RFS: Co-Op Threatened with Closure Without Small Refinery Exemption – DTN Mar 2, 2021

🕔Mar 2, 2021
Its very business would be threatened if it is unable to receive exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard, a farmer-owned cooperative told the Supreme Court in a brief filed on […]

Biofuels: EPA Changes Course on RFS Exemptions – DTN Feb 24, 2021

🕔Feb 24, 2021
The EPA is changing course on small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard, announcing Monday it agrees with a court of appeals decision last year that the agency had mismanaged […]

Biofuels: EPA Supports 10th Circuit’s Renewable Fuels Association Decision Feb 23, 2021

🕔Feb 23, 2021
Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported on Monday that, “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Monday that it agrees with an appeals court’s decision last year that cast doubt on a program that granted oil refiners exemptions to […]

Biofuels: Legal Issues Surrounding RFS Small-Refinery Exemptions Persist Dec 10, 2020

🕔Dec 10, 2020
On Tuesday, DTN’s Todd Neeley reported that, “A coalition of ethanol and agriculture interests asked a federal court on Monday to vacate EPA’s granting of 31 small-refinery exemptions in 2018, alleging the agency did not conduct the […]

Ethanol Group Argues EPA Failed to Reallocate Gallons Lost to 2019 RFS Waivers – DTN Sep 29, 2020

🕔Sep 29, 2020
EPA failed to reallocate biofuel gallons lost to small-refinery exemptions in the 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard volumes, an attorney for Growth Energy argued in an ongoing lawsuit before a federal […]

Biofuels: Executive Branch Highlights Ethanol in Waiver Denials, E15 Promise Sep 15, 2020

🕔Sep 15, 2020
Wall Street Journal writers Lindsay Wise and Andrew Restuccia reported on Monday that, “The Trump administration will deny oil refiners’ retroactive requests for exemptions from U.S. biofuel laws, a major boon for Iowa, […]

Biofuels: Trump EPA May Reject Refiner Waivers – DTN Sep 9, 2020

🕔Sep 9, 2020
President Donald Trump reportedly has ordered the EPA to reject 67 so-called gap-year small-refinery exemption requests weeks after Trump said he would speak directly to the agency. In addition to […]

Biofuels: Ethanol Awaits Fate on Waivers, Aid – DTN Aug 7, 2020

🕔Aug 7, 2020
The ethanol industry continues to wait for a decision from EPA on 86 pending small-refinery exemptions after the U.S. Department of Energy finished a review and sent those requests back […]

Biofuels: Department of Energy Recommendation on RFS Exemption Requests Aug 6, 2020

🕔Aug 6, 2020
Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported this week that, “The U.S. Department of Energy has recommended that some of the oil refiners that applied for retroactive exemptions from the nation’s biofuel blending law be […]

Ethanol: Issues Over EPA Small-Refinery Exemption Requests Persist Jul 6, 2020

🕔Jul 6, 2020
Rachel Frazin reported recently at The Hill Online that, “The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee will not take up Douglas Benevento’s nomination for the No. 2 position at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) […]

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