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Tag Archives: Renewable Fuel Standard

#CORN #ETHANOL FACES ITS LIMITS

Corn ethanol has reached its official limit under the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel program, which means other less-developed, low-carbon fuels will have to step up to fill a 21 billion-gallon gap by 2022. Under the Renewable Fuel Standard, which was passed by Congress in 2007, refiners must blend 36 billion gallons of biofuels in… read more

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BOOST BIODIESEL VOLUMES

A bipartisan group of 36 senators want the Environmental Protection Agency to raise the proposed volumes it set for biodiesel production under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard. The senators said the EPA’s delays in setting biodiesel volumes led to tremendous uncertainty and hardship for U.S. biodiesel producers.

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RFS HEARING

 Over 250 stakeholders in the Renewable Fuel Standard testified at a public hearing in Kansas City on Thursday, most of them corn farmers and ethanol producers who say the EPA is setting standards lower than the law requires.  

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RFS HEARING

The Environmental Protection Agency is holding a hearing in Kansas City, Kansas, on its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes for 2014 through 2016. Farm Bureau members from Nebraska, Iowa and Illinois will be providing in-person testimony at the hearing.

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RFS EDITORIAL

USA Today editorial says the Renewable Fuel Standard should be ended. The newspaper says RFS is a mandate that Americans put billions of gallons of corn-based ethanol into their gas tanks each year even though they don’t want it and it makes no practical sense.

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IOWA SUMMIT

Nine GOP presidential hopefuls were asked a number of agricultural related questions at the first Iowa Ag Summit on Saturday. Each potential candidate was asked specifically where they stand on the Renewable Fuel Standard.

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ETHANOL UPDATE

Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., introduced two bills Wednesday. One would eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard altogether, and a second would cap corn ethanol’s market at 10%.

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RFS REPORT

Responding to the fact that “some policymakers have proposed repealing or revising the Renewable Fuel Standard” which requires blending biofuels with gasoline, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reported Tuesday that it could be difficult to comply with the steadily increasing ethanol volumes which the law mandates.

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RFS DECISION

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack tell Agri-Pulse this week he expects blending requirements in the Renewable Fuel Standard will end up being raised from the EPA’s draft proposal for 2014, but he cautioned those in the ethanol industry not to focus too much on the numbers.

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LEADERS TO DC

After meeting with members of the Illinois Farm Bureau, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin has reiterated his serious concerns regarding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposal to limit the size of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In a letter to OMB Director Shaun Donovan, Durbin urged the agency to thoroughly review the proposal, and work toward… read more

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