Tag: EPA

RIN prices stronger after EPA backs down while opponents take aim at the RFS

RIN prices stronger after EPA backs down while opponents take aim at the RFS

October 30, 2017 |

In Washington, following a recent announcement that the EPA would reject petitions to move the Renewable Fuel Standard point of obligation and not allow renewable identification number credits for exported ethanol, RINs are trading higher and ethanol opponents have renewed efforts to characterize RINs as driving fuel prices higher. Meanwhile, some ethanol producers and marketers […]

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September RIN production down nearly 10% from August

September RIN production down nearly 10% from August

October 23, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency says that RIN production fell by nearly 10% in September to 1.596 billion RINs. Standard ethanol RINs saw production slide by more than 7% fewer from the month prior as production slowed on the back of maintenance downtimes, down by 98.68 million to 1.227 billion. Advanced biofuel D5 RINs […]

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EPA ditches changes to RFS, says biofuel mandates will remain same or even increase

EPA ditches changes to RFS, says biofuel mandates will remain same or even increase

October 21, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter to lawmakers that they are abandoning the proposed changes to biofuels policy after Midwestern GOP Senators, the White House, and others in the biofuels industry pushed them to reconsider. The letter from Pruitt states that the “EPA has not taken any formal action […]

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Members of House Biofuels Caucus urge EPA to rethink position on RFS

Members of House Biofuels Caucus urge EPA to rethink position on RFS

October 19, 2017 |

In Washington, 22 representatives from the House Biofuels Caucus wrote a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency urging it not to reduce the blending mandate for 2018 and 2019 as proposed nor to allow RIN generation from exported ethanol, saying farmers and biofuel producers in their states need more certainty from the agency. They say […]

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New York City write to the EPA protesting any rollback of the RFS

New York City write to the EPA protesting any rollback of the RFS

October 19, 2017 |

In New York state, New York City submitted comments to the U.S. EPA Oct. 19, protesting any rollback of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which calls for minimal use levels for renewable fuels like biodiesel. Biodiesel has proven a reliable and effective fuel for NYC fleet and buildings and has helped reduce air pollution in the […]

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White House tells EPA to stand down on cuts to RFS mandates and RINs from exports

White House tells EPA to stand down on cuts to RFS mandates and RINs from exports

October 18, 2017 |

In Washington, the White House has told the Environmental Protection Agency to stand down from two proposals it had laid out to amend the Renewable Fuels Standard following strong pressure from Iowan politicians leaning against the president for not holding up his campaign promises to support biofuels. The lower blending mandate as proposed for 2018 […]

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South Africa only used 11.4% of duty-free ethanol quota during first year of EPA

South Africa only used 11.4% of duty-free ethanol quota during first year of EPA

October 17, 2017 |

In South Africa, just 11.4% of the 80,000 metric ton duty-free ethanol quota to Europe under the new Economic Partnership Agreement with Southern African Development Community countries has been used during the first year of the trade deal. Ethanol is among a long list of other commodities and products granted duty-free access, most of which […]

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EPA approves cellulosic RIN registration for Flint Hills’ Iowa Falls plant

EPA approves cellulosic RIN registration for Flint Hills’ Iowa Falls plant

October 16, 2017 |

In California, Edeniq announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved Flint Hills Resources’ registration of its 100 million gallons per year Iowa Falls, Iowa ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production using Edeniq’s technology. Iowa Falls is the fifth existing ethanol plant to receive approval from the EPA for cellulosic ethanol production using Edeniq’s […]

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Four Republican governors write EPA administrator to save RFS

Four Republican governors write EPA administrator to save RFS

October 16, 2017 |

In Washington, four Republican Governors sent a letter to President Trump with concerns on the recently proposed changes to America’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), urging the president to keep his promises to rural America to support the RFS. “The renewable fuels industry in our states—and others—is poised to grow if the EPA sends positive and […]

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Thirty-eight Senators write EPA administrator demanding stronger support for advanced biofuels under RFS

Thirty-eight Senators write EPA administrator demanding stronger support for advanced biofuels under RFS

October 9, 2017 |

In Washington, 38 Senators have written a letter to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to ensure that the 2018 blending mandate for advanced biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard is sufficiently high to drive growth in the biofuels industry. The preliminary volumes proposed would keep conventional ethanol levels at the intended 15 billion […]

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