Tag: RFS

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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Cruz drops out of US Presidential race; last anti-biofuels candidate toppled

Cruz drops out of US Presidential race; last anti-biofuels candidate toppled

May 3, 2016 |

In Indiana, the last anti-biofuels candidate for the US Presidency in 2016 exited the field, when Texas Sen. Ted Cruz announced that he was ending his presidential bid. The announcement clears the path for Donald Trump to take the GOP nomination on the first ballot at the Republican convention this summer. “We left it all […]

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Biofuel groups, companies commend US Senators for advocating more biofuels in 2017

Biofuel groups, companies commend US Senators for advocating more biofuels in 2017

March 27, 2016 |

In Washington, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) along with 17 other senators sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging them to follow the congressional intent of the Renewable Fuel Standard  by increasing blending targets under the RFS for 2017. POET, Growth Energy, BIO, ADM, the Advanced Biofuesl Business Council, the […]

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Growth Energy slams Koch-funded anti-RFS Heartland Institute study

Growth Energy slams Koch-funded anti-RFS Heartland Institute study

March 23, 2016 |

In Washington, Growth Energy responded to the Heartland Institute study it commissioned from Strata Policy and the Institute of Political Economy at Utah State University that falsely suggests the RFS harms farmers. But the truth is that the RFS has been a tremendous success for America’s farmers and rural communities; to suggest otherwise is nothing […]

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Heartland Institute report claims RFS damages economies in the corn belt

Heartland Institute report claims RFS damages economies in the corn belt

March 22, 2016 |

In Utah, researchers from Utah States University and Strata Policy have released a report for the Heartland Institute that examines the history and impact of government subsidies for the corn ethanol industry on the U.S. economy as a whole and also on specific “corn belt” counties. They are primarily concerned with the impact of the […]

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EPA looking at shifting RIN compliance to blenders rather than refiners

EPA looking at shifting RIN compliance to blenders rather than refiners

March 17, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency is analyzing the possibility of putting the burden of RFS compliance on blenders rather than refiners, at the request of several independent refiners who claim compliance is an unfair burden on those who don’t blend, but such a policy shift wouldn’t come into effect until the 2017 obligation period […]

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