Tag: RFS

EPA launches proposal to expand renewable energy through the Renewable Fuel Standard

EPA launches proposal to expand renewable energy through the Renewable Fuel Standard

December 1, 2022 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency issued a multi-part proposal that will build on the strong foundation for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program started in the Biden-Harris Administration and seeks to advance the priorities of energy security, less pollution, and consumer protection. The RFS “Set” proposal requests public input on required volumes of biofuel […]

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New study looks at the innerworkings of the RFS

New study looks at the innerworkings of the RFS

September 19, 2022 |

In Wisconsin, the nested design of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is limiting incentives for blenders to sell higher blends of ethanol (E85) and has instead resulted in increasing blending of biodiesel to comply with the RFS. The nested structure of the RFS allows a more advanced biofuel (such as biodiesel) to meet the requirements […]

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Clean Fuels Alliance America thanks President Biden for supporting RFS

Clean Fuels Alliance America thanks President Biden for supporting RFS

June 23, 2022 |

In Washington, Clean Fuels Alliance America wrote to President Joe Biden, administration officials, and congressional leaders to say that U.S. biodiesel and renewable diesel producers are working to extend fuel supplies and provide relief at the pump to American families. The letter expresses appreciation for the administration’s recent actions to grow Renewable Fuel Standard volumes […]

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EPA proposes canola oil as advanced biofuel feedstock, public comment open until May 18

EPA proposes canola oil as advanced biofuel feedstock, public comment open until May 18

April 24, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to approve Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) pathways for certain biofuels that are produced from canola/rapeseed oil and is providing an opportunity for comment on the Agency’s lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) analysis of these pathways until May 18th. With the approval, these fuel pathways would be eligible […]

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Purdue researcher links RFS to biofuels and agriculture in first-of-its-kind study

Purdue researcher links RFS to biofuels and agriculture in first-of-its-kind study

April 4, 2022 |

In Indiana, capturing the interactions between biofuels and agricultural industries and their connections with other economic activities was key to a first-of-its-kind study. “This is the first comprehensive examination of market factors and policies on the expansion of biofuels production in the U.S. to examine the economic impact of these individual drivers separately,” said Farzad Taheripour, […]

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Ohio Soybean Association joins federal petition in support of domestic biofuels

Ohio Soybean Association joins federal petition in support of domestic biofuels

March 20, 2022 |

In Ohio, at a time of growing consensus on the need for greater reliance on domestic fuel sources, Highland County Press reports that the Ohio Soybean Association joined other state soybean associations in support of a petition to include biofuels in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s vehicle standards. OSA filed the petition with a federal […]

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EPA talking “transparency” and getting the RFS “back on track” with SRE ruling

EPA talking “transparency” and getting the RFS “back on track” with SRE ruling

February 22, 2022 |

In Louisiana, Reuters reports a senior Environmental Protection Agency official told the National Ethanol Conference in New Orleans that the EPA is focused on transparency in its rulemaking of the Renewable Fuels Standard to ensure it gets “back on track” and that biofuels are included in the toolbox for transport decarbonization. The agency is reviewing […]

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ACE corrects misrepresentations of RFS environmental outcomes

ACE corrects misrepresentations of RFS environmental outcomes

February 20, 2022 |

In South Dakota, the American Coalition of Ethanol said a report released recently in the Proceedings of the National Academy of the Sciences by Tyler Lark and others brought to life several misrepresentations of the environmental outcomes of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and refutes three key misrepresentations from the report. American Coalition for Ethanol […]

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RFA slams NWF-funded RFS study by University of Wisconsin–Madison

RFA slams NWF-funded RFS study by University of Wisconsin–Madison

February 16, 2022 |

In Wisconsin, research led by the University of Wisconsin–Madison and funded by the National Wildlife Federation assessed the environmental impacts of corn ethanol and the policy that governs it, using a combination of econometric analyses, land use data and biophysical modeling. In keeping with their previous “research” on biofuels and the RFS, the RFA says […]

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U.S. House members urge the EPA to prioritize the RFS

U.S. House members urge the EPA to prioritize the RFS

February 13, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., the American Coalition for Ethanol reports that a group of House members, who serve as chairs on the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to take steps to protect and strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), including maintaining the blending requirements for 2022, denying all pending Small Refinery Exemptions […]

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