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NEWS UPDATE October 2, 2014

Governors’ Biofuels Coalition calls for amended RFS proposal

By Biofuels Magazine  •    •  Posted October 2, 2014

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, chairman and vice chairman of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, have sent a letter urging the Obama Administration to ensure the development of domestically produced renewable fuels by amending U.S. EPA’s proposed renewable fuel standard (RFS) levels for 2014 so consumers have real choices at the fuel pump. In the letter, the governors write, “The continued expansion of the biofuels industry is essential for our nation’s energy and economic future. Through continued expansion of biofuels plants, it will be possible to deliver millions of gallons of clean, renewable fuel, create thousands of jobs, lower imported oil expenditures, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than 80 percent, compared to gasoline.” [ read more … ]

Governors urging Obama Administration on RFS: protect consumer choice, jobs, and reduce dependence on foreign oil

By Jim Lane, Biofuels Digest  •    •  Posted October 2, 2014

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, chairman and vice chairman of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, sent a letter urging the Obama Administration to ensure the development of domestically produced renewable fuels by amending EPA’s proposed RFS levels for 2014 so consumers have real choices at the fuel pump. [ read more … ]

U.S. biodiesel industry protests European trade duties

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted October 2, 2014

The U.S. biodiesel industry this week challenged trade duties that it says have blocked exports to Europe since 2009. In comments filed yesterday, the National Biodiesel Board called on the European Commission to let the duties expire at the end of the year. The duties, first imposed by Europe in 2009, were slated to expire this year, but the commission is reviewing whether to reinstate them at the behest of the European biodiesel industry. [ read more … ]

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