Tag: RFS

Environmentalist privately funds anti-RFS campaign

Environmentalist privately funds anti-RFS campaign

August 22, 2016 |

In Michigan, a local environmentalist has launched the website www.rethinkethanol.com in an attempt to convince people that the Renewable Fuel Standard is a farce that must be ended. Having made his fortune partly by selling the family business that was the state’s go to point for heavy machinery such as Caterpillar, he is personally funding […]

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Watchdog report slams EPA for not analyzing environmental impact of RFS

Watchdog report slams EPA for not analyzing environmental impact of RFS

August 18, 2016 |

In Washington, a report from the Office of the Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency, Congress and other stakeholders lack key information on biofuel impacts needed to make science-based decisions about Renewable Fuel Standard. In short, the EPA has not met certain statutory requirements to identify environmental impacts of the Renewable […]

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Record Crop, Record Ethanol Production in the US: report

Record Crop, Record Ethanol Production in the US: report

August 14, 2016 |

In Washington, US farmers are “poised to harvest a record corn crop this fall and achieve the highest yield per acre in U.S. history”, according to new U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates which project the 2016 corn crop at 15.15 billion bushels, with a record average yield of 175.1 bushels per acre. Corn ending stocks […]

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California House delegation sends letter to EPA supporting RFS

California House delegation sends letter to EPA supporting RFS

August 10, 2016 |

In Washington, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on Monday led five of his California colleagues in writing to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to urge that it live up to Congress’ intent in enforcing the Renewable Fuel Standard. The House members urged EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to get the program back on track. The letter was […]

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API preparing major multi-state ad buy against the RFS

API preparing major multi-state ad buy against the RFS

August 9, 2016 |

In Washington, the American Petroleum Institute will launch a advertising buy via television, radio and online to push lawmakers to change how the Renewable Fuel Standard works, claiming that passing the “blend wall” in 2017 would harm some vehicles and smaller engines. The spend level of the ad buy is unknown but will take place […]

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Clinton campaign denies Reuters report saying she supports LCFS over RFS

Clinton campaign denies Reuters report saying she supports LCFS over RFS

August 3, 2016 |

In Washington, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has denied a report from Reuters that she is looking to adapt the Renewable Fuel Standard to be more like California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. She did meet with representatives to learn more about the policy, however. She instead wants to get the RFS “back on track” and promote more […]

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Hillary Clinton’s energy advisor takes a pass on RFS reform questions

Hillary Clinton’s energy advisor takes a pass on RFS reform questions

July 27, 2016 |

In Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton’s energy advisor has chosen to stay mum about potential reforms to the RFS following comments by President Barack Obama’s former energy advisor that the blending mandate could use some adjustments. Though the advisor cautioned against “throwing the baby out with the bathwater,” she said that some modifications could be made to […]

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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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