RFA Comments on Future for California LCFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) filed comments this week with the California Air Resources Board on the future of the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, stressing that it must be technology-neutral and allow low-carbon renewable fuels to compete in the marketplace to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. RFA submitted the comments in response to a July 7 CARB workshop in …

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ACE Introducing Carbon Intensity Calculator at FEW

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is introducing a new carbon intensity (CI) calculator to the industry this week during the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis. The CI calculator was developed as a tool to help producers understand the carbon intensity (CI) of their farms and ethanol operations. There is also a simplified version of the tool …

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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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President Biden Announces Emergency Waiver for E15

Cindy Zimmerman

President Joe Biden visited the POET Bioprocessing facility in Menlo, Iowa Tuesday to formally announce an emergency waiver to allow 15% ethanol blended gasoline (E15) to be sold this summer. President Biden said adding ethanol to our gasoline reduces our reliance on foreign oil and gives consumers a choice at the pump. “When you have a choice, you have competition, …

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USDA to Invest $1 Billion in Climate Smart Commodities

Cindy Zimmerman

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was in Jefferson City, Missouri yesterday to announce $1 billion in partnerships to support America’s climate-smart farmers, ranchers and forest landowners. The new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities opportunity will finance pilot projects that create market opportunities for U.S. agricultural and forestry products that use climate-smart practices and include innovative, cost-effective ways to measure and verify greenhouse …

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Nuseed and bp Contract for Carinata as Biofuel Feedstock

Cindy Zimmerman

Nuseed and BP Products North America (bp) have entered into a 10-year strategic agreement for the use of Carinata oil in the production of sustainable biofuels. Nuseed Carinata is a non-food cover crop that can be used to produce low-carbon biofuel feedstock that is independently certified, sustainable and scalable. Increased global demand for biofuels is being driven by the need …

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EPA to Host Biofuel Greenhouse Gas Modeling Workshop

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is hosting a virtual public workshop on biofuel greenhouse gas (GHG) modeling February 28 – March 1. This workshop seeks to solicit information on the current scientific understanding of greenhouse gas modeling of land-based biofuels and how this information can be applied to a range of current and future actions. EPA is explicitly seeking comment …

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Iowa Governor Prioritizes Biofuels for 2022

Cindy Zimmerman

During her 2022 Condition of the State speech this week, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds highlighted biofuels and her commitment to expand consumer access to E15 and B20 as one of her top priorities for this legislative session. “I am introducing new legislation that will improve access to E15 and B20 and upgrade Iowa’s fuel infrastructure to offer higher blends,” said …

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CARB Urged to Recognize Climate-Smart Farming in LCFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), along with the Great Plains Institute, Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, the National Biodiesel Board, and Canadian Oilseed Processors Association, this week sent a letter to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) urging them to recognize the climate benefits of farming practices in California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). . The letter cites principles for …

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Project Carbonview Launched for Ethanol Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

Bayer, Bushel and Amazon Web Services (AWS) today unveiled Project Carbonview – a first-of-its-kind technology solution to help farmers drive more sustainable supply chains by aggregating the carbon footprint of end products, starting with ethanol. Beginning as a pilot program, Project Carbonview is focused on creating awareness and acceptance for low-carbon fuel markets. Eligible farmers who enroll in the pilot …

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