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Vilsack announces $19M biofuel investment

A new round of USDA funding will help expand the availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the department is awarding $19 million in grants to increase access in 22 states. “We continue to invest in the infrastructure... Read More.

Biofuel groups slam EPA for RFS rules, say demand will be impacted

Biofuel groups are expressing their disappointment with the Environemtal Protection Agency’s blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard.  While EPA slightly raised requirements for biomass-based diesel fuels, the agency lowered ethanol quotas.  Biofuel blending requirements are 20.94 billion gallons in 2023, 21.54 billion gallons in... Read More.

Biofuel investments benefit farmers

Biofuel investments and the current expansion of U.S. soybean crush capacity are helping to improve farmers’ bottom lines, especially in areas that were previously underserved. In this episode of Fueling Conversations, Mac Marshall, vice president of market intelligence for the United Soybean Board, discusses growth... Read More.

Investments and expansion of oilseed processing to meet biofuel demand

As demand rises for clean fuels, there is continued investment and growth in U.S. oilseed crush capacity. This episode of Fueling Conversations features Tom Hammer, president and CEO of the National Oilseed Processors Association. He’ll discuss how processors are making significant investments – in part... Read More.

Walz budget includes major biofuel and soil health investments

The budget proposed by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz includes significant investments in biofuels and soil health. Speaking to Brownfield during the MN Ag Expo in Mankato last week, Walz said there is $6 million to build out biofuel infrastructure and $4 million for soil... Read More.

Ag interests split over EPA’s proposed biofuel blending rule

The Environmental Protection Agency is getting mixed reviews for its proposed final rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard over the next three years.  Emily Skor with Growth Energy says biofuels remain the single best tool for shielding motorists from volatile oil prices while decarbonizing... Read More.

EPA proposes increased biofuel blending requirements

In the proposal, EPA is increasing renewable fuel targets in each of the next three years to 20.82 billion gallons in 2023, 21.87 billion gallons in 2024 and 22.68 billion gallons in 2025. Renewable Fuels Association’s Goeff Cooper says the proposal launches the Renewable Fuel... Read More.