Policy

March 25, 2014

Biomass association leaders discuss triumphs, troubles

BY Anna Simet Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyLeaders of seven bioenergy trade associations participated in the International Biomass Conference & Expo's State of the Industry general session on March 25 in Orlando, Fla. READ MORE

15 hours ago

EPA reduces the 2013 cellulosic RFS to reflect actual production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has taken action to revise the 2013 cellulosic biofuel requirements under the renewable fuels standard (RFS) to 810,185 ethanol-equivalent gallons, the volume for which cellulosic RINs were generated in 2013. READ MORE

15 hours ago

RFA president makes appearance at rail safety forum

BY Chris HansonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyRenewable Fuel Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen gave a presentation at a rail safety forum hosted by the National Transportation Safety Board on April 23. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

DOE announces draft solicitation for Section 1703 loan guarantees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. DOE has announced its intent to offer up to $4 billion in Section 1703 loan guarantees to support a wide variety of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. Public comments are being accepted on the scope of the final solicitation. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

OilRigged campaign launches on Earth Day to defend biofuels

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Business, PolicyThe Fuels America coalition has launched a new advertising campaign dubbed "Oil Rigged" on Earth Day to counter what biofuels industry leaders called Big Oil's deliberate campaign to distort the facts. READ MORE

April 22, 2014

Biofuel groups oppose Big Oil’s requested delay in RFS challenge

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe American Petroleum Institute and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers recently filed a motion to sever and hold in abeyance their legal challenge to the 2013 renewable fuel standard. Biofuel groups are opposing the move. READ MORE

April 18, 2014

Sen. Johanns urges FDA to reconsider proposed animal feed rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicySen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., has written Margaret Hamburg, commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration, urging the FDA to exempt distillers grain, raw agricultural commodities, and other products from a proposed rule impacting feed producers. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

EPA reports cellulosic RINs were generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that nearly 1.37 billion RINs were generated during the month across all five biofuel categories. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

GAO report addresses delays in finalizing annual RFS standards

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PolicyThe U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report on the domestic petroleum industry that addresses several issues, including the U.S. EPA's recent failure to meet statutory deadlines to set yearly renewable fuel standard requirements. READ MORE