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EPA Appeases Biofuels Sector and Increases Ethanol Requirements

EPA Appeases Biofuels Sector and Increases Ethanol Requirements

Despite its promises to wind down the ethanol requirement, the Environmental Protection Agency said yesterday that oil companies must blend slightly more biofuels into their gasoline, prompting the oil industry to lash out and the biofuel companies to applaud the move.

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.

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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 »

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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EPA Didn’t Report Renewable Fuel Standard Impacts, Inspector General Says

As part of the US Renewable Fuel Standard program, the EPA is required to report to Congress every three years on the affect of the biofuels mandate. The agency hasn’t made a report since 2011, according to a report from the EPA’s Office of Inspector General. The Aug. 18 report, … Read more »

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.

Policy & Enforcement Briefing: IPCC Report, Carbon Tax, EPA and Duke Energy

A draft report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, likely to shape climate talks for years to come, makes the starkest warnings yet about global warming’s effects, the AFP says. The report will be formally published March 31. The EPA will join the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural … Read more »

Corn Ethanol Reduces GHG Emissions 32% Compared to Petroleum

Corn Ethanol Reduces GHG Emissions 32% Compared to Petroleum

Average corn ethanol reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 32 percent compared to average petroleum in 2012, according to a study commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and conducted by Life Cycle Associates. This estimate includes prospective emissions from indirect land use change (ILUC) for corn ethanol. When compared to … Read more »

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