Tag: RFS

As 2018 renewable fuel numbers disappoint, it’s ‘Advanced biofuels industry to EPA: More please, sir!’

As 2018 renewable fuel numbers disappoint, it’s ‘Advanced biofuels industry to EPA: More please, sir!’

November 30, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency released its final Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligations for 2018. The agency finalized a total renewable fuel volume of 19.29 billion gallons , of which 4.29 BG is advanced biofuel, including 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel. As the Renewable Fuels Association explained: “That leaves a 15 BG […]

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POET responds to EPA decision to maintain point of obligation

POET responds to EPA decision to maintain point of obligation

November 26, 2017 |

In South Dakota, POET CEO Jeff Broin responded to the EPA’s decision to maintain the current point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard. “By maintaining the point of obligation for the RFS, the EPA is allowing the system to continue to work as designed,” Broin said in their press release. “Under the RFS, infrastructure […]

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EPA rejects proposal to shift RFS point of obligation

EPA rejects proposal to shift RFS point of obligation

November 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency said in an 87-page report that it doesn’t believe proposals put forward by Valero and other refiners to change the Renewable Fuel Standard including changing the point of obligation for compliance with the RFS would result in net benefits, saying that changing it would cause disruption to the market […]

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NBB leadership write President to support RFS

NBB leadership write President to support RFS

November 16, 2017 |

In Washington, the executive leadership of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) sent a letter to President Trump regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In the letter, the NBB’s governing board members thank the president for his leadership and support of the RFS program, explain the industry’s capacity to produce biodiesel and highlight some of the […]

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US Attorney General issued subpoenas to find out Icahn’s role in RFS policy

US Attorney General issued subpoenas to find out Icahn’s role in RFS policy

November 8, 2017 |

In New York state, Bloomberg reports that the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York issued subpoenas to Icahn Enterprises as well as CVR Energy while Carl Icahn served as advisor to the president to secure information regarding his activities surrounding the Renewable Fuels Standard. CVR Energy saved about $60 million on […]

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Bi-partisan representatives send letter to EPA slamming the RFS

Bi-partisan representatives send letter to EPA slamming the RFS

November 2, 2017 |

In Washington, 64 bipartisan Members of the United States House of Representatives, led by Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Jim Costa (D-Calif.), sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt emphasizing the negative impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on American consumers and the economy and […]

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RIN prices jump to 11-month high as market realizes RFS won’t be dialed down

RIN prices jump to 11-month high as market realizes RFS won’t be dialed down

October 26, 2017 |

In Illinois, D6 RINs jumped to an 11-month high this week, passing $1 for the first time in that period, on the back of sellers holding on to their RINs now that the Environmental Protection Agency isn’t likely to wind down the blending mandate for 2018 or 2019 following pressure from Midwest legislators. Other 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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