Tag: EPA

EPA Issues 2014 and 2015 Cellulosic Waiver Credit prices

EPA Issues 2014 and 2015 Cellulosic Waiver Credit prices

March 25, 2015 |

In Washington, the EPA announced 2014 and 2015 Cellulosic Waiver Credit prices, and “a Clarification of the Data Sources Used in the Cellulosic Waiver Credit Price Calculation”. The EPA stated: EPA has calculated the CWC prices for 2014 and 2015 using the data sources and methodology specified in this rule, as described above. The CWC […]

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EPA invites comments on GHG analysis for pennygrass

EPA invites comments on GHG analysis for pennygrass

March 24, 2015 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting comment on its analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production and transport of Thlaspi arvense (“pennycress”) oil feedstock for use in making biofuels such as biodiesel, renewable diesel, and jet fuel. Based on this analysis, the EPA anticipates that biofuels produced from […]

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EPA and DOJ settle with Utah biodiesel producer over RIN fraud

EPA and DOJ settle with Utah biodiesel producer over RIN fraud

March 23, 2015 |

In Utah, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice announced a settlement with Utah-based Washakie Renewable Energy, LLC, that resolves allegations that the company generated more than 7.2 million invalid renewable fuel credits worth more than $2 million. From January to October of 2010, Washakie generated more than 7.2 million Renewable […]

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Oil lobby sues EPA for “ignoring” its duty to issue 2014 and 2015 RFS

Oil lobby sues EPA for “ignoring” its duty to issue 2014 and 2015 RFS

March 19, 2015 |

In Washington, the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute have filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for repeatedly delaying the release of the 2014 and 2015 RFS. The two organizations blame the EPA for “ignoring” its duty to issue blending […]

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UAI files petition against EPA in ongoing challenge for ethanol models

UAI files petition against EPA in ongoing challenge for ethanol models

March 17, 2015 |

In Washington, Urban Air Initiative filed a new petition against the U.S. EPA as the next step in what UAI officials describe as their ongoing effort to challenge EPA’s defective models and policies relating to ethanol.  As in a previous legal challenge to EPA, UAI teamed with the Energy Future Coalition and the states of […]

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Pittsburg expands use of Optimus´ biofuel conversion for public vehicles

Pittsburg expands use of Optimus´ biofuel conversion for public vehicles

March 11, 2015 |

In Pennsylvania, Optimus Technologies announced the City of Pittsburgh has agreed to expand its use of Optimus’ EPA-approved, biofuel conversion solution to an additional 20 public works trucks. Further, the city will deploy an Optimus-designed, 5000 gallon biofuel storage/refilling station at its main garage that supports over 100 trucks. Through Optimus’ solution, which reduces lifecycle […]

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Managing the Conundrum of the Cellulosic Biofuel RVO

Managing the Conundrum of the Cellulosic Biofuel RVO

March 11, 2015 |

By Brian Foody After a long period of limited production, cellulosic biofuels are finally starting to flow into the market. Renewable natural gas and cellulosic ethanol production facilities are operating and some are approaching commercial production volumes.   These fuels generate D3 (cellulosic) RINs (Renewable Identification Numbers), which are used by obligated parties for managing their […]

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Biofuels leaders respond to Feinstein-Toomey anti-RFS bill, and send Obama a letter

Biofuels leaders respond to Feinstein-Toomey anti-RFS bill, and send Obama a letter

February 26, 2015 |

You may find yourself wondering exactly why the centerpiece of the renewable fuels industry’s response to the introduction of the Toomey-Feinstein “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act” in Congress today is a letter to President Obama about EPA action or the lack thereof. In a nutshell, a variety of forces have joined forces against the RFS […]

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EPA to announce RFS blending mandates for 2014, 2015 and 2016 this spring

EPA to announce RFS blending mandates for 2014, 2015 and 2016 this spring

February 19, 2015 |

In Washington, the EPA has confirmed it will release its RFS blending targets this spring for 2014—likely similar to what has already been published—as well as 2015 and 2016. Longer-term demand issues will also be addressed at the same time, taking into consideration concerns from the oil industry that blending has reached its peak.

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Taipei sets up tracking system to keep UCO out of food supply chain

Taipei sets up tracking system to keep UCO out of food supply chain

February 18, 2015 |

In Taipei, the country’s environmental protection agency has launched a program to trace used cooking oil using 10 independently developed tracers in an attempt to keep UCO from re-entering the human food supply. Tracers will be added at the restaurant level and then again at the recycling center, the second of which will help inspectors […]

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