Policy

December 05, 2019

RFA stresses ethanol benefits at UN Climate Change Conference

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyLow-carbon ethanol is an economical and proven solution for fighting global climate change, the Renewable Fuels Association told world leaders in Madrid at the U.N. Climate Change Conference, also known as COP25. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

Japan approves US-Japan Trade Agreement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyU.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issued a statement Dec. 4 confirming Japan’s Diet, its bicameral legislature, has approved the recently signed U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement, which includes a staged tariff reduction for ethanol. READ MORE

December 04, 2019

Senators urge EPA to ensure RFS won’t be undermined by SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyA group of nine senators, led by Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., sent a public comment letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler in late November expressing concern over the agencies proposal to account for future small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

December 04, 2019

Report debunks claims regarding RFS impact on endangered species

BY Growth Energy Found In:Feedstocks, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy has released a new report authored by Ramboll that demonstrates how claims on the Renewable Fuel Standard’s alleged impact on endangered species “relies on unsupported assumptions and speculation.” READ MORE

December 03, 2019

Senate confirms Brouillette as energy secretary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Senate voted 70-15 on Dec. 2 to confirm Dan Brouillette as energy secretary following his Nov. 7 nomination by President Trump. Brouillette previously served as deputy energy secretary under former Energy Secretary Rick Perry. READ MORE

December 02, 2019

More than 11,700 comments filed on EPA’s SRE proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe public comment period of U.S. EPA’s supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking that addresses the agency’s plan to reallocate future RFS volumes lost to SREs closed Nov. 29. More than 11,700 comments were filed on the proposal. READ MORE

November 27, 2019

EPA: 33.07 million cellulosic RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that 1.72 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 33.07 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

November 27, 2019

ePURE: EU demand for low-carbon fuels can be met sustainably

BY ePURE Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyNew research shows Europe’s need for better-performing, low-carbon fuels to reduce emissions from existing and new cars could be met by the ethanol industry, within the RED II framework, according to ePURE. READ MORE

November 26, 2019

ACE urges EPA to get RFS back on track

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol submitted comments on Nov. 26 to the U.S. EPA on its proposed supplemental rulemaking to the 2020 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE