Enerkem testified today at an RFS hearing in Michigan. The message? Maintain the strong blending requirements, but no more misuse of waivers. Enerkem remarks: Enerkem_2019 RVO testimony
A broad coalition of agriculture, biofuel and research groups sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt today, calling for proper treatment of corn kernel fiber cellulosic ethanol under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Full letter: Pruitt D3 Fiber Feb 15.
ABBC Director Brooke Coleman issued the following statement today in response to EPA publishing the final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS):
“The Trump Administration deserves credit for rejecting political pressure to destabilize the RFS, but EPA’s failure to appreciably increase advanced biofuel levels brushes aside a huge opportunity to promote rural jobs and energy innovation. Unwarranted cuts to cellulosic biofuel targets send the wrong signal to global investors in this emerging industry. The cellulosic biofuels industry is growing and stands ready to drive the next great wave of manufacturing jobs across the heartland. There are things EPA can do quickly to unleash the full potential of cellulosic biofuels. We are not there yet with this rule, but we look forward to working with the Administration to get there.”
WASHINGTON, DC – The nation’s top renewable fuel advocates have launched a new television ad recognizing President Trump’s steadfast support for rural communities, farmers, and workers in the biofuel sector. The ad responds directly to oil industry attacks on the president for his long-standing commitment to growth under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).