October 16, 2014
BY W. Scott Thurlow
The U.S. EPA on Aug. 21 released data indicating nearly 2.04 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in August, up from 1.84 billion generated in August 2022. Total RIN generation for the first eight months of the year reached nearly 15.45 billion.
Geoff Cooper, president and CEO of the RFA, discusses how U.S. EPA regulations have caused the number of flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs) capable of running E85 to plummet in recent years, from 2.8 million in 2014 to less than 350,000 in 2022.
The European Commission on Sept. 14 announced it will implement retroactive surveillance measures on imports of ethanol from several countries, including the U.S. The surveillance measures are to remain in effect for three years.
President Joe Biden on Sept. 9 joined leaders of India, Argentina, Brazil, Italy, Mauritius and the United Arab Emirates to launch the Global Biofuels Alliance. The launch took place on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in New Delhi.
The USGC conducted several events across Asia this summer to inform local government officials and industry leaders about the positive impact of implementing higher ethanol blends in their countries.
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