Trump says he’ll talk to EPA about RFS, SREs


President Trump on Aug. 18 verbally committed to speaking to the U.S. EPA regarding the RFS and SREs during a visit to Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to participate in a disaster recovery briefing on the derecho windstorm that devastated the state Aug. 10.
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Phillips 66 to convert San Francisco refinery to renewable fuels


Phillips 66 announced Aug. 12 that it plans to reconfigure its San Francisco Refinery in Rodeo, California, to produce renewable fuels. The project would produce 680 million gallons annually of renewable diesel, gasoline and jet fuel.
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EPA ‘reset’ recommendation addresses RFS, LCFS


A group of six former U.S. EPA administrators are calling for a “reset” of the agency as it approaches its 50th anniversary. The RFS and a potential federal LCFS among the issues discussed in a report released on the effort.
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Wheeler discusses expected delays in 2021 RVOs, gap year SREs


U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Aug. 11 said work is ongoing to review gap year SRE waivers and issue a proposed rule to set 2021 RVOs under the RFS. He was unable, however, to specify when those tasks will be complete.
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Republic Services, Aria Energy, BP partner on RNG project


Republic Services and energy partners Aria Energy and BP on Aug. 17 announced the startup of a landfill-gas-to-renewable-natural-gas (RNG) project at South Shelby Landfill. The facility can produce the equivalent of 33,250 gallons of gasoline daily.
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UK bioenergy electricity production increased 6.8% in 2019


The U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has released updated energy statistics that show renewable resources accounted for 12.3 percent of the nation’s total energy consumption in 2019, up from 11.2 percent in 2018.
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Anheuser-Bush transitions dedicated fleet to RNG


As part of its ongoing commitment to sustainable logistics and reducing carbon emissions, Anheuser-Busch announced Aug. 12 that it is transitioning more than 180 trucks—representing approximately 30 percent of its dedicated fleet—to RNG.
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EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 670,000 tons in April


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 710,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in April, with sales reaching 670,000 tons.
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EPA publishes report on RNG


The U.S. EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program in July published a report on RNG that aims to provide biogas stakeholders and other interested parties with a resource to promote and potentially assist in the development of RNG projects.
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Neste to supply sustainable aviation fuel to three US airlines


Neste is supplying Alaska Airlines, American Airlines and JetBlue Airways with sustainable aviation fuel for flights from San Francisco International Airport. The fuel will contribute to each airline’s efforts to reach their climate goals.
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