Erin Voegele

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July 05, 2018

Biofuel industry criticizes US EPA's triennial report

On June 29, the U.S. EPA released its second report to Congress on the environmental and resource conservation impacts of the RFS program, as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act. Biofuel representatives criticized the report. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

US EPA delivers proposed 2019 RFS volumes to White House OMB

On May 11, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule to set 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment. READ MORE

April 06, 2018

Court approves PES bankruptcy settlement

On April 4, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved the U.S. EPA's proposed settlement with Philadelphia Energy Solutions that allows the bankrupt refiner to waive a significant portion of its obligations under the RFS. READ MORE

September 27, 2017

Grassley floor speech criticizes EPA proposal to reduce biodiesel

On Sept. 26, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, delivered a floor speech to the Senate expressing his disappointment in recent action taken by the U.S. EPA proposing reductions in 2018 and 2019 volume requirements for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

January 20, 2017

As EPA administrator Pruitt vows to fulfill congressional intent

On Jan. 18, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held a hearing on the nomination of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Biofuels were among the topics discussed. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

EPA extends comment period on REGS, point of obligation proposals

The U.S. EPA has extended the public comment periods for its Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support proposed rule and its proposed denial to change the point of obligation under the RFS. The new deadlines are Feb. 16 and Feb. 22, respectively. READ MORE

December 26, 2016

377 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs generated in November

The U.S. EPA has released RIN generation data for November, reporting that nearly 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 377.15 million D4 RINs, bringing 2016's net total D4s through November to 3.47 billion. READ MORE

November 01, 2016

US EPA schedules public hearing Dec. 6 for proposed REGS rule

The U.S. EPA has announced plans to hold a public hearing Dec. 6 in Chicago, at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel, for its proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule. Those who wish to testify must contact the EPA by Nov. 22. READ MORE

October 28, 2016

September, Q1-Q3 2016 RIN generation tallies released

Nearly 394.88 million D4 biomass-based diesel RINs were generated in September, bringing the net total for the first three quarters of the year to 2.75 billion. The majority, 2.23 billion, were generated for biodiesel, according to EPA's EMTS data. READ MORE

April 18, 2016

Proposed 2018 RFS biomass-based diesel rule at OMB for review

The U.S. EPA delivered the proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuel standard, including RVOs for renewable fuel, advanced and cellulosic biofuel, and the 2018 RVO for biomass-based diesel, to the White House Office of Management and Budget April 15. READ MORE