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4EPA: 2014 renewable fuel standards 'significantly delayed'

Biofuel Producers Get Happy, Frustrated

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not going to decide just yet how much biofuel to add to the national fuel supply in the future. Last year, the EPA said, for the first time ever, that it might reduce the biofuel component in American gas, but is now saying that the 2014 standards rule will be "significantly delayed."

47Vets group says EPA should stand up to Big Oil, stand up for US military

Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for the US Environmental Protection Agency to issue its final ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over 110,000 signatures were collected by the group VoteVets.org (often politically active on energy issues), which delivered its petition with Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Over 35,000 of those signatures were from veterans and military family members.

AddThis could be the year US says goodbye to ethanol mandate

The boxing match between ethanol supporters and opponents is heading into the final round, and it's looking like ethanol could go down pretty hard.

37For 2014, many automakers already prepared for E15

Many automakers are already and quietly ready for E15.

111EPA eases off ethanol, a bit, for first time ever

Forget raising the national ethanol blend in standard gasoline to 15 percent (E15), the Environmental Protection Agency has, for the first time ever, proposed reducing the ethanol requirement in the American gas supply.

12Fraudster turned non-existent biofuel into luxury cars, sentenced to 12 years

Rodney Hailey, who was in the news last summer for selling more than $9 million in Renewable Identification Numbers (RIN) credits for biofuel that, well, didn't exist, has been sentenced to nearly 12 years and six months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.

3Biofuel RIN fraud not a problem, says RINAlliance

If you know what renewable identification numbers (RIN) fraud is, and want to avoid it you a.) are most likely involved in biofuel production or an oil company and b.) might want to hire an auditor. That's the advice from RINAlliance, which has made a strategic partnership with EcoEngineers to make sure RIN fraud stops happening.

AddFive states ask feds for help with high corn prices, say livestock more imporant than ethanol

The food vs. fuel debate over ethanol continues, this time through the actions of a handful of U.S. states that are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lift – temporarily, at least – the rules that require a "large share" (to use Reuters' words) of the corn crop in America to be used to make ethanol. Instead, says Georgia, the latest state to join the chorus, the corn should be used to feed chickens to counteract the effects of the drought affecting America this summer

AddEPA finalizes biofuel rules, says corn ethanol beats gasoline in GHG emissions

Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced new biofuel rules for a Renewable Fuels Standard (aka RFS2) and there's a lot for ethanol producers to love in there.

AddWhite House, EPA move forward on biofuel promotion and rules

The U.S. biofuel industry gets a potential boost and some new rules from the federal government this week.

AddEPA ups America's Renewable Fuel Standard to 10.21 percent for 2009

In 2009, the U.S. will use at least 11.1 billion gallons of renewable fuel. This was the pronouncement of the EPA today regarding an increase in the Renewable Fuel Standard Increased from 7.76 percent (the 2008 number) to 10.21 percent, an increase of 2.45 percentage points or about 2 billion gallons. The 11-plus billion gallons will be blended into transportation gasoline as E10, E85 and different types of biodiesel blends. The raise continues the EPA's policy of gradual increases in the annual

AddEPA looking for your thoughts on Texas' request to halve ethanol mandate

Photo by qthrul. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.

AddSouth Dakota lawmaker wants cellulosic ethanol to count towards RFS

When is cellulosic ethanol not cellulosic ethanol? When it's grown on public land. Let us explain.

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