Policy

January 14, 2022

Iowa announces 2022 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards

BY Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig has announced that the winners of the 2022 Renewable Fuels Marketing Awards are Danlee Corp. and Casey’s General Stores. The winners were recognized during the FUELIowa annual meeting on Jan. 11. READ MORE

January 14, 2022

DOE catalyst property database can accelerate biofuels research

BY Zia Abdullah, laboratory program manager, National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL researchers have developed a public, online library of catalyst data. It could be fertile ground for breakthroughs in catalytic technologies needed to turn renewable biomass or waste materials into sustainable transportation fuels. READ MORE

January 13, 2022

IBB applauds governor’s call for improving access to B20

BY Iowa Biodiesel Board Kicking off the 2022 Iowa legislative session with her Condition of the State address on January 11, Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a promising call for passing biofuels legislation this year. She said she will introduce a bill to improve access to B20. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

BBI International launches new magazine focused on CCS

BY BBI International BBI International is launching a new magazine, titled Carbon Capture Magazine. There will be one print issue of the magazine published in 2022, along with a carbon capture industry directory and a map of storage and capture facilities. READ MORE

January 12, 2022

NBB, industry groups urge CARB to recognize climate-smart farming

BY American Coalition for Ethanol In a cosigned letter, ACE, NBB, Great Plains Institute, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, and Canadian Oilseed Processors Association recommend CAR recognize the climate benefits of farming practices in California's LCFS. READ MORE

January 11, 2022

EPA delivers proposed rule on canola oil RFS fuel pathways to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Jan. 10 delivered a proposed rule that aims to create canola oil fuel pathways under the RFS for renewable diesel, jet fuel, naphtha and liquid propane gas (LPG) to the White House Office of Management and Budget. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

Biofuel groups testify in support of a strong RFS

BY Erin VoegeleRepresentatives of the biofuels industry called on the U.S. EPA to set strong RFS blending requirements and abandon plans to retroactively reduce the 2020 RVO during a Jan. 4 hearing held by the agency to gather comments on its pending RFS proposal. READ MORE

December 29, 2021

Kentucky begins Renewable Chemical Production Program

BY Kentucky Department of Agriculture Kentucky companies can now apply for the state’s Renewable Chemical Production Program. The program incentivizes the production of more than 30 specified chemicals derived from biomass feedstocks. Applications must be filed by Jan. 15, 2022. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

New York implements bioheat mandate

BY Erin VoegeleNew York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Dec. 23 signed legislation that mandates all heating oil sold within the state contain at least 5 percent biodiesel by July 2022. The requirement expands to 10 percent starting in July 2025. READ MORE