Tag: EPA

EPA says 16.63 million D3 RINs produced in April but only a fraction from ethanol

EPA says 16.63 million D3 RINs produced in April but only a fraction from ethanol

May 24, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency says nearly 16.6 million D3 cellulosic RINs were generated in April of the total 1.511 billion RINs generated during the month. Renewable CNG and renewable LNG remain the vast majority of D3 RINs generated with just 1.38 million coming from ethanol. D3 RINs for the year through April have […]

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EPA Is Trying to Get Out of Its Own Way on the RFS

EPA Is Trying to Get Out of Its Own Way on the RFS

May 22, 2016 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive Vice-President, Biotechnology Innovation Organization Special to The Digest In setting the 2014-2016 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cited “practical and legal constraints” on the oil industry’s ability to meet the volumes established by Congress. The agency’s methodology in that rule – which it has now proposed […]

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RIN prices soar ahead of 2017 RFS announcement but then fall back after initial rush

RIN prices soar ahead of 2017 RFS announcement but then fall back after initial rush

May 19, 2016 |

In Texas, ahead of the EPA’s 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard draft blending mandate on Wednesday, RIN prices soared 10 cents to 84 cents for D6 ethanol RINs. Previous to the price jump, inter-day movement had averaged around 75 points, but the possible need to increase purchases in order to comply with the 2017 mandate got […]

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EPA proposes 18.8 billion gallons for US biofuels for 2017

EPA proposes 18.8 billion gallons for US biofuels for 2017

May 19, 2016 |

In Washington, the EPA released its draft Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2017. The agency proposed a total renewable fuel volumes of 18.8 billion gallons: The volumes The highlights Total renewable fuel volumes would grow by nearly 700 million gallons between 2016 and 2017. Advanced renewable fuel — which requires 50 percent lifecycle […]

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EPA honors Harvard University and Medford, New Jersey for biodiesel leadership

EPA honors Harvard University and Medford, New Jersey for biodiesel leadership

May 17, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency honored two long-time biodiesel leaders for their outstanding commitment to the environment, which includes a carbon reduction strategy fueled by biodiesel. The EPA recognized Harvard University Fleet Management Division and Medford Township Public Schools in Medford, New Jersey. Medford’s leadership in the use of biodiesel alone has eliminated 123,376 pounds […]

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RFA issues new equipment guidance for E15 retailers

RFA issues new equipment guidance for E15 retailers

April 26, 2016 |

In Washington, U.S. EPA gave final approval in 2012 to the use of E15 fuel and the fuel blend is now sold in 23 states. With many new retailers preparing to offer E15, the Renewable Fuels Association is concerned that retailers could potentially order equipment that cannot legally dispense E15.  In a new RFA communication […]

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Urban Air Initiative, Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the Energy Future Coalition take EPA to task over RFS LCA rules

Urban Air Initiative, Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the Energy Future Coalition take EPA to task over RFS LCA rules

April 21, 2016 |

In Washington, the Urban Air Initiative, Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the Energy Future Coalition filed a report requesting that the EPA correct its 2010 Lifecycle Analysis for future renewable fuel standards (RFS) rules. The request for correction was filed under EPA’s Information Quality Guidelines by the law firm of Boyden Gray and Associates. The request […]

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EPA releases final corrections to quality assurance program rulemaking

EPA releases final corrections to quality assurance program rulemaking

April 19, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has final action on technical corrections and clarifications withdrawn from a previous direct final rule that amended provisions from the April 2014 Tier 3 final rulemaking and the July 2014 Quality Assurance Program final rulemaking. The regulatory changes being finalized in this final rule correct errors identified by […]

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EPA takes 2017 RFS rule to OMB for final review

EPA takes 2017 RFS rule to OMB for final review

April 19, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency has taken its 2017 renewable fuel standard proposal to the White House Office of Management and Budget in the final step before it is published for public review. The EPA’s administrator promised during a congressional hearing in February that the agency is working hard to get RFS rules published […]

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Joule hits major breakthroughs including EPA approval for Sunflow®-E 

Joule hits major breakthroughs including EPA approval for Sunflow®-E 

April 7, 2016 |

In Massachusetts, Joule announced major accomplishments in the first quarter of 2016 that are accelerating the commercialization of environmentally sustainable ultra-low carbon fuel. These advancements include EPA approval of Joule’s Sunflow®-E ethanol process as an advanced biofuel and technical breakthroughs of Joule’s award-winning CO2-to-fuel process. To make its Sunflow-E ethanol, which is chemically identical to traditional […]

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