biofuel

Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Said to Hold Biofuel Quotas for Gasoline Steady for 2019

Car refueling Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration is set to order refiners to use 15 billion gallons of conventional renewable fuels such as corn-based ethanol next year, resisting oil industry pressure to lower the mandate, according to three people familiar with the plans.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
November 27, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Proposal to Boost to Biofuel Quotas Spurs Scorn From Ethanol Producers

A research associate takes a sample of algae being cultivated for biofuel research in California. (David Maung/Bloomberg News)

Ethanol producers and farm-state leaders blasted a Trump administration proposal that would force refiners to blend more biofuel into petroleum next year, arguing the modest planned increase is undercut by EPA waivers exempting refineries from the mandate

Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2018
Government, Fuel

Biofuel Trade Groups Express Concerns About Future of Renewable Fuel Standard Program

House Environment Subcommittee hearing House Environment Subcommittee/YouTube

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed increasing the mandated volume of biomass-based diesel by 330 million gallons for 2020, from a static volume of 2.1 billion gallons in 2018 and 2019, to 2.43 billion gallons in 2020.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
June 22, 2018
Government, Fuel

Ted Cruz Says Imperiled Biofuel Overhaul Plan Not Dead

United Soybean Board

A day after a tentative agreement to overhaul U.S. biofuel policy appeared to collapse amid farm-state concerns, EPA chief Scott Pruitt met to discuss the issue with the lead senator pushing for the changes: Ted Cruz.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
June 7, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Parties to White House Biofuel Deal Disagree What’s Agreed

A research associate takes a sample of algae being cultivated for biofuel research in California, U.S. Photographer (David Maung/Bloomberg News)

A tentative deal on U.S. biofuel policy struck at the White House would allow year-round sales of higher-ethanol gasoline in exchange for possible policy changes to rein in compliance costs for refiners.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy and Mario Parker | Bloomberg News
May 11, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel, TCA

Corn Belt Senators Ask EPA to Stop Issuing Waivers Exempting Refineries From Biofuel Laws

Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Thirteen Corn Belt senators, led by Minnesota Democrat Amy Klobuchar and Iowa Republican Chuck Grassley, have petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop issuing waivers that exempt certain oil refineries from federal biofuel laws.

Mike Hughlett | Star Tribune
April 18, 2018
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Trump’s Biofuel Summit With Senators Ends Without Agreement

A truck is loaded with ethanol at the Poet Biorefining facility in Jewell, Iowa. (Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News)

Donald Trump’s meeting with senators warring over the future of a program designed to boost biofuels ended without a breakthrough Feb. 27, prolonging a clash that could undermine the president’s political appeal in Pennsylvania and Iowa.

Jennifer A Dlouhy Mario Parker and Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg News
February 27, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Rebuffs Biodiesel Makers, Won’t Increase Minimum Production Level for 2019

Green Mountain Coffee Roasters driver Todd Jones pumps biodiesel onto a company truck. Green Mountain Coffee Roasters driver Todd Jones pumps biodiesel. (Alden Pellett/Associated Press)

Despite pressure from biodiesel producers to require greater minimum production levels of biomass-based diesel, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has stuck to its proposed plan to maintain the 2018 level of 2.1 billion gallons for 2019.

Eric Miller | Staff Reporter
December 7, 2017
Government, Business, Equipment, Fuel

Trump to Discuss Renewable Fuel With Ethanol Critic Ted Cruz

Elizabeth Robertson/Philadelphia Inquirer/TNS

President Donald Trump will confront the conflict between farm-state and oil-state Republicans over renewable fuel standards as he meets Dec. 7 with Texas Senator Ted Cruz, a leading critic of requirements for ethanol use, and other Republican lawmakers.

Jennifer A Dlouhy and Jennifer Jacobs | Bloomberg News
December 7, 2017
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel, TCA

Minnesota Biodiesel Standards to Double in 2018, Displeasing Trucking Industry

Biodiesel United Soybean Board

The state’s standard for the biodiesel blend will double to 20% at gas pumps next May, a decision that displeased trucking industry advocates.

Rochelle Olson | Star Tribune (Minneapolis)
August 4, 2017

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