Tag: EPA

ACORE submits white paper to EPA seeking clarification on advanced biofuels

ACORE submits white paper to EPA seeking clarification on advanced biofuels

May 18, 2015 |

In Washington, the American Council On Renewable Energy (ACORE) has submitted a white paper to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), calling for clarification of the agency’s interpretation of feedstock material within the definition of facility under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) (see 40 CFR 80.1401). Specifically, the definition of facility requires the production of […]

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US policy instability cost $13.7 billion in renewables investment: report 

US policy instability cost $13.7 billion in renewables investment: report 

May 4, 2015 |

80,000 lost jobs through “EPA’s delays in rule making”, according to new analysis In Washington, EPA’s delays in rulemaking for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) over the past two years have caused an estimated $13.7 billion shortfall in investment in advanced and cellulosic biofuels as a result, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) finds in an analysis released this […]

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It’s Time for EPA to Get the RFS Back on Track

It’s Time for EPA to Get the RFS Back on Track

May 4, 2015 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive Vice-President, Biotechnology Industry Organization, and Head, Industrial & Environmental Section EPA’s April announcement that it will re-propose the 2014 RFS volume obligations along with the 2015 and 2016 rules provides an opportunity for the agency to get this vital program back on track. To move forward, EPA must recognize that the […]

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EPA seeking comments on GHG analysis of Brassica carinata oil

EPA seeking comments on GHG analysis of Brassica carinata oil

April 29, 2015 |

In Washington, the EPA is seeking public comments on its GHG assessment of the production and transport of Brassica carinata oil for advanced biofuels. Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. requested the agency undertake the analysis. Comments are due May 26 and can be submitted online on www.reglations.gov under Docket ID No. EPA-HQ-OAR-2015-0093, or by email, mail or hand […]

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37 US Senators call on EPA to stand tough on Renewable Fuel Standard

37 US Senators call on EPA to stand tough on Renewable Fuel Standard

April 26, 2015 |

Big jump in “Defend the RFS” ranks as 37 Senators press EPA to set a big target for biofuels in 2015-16 In Washington, 37 Senators wrote EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy urging the agency to set strong biofuel volume requirements for 2014 and beyond that are consistent with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). U.S. Senators Dick […]

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Senate bill would require EPA set cellulosic blend at existing production levels

Senate bill would require EPA set cellulosic blend at existing production levels

April 22, 2015 |

In Washington, Arizona Senator Jeff Flake has introduced bill S. 934, known as the Phantom Fuel Reform Act, to require EPA to set the cellulosic biofuel mandate under the RFS based on existing production and to remove biogas-based fuels from qualifying. The volume would be fixed based on the average produced at facilities between Jan. […]

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Urban Air Initiative says recent EPA studies continue to vilify ethanol

Urban Air Initiative says recent EPA studies continue to vilify ethanol

April 21, 2015 |

In Washington, EPA published two studies recently; defending its stance that ethanol increases toxic emissions. However, if you follow the same flawed formula, you get the same flawed results, warned representatives of the Urban Air Initiative. “After careful analysis of the fuels used in the two studies that were published by the Society of Automotive […]

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RIN prices rebound after EPA announces RFS will be released in November

RIN prices rebound after EPA announces RFS will be released in November

April 16, 2015 |

In Texas, RIN prices have recovered to three-month highs following the EPA’s announcement earlier this week that it will at last set the blending mandate for 2014 and 2015. Obliged parties are increasingly concerned about a sterner RFS when the levels are announced in November.

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At last! EPA proposes timelines for finalizing 2014, 2015, and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard volumes

At last! EPA proposes timelines for finalizing 2014, 2015, and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard volumes

April 12, 2015 |

Proposed consent decree offers timelines for ethanol, advanced fuels through 2016, biobased diesel through 2017. In Washington, the EPA released a proposed consent decree in litigation brought against EPA by, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), that would establish the following schedule for issuing Renewable Fuel Standards for […]

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National Biodiesel Board calls for delay in decision streamlining Argentine imports

National Biodiesel Board calls for delay in decision streamlining Argentine imports

March 31, 2015 |

In Washington, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) is calling for the EPA to stay its recent decision to streamline Argentinian biodiesel imports to the U.S. under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pending public review and comment. In a petition filed Monday with EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, NBB cited the lack of public comment on the […]

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