Tag: EPA

Algae Biomass Organization launches petition to support approval of CO2 Recycling for emissions reduction

Algae Biomass Organization launches petition to support approval of CO2 Recycling for emissions reduction

September 30, 2014 |

In California, the Algae Biomass Organization announced a “We the People” petition to the White House aimed at securing US EPA approval of carbon capture and use technologies to meet the emissions reductions targets set by the agency. “We need EPA and those involved in the power generation industry to recognize that algae and other […]

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EPA approves CCS at ADM ethanol plant

EPA approves CCS at ADM ethanol plant

September 30, 2014 |

In Washington, the EPA has approved a CCS process at an ADM ethanol plant where drilling is expected to begin in November. The project will inject and store 1.1 million metric tons of carbon dioxide from the ethanol plant into the ground every year.  

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API says EPA can’t boost biodiesel RFS targets

API says EPA can’t boost biodiesel RFS targets

September 29, 2014 |

In Washington, the Clean Air Act explicitly prohibits the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from increasing the biomass-based diesel mandate for the 2014 compliance year, wrote American Petroleum Institute (API) Downstream Group Director Bob Greco in a letter sent Friday to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “The Clean Air Act expressly compels EPA to provide a […]

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Taiwan cancels biogas-from-food waste project due to lack of technology

Taiwan cancels biogas-from-food waste project due to lack of technology

September 22, 2014 |

In Taiwan, the country’s Environmental Protection Agency has frozen plans to produce biogas from 600 tons of food waste collected daily in Taipei and New Taipei because the domestic industry does not have the capacity to overcome technical challenges. The government will now seek international expertise to determine how to move forward with the plan. […]

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Fuels America, API unleash media campaigns with opposing ads over EPA RVOs

Fuels America, API unleash media campaigns with opposing ads over EPA RVOs

September 12, 2014 |

In Washington, Fuels America and the American Petroleum Insitute (API) have released ads targeting the White House’s decision on the RFS volume obligations. API’s ad is a TV stop, while Fuels America’s campaign will run a full-page USA Today ad from September 19-21. According to Domestic Fuel, API’s Bob Greco says they launched their campaign […]

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Sen. Durbin, ethanol companies join in efforts to halt EPA’s RVO cuts

Sen. Durbin, ethanol companies join in efforts to halt EPA’s RVO cuts

September 10, 2014 |

In Illinois, US Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) has sent a letter to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), urging the OMB to thoroughly review the EPA’s proposal to reduce Renewable Fuels Standard RVO requirements. “The Administration’s proposed change to the Renewable Fuel Standard seriously missed the mark,” Durbin said. “As written, it would not […]

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Oberon’s DME wins EPA fuel pathway OK

Oberon’s DME wins EPA fuel pathway OK

September 5, 2014 |

In California, Oberon Fuels said that the EPA has approved its DME for inclusion under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Oberon’s biogas-based DME is now eligible for cellulosic and advanced renewable identification numbers, or RINs, after the agency determined that biogas-based DME produced from the Oberon process resulted in an approximate 68% reduction in greenhouse gases […]

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2014 US Renewable Fuel volume decision looms, as EPA hands off to OMB

2014 US Renewable Fuel volume decision looms, as EPA hands off to OMB

August 24, 2014 |

The critical 2014 RVO number begins its trek towards final publication. Will the Obama Administration stand by the Renewable Fuel Standard, or knuckle under to petroleum interests? In Washington, word filtered out from the Environmental Protection Agency that the 2014 RVO has moved to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Let’s first review […]

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EPA’s delay on RFS hitting biodiesel producers hard

EPA’s delay on RFS hitting biodiesel producers hard

August 22, 2014 |

In Washington, with the EPA expected to announce RFS blending mandates for 2014 in September at the earliest, the biodiesel industry is suffering from sinking prices as buyers wait on the sidelines until the mandate is announced. The preliminary rule announced in November saw the 2014 mandate mimic the 2013 mandate of 1.28 billion gallons […]

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GSK settles with EPA over waste ethanol storage violations

GSK settles with EPA over waste ethanol storage violations

August 13, 2014 |

In Washington, in a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, GlaxoSmithKline, LLC (GSK) has agreed to properly manage the hazardous waste at its research and development facility in King of Prussia, Pa. GSK, located at 709 Swedeland Rd., has also agreed to pay a $317,550 penalty to settle the alleged violations of hazardous waste […]

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