16 hours ago

CLEAN Future Act includes RFS, renewable energy provisions

BY Erin VoegeleHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce democrats on March 2 introduced the CELAN Future Act, which sets a goal to achieve net-zero GHG emissions by 2050. The bill includes provisions related to the RFS and bioenergy. READ MORE

16 hours ago

Bill funds tax credit that could benefit biofuel, CCS projects

BY Erin VoegeleSens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Joe Manchin, D-W.V., on March 1 introduced the American Jobs in Energy Manufacturing Act of 2021, which aims to incentivize domestic manufacturing of advanced energy technologies. READ MORE

February 26, 2021

REG produces record 519 million gallons of biofuel in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleRenewable Energy Group Inc. released third quarter financial results on Feb. 25, reporting the company produced a record volume of biofuel in 2020. Company officials also detailed adjustments it is making to correct an error related to fuel blending. READ MORE

February 26, 2021

Senate conforms Granholm as secretary of energy

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Senate on Feb. 25 voted 64 to 35 to confirm Jennifer Granholm as secretary of energy. Granholm, a former two-term governor of Michigan, was sworn in later that day. She is the second woman to lead the DOE. READ MORE

February 25, 2021

EPA: 1.4 billion RINs generated in January

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that more than 1.4 billion RINs were generated during the month, down from 1.57 billion generated during the same month of 2020. READ MORE

February 25, 2021

Ethanol, biomass-based diesel RIN prices approach all-time highs

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration The prices of RIN credits—the compliance mechanisms used for the RFS program administered by the U.S. EPA—have been steadily rising in recent months and are approaching their highest nominal levels in the history of the program. READ MORE

February 23, 2021

Refiners file brief in Supreme Court SRE case

BY Erin VoegeleAffiliates of HollyFrontier and Wynnewood Refining on Feb. 22 filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court arguing their position against the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ January 2020 ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

February 23, 2021

NBB applauds Senate confirmation of Vilsack

BY Erin VoegeleTom Vilsack is once again leading the USDA. The Senate on Feb. 23 voted 92 to seven to confirm him as secretary of agriculture. Vilsack, a former two-term governor of Iowa, served as ag secretary during all eight years of the Obama administration. READ MORE

February 22, 2021

EPA changes position, supports Tenth Circuit Court’s SRE ruling

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Feb. 22 announced it now supports the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal’s January 2020 ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs). Representatives of the U.S. biofuels industry are applauding the agency’s new position. READ MORE