Advanced biofuels made from fibers of corn stover, grasses, wood, and other plants were once pitched as the next boon for the renewable fuels industry, but now their future is cloudy at best as several flagship plants have ceased commercial production.
The boost in required renewable fuel blending looks good on its face, but biofuel groups worry the numbers set in today’s Renewable Volume Obligations could simply be numbers on a page without a reallocation plan for gallons waived through exemptions for small refiners.
The Environmental Protection Agency will require refiners to increase their usage of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels in 2019 under a final rule set for release on Friday, sources tell Agri-Pulse.
WASHINGTON, September 6, 2017 - A growing list of companies are signing on to new technology designed to turn waste into fuel aiming to produce cellulosic ethanol from corn kernel fiber, according to a press release from the Environmental and Energy Study Institute.
WASHINGTON, September 6, 2017 - The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) urged the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize the first draft of the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs).
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2017 – A hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee left backers of a bill that would expand sale of higher ethanol blends encouraged, but the legislation has an uncertain future.