Category: Policy

European Commission could launch new anti-dumping investigation on Argentine biodiesel this month

European Commission could launch new anti-dumping investigation on Argentine biodiesel this month

November 9, 2017 |

In Belgium, EURACTIV says the investigation resulting from official complaint by the European biodiesel industry regarding the lowering of anti-dumping duties on Argentine biodiesel will likely be published in November in the Official Journal of the EU although it has 45 days to do so after receiving it. The complaint was lodged with the European […]

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US Attorney General issued subpoenas to find out Icahn’s role in RFS policy

US Attorney General issued subpoenas to find out Icahn’s role in RFS policy

November 8, 2017 |

In New York state, Bloomberg reports that the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York issued subpoenas to Icahn Enterprises as well as CVR Energy while Carl Icahn served as advisor to the president to secure information regarding his activities surrounding the Renewable Fuels Standard. CVR Energy saved about $60 million on […]

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Ethanol industry uses Fox to remind Trump he was an ethanol fan

Ethanol industry uses Fox to remind Trump he was an ethanol fan

November 7, 2017 |

In Washington, not to be out done by the oil industry in getting President Trump’s attention via his favorite news channel, Fox, the ethanol industry has jumped in with an ad run on the same channel highlighting video clips of the president as candidate supporting ethanol. The fight between the two lobbies over the RFS […]

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Bipartisan Congressmen re-introduce MLP bill to boost biofuel investment

Bipartisan Congressmen re-introduce MLP bill to boost biofuel investment

November 6, 2017 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Chris Coons (D-DE), and Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX-02) and Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) re-introduced bipartisan legislation to level the energy playing field by giving investors in a range of clean energy projects access to a decades-old corporate structure whose tax advantage is currently available only to investors in […]

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EPA awards Utah DEQ $2.3M grant for clean diesel program

EPA awards Utah DEQ $2.3M grant for clean diesel program

November 3, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded the Utah Department of Environmental Quality a $2.3M grant under the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program to reduce diesel emissions from heavy-duty trucks and school buses based in several counties along the Wasatch Front, an area challenged by levels of particulate matter that exceed federal […]

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Bi-partisan representatives send letter to EPA slamming the RFS

Bi-partisan representatives send letter to EPA slamming the RFS

November 2, 2017 |

In Washington, 64 bipartisan Members of the United States House of Representatives, led by Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Jim Costa (D-Calif.), sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt emphasizing the negative impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on American consumers and the economy and […]

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Indian cabinet approves 5% ethanol price increase

Indian cabinet approves 5% ethanol price increase

November 1, 2017 |

In India, the cabinet approved a 5% increase in ethanol prices to just over 63 cents per liter in order to improve the economic viability for sugar mills the supplying of ethanol to oil marketing companies. The country’s E10 blending mandate has failed to take off due to drought that hit production supplies last year […]

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Diverse coalition urge congressional committees to support biodiesel blenders tax

Diverse coalition urge congressional committees to support biodiesel blenders tax

October 31, 2017 |

In Washington, a diverse group of biodiesel producers, fuel retailers, and trucking interests sent a letter to the Senate Finance Committee and the House Ways and Means Committee in support of extending and phasing out the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit, and outlining their opposition to efforts to shift the credit to a producers’ credit, as […]

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Mid-sized oil refiners take aim at Trump via week-long ad run on Fox & Friends

Mid-sized oil refiners take aim at Trump via week-long ad run on Fox & Friends

October 30, 2017 |

In Washington, a coalition of mid-sized oil refiners including Valero Energy, Monroe Energy owned by Delta Airlines, and PBF Energy are running a week long ad campaign during Fox & Friends targeted directly as President Trump, slamming him for backing down on proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard. The bluntly-worded ad says, “Donald Trump […]

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EP Committee on Environment denies prospects for domestic biofuels

EP Committee on Environment denies prospects for domestic biofuels

October 28, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP published a letter expressing its disappointment in the result of the vote in the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment on Monday this week concerning the reform of the biofuel policy for the period from 2020 to 2030 (RED II). UFOP said that as a result of the decision, biofuels made from cultivated […]

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