Tag: EPA

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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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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