Tag: Washington

October biodiesel production and imports up despite anti-dumping duties

October biodiesel production and imports up despite anti-dumping duties

November 20, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency said October biodiesel production and imports rose to 227.5 million gallons, 5.6% higher than in September and nearly 1.5% higher year-on-year. Traditionally imported biodiesel generated a significant number of D4 RINs, about 21% of the total in October 2016, but with reduced imports from Indonesia and Argentina following imposition […]

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NBB leadership write President to support RFS

NBB leadership write President to support RFS

November 16, 2017 |

In Washington, the executive leadership of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) sent a letter to President Trump regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In the letter, the NBB’s governing board members thank the president for his leadership and support of the RFS program, explain the industry’s capacity to produce biodiesel and highlight some of the […]

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RFA hits back at oil industry’s attempts to undermine the truth about E15 storage

RFA hits back at oil industry’s attempts to undermine the truth about E15 storage

November 16, 2017 |

In Washington, the Petroleum Marketers Association of America’s recent claims that underground storage tanks at fueling stations cannot legally store gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol (E15) are “grossly overstated” and the group’s conclusion that Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements should be reduced is “completely unfounded,” the Renewable Fuels Association wrote this week to Senate Environment […]

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RFA, Growth Energy and USGC want USTR to strip Brazil of GSP status

RFA, Growth Energy and USGC want USTR to strip Brazil of GSP status

November 13, 2017 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the US Grains Council sent a letter to the US Trade Representative asking him to remove Brazil’s preferential status in retaliation for the import tariff and quota set for ethanol imports into Brazil. Removing Brazil’s GSP status wouldn’t just impact ethanol imports but all other imports […]

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Department of Commerce confirms final anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel

Department of Commerce confirms final anti-dumping duties on Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel

November 9, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced the affirmative final determinations in the countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia. Commerce determined that Argentina and Indonesia are providing unfair subsidies to its producers of biodiesel at rates from 71.45 to 72.28 percent and 34.45 to 64.73 percent, […]

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International Trade Commission holding biodiesel import hearing November 9

International Trade Commission holding biodiesel import hearing November 9

November 8, 2017 |

In Washington, U.S. International Trade Commission will hold a hearing Nov. 9 at 9:40 am Eastern Time concerning biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. The hearing will take place in the main hearing room at the ITC headquarters at 500 E Street SW in Washington, D.C. U.S. Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, D-North Dakota, and Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, as […]

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Odessa biodiesel plant parts up for auction online

Odessa biodiesel plant parts up for auction online

November 7, 2017 |

In Washington state, the online auction to buy 397 pieces of equipment from the former Odessa biodiesel plant, including a seed cleaner, seed storage bins, grain hopper, cold presses, augers and an extruder, is open for another week until November 14. Proceeds from the sale will help Odessa Public Development Authority pay the $3.3 million […]

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Ethanol industry uses Fox to remind Trump he was an ethanol fan

Ethanol industry uses Fox to remind Trump he was an ethanol fan

November 7, 2017 |

In Washington, not to be out done by the oil industry in getting President Trump’s attention via his favorite news channel, Fox, the ethanol industry has jumped in with an ad run on the same channel highlighting video clips of the president as candidate supporting ethanol. The fight between the two lobbies over the RFS […]

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DOE joins with Israeli counterpart to invest $4.8 million in clean energy

DOE joins with Israeli counterpart to invest $4.8 million in clean energy

November 6, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Israel’s Ministry of Energy (MoE) along with the Israel Innovation Authority announced $4.8 million for five newly selected clean energy projects as part of the Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Energy program. Among the winner was CelDezyner Ltd. (Rehovot, Israel) and AdvanceBio LLC. (Milford, Ohio) […]

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Bipartisan Congressmen re-introduce MLP bill to boost biofuel investment

Bipartisan Congressmen re-introduce MLP bill to boost biofuel investment

November 6, 2017 |

In Washington, U.S. Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Chris Coons (D-DE), and Representatives Ted Poe (R-TX-02) and Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) re-introduced bipartisan legislation to level the energy playing field by giving investors in a range of clean energy projects access to a decades-old corporate structure whose tax advantage is currently available only to investors in […]

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