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revised RFS biofuels mandates proposed: “slashing” not the right word

Well, EPA has finally proposed the revised bioenergy production mandates under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) retroactively for 2014, for this year, and for 2016.  Not a big surprise that it was less than the original mandates, and I’d like to put … Continue reading

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Hints of major changes in 2014 RFS mandates

As the election season winds down, we expect the Obama administration to release the long awaited volumes of renewable fuel that should be blended for 2014 (which the RFS law specifies EPA should have released November 2013).  A recent article linked … Continue reading

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3.5 M new cellulosic RINs in August?!? Or did EPA just sink the 2nd-gen biofuel market?

What drove the registration of 3.5 million new cellulosic RINs in August, after less than 5,000 the month before??  Looks like EPA recently changed the rules in a huge way: http://bakken.com/news/id/218997/new-biogas-rules-renewable-fuel-standards/ Now, bio-methane produced from all sorts of sources (wastewater … Continue reading

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Abengoa plant featured in the Grey Lady

Nice overview of the Abengoa 20 MGY cellulosic ethanol facility under construction in Hugoton: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/15/business/energy-environment/dual-turning-point-for-biofuels.html Apparently it’s supposed to come on line in just a few weeks!

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analysis of proposed 2014 RFS volumes

Nice analysis of the proposed 2014 volumes for the RFS here: http://farmdocdaily.illinois.edu/2013/11/proposed-rules-2014-rfs.html Remember, there is a 90 day comment period before a final rule is made.. interesting to see how this will play out.

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Update on cellulosic biofuel production and the RFS

Here’s a quick roundup of recent news relating to the cellulosic biofuel mandate in the Renewable Fuel Standard: The EPA has revised the 2013 cellulosic biofuel requirement down sharply, from 14 million gallons per year of ethanol equivalent down to … Continue reading

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EPA to cut down on Brazilian imported ethanol

Since the RFS, economically interesting and sometimes confusing things have happened between US and Brazilian produced ethanol.  For a while, boats of ethanol were crossing eachother in the gulf of Mexico: US produced ethanol to brazil due to a lack … Continue reading

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