Tag: Washington

RFA teams with ACE, Growth Energy and farmers against appropriations bill

RFA teams with ACE, Growth Energy and farmers against appropriations bill

March 30, 2015 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association, American Coalition for Ethanol, National Farmers Union, National Corn Growers Association and Growth Energy have written a letter to Chairman Aderholt and Ranking Member Farr of the House of Representative’s subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, FDA and Related Programs to express our strong opposition to the inclusion of language […]

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EIA says 2014 ethanol exports reached highest level since 2011

EIA says 2014 ethanol exports reached highest level since 2011

March 26, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says US ethanol exports in 2014 hit the highest level since 2011 at 826 million gallons in 2014, short of the 1.3 billion gallon record. At the same time, ethanol imports fell to their lowest since 2010 at just 73 million gallons, down 81% on the year. The US […]

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EIA says February biodiesel production fell from January first time since 2011

EIA says February biodiesel production fell from January first time since 2011

March 26, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that biodiesel production in February fell to 84.86 million gallons, down 6.84 million gallons from January and down almost 23% from February 2014. The production trend reversed from 2014 when February production was higher than in January as had happened every year since 2011.

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PNNL shows redox processes switch on and off 2,100 spots in cyanobacterium

PNNL shows redox processes switch on and off 2,100 spots in cyanobacterium

March 26, 2015 |

In Washington state, chemical reactions involving reduction and oxidation, or redox, play a key role in regulating photosynthesis in plants and metabolism in animals and humans, keeping things running on an even keel. Now, in a study reported in Molecular & Cellular Proteomics, a team of scientists from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Washington University […]

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EIA says 2014 biomass-based diesel imports fell 36%

EIA says 2014 biomass-based diesel imports fell 36%

March 25, 2015 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that imports of biomass-based biodiesel production fell 36% to 333 million gallons in 2014, partly due to Argentine exports not making their traditional mad dash to the US market at the end of the year as usual and the lack of clarity with the RFS. The expiration of […]

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EPA invites comments on GHG analysis for pennygrass

EPA invites comments on GHG analysis for pennygrass

March 24, 2015 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is inviting comment on its analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production and transport of Thlaspi arvense (“pennycress”) oil feedstock for use in making biofuels such as biodiesel, renewable diesel, and jet fuel. Based on this analysis, the EPA anticipates that biofuels produced from […]

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DOT pipeline rules amended to include ethanol as a hazardous substance

DOT pipeline rules amended to include ethanol as a hazardous substance

March 19, 2015 |

In Washington, the Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has added ethanol to its definition of hazardous liquid as part of a the final rule amending pipeline safety regulations that was published in the Federal Register. The administration said in the final rule, “PHMSA noted in the policy statement that the demand […]

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Oil lobby sues EPA for “ignoring” its duty to issue 2014 and 2015 RFS

Oil lobby sues EPA for “ignoring” its duty to issue 2014 and 2015 RFS

March 19, 2015 |

In Washington, the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute have filed suit against the Environmental Protection Agency in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia for repeatedly delaying the release of the 2014 and 2015 RFS. The two organizations blame the EPA for “ignoring” its duty to issue blending […]

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UAI files petition against EPA in ongoing challenge for ethanol models

UAI files petition against EPA in ongoing challenge for ethanol models

March 17, 2015 |

In Washington, Urban Air Initiative filed a new petition against the U.S. EPA as the next step in what UAI officials describe as their ongoing effort to challenge EPA’s defective models and policies relating to ethanol.  As in a previous legal challenge to EPA, UAI teamed with the Energy Future Coalition and the states of […]

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ABA breaks away from ethanol industry to promote reforms to RFS

ABA breaks away from ethanol industry to promote reforms to RFS

March 11, 2015 |

In Washington, the Advanced Biofuels Association splintered away from the rest of the industry during the Advanced Biofuels Leadership Conference when its head said the RFS needed to be reformed–a move that has shocked the industry. The ABA wants the loophole closed that allows oil companies to opt-out of blending advanced biofuels as well as […]

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