Tag: Washington D.C

Good news for ethanol producers as federal court rejects EPA’s waiver of ethanol blending requirements

Good news for ethanol producers as federal court rejects EPA’s waiver of ethanol blending requirements

July 30, 2017 |

In Washington, DC, a federal court, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, rejected EPA’s decision to waive some ethanol blending requirements. In 2015, the EPA waived some RFS blending requirements and required oil refiners to blend 18.11 billion gallons of biofuels into their gasoline and diesel supply, which was below the goal […]

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Uncertain biodiesel policy negatively affecting U.S. production

Uncertain biodiesel policy negatively affecting U.S. production

May 15, 2014 |

In Washington, D.C., a survey conducted by the National Biodiesel Board shows negative impacts on industry production due to policy uncertainties. The survey found that a vast majority of U.S. biofuel producers have either idled or scaled back production in 2014 in response to the expiration of the biodiesel tax incentive and potential volume cuts […]

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House Science Committee examines E15 blend increase

House Science Committee examines E15 blend increase

February 26, 2013 |

In Washington D.C., the House Science Committee is discussing whether to increase the amount of ethanol used in U.S. vehicles. The committee oversees environmental issues and will hear from various witnesses, including the head of the American Automobile Association, AAA, which is against E15 due to possible engine damage as well as a perceived lack […]

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DC Biofuels buys 7.5 million gallon biodiesel plant from Incbio

DC Biofuels buys 7.5 million gallon biodiesel plant from Incbio

January 9, 2013 |

In Washington DC, Portuguese company Incbio has just secured an agreement to supply DC Biofuels with a 7.5 million gallon per year biodiesel plant. It will incorporate Incbio’s ultrasonic reactors, as well as solid catalyst acid esterification technology, to produce Biodiesel from used cooking oils with up to 25% FFA, collected from restaurants and food […]

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National Farmers Union opposes Renewable Fuels Standard waiver

National Farmers Union opposes Renewable Fuels Standard waiver

October 1, 2012 |

In Washington, D.C., the NFU President, Roger Johnson, reiterated his support for the RFS stating it reduces the U.S. dependency on foreign oil, promotes job creation, stimulates local economies and creates a valuable byproduct for livestock feed in the form of Dry Distillers Grains Solubles (DDGS). He adds that the RFS waiver would send a […]

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Presidential candidates share views on biofuels and RFS

Presidential candidates share views on biofuels and RFS

September 25, 2012 |

In Washington, D.C., the American Farm Bureau Federation received questionnaire responses from President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney regarding their positions on various issues including renewable energy. President Obama highlighted that the Renewable Fuel Standard is helping to boost biodiesel production and support 39,000 jobs. Romney also supports the RFS, but in combination with […]

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