Tag: EPA

RIN production soars in July but cellulosic production dominated by bio-CNG and LNG

RIN production soars in July but cellulosic production dominated by bio-CNG and LNG

September 3, 2015 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency says more than 1.59 billion RINs were produced in July, up from 1.56 billion RINs generated in June. Cellulosic RINs were up in July, with 12.97 million RINs produced compared to 12.41 million RINs reported in June, both of which are a far cry from just the 8 million […]

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Ensyn gets EPA approval for RFDiesel

Ensyn gets EPA approval for RFDiesel

August 27, 2015 |

In New York, Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its renewable diesel product, RFDiesel. This approval, pursuant to Title 40 CFR Part 79 of the Clean Air Act, is required for the sale of RFDiesel into U.S. commerce. RFDiesel, a drop-in diesel transportation fuel, is […]

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EPA data shows RFS biodiesel demand continues to push production levels

EPA data shows RFS biodiesel demand continues to push production levels

August 26, 2015 |

In Washington, data from the EPA shows that biomass-based diesel production grew month-on-month for the fifth time in a row in July at 192.68 million gallons, up 15 million gallons over June, some 9%. So far, biodiesel production through July is already 113 gallons higher than during the same period last year. The push in […]

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Methane’s Sputnik moment? The 7 Hottest meth techs to watch, as US methane regulation steps up

Methane’s Sputnik moment? The 7 Hottest meth techs to watch, as US methane regulation steps up

August 19, 2015 |

Are these 7 companies the big winners from the EPA’s proposed rules for oil & gas well methane emissions? In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency proposed a set of new regulations for the oil & gas industry that the Obama Administration said would cut ultimately methane emissions by 40-45 percent from current levels. The proposal […]

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Energy Resources Center says EPA shift on RFS equal to adding 1 million more passenger vehicles on the road 

Energy Resources Center says EPA shift on RFS equal to adding 1 million more passenger vehicles on the road 

August 18, 2015 |

In Illinois, a proposal by the U.S. EPA to change ethanol blending rules would significantly increase carbon emissions to the equivalent of adding nearly 1 million more passenger vehicles on the road, according to an analysis conducted by the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The findings come in the wake of proposed […]

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Corn Growers to EPA: slow down “Waters of the US” roll-out

Corn Growers to EPA: slow down “Waters of the US” roll-out

August 16, 2015 |

In Washington, the National Corn Growers Association has caled on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s final rule on “Waters of the U.S.”  The NCGA’s concerns were exacerbated when it became known that the Corps of Engineers, which had been partnering with EPA in the process, expressed significant reservations on the science and legality of the […]

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EPA’s plan puts 1MM cars-worth of emissions back on the road: report

EPA’s plan puts 1MM cars-worth of emissions back on the road: report

August 13, 2015 |

A proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to change ethanol blending rules would significantly increase carbon emissions to the equivalent of adding nearly one million more passenger vehicles on the road, according to an analysis conducted by the Energy Resources Center at the University of Illinois at Chicago. The findings come in the wake […]

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UNICA says could supply 2 billion gallons of ethanol under RFS

UNICA says could supply 2 billion gallons of ethanol under RFS

August 3, 2015 |

In Washington, UNICA has submitted comments to the EPA urging it to boost the advanced biofuel quota for 2014, 2015 and 2016, arguing that more than enough Brazilian ethanol exports are available under the right economic conditions to supply the US market. Brazilian mills will invest more than $3.5 billion through 2017 on new ethanol […]

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EPA Administrator to corn farmers: [Our RFS] delay…was disruptive to say the least. I apologize for that.”

EPA Administrator to corn farmers: [Our RFS] delay…was disruptive to say the least. I apologize for that.”

July 27, 2015 |

In Washington, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy addressed the Corn Congress and said that ““you might’ve heard we’re trying to shrink or kill this [RFS] program. But the truth is, we’re committed to growing it. The volumes we’ve proposed for 2015 and 2016 are designed to bust through the blend wall.” She added that “our proposed […]

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200,000 comments on the Renewable Fuel Standard delivered to EPA: “Stand by me” says rural US to Washington

200,000 comments on the Renewable Fuel Standard delivered to EPA: “Stand by me” says rural US to Washington

July 27, 2015 |

In Washington, representatives from Fuels America and other advocates for “clean, secure, American energy” delivered over 200,000 comments to the EPA in support of a strong final rule under the Renewable Fuel Standard. This show of grassroots support comes on the final day of the comment period, and after widespread grassroots voices have come out […]

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