Clean Fuels and Soy Growers React to SAF Guidance

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America welcomed updates to the GREET model released this week for calculating 2023-2024 sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blender tax incentives (§40B). For the first time, these updates recognize the carbon benefits of some of the climate smart agriculture practices that U.S. farmers are already utilizing. However, Clean Fuels urges USDA and Treasury to further update the GREET …

ASA, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance, SAF, Soybeans

Clean Fuels Ready to Fly Under New SAF Guidance

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America is pleased with guidance from the U.S. Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Credit established by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA). The guidance enables companies currently producing SAF under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to access the base value of the tax incentive while it defers allowing …

advanced biofuels, ASA, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Soybeans

Renewable Fuel for Ocean Vessels Bill Introduced

Cindy Zimmerman

Legislation introduced recently by U.S. Representatives Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA) and John Garamendi (D-CA) would allow companies to preserve RIN credits under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for renewable fuel used for ocean-going vessels. “Ocean-going cargo ships, tankers, and passenger vessels have a need for low-carbon, low-sulfur biodiesel and renewable diesel which provides an additional market for biofuels,” said Miller-Meeks. “This …

ASA, Biodiesel, biofuels, Boats, Clean Fuels Alliance

Oilseeds Stakeholders Urge Use of GREET Model for SAF

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America, the American Soybean Association, the National Oilseed Processors Association, and the U.S. Canola Association this week wrote to a senior energy advisor urging the Biden administration to support the investments made by U.S. companies and farmers who are ramping up production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The trade associations, whose combined memberships represent the entire value …

ASA, aviation biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance, Oil, SAF, Soybeans

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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USDA Undersecretary Censky to Return to ASA

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Undersecretary Steve Censky gave one of his last addresses in his current role to the American Coalition for Ethanol virtual annual conference this week. It was announced this morning that Censky will be returning to his former job as CEO of the American Soybean Association in November as after serving with USDA since October 2017. In his prerecorded remarks …

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Farm & Biofuel Groups Challenge Retroactive RFS Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

Nine leading biofuel and farm organizations sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler Tuesday asking him for answers on what is seen as a new effort to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). During a Senate hearing last month, administration officials confirmed their consideration of retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) covering previous years. The “gap-filings” are …

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Ag and Biofuel Groups Ask Congress for COVID-19 Relief

Cindy Zimmerman

America’s top biofuel and farm advocates are calling on Congress to ensure the next round of COVID-19 relief includes U.S. ethanol and biodiesel production. A joint letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was signed by the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, the National Biodiesel Board, the American Farm Bureau Federation, the National Corn Growers …

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ASA Hires Biofuels & Infrastructure Policy Lead

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Soybean Association (ASA) has hired Alexa Combelic to lead biofuels and infrastructure policy on its government affairs team starting May 4. Combelic joins ASA as a Director of Government Affairs. Her portfolio will include biofuels and infrastructure, both of which are current priority issues for ASA. In her previous roles, Combelic has worked on a vast array of …

ASA, Biodiesel, biofuels, Soybeans

Farmers, Biofuel Producers Urge Trump to Support RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmer leaders and biofuel producers from the Midwest today expressed their concerns about news that the Trump administration has reversed course and decided to side with oil companies in their court battle against biofuels. The debate centers around a unanimous court decision that would halt the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) abuse of Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel …

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