Erin Voegele

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January 14, 2020

Washington Gov. Inslee urges state to adopt Clean Fuel Standard

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee visited the Port of Seattle Jan. 10 to call on the state legislature to adopt a Clean Fuel Standard during its 2020 legislative session. He was joined by Alaska Airlines, which has announced its support for the program. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

USDA issues final rule for Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

The USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service published a final rule Dec. 27 for the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. A proposed rule was first issued in April 2010. An interim rule published in February 2011 was in effect for the past nine years. READ MORE

November 04, 2019

Coalition of 60 biofuel, ag groups asks Trump to uphold SRE deal

A coalition of 60 agriculture and biofuel groups sent a letter to President Trump Nov. 4 urging him to fix the U.S. EPA’s flawed supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking that describes the agency’s plan for reallocating future SREs under the RFS. READ MORE

October 29, 2019

EPA posts call-in information for Oct. 30 hearing on SRE proposal

The U.S. EPA has posted call-in information for its Oct. 30 hearing on the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking released Oct. 15 that seeks comments on how the agency should project the volume of SREs in future RFS rulemakings. READ MORE

October 24, 2019

Valero reports Q3 loss for ethanol, profit for renewable diesel

Valero Energy Corp. released third quarter financial results on Oct. 24, reporting a loss for its ethanol segment, but a profitable quarter for renewable diesel. The company also discussed plans to develop new renewable diesel production capacity. READ MORE

October 24, 2019

House to hold hearing Oct. 29 on EPA’s mismanagement of RFS

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change has announced plans to hold a legislative hearing Oct. 29 focused on the U.S. EPA’s mismanagement of the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

October 22, 2019

Trump tells Wheeler to ‘make sure the small refineries are happy’

The U.S. EPA’s recent actions regarding small refinery waivers (SREs) were addressed during an Oct. 21 cabinet meeting at the White House. President Trump directed U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to “make sure the small refineries are happy.” READ MORE

October 15, 2019

EPA supplemental proposal is not the same ‘deal’ struck by Trump

EPA issued a supplementary proposal Oct. 15 on how it should project SRE volumes in setting annual RFS requirements. Stakeholders say it is not the same deal struck by Trump, administration officials, legislators, and oil and biofuel refiners. READ MORE

September 17, 2019

Minnesota governor signs order establishing biofuels council

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz signed an order establishing a biofuels council to advise the governor and state agencies on the role of biofuels in reducing GHGs and recommend policy and budget proposals to foster growth in biofuel production and use. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

Trump administration expected to announce SRE deal soon

The Trump administration is soon expected to update the existing RFS proposal to increase 2020 RVOs, a move designed to quell outrage from the ag and biofuel communities over the administration’s treatment of small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE