54 Reps Call for Reversal on Biodiesel RFS Proposal

John Davis

Fifty-four members of Congress from both sides of the political aisle are calling on the Obama Administration to reverse course on its proposal to cut the amount of biodiesel to be required to be blended into the Nation’s fuel supply. This news release from the National Biodiesel Board says the call comes as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed …

Biodiesel, EPA, Government, NBB

DF Cast: EPA Proposal More Than Just Numbers

John Davis

We’ve heard a lot of the national numbers in the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to cut the amount of ethanol and biodiesel going into the country’s fuel supply… cellulosic biofuels at 17 million gallons, biomass-based diesel at 1.28 billion gallons, advanced biofuels at 2.20 billion gallons and renewable fuels at 15.21 billion. But outside of all these national numbers is …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, Domestic Fuel Cast, EPA, Ethanol, RFA, RFS

Gen Wesley Clark Testifies on RFS

Joanna Schroeder

General Wesley K. Clark (Ret.), co-chair of Growth Energy’s Board of Directors testified on the numerous benefits of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee today. One of his messages is that a reduction in the renewable fuel volume requirements of the RFS will move the biofuel industry backwards. “My message to the Committee …

biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFS

ACE to Host RFS Comment Webinar

Joanna Schroeder

The American Coalition for Ethanol has announced the grassroots ethanol organization will be hosting a webinar at 11:00 am CST on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 on how to make comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed RFS rule for 2014. “The individual and personal stories of grassroots ethanol supporters from all walks of life are critically important …

ACE, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

U.S. Breaks Commitment to Biofuels Industry

Joanna Schroeder

Staurt Lamb, president and CEO of Stuart, Florida-based Viesel Fuel LLC, embarked on the journey to revolutionize the way biodiesel is made about one-and-a-half years ago. The company is focused on “junk oils and greases” as its feedstock. Using a process of enzymes and resins, Lamb believes they can produce biodiesel cheaper than anyone in the country and also believes …

advance biofuels, Audio, EPA, RFS

Biodiesel Board: EPA Got it Wrong

John Davis

The National Biodiesel Board’s (NBB) message to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is pretty simple: You got it WRONG! During last week’s hearing on the EPA’s proposed reduction in the amount of biodiesel and ethanol that will be mixed into the country’s fuel supply, Vice President of Federal Affairs for NBB Anne Steckel told those at the hearing that the …

Audio, Biodiesel, EPA, Government, NBB, RFS

EPA’s RFS Action Hurts Investments, Puts US Behind

John Davis

A few years ago, the U.S. was considered the most promising biofuels market in the world. But recent policy changes, including the latest from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to roll back ethanol and biodiesel blend amounts to lower than what was scheduled in the Renewable Fuel Standard, is allowing the American biofuels market to be outpaced by competitors in …

Audio, biofuels, EPA, Government, RFA, RFS

Reaction to RFS Strong at EPA Hearing

Joanna Schroeder

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA hearing yesterday drew more than a hundred people from across the country that spoke on behalf of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). There is alarm among the biofuels and agricultural industry with EPA’s proposed RFS rule to lower the renewable fuel volumes in 2014 from 2013. These volumes are even lower when compared to the …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

Success of RFS is Ag Issue Felt All Over the World

John Davis

Nearly 30 years ago this Christmas time, the world saw one of the greatest human sufferings ever unfold before its eyes, as a million people starved to death in Ethiopia. In a particularly poignant moment during yesterday’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) hearing, Rick Schwarck, the president and CEO of Absolute Energy, an ethanol producer on the …

Audio, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Iowa RFA, RFA, RFS

Real Jobs on the Line with EPA’s Changes to RFS

John Davis

One of the country’s oldest ethanol producers says it could generate a lot of economic activity for the rural communities where it has had to idle some plants, if the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) wasn’t being tinkered with. Speaking at yesterday’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on the agency’s proposed changes to the RFS, Mark Beemer, President of Aventine Renewable …

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