EPA Ag Advisor Updates ACE Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Rod Snyder, Senior Advisor for Agriculture at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, was a keynote speaker for the 35th American Coalition for Ethanol annual conference Friday in Omaha to provide an update on the role of biofuels in forthcoming EPA actions. Regarding year-round sales of E15 (15% ethanol), Snyder says EPA recognizes the importance of higher level ethanol blends and …

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Clean Fuels Urges NY to Move Forward with Bioheat®

Cindy Zimmerman

The Clean Fuels industry wants New York to know there is ample supply to meet the state’s Bioheat® fuel mandate, which was due to take effect on July 1. Clean Fuels Alliance America, the Empire State Energy Association, and the New York State Energy Coalition recently sent a joint letter to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Bioheat, Clean Fuels Alliance

ZimmCast on Yield10 Bioscience

Cindy Zimmerman

Yield10 Bioscience is an agricultural bioscience company that is developing improved Camelina varieties for the production of proprietary seed products, and to discover highly valuable genetic traits for the agriculture and food industries. The company is working to establish a high-value seed products business based on developing superior varieties of Camelina for the production of feedstock oils, nutritional oils, and …

Audio, biofuels, feedstocks

Tech Hub LIVE Keynoter Offers Ag Economic Insights

Cindy Zimmerman

Keynote speaker for the second annual Tech Hub LIVE last week was David Widmar, managing partner at Agricultural Economic Insights (AEI), who offered his insights on where we are in the farm economy production agriculture business cycle, some key demographic trends, and some key conversations to have with growers. Widmar says one of the main favorable factors in the current …

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Yield10 Bioscience Renames Canadian Subsidiary

Cindy Zimmerman

Yield10 Bioscience, Inc. (Nasdaq:YTEN), an agricultural bioscience company, today announced a name change for its Canadian subsidiary to Yield10 Oilseeds Inc. from Metabolix Oilseeds. Yield10 Bioscience is focused on innovation in oilseed crops to develop crop-based solutions to address global food security, climate change and plastic waste in the environment. Yield10 Oilseeds was founded in 2010 and is based in …

biofuels, feedstocks

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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Clean Fuels Production Growing to Help Diesel Prices

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel producers are working to extend fuel supplies and provide relief at the pump to American families, according to a letter from Clean Fuels Alliance America sent to President Joe Biden, administration officials, and congressional leaders this week. “Our industry is investing billions to expand production of biodiesel, renewable diesel, and sustainable aviation fuel to further …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Clean Fuels Alliance, renewable diesel

Navigator to Provide Carbon Services for POET Plants

Cindy Zimmerman

Navigator CO2 Ventures has signed an agreement to provide carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) services to POET biorefineries on Navigator’s Heartland Greenway system. The agreement outlines Navigator’s integrated CCUS services for approximately five (5) million metric tons of POET’s biogenic CO2 annually and establishes a collaborative path for the development of a central carbon offset marketplace and carbon use …

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EPA Finalizes RFS Rules

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a package of actions Friday setting biofuel volumes for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for years 2020, 2021, and 2022, and introducing regulatory changes intended to enhance the program’s objectives. EPA also established a 250-million-gallon “supplemental obligation” to the volumes finalized for 2022 and stated its intent to add another 250 million gallons in …

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Nebraska Renewable Fuels Month Features Student Social Media Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

May is Renewable Fuels Month in Nebraska and high school students took on the mission of educating their peers about reducing their energy use and carbon footprint through the Field to Fuel student social media contest. Students were tasked with planning a one-week social media campaign to promote Renewable Fuels Month – a celebration recognized in May by Nebraskans and …

Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News