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Biofuel Industry Leaders Push for Higher Renewable Fuel Standards
EPA Proposes Increasing Renewable Fuel Volumes

EPA Proposes Increasing Renewable Fuel Volumes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a proposed rule that would set the minimum amount of renewable fuels that must be supplied to the market in 2020, as well as the biomass-based diesel volume standards for 2021.

July 8, 2019

Bio-based Diesel Fuels Made Greatest Impact on Emissions Reduction

EPA Increases 2019 Biofuel Production Mandate

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency increased required volumes for renewable fuel as well as biomass-based diesel, and lifted its annual blending mandate for advanced biofuels.

December 4, 2018

EPA Ups Ethanol Production Standards for 2019

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Volume Obligations (RVO) has increased the volume requirement for cellulosic biofuel's to 418 million gallons under the federal government's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

November 30, 2018

EPA Approves Modest Renewable Fuel Increase for 2017

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.

November 29, 2016

Trump Calls for Higher Ethanol Blending

Trump Calls for Higher Ethanol Blending

While campaigning in corn-rich Iowa, Donald Trump urged federal regulators to increase the amount of ethanol blended into the national gasoline supply.

January 20, 2016

EPA Finalizes Volumes for Biofuel Blending

EPA Finalizes Volumes for Biofuel Blending

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency has finalized the volume requirements under its Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for blending with the nation's fuel supply that includes increases from existing levels but falls short of expectations from producers.

December 3, 2015

EPA Expected to Reduce Ethanol Fuel Blend

EPA Expected to Reduce Ethanol Fuel Blend

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is expected to reduce the amount of ethanol that's blended into the nation's gasoline by at least 15% when it finalizes its proposal by Nov. 30.

November 20, 2015

Biofuels Group Touts Renewable Fuel Standard

The Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil since the program was passed by Congress in 2005, according to a study by the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO).

August 27, 2015

U.S. Senators Urge EPA to Boost Biodiesel

A bipartisan group of 36 U.S. Senators has petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase biodiesel production in the pending Renewable Fuel Standard for 2016 and 2017.

July 27, 2015

Obama Lowers Ethanol Blending Levels

Obama Lowers Ethanol Blending Levels

President Obama's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reduced the federal required levels of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline, which dealt a blow to a biofuel that's falling out of favor in an era of cheap gasoline.

May 29, 2015

Biodiesel Board Blames Feds for Industry Slump

Total U.S. biodiesel consumption fell to 1.75 billion gallons in 2014, down slightly from nearly 1.8 billion gallons in 2013, according to data released by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

January 15, 2015

Kansas Seeks to Block EPA Ethanol Regulations

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt has asked that a federal appeals court reject new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations mandating states to adopt conclusions about ethanol emissions, stating that the regulations are based on scientifically flawed methodology.

December 10, 2014