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DuPont’s Expected Sale of Cellulosic Biofuels Plant is a Sign of the Times

DuPont’s Expected Sale of Cellulosic Biofuels Plant is a Sign of the Times

DuPont said it would stop operations at an advanced biofuel’s plant, or cellulosic facility. It cited its merger with Dow Chemical as one of the reasons why it made this decision — a $150 billion deal that closed in August and that reshapes and redefines the combined enterprise.

EPA Won’t Back Down From Ethanol Requirements. What Do Automakers Say?

EPA Won’t Back Down From Ethanol Requirements. What Do Automakers Say?

The EPA won’t be giving out any waivers to allow oil refiners to avoid upcoming ethanol requirements, which may also have an impact on the automakers that have concerns.

Chemical Manufacturers Say Updated TSCA Is ‘Creating Backlog’ in Bringing New Substances to Market

Chemical Manufacturers Say Updated TSCA Is ‘Creating Backlog’ in Bringing New Substances to Market

Chemical manufacturers say delays in bringing new chemicals to market — an unanticipated consequence of the updated Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) — are hurting their businesses and stifling innovation.

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EPA Raises Renewable Fuel Requirements, But Can It Survive Trump?

The EPA has raised the amount of renewable fuel that must be blended into the nation’s gasoline supply, drawing an immediate attack from the oil industry. The final Renewable Fuel Standards, announced last week, raise the levels from 18.11 billion gallons this year to 19.28 billion gallons in 2017. This … Read more »

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EPA Proposes Denying Oil Refiners’ Renewable Fuel Standard Petition

The EPA has proposed denying several petitions by oil refiners to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

Trump Presidential Victory: What Industry Leaders Are Saying

Industry leaders say they are committed to working with the president-elect Donald Trump come Jan. 1. And they’re also committed advancing the low-carbon economy.

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What Does a Carbon Tax Mean for Manufacturing?

A carbon tax initiative — the first of its kind in the US — will go before Washington state voters next week.

EPA’s 2017 Biofuels Proposal Draws Ire from Big Oil, Big Ag, Biofuels Industry

EPA’s 2017 Biofuels Proposal Draws Ire from Big Oil, Big Ag, Biofuels Industry

The EPA’s 2017 proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements, announced yesterday, would require refineries to blend 18.8 billion gallons of biofuels into the nation’s gasoline supply next year.

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Despite Lawsuits, EPA Investigation, Renewable Fuel Standard ‘Not Doomed’

In the latest efforts to repeal the US biofuel mandate, last week the American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers both filed lawsuits challenging the Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires refiners to blend corn-based ethanol with gasoline. The Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) established … Read more »

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States, Industry Ask Supreme Court to Block Clean Power Plan

In another attempt to block the Clean Power Plan, 29 states and state agencies are urging the US Supreme Court to stop the carbon emissions rule for power plants from taking effect. The have been joined by 16 trade associations including the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Association … Read more »

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Industry Attacks Clean Power Plan in Court

More than 20 businesses and industry organizations have filed lawsuits to overturn the Clean Power Plan. Immediately after the EPA published the carbon rule for existing power plants last Friday, 24 states sues to stop the law, which requires existing coal-burning power plants must cut carbon emissions by 32 percent … Read more »

Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal Released

Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal Released

The EPA on Friday released the long-delayed proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program that would reduce the levels of biofuels blended into conventional fuel but still require small increases over the next few years. The EPA is proposing to establish 2014 standards at levels that reflect … Read more »