Policy

February 22, 2017

UNICA: REGS could limit US access to advanced biofuels

BY Leticia Phillips, UNICA Found In:Markets, PolicyUNICA asks EPA to clarify the biointermediate definition in its proposed REGS rule that updates several technical aspects of the agency's rules regarding the RFS. As written, the proposed rule would have unintended consquences. READ MORE

February 22, 2017

Retailers, marketers urge EPA to maintain point of obligation

BY NATSO Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAs the EPA public comment period on the RFS' point of obligation closes today, truck stop owners trade association NATSO reports vast support to keep the program's current compliance structure. The group says most of the sector opposes a shift. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

Trump reiterates support for ethanol, RFS

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyIn a letter to National Ethanol Conference attendees, the president reconfirmed his support for biofuels, while making it clear that his focus on reducing regulatory burdens on American businesses supersedes his defense of renewable energy. READ MORE

February 21, 2017

US drivers to rely on internal combustion for decades to come

BY Fuel Freedom Foundation Found In:Markets, PolicyAt best, alternative vehicles will account for 50 percent of the worldwide fleet by 2015, leaving hundreds of million of cars with internal combustion engines. Fuel Freedom argues all possible solutions must be advanced. READ MORE

February 20, 2017

Ethanol advocates critical of EPA proposed RFS revisions in REGS

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:PolicyEPA's proposed revision to the RFS dubbed REGS for Renewable Enhancements and Growth Support Rule, is inadequate, says the RFA. The UAI focused several of its comments on the EPA's inadequate interpretation of the Clean Air Act. READ MORE

February 20, 2017

2017 global ethanol production forecast remains stable

BY Global Renewable Fuels Alliance Found In:Markets, PolicyGRFA and F.O. Licht forecast 97.8 billion liters (25.84 billion gallons) of ethanol production globally, continuing a trend of incremental growth since 2013. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

Ethanol trade groups congratulate, instruct new EPA chief

BY Tom BryanFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Senate has confirmed Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to lead the U.S. EPA. While congratulating Pruitt, ethanol trade groups urged him not to alter the Renewable Fuel Standard, especially the program’s point of obligation. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Iowa to Pruitt: Don't change RFS point of obligation

BY Iowa Renewable Fuels Assoc. Found In:PolicyBroad Iowa coalition urges EPA nominee Pruitt to protect the RFS by rejecting the petition to change the successful program’s point of obligation from mostly large petroleum refiners to many fuel retailers. READ MORE

February 16, 2017

Opinion: Blending the Rules

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, PolicyThe March edition of EPM answers questions about RVP and E30, says EPM's editor-in-chief. Other articles cover reconditioning of key back-end equipment, along with a new DDGS treatment. READ MORE