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NEWS UPDATE July 15, 2013

Energy panel seeks answers ahead of next RFS hearing

E&E  •    •  Posted July 15, 2013

House energy leaders this week are wrapping up a review of the renewable fuel standard, the federal policy that mandates that the country blend 36 billion gallons of biofuel into the motor fuel supply by 2022. Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and ranking member Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) yesterday released the final edition in a series of white papers exploring different aspects of the standard. In it, they asked stakeholders to weigh in on whether U.S. EPA has acted appropriately in setting yearly biofuel targets and administering the ethanol credit trading program [ read more … ]

Fuels America coalition holds educational briefing on Capitol Hil

By Holly Jessen | July 12, 2013, Ethanol Producer Magazine  •    •  Posted July 15, 2013

A group of biofuels experts gathered July 11, in Washington, D.C., to discuss the so-called blend wall, E15 and progress on the cellulosic ethanol front. The event was hosted by Fuels America, in cooperation with Rep. Lee Terry, R-Neb., and Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, as part of a series of educational briefings on what’s really happening with the renewable fuel standard (RFS) [ read more … ]

DOE to study environmental impacts of engineered energy crops

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted July 10, 2013

The Department of Energy is starting to review crops proposed for advanced biofuel feedstocks with an eye toward assessing their invasiveness, greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts. DOE will hold public meetings this week on the scope of the planned environmental impact statement. The EIS, the department says, will guide programs aimed at spurring the large-scale development of next-generation biofuels. [ read more … ]

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