Biofuels Groups Submit Final RFS Proposal Comments

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels stakeholder organizations have submitted final comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2023, 2024, and 2025 to the Environmental Protection Agency prior to the deadline on February 10. The Renewable Fuels Association said the proposed renewable volume obligations for 2023-2025 will bolster the Renewable Fuel Standard and provide for sustainable growth in low-carbon renewable liquid fuels. “Moving forward, …

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Clean Fuels Policy Panel

Cindy Zimmerman

In the last year, Clean Fuels Alliance America and its members fostered a successful policy surge at all levels, from state production incentives, to low carbon fuel standards, to the federal biodiesel tax credit and more. The Clean Fuels Conference in Tampa this week featured a panel to examine how state and federal policies, including the Renewable Fuel Standard, shape …

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Soybean CEOs United For Clean Fuels

Cindy Zimmerman

The heads of several state soybean organizations and the American Soybean Association (ASA) sat down together at the 2023 Clean Fuels Conference to share their perspectives on the changing landscape for agriculture and clean fuels. Kansas Soybean Association CEO Kaleb Little moderated the conversation with ASA CEO Steve Censky, Iowa Soybean Association CEO Kirk Leeds, North Dakota Soybean Council Executive …

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Clean Fuels Welcomes MO Biodiesel Tax Incentive

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America representatives this week joined Missouri Governor Mike Parson as he signed legislation creating new incentives for biodiesel consumption and production in the state. Missouri’s new law will help drive biodiesel demand in the state, add value to Missouri-grown soybeans, and provide Missouri citizens with a domestically made fuel that helps lower fuel prices. “The biodiesel industry …

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Clean Fuels Benefits Highlighted in Letter to Administration

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America last week wrote a letter to President Joe Biden and other administration officials highlighting the biodiesel and renewable diesel industry’s contribution to job growth in the clean energy sector and asking them to support tax policy that encourages continued industry growth. “The clean fuels industry increased production during 2021, making an essential contribution to the nation’s …

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Michigan Soybean Launches Advanced Biofuels Coalition

Cindy Zimmerman

The Michigan Soybean Committee has announced the formation of the Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition (MiABC) to promote the use of advanced biofuels, including biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). “MiABC provides education, technical expertise and other resources to help public and private fleets take full advantage of the many benefits of advanced biofuels,” says Janna Fritz, chief executive …

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Advanced Biofuels USA Announces Essay Contest

Cindy Zimmerman

Advanced Biofuels USA has announced a new essay competition on the question “How can Advanced Biofuels become a Transformative Source for US Transportation?” “We think the young people of the world have some great ideas and we think all people, and especially decision makers, should know about them. That’s why we’re sponsoring an essay competition for all people on the …

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Clariant Produces First Commercial Cellulosic Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Global specialty chemical company Clariant announced this week that the first commercial cellulosic ethanol has been produced at its sunliquid® production plant in Podari, Romania1. The company has a multi-year agreement with Shell to supply the product. Approximately 50,000 tons of second-generation biofuels will be derived from 250,000 tons of locally sourced agricultural residues, primarily in the form of straw. …

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Southwest Airlines Invests in Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

Southwest Airlines has announced an investment in a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) pilot project supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. Southwest is investing in SAFFiRE Renewables, a company formed by D3MAX, LLC (D3MAX), to develop and produce scalable, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Funded with a DOE grant matched by Southwest’s investment, SAFFiRE is expected to utilize technology developed by …

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SAF Coalition Welcomes President’s Remarks

Cindy Zimmerman

The Business Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel was pleased to hear President Joe Biden’s support for the goal of increasing SAF production when he spoke last week at an ethanol plant in Iowa. “I’ve set a goal of zero-carbon for aviation sector, for example, by 2050. I’ve spoken with the leading heads of all major airlines. It’s going to require …

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