Latest Federal Regulation Posts
The Department of Energy, Environmental Protection Agency, the Renewable Fuel Standard and renewable volume obligations continue to get media coverage.. Here are some of our latest postings. Others you'll find in our 2016 campaign coverage.
How Could Volkswagenâ€™s Top Engineers Not Have Known?
by DuneLawrence, Benjamin Elgin, Vernon Silver (Bloomberg Business) â€¦ From February through April 2013, they (researchers from West Virginia Universityâ€™s Center for Alternative Fuels, Engines and Emissions) tested three diesel cars: a Volkswagen Jetta, a Volkswagen Passat, and â€¦
Slice through Political Chatter this Election Season
by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association) It is imperative for the biofuels industry to pay attention to what presidential candidates are saying about the nationâ€™s energy policy and the RFS, writes Bob Dinneen.
In the age â€¦
Lack of Strong RFS Policy Could Put Michigan Jobs at Risk
(Farmers Advance) Jeff Sandborn, a Portland farmer and member of the board of the National Corn Growers Association, highlighted a new nationwide study demonstrating the economic impact of ethanol production, noting that ethanol is tied â€¦
Hope for an End to the Ethanol Debacle?
by Norm Schultz (Trade Only Today) â€¦ Biobutanol is real. Scientists at DuPont have been developing it for more than a decade. Held up since 2011 by a barrage of now-settled patent disputes, this new fuel â€¦
RFA Statement on Big Oil Anti-RFS Campaign
(Renewable Fuels Association) The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released the following statement regarding an ad campaign that is being launched by Smarter Fuel Future to call on Congress and the administration to repeal the Renewable â€¦
Watchdog to Study Ethanolâ€™s Environmental Impact
by Timothy Cama (The Hill) The Environmental Protection Agencyâ€™s (EPA) internal watchdog is launching a project to analyze the environmental impact of the federal ethanol mandate. The EPAâ€™s Office of Inspector General (OIG) sent a â€¦
Not Just about Bin-Busting
by Tom Doran (AgriNews) â€¦ â€œWhen it comes to growing corn, no one does it better than Americaâ€™s family farmers,â€ National Corn Growers President Chip Bowling said at a Farm Progress Show press conference.
â€œBut our challenge today â€¦
Santorum Tours Biodiesel Facility during Farley Visit
by William Garbe (TH Online) GOP presidential hopeful listens to Western Dubuque Biodiesel general manager explain regulatory issues facing his business. Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum received an informal primer in renewable fuels Monday in â€¦
How to Profit from Government Mandates in Biofuels
(The Energy Report/Market Oracle) New proposed EPA requirements for the renewable fuel standard program, combined with challenging sugarcane harvests in South America, could increase demand for biodiesel, creating opportunity in a struggling energy sector. In â€¦
Trust Iowa farmers, Not Big Oil
by T.J. Page (Des Moines Register/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) Letter to the Editorâ€“ Itâ€™s disappointing, but not surprising to read a recent letter from a non-Iowan repeating discredited Environmental Working Group statistics to bash corn farmers and â€¦
Senators Push White House on Ethanol Mandate
by Devin Henry (The Hill) A group of senators is pushing the White House to issue a strong mandate for ethanol fuel. Fourteen senators â€” a mix of Republicans and Democrats, many from ethanol-producing Midwestern states â€¦
Greater Biodiesel Adoption Would Lower Costs
by Tom Steever (Brownfield Ag News) The cost of biodiesel would be lower if more of the U.S. production capacity was put to use. National Biodiesel Board Sustainability Director Don Scott tells Brownfield the country could â€¦
Letters: Ethanol Good for Economy, Environment
by Warren Woodrow Carothers (The State) In his Sept. 18 letter, â€œRenewable fuel standard doing more harm than good,â€ U.S. Rep. Tom Rice says ethanol emissions are 33 percent higher than with gasoline. He is â€¦
New Ozone Regulations Ignore Tailpipe Exhaust
(Environmental and Energy Study Institute) The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) welcomes new ozone standards that will further protect public health from the negative respiratory, developmental, and other health effects of ozone exposure. The â€¦
Ex-Sen. Talent Launches Advocacy Group to Boost RFS
by Amanda Reilly (E&E/Governorsâ€™ Biofuels Coalition) Former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) today will launch a new group to boost the nationâ€™s biofuel policy. The group, Americans for Energy Security and Innovation, will seek to mobilize elected officials â€¦
E85 Makes Original RFS Target Feasible
by Sebastien Pouliot and Bruce A. Babcock (Iowa Farmer Today) â€¦ Estimation of the demand for E85 requires data matching various E85 price levels with the corresponding amount of E85 sales.
A rich source of data was â€¦
Irwin, Good Analyze Ethanol, Biodiesel RINs Relationships
by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine) Ethanol D6 RIN prices have stayed relatively stable over the summer while D4 biodiesel RINs prices plummeted, Illinois economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good point out in a recent â€¦
Pataki Flips Stance on Renewable Fuel Standard
by Linh Ta (Des Moines Register) Former New York Gov. George Pataki said Saturday that he would keep the governmentâ€™s promise of the Renewable Fuel Standard, changing his stance on the issue since discussing it â€¦
The Grand Vision Realized
by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today) â€¦ In 2006 Indiana was in the midst of a revolution, a revolution that would change the fabric of the Hoosier farm economy forever. Ethanol plants were popping up around â€¦
Executives Criticize RFS Delays on Cellulosic Growth
by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com) Executives from the advanced biofuels industry are criticizing the Obama Administration for not adhering to its promise to support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). They say the lack of adhering to â€¦
Bernie Sanders Embraces Corn Power
by Alan Bjerja (Bloomberg) Will the Vermont senatorâ€™s thumbs-up for ethanol spell problems for Hillary Clinton in the heartland? â€¦ The statement praising Sanders came after a Sunday interview on Iowa TV in which the Vermont â€¦