Tag: EPA

Didion Ethanol awarded efficient producer designation so can generate D6 RINs

Didion Ethanol awarded efficient producer designation so can generate D6 RINs

May 24, 2017 |

In Wisconsin, the Environmental Protection Agency awarded Didion Ethanol the efficient producer designation earlier this month in order to be able to generate D6 RINs from its corn starch-based ethanol using the method employed by its Cambria plant, referred to as the Cambria process. In order to qualify for the designation, the Cambria plant must […]

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EPA OKs on-demand, sustainable pheromone biopesticide from Semios

EPA OKs on-demand, sustainable pheromone biopesticide from Semios

May 21, 2017 |

In Canada, Semios received Environmental Protection Agency and California Department of Pest Regulation approval for CRS Plus, an aerosol pheromone biopesticide product that disrupts the mating of Aonidiella aurantii, also known as California Red Scale. The Semios CRS Plus solution is delivered via our internet-of-things (IoT) platform as variable rate mating disruption. In other words, we […]

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EPA can improve its implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard in 6 ways: BIO

EPA can improve its implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard in 6 ways: BIO

May 21, 2017 |

In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization called on the US EPA to “improve its implementation of RFS,” and noted six key improvements. issue its annual Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) under the RFS on time; interpret its general waiver authority as it did before 2013; make process improvements for RFS pathway approvals – not only to […]

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EPA approved D5 pathway for REG Geismar

EPA approved D5 pathway for REG Geismar

May 17, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has approved Renewable Energy Group’s pathway application for naptha and liquefied natural gas production to generate advanced biofuel D5 RINs from non-food grade corn oil produced at its Geismar, Louisiana facility. The fuel is produced from a hydrotreated process known as the REG Geisman process that uses grid-based electricity, […]

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EPA sends biofuel blending proposals to OMB

EPA sends biofuel blending proposals to OMB

May 15, 2017 |

In Washington, although volumes weren’t included in the notice, the Environmental Protection Agency said it had sent its 2017 ethanol blending and 2018 biodiesel blending proposals to the White House’s Office of Management and Budget. Doing so now could mean an on-time final ruling by November 30, a move that helped push up RIN prices […]

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EPA may allow year-round E15 sales

EPA may allow year-round E15 sales

May 8, 2017 |

In Washington, hope is on the rise that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency may be in favor of allowing unfettered year-round E15 sales across the country but first it must be determined if the EPA is even allowed to make the waiver of if legislation must make its way through Congress amending the […]

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ACE urges EPA comments by ethanol advocates 

ACE urges EPA comments by ethanol advocates 

April 30, 2017 |

In South Dakota, the American Coalition for Ethanol submitted a public comment focused on its ethanol priorities soon after EPA formally began seeking input on existing regulations to be reviewed by its newly established Regulatory Reform Task Force. The Task Force was formed in response to Executive Order 13777 to evaluate existing regulations and make […]

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EPA under fire in appeals court hearing over cuts to advanced biofuels RVO during 2014-2016

EPA under fire in appeals court hearing over cuts to advanced biofuels RVO during 2014-2016

April 25, 2017 |

In Washington, an appeals court judge said that the Environmental Protection Agency may have overstepped its bounds by reducing the Renewable Volume Obligations for advanced biofuels between 2014-2016. In response to oral arguments held Monday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on the petition for review of the Renewable […]

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EPA opens public comment period on regulations and ACE jumps in

EPA opens public comment period on regulations and ACE jumps in

April 13, 2017 |

In Washington, EPA Administrator Pruitt issued an agency-wide memorandum on implementation of Executive Order 13777 on March 24, which announced members of the required Regulatory Reform Task Force and directed program offices to seek public input on existing regulations and report findings to the Task Force. EPA formerly began seeking public comments on April 11 […]

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RFS volumes for 2017 back on following expiry of regulatory freeze

RFS volumes for 2017 back on following expiry of regulatory freeze

March 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the Regulatory Freeze Pending Review by the new US administration, which was applied to the renewable fuel volume requirements for 2017, has expired. Hence, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) continues to implement the final ruling under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program as published on 23 November 2016. The ruling calls for increases […]

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