Tag: EPA

40 Senators write letter to EPA wanting higher 2018 biodiesel RVO

40 Senators write letter to EPA wanting higher 2018 biodiesel RVO

July 26, 2016 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Patty Murray (Wash.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) led a bipartisan letter, signed by 36 of their Senate colleagues, urging the Obama administration to increase its proposed 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations for biodiesel to encourage continued growth in the industry and diversity in the nation’s energy […]

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House Biofuels Caucus sends letter to EPA urging aggressive expansion of biofuels

House Biofuels Caucus sends letter to EPA urging aggressive expansion of biofuels

July 18, 2016 |

In Washington, 17 members of the House Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging the agency to complete its 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) “in a manner consistent with the Congressional intent to aggressively expand the production of renewable fuels.” The 2017 proposal calls on refiners to blend 14.8 billion gallons […]

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BIO says EPA’s RFS methodology chilling advanced biofuel investment

BIO says EPA’s RFS methodology chilling advanced biofuel investment

June 22, 2016 |

In Washington, EPA’s new methodology for setting annual Renewable Fuel Standards continues to chill investment in advanced biofuels, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) finds in a new analysis released Wednesday. Investment patterns clearly demonstrate that EPA is sending a sustained market signal that disincentivizes advanced biofuels, causing a $22.4 billion shortfall in necessary investment. Brent […]

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EPA says nearly 1.62 billion RINs were generated in May

EPA says nearly 1.62 billion RINs were generated in May

June 21, 2016 |

In Washington, the EPA says nearly 1.62 billion RINs were generated in May, bring the year-to-date total to 6.76 billion. Of the total produced during the month, 16.01 million D3 cellulosic RINs were generated, for a year-to-date total of 62.85 million. The vast majority remains from renewable LNG and CNG with only 1.78 million coming […]

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Congressmen seek E15 reprieve from EPA following NMMA lobbying

Congressmen seek E15 reprieve from EPA following NMMA lobbying

June 21, 2016 |

In Washington, following a lobbying push by the National Marine Manufacturers Association, 45 congressmen have sent a letter to the EPA administrator voicing concerns about the 2016 blending mandate under the Renewable Fuel Standard and necessity of E15 to comply with the law despite the agency saying that E15 was not appropriate for boats and […]

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Valero wants EPA to put RFS compliance burden on retailers instead

Valero wants EPA to put RFS compliance burden on retailers instead

June 14, 2016 |

In Washington, Valero has petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency to require rack sellers be the compliant party for blending biofuels under the Renewable Energy Directive. Doing so would reduce the economic burden on refiners. The company sought to get the change made via the courts in February in two separate cases but has now gone […]

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NBB letter writing campaign encourages people to support biodiesel in RFS

NBB letter writing campaign encourages people to support biodiesel in RFS

June 8, 2016 |

In Missouri, for those who can’t attend the EPA’s hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard in Kansas City Thursday, the National Biodiesel Board has launched a letter writing campaign so people can still participate. On their website they have set up a template letter on the right of the page that is a draft ready […]

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Newport Biodiesel agrees to pay $396,000 fine for air pollution violations

Newport Biodiesel agrees to pay $396,000 fine for air pollution violations

June 2, 2016 |

In Rhode Island, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Justice have settled an environmental enforcement case with Newport Biodiesel, Inc., resulting in reduced air emissions and improved safety controls at the company’s biodiesel manufacturing plant in Newport, Rhode Island. EPA and DOJ alleged that Newport Biodiesel violated various Clean Air Act (CAA) requirements […]

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EPA sets June 9 for national hearing for Renewable Fuel Standard program

EPA sets June 9 for national hearing for Renewable Fuel Standard program

May 29, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  is announcing a public hearing to be held in Kansas City, Missouri on June 9, 2016, for the proposed rule “Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018.” The hearing will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposal. All […]

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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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