In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that a steady stream of ethanol exports has dragged down stocks nationwide to a five-week low. Stocks hit 17.039 million barrels, down 901,000 barrels the end of last week. Production soared to 937,000 barrels per day, up 40,000 barrels a day, but even so export volumes were such […]
In Washington, the Energy Information Agency has adjusted its estimates of the energy content of retail motor gasoline in the Monthly Energy Review (MER) to reflect its changing composition. Ethanol and other oxygenates, which have lower energy content than petroleum-based gasoline components, have seen their share of total gasoline volumes increase from 2% in 1993 […]
In Washington state, consultants have determined that the implementation of a proposed clean fuel standard would increase the price of fuel by 2 cents per gallon by 2020. The analysis outlines a variety of policy options, their costs and the investment required to implement the various infrastructure needs in order to achieve the policy.
In Washington, on October 21, 2014, the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG®) submitted petitions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requesting that biodiesel fuel manufacturers be granted the same Chemical Data Reporting (CDR) exemptions that petroleum-based diesel manufacturers already receive. BRAG made its petitions through two mechanisms allowed under Toxic Substances Control […]
In Washington, policies supporting biodiesel production would win a resounding vote of confidence if they were on the ballot in next week’s elections, according to a nationwide survey released Tuesday. Three out of four voters (75 percent) support a tax incentive for biodiesel, the survey found. Seventy-six percent said they support a national renewable fuel […]
In Washington, $14 million is up for grabs thanks to a new funding opportunity for “Landscape Design for Sustainable Bioenergy Systems” from the Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) division of the Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE). DOE stated that the FOA seeks projects that apply landscape design approaches to integrate […]
EPA emissions model has fatal flaws for ethanol industry, claim the Urban Air Initiative and Energy Future Coalition
In Washington, the Urban Air Initiative and Energy Future Coalition have jointly sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy claiming that the EPA’s Motor Vehicle Emissions Simulator (MOVES) model for assessing mobile source emissions is seriously flawed, and could effectively block access to the market for higher ethanol blends. The letter requests an immediate […]
In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that September’s ethanol production fell to a six-month low of 1.16 billion gallons. That’s 39.22 million gallons, or 3.27%, less than in August. Despite low corn prices, low ethanol prices squeezed margins, leading to lower production.
In Washington, the Congressional Budget Office has released a report saying it could become increasingly difficult to comply with the RFS because of the conflicting goals of keeping reducing the burden of RFS compliance while encouraging the development of advanced biofuels. The CBO has outlined three options for compliance with the RFS in a case […]
In Washington, a computer model used by states to assess mobile source emissions is seriously flawed, according to an analysis by Urban Air Initiative (UAI). The model’s inaccurate results could block access to the market for higher ethanol blends, denying states what could be a valuable tool in protecting public health. The Urban Air Initiative […]