Tag: Washington

No D3 cellulosic RINs produced in November for first time in four months

No D3 cellulosic RINs produced in November for first time in four months

December 17, 2014 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency reported that no D3 cellulosic RINs were produced in November, the first time in four months. Ethanol, biodiesel and advanced biofuels RIN production also fell during the month. Ethanol RINs fell to 1.15 billion, down 1.73%. Biodiesel RINs fell to 2.76 million RINs, down 1.21%. Advanced biofuel RINs fells to […]

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Obama set to sign biofuel tax credit extender bill in coming days

Obama set to sign biofuel tax credit extender bill in coming days

December 17, 2014 |

In Washington, the Senate passed the tax extenders bill in a 76 to 16 vote that included a $1 per gallon biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credits, but they’re only valid from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2014. President Obama is expected to sign the bill in the next few days, as the House already […]

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Bipartisan Policy Center launches suggestions on reforming RFS

Bipartisan Policy Center launches suggestions on reforming RFS

December 16, 2014 |

In Washington, in order to support constructive dialogue in this ongoing debate, the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Energy Project convened an advisory group of diverse stakeholders who agreed to discuss legislative and/or regulatory reforms that could put the RFS on a stable footing. The advisory group met three times over the course of 2014, and their […]

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ABO, Growth Energy, BIO respond to House hearing on EPA’s management of the RFS

ABO, Growth Energy, BIO respond to House hearing on EPA’s management of the RFS

December 15, 2014 |

In Washington, the House Government Reform and Oversight Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care, and Entitlements held a hearing last week on the “EPA’s management of the renewable fuel standard program.” Growth Energy, and BIO have released the following statements regarding EPA’s delays in administering the RFS. Additionally, the Algae Biomass Organization submitted comments to […]

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Iowa’s biofuel jobs hits 4,737

Iowa’s biofuel jobs hits 4,737

December 11, 2014 |

In Washington, advanced energy employment in Iowa is more than 22,000 strong and on pace to reach nearly 24,000 jobs in 2015, according to the first-ever comprehensive industry survey conducted for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute. The AEE Institute is a nonprofit educational and charitable affiliate of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business association. […]

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RFA wants CARB to adjust ILUC analysis to reflect real world scenario

RFA wants CARB to adjust ILUC analysis to reflect real world scenario

December 9, 2014 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association has again called on the California Air Resource Board to adjust its current indirect land use change (ILUC) analysis to better reflect real-world land use patterns. In written comments submitted on Friday, RFA’s Geoff Cooper highlighted a recently-released study from Iowa State University’s Center for Agricultural and Rural Development […]

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Iowa associations lobby Washington for Senate passage of biodiesel blenders credit

Iowa associations lobby Washington for Senate passage of biodiesel blenders credit

December 8, 2014 |

In Washington, the Iowa Biodiesel Board and Iowa Soybean Association organized a fly-in-to-lobby day in Washington, D.C. to reinstate the $1-per-gallon biodiesel blenders tax credit. The measure, which expired nearly a year ago, was reinstated in a retroactive package of tax incentives which the House recently passed. The bill will soon head to the Senate, […]

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Boeing trials 15% green diesel in 787

Boeing trials 15% green diesel in 787

December 4, 2014 |

In Washington state, Boeing has completed the world’s first flight using “green diesel,” a sustainable biofuel that is widely available and used in ground transportation. The company powered its ecoDemonstrator 787 flight test airplane Tuesday with a blend of 15 percent green diesel and 85 percent petroleum jet fuel in the left engine. “Green diesel […]

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Ethanol production slips from recent highs

Ethanol production slips from recent highs

December 4, 2014 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says ethanol production fell to 962,000 b/d last week, down 20,000 b/d from the record set the week before. Ethanol stocks rose in three of five regions, with West Coast and Gulf Coast stocks slipping further. The ethanol blend remains below the 10% “blend wall” at 9.34%.  

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DOE announces $7 million for biorefinery feedstock logistics projects

DOE announces $7 million for biorefinery feedstock logistics projects

December 4, 2014 |

In Washington, the Energy Department announced up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries. Examples of bioenergy feedstocks include corn stover, switchgrass, and woody biomass. By investing in this type of research, development, and demonstration, the Energy Department is supporting […]

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