The Commerce Department today took the final step to authorizing retaliatory action against imports of biodiesel from Argentina and Indonesia, setting the final rates importers must pay to bring the biofuel into the U.S.
The U.S. ethanol industry is fighting to maintain its record-setting growth despite the oil industry’s continuing attacks and the surge in global protectionism that threatens American exports of the corn-based biofuel.
The biofuels and fossil fuels industries are aggressively jockeying for position in the run-up to 2022 when the U.S. EPA will have broad discretion to re-write the rules for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), which mandates the use of ethanol, biodiesel and other biofuels in the nation's transportation fuel supply.
The Environmental Protection Agency released 2018 volume obligations for the Renewable Fuels Standard Thursday morning, giving the program a slight increase in biofuels to be blended with the nation's gasoline supply in the coming year.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 – Last week was one for the ages in the biofuels space. The week began with what had become a familiar theme for those following developments of the Environmental Protection Agency's governance of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25, 2017 - Iowa’s Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds and the state’s two senators, Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst, pushed hard to get President Trump to honor his campaign promises to defend the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).
WASHINGTON, Oct. 20, 2017 – As a comment period for a controversial renewable fuels proposal came to a close, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt sent a letter to Capitol Hill seeking to calm the nerves of frustrated lawmakers.