Advanced Biofuels

January 15, 2021

EPA opens comment period on RFS waiver requests

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA announced on Jan. 15 it will open a 30-day comment period on several petitions it has received asking the agency to waive Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements for 2019 and 2020. READ MORE

January 15, 2021

DOE makes changes to biomass, biofuel advisory committees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy is terminating the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, but a newly established Fuels of the Future Advisory Board will have a standing subcommittee dedicated to biofuels. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EPA proposes to extend 2019, 2020 RFS deadlines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA is scheduled to publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register on Jan. 15 extending certain Renewable Fuel Standard deadlines for compliance years 2019 and 2020. A public comment period is open through March 11. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EPA finalizes determination on RFS anti-backsliding study

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has announced its final anti-backsliding determination for renewable fuels and air quality. The agency has finalized its proposed determination no additional measures are necessary to mitigate adverse air impacts from the RFS. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

Senators call on EPA to protect the integrity of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA group of seven republication senators from the Midwest sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Jan. 14 urging him to avoid making any decisions on SREs until the U.S. Supreme Court issues its ruling on the matter. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

House Biofuels Caucus urges Trump to reject SRE petitions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsMembers of the House Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to President Trump on Jan. 12 urging him to direct the U.S. EPA to immediately reject any pending SRE requests that do not meet criteria established by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

Honeywell introduces simplified renewable diesel technology

BY Honeywell Found In:Advanced FuelsHoneywell on Jan. 12 announced that it has introduced a single-stage UOP Ecofining technology offering for the production of renewable diesel fuel. The new single-stage technology is a fast-to-market, low capital cost solution. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

DMT Clear Gas Solutions: Iowa RNG plant begins operations

BY DMT Clear Gas Solutions Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIowa’s second renewable natural gas (RNG) plant at Sioux City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant is operational thanks to Bartlett & West and DMT Clear Gas Solutions. The project converts 800 SCFM of biogas to RNG for injection in the natural gas pipeline. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

Senators ask Biden to restore the integrity of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA group of six democratic senators sent a letter President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 11 urging his administration to support U.S. farmers and the biofuels industry by restoring the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE