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Weaker RINs Lure Gasoline Shipping into US East Coast Ports: Sources

(Hellenic Shipping News)  A decline in the US obligation for biofuels has prompted an increase in imports from Canada and Europe into the Atlantic Coast, according to market sources and federal

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

American Biofuels Deserve Certainty

by Dan Kleiss (Morning Consult) … By all rights, that anti-biofuel campaign should have wrapped up in December 2016, when regulators dialed up conventional — typically corn-based — ethanol targets to 15

November 14, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Producers Feeling the Pinch from Trump Trade War

by Jarrett Renshaw, Michael Hirtzer  (Reuters)  U.S. ethanol producers drew a bleak picture of their industry in quarterly filings and analyst calls this week, detailing how the critical farm belt business has been

November 12, 2018 Read Full Article

The Complex Dynamics of Coprocessing

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  While oil refiners adding a small percentage of renewable feedstock to their operations sounds simple, the political, economic, technical, societal and market consequences are anything but. 

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

For the Times They Are a Changin’ – Conversions Abound from Diesel to Renewable Diesel

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Phillips 66 and REG’s announcement about a new renewable diesel plant on the U.S. West Coast planned for 2021 comes after a notable increase in refineries that

November 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Total Delays Start up of La Mede Biodiesel Refinery to Q1 2019

(Reuters) French oil and gas major Total has delayed the startup of its planned 500,000 tonnes capacity La Mede biofuel refinery to the first quarter of 2019, the company’s Chief Financial

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

The Road to Feedstock Flexibility

by Chris Abrams (Biodiesel Magazine/Imerys Filtration)  Imerys personnel have spent much of 2018 talking about new and diverse feedstocks for biodiesel production, and how to help biodiesel manufacturers incorporate them into

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Indonesia to Convert Old Oil Refineries into Biofuel Plants

(PM News Nigeria)  Indonesia is looking into the possibility of converting two of the country’s older crude oil refineries into plants, for the production of biofuels, a cabinet minister said on

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

D.C. Circuit Will Be All Ears for RFS Arguments

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  A panel of D.C. Circuit appellate judges today will hear yet another iteration of arguments over the Renewable Fuel Standard. The court has allowed

October 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Determining the Renewability of Co-Processed Fuels

(UFOP/ECOFYS)  To report the biofuel content (i.e. the renewable share) of the outputs when biogenic and fossil components are coprocessed, a robust, consistent and transparent methodology is needed. There are several

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standards Boosts Air Quality

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/My San Antonio)  The Express-News Editorial Board recently missed the mark, claiming that the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS, is bad policy. The RFS has boosted

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Genomatica and the New Road to Bioeconomy Innovation

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … That’s real progress in sustainability, because carbon that is properly diverted to plastics (and away from single-use applications that have rightly fallen out of favor)

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Industry Razzes 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard Proposal: The Why and the Who

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The 2019 proposed US Renewable Fuel Standard proposed volumes attracted a major raspberry from the ethanol industry. As the American Coalition for Ethanol noted: “Unfortunately, EPA

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

NBB Shows Higher 2020 Biodiesel Volumes Are Achievable in Comments on Annual RFS Rule

(National Biodiesel Board)  NBB also proposes multiple solutions to accounting for small refinery exempted volumes  —  Today, the National Biodiesel Board filed comments on the proposed Renewable Fuel Standards for 2019 and

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

Has Ethanol Hit Its Peak?

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  More than 15 billion gallons of ethanol flows into the U.S. fuel supply each year, big business for midwestern corn farms and a drag on oil

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Andeavor to Convert Dickinson Refinery to Renewable Diesel

by Helena Taveres Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) In Texas, Andeavor announced a project to convert the Dickinson Refinery to process 12,000 barrels per day of renewable feedstocks, including soybean oil and distillers corn oil,

August 13, 2018 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

A crude oil refinery in North Dakota is working on repurposing to make renewable diesel instead of  petroleum fuel.  Destin Singleton, an Andeavor spokeswoman explained that the proposal builds on a

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

North Dakota Refinery Seeks to Become Renewable Diesel Plant

(My Plainview)  The owner of a small crude oil refinery in North Dakota is seeking to convert the facility to process vegetable oil into renewable diesel instead of continuing to make

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Unwinding the Perverse Arithmetic of Scott Pruitt’s Small Refinery Exemptions to the RFS

by Jeremy Martin (Union of Concerned Scientists/Biofuels Digest)  … Here, we untangle the opaque way (former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott) Pruitt rigged the system for his fossil fuel friends and

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Court to Hear RFS Refinery Waivers Case

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Appeals Court to Hear Whether EPA Followed Law Prior to Granting Exemptions  —  The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver will hear a Renewable

July 31, 2018 Read Full Article

The Battle for Octane: Ethanol or Aromatics?

by Steve Vander Griend (Urban Air Initiative)  After learning about the clean octane benefits of ethanol, you may wonder why oil refineries still choose the toxic octane source of aromatics. A

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Court of Appeals Rules in Ergon – West Virginia’s Favor in RFS Claim Against EPA

(Ergon – West Virginia, Inc./Business Wire)  Ergon – West Virginia, Inc., Wrongfully Denied Small Refinery Hardship Relief  —  The United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit has vacated

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Did Trump’s Renewable Fuels Policy Really Cost Corn Growers $3.65 Billion in 2017?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, new evidence has appeared that a Trump Administration shift on US low carbon fuel policy may have cost US corn growers an estimated $3.65

July 20, 2018 Read Full Article

SET-Plan Steering Group Approved Implementation Plan of SET-Plan Action 8: Bioenergy and Renewable Fuels for Sustainable Transport

(European Technology and Innovation Platform-Bioenergy)  On 13 June 2018 the SET-Plan Steering Group approved the Implementation Plan of SET-Plan Action 8: Bioenergy and Renewable Fuels for Sustainable Transport. The plan was

July 18, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Confirms 33 Small Refinery Waiver Applications

(Argus Media)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was considering applications to waive 2017 federal fuel blending requirements from 33 refiners this month, up from the 29 it confirmed in April, the

June 27, 2018 Read Full Article

EU Backs Industrial-Scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel Production Project and Camelina Cultivation Research

(GreenAir Online)  A new EU-backed project has been launched to demonstrate the first industrial-scale production and use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Europe. The four-year BIO4A initiative will also investigate

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

In a First, Indian Oil Corporation to Channel Refinery Waste Gas for Ethanol Production

(Outlook India)  In a first-of-its-kind venture in the world, Indian Oil Corporation is planning to utilise off-gases (waste gas) from various processing units of its refineries for production of ethanol. The move will reduce

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

NFU Asks Pruitt to Allow Summertime E15 Sales

(National Farmers Union/Wallaces Farmer)   NFU President Roger Johnson says year-round use of E15 would have significant benefits for farmers and the economy.  —  NFU President Roger Johnson wrote to EPA Administrator

May 23, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Large U.S. Refiner Marathon Seeks Biofuel Hardship Waiver – Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice  (Reuters/Daily Mail)  Marathon Petroleum Corp, the second-biggest refining company in the United States, has asked the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for a hardship waiver exempting

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Waiver Wire: Why Is the Biofuels Industry up in Arms about Oil Refinery Waivers?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … But they’re part of the Washington dialogue this month, waivers and easy outs, since reports surfaced in media that the US Environmental Protection Agency granted a

May 22, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Can Be Produced Extremely Efficiently

(Chalmers University of Technology/Phys.Org)  A chance to switch to renewable sources for heating, electricity and fuel, while also providing new opportunities for several industries to produce large numbers of renewable products.

May 21, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-U.S. Refiners Reap Big Rewards from EPA Biofuel Waivers

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s expanded use of waivers to free small refineries from the nation’s biofuels law has saved the industry as a whole hundreds of

May 9, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Parties to White House Biofuel Deal Disagree What’s Agreed

by Jennifer A Dlouhy and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Tentative agreement struck during a White House negotiation; Refiners could benefit with biofuel exports allowed for quotas  —  A tentative deal on U.S. biofuel policy struck

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Pruitt’s Renewable Fuel Attacks Cost Him GOP Support in Congress

by Mike Carr (The Hill/New Energy America)  As the drip, drip of Pruitt scandals becomes a deluge, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt’s supporters continue to claim that he should be protected because he’s

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Carl Icahn’s Refinery Investment Has Rebounded by $1.4 Billion, Boosted by Trump Energy Policy

by Tom DiChristopher  (CNBC)  -Shares of CVR Energy have more than doubled since August, resulting in a $1.4 billion paper gain for Carl Icahn, who holds an 82-percent stake in

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Debate over the RFS Is Playing out on the Political Stage: The Public Discussion Rarely Considers American Consumers.

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Biofuels Digest)  The biofuels industry found itself in an unusual position for much of the past 12 months. Typically confined to debates in the trade press, biofuels-related

May 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Update 2-White House Sets Meeting with Senators on Biofuels Next Week -Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters/Successful Farming)  The Trump administration has invited a group of U.S. senators to the White House early next week to discuss biofuels policy, the latest in a series of

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-Biofuel Group Asks U.S. Court to Review EPA’s Refinery Waivers

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)   A biofuels trade group asked a federal court on Tuesday to rule whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency violated the law in granting a growing number of

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Marathon Petroleum to Acquire Andeavor for $23B

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The deal creates the largest US oil refiner (and a top-five refiner globally) at 3.1 million barrels per day of capacity — Valero is around

May 1, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Washington Insider: Biofuels Mandates Under Pressure

(DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Oil state partisans, including certain refiners, have raged about a credit-trading market within the program that they say causes undue economic pain. The biofuels industry counters that

April 26, 2018 Read Full Article

The New War Over Ethanol, And How It Might Affect You

by F. Todd Davidson (Forbes)  A seemingly small action from the Environmental Protection Agency could spark a new war between Big Oil and Big Ag that could have far-reaching effects on the

April 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Farm Bill Delays, Ethanol Waivers Worry SD Sen. Rounds

by Barry Amundson (Grand Forks Herald)  U.S. Sen. Mike Rounds, R-S.D, is concerned about two major issues that can affect farmers and ranchers this year. One is the farm bill that faces

April 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Where Do Biofuels Stand? You Can’t Always Get What You Want

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Despite efforts by President Donald Trump to settle a long-running dispute between ethanol backers and the refining industry, progress on a biofuels deal has stalled.

April 23, 2018 Read Full Article

PBF to Invest in Ethanol Loading Site in Delaware City

(Delaware Business Now)  PBF Logistics LP will invest in ethanol loading infrastructure at the Delaware City refinery marine terminal. An ethanol project at the refinery has been the target of a legal battle by

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Exclusive Report: The Federal Biofuel Mandate ‘Has Failed To Achieve Its Policy Goals’

by Michael Bastasch (The Daily Caller)  The federal biofuel mandate “has failed to achieve its policy goals while imposing significant other costs on consumers,” according to a new report. Americans paid out

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Industry Calls on EPA to Eliminate Secrecy

(National Biodiesel Board)  NBB Submits FOIA Request to Ensure RFS Transparency  —  The National Biodiesel Board submitted a Freedom of Information Act Request aimed at shedding light on small refiner exemptions requested

April 13, 2018 Read Full Article

In Boost for Farmers, Trump Says He May Allow E15 Gasoline Sales All Year

by Jeff Mason (Reuters)  U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday his administration may allow the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent ethanol year-round, which could help farmers by firing up

April 13, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK

The Houston Chronicle’s James Osborne reported an unnamed executive for one refining company describing the feeding frenzy for exemptions from Renewable Fuel Standard biofuels obligations, “Anyone with a brain submitted

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Groups Bristle as EPA Frees Refiners from Biofuels Law

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the request of 25 small refineries to be exempted from the nation’s biofuels laws, an agency source

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Grassley Slams EPA RFS Waivers

by Kelsey Tamborrino  (Politico’s Morning Energy)   Sen. Chuck Grassley joined corn growers and ethanol producers in slamming a report Tuesday that refining giant Andeavor got a hardship waiver from the

April 4, 2018 Read Full Article

BIO Comments on Proposed Settlement Agreement Between EPA and Philadelphia Energy Solutions on RFS Obligations

(Biotechnology Innovation Organization)  BIO is greatly concerned by the Department of Justice’s and Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Settlement Agreement to resolve a dispute about the PES Holdings’ obligations under the

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Leader: EPA Eroding RFS — Assistant to President Says Search Continues for a Win-Win Proposal

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)   A special assistant to President Donald Trump on agriculture said Wednesday, “the search for a win-win continues” in the debate over how to relieve

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

10-Day Comment Period on PES Settlement Agreement Closes March 26

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The public comment period opened March 16 after publication in the Federal Register on the proposed consent decree and environmental settlement agreement lodged by the U.S. Department of

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 2-Pennsylvania Says Bankrupt Refiner Owes $3.8 bln in Taxes – Filing

by  Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The state of Pennsylvania wants a federal judge to halt the bankruptcy of Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES), arguing the refiner owes an estimated $3.8 billion in fuel

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

California Here I Come: World Energy’s Audacious $72M Acquisition of AltAir and the Paramount Oil Refinery

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Paramount Deal: World Energy takes off with audacious $72M acquisition of AltAir and the Paramount oil refinery  —  In Massachusetts, World Energy has acquired renewable jet

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

China’s Independent Oil Refiners Gear up for Ethanol Push in Cars

by Meng Meng, Josephine Mason (Reuters) China’s top independent oil refiner is buying ethanol and two others are seeking government approval to blend the biofuel into their gasoline ahead of the country’s

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Refiners Try to Hold Trump’s Attention

 (Politico’s Morning Energy)  With a settlement between refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions and EPA in hand and voting in the Pennsylvania special election over, some biofuels observers think the issue may fall

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Rick Santorum: Stop the Attacks on Farmers, Homegrown Energy

by Rick Santorum (Washington Examiner)  This January, I authored a column defending President Trump and rural champions in Congress who had come under attack by refineries for their support of American-made biofuels. A

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Spares Philly Refiner in Bankruptcy Settlement

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) EPA will allow bankrupt refinery Philadelphia Energy Solutions to meet only a portion of its outstanding obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard as part

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

RIN Price Cap a Demand Cap: Oil Industry Study Makes Ethanol Industry’s Case on Motive, Impact

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)   A study commissioned by the country’s largest oil refiner explains how a waiver credit would freeze ethanol demand. Ethanol industry groups are pointing to

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-U.S. Refinery Workers Head to Washington to Urge Biofuels Reform

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  A delegation of workers from U.S. oil refining companies that oppose the nation’s biofuels policy will converge

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

“That’s Chuck Grassley. Should I Take the Call?” Klobuchar Keynote Ignites ABLC

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, an unplanned on-stage telephone conversation between Senators Amy Klobuchar and Senator Charles Grassley

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Exclusive: Trump Calls Meeting on Biofuels Policy after Refiner Bankruptcy

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  U.S. President Donald Trump has called a meeting early next week with key senators and Cabinet officials

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Speaks out against PES Anti-RFS Rally

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 21, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke at a rally against the Renewable Fuel

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Refiner Goes Belly-up after Big Payouts to Carlyle Group

by Jarrett Renshaw  (Reuters)  Throughout 2016 and 2017, a rail terminal built to accept crude oil for the largest East Coast refinery

February 20, 2018 Read Full Article

API Urges EPA Not to Exempt Small Refiners from US Biofuel Mandate

by Meghan Gordon (Platts) The American Petroleum Institute has come out against a campaign by small refineries to avoid their obligations

February 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

American Energy Dominance Won’t Come from Turning Back the Clock

by Mike Carr (The Hill/New Energy America)  President Trump has pledged a theme of “energy dominance.” It’s not the first time Washington

February 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Grassley: RFS Has Minimal Impact on Success of Refineries

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has released a memo produced by his energy policy staff that

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Bankrupt Refiner Made Missteps

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Washington Times)  The oil industry’s campaign to undermine the growth of domestically produced renewable fuels such

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels: Now? Later? Never?

by Terry J. Mazanec (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  …  Most modern refineries comprise more than 20 individual unit operations, each of

February 2, 2018 Read Full Article

What’s the Real Story behind Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ Bankruptcy, Crude Oil, and the Renewable Fuel Standard?

by Joelle Simonpietri (Biofuels Digest)  On Jan 21st 2018, Carlyle-backed Philadelphia Energy Solutions(PES), the largest refinery complex on the U.S. east coast at 335,000

February 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Refiner Bankruptcy Adds to Pressure to Overhaul Biofuel Program

by Jennifer A Dlouhy and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Biofuel mandate overhaul mulled by Congress after bankruptcy; Unions and Pennsylvania politicians seek

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Group Urges US EPA to Limit RFS Waivers to Small Refineries

by Meghan Gordon (Platts)  A major US ethanol trade group is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to be more transparent in weighing

January 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Exclusive: U.S. Small Refiners Make Surge of Biofuel Waiver Requests – Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  More than two dozen small U.S. refineries are seeking waivers from the nation’s biofuels law, an unusually

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Big Oil, Biodiesel Join Forces to Combat Electrification

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Even though the petroleum and biodiesel industries rarely see eye to eye on U.S. energy policy,

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Court Rules against Delaware City Refinery in Ethanol Appeal

by Scott Goss (The News Journal/Delaware Online) A judge has breathed new life into a two-year effort to block a major expansion of the

January 23, 2018 Read Full Article

RFS Roundup: Economists Largely Agree RINs Not Wreaking Havoc on Refining Industry

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … The argument is roughly – increased biofuels mandates lead RINs to spike

January 14, 2018 Read Full Article

CAAFI Highlights Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel Activities of 2017 and Plans for 2018

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The  Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) has taken stock of its busy 2017

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Rick Santorum: Refiners Attack President Trump at Their Peril

by Rick Santorum (Washington Examiner/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  … But some petroleum companies seem to be taking their influence

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Exporting Filthy Fuel to India–VIDEO

(Associated Press) WATCH VIDEO  Here

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Cruz Taps Texas Mistrust of Ethanol

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  Attack on federal biofuels mandate provides chance to appeal to base  —  … But for the junior senator,

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

How Refiners Can Lower the High Price of Renewable Fuel Credits: Invest

by James C. Greenwood (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/The Hill)  … The refiners want to lower the price of renewable identification numbers, or

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Midwest Lawmakers Will Consider Biofuel Changes to Help Refiners

by Jarrett Renshaw  (Reuters) U.S. lawmakers from states that produce corn for ethanol plants said on Wednesday they would consider proposals from

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

White House Pressures Big Corn to Meet on U.S. Biofuels Policy

by Richard Valdmanis and Jarrett Renshaw  (Reuters)  President Donald Trump’s administration called two lawmakers from the U.S. corn belt to convince them to

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Ethanol Important to Consumers

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Tulsa World)  The staggering number of misstatements about ethanol contained in Tulsa World Editorial Pages

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Take a Pass?

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy) Ahead of a Thursday meeting between Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz and other senior officials about

December 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Struggling Philadelphia Refiner Sells Biofuel Credits, Raises Cash: Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw, Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Oil refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) has raised tens of millions of dollars in cash by

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Delaware, Regional Leaders Take on Trump’s EPA

by Scott Goss (The News Journal/DelawareOnline)  Delaware City Refinery rally to call on President Trump to fix the Renewable Fuel Standard

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Risk Has Arrived for RFS Advanced Pool

by Michael McAdams (Biomass Magazine/Advanced Biofuels Association)  On Oct. 4, the U.S. EPA published a Notice of Data Availability soliciting input

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Rally with Governor John Carney on the Renewable Fuel Standard

(CGCN GROUP) Please join Governor John Carney (D-DE), Congressman Donald Norcross (D-NJ), other elected officials, union leaders, and employees of PBF

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Court Fight Begins over Delaware City Refinery’s Ethanol Project

by Scott Goss (The News Journal/DelawareOnline)  A court battle over the Delaware City Refinery’s plans to significantly expand its biofuel operations

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Subpoenas Icahn Over Biofuel Action While Trump Adviser

by Miles Weiss, Jennifer A Dlouhy, and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  U.S. Attorney for Southern District of N.Y. seeks information; Icahn Enterprises discloses

November 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Carper Leads Letter Requesting FTC Investigate and End RIN Market Manipulation

(Office of Senator Tom Carper) Bipartisan, bicameral lawmakers assert market volatility hurts East Coast refineries like PBF in Delaware City  —  Today,

November 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Team Ethanol Fires Back

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy) If Trump watches the ads on Fox & Friends, then he’s getting an earful

November 6, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Statement on Pennsylvania Governor RFS Waiver Request

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)   In a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Thursday, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D)

November 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Trump Is Fulfilling His Promises on Ethanol

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Wall Street Journal)  President Trump is faithfully sticking to his campaign promise to “do all that

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Refiners Make America-First Pitch to Cut Biofuels

(Argus Media)  US independent refiners seized on protectionist themes and two key biofuel industry victories this year to argue regulators must

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Grassley Floor Speech Criticizes EPA Proposal to Reduce RFS RVOs

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Sept. 26, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, delivered a floor speech to the U.S. Senate

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR To the Editor: Blended Fuels Are the Way to Go

by Glenn Badenhop (The Blade)  Oil refineries in Ohio and across the country are misleading the public about the Renewable Fuel

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Modular Fuel Technology to Boost Bio-Share of Oil Refineries

(VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland/Biomass Magazine)  EU-funded project COMSYN aims to develop a production concept for competitive biobased fuels

September 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Tacoma Oil Refinery Wants to Produce Renewable Fuels for the First Time

by Candice Ruud (The News Tribune)  An oil refinery on Tacoma’s Tideflats is filing for permits to build a renewable energy

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

New Biofuel Exemption Prospects Spur Oil Giant Concern

by Brian Dabbs  (Bloomberg BNA)  An era of relaxed biofuel blending requirements may be dawning for small oil refineries nationwide

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Erred in Denying Renewable Fuel Hardship Exemption: Courts

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency used too strict of a test when it denied Sinclair Oil

August 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Indian Oil’s Landmark Project for Fuels+, from Refinery Waste CO2: The Partner? It’s LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Turkey, at the World Petroleum Congress, India’s flagship national oil company Indian Oil Corporation

July 12, 2017 Read Full Article

North Dakota Oil Refinery Plans to Co-Process Renewable Diesel

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  A Tesoro oil refinery in Dickinson, North Dakota, has plans to co-process renewable feedstock along

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Eni and CONOE Sign Agreement for the Transformation of Used Vegetable Oils into Biofuels

(Eni) The agreement will see Eni’s refineries in Italy capitalize on a national energy resource by creating high quality biofuels from

May 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Capitol Crude: The US Oil Policy Podcast–Oil Refiners and Renewable Fuels in the Trump Era

by Brian Scheid and Meghan Gordon (Platts)  Have refiners’ hopes for a quick rollback of the US biofuel mandate by the

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Hawaii’s Largest Oil Refinery Owner in Talks with Biofuel Developers

by Duane Shimogawa (Pacific Business News)  Par Pacific Holdings Inc., owner of the largest oil refinery in Hawaii, is actively speaking

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

RINs Not Driving Any Profits: Motiva

(Argus Media)  No one profits from credits used to track compliance with US biofuel mandates, Motiva chief executive Dan Romasko

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Watchdog to Ask U.S. Lawmakers to Probe Icahn’s Role with Trump

by  Chris Prentice (Reuters/Yahoo!)  A government watchdog group, Public Citizen, said on Wednesday it will ask lawmakers to investigate whether

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

State Board Dismisses Appeal of Delaware City Refinery’s Ethanol Project

by Scott Goss (Delaware Online/The News Journal)  An appeal of DNREC’s decision to approve the Delaware City Refinery’s planned Ethanol

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

IRFA: ‘Merchant Refiners Not Paying for RINs’

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  The main argument of the petitioners is that they are paying for millions

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Refinery, DNREC Seek Dismissal of Ethanol Challenges

by Scott Goss (The News Journal)  The legal battle over Delaware City Refinery’s plans to expand its ethanol operations is

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

DNREC Approves Delaware City Refinery’s Ethanol Project

by Scott Goss (The News Journal)  PBF Energy won state approval Wednesday to ship unblended ethanol by barge from its

December 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Don’t Change the RFS Point of Obligation

by Mark Griffin  (Pro Petroleum/Real Clear Energy)  … Moving the point of obligation eliminates our ability to compete and gives major refiners

December 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Fuels, Joules & Molecules: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Paul Bryan’s “The Future of Biomass”

by Paul Bryan (Biofuels Digest) Without a significant cost of CO2 emissions, biofuels will never gain enough market share to meaningfully

November 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Oil Companies Reap Windfall From Ethanol Rules

by Bradley Olson  (Wall Street Journal)  Some refiners stand to rake in $1 billion by selling fuel credits, while others

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Changes Sought for RFS Compliance Mechanism

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Rep. Bob Brady is going to press for changes in the Renewable Fuel Standard compliance

November 2, 2016 Read Full Article

Water-Energy Dependence around Pacific Rim Mapped in New Sandia Study

(Sandia National Laboratories)  A wide-ranging analysis of water vulnerability across the Pacific — including the U.S., China, Russia and Japan

September 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Biofuel Proposals Echo Those of Backer Icahn

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday appeared to weigh into a debate over a controversial

September 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Commentary: Are Presidential Hopefuls Ignoring Real Issues of Renewable Fuels?

by Jacqueline Campos (Fuel Fix/Opportune)  … When it comes to this year’s election, renewable fuels continue to be well-supported, but policy mandating

September 13, 2016 Read Full Article

U.S. Refiners Revamp Operations as Renewable Fuel Costs Surge

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters/Yahoo! Finance)  …  The alternative is for merchant refiners to increase their ability to blend

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Refiner Cuts Costs, Offers Buyouts as Ethanol Credits Rise

by Barbara J Powell (Bloomberg)   …  RINS aren’t the real problem for the Philadelphia refinery, Robert Campbell, head of oil

September 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Tesoro to Acquire Virent

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Wisconsin, Tesoro reached an agreement for Tesoro to acquire Virent. The acquisition, the partners

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Delaware City Refinery Wants Permit to Expand Operations

by Scott Goss (The News Journal/Delaware Online)  PBF Energy wants to significantly increase the amount of biofuel being stored at

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Eni in the Advanced Bioeconomy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

September 5, 2016 Read Full Article

The RINferno, as It Burns up America’s Venture into Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … There’s a separate category of RINs for advanced biofuels. These are fuels that have at

August 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

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by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Let me see if we got this right. Donald Trump loves the Renewable Fuel Standard  —   Carl

August 17, 2016 Read Full Article

No Petroleum Required: U.S. Navy Completes Sea Trial with ARA’s 100% Drop-in Renewable Diesel Fuel

(ARA)  For the first time ever a Navy ship has operated on a 100 percent drop-in renewable diesel fuel. Naval

August 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Majors Lost One Engine; Now the Second One Is Sputtering

by Javier Blas (Bloomberg)  BP says second-quarter refining margins drop to 6-year low; Downstream business was key last year in cushioning cheap

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Firm Eyes Expansion

by Tennessa Wild (The Western Producer)  Processor developing second generation biofuel with opportunity for wider use  —  Growing demand worldwide

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Understanding Octane Value in North America

by Tyler Wilson and Uday Turaga (ADI Analytics)  The value of an octane barrel has risen significantly in recent years going

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Valero Presses EPA for RFS Change

(Argus Media)  US Environmental Protection Agency administrators should shift the burden of US biofuel blending mandates closer to retail stations,

June 14, 2016 Read Full Article

RES-T-BIOPLANT: Towards Advanced Biofuels – Options for Integrating 1st and 2nd Generation Biofuel Production

(IEA Implementing Agreement for Renewable Energy Technology Deployment)  The integration of advanced (2nd generation / 2G) biofuel plants with conventional

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Sweden Takes the Lead in Biofuel-Use in Europe

by Tomas Ekbom (Task 39 May 2016 Newsletter)  The production and use of biofuels in Sweden have increased substantially since the

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Boom-boom: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Renewable Diesel’s Growth and Horizons

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week, we held a well-attended webinar on the boom on in Renewable diesel. Here below is

April 11, 2016 Read Full Article

US EPA ‘Analyzing’ Potential Shift in RFS Obligation from Refiners to Blenders

by Herman Wang (Platts)  The US Environmental Protection Agency is considering a request by several independent refiners to shift the responsibility

March 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Clean Fuels Shaping up as Fight of the Year in Sacramento

by Laurel Rosenhall (CALmatters/San Francisco Chronicle) A Harvard economist known globally for his work on climate change policy sat in the Sacramento

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Valero Energy Sues U.S. EPA over Biofuels Plan

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Valero Energy Corp filed lawsuits against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday to push the

February 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Ensyn Nabs Chevron Exec as New CEO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Jeffrey Jacobs, who served as Vice President of Chevron Technology Ventures until his recent retirement

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Failed Biodiesel Facility Casting Doubt on Longview Oil Refinery

by Marissa Luck  (The Daily News Online)  Environmental groups are raising more concerns about the background of people proposing a $1.25

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Bioethanol Plant in Kazakhstan Due to Restart in Dec – Report

by Plamena Tisheva (See News)  A biofuel plant in the North Kazakhstan region is due to resume production at the

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Tesoro Makes Its Move on Renewable Biocrude

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Texas, Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Bullish on Biocrude: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Tesoro’s Biocrude Strategy and Partners

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Tesoro has unveiled its plan to foster the development of biocrude made from renewable biomass,

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Navy to Launch Great Green Fleet with 77 Million Gallon Buy of Cost-Competitive, Non-Food Advanced Biofuels Blends

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They’re here. $2.05 per gallon, at-scale, domestically produced advanced renewable fuels — utilizing non-food feedstocks

January 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Experimental Algae to Grow at the Refinery

(PKN ORLEN) PKN ORLEN is starting another R&D project to explore alternative sources of next-generation biocomponents. The Company plans to open

December 22, 2015 Read Full Article

A Transformative Project: Total’s La Mède Conversion

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  Supermajor oil company Total S.A. will convert its 150,000-barrel-per-day oil refinery in La Mède, France,

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Ensyn Receives Key Regulatory Approval for Its Renewable Gasoline

(Ensyn/Biomass Magazine)  Robert Graham, chairman of Ensyn Corp., is pleased to announce that Ensyn has been granted a key regulatory

November 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Why Veterans Are Pushing for More Clean Energy Back Home

by Kevin Johnson (Grist/Fusion)  Veterans know firsthand the dangerous challenges that come from fossil-fuel dependence, and many are choosing to help

November 12, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Oil Refiners Look Abroad for Crude Supplies as North Dakota Boom Fades

by Jarrett Renshaw and Catherine Ngai (Reuters) … North Dakota’s Bakken production peaked at 1.153 million barrels per day in June,

November 4, 2015 Read Full Article

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