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Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said it would complete a rule to boost sales of higher-ethanol blends of gasoline by the summer driving season, despite a partial government shutdown. Read more

Regulations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a final rule for the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program, with the total U.S. renewable fuel volume requirement set 3% higher than the 2018 mandate. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

A group representing biofuel companies asked a federal judge to force the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop exempting small refineries from renewable fuel laws until a lawsuit challenging the agency’s actions is resolved. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator said on Tuesday he would follow up the work of his predecessor to overhaul the nation’s biofuel policy, including pursuing changes strongly opposed by the powerful corn lobby. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency must reconsider its denial of small West Virginia refinery Ergon’s application for an exemption from U.S. biofuel laws after it relied on an “error-riddled” analysis. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

Biofuel groups urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to either stop granting exemptions from the nation’s biofuel laws to smaller oil refineries or to force larger plants to make up the difference. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday proposed setting a blending mandate of 19.88 billion gallons for 2019 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), 3 percent higher from this year’s and in line with expectations. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

U.S. President Donald Trump told a group of senators on Tuesday he is considering allowing exported ethanol to count toward the volumes mandated under the nation’s biofuels law. Read more

Regulations

Biodiesel is a renewable fuel made from various feedstocks, including refined vegetable oils, recycled cooking oils, and rendered animal fats. Read more

Renewable & Biofuel

U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel, which include biodiesel and renewable diesel, totaled 14.1 million barrels in 2017. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

BIC Magazine recently spoke to AFPM President Chet Thompson to discuss refining and petrochemical industries' progress and hot topics. Read more

Refining & Petrochemical Processing

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