Stop Protecting Big Oil’s Bottom Line

Joanna Schroeder

A new TV advertising campaign is being launched in Washington, D.C. this Sunday by Americans United for Change calling for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop supporting Big Oil’s bottom line. The EPA is currently reviewing comments of their 2014 proposed rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The goal of the TV ad is to underscore the consequences …

biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Oil, RFS, Video

EPA “Add-Up” for RFS & Biodiesel Tax Credit

John Davis

The government’s proposed change in how to figure biodiesel and ethanol use for purposes of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) could end up being a boost for the green fuels. This analysis from the University of Illinois looks at how the EPA’s method of “adding-up” the market potential for E10 and E85 ethanol, biodiesel and other non-ethanol fuels changes how …

Biodiesel, EPA, Ethanol, Government

Iowa AG: EPA Proposal on Ethanol Violates Law

John Davis

The proposed lowering of the amount of ethanol to be blended into the country’s fuel supply raises the possibility the U.S. government could face a lawsuit for breaking the law. In this article from Ethanol Producer Magazine, comments from Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller indicates the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) to lower the Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for ethanol violate …

EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News

EPA Biodiesel Proposal, Tax Credit Priorities for ASA

John Davis

Soybean growers attending the recent Commodity Classic see the government’s proposal to cut biodiesel and the expiration of the federal biodiesel tax credit as their top priorities to take on this year. At a news conference at the annual meeting of corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum growers in San Antonio, American Soybean Association (ASA) Chairman Danny Murphy, a grower from …

Audio, Biodiesel, Commodity Classic, EPA, Soybeans

EPA Releases Tier 3 Emission Standards

Joanna Schroeder

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its Tier 3 Vehicle Emission and Fuel Standard Program rules. The purpose of the program is to reduce impacts of motor vehicles on air quality and public health. In addition to lower the gasoline sulfur standard, the program is supposed to reduce both tailpipe and evaporative emissions from passenger cars, light-duty truck, medium-duty …

automotive, Car Makers, EPA, Ethanol

Biodiesel Finds Allies at Commodity Classic

John Davis

Commodity Classic is the annual meeting that attracts more than 7,000 corn, soybean, wheat and sorghum farmers, but it’s also a great place to find biodiesel and ethanol producers. Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) says they make sure to connect with their allies from the commodity groups, especially those soybean growers. “Biodiesel is made from a …

Audio, Biodiesel, Commodity Classic, corn, EPA, NBB, RFS, Soybeans

Analysis: RINs Price Drop Indicate EPA Reversal

John Davis

A drop in prices for biodiesel and ethanol Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) could indicate that the government’s proposal to cut the amount of the green fuels to be blended into America’s fuel supply will be reversed. In an analysis by University of Illinois agricultural marketing expert Scott Irwin, lower RINs suggest the market believes odds are the Environmental Protection Agency …

Biodiesel, EPA, Ethanol, RFS, RINS

EPA Director Addresses Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The Director of the Office of Transportation and Air Quality for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency addressed the National Ethanol Conference on Wednesday morning on issues related to the Renewable Fuel Standard and EPA’s proposal for the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO). Chris Grundler was scheduled to be on a panel at the NEC Tuesday but had a conflict and …

Audio, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, National Ethanol Conference, RFA, RFS

Support for the RFS- Personal, Powerful

Joanna Schroeder

With the time period over for comments regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard proposal, many people are asking: What’s next? The EPA is now tasked with reviewing all the comments and this will prove to be quite an undertaking as more than 40,000 comments were submitted. It is anticipated that it will take several months before …

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

Opinion: EPA Putting Carrot Behind Biodiesel’s Back

John Davis

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers its proposal to cut down on the amount of biofuels to be blended into the Nation’s fuel supply, biodiesel makers are still scratching their heads trying to figure out why their green fuel is even being considered. In this piece in Biodiesel Magazine, Ron Kotrba makes the case that when it comes to …

Biodiesel, EPA, Opinion