Phillips 66 has confirmed the renewables conversion of its refinery in Rodeo, California, is progressing on schedule with startup expected in Q1 2024. Once fully operational, the facility will have the capacity to produce 800 MMgy of renewable fuels.
Clean Fuels Alliance America announces the strategic addition of Cory-Ann Wind, the visionary leader behind Oregon’s groundbreaking Clean Fuel Program. Wind will assume the director of state regulatory affairs role beginning Jan. 8, 2024.
A group of 11 senators on Sept. 18 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan expressing disappointment that the agency has failed to finalize regulations that would allow biogas-based electricity to participate in the RFS.
Sam Wade, director of public policy at the RNG Coalition, calls on the California Air Resources Board to stay the course and support effective methane measures currently supported the state’s LCFS as the agency updates the program.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Sept. 25 participated in a White House press briefing where he discussed how USDA operations, rural America and work on the 2023 Farm Bill could be impacted by the looming government shutdown.
The U.S. EPA on Sept. 21 released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data, reporting that one new SRE petition has been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard over the past month. Three SRE petitions are now pending.
The U.S. EPA on Sept. 20 announced it is making $4.6 billion in competitive grants available to support state, local and Tribal programs and policies that cut climate pollution. Certain renewable energy and biogas projects are elgible for the funds.
The U.S. EPA has indicated its intent to further strengthen program controls and integrate its information system to manage fraud potential in the RFS in response to recommendations made by the agency’s Office of Inspector General.
Clean Fuels Alliance America, American Soybean Association, National Oilseed Processors Association the U.S. Canola Association are urging the Biden administration to adopt GREET for the purposes measuring GHG reductions for the SAF tax credit.
Environment and Climate Change Canada on Sept. 11 awarded $575,000 to five pilot-scale projects that will implement innovative monitoring and automation systems to reduce methane emissions at Canadian landfills.