Policy

October 23, 2020

RFA urges Trump to enact reciprocal tariffs on Brazilian ethanol

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyRFA says it has become clear that Brazil no longer shares the American industry’s desire for free and open biofuel markets. Thus, the association is urging Trump to move forward with reciprocal tariffs on ethanol imports from Brazil. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

Oil state senators ask EPA to undermine the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicySeveral oil state senators are urging the EPA to set the 2021 RVO for renewable fuel below the E10 blend wall. They also called for cellulosic, advanced biofuel, and biomass-based diesel RVOs be set at the level of demonstrated domestic production. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

Grassley, IRFA, IBB speak out against zero-emission vehicles bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerTwo Iowa biofuel groups and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Oct. 22 spoke out against legislation introduced on Oct. 20 that aims to eliminate sales internal combustion engine vehicles that can be fueled with biofuels. READ MORE

October 22, 2020

EPA delivers final rule on cost, benefits of CAA regs to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA on Oct. 21 delivered its final rule that is expected to change how the agency considers the costs and benefits of regulations promulgated under the Clean Air Act to the White House Office of Management and Budget. READ MORE

October 21, 2020

Bill aims to require sales of zero-emission vehicles by 2035

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicySen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Rep. Mike Levin, D-Calif., on Oct. 20 introduced the Zero-Emissions Vehicles Act of 2020, which aims to end U.S. sales of new gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035. Requirements would begin to phase in 2025. READ MORE

October 20, 2020

EPA: 1.63 billion RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA released data in mid-October showing 1.63 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in September, up from 1.61 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

October 20, 2020

USGC: Workshop promotes ethanol blending

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council teamed up with General Motors and SGS, the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company, to conduct a virtual ethanol workshop in mid-September focused on policy, blending mandates and handling. READ MORE

October 16, 2020

EPA issues final Fuels Streamlining Rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA on Oct. 15 issued its final Fuels Streamlining Rule, which streamlines the agency’s existing regulations for gasoline, diesel and other fuels. It does not, however, change the stringency of existing fuel quality standards. READ MORE

October 15, 2020

EPA: 2 additional SRE petitions filed for compliance year 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Oct. 15, reporting two additional SRE petitions have been filed for Renewable Fuel Standard compliance year 2019. No other changes were made to the agency’s SRE data. READ MORE