Senators Call for More Biodiesel in #RFS

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Forty Senators are calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen biodiesel volumes in the proposed 2018 rules for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  The senators said that biodiesel and renewable diesel are providing the vast majority of renewable fuel under the Advanced Biofuels category and the EPA should do more to encourage growth. “The biodiesel industry has met …

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ARF to Participate in @GOPConvention

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America’s Renewable Future will be participating in this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 18-21, 2016, to promote the importance of biofuels. The organization will deploy multiple outreach efforts including having notable Americans, such as Chris Soules, interacting with attendees as well as man an exhibitor booth, and offer custom giveaway items. In addition, the No. 3 American Ethanol …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, politics, RFS

House #Biofuels Caucus To @EPA: Get #RFS Back on Track

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) remains under fire regarding its proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). This week, 17 members of the House Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging the agency to complete its 2017 RFS “in a manner consistent with the Congressional intent to aggressively …

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NCGA Calls for #RFS Policy Support with Lower Corn Demand

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According to new USDA forecasts, increases in corn acres, both planted and harvested in the U.S., led to higher production and lower prices. Despite a 30-million-bushel overall increase in demand, corn price forecasts for the 2016/2017 crop year fell ten cents to $3.40 per bushel. The 2016/17 season-average corn price received by farmers fell and is now projected to be …

Agribusiness, corn, Ethanol, NCGA, RFS

#Biofuels Industry Calls for Stronger Energy Policy

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The biofuels industry came out in force in support of renewable fuels as the comment period came to a close for the proposed renewable fuel volumes obligations (RVO) for 2017 as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), an energy policy passed in 2007. The consensus of the biofuels industry is that all categories of renewable fuels must be increased …

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NBB: Strengthen #Biodiesel, Advanced Biofuel Volumes

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As the comment period came to a close on the proposed rules for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) called for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to strengthen biodiesel and advanced biofuel volumes. The organization says EPA is significantly underestimating biodiesel’s capacity to deliver more advanced biofuel over the coming years. “We believe the …

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.@ACEEthanol Comments to @EPA on 2017 #RFS

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Yesterday was the deadline for comments for the proposed blending volumes for 2017 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). One set of comments was submitted by Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Brian Jennings. “While we appreciate that EPA is proposing to increase ethanol blending levels from 2016, we are disappointed EPA continues to rely on …

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.@EthanolRFA Submits #RFS Comments to @EPA

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Today is the deadline for submission of comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 2017-2018 proposed renewable volume obligations (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) urged the EPA to raise the requirement for conventional renewable fuel volumes to the statutory level of 15 billion gallons per year. Signed by RFA President …

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#Biodiesel Industry Storms Capitol Hill

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The biodiesel industry is storming Capitol Hill today to share the widespread benefits of the advanced renewable fuel. Nearly 100 leaders are calling on legislators to strengthen the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as a new report released found that in 2015, the biodiesel industry produced 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel and renewable diesel that supported $8.4 billion in economic impact …

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Strong Senator Support for Final #RFS

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As the week came to a close last Friday, 39 U.S. senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy calling on the EPA to step up on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The letter urged the EPA to ensure the final 2017 RFS rule “promote[s] growth in the U.S. biofuel sector and capture economic opportunity rather than drive investment …

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