Tag: Washington

Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers program awards vouches to five bioenergy companies

Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers program awards vouches to five bioenergy companies

August 23, 2016 |

In Washington, the Department of Energy’s Small Business Vouchers program awarded $8 million worth of research vouchers to 43 small businesses, of which five were related to bioenergy: Avatar Sustainable Technologies, Syracuse, New York Avatar Sustainable Technologies will work with the with National Renewable Energy Laboratory to develop a method to economically use waste from […]

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Watchdog report slams EPA for not analyzing environmental impact of RFS

Watchdog report slams EPA for not analyzing environmental impact of RFS

August 18, 2016 |

In Washington, a report from the Office of the Inspector General of the Environmental Protection Agency says the agency, Congress and other stakeholders lack key information on biofuel impacts needed to make science-based decisions about Renewable Fuel Standard. In short, the EPA has not met certain statutory requirements to identify environmental impacts of the Renewable […]

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Icahn writes to EPA urging revamp of RIN market before refinery meltdown

Icahn writes to EPA urging revamp of RIN market before refinery meltdown

August 16, 2016 |

In Washington, billionaire investor Carl Icahn has written a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency urging the regulator to revamp how the RIN market works or risk many refiners going bankrupt as a result of “the mother of all short squeezes,” Reuters reported the letter saying. Icahn owns 82% of CVR Refining, one of the […]

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US ethanol installed production capacity rose for third straight year in 2016

US ethanol installed production capacity rose for third straight year in 2016

August 11, 2016 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that installed production capacity for ethanol rose for the third-straight year in early 2016 to 973,000 barrels per day, close to 15 billion gallons per year. That figure is 500 million gallons higher than in 2015. Production has reached past nameplate production capacity to more than 1 million […]

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ACE releases new publication on higher ethanol blends

ACE releases new publication on higher ethanol blends

August 10, 2016 |

In Washington, the American Coalition for Ethanol is releasing a new publication that will help answer some of the most frequently asked questions by retailers about E15, E85 and flex fuels. ACE describes the E15 and Flex Fuel Retailer Roadmap, as a reference guide for fuel marketers, retailers and equipment companies, with information to help them […]

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Sen. Grassley hits back at Clinton’s alleged interest in LCFS

Sen. Grassley hits back at Clinton’s alleged interest in LCFS

August 10, 2016 |

In Washington, according to Reuters, the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has sought advice from California regulators on whether that state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard could apply nationwide, possibly to replace the existing Renewable Fuel Standard.  In an op-ed in the Cedar Rapids Gazette in May 2015, Clinton appeared to support the renewable […]

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California House delegation sends letter to EPA supporting RFS

California House delegation sends letter to EPA supporting RFS

August 10, 2016 |

In Washington, Rep. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) on Monday led five of his California colleagues in writing to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to urge that it live up to Congress’ intent in enforcing the Renewable Fuel Standard. The House members urged EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy to get the program back on track. The letter was […]

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API preparing major multi-state ad buy against the RFS

API preparing major multi-state ad buy against the RFS

August 9, 2016 |

In Washington, the American Petroleum Institute will launch a advertising buy via television, radio and online to push lawmakers to change how the Renewable Fuel Standard works, claiming that passing the “blend wall” in 2017 would harm some vehicles and smaller engines. The spend level of the ad buy is unknown but will take place […]

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Clinton campaign denies Reuters report saying she supports LCFS over RFS

Clinton campaign denies Reuters report saying she supports LCFS over RFS

August 3, 2016 |

In Washington, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has denied a report from Reuters that she is looking to adapt the Renewable Fuel Standard to be more like California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. She did meet with representatives to learn more about the policy, however. She instead wants to get the RFS “back on track” and promote more […]

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RFA calls for investigation into RIN market manipulation

RFA calls for investigation into RIN market manipulation

August 3, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association is calling for a federal investigation into possible market manipulation of RIN prices. The RFA wrote letters to both the Environmental Protection Agency’s administrator as well as the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman asking them to look into potential manipulation of the market that has seen prices surge 30% […]

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