Senators Urge EPA to Strengthen RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) led a bipartisan group of 14 colleagues in a letter urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The senators specifically request EPA strengthen the RFA by maintaining the blending requirements for 2023; denying all pending Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs); eliminating proposed retroactive cuts to the …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News

First Timers at ACE Fly-in

Cindy Zimmerman

This year was the first time Bill and Kathy Howell attended the American Coalition for Ethanol DC Fly-in and they welcomed the opportunity to meet with Congressional lawmakers and staff to talk about ethanol. Howell just became manager and CEO of Adkins Energy, an ethanol and biodiesel production facility in northwest Illinois, about six months ago after a four year …

ACE, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Farmers Join Fight Against MN “Clean Cars” Mandate

Cindy Zimmerman

The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) has joined the Minnesota Service Station & Convenience Store Association and NACS, Clean Fuels Development Coalition, and ICM Inc., in filing a lawsuit against the state of Minnesota for its adoption of California’s “zero-emission vehicle” mandate. “Having Minnesota blindly follow California’s rules gives up our ability to make our own decisions and would sabotage …

Biodiesel, Electric Vehicles, Soybeans

Biofuels Caucus Re-Launches for the 118th Congress

Cindy Zimmerman

The Congressional Biofuels Caucus has officially been relaunched for the 118th Congress. Reps. Dusty Johnson (R-SD), Adrian Smith (R-NE), Angie Craig (D-MN), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) serve as co-chairs for the caucus which keeps Members of Congress and their staff informed on developments in the biofuels industry, and works with stakeholders to ensure policy reflects the role biofuels play in …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

Clean Fuels’ Fenwick on ASTM International Board

Cindy Zimmerman

Clean Fuels Alliance America technical director Scott Fenwick began a three-year term on the ASTM International board of directors earlier this month. The 25-member board, which consists of leaders from companies, associations, universities, government bodies and other organizations around the world, integrates consensus standards to positively impact public health and safety. Fenwick previously served as chairman of the ASTM International …

Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, Energy

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, …

ACE, advanced biofuels, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, Carbon, Clean Fuels Alliance, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, RFS

What’s New With Plasma Blue

Cindy Zimmerman

This year marks the third anniversary for Plasma Blue, which debuted at the National Biodiesel Conference in 2020. Created by the Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, Plasma Blue is based on a revolutionary new technology to help the biofuels industry better utilize renewable sources of energy, such as wind and solar, in the conversion of sustainably-grown feedstocks to oil. …

Audio, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance

Chevron and REG United as ONE

Cindy Zimmerman

Last year, Chevron Corporation acquired Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG), which was founded in 2006 in Iowa to become the largest biodiesel producer in the country and a big presence at the Clean Fuels Conference in Tampa. Kevin Lucke, who has been with Chevron since 1982, was named President of the Chevron Renewable Energy Group based in Ames, Iowa. Since …

Audio, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance

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 …

advanced biofuels, Audio, aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, Clean Fuels Alliance, renewable diesel

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 …

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