Category Archives: Ethanol

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08/31/17 - NCC to EPA: Reduce the Total Renewable Fuel Mandate in Final Rule

WASHINGTON, DC – In comments submitted today, the National Chicken Council (NCC) urged U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Secretary Scott Pruitt to use the agency’s statutory general waiver authority to further reduce the total renewable fuel volume for 2018.  EPA on … Read More >

07/06/17 - EPA Sets ’18 Ethanol Volumes at Statutory Maximum

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) yesterday proposed once again to keep the mandated volume for conventional ethanol use for 2018 at the statutory maximum of 15 billion gallons. In proposing this level, EPA has breached the 10 percent blend … Read More >

03/02/17 - NCC Applauds Reintroduction of Bipartisan Bill to Reform Ethanol Mandate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.) and Peter Welch (D-Vt.) today reintroduced the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act (H.R. 1315), that would among other things, eliminate the corn-based ethanol requirements of the … Read More >

11/23/16 - Another Last Minute Expansion by EPA on Biofuel Volumes

Washington, D.C. –  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced today it is mandating 15 billion gallons of ethanol to be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2017, which is 200 million gallons more than the agency’s proposed volume … Read More >

07/11/16 - NCC Calls for Further Reduction of 2017 Ethanol Levels

Washington, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) strongly supports efforts to create a more reasonable and sustainable approach to the nation’s biofuel fuel policy, as the compelled diversion of corn from feed to fuel continues to exact a heavy … Read More >

05/18/16 - EPA’s Proposed 2017 RFS Mandates will Raise Prices at Pump and on the Plate

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a proposed 2017 required volume obligation for biofuels under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) that will require refiners to blend up to 18.8 billion gallons of  biofuels into the U.S. … Read More >

11/30/15 - EPA Increases RFS Volumes, Dealing Blow to Chicken Producers, Consumers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced the final Renewal Fuel Standard (RFS) required volume obligations for 2014, 2015 and 2016 at higher levels than proposed by the agency in May 2015.  Specifically, the EPA has … Read More >

07/27/15 - NCC Calls for Freeze on Ethanol at ‘14 Levels; Says EPA’s Administration of RFS Disruptive to Market

Washington, D.C. – The National Chicken Council (NCC) is supportive of EPA’s proposed actions to adjust the biofuels targets for 2014, 2015, and 2016 to reflect the practical limits imposed by the blendwall, the group said today in comments submitted … Read More >

05/29/15 - EPA Hindsight is 20/20, Mandates 2014 Biofuel Volumes 18 Months Late

Foresight blurry, however, as ’16 proposed volumes likely to break blend wall, drive up food costs May 29, 2015 – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today has re-issued the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) required volume obligations, a full 18 … Read More >

03/05/15 - RFS Reform Building in Senate; Sens. Toomey, Feinstein and Flake Introduce New Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senators Pat Toomey (D-PA); Diane Feinstein (D-CA) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) last week introduced the bipartisan “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2015” in the U.S. Senate.  The bill would eliminate the ethanol mandate from the federal … Read More >

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