Tag: EPA

Biofuels industry’s suit against EPA on RFS methodology to be heard April 24

Biofuels industry’s suit against EPA on RFS methodology to be heard April 24

February 6, 2017 |

In Washington, April 24 has been set as the date for oral arguments in the biofuels industry’s suit against the Environmental Protection Agency where associations claim the agency used an improper methodology in determining biofuel-blending levels under the Renewable Fuel Standard between 2014 and 2016. The Renewable Fuels Association is demanding the EPA use a […]

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EPA approves Little Sioux Corn Processors for D3 RINs

EPA approves Little Sioux Corn Processors for D3 RINs

February 2, 2017 |

In Iowa, Edeniq and Archer Daniels Midland Co. recently announced that the U.S. EPA has approved Little Sioux Corn Processors’ registration of its 150 million gallon per year Marcus, Iowa, ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production. Under the terms of its license agreements with ADM and Little Sioux, Edeniq uses its Pathway Technology to measure […]

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Freshman Florida congressman pushing bill to eliminate the EPA

Freshman Florida congressman pushing bill to eliminate the EPA

January 31, 2017 |

In Washington, a freshman congressman from Florida is looking for co-sponsors to a bill that would completely eliminate the Environmental Protection Agency effective December 31, 2018, claiming that the costs of environmental compliance are too much of a burden on small businesses. Instead he wants environmental regulation to be decentralized to the states. When he […]

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EPA seeks public comments on sugarbeet  GHG LCA for ethanol feedstock

EPA seeks public comments on sugarbeet GHG LCA for ethanol feedstock

January 25, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting comment on its analysis of the upstream greenhouse gas emissions attributable to the production of Beta vulgaris ssp. Vulgaris (sugar beets) for use as a biofuel feedstock. This notice describes EPA’s greenhouse gas analysis of sugar beets produced for use as a biofuel feedstock, and describes […]

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Trump freezes EPA rules including 2017 RFS blending levels

Trump freezes EPA rules including 2017 RFS blending levels

January 25, 2017 |

In Washington, President Donald Trump has frozen all policies from the Environmental Protection Agency published since October 28 and ordered a review of them, including the 2017 blending mandates for the Renewable Fuel Standard. Doing so has forced down RIN prices by 23% as of Wednesday. The order was issued on his first day of […]

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Total RIN generation for 2016 nearly reached 15.15 billion

Total RIN generation for 2016 nearly reached 15.15 billion

January 24, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency said nearly 16.84 million cellulosic RINs were generated in December, bringing the annual total to nearly 176.8 million. Of those, about 3.81 million RINs were generated from ethanol while the remainder was renewable CNG and renewable LNG. The total for all RINs generated in 2016 was almost 15.15 billion […]

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EPA denies oil industry request to waive cellulosic biofuel blending for 2016

EPA denies oil industry request to waive cellulosic biofuel blending for 2016

January 19, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has written a letter to the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers denying the group’s request for a waiver on the cellulosic biofuel-blending mandate for 2016 of 230 million gallons. Though data through November shows that less fuel was produced than mandated in 2016 as the AFPM argues, the EPA […]

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Proposed EPA administrator says will “honor” Congress’ wishes on RFS

Proposed EPA administrator says will “honor” Congress’ wishes on RFS

January 18, 2017 |

In Washington, during his Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday, Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt said that during his tenure as administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency he would keep to the timetables outlined by Congress for the Renewable Fuel Standard and “honor” its original intent. President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for the top spot has raised […]

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EPA grants Gevo isobutanol right to generate D5 RINs too

EPA grants Gevo isobutanol right to generate D5 RINs too

January 17, 2017 |

In Colorado, Gevo announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the pathway for isobutanol produced at Gevo’s Luverne, MN plant to be an advanced biofuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard Program. This is the first time that the EPA has approved a pathway for an advanced biofuel that uses starch from feed corn to […]

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Genscape says it cooperated with EPA and DOJ on uncovering RIN fraud

Genscape says it cooperated with EPA and DOJ on uncovering RIN fraud

January 11, 2017 |

In Kentucky, Genscape says it will fight the Environmental Protection Agency’s attempts to revoke its third party ability to verify RINs. The EPA issued the notice last week saying the company had validated millions of false RINs in 2014 but the company responded saying it had issued a notice of potentially invalid RINs (PIR), followed […]

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