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EPA sets cellulosic waiver credit price for 2017 at $2.00

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA recently published a notice to its website setting the cellulosic waiver credit (CWC) price for 2017 at $2.00. The CWC price for 2016 was set in at $1.33 in November 2015. READ MORE

December 02, 2016

Queensland RFA: Mandate shouldn’t result in higher pump prices

BY Queensland Renewable Fuels Association Found In:PolicyQueensland motorists should not expect to pay more at the pump due to the state’s ethanol mandate, said Larissa Rose, Queensland Renewable Fuels Association managing director. READ MORE

December 01, 2016

Letter to EPA: Don't change RFS point of obligation

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Policy Several associations sent a letter this week to Gina McCarthy, EPA administrator, expressing their unified support for keeping the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program’s point of obligation unchanged. READ MORE

November 30, 2016

ePure: Proposal to phase out conventional biofuels not scientific

BY ePure Found In:Markets, PolicyThe European Renewable Ethanol Association (ePURE) regrets the European Commission’s intentions to phase out, or significantly reduce, the use of conventional biofuels in Europe. READ MORE

November 28, 2016

Canada announces plans for national low-carbon fuel standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Nov. 25, the government of Canada announced plans to develop a low-carbon fuel standard that would require reductions in the carbon footprint of fuels supplied in the nation based on lifecycle analysis. READ MORE

November 28, 2016

STB seeks nominations to fill vacancy on RETAC

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe Surface Transportation Board has announced it is seeking nominations to fill a vacancy on its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee. The STB is seeking candidates representing private railcar owners, lessors or manufacturers. READ MORE

November 25, 2016

EPA: Cellulosic RIN generation reaches 17.79 million in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that nearly 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 17.79 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

November 23, 2016

EPA finalizes 2017 RFS RVOs, biofuels industry applauds rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Nov. 23, the U.S. EPA released its final rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with 2018 RVOs for biomass-based diesel. Several of the RVOs represent increases over proposed volumes. READ MORE

November 23, 2016

Scientists study how biofuel crop reflectivity impacts climate

BY DOE/ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY Found In:Feedstocks, PolicyResearchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have conducted a detailed study of the reflectivity effects of converting land to grow biofuel crops. READ MORE