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  • Pruitt Responds to Senators’ request for details on Icahn’s Advisory Role

    Pruitt Responds to Senators’ request for details on Icahn’s Advisory Role

    On September 11, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt sent a letter to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in response to the request by Senator Whitehouse and four other Democratic Senators to explain Carl ...

  • New York Governor signs bill on bioheating fuel requirements

    New York Governor signs bill on bioheating fuel requirements

    The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) announced that on September 13, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that introduces bioheating fuel tax credits and bioheating fuel tax requirements to three New York counties. The bill (S5422A) ...

  • Neste announces renewable jet fuel to be used at Genève Aéroport

    Neste announces renewable jet fuel to be used at Genève Aéroport

    On September 13, 2017, Neste, a member of the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG), announced it is collaborating with Genève Aéroport to make flying more sustainable.  Neste will be providing renewable jet fuel ...

  • DOE Awards Additional MEGA-BIO Project

    DOE Awards Additional MEGA-BIO Project

    On August 2, 2017, the Department of Energy (DOE) announced that a fourth project under the MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Funding Opportunity would be awarded up to $1.8 million.  Michigan State University was selected to manage the ...

  • DOE Announces Open Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

    DOE Announces Open Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee Meeting

    On August 2, 2017, DOE published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a public meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee.  The committee is comprised of approximately 30 volunteers from industry, ...

  • Minnesota Doubles Summer Biofuel Mandate for Diesel

    Minnesota Doubles Summer Biofuel Mandate for Diesel

    On August 3, 2017, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton announced that the state will implement a new biodiesel standard in May 2018 that will increase the biodiesel blend mandate from 10 percent (B10) to 20 percent (B20) between April and September each ...

  • Biofuel industry sends letter on RVP to senate environment and public works committee

    Biofuel industry sends letter on RVP to senate environment and public works committee

    On June 12, 2017, 28 companies representing the advanced and cellulosic biofuel industry sent a letter to the members of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee  requesting their support for the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act ...

  • NCGA Launches The “Consider Corn Challenge”

    NCGA Launches The “Consider Corn Challenge”

    On June 7, 2017, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), along with innovation facilitator NineSigma, announced the launch of a global competition to identify new and innovative uses for corn as a renewable feedstock for making sustainable ...

  • Canada Publishes Draft Assessment Of Fungus For Biofuels Production

    Canada Publishes Draft Assessment Of Fungus For Biofuels Production

    On February 4, 2017, the Canadian Department of the Environment and the Department of Health published in the Canada Gazette the draft screening assessment of the commercially relevant fungus, Trichoderma reesei, stating that the organism is ...

  • Neste Rebrands Its Renewable Product Family

    Neste Rebrands Its Renewable Product Family

    On January 17, 2017, Neste, a member of the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®), announced the rebranding of its “Neste Renewable Diesel” to “Neste MY Renewable Diesel,” and the updating of other names ...

  • Petition for Cellulosic Waiver

    Petition for Cellulosic Waiver

    On January 17, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wrote to the American Petrochemical and Fuel Manufacturers (AFPM) denying its petition for partial supplemental waiver of the 2016 cellulosic biofuel standard under the Renewable ...

  • EPA Extends Comment Period On REGS Rule And RFS Point Of Obligation Petitions

    EPA Extends Comment Period On REGS Rule And RFS Point Of Obligation Petitions

    Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published two announcements in the Federal Register regarding an extension of the comment period for the proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) rule and the proposed denial ...

  • Fuels America Sends Letter To Trump On The RFS Program

    Fuels America Sends Letter To Trump On The RFS Program

    On December 15, 2016, Fuels America sent a letter to President-elect Donald Trump on behalf of the nation`s renewable fuels sector encouraging Trump’s continued commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program. Fuels America stated that ...

  • DOE Announces $8 Million In Funding For Algae-Based Biofuel Projects

    DOE Announces $8 Million In Funding For Algae-Based Biofuel Projects

    On December 15, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) of up to $8 million dollars, subject to appropriations, for innovative technologies that assist in the advancement of algae bioenergy and ...

  • Neste responds to EC proposal on revised renewable energy directive

    Neste responds to EC proposal on revised renewable energy directive

    On November 30, 2016, Neste, a member of the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG), released a statement in response to the publication of the European Commission’s (EC) proposal on the revised Renewable Energy Directive ...

  • UK consultation on proposed changes to renewable transport fuel obligations

    UK consultation on proposed changes to renewable transport fuel obligations

    On November 29, 2016, the United Kingdom (UK) Department of Transportation published proposed legislative changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO), which is open for consultation until January 22, 2017.  Among the proposed ...

  • White House Publishes Mid-Century Strategy For Deep Decarbonization

    White House Publishes Mid-Century Strategy For Deep Decarbonization

    On November 16, 2016, the White House filed the Mid-Century Strategy for Deep Decarbonization with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris climate deal. The strategy highlights the role that U.S. government-funded ...

  • EPA Announces Opportunity To Comment On Changing The RFS Point Of Obligation

    EPA Announces Opportunity To Comment On Changing The RFS Point Of Obligation

    On November 22, 2016, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice in the Federal Register of an opportunity to comment on petitions requesting EPA initiate a rulemaking process to reconsider its regulations that impose the ...

  • EPA Signs Final RFS Requirements

    EPA Signs Final RFS Requirements

    On November 23, 2016, EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, signed the final rule on the RFS volume standards for 2017 and biobased diesel standards for 2018. This final rule will increase the renewable fuel volume requirements as reported in the ...

  • EPA Approves Redfield Energy’s Efficient Producer Petition

    EPA Approves Redfield Energy’s Efficient Producer Petition

    On October 27, 2016, EPA approved an Efficient Producer petition submitted by Redfield Energy, LLC (Redfield Energy) granting “a pathway for the generation of renewable fuel (D-code 6) Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) under the ...