Tag: RFS

Valero Energy and AFPM Petition Supreme Court on RFS’ Point of Obligation

Valero Energy and AFPM Petition Supreme Court on RFS’ Point of Obligation

January 5, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., Valero Energy Corporation and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers petitioned the U.S. Supreme Court to look at whether the EPA is following the law by not considering past petitions to change the point of obligation in the RFS. Valero and AFPM wants the EPA to consider requiring fuel blenders to follow […]

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Yay or Nay for EPA? RFS Volumes out for 2020, Biodiesel for 2021 – What’s the reaction from industry?

Yay or Nay for EPA? RFS Volumes out for 2020, Biodiesel for 2021 – What’s the reaction from industry?

December 21, 2019 |

What’s the reaction from industry? Coal for Christmas? Should Santa bring coal for EPA’s stocking this year? Do the biofuels and agriculture industries think the EPA just put coal in their stocking? Is it thumbs up or thumbs down from biofuel industry advocates on last week’s U.S. Environmental Protection Agency renewable fuel volumes? What about […]

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EPA approves 2020 RFS as proposed

EPA approves 2020 RFS as proposed

December 19, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that following earlier confirmation from the White House’s economic advisor that the draft proposal of the blending mandate under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2020 would be finalized without changes, the Environmental Protection Agency has gone ahead and done just that. The original proposal to make up for missing gallons of […]

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White House economic advisor tapped to find RFS solution

White House economic advisor tapped to find RFS solution

December 4, 2019 |

In Washington, Bloomberg reports that five people have confirmed White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow has been charged with finding a solution to the biofuels deadlock to come up with a deal that will satisfy both farmers and oil refiners. Politicians from farm states have complained that the October 1 deal doesn’t do enough to […]

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Democratic Senators express concerns to EPA administrator about 2020 RFS proposal

Democratic Senators express concerns to EPA administrator about 2020 RFS proposal

December 4, 2019 |

In Washington, Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), along with Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), led a public comment letter to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler expressing concern over the proposed supplemental rule establishing the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) 2020 […]

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White House asks Grassley for ideas of how to take RFS forward

White House asks Grassley for ideas of how to take RFS forward

November 25, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the White House is still having trouble sorting out a solution for the Renewable Fuel Standard so has asked Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley to provide input into the latest thinking. It’s also seen as a way for the President to try to gain some of the political ground he has […]

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Udall, Welch introduce legislation to reform RFS and boost mandate for advanced biofuels

Udall, Welch introduce legislation to reform RFS and boost mandate for advanced biofuels

November 24, 2019 |

In California, U.S. Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced companion bills in the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives to reform the Renewable Fuel Standard by mitigating harmful environmental impacts of the corn ethanol mandate and advancing the next generation of biofuels that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The GREENER […]

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Project Liberty taken back into R&D mode due to RFS uncertainty

Project Liberty taken back into R&D mode due to RFS uncertainty

November 19, 2019 |

In Iowa, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels, LLC, a joint venture of Royal DSM and POET, LLC announced that it will pause production of cellulosic biofuels at Project LIBERTY and shift to R&D focused on improving operational efficiency. This step is a result of EPA challenges with the implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The joint […]

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Whose side is Trump on?  The fight continues…corn country and oil country still battling it out in Washington, DC

Whose side is Trump on? The fight continues…corn country and oil country still battling it out in Washington, DC

November 10, 2019 |

As if it wasn’t crazy enough already all around the U.S. politically, it’s getting even more crazy in D.C. where the battle continues over the RFS. It’s a back and forth game of Trump’s promises to help farmers and agriculture and support ethanol and biofuels, EPA giving small refinery waivers to big oil companies, then […]

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House committee hears requests for more transparency in hardship waiver rules

House committee hears requests for more transparency in hardship waiver rules

October 29, 2019 |

In Washington, Platts reports that the hearing held in the House of Representative’s energy and commerce committee on Tuesday regarding the small refinery hardship waivers under the Renewable Fuel Standard heard testimony seeking waiver applications be made public and that a deadline of June 1 be set for applications every year. The oil industry is […]

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