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The Kansas biofuels industry applauds the United States Senate's advancement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), 89-10, to President Trump Thursday. Renew Kansas Biofuels Association worked with its national affiliate associations to provide outreach to Kansans whom USMCA’s passage would positively affect. Numerous biofuel organizations and producers contacted their elected officials in the House of Representatives and Senate advocating for the advancement of USMCA. “Advancement of the USMCA is a great win for Kansas agribusiness,” Renew Kansas president and CEO Ron Seeber said. “Whether it be grain, agriculture inputs or biofuels, passage...

Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) finalized a rule that establishes the required renewable volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2020, and the biomass-based diesel volume for 2021. The EPA is committed to ensuring a net of 15 billion gallons of conventional biofuel is blended in 2020. “Through President Trump’s leadership, this Administration continues to promote domestic ethanol and biodiesel production, supporting our Nation’s farmers and providing greater energy security,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “President Trump committed to our nation’s farmers that biofuel requirements would be...

The Kansas biofuels industry is grateful to the Kansas congressional delegation for Congress’ advancement of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) to the Senate Thursday morning. Renew Kansas Biofuels Association worked with its national affiliate associations to provide outreach to Kansans whom USMCA’s passage would positively affect. Numerous grain, crop protection, biofuel organizations and producers contacted their elected officials in the House of Representatives advocating for the advancement of USMCA. “Advancement of the USMCA is a great win for Kansas agribusiness,” Renew Kansas president and CEO Ron Seeber said. “Whether it be grain,...

EPA is accepting comments on its plan to reallocate future Renewable Fuel Standard volumes lost to small refinery exemptions (SREs) until Friday, Nov. 29. On October 15, 2019, EPA issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel volumes for 2020 and the biomass-based diesel volume for 2021. The supplemental notice proposes adjustments to the way annual renewable fuel percentages are calculated. Specifically, the EPA is projecting the volume of gasoline and diesel that will be exempt in 2020 due to small refinery exemptions (SREs) based...

On October 15, 2019, EPA issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel volumes for 2020 and the biomass-based diesel volume for 2021. The supplemental notice proposes adjustments to the way annual renewable fuel percentages are calculated. Specifically, the EPA is projecting the volume of gasoline and diesel that will be exempt in 2020 due to small refinery exemptions (SREs) based on a three-year average of the number of the exemptions recommended by the Department of Energy (DOE). The agency proposes to use this...

A series of regional meetings in 2019 are giving Kansans the opportunity to help shape the future of transportation in Kansas. These Local Consult meetings will inform the state's next Long Range Transportation Plan, the planning document that will guide investments from 2020 to 2045. That document will shape the state's next transportation program, known as FORWARD. The first round of Local Consult meetings took place in eight communities around the state. These meetings gave Kansans the opportunity to discuss new and existing transportation projects to move people, freight and technology. Participants...

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