Tag: EPA

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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EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Randy Doyal, CEO, Al-Corn Clean Fuel

EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Randy Doyal, CEO, Al-Corn Clean Fuel

June 25, 2015 |

My name is Randy Doyal and I am the CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel, a farmer-owned corn ethanol facility in Claremont, Minnesota, that produces 50 million gallons of fuel ethanol per year. I also currently serve as the Chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association. Al-Corn Clean Fuel was founded as a cooperative in 1994 by […]

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EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Geoff Cooper, Senior Vice President at the Renewable Fuels Association

EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Geoff Cooper, Senior Vice President at the Renewable Fuels Association

June 25, 2015 |

Good morning, my name is Geoff Cooper and I am representing the Renewable Fuels Association. By any measure, the RFS has been a tremendous success. It has stimulated growth in biofuel production, revitalized rural economies, reduced GHG emissions, and lowered pump prices. And, the RFS has reduced petroleum consumption and introduced competition into the fuel […]

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EPA says 9.51 million cellulosic RINs produced in May

EPA says 9.51 million cellulosic RINs produced in May

June 23, 2015 |

In Washington, the EPA says nearly 1.5 billion RINs were produced in May, of which 9.51 million were cellulosic RINs. For the first time since October, 173,731 D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were produced, all for renewable heating oil and all were imported. About 9.34 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were produced in May, all domestic, […]

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RFS continues to support Malaysian palm oil prices

RFS continues to support Malaysian palm oil prices

June 15, 2015 |

In Malaysia, palm oil futures prices continue to be supported by the EPA’s announcement on RFS that is expected to create more demand for biodiesel, helping to push prices up 10% since the end of April. As palm oil is currently the cheapest vegetable oil, it is seeing increased demand from China who was a […]

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Arbitrage between Brazilian and US ethanol supports major trade shift

Arbitrage between Brazilian and US ethanol supports major trade shift

June 15, 2015 |

In Brazil, ethanol exports to the US are suddenly in high demand after the EPA announced higher quotas for advanced biofuels, with D5 advanced biofuel RINs seeing a 30-cent spread above D6 corn-based ethanol RINs. As such, companies are in a rush to import Brazilian ethanol with as much as 10.6 million gallons contracted in […]

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EPA releases memo showing oil companies don’t lose with high RIN prices

EPA releases memo showing oil companies don’t lose with high RIN prices

June 15, 2015 |

In Washington, the EPA released a memo last week that says oil companies do not in fact lose money as a result of RINs, nor do the pass on higher RIN prices to customers at the pump. Instead, oil companies typically recover those costs in their petroleum blendstocks rather than eating the losses or passing […]

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EPA working with ICAO to regulate GHG emissions in aviation

EPA working with ICAO to regulate GHG emissions in aviation

June 10, 2015 |

In Washington, the EPA announced it is working with the International Civil Aviation Organization to develop regulations for the greenhouse gas emissions from aviation. The agency will hold a public hearing on the issue on Aug. 11 and will open a 60-day public comment period. A new standard could only be ready as soon as […]

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