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EPA RVO – Details on the digits and reactions ‘round the country

EPA RVO – Details on the digits and reactions ‘round the country

December 2, 2018 |

What a whirlwind weekend after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced their final renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for 2019. “It’s just numbers,” some say, but oh no, not in the biofuels world. It’s never just numbers. This time it’s about waivers, fixing the damage done, and ensuring a bright future […]

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EPA lifts renewable fuels in 2018-2020 proposal: industry welcomes volumes, warns on refinery waiver impact

EPA lifts renewable fuels in 2018-2020 proposal: industry welcomes volumes, warns on refinery waiver impact

June 26, 2018 |

In Washington, EPA issued proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel for calendar year 2019. EPA also proposed biomass-based diesel volume standards for calendar year 2020. Here are the proposed volumes: The EPA proposed the Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) for the biomass-based diesel category […]

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EPA seen raising 2019 RVO by 3% to 19.88 billion gallons

EPA seen raising 2019 RVO by 3% to 19.88 billion gallons

June 25, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency will propose a 3% increase in biofuels blending for 2019 at 19.88 billion gallons. The increase will come from non-corn-based ethanol, volumes for which will remain unchanged at 15 billion gallons, while nearly 600 million more gallons of advanced biofuels will be required for a total […]

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Biofuel and farmer groups demand EPA boost RVO to make up for waiver volumes

Biofuel and farmer groups demand EPA boost RVO to make up for waiver volumes

June 4, 2018 |

In Washington, a coalition of biofuel and agriculture groups petitioned the U.S. EPA to change its regulations to account for lost volumes of renewable fuel resulting from the unprecedented number of retroactive small refinery exemptions from Renewable Fuel Standard obligations recently granted by EPA. The parties on the petition are the Renewable Fuels Association, American […]

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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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The Renewable Fuel Numbers: 8 takeaways from EPA’s 2017 draft, from the industry in their own voices

The Renewable Fuel Numbers: 8 takeaways from EPA’s 2017 draft, from the industry in their own voices

July 6, 2017 |

The US EPA has issued its draft RVO for 2018 (and for biodiesel, for 2019), and here are the proposed numbers: At first glance, the proposal looks like a carbon copy of the 2017 RVO finalized last year. Advanced biofuels have been reduced by a token 40,000 gallons, cellulosic has been reduced by a more […]

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40 Senators write letter to EPA wanting higher 2018 biodiesel RVO

40 Senators write letter to EPA wanting higher 2018 biodiesel RVO

July 26, 2016 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Roy Blunt (Mo.), Patty Murray (Wash.), Chuck Grassley (Iowa), and Heidi Heitkamp (N.D.) led a bipartisan letter, signed by 36 of their Senate colleagues, urging the Obama administration to increase its proposed 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations for biodiesel to encourage continued growth in the industry and diversity in the nation’s energy […]

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At last! EPA proposes timelines for finalizing 2014, 2015, and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard volumes

At last! EPA proposes timelines for finalizing 2014, 2015, and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard volumes

April 12, 2015 |

Proposed consent decree offers timelines for ethanol, advanced fuels through 2016, biobased diesel through 2017. In Washington, the EPA released a proposed consent decree in litigation brought against EPA by, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM), that would establish the following schedule for issuing Renewable Fuel Standards for […]

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Fuels America debuts USA Today RFS ad as API gears up for media blitz

Fuels America debuts USA Today RFS ad as API gears up for media blitz

September 15, 2014 |

In Washington, Fuels America has debuted their USA Today full-page advertisement which warns that the EPA’s proposal to fundamentally alter the Renewable Fuel Standard would seriously undermine his Administration’s efforts to combat climate change, promote energy independence, and support the emerging cellulosic ethanol industry. The ad will air from September 19th-21st. Speculators have observed the […]

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Fuels America, API unleash media campaigns with opposing ads over EPA RVOs

Fuels America, API unleash media campaigns with opposing ads over EPA RVOs

September 12, 2014 |

In Washington, Fuels America and the American Petroleum Insitute (API) have released ads targeting the White House’s decision on the RFS volume obligations. API’s ad is a TV stop, while Fuels America’s campaign will run a full-page USA Today ad from September 19-21. According to Domestic Fuel, API’s Bob Greco says they launched their campaign […]

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