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American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers challenges RFS rulemaking in court

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers challenges RFS rulemaking in court

February 10, 2016 |

In Washington, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rulemaking for 2014-2016. AFPM President Chet Thompson said, “Despite the agency’s best efforts, certain aspects of the final RFS rule still […]

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DuPont seeks to intervene in ethanol industry suit against EPA for RFS cuts

DuPont seeks to intervene in ethanol industry suit against EPA for RFS cuts

February 9, 2016 |

In Washington, DuPont has filed a motion to intervene in the case brought against the Environmental Protection Agency by American Coalition for Ethanol, Americans for Clean Energy, Biotechnology Innovation Organization, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, National Sorghum Producers and the Renewable Fuels Association in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals saying that the lower […]

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EPA says biodiesel production reached all-time record in 2015

EPA says biodiesel production reached all-time record in 2015

January 25, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency says biodiesel production hit an all time record in 2015 at 1.813 billion gallons, up from its previous annual record of 1.74 billion gallons in 2014, partly thanks to increased production to December to end the year on a high note. December production came in at 161.05 million gallons, […]

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National Biodiesel Board files with appeals court over review of EPA rules on Argentine biodiesel imports

National Biodiesel Board files with appeals court over review of EPA rules on Argentine biodiesel imports

January 18, 2016 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) last week filed a legal brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit regarding their petition for review of EPA rules on Argentinian biodiesel imports under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In January of 2015 the U.S. EPA approved an application to streamline the process […]

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DOJ files civil suit against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche on behalf of EPA

DOJ files civil suit against Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche on behalf of EPA

January 5, 2016 |

In Michigan, the U.S. Department of Justice, on behalf of the U.S. EPA, filed a civil complaint Jan. 4 in federal court in Detroit, Michigan, against Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, Volkswagen Group of America Inc., Volkswagen Group of America Chattanooga Operations LLC, Porsche AG, and Porsche Cars North America Inc. (collectively referred to as Volkswagen). […]

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EPA to release proposed 2017 RVO in June 2016

EPA to release proposed 2017 RVO in June 2016

December 24, 2015 |

In Washington, the Federal Register by the Regulatory Information Service Center has released a notice that says the Environmental Protection Agency will release its proposed rulemaking for the blending mandate for the 2017 by June 2016 with the final figures set for release in December 2017. At that time, the 2018 renewable volume obligations for […]

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EPA says RIN production on track to break 2014 production record

EPA says RIN production on track to break 2014 production record

December 15, 2015 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency says RIN production reached 16.29 billion gallons through November, making it likely to not only reach the 16.93 billion gallons required to comply with the RFS for 2015 but to also pass last year’s record of 17.2 billion gallons. Ethanol RIN production fell in November fell 3% from October […]

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RFA sends letter to EPA urging regulatory action against barriers impeding high level blends

RFA sends letter to EPA urging regulatory action against barriers impeding high level blends

December 9, 2015 |

In Washington, in a letter submitted Dec. 8 to the U.S. EPA, the Renewable Fuels Association urged the agency to take immediate administrative action to eliminate an arcane regulatory barrier that is impeding growth in the use of E15 and other higher-level ethanol blends. “Many gasoline retailers have rejected E15 because EPA’s current gasoline volatility […]

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RFS for 2016 sees RIN markets soar like crazy

RFS for 2016 sees RIN markets soar like crazy

December 8, 2015 |

In Washington, as a result of the EPA’s blending mandates for 2014 to 2016 last week, the RIN markets responded wildly with D4 biodiesel RIN prices increasing as much as 30% while D6 conventional ethanol RINs soared a whopping 90% for 2016. It means the market wasn’t expecting EPA to stay close to the previously […]

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EPA bumps up US Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2015-2016, in final ruling

EPA bumps up US Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2015-2016, in final ruling

November 30, 2015 |

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced final volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program today for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and final volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2014 to 2017. This rule finalizes higher volumes of renewable fuel than the levels EPA proposed in June, boosting renewable production and […]

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