Tag: policy

The Problem of Invalidated RINs in the RFS

The Problem of Invalidated RINs in the RFS

January 6, 2019 |

In California, Mike Newman of Parhelion Underwriting said that under the Renewable Fuel Standard, the EPA imposed a “buyer beware” approach to the purchase and sale of RINs. This creates a liability for any buyer of RINs, making them responsible for purchases of invalid RINS, even if it’s done inadvertently. The liability includes the replacement […]

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Policy changes needed in India for a bright biodiesel future

Policy changes needed in India for a bright biodiesel future

September 16, 2017 |

In India, calls for policy changes to help the biodiesel industry are being voiced and if implemented, could help biodiesel’s future role in the country. While jatropha, agricultural waste and other feedstocks show promise in India, they have some policy challenges for biodiesel producers. Former professor Bharat Jhunjhunwala told the Free Press Journal in India, […]

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India to shift ethanol policy towards price that floats with the market

India to shift ethanol policy towards price that floats with the market

August 10, 2016 |

In India, the government has decided to move towards an ethanol policy where prices are pegged to the market rather than have a fixed price in an attempt to bring the policy in line with international trends. By 2020, ethanol demand should reach 4.5 billion liters per year while biodiesel will hit 6.75 billion liters. […]

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EU ministers approve ILUC policy changes

EU ministers approve ILUC policy changes

July 14, 2015 |

In Belgium, EU Ministers have officially rubber-stamped new rules to address indirect land use change (ILUC) impacts associated with biofuels. The new rules, which have been discussed by the EU institutions for 3 years, must now be transposed and implemented quickly to ensure Europe meets its climate and energy targets for transport, says the European […]

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16 “Red Hot Devil” Questions about biofuels, chemicals, bioproducts and the new agriculture, answered

16 “Red Hot Devil” Questions about biofuels, chemicals, bioproducts and the new agriculture, answered

April 23, 2015 |

Your toughest questions, the Red Hot Devils — impossible to ignore, and hot to handle. Here we present 16 of the best, answered. With great sessions at conferences, delegates are usually keen to get a hold of the powerpoint decks. But how do you get a hold of the great Q&A that follows the presentations  — […]

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Ukraine setting up two-year biofuels development framework to support blends

Ukraine setting up two-year biofuels development framework to support blends

July 29, 2013 |

In the Ukraine, the ministry of Agricultural Policy and Food Ministry is teaming with the National Science Academy to develop a two-year framework that would build up the country’s biofuel industry, both liquid and solid biofuels. The country already has a policy framework for 5% and 7% ethanol blends by volume through 2016.

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South Korean biodiesel policy leaving local producers in the lurch

South Korean biodiesel policy leaving local producers in the lurch

January 9, 2013 |

In South Korea, the country’s biodiesel manufacturers are getting nervous because the government hasn’t followed through with its promised blending mandates. The mandate is currently at 2% which was supposed to rise to 3% this year and 5% later on, but the government now says it may only raise the blend in 2014. Local supplies […]

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Answers to Your Biofuels, Biopower and Biomaterials Questions

Answers to Your Biofuels, Biopower and Biomaterials Questions

August 10, 2011 |

Land-use, economics, infrastructure policy for biofuels? You’ve been asking – here are the latest answers to real questions from the field. At the Biomass 2011 conference in Washington, a lively debate session provided a bumper crop of questions from the audience – too many to answer at the time. At the same time, it offers […]

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Unity: Growth Energy, RFA, NCGA seeking common policy ground as DC battle intensifies

Unity: Growth Energy, RFA, NCGA seeking common policy ground as DC battle intensifies

[ 0 ] March 14, 2011 |

In Washington, the National Corn Growers Association, Growth Energy, and the Renewable Fuels Association have huddled in the capital, reportedly seeking broad areas for co-operation and co-ordination of policy, with a focus on the VEETC ethanol tax credit, as the Congress comes closer to defining the budget and budget priorities for the upcoming fiscal year. […]

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Action This Day: Concerted industry action may avert biofuels policy peril

Action This Day: Concerted industry action may avert biofuels policy peril

[ 0 ] February 17, 2011 |

As deficit cutting fever peaks, the Baby-with-the-Bathwater crowd may be coming to take your policy goodies away. Why some federal outreach is a good idea. What to say? When to move? In Washington, there’s chaos this week, as members of the House of Representatives offer dozens, if not hundreds, of amendments to the continuing budget […]

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