Tag: EPA

NBB lashes out at EPA for approving streamlined process for Argentine biodiesel

NBB lashes out at EPA for approving streamlined process for Argentine biodiesel

January 28, 2015 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board has sharply criticized a decision by the EPA to allow streamlined Argentinian biodiesel imports to the U.S. under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “This decision poses a tremendous threat to U.S. industry and jobs, not to mention the overriding goal of the RFS of developing clean, homegrown renewable fuels,” […]

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EPA may release 2014 RFS at last this spring

EPA may release 2014 RFS at last this spring

January 22, 2015 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency may at last finalize the 2014 RFS this spring. The statement was made during the National Biodiesel Board conference this week and then was confirmed by the EPA that the timing seemed on track but no more specifics were given.

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ACE White Paper demonstrates improvement in low carbon value of corn ethanol, criticizes EPA and California Air Resources Board

ACE White Paper demonstrates improvement in low carbon value of corn ethanol, criticizes EPA and California Air Resources Board

January 19, 2015 |

In South Dakota, a new white paper details the impact technology innovations have had on the accuracy of carbon intensity modeling for biofuels, resulting in dramatic improvement in the low carbon value of corn-based ethanol. The white paper, written by Ron Alverson, President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors, also criticized […]

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House oversight and reform committee looks to hit EPA over RFS

House oversight and reform committee looks to hit EPA over RFS

December 30, 2014 |

In Washington, incoming Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz announced this week six new Subcommittees that will be established during the 114th Congress and the Chair selections. The Interior Subcommittee, chaired by Cynthia Lummis (WY), will focus on issues related to the Department of Interior, Department of Energy, EPA, and USDA. Tackling the […]

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Two of five peer reviewers think EPA’s emission factor on palm oil exagerated

Two of five peer reviewers think EPA’s emission factor on palm oil exagerated

December 25, 2014 |

In Washington, two out of five peer reviewers disagreed with the EPA’s emission factor of 95 tons of CO2 per hectare lobbed against palm oil due to potential peat destruction, stating that the EPA likely overestimated the emissions. The emission factor lowers the GHG emission savings of palm oil to below the EPA’s 20% savings […]

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Q-RINs hitting the market

Q-RINs hitting the market

December 24, 2014 |

In Kentucky, after the U.S. EPA’s final Quality Assurance Plan rule established a new, unified QAP program over the summer, Q-RINs have been successfully transferred in the RIN market. “[In December] we received confirmation from a RIN buyer that it received Genscape verified Q-RINs in EMTS,” said Susan Olson, vice president of biofuels at Genscape. “This ushers […]

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EPA seeks information about records related to RFS under FOIA

EPA seeks information about records related to RFS under FOIA

December 23, 2014 |

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has received a request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) for certain records submitted to EPA under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program between January 1, 2011 and November 2014. These records were submitted to EPA pursuant to the RFS program’s annual reporting, quarterly reporting and transactional […]

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Kansas and Nebraska team to block EPA rules on higher ethanol blends

Kansas and Nebraska team to block EPA rules on higher ethanol blends

December 9, 2014 |

In Kansas, the state’s Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked a federal appeals court to block new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations that discourage the use of ethanol by requiring states to adopt conclusions about ethanol emissions not backed by scientific facts. The lawsuit, filed in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, asks the court […]

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Advanced biofuels production hit 18.2 million gallons to Nov. 10

Advanced biofuels production hit 18.2 million gallons to Nov. 10

November 26, 2014 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency says that cellulosic ethanol production reached a whopping 18.2 million gallons as of Nov. 10, above the 17 million gallons originally projected by the EPA under its prevision’s for the 2013 RFS and far beyond the 423,000 gallons produced in 2013. But despite that success, a lower RFS for […]

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Algae Biomass Organization lauds DOE’s Loan Guarantee program track record

Algae Biomass Organization lauds DOE’s Loan Guarantee program track record

November 24, 2014 |

In Washington, the Algae Biomass Organization is reporting favorably on the Department of Energy’s Loan Programs Office’s report that the agency’s program to finance new energy technologies is expected to take in some $5 billion in interest payments-far exceeding many expectations and throwing cold water on claims that the program was a failure. The financial […]

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