Tweet In Washington, the EPA proposed rulemaking for modifications to the Renewable Fuel Standard program, E15 misfueling mitigation regulations, ultra low sulfur diesel survey requirements as well as other technical amendments.
Tweet In Kentucky, Genscape’s QAP-A RIN replacement backstop was reviewed and approved by the EPA for the interim period. Genscape’s QAP-A RIN replacement mechanism is further backed by the company’s multi-billion dollar parent company, Daily Mail and Group Trust (DMGT). As part of the EPA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for RIN integrity, QAP providers [...]
Tweet In Washington, as part of the EPA Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for RIN integrity, QAP providers were required to submit details of their QAP-A replacement plans to the EPA by May 1, 2013. Under the NPRM, the QAP-A RIN provides an obligated party zero liability if the RIN is ever to be found [...]
Tweet In Indiana, the state appeals court has ruled that the Department of Environmental Management wasn’t allowed to unilaterally relax air pollution standards for ethanol plants, circumventing the EPA. The department is consulting with lawyers as to what the ruling really means and if they will be seeking an appeal.
Tweet In Washington, the EPA says that no D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs were generated in January or February but more than 1.96 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated during that period. Only 18,434 D6 RINs were produced from biodiesel. Nearly 82.39 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs from ethanol, with just 5.96 million D5 RINs [...]
BIO: Ethanol blend wall is contrived by obligated parties to prevent biofuels from gaining market access.
Tweet In Washington, the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) recently submitted comments to the EPA on the proposed Regulation of Fuels and Fuel Additives in the 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards. BIO cautioned against setting volumes for cellulosic and advanced biofuels that would become a self-fulfilling prophecy, by discouraging biofuel developers from aiming higher. BIO also recommended [...]
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Tweet In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has submitted comments in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) notice of proposed rulemaking regarding 2013 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) required volumes which includes a request that the cellulosic mandate be revised to reflect current expected production volumes. It has also requested that the advanced [...]
Tweet In Minnesota, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that Advanced BioEnergy, LLC, based in Bloomington has agreed to pay penalties totaling $136,500 to settle claims related to violations at its Huron and Aberdeen, S.D. ethanol production facilities. The violations are related to the facilities’ risk management programs and the failure to properly file Toxic Release [...]
Tweet In Washington, the US produced 77.6 million gallons of biodiesel in February, according to data that the EPA released on Friday. With these February numbers, year-to-date biodiesel production comes in just under 150 million gallons. In 2012, the industry topped out over 1 billion gallons. More on the story.