Tag: WHite House

White House wants a biofuel deal by week’s end

White House wants a biofuel deal by week’s end

September 12, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the White House told biofuel companies at a meeting on Wednesday that it wants them to accept the proposed 5% increase to biofuel blending next year, far below what the industry was looking for to make up for demand destruction resulting from Environmental Protection Agency policies, and that they want […]

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White House halts EPA’s attempts to reveal companies seeking hardship waivers

White House halts EPA’s attempts to reveal companies seeking hardship waivers

April 30, 2019 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that following push back from the oil industry, the White House has put the kibosh on the Environmental Protection Agency’s plans to publish the names of companies seeking hardship waivers for small refiners under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The White House hadn’t reviewed the proposal put forward by the EPA on […]

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Second White House meeting this month for biofuels industry reps

Second White House meeting this month for biofuels industry reps

March 11, 2018 |

In Washington, DC another meeting is scheduled for today, Monday, at The White House to talk about the future of biofuels policy. The meeting will include biofuels leaders Poet CEO Jeff Broin and Green Plains CEO Todd Becker, as well as oil representatives, Valero CEO Joe Gorder, and Monroe Energy CEO Jeff Warmann. President Trump […]

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White House releases “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy”

White House releases “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy”

July 31, 2016 |

In Washington, a new White House report, titled “Federal Alternative Jet Fuel Research and Development Strategy,” sets out prioritized federal research and development goals and objectives to address key scientific and technical challenges that inhibit the development, production, and use of economically viable alternative jet fuels at commercial scale. The Alternative Jet Fuel Interagency Working […]

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Algae Biomass Organization launches petition to support approval of CO2 Recycling for emissions reduction

Algae Biomass Organization launches petition to support approval of CO2 Recycling for emissions reduction

September 30, 2014 |

In California, the Algae Biomass Organization announced a “We the People” petition to the White House aimed at securing US EPA approval of carbon capture and use technologies to meet the emissions reductions targets set by the agency. “We need EPA and those involved in the power generation industry to recognize that algae and other […]

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2014 US Renewable Fuel volume decision looms, as EPA hands off to OMB

2014 US Renewable Fuel volume decision looms, as EPA hands off to OMB

August 24, 2014 |

The critical 2014 RVO number begins its trek towards final publication. Will the Obama Administration stand by the Renewable Fuel Standard, or knuckle under to petroleum interests? In Washington, word filtered out from the Environmental Protection Agency that the 2014 RVO has moved to the Office of Management and Budget for review. Let’s first review […]

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White House tells Senate that blending mandates will go up

White House tells Senate that blending mandates will go up

July 28, 2014 |

In Washington, the White House has indicated the administration plans to raise the amount of ethanol and other biofuels that must be blended into the nation’s fuel supply. White House Advisor John Podesta met with a group of senators last week, indicating that the adviser mentioned that the final blending mandates would likely be higher […]

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Congressional Black Caucus asks EPA to keep RFS below 10%

Congressional Black Caucus asks EPA to keep RFS below 10%

February 3, 2014 |

In Washington, the Congressional Black Caucus wants the White House to pull back on the RFS, claiming that ethanol production is pushing up food prices. The Caucus said in a letter to the EPA administrator that food prices increased last year by $2,000 for a family of four due to higher corn prices. They are […]

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White House reviews 2014 EPA targets

White House reviews 2014 EPA targets

September 9, 2013 |

In Washington, the White House is reviewing the EPA biofuel use targets for 2014 after receiving the proposal the week before last. Next year’s targets are due to be proposed this month, to be finalized by December, but are threatened if the decision on the 2014 numbers takes longer than anticipated. The 2013 requirements were […]

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“Arlen Van Draanen Announces AEA Biofuels Development Center.”

“Arlen Van Draanen Announces AEA Biofuels Development Center.”

August 13, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: Bournes_Energy: Did you know that #biomass heating is more sustainable and cheaper than oil, #propane or gas? FuturePowerGen Arlen Van Draanen Announces AEA Biofuels Development Center dieseldan274 @whitehouse A tarriff on imported oil would jump-start investment in biofuels, EVs & hydrogen vehicles!!!

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