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    Report: EPA: 2014 renewable fuel standards 'significantly delayed'
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    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not going to decide just yet how much biofuel to add to the national fuel supply in the future. Last year, the EPA said, for the first time ever, that it might reduce the biofuel component in American gas, but is now saying that the 2014 standards rule ...

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    Official: Vets group says EPA should stand up to Big Oil, stand up for US military
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    Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for the US Environmental Protection Agency to issue its final ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over 110,000 signatures were collected by the group VoteVets.org (often politically active on energy issues), which delivered its petition with ...

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    Report: This could be the year US says goodbye to ethanol mandate
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    The boxing match between ethanol supporters and opponents is heading into the final round, and it's looking like ethanol could go down pretty hard. The US Environmental Protection Agency's 60-day public comment period for its proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) policy changes – which ...

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    Report: For 2014, many automakers already prepared for E15
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    Many automakers are already and quietly ready for E15. 2014 should be – again – an interesting year for the US ethanol industry. The big fight, obviously, continues over E15 (a blend of 15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) and a general increase in the amount of the biofuel ...

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    Official: EPA eases off ethanol, a bit, for first time ever
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    Forget raising the national ethanol blend in standard gasoline to 15 percent (E15), the Environmental Protection Agency has, for the first time ever, proposed reducing the ethanol requirement in the American gas supply. The reduction (technically, a not-as-big-as-possible increase) was ...

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    Official: Fraudster turned non-existent biofuel into luxury cars, sentenced to 12 years
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    Rodney Hailey, who was in the news last summer for selling more than $9 million in Renewable Identification Numbers (RIN) credits for biofuel that, well, didn't exist, has been sentenced to nearly 12 years and six months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release. The RIN fraud ...

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    Biofuel RIN fraud not a problem, says RINAlliance
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    If you know what renewable identification numbers (RIN) fraud is, and want to avoid it you a.) are most likely involved in biofuel production or an oil company and b.) might want to hire an auditor. That's the advice from RINAlliance, which has made a strategic partnership with EcoEngineers to ...

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    Report: Five states ask feds for help with high corn prices, say livestock more imporant than ethanol
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    The food vs. fuel debate over ethanol continues, this time through the actions of a handful of U.S. states that are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lift – temporarily, at least – the rules that require a "large share" (to use Reuters' words) of the corn crop in ...

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    EPA finalizes biofuel rules, says corn ethanol beats gasoline in GHG emissions
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    Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced new biofuel rules for a Renewable Fuels Standard (aka RFS2) and there's a lot for ethanol producers to love in there. One of the important items in the rules is how the EPA will calculate greenhouse gas emissions from biofuels. Here are the numbers ...

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    White House, EPA move forward on biofuel promotion and rules
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    The U.S. biofuel industry gets a potential boost and some new rules from the federal government this week. First, the White House – which sort of passed over biofuels with nothing more than a tiny shout-out in the State of the Union speech last week – said in a 14-page report that the ...

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    EPA ups America's Renewable Fuel Standard to 10.21 percent for 2009
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    In 2009, the U.S. will use at least 11.1 billion gallons of renewable fuel. This was the pronouncement of the EPA today regarding an increase in the Renewable Fuel Standard Increased from 7.76 percent (the 2008 number) to 10.21 percent, an increase of 2.45 percentage points or about 2 billion ...

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    EPA looking for your thoughts on Texas' request to halve ethanol mandate
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    Photo by qthrul. Licensed under Creative Commons license 2.0.Since the Energy Policy Act of 2005 went into effect, there has been a nationwide renewable fuels standard (RFS) in the U.S. The amount of biofuels required by the bill were increased by the Energy Independence and Security Act in ...

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    South Dakota lawmaker wants cellulosic ethanol to count towards RFS
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    When is cellulosic ethanol not cellulosic ethanol? When it's grown on public land. Let us explain.Apparently, when cellulosic ethanol is made from biomass grown on public lands (or on private lands but is not intentionally grown and managed as ethanol feedstock), U.S. law does not count that ...

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