Category: Policy

Bipartisan Congressmen reintroduce bill to allow MLP structures for biofuel investment

Bipartisan Congressmen reintroduce bill to allow MLP structures for biofuel investment

June 18, 2019 |

In Washington, Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Representatives Mike Thompson (D-CA-05) and Ron Estes (R-KS-04) 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 fossil fuel-based energy […]

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Sweden needs to more than double biofuel consumption to achieve transportation goals

Sweden needs to more than double biofuel consumption to achieve transportation goals

June 17, 2019 |

In Sweden, a report by the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences says the country must more than double its use of biofuels by 2045 if it’s going to meet its goal of using 40TWh of biofuels for transport, compared to 17TWh used currently. Yet even so, the researcher leading the study told The Local […]

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Senate bill focusing on small refiner exemptions from RFS introduced

Senate bill focusing on small refiner exemptions from RFS introduced

June 15, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., Senators Deb Fischer (R-NE) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) introduced the RFS Integrity Act of 2019 on Friday. The bill sets a June 1 deadline for small refiners to submit petitions for exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), requires transparency in filing in place of the current confidential waiver process, requires the […]

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Bipartisan group of Senators ask EPA to active renewable electricity within RFS

Bipartisan group of Senators ask EPA to active renewable electricity within RFS

June 13, 2019 |

In Washington, a bipartisan group of nine Senators led by Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency administrator this week urging action to activate the renewable electricity pathway in the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Senators’ letter follows a provision in the Interior-EPA Appropriations bill signed […]

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Biofuel coalition applauds House committee chairman’s bill to extend biodiesel tax credits through 2020

Biofuel coalition applauds House committee chairman’s bill to extend biodiesel tax credits through 2020

June 12, 2019 |

In Washington, NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, along with the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA), American Trucking Associations (ATA), National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), the New England Fuel Institute, the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA), and the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America (SIGMA) issued the following statement in […]

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MPs supporting UK ethanol release results of enquiry into E10

MPs supporting UK ethanol release results of enquiry into E10

June 11, 2019 |

In the UK, the All Party Parliamentary Group for British Bioethanol has published its Interim Report, ending the first part of its Inquiry into Introducing E10 in the UK which launched in March. E10 is a blend of fuel containing ten percent bioethanol already sold in many other developed countries including Germany, Belgium, France, Finland […]

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Indian oil majors to go to court over alleged excise tax bills for ethanol

Indian oil majors to go to court over alleged excise tax bills for ethanol

June 10, 2019 |

In India, the Business Standard newspaper reports that the Indian Oil Company and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation are headed to court, saying ethanol is exempt from excise tax and therefore shouldn’t have to pay the combined $625 million tax bill for complying with the national ethanol mandate. The companies say they haven’t been collecting excise tax […]

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7 takeaways from FDA hearing on CBD and hemp

7 takeaways from FDA hearing on CBD and hemp

June 9, 2019 |

In Washington, D.C., last week, the Food and Drug Administration held a public hearing to determine a pathway toward regulating CBD. Mile High Labs Founder and CTO, Stephen Mueller spoke at this hearing and provided 7 recommendations to the FDA. He said “Don’t wait to regulate. CBD is rapidly becoming a preferred ingredient in everything […]

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GAO report says fuel price impact from RFS mixed while GHG emissions reductions limited

GAO report says fuel price impact from RFS mixed while GHG emissions reductions limited

June 6, 2019 |

In Washington, a new report released by the White House’s General Accounting Office says that the Renewable Fuel Standard led to some states seeing higher fuel prices at the pump as a result of ethanol blending while other states such as Minnesota and Missouri saw lower prices. The report also says that the policy has […]

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Trump to visit Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant on June 11

Trump to visit Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant on June 11

June 5, 2019 |

In Iowa, local press reports that President Trump’s visit to the state has been confirmed with a visit to the Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy ethanol plant in Council Bluffs on June 11. Currently in the UK, he will return to promote the recent approval of year-round E15 by touring the plant before attending a private […]

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