Tag: RFS

House Biofuels Caucus sends letter to EPA urging aggressive expansion of biofuels

House Biofuels Caucus sends letter to EPA urging aggressive expansion of biofuels

July 18, 2016 |

In Washington, 17 members of the House Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging the agency to complete its 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) “in a manner consistent with the Congressional intent to aggressively expand the production of renewable fuels.” The 2017 proposal calls on refiners to blend 14.8 billion gallons […]

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Ensyn breaks ground on new 10 million gallon advanced biofuels project in Quebec

Ensyn breaks ground on new 10 million gallon advanced biofuels project in Quebec

July 13, 2016 |

In Washington, Ensyn announced ground-breaking on a new 10.5 million gallon biocrude project in Port-Cartier Quebec.  The facility, which will be 50% owned by Ensyn and will receive financing support from Sustainable Development Technology Canada. The project was announced live on-stage at Bioenergy 2016 by Ensyn’s new CEO, Jeffrey Jacobs, who described the project as the “largest-ever deployment […]

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RIN prices soar after RFS comment period closes

RIN prices soar after RFS comment period closes

July 12, 2016 |

In New York state, in anticipation of higher blending mandates in 2017 under the Renewable Fuel Standard, D6 RIN prices jumped to nearly three-year highs at 99 cents as of Monday, the end of the public comment period on next year’s rules. That’s up 5 cents since last week. D4 RINs jumped 4 cents to […]

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39 US Senators calls for robust Renewable Fuel Standard as EPA finalizes 2017 volumes

39 US Senators calls for robust Renewable Fuel Standard as EPA finalizes 2017 volumes

June 26, 2016 |

In Washington, 39 senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging EPA to ensure the final 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard rule “promotes growth in the U.S. biofuel sector and capture economic opportunity rather than drive investment overseas.” The 2017 proposal calls on refiners to blend 14.8 billion gallons of conventional biofuels in 2017, […]

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NBB letter writing campaign encourages people to support biodiesel in RFS

NBB letter writing campaign encourages people to support biodiesel in RFS

June 8, 2016 |

In Missouri, for those who can’t attend the EPA’s hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard in Kansas City Thursday, the National Biodiesel Board has launched a letter writing campaign so people can still participate. On their website they have set up a template letter on the right of the page that is a draft ready […]

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EPA sets June 9 for national hearing for Renewable Fuel Standard program

EPA sets June 9 for national hearing for Renewable Fuel Standard program

May 29, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency  is announcing a public hearing to be held in Kansas City, Missouri on June 9, 2016, for the proposed rule “Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018.” The hearing will provide an opportunity for the public to comment on the proposal. All […]

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EPA Is Trying to Get Out of Its Own Way on the RFS

EPA Is Trying to Get Out of Its Own Way on the RFS

May 22, 2016 |

By Brent Erickson, Executive Vice-President, Biotechnology Innovation Organization Special to The Digest In setting the 2014-2016 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cited “practical and legal constraints” on the oil industry’s ability to meet the volumes established by Congress. The agency’s methodology in that rule – which it has now proposed […]

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EPA proposes 18.8 billion gallons for US biofuels for 2017

EPA proposes 18.8 billion gallons for US biofuels for 2017

May 19, 2016 |

In Washington, the EPA released its draft Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2017. The agency proposed a total renewable fuel volumes of 18.8 billion gallons: The volumes The highlights Total renewable fuel volumes would grow by nearly 700 million gallons between 2016 and 2017. Advanced renewable fuel — which requires 50 percent lifecycle […]

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Anti-RFS congressmen seek to limit ethanol blend to 9.7%

Anti-RFS congressmen seek to limit ethanol blend to 9.7%

May 12, 2016 |

In Washington, a familiar cast of anti-ethanol legislators introduced a measure targeted at halting the progress made under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). HR 5180, the Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act of 2016 would limit the total volume of ethanol contained in transportation fuel to 9.7 percent. Growth Energy co-chair, Tom Buis released the […]

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RFA sees RFS safe under either Clinton or Trump

RFA sees RFS safe under either Clinton or Trump

May 10, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association’s CEO says the ethanol industry should be safe if either the Democratic or Republican frontrunners win the race to the White House in November as both Clinton and Trump are supporters of homegrown energy. Republican congressmen especially have been keen to attack the Renewable Fuel Standard with proponents for […]

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