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Here’s where you’ll find the latest news and information from the Michigan Advanced Biofuels Coalition.

Biofuel News

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 […]

Clean Fuels Take on 40B SAF-GREET Release

The much-anticipated user interface to calculate the 40B SAF Blenders Tax Credit using Argonne’s GREET model was released on April 30. The good news is that all the Clean Fuels’ HEFA feedstocks should qualify under the tax credit in some capacity. Using the GREET methodology, all feedstocks except canola will qualify, while canola can meet […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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