Tag: RFS

White House economic advisor tapped to find RFS solution

White House economic advisor tapped to find RFS solution

December 4, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that five people have confirmed White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow has been charged with finding a solution to the biofuels deadlock to come up with a deal that will satisfy both farmers and oil refiners. Politicians from farm states have complained that the October 1 deal doesn’t do enough to […]

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Democratic Senators express concerns to EPA administrator about 2020 RFS proposal

Democratic Senators express concerns to EPA administrator about 2020 RFS proposal

December 4, 2019 |

In Washington, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), along with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), led a public comment letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler expressing concern over the proposed supplemental rule establishing the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) 2020 […]

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White House asks Grassley for ideas of how to take RFS forward

White House asks Grassley for ideas of how to take RFS forward

November 25, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the White House is still having trouble sorting out a solution for the Renewable Fuel Standard so has asked Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley to provide input into the latest thinking. It’s also seen as a way for the President to try to gain some of the political ground he has […]

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Udall, Welch introduce legislation to reform RFS and boost mandate for advanced biofuels

Udall, Welch introduce legislation to reform RFS and boost mandate for advanced biofuels

November 24, 2019 |

In California, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced companion bills in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard by mitigating harmful environmental impacts of the corn ethanol mandate and advancing the next generation of biofuels that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The GREENER […]

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Project Liberty taken back into R&D mode due to RFS uncertainty

Project Liberty taken back into R&D mode due to RFS uncertainty

November 19, 2019 |

In Iowa, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, a joint venture of Royal DSM and POET, LLC announced that it will pause production of cellulosic biofuels at Project LIBERTY and shift to R&D focused on improving operational efficiency. This step is a result of EPA challenges with the implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The joint […]

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Whose side is Trump on?  The fight continues…corn country and oil country still battling it out in Washington, DC

Whose side is Trump on? The fight continues…corn country and oil country still battling it out in Washington, DC

November 10, 2019 |

As if it wasn’t crazy enough already all around the U.S. politically, it’s getting even more crazy in D.C. where the battle continues over the RFS. It’s a back and forth game of Trump’s promises to help farmers and agriculture and support ethanol and biofuels, EPA giving small refinery waivers to big oil companies, then […]

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House committee hears requests for more transparency in hardship waiver rules

House committee hears requests for more transparency in hardship waiver rules

October 29, 2019 |

In Washington, Platts reports that the hearing held in the House of Representative’s energy and commerce committee on Tuesday regarding the small refinery hardship waivers under the Renewable Fuel Standard heard testimony seeking waiver applications be made public and that a deadline of June 1 be set for applications every year. The oil industry is […]

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House subcommittee to hold “Protecting the RFS: The Trump Administration’s Abuse of Secret Waivers” hearing

House subcommittee to hold “Protecting the RFS: The Trump Administration’s Abuse of Secret Waivers” hearing

October 24, 2019 |

In Washington, the House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change of the Committee on Energy and Commerce will hold a legislative hearing on Tuesday, October 29 at 10:30 a.m. in the John D. Dingell Room, 2123 of the Rayburn House Office Building.  The hearing is entitled “Protecting the RFS: The Trump Administration’s Abuse of Secret […]

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Corn growers send letter to Trump demanding he keep the RFS whole

Corn growers send letter to Trump demanding he keep the RFS whole

October 1, 2019 |

In Washington, state leaders of corn grower organizations in 23 states sent a letter to President Trump, calling on him to follow the law and keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) whole. The letter to the President comes on the heels of the Trump Administration’s most recent approval of 31 new RFS waivers to big oil […]

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Bipartisan group of Representatives ask EPA to restore lost RFS volumes

Bipartisan group of Representatives ask EPA to restore lost RFS volumes

September 25, 2019 |

In Washington, a bipartisan group of 25 members of the U.S. House of Representatives for asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to prospectively restore RFS volumes lost to small refinery exemptions. In a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, the House group also asked the Agency to stop the practice of “rubber-stamping” requests for exemptions, […]

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