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November 29, 2016

EPA Approves Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved a 6% increase in the level of biofuels that producers must blend with gasoline and diesel in 2017 that falls significantly short of amount required by the Renewable Fuel Standard by 2022.

May 19, 2016

EPA Proposes Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed slight increases to the amount of ethanol and biofuels that fuel producers must add to gasoline and diesel in 2017.

March 9, 2016

Biodiesel Producer Fined $138M for Fraud

The owner of a Texas biodiesel company has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and to pay a $138 million fine in restitution and forfeiture for biofuels fraud.

September 4, 2013

Six California-Based Companies Help Develop Biodiesel Infrastructure

The Environmental Defense Fund profiled one company to represent each step of the value chain: research and development, feedstock, collection production, blending, and retail and distribution.

August 6, 2013

E15 Ethanol Blend to Become Common at the Pump

The U.S. Supreme Court rejected, on June 24, 2013, petitions to reconsider the federal appeals court for the District of Columbia ruling that allows the sale of gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15).

February 1, 2013

EPA Proposes 2013 Renewable Fuel Standards

For 2013, the program is proposing to implement the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007's requirement to blend more than 1.35 billion gallons of renewable fuels over the amount mandated for 2012.

November 16, 2011

'Big Easy' Rolls Out Red Carpet for Renewable Fuels

Southeast Louisiana Clean Fuel Partnership (SLCFP) brings biodiesel and ethanol to local film productions.

August 30, 2011

Biodiesel Industry Producing Record Volumes

WASHINGTON -- U.S. biodiesel production reached a new monthly high of 81 million gallons in June, according to the latest EPA statistics, marking a third consecutive month of record volumes.

July 7, 2011

EPA Proposes 2012 Standards for Four Fuels

WASHINGTON – In late June, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed 2012 percentage standards for four fuel categories included in the agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard program.

January 18, 2011

Studies Raise Concerns About EV Electricity Costs, Biofuel Infrastructure

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN - A Purdue University economist has released two separate studies -- one on electricity costs for California electric vehicle owners, another on infrastructure requirements for the federal Renewable Fuel Standard. The studies, both overseen by agricultural economist Wally Tyner, underscore issues that could hinder plans to expand use of these alternative fuels for vehicles.

September 28, 2010

Researchers: EVs Key to Reducing Emissions, Oil Imports

HOUSTON - Electric cars hold greater promise for reducing emissions and lowering U.S. oil imports than a national renewable portfolio standard, according to research conducted by Rice University's Baker Institute for Public Policy.

July 15, 2010

EPA Proposes 2011 Renewable Fuel Standards

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed the 2011 percentage standards for the four fuels categories under the agency's Renewable Fuel Standard program, known as RFS2.

May 25, 2010

Biofuels Investment Bill Introduced

WASHINGTON - Congress members Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) and Paul Hodes (D-NH) on May 20 introduced the Advanced Biofuel Investment Act of 2010, a bill aimed at spurring production and use of domestic biofuels.

February 9, 2010

EPA Sets Renewable Fuels Standard

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama on Feb. 3 announced steps aimed at accelerating the development of biofuels, and the Environmental Protection Agency issued its final rule setting a new renewable fuels standard.

December 22, 2009

U.S. Report Examines Shift to Renewable Fuels

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- A new report from the U.S. federal government projects that national energy consumption will grow by 14 percent between 2008 and 2035, as the fossil fuel share of total U.S. energy use falls from 84 percent to 78 percent.

May 25, 2009

Bill Seeks to Revise Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) and committee member Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) have introduced legislation seeking to change certain provisions in the Renewable Fuel Standard.

May 5, 2009

EPA Proposes Rule for Renewable Fuel Standard

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday, May 5, proposed a new renewable fuel standard that may ultimately prohibit some corn ethanol production processes because of their level of greenhouse gas emissions.

January 1, 2009

Michigan Gov. Granholm Signs Renewable Fuel Legislation

LANSING, MI --- Michigan Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm has signed legislation aimed at advancing the state's efforts to expand the production and use of renewable fuels in Michigan.

August 11, 2008

EPA Rejects Texas Governor's Ethanol Waiver Request

WASHINGTON, D.C. --- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week said it will not curtail a rule requiring that ethanol be added to gasoline, CNNMoney.com reported.

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