Tag: Washington

NATSO launches Alternative Fuels Council

NATSO launches Alternative Fuels Council

June 12, 2018 |

In Washington, NATSO Inc. on June 12 launched a new business venture known as the Alternative Fuels Council (NATSOAltFuels.com) to help fuel retailers leverage the resources necessary to learn about and incorporate alternative fuels into their supply offerings. The Alternative Fuels Council will work with members of the truckstop and travel plaza community and other […]

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Washington state public vehicles far from achieving alternative vehicle fleet mandate

Washington state public vehicles far from achieving alternative vehicle fleet mandate

June 11, 2018 |

In Washington state, in a review of the state’s progress towards public vehicle fleets converting to biofuels or electric vehicles by June 1, 2018, local NGO Cotura found in a review of cities and counties that they are far away from their goals—some not even having a single alternative fuel vehicle—in part because of a […]

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US ethanol exports soared 86% in April while biodiesel fell 23%

US ethanol exports soared 86% in April while biodiesel fell 23%

June 11, 2018 |

In Washington, DTN reports that US Census data shows ethanol exports rose 86% in April over the previous year to 162.3 million gallons, with 38% of the total headed to Brazil. Canada and even Oman followed in second and third place for top destinations. Total exports for the year through April are up 44% on […]

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PNNL working with LanzaTech on alcohol-to-jet aviation biofuel

PNNL working with LanzaTech on alcohol-to-jet aviation biofuel

June 11, 2018 |

In Washington state, ASTM International recently revised ASTM D7566 Annex A5 — the Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons — to add ethanol as an approved feedstock for producing alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK). The revision of ASTM D7566 Annex A5 clears the way for increased adoption of sustainable aviation fuels because […]

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President Trump under fire from refinery industry for backing farmers on RFS

President Trump under fire from refinery industry for backing farmers on RFS

June 7, 2018 |

In Washington, President Trump is feeling pushback from the main union representing oil refinery workers after taking the side of farmers and rejecting the generation of RINs from ethanol exports earlier this week. The union says that the president is putting thousands of refinery jobs along the East Coast and Northeast at risk in what […]

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Trump backs off of RFS reforms as farm states say “no way”

Trump backs off of RFS reforms as farm states say “no way”

June 6, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that President Trump has backed off his proposed reform of the Renewable Fuel Standard expected for this week following pressure from farm states like Iowa who saw RIN generation from ethanol exports as a way to collapse the farm economy. As a result of the pushback that sent Trump back to […]

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Bipartisan Senators seek expanded renewable fuels in next Farm Bill

Bipartisan Senators seek expanded renewable fuels in next Farm Bill

June 5, 2018 |

In Washington, as the Senate prepares to begin work on the 2018 Farm Bill, U.S Senator Tina Smith told the leaders of the Senate Agriculture Committee that expanded use of renewable fuels and increased investment in rural energy programs will be key to creating jobs and reviving the nation’s lagging farm economy. In a letter […]

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RIN prices sink to 5-year low ahead of White House RFS proposals

RIN prices sink to 5-year low ahead of White House RFS proposals

June 4, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that RIN prices sank to five-year lows at just 18 cents each on Monday ahead of an anticipated proposal from the White House to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard. RIN production from ethanol exports as well as year-round E15 are two of the proposals previously batted around by the USDA and […]

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Biofuel and farmer groups demand EPA boost RVO to make up for waiver volumes

Biofuel and farmer groups demand EPA boost RVO to make up for waiver volumes

June 4, 2018 |

In Washington, a coalition of biofuel and agriculture groups petitioned the U.S. EPA to change its regulations to account for lost volumes of renewable fuel resulting from the unprecedented number of retroactive small refinery exemptions from Renewable Fuel Standard obligations recently granted by EPA. The parties on the petition are the Renewable Fuels Association, American […]

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Ethanol production picks back up but stocks continue to fall

Ethanol production picks back up but stocks continue to fall

May 31, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that Energy Information Administration data showed a 13,000 bpd jump on ethanol production over the previous week to 1.041 million bpd. Yet despite the return to higher production volumes, stocks still fell in four out of five regions to 21.263 million barrels, down 866,000 barrels from the week prior. The Rocky […]

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