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Rep. Axne requests investigation into EPA’s misuse of RFS waivers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Policy, North AmericaRep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, sent a letter to U.S. EPA Acting Inspector General Charles Sheenhan Aug. 21 requesting investigation into the agency’s questionable decision-making and misuse of its small refinery exemption authority to benefit Big Oil. READ MORE

6 hours ago

Biodiesel, soybean leaders ask Trump for meeting on RFS waivers

BY The National Biodiesel Board Found In:Policy, North AmericaNational Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen and American Soybean Association President Davie Stephens requested a meeting Aug. 21 with President Donald Trump to discuss small refinery exemptions and the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

11 hours ago

Reynolds, Naig urge EPA to honor Trump’s promise to US farmers

BY Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship Found In:Policy, North AmericaIowa Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig sent a letter Aug. 21 to U.S. EPA Secretary Andrew Wheeler outlining the damaging effects of the 31 new small refinery waivers (SREs) undermining the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

August 16, 2019

RFS waivers by Trump’s EPA push World Energy to close 3 plants

BY World Energy Found In:Business, Policy, Production, North AmericaWorld Energy is closing three biodiesel plants in Georgia, Mississippi and Pennsylvania as a direct result of the Aug. 9 decision by Trump’s EPA to grant 31 new small refinery waivers from the nation’s Renewable Fuel Standard to oil companies. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Petroleum companies ramp up HVO production in Europe

BY UFOP Found In:Policy, Feedstock, Production, EuropeProduction of hydrotreated vegetable oil in the EU has picked up pace since 2012. The key reason is the iLUC regulation introduced in 2015 permits biofuels from waste to be counted double. Also, pressure on feedstock prices has increased globally. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

Neste introduces IMO 2020 fuel, announces new US partnership

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Business, Distribution, Quality, Use, North America, EuropeNeste Corp. announced it will introduce a new fuel, Neste Marine 0.5, in the fourth quarter of this year, helping shippers comply with the IMO 2020 sulfur cap of 0.5 percent. The company also announced a partnership with McCall Companies in Oregon. READ MORE

August 15, 2019

The EPA continues to undermine biodiesel … and we’ve had enough

BY Donnell Rehagen Found In:Policy, North AmericaTrump vowed to protect and defend American farmers. He calls them patriots. But his actions will put the biodiesel producers those same farmers depend on for their market, out of business. It’s having a devastating impact on rural communities. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

Gevo, Air Total enter into biojet fuel purchase, sale agreement

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Business, EuropeGevo Inc. announced Aug. 13 that Air Total International SA and Gevo have entered into a partnership agreement to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel for use and distribution in France and other parts of Europe. READ MORE

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