Tag: EPA

EPA administrator says Ichan didn’t have much influence

EPA administrator says Ichan didn’t have much influence

September 13, 2017 |

In Washington, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter to a senator that Carl Icahn didn’t yield much influence on biofuel policy while he acted as an advisor to President Trump. The letter said no assurances were made regarding a potential shift of the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel […]

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EPA looking to approve energy beet LCA inside six months

EPA looking to approve energy beet LCA inside six months

September 11, 2017 |

In Washington, following a six-year process, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates it could take another six months to approve the proposed lifecycle analysis of energy beet. But along with that approval will likely eventually come with advanced biofuel RIN generation that with current prices will add up to $1.10 per gallon to the value of […]

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Ethanol prices jump to two-week high as EPA allows E15 to start early

Ethanol prices jump to two-week high as EPA allows E15 to start early

September 4, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency decided that gas stations in 38 states could switch over to E15 two weeks early in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a move that saw the market jump to a two-week high in anticipation of increased demand. That follows a one-month low hit last Wednesday. The impact on the […]

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EPA’s Pruitt signs fuel regulations waiver during Hurricane Harvey fuel shortages

EPA’s Pruitt signs fuel regulations waiver during Hurricane Harvey fuel shortages

September 2, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association applauded EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s waiver of some fuel regulations in 12 states and the District of Columbia as a good start to help manage the fuel supply shortages caused by Hurricane Harvey in the Gulf area. RFA also said that more needs to be done to truly […]

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UCS blog outlines just how EPA did an about turn on proposed 2018 cellulosic RVO

UCS blog outlines just how EPA did an about turn on proposed 2018 cellulosic RVO

August 31, 2017 |

In Washington, a senior scientist writing on the Union of Concerned Scientists’ blog clearly demonstrates how the Environmental Protection Agency shifted gears in mid-June by scrapping the cellulosic biofuel target based on corn kernel technology that has been successfully ramping up and instead focusing on the slow-to-commercialization large-scale facilities that haven’t performed as well as […]

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EPA seen expanding fuel waivers for Texas and Louisiana while denying RFA request

EPA seen expanding fuel waivers for Texas and Louisiana while denying RFA request

August 29, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency is expected to issue waivers to more parts of Texas and Louisiana that would allow them to supply fuel that does not comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard or other environmental standards in light of Hurricane Harvey following the initial waiver granted to the Dallas area. In a letter […]

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Biogas and advanced biofuels industry ask EPA to support cellulosic biofuels

Biogas and advanced biofuels industry ask EPA to support cellulosic biofuels

August 23, 2017 |

In Washington, the American Biogas Council, BIO, Advanced Biofuels Business Council and the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas have written a letter to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency urging the Renewable Fuel Standard continue to be administered in a way that promotes demand for cellulosic biofuels that truly generate D3 RINs rather than […]

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EPA awards Al-Corn Clean Fuel with right to produce D6 RINs

EPA awards Al-Corn Clean Fuel with right to produce D6 RINs

August 22, 2017 |

In Minnesota, the Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Al-Corn Clean Fuel with the efficient producer designation, allowing it to generate D6 RINs using a dry mill process at its Claremont facility. The designation is awarded when the lifecycle emissions analysis of the fuel produced demonstrates greenhouse gas emissions reductions to be 20% or higher. The […]

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Appeals court says EPA too harsh in evaluating Sinclair Oil’s RFS waiver request

Appeals court says EPA too harsh in evaluating Sinclair Oil’s RFS waiver request

August 16, 2017 |

In Colorado, an appeals court ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency was too harsh in its evaluation of Sinclair Oil’s waiver request from RIN compliance. Though the agency granted 29 requests between 2013 and 2016, it denied Sinclair’s request saying that its two Wyoming plants would not be put out of business by complying with […]

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Pruitt says EPA shouldn’t be “used” to expand biofuel facilities

Pruitt says EPA shouldn’t be “used” to expand biofuel facilities

August 12, 2017 |

In Iowa, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt told Radio Iowa during a radio interview that “Production levels and demand matter and that’s something that’s going to be a major part of how we set those limits,” when referring to renewable fuels. While Iowa officials and biofuel industry groups have asked EPA to raise soybean based biodiesel […]

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