Tag: EPA

EPA to hold RFS hearing on RVO August 1

EPA to hold RFS hearing on RVO August 1

July 13, 2017 |

In Washington, the EPA announced a public hearing to be held in Washington, DC on August 1, 2017 for the proposed rule “Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019.” This proposed rule will be published separately in the Federal Register. In the separate notice of proposed rulemaking, EPA has […]

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EPA Releases Proposed Biofuel Volume Standards for 2018

EPA Releases Proposed Biofuel Volume Standards for 2018

July 8, 2017 |

In Washington, DC, the EPA released its first Renewable Fuel Standard proposal under the Trump Administration with numbers up for ethanol with a 15 billion gallon cap for 2018, but biodiesel staying the same at 2.1 billion gallons for 2019. Total advanced biofuels amount was slightly lowered for 2018 at 4.24 billion gallons (down from […]

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The Renewable Fuel Numbers: 8 takeaways from EPA’2 2017 draft, from the industry in their own voices

The Renewable Fuel Numbers: 8 takeaways from EPA’2 2017 draft, from the industry in their own voices

July 6, 2017 |

The US EPA has issued its draft RVO for 2018 (and for biodiesel, for 2019), and here are the proposed numbers: At first glance, the proposal looks like a carbon copy of the 2017 RVO finalized last year. Advanced biofuels have been reduced by a token 40,000 gallons, cellulosic has been reduced by a more […]

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EPA delays 2018 RFS blending mandate over biofuels imports concerns

EPA delays 2018 RFS blending mandate over biofuels imports concerns

July 3, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has delayed publication of the 2018 blending mandates for the Renewable Fuel Standard due to increased Brazilian ethanol imports and Argentine biodiesel imports. As a result, some say the EPA may cut the blending mandates in order to boost reliance on domestic fuels and leave less market availability for […]

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Watchdog group files suit to force release of EPA-Icahn dealings over biofuels

Watchdog group files suit to force release of EPA-Icahn dealings over biofuels

June 28, 2017 |

In Washington, American Oversight filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to force the release of communications with investor and White House advisor Carl Icahn, along with calendars and phone logs for Administrator Scott Pruitt and other top agency officials. Icahn owns 82 percent of CVR Refgining and has been outspoken in radically re-shaping […]

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EPA Proposes Clean Water Rule Rollback: Growers happy, enviros miserable

EPA Proposes Clean Water Rule Rollback: Growers happy, enviros miserable

June 28, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has propsoed to rescind the 2015 Clean Water Rule and with it, a series of Clean Water Act protections for wetlands, streams and other waters originally aimed at improving the drinking water supply. The EPA’s move prompted strong reaction from environmental and farmer interests. “The goal of the Clean […]

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Siouxland Energy receives EPA approval for D3 RINs using Edeniq technology

Siouxland Energy receives EPA approval for D3 RINs using Edeniq technology

June 7, 2017 |

In California, Edeniq Inc., a cellulosic technology company, and Siouxland Energy Cooperative recently announced that the U.S. EPA approved Siouxland Energy’s registration of its 60 MMgy corn ethanol plant for generation of D3 RINs from cellulosic ethanol. Siouxland Energy is the fourth plant to receive a cellulosic ethanol registration from the EPA after deploying Edeniq’s […]

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Five Democratic senators demand answers from EPA on Icahn’s RIN influence

Five Democratic senators demand answers from EPA on Icahn’s RIN influence

June 7, 2017 |

In Washington, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse, Elizabeth Warren, Debbie Stabenow, Jeff Merkley and Tammy Duckworth wrote a letter to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency requesting that he hand over any reports, data and briefings exchanged between the agency, Carl Icahn and/or CVR Energy. The Senators and others have voiced concerns over the past months […]

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The RFS, now and beyond: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the EPA’s renewable fuel program

The RFS, now and beyond: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the EPA’s renewable fuel program

June 4, 2017 |

The EPA administers the US Renewable Fuels Standards out of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality, and management of the Standard has come under increasing scrutiny from critics of renewable fuels, and supporters of advanced biofuels. The EPA”s Paul Argyropoulos gave this illuminating presentation on EPA’s oversight of the RFS, at ABLC 2017 in […]

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“Nonsensical’ says RFA, as EPA re-commences summer shut-out of E15 ethanol

“Nonsensical’ says RFA, as EPA re-commences summer shut-out of E15 ethanol

June 4, 2017 |

In Washington, numerous pro-ethanol groups marked the official beginning of the Environmental Protection Agency’s “summer ozone control season,” which essentially prohibits  retail gas stations from selling E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol) in more than two-thirds of the nation’s gasoline market. According to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the de facto prohibition on summertime E15 sales […]

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