Tag: EPA

RFA issues new equipment guidance for E15 retailers

RFA issues new equipment guidance for E15 retailers

April 26, 2016 |

In Washington, U.S. EPA gave final approval in 2012 to the use of E15 fuel and the fuel blend is now sold in 23 states. With many new retailers preparing to offer E15, the Renewable Fuels Association is concerned that retailers could potentially order equipment that cannot legally dispense E15.  In a new RFA communication […]

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Urban Air Initiative, Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the Energy Future Coalition take EPA to task over RFS LCA rules

Urban Air Initiative, Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the Energy Future Coalition take EPA to task over RFS LCA rules

April 21, 2016 |

In Washington, the Urban Air Initiative, Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the Energy Future Coalition filed a report requesting that the EPA correct its 2010 Lifecycle Analysis for future renewable fuel standards (RFS) rules. The request for correction was filed under EPA’s Information Quality Guidelines by the law firm of Boyden Gray and Associates. The request […]

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EPA releases final corrections to quality assurance program rulemaking

EPA releases final corrections to quality assurance program rulemaking

April 19, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has final action on technical corrections and clarifications withdrawn from a previous direct final rule that amended provisions from the April 2014 Tier 3 final rulemaking and the July 2014 Quality Assurance Program final rulemaking. The regulatory changes being finalized in this final rule correct errors identified by […]

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EPA takes 2017 RFS rule to OMB for final review

EPA takes 2017 RFS rule to OMB for final review

April 19, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has taken its 2017 renewable fuel standard proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget in the final step before it is published for public review. The EPA’s administrator promised during a congressional hearing in February that the agency is working hard to get RFS rules published […]

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Joule hits major breakthroughs including EPA approval for Sunflow®-E 

Joule hits major breakthroughs including EPA approval for Sunflow®-E 

April 7, 2016 |

In Massachusetts, Joule announced major accomplishments in the first quarter of 2016 that are accelerating the commercialization of environmentally sustainable ultra-low carbon fuel. These advancements include EPA approval of Joule’s Sunflow®-E ethanol process as an advanced biofuel and technical breakthroughs of Joule’s award-winning CO2-to-fuel process. To make its Sunflow-E ethanol, which is chemically identical to traditional […]

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EPA issues exemption of biodiesel from Chemical Data Reporting rule

EPA issues exemption of biodiesel from Chemical Data Reporting rule

April 4, 2016 |

In Washington, the EPA issued a final rule amending the list of chemical substances that are partially exempt from reporting additional information under the Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) rule. EPA has determined that, based on the totality of information available on the chemical substances listed in this final rule, there is a low current interest […]

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EPA teams with CFTC on monitoring RIN trade

EPA teams with CFTC on monitoring RIN trade

March 17, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission enter into this Memorandum of Understanding to address the sharing of information, including proprietary business information “PBI,” in the possession of EPA with the CFTC in compliance with EPA’s obligations under 40 CFR Part 2, Subpart B. CFTC review and analysis of the […]

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EPA looking at shifting RIN compliance to blenders rather than refiners

EPA looking at shifting RIN compliance to blenders rather than refiners

March 17, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency is analyzing the possibility of putting the burden of RFS compliance on blenders rather than refiners, at the request of several independent refiners who claim compliance is an unfair burden on those who don’t blend, but such a policy shift wouldn’t come into effect until the 2017 obligation period […]

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EPA awards $300,000 grants to two innovative biofuel technologies

EPA awards $300,000 grants to two innovative biofuel technologies

February 29, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced eight contracts to small businesses to develop innovative technologies to protect the environment, funded through EPA’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program. The program provides the companies $300,000 to further develop and commercialize their products and ideas. Phase II awards are only available to companies that previously […]

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EPA awards University of Central Florida 3P student design grant for algae technology

EPA awards University of Central Florida 3P student design grant for algae technology

February 25, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a $15,000 grant to the University of Central Florida under its National Student Design Competition for Sustainability Focusing on People, Prosperity, and the Planet to establish and advance fundamentals associated with a ‘waste–products’ vision centered on recycling organic waste to a biofuel. To overcome some of the […]

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