Tag: EPA

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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Grassley leads 36 Senators asking EPA for higher biodiesel quotas

Grassley leads 36 Senators asking EPA for higher biodiesel quotas

July 22, 2015 |

In Washington, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) led a bipartisan group of 36 senators in urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase the proposed volumes it set for biodiesel production under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “While the proposal is a positive step for […]

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DC Court throws out E30 suit against EPA but says ethanol proponents in the right

DC Court throws out E30 suit against EPA but says ethanol proponents in the right

July 15, 2015 |

In Washington, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has thrown out a case against the Environmental Protection Agency for not approving tests of E30, saying that it had no choice in doing so because it is not a commercial fuel. Yet the court said many of the EPA’s arguments in the case were wrong, instead […]

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EPA rejigs RIN information to increase transparency of aggregated data

EPA rejigs RIN information to increase transparency of aggregated data

July 8, 2015 |

In Washington, the EPA has updated the way it distributes information about RINs, for the first time releasing data aggregated by the type of organization selling or holding the credits. The shift is aimed at increasing transparency of the RIN information made available to the public. Categories including listings by importers of petroleum fuels, renewable […]

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Illinois’ ag director calls on EPA to boost RFS for ethanol

Illinois’ ag director calls on EPA to boost RFS for ethanol

July 6, 2015 |

In Illinois, the state’s agriculture director Philip Nelson is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to reconsider the proposed Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) volume obligations that were laid out earlier this spring.  This action comes as several partner states, such as Iowa and Missouri, testified recently in opposition of the proposal at the […]

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Nearly half of Senate writes urging for streamlined support for forest bioenergy

Nearly half of Senate writes urging for streamlined support for forest bioenergy

July 1, 2015 |

In Washington, nearly half of the US Senate has written to the Secretary of Agriculture, the Secretary of Energy and the EPA administrator strongly urging the agencies to streamline support of biomass for energy across all agencies, providing policies that work to ensure more use of sustainable biomass energy rather than the complicated policy framework […]

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EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard:  Testimony of Steve Murphy, GM, POET Biorefining-Laddonia & POET Biorefining – Macon

EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Steve Murphy, GM, POET Biorefining-Laddonia & POET Biorefining – Macon

June 25, 2015 |

Good afternoon, My name is Steve Murphy and I am the General Manager for two POET Biorefining plants. One is located in Laddonia, Missouri and the other in Macon, MO. These are 2 of the 27 POET plants in the country. Between these two plants we have 90 full-time employees who together worked to produce […]

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EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard:  Testimony of Brian Jennings, EVP, American Coalition for Ethanol

EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard:  Testimony of Brian Jennings, EVP, American Coalition for Ethanol

June 25, 2015 |

Thank you, my name is Brian Jennings, and I’m the Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol. I’m pleased to report that more than 100 people representing ACE member companies will testify at today’s hearing, as well as several retailers who are overcoming the E10 blend wall by offering E15 and flex fuels […]

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