Hearing in the Heartland: Supporting the RFS

Joanna Schroeder

Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds are leading a group of senior state officials from Iowa and the Midwest to organize and host a public hearing allowing citizens outside of Washington, D.C., the opportunity to testify about the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “Hearing the Heartland: Supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard,” will be held at Hall …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

Farm Bureau Lends Support to Keeping RFS

John Davis

As the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers its proposal that would, in effect, slash the amount of ethanol and biodiesel to be blended into the Nation’s fuel supply, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is telling the government to leave the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) alone. During their policy session at the recent AFBF annual meeting in San Antonio, …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farm Bureau, Government, Legislation

New Illinois Farm Bureau Prez: RFS Top Priority

John Davis

Members of the American Farm Bureau Federation have met in San Antonio, Texas, where they have been talking AFBF policy. And the new Illinois Farm Bureau President Richard Guebert says ethanol and the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) remains the top priority for farmers in his state and the region. “Midwest farmers have worked so hard and so long to get …

Audio, biofuels, EPA, Farm Bureau, Government, Legislation, RFS

Feds Continue Crackdown in RIN Fraud Case

John Davis

More charges are coming against an Indiana company that defrauded investors and the government over Renewable Identification Numbers. FuelFix.com reports the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is bringing charges against Evansville-based Imperial Petroleum and its wholly owned subsidiary, Middletown, Ind.-based e-Biofuels for falsely generating more than 33.5 million invalid RINs. The EPA alleges that e-Biofuels generated more than 33.5 million …

EPA, RINS

EPA Biodiesel Proposal to Impact RINs

John Davis

The proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to cut the amount of biodiesel to be blended into the Nation’s fuel supply could have some pretty big impact on the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) situation in the coming year. In this piece in Biodiesel Magazine, the author looks at an analysis from the University of Illinois that shows how biomass-based …

Biodiesel, EPA, RINS

Calling All Ethanol Advocates!

Joanna Schroeder

With the new year well underway, there are only 23 days for ethanol and biofuel advocates to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regarding the 2014 proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Today Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), is urging ethanol supporters to voice their concerns. “We have just 23 days to …

ACE, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

IA Senate Candiate Mark Jacobs Fights for RFS

Joanna Schroeder

Iowa U.S. Senate candidate Mark Jacobs has submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The EPA has proposed to reduce the amount of renewable fuels used in the U.S. transportation fuel supply for 2014. Jacobs wrote: Dear President Obama and EPA Administrator McCarthy: I am deeply concerned that the …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

EPA Invalidates 33.5 Million RINs from Indiana Co.

John Davis

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has invalidated 33.5 million Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) worth about $13.4 million sold by Indiana-based E-Biofuels LLC. This story from the Indiana Business Journal says while Big Oil has jumped on the announcement as an indictment of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), biodiesel advocates are quick to point out this is just an isolated incident …

Biodiesel, EPA, Government, RFS, RINS

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