ACE 2020 conference ‘Rising Up,’ moving to Aug. 25 with the FEW


The American Coalition for Ethanol is pleased to announce its 33rd annual conference will be held in conjunction with the rescheduled International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo hosted by BBI International on Aug. 25, in Omaha, Nebraska.
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EPA proposes to extend deadline for Step 1 wood heater sales


The EPA on May 15 proposed to allow manufacturers and retailers additional time to sell residential wood heating devices that meet Step 1 standards under the 2015 new source performance standards due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Agenda for Biodiesel Production Technology Summit released


BBI International and Biodiesel Magazine are pleased to announce that the agenda for the Biodiesel Production Technology Summit, set to take place Aug. 24-26, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, has been released and is now available online.
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EPA proposal aims to improve transparency of guidance documents


The EPA has released a proposed rule that aims to establish consistent requirements and procedures for the issuance of guidance documents. The agency said the rule will increase transparency and improve its process for managing guidance documents.
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SCOTUS denies petition to review RFS point of obligation issue


The Supreme Court on May 18 announced it has denied a petition filed by Valero Energy Corp. asking the court to determine whether the U.S. EPA is required to consider petitions to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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US Gain becomes largest RNG supplier in Oregon


U.S. Gain has announced it is now the largest renewable natural gas (RNG) supplier in Oregon through supply agreements with Salem Area Mass Transit District, Gresham Sanitary, Heiberg Garbage & Recycling and Pride Disposal.
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House passes HEROES Act, bill includes aid for biofuel producers


The U.S. House of Representatives on May 15 voted 208 to 199 to pass a fourth COVID-19 stimulus package. The bill, known as the HEROES Act, would provide dedicated relief for biofuel producers by establishing the Renewable Fuel Reimbursement Program.
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Survey: COVID-19 impacts raw material availability for pellets


The results of a survey by Hawkins Wright found 58 percent of wood pellet producers felt COVID-19 was negatively impacting their business, but only 33 percent reported that they had reduced production as a result.
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EPA delivers proposed rule to set 2021 RFS RVOs to OMB


The U.S. EPA has delivered its proposed rule to set 2021 renewable volume requirements (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard and the 2022 RVO for biomass-based diesel to the White House Office of Management and Budget.
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USIPA: Wood biomass given all clear by Europe’s highest court


The U.S. Industrial Pellet Association on May 11 welcomed an order from the European Court of Justice dismissing a case against wood biomass. The court ruled the applicants lacked standing to challenge the EU’s inclusion of wood biomass in the RED.
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Industry Events

2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

August 24-26, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Biodiesel Production Technology Summit

August 24-26, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Ethanol 101

August 24-24, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Biofuels Environmental, Health & Safety Forum

August 24-24, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Low Carbon Fuel Production Workshop

August 24-24, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

2020 UAS Summit & Expo

September 1-2, 2020
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

North Dakota Energy Conference & Expo

November 9-10, 2020
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 15-17, 2021
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
Jacksonville, Florida



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