Tag: pennsylvania

EPA says 2018 hardship waiver decisions to be ready in less than a month

EPA says 2018 hardship waiver decisions to be ready in less than a month

July 29, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, Reuters reports that the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said they are currently reviewing the 2018 applications for hardship waivers by small refiners with decisions expected in the next few weeks or a month at the latest. The agency has come under fire by both ethanol proponents for its seemingly lax standards […]

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PES held short position on RINs three months before announcing closure

PES held short position on RINs three months before announcing closure

June 27, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, Reuters reports that during the two months leading up to the Wednesday announcement that Philadelphia Energy Solutions would close, claiming that the decision was due to a fire, two sources said that the country had built up as much as 90 million dollars’ worth of short positions in RINs over the past several […]

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Federal jury convicts PA man for RIN fraud

Federal jury convicts PA man for RIN fraud

May 2, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, a federal jury in Reading convicted David M. Dunham Jr. of the following crimes: conspiracy to commit wire fraud and defraud the United States; wire fraud; filing false tax documents; and obstruction of justice. The conviction stemmed from Dunham hatching and executing a scheme to defraud the Environmental Protection Agency, the Internal Revenue […]

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Keystone Biofuels and co-owners found guilty of RIN fraud

Keystone Biofuels and co-owners found guilty of RIN fraud

April 24, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, following a 14-day jury trial in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Ben T. Wootton, of Enola, Pennsylvania, and Race A. Miner, of Buena Vista, Colorado, were found guilty of one count of conspiracy to make false statements to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), six counts of making false statements to the EPA, one count of conspiracy […]

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Researchers spin starch fibers using Lego pieces that could precursor lab-grown meat

Researchers spin starch fibers using Lego pieces that could precursor lab-grown meat

March 26, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, a new technique to spin starch fibers using Lego pieces could have future applications for lab-grown “clean” meat, according to a team of food scientists from Penn State and the University of Alabama. To produce fine starch fibers using electrospinning, electricity is applied to a starch solution as it dispenses from a nozzle. […]

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Penn State researcher makes corn gene discovering following 20 years of trials

Penn State researcher makes corn gene discovering following 20 years of trials

January 17, 2019 |

In Pennsylvania, in discovering a mutant gene that “turns on” another gene responsible for the red pigments sometimes seen in corn, researchers solved an almost six-decades-old mystery with a finding that may have implications for plant breeding in the future. The culmination of more than 20 years of work, the effort started when, in 1997, […]

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Business plan website sets eyes on rolling out biofuel plans for entrepreneurs

Business plan website sets eyes on rolling out biofuel plans for entrepreneurs

November 7, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, biofuels and other renewable energies appear to be the next target for “entrepreneurs” as BizPlanComplete.com says over the next 12 months it intends on developing and releasing more than 1,000 additional business plans. A heavy focus of this upcoming new business plans will be environmental and alternative energy in nature. This includes business […]

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Former Keystone Biofuels executive please guilty to tax credit fraud

Former Keystone Biofuels executive please guilty to tax credit fraud

October 4, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, David Tielle, who served as Director Business Development at Keystone Biofuels Inc. (Keystone), pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court to one count of conspiring to defraud the Internal Revenue Service. Keystone purported to be a producer and seller of biodiesel. Between 2009 and 2012, Tielle participated in a conspiracy to fraudulently claim tax […]

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RFA testifies at EPA/NHTSA’s 3rd and final hearing on fuel economy proposal

RFA testifies at EPA/NHTSA’s 3rd and final hearing on fuel economy proposal

September 26, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, the Environmental Protection Agency and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration held the third and final public hearing on their joint proposal for 2021-2026 fuel economy and greenhouse gas standards, at which the Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Kelly Davis testified. Davis said that “a high-octane, low-carbon fuel containing 20-40% […]

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ASTM developing standard for kernel fiber biofuels

ASTM developing standard for kernel fiber biofuels

September 6, 2018 |

In Pennsylvania, ASTM International’s bioenergy and industrial-chemicals-from-biomass committee (E48) is creating a standard that will help companies that produce biofuel using — in part — kernel fiber. Specifically, the proposed standard (WK63392) will help with sampling, testing, and calculating methodologies to ensure renewable fuel production facilities comply with regulations when claiming renewable fuel produced from kernel fiber. The regulations require that the amount of biofuel produced from […]

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