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Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1The EPA has submitted an information collection request (ICR), “Cellulosic Production Volume Projections and Efficient Producer Reporting,” to collect information from potential cellulosic biofuel producers to aid in determining the annual volume standards. This ICR includes a questionnaire form to facilitate the collection of this information. EPA would also like to use a data form to collect information from certain producers and importers who have requested and been approved to use an “efficient producer” pathway. This data form would standardize collection of selected data points and allow better and more efficient compliance with the RFS program.
  • 100+ cities across the country will take part in the sixth annual National Drive Electric Week during the week of September 10th-18th, 2016. Organized nationally by Plug In America, the Sierra Club, and the Electric Auto Association, the event is designed to raise awareness of electric vehicles and celebrate sustainable transportation.
  • Providence Journal is reporting that Newport Biodiesel, a company that produces biodiesel from used grease collected from more than 3,000 restaurants, has received a $400,000 loan from the Small Business Loan Fund Corporation as well as a $400,000 loan from Webster Bank, to help the biorefinery expand. Once complete, the plant will produce up to 7 million gallons of biodiesel per year.
  • According to new U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data, U.S. production of biodiesel rose 13 million gallons or 10.8% to 133 million gallons in May, with 66% of that total coming from the Midwest region, down 3 percentage points from April,  May 2015’s biodiesel output was 116 million gallons. Of the 969 million lb of feedstocks used to produce biodiesel in May, 56.14% was soybean oil, up more than 7 percentage points compared with April.
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