Tag: Washington

EPA rejects proposal to shift RFS point of obligation

EPA rejects proposal to shift RFS point of obligation

November 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency said in an 87-page report that it doesn’t believe proposals put forward by Valero and other refiners to change the Renewable Fuel Standard including changing the point of obligation for compliance with the RFS would result in net benefits, saying that changing it would cause disruption to the market […]

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Federal Trade Commission sees monopoly activity unlikely in annual ethanol market concentration report

Federal Trade Commission sees monopoly activity unlikely in annual ethanol market concentration report

November 22, 2017 |

In Washington, the Federal Trade Commission has issued its 2017 Report on Ethanol Market Concentration, an annual report required by the Energy Policy Act of 2005 “to determine whether there is sufficient competition among industry participants to avoid price-setting and other anticompetitive behavior.” As in prior years, the 2017 report concludes that “the low level […]

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RFA releases online calculator to help consumers understand savings from E15 and E85

RFA releases online calculator to help consumers understand savings from E15 and E85

November 21, 2017 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association released an easy-to-use online calculator to help consumers understand how much money they can save by choosing ethanol blends like E15 and E85. With 51 million Americans expected to travel 50 miles or more this Thanksgiving, the new tool comes just in time to help consumers choose the best […]

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University of Washington researchers find younger poplar trees could be viable alternative to fossil fuels

University of Washington researchers find younger poplar trees could be viable alternative to fossil fuels

November 21, 2017 |

In Washington state, a University of Washington team is trying to make poplar a viable competitor to fossil fuels by testing the production of younger poplar trees that could be harvested more frequently—after only two or three years—instead of the usual 10- to 20-year cycle. These trees, essentially juveniles compared with fully grown adults, are […]

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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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