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Renewable Fuel Standard Program

Pending Petitions for Renewable Fuel Pathways

The following pathway requests have been received and are under review:

Company Fuel Feedstock Process
Abengoa Bioenergy of Nebraska Ethanol Grain Sorghum Dry Mill
Air Liquide New (Hydrogen) Renewable Biogas New (Centralized Steam Methane Reforming)
Air Liquide New (Hydrogen) Renewable Biogas New (On-Site Steam Methane Reforming)
Andersons Albion Ethanol Corn Starch Dry Mill
Butamax Advanced Biofuels, LLC Biodiesel, heating oil, renewable diesel, jet fuel New (Butamax Process Non-Food Grade Corn Oil) Trans-esterification; Hydrotreating excluding processes that co-process renewable biomass and petroleum
Carbon Green BioEnergy, LLC Ethanol Corn Starch New (proprietary)
Conestoga Energy Partners, LLC, and Bonanza Bioenergy, LLC Ethanol New (grain sorghum) New (proprietary)
Dirigo Gas, LLC Renewable compressed natural gas New (sugarcane bagasse) Thermochemical gasification

East Kansas Agri-Energy, LLC
Naphtha Non-food grade corn oil Hydrotreating
logen Ethanol New (grain sorghum) New (proprietary)
LytEn, LLC New (Hydrogen) Renewable Biogas New (Methane Cracking)
N/A Biodiesel, renewable diesel New (palm oil (PDF) (19 pp, 534 K, published January 27, 2012, About PDF)) Trans-Esterification;
Hydrotreating
N/A Cellulosic biofuel New (pulp wood) Any
Poet Groton Ethanol Corn Starch & Grain Sorghum Dry Mill
Poet Laddonia Ethanol Corn Starch Dry Mill
Renewable Energy Group Biodiesel New (Solazyme/TerraVia algae oil) Transesterification
Rothsay Biodiesel New (biodiesel) Biogenic waste oils/fats/greases Transesterification
Sabine Biofuels Biodiesel Various biogenic oils/fats/greases New (proprietary)
Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy – Council Bluffs Ethanol Corn Starch Dry Mill
Shell Oil Products US Ethanol New (sweet sorghum) New (proprietary)
Trestle Energy Ethanol, butanol Corn Starch or Grain Sorghum New (proprietary)

(This table includes abbreviated descriptions of fuel pathways. Please click the link for the applicable proposal (or notice) for a full description of the pathway under review.)

Please note: Only complete petitions submitted in accordance with the requirements of 40 CFR 80.1416 of the RFS regulations are included on this list, which will be updated on a regular basis, but is only current as of the date at the bottom of this page.

Completed pathway assessments will be removed from this list and posted on the Approved pathways or Other Actions pages.