Tag: EPA

Enerkem gets EPA approval to generate cellulosic RINs at Edmonton plant

Enerkem gets EPA approval to generate cellulosic RINs at Edmonton plant

November 7, 2017 |

In Canada, Enerkem Inc. announced it has received approval from the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to sell cellulosic ethanol produced at its Edmonton, AB, Canada facility under the U.S. Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Enerkem’s advanced biofuels facility has successfully completed all the necessary steps required by the EPA and is the first ever […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

RIN prices stronger after EPA backs down while opponents take aim at the RFS

RIN prices stronger after EPA backs down while opponents take aim at the RFS

October 30, 2017 |

In Washington, following a recent announcement that the EPA would reject petitions to move the Renewable Fuel Standard point of obligation and not allow renewable identification number credits for exported ethanol, RINs are trading higher and ethanol opponents have renewed efforts to characterize RINs as driving fuel prices higher. Meanwhile, some ethanol producers and marketers […]

Read More

September RIN production down nearly 10% from August

September RIN production down nearly 10% from August

October 23, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency says that RIN production fell by nearly 10% in September to 1.596 billion RINs. Standard ethanol RINs saw production slide by more than 7% fewer from the month prior as production slowed on the back of maintenance downtimes, down by 98.68 million to 1.227 billion. Advanced biofuel D5 RINs […]

Read More

EPA ditches changes to RFS, says biofuel mandates will remain same or even increase

EPA ditches changes to RFS, says biofuel mandates will remain same or even increase

October 21, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter to lawmakers that they are abandoning the proposed changes to biofuels policy after Midwestern GOP Senators, the White House, and others in the biofuels industry pushed them to reconsider. The letter from Pruitt states that the “EPA has not taken any formal action […]

Read More

Members of House Biofuels Caucus urge EPA to rethink position on RFS

Members of House Biofuels Caucus urge EPA to rethink position on RFS

October 19, 2017 |

In Washington, 22 representatives from the House Biofuels Caucus wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency urging it not to reduce the blending mandate for 2018 and 2019 as proposed nor to allow RIN generation from exported ethanol, saying farmers and biofuel producers in their states need more certainty from the agency. They say […]

Read More

New York City write to the EPA protesting any rollback of the RFS

New York City write to the EPA protesting any rollback of the RFS

October 19, 2017 |

In New York state, New York City submitted comments to the U.S. EPA Oct. 19, protesting any rollback of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which calls for minimal use levels for renewable fuels like biodiesel. Biodiesel has proven a reliable and effective fuel for NYC fleet and buildings and has helped reduce air pollution in the […]

Read More

White House tells EPA to stand down on cuts to RFS mandates and RINs from exports

White House tells EPA to stand down on cuts to RFS mandates and RINs from exports

October 18, 2017 |

In Washington, the White House has told the Environmental Protection Agency to stand down from two proposals it had laid out to amend the Renewable Fuels Standard following strong pressure from Iowan politicians leaning against the president for not holding up his campaign promises to support biofuels. The lower blending mandate as proposed for 2018 […]

Read More

South Africa only used 11.4% of duty-free ethanol quota during first year of EPA

South Africa only used 11.4% of duty-free ethanol quota during first year of EPA

October 17, 2017 |

In South Africa, just 11.4% of the 80,000 metric ton duty-free ethanol quota to Europe under the new Economic Partnership Agreement with Southern African Development Community countries has been used during the first year of the trade deal. Ethanol is among a long list of other commodities and products granted duty-free access, most of which […]

Read More