November 18, 2020

UK 10-point plan addresses SAF, move to zero-emissions vehicles

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government on Nov. 18 issued its 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, which addresses sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and an accelerated phase-out of the sale of new gasoline- and diesel-fueled vehicles. READ MORE

November 17, 2020

USDA accepting comments on information request related to HBBIP

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA is accepting comments on a proposed information collection request related to the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. The agency said the collected information would identify eligible applicants seeking funds through the HBIIP. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

IEA expects global biofuels production to rebound in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleThe global biofuels industry has been strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a report released by the International Energy Agency in early November, with production down approximately 11.6 percent when compared to 2019. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

DOE seeks proposals for Co-Optima collaboration

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced a directed funding opportunity (DFO) seeking proposals for advancing the aim of its Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. Proposals are due Jan. 14. READ MORE

November 16, 2020

NBB announces new East Coast policy staff position

BY National Biodiesel Board The National Biodiesel Board welcomed Steve Dodge as the organization's new director of state regulatory affairs on Nov. 16. Dodge is a longtime energy industry veteran who will focus primarily on advancing state and regional policy efforts. READ MORE