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

October 24, 2014

EPA: Cellulosic fuel production continues in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for September, reporting that both D3 cellulosic biofuel and D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated during the month. READ MORE

October 24, 2014

Class I railroads file first weekly status reports with the STB

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyOn Oct. 8, the Surface Transportation Board published a decision announcing new weekly data reporting requirements for Class I railroads in order to help mitigate issues with poor service and delays. The first reports were filed Oct. 22. READ MORE

October 23, 2014

Court rejects challenge to EPA E15 regulation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyOn Oct. 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied a petition of review filed by the American Petroleum Institute and other groups challenging the E15 misfueling mitigation rule published by the U.S. EPA in June 2011. READ MORE

October 22, 2014

CREW sues EPA for release of RFS-related documents

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyCitizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a nonprofit legal watchdog group, has announced it is suing the U.S. EPA for failing to release documents related to oil industry efforts to influence the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

October 22, 2014

Urban Air Initiative calls new EPA emission models flawed

BY Urban Air Initiative Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyA computer model that states use to assess mobile source emissions is seriously flawed, according to an analysis by Urban Air Initiative and could effectively block access to the market for higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

October 22, 2014

DOE opens funding opportunity for feedstock research

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced plans to award up to $14 million to support the development of landscape design approaches for cellulosic feedstocks that enhance environmental and socio-economic sustainability. READ MORE

October 22, 2014

Dinneen: ‘Elections matter’

BY Tom BryanFound In:Markets, Coproducts, Cellulosic, PolicyTwo weeks from Election Day, Bob Dinneen told grain and animal feed buyers gathered in Seattle that whichever party controls Congress next year will “have the gavel” on energy and agriculture but lack the power to advance or upset biofuels policy. READ MORE

October 21, 2014

Opinion: Food vs Fuel: Enough To Make You Scream

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:Feedstocks, PolicyThe RFA recently compiled a report that found that corn price fluctuations don't have a significant affect on consumer food prices, writes Bob Dinneen. The food vs. fuel argument is complete and utter malarkey. READ MORE