Tag: RFS

EPA abandons RFS rulemaking for 2014

EPA abandons RFS rulemaking for 2014

November 21, 2014 |

In Washington, the U.S. EPA announced it is delaying finalization of the long-awaited 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard Renewable Volume Obligations until 2015. The proposed 2014 rule ran into a steamroller of opposition from renewable fuel groups, who said the proposed rule substantially cutting biofuels targets “pulled the rug” from underneath billions of dollars investment made […]

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Only one major Republican seen getting in the way of the RFS in 2015

Only one major Republican seen getting in the way of the RFS in 2015

November 17, 2014 |

In Washington, the new wave of Republican legislators heading to the national capital in 2015 aren’t likely to have a major impact on the Renewable Fuel Standard, though one in particular may try. The three main ethanol groups agree that the fuel is bipartisan, having more to do with regions than parties, as congressmen from […]

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Corn growers and other ag groups urge Obama to boost RFS

Corn growers and other ag groups urge Obama to boost RFS

November 12, 2014 |

In Washington, in a letter sent to President Obama last week, the National Corn Growers Association and several agricultural allies asked him to intervene with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding its proposed cuts in the 2014 volume obligations for the Renewable Fuel Standard. “The blending targets and the methodology in your administration’s proposed rule […]

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Platts says traders expecting 2014 biodiesel mandate under 1.5 billion gallons

Platts says traders expecting 2014 biodiesel mandate under 1.5 billion gallons

November 12, 2014 |

In Washington, Platts is reporting that traders expect the 2014 RFS to have a final biodiesel blending mandate of less than 1.5 billion gallons or even as low as 1.28 billion gallons. Biodiesel production reached 1.22 billion gallons as of September and the National Biodiesel Board has sought a mandate of 1.8 billion gallons. If […]

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EPA’s legal standing on RFS may hinge on “distribution capacity” language

EPA’s legal standing on RFS may hinge on “distribution capacity” language

November 4, 2014 |

In Washington, some analysts expect that any legal case on the EPA’s delayed implementation of the 2014 RFS will hinder on the term “distribution capacity” because it was dropped in the final law passed in 2005. Though the Renewable Fuel Standard grants the EPA the right to wind down blending targets if there isn’t enough […]

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Congressional Budget Office says RFS could result in $6.00 per gallon credits for advanced biofuels

Congressional Budget Office says RFS could result in $6.00 per gallon credits for advanced biofuels

October 26, 2014 |

How does the Congressional Budget Office look at biofuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard? How does $3.00-$6.00 advanced biofuels RINs? A $0.26 per gallon hike in gasoline prices? A $1.27 drop in the price of E85 per gallon? Sound incredible? Read on… Just out, the Digest has obtained the powerpoint attached below (and published here, […]

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CBO sees RFS compliance becoming increasingly more difficult

CBO sees RFS compliance becoming increasingly more difficult

October 23, 2014 |

In Washington, the Congressional Budget Office has released a report saying it could become increasingly difficult to comply with the RFS because of the conflicting goals of keeping reducing the burden of RFS compliance while encouraging the development of advanced biofuels. The CBO has outlined three options for compliance with the RFS in a case […]

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Institute for Energy Research says new definition of cellulosic shows RFS broken

Institute for Energy Research says new definition of cellulosic shows RFS broken

October 20, 2014 |

In Washington, the Institute for Energy Research has released a new analysis regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s move to change the definition of cellulosic biofuels to include liquefied and compressed natural gas produced from biogas and landfills, and the impact it will have on the RFS, saying it is more proof that the policy is […]

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EPA says blend wall challenges the main hold up to releasing RFS 2014

EPA says blend wall challenges the main hold up to releasing RFS 2014

October 15, 2014 |

In Washington, the EPA says that infrastructure constraints at gas stations, better known as the blend wall, is one of the reasons keeping the agency from announcing the 2014 RFS. Falling gasoline demand has meant less ethanol was required to hit that blend wall of 10%. It also says it is conscious of the period […]

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AEC and BIO team up to run full-page New York Times ad on RFS

AEC and BIO team up to run full-page New York Times ad on RFS

September 22, 2014 |

In Washington, the Advanced Ethanol Council and BIO are running a full-page ad in the New York Times aimed at the White House. The ad asserts that if the administration accepts the EPA’s proposal to alter the RFS, President Obama will have “ inadvertently done more to damage [his] climate legacy than [his] worst enemies.” Running […]

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