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Michigan House Considering Biodiesel Production and Retail Sale Tax Credits

Biodiesel supporters are asking Michigan lawmakers to pass a tax incentive to accelerate production and availability of the fuel. Michigan Soybean Association’s Ben Steyer says while two plants in the state produce more than 16 million gallons of biodiesel annually, it is not easily accessible. “A recent survey of 250 retail fuel stations across Michigan […]

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American Trucking Association, Eight Others Ask EPA to Adjust RFS Volumes

Renewable fuel production targets set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) are too low to sustain the sector and have resulted in shuttered biofuel companies, a consortium of trade associations stated in a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan asking the agency to promulgate more accurate standards to encourage

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EIA February Update: U.S. Biofuel Capacity Down Slightly While Feedstock Consumption Up

Total U.S. biofuels operable production capacity fell slightly in February, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) on April 30. Feedstock consumption was up when compared to both the previous month and February 2023. Total biofuels production capacity was at 23.721 billion gallons per year in February, down 39 million gallons

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Updates Needed Before 45Z Clean Fuel Production Tax Credit is Released

Clean Fuels Alliance America says the U.S. Treasury’s new modeling does provide a path for agricultural feedstocks to receive sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) blender tax credits, but it’s not perfect. Kurt Kovarik, vice president of federal affairs, tells Brownfield the credit expires at the end of 2024. “While it was nice to get this guidance

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DOE Opens Request for Information on Methods to Decarbonize Off-Road Transportation

The U.S. Department of Energy on May 7 issued a request for information (RFI) seeking stakeholder input on ways to decarbonize the off-road transportation sector, including through the use of biodiesel, renewable diesel, renewable natural gas (RNG) and other renewables. The RFI, titled Progression of Net-Zero Emission Propulsion Technologies for the Off-Road Sector Request for

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Suspicions of Fake Used Cooking Oil from China Alarms U.S. Biofuel Industry

China is flooding the US with used cooking oil that the biofuel industry says may be tainted, hurting American farmers and President Joe Biden’s push to promote climate-friendly energy. US imports of used cooking oil, an ingredient to make renewable diesel, more than tripled in 2023 from a year earlier, with more than 50% coming

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FAA Offers Funding for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Infrastructure Projects at Airports

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration on April 1 opened a $269 million funding opportunity under its Airport Improvement Program. Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) infrastructure projects are among those eligible for the funding.  The Airport Improvement Program is a grant program that funds airport infrastructure projects, including those related to runways, taxiways, airport

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Growmark Pilots Vector System to Decarbonize Bulk Fuel Transportation Fleet with B100

Growmark Inc. recently announced that it partnered with Optimus Technologies to test 100% biodiesel in five semi-tractors in its Manito Transit fleet as a potential pathway for transitioning the entire fleet to low-carbon fuels. The development is part of Growmark’s ongoing efforts to look for decarbonization opportunities within the company and its network.  Optimus Technologies provides

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Port of Detroit Releases Decarbonization and Air Quality Improvement Plan and Video

The Detroit/Wayne County Port Authority (Port of Detroit) is undergoing an ambitious decarbonization project, which aims to reduce the port’s environmental impact, and improve sustainability. The project is ongoing and will implement a range of innovative technologies and methods to reduce emissions and promote cleaner energy sources, positioning the Port of Detroit as a leader

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