Tag: RFS

200,000 comments on the Renewable Fuel Standard delivered to EPA: “Stand by me” says rural US to Washington

200,000 comments on the Renewable Fuel Standard delivered to EPA: “Stand by me” says rural US to Washington

July 27, 2015 |

In Washington, representatives from Fuels America and other advocates for “clean, secure, American energy” delivered over 200,000 comments to the EPA in support of a strong final rule under the Renewable Fuel Standard. This show of grassroots support comes on the final day of the comment period, and after widespread grassroots voices have come out […]

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University of Minnesota professor testifies against RFS in House hearing claiming pollution deaths

University of Minnesota professor testifies against RFS in House hearing claiming pollution deaths

July 23, 2015 |

In Washington, a University of Minnesota scientist told a House of Representatives committee hearing on the RFS on Thursday that ethanol mandates lead to more pollution-related deaths in the Midwest and East Coast. He pointed the finger at cellulosic ethanol as well, saying that it emits more of some pollutants than even gasoline. Growth Energy […]

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Grassley leads 36 Senators asking EPA for higher biodiesel quotas

Grassley leads 36 Senators asking EPA for higher biodiesel quotas

July 22, 2015 |

In Washington, Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.) led a bipartisan group of 36 senators in urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase the proposed volumes it set for biodiesel production under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “While the proposal is a positive step for […]

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Two dozen companies and groups ask Representatives to not mess with the RFS

Two dozen companies and groups ask Representatives to not mess with the RFS

July 9, 2015 |

In Washington, a group of more than 20 companies and trade associations wrote a letter to US Representatives along similar lines of a letter sent last week by the American Farm Bureau urging them to not mess with the RFS. Legislation has been proposed that would repeal, amend or defund the RFS and in turn […]

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Illinois’ ag director calls on EPA to boost RFS for ethanol

Illinois’ ag director calls on EPA to boost RFS for ethanol

July 6, 2015 |

In Illinois, the state’s agriculture director Philip Nelson is calling on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) to reconsider the proposed Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) volume obligations that were laid out earlier this spring.  This action comes as several partner states, such as Iowa and Missouri, testified recently in opposition of the proposal at the […]

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EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard:  Testimony of Steve Murphy, GM, POET Biorefining-Laddonia & POET Biorefining – Macon

EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Steve Murphy, GM, POET Biorefining-Laddonia & POET Biorefining – Macon

June 25, 2015 |

Good afternoon, My name is Steve Murphy and I am the General Manager for two POET Biorefining plants. One is located in Laddonia, Missouri and the other in Macon, MO. These are 2 of the 27 POET plants in the country. Between these two plants we have 90 full-time employees who together worked to produce […]

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EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard:  Testimony of Brian Jennings, EVP, American Coalition for Ethanol

EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard:  Testimony of Brian Jennings, EVP, American Coalition for Ethanol

June 25, 2015 |

Thank you, my name is Brian Jennings, and I’m the Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol. I’m pleased to report that more than 100 people representing ACE member companies will testify at today’s hearing, as well as several retailers who are overcoming the E10 blend wall by offering E15 and flex fuels […]

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EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Randy Doyal, CEO, Al-Corn Clean Fuel

EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Randy Doyal, CEO, Al-Corn Clean Fuel

June 25, 2015 |

My name is Randy Doyal and I am the CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel, a farmer-owned corn ethanol facility in Claremont, Minnesota, that produces 50 million gallons of fuel ethanol per year. I also currently serve as the Chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association. Al-Corn Clean Fuel was founded as a cooperative in 1994 by […]

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EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Geoff Cooper, Senior Vice President at the Renewable Fuels Association

EPA hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Geoff Cooper, Senior Vice President at the Renewable Fuels Association

June 25, 2015 |

Good morning, my name is Geoff Cooper and I am representing the Renewable Fuels Association. By any measure, the RFS has been a tremendous success. It has stimulated growth in biofuel production, revitalized rural economies, reduced GHG emissions, and lowered pump prices. And, the RFS has reduced petroleum consumption and introduced competition into the fuel […]

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RFS supporters lead crowded GOP field of presidential candidates: Iowa poll

RFS supporters lead crowded GOP field of presidential candidates: Iowa poll

June 21, 2015 |

In Iowa, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) today released the findings of the latest and largest poll of likely Iowa Republican caucus-goers on their presidential candidate preference. The poll, conducted by Advantage, Inc., is by far the largest sample of likely Republican caucus-goers in a public poll this year, and allowed voters to choose from […]

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