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Final Renewable Fuel Standards for 2014, 2015 and 2016

On Nov. 30 EPA announced its volume determinations under the RFS for 2014-2016. While the volumes are greater than those previously proposed, they are lower than the mandated volumes which were waived. The mandated renewable fuel volume requirement for 2016 would have been 22.25 billion gallons without the waiver, and it is now 18.11 billion gallons. The final 2016 standard ...

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Biodiesel Association Welcomes Renewable Fuels Announcement

The National Biodiesel Board applauded the Obama administration for reducing America’s dependence on high-carbon fossil fuels by raising biodiesel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “This decision means we will displace billions of gallons of petroleum diesel in the coming years with clean-burning biodiesel. That means less pollution, more American jobs, and more competition that is sorely lacking in ...

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NYOHA Helps NYC Students Learn the Science of Bioheat® Fuel

The New York Oil Heating Association (NYOHA) is helping a teacher in Bronx, NY, use clean-burning Bioheat® fuel as a teaching tool in HVAC training. Peter Gonzalez is teaching the science of Bioheat® fuel – as well as math, chemistry and English – to Bronx Design and Construction Academy juniors this fall, with the help of NYOHA, AMERIgreen fuel, and ...

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API: EPA Must Do More to Protect Consumers from High Ethanol

EPA must do more to ensure Americans have access to fuels they want and can safely use in their vehicles until Congress can repeal or significantly reform the outdated Renewable Fuel Standard, API President and CEO Jack Gerard said following EPA’s release of the 2014, 2015, and 2016 RFS mandates on Nov. 30. “EPA has taken a significant step in ...

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Clean Cities Group Honors Biodiesel Leader

The Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition on Wednesday honored National Biodiesel Board Vice President Anne Steckel with its Initiative of the Year Award for her work promoting biodiesel on the local and national level. Steckel was presented with the award at GWRCCC’s 3rd Annual Awards Luncheon at the Crystal Gateway Marriott in Arlington, Va. The award recognizes an alternative ...

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National Survey Results: Large Majority of Voters Support RFS

A recent national survey shows that biodiesel is an increasingly popular alternative fuel and that support for a Renewable Fuel Standard is on the rise. With just one month until the Environmental Protection Agency releases a final RFS rule, 80% of voters support a renewable fuel standard. “This is just more evidence that the EPA should strengthen biodiesel volumes in ...

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API: Bipartisan Opposition to RFS Proposal Grows In Congress

Representative Bill Flores (Texas-17) and 183 other members of Congress sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy expressing concerns over the proposed 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements.  EPA’s proposal would threaten consumers and our economy by raising ethanol mandates to potentially harmful levels, according to API.  “There’s growing, bipartisan recognition in Congress of the negative consequences that higher ...

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Talking Points: What to Tell Customers about Heating Oil

By Stephen Bennett   Fuel oil dealers and fuel oil customers don’t see fuel oil the same way. That’s one of many findings from a survey of dealers and of heating oil customers conducted earlier this year by Warm Thoughts Communications, a research and marketing firm in Clifton, N.J. The survey results are the basis of “The 2015 Consumer Research ...

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