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NATSO, Others Urge Congress to Extend, Phase Out Biodiesel Tax Credit
May 9, 2017 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

(NATSO, Inc./PR Newswire)  NATSO, the national association representing truckstops and travel plazas, and a coalition of trade associations representing the entire biodiesel supply chain, urged Congress to extend the biodiesel blenders’ tax credit as it …

ACI: Bill Would Permanently End Biofuel Subsidies That Distort Soap Industry Marketplace
April 26, 2017 – 7:48 pm | No Comment

(American Cleaning Institute)  ACI praises Rep. Randy Weber’s “Stop Animal Fat Tax Credits Act,” Urges Its Inclusion in Tax Reform Package  —  Legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Randy Weber (R-TX) would permanently put a stop …

One Step Forward
April 26, 2017 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  … I can tell you firsthand that for the first time in four years, both House and Senate staff are pushing all stakeholders to come to the table to …

National Biodiesel Board Applauds New Biodiesel Tax Credit Bill
April 26, 2017 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Grassley-Cantwell bill would modify the biodiesel tax credit to a production credit  —  Today the National Biodiesel Board applauded the introduction of a bipartisan biodiesel tax credit bill that would convert the …

The Imports Cometh
April 5, 2017 – 3:09 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel hit extreme heights in 2016, fulfilling a third of the consumption market, driving the domestic biodiesel industry to more actively seek counteracting measures to protect …

US Biodiesel Blenders Tax Credit Should Be Considered Despite Lapse: Expert
April 4, 2017 – 7:46 pm | No Comment

by Eric Janssen (Platts)  The US biodiesel blenders tax credit should be taken into consideration even though the credits have lapsed because it is likely to be retroactively reinstated, according to a recent analysis from an …

Biodiesel Plant Manager Launches Petition to Reform US Tax Credit
April 4, 2017 – 12:53 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A biodiesel plant manager in Mississippi is doing his part to bring attention to the growing momentum to reinstate the expired $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit, and to reform the incentive …

RVO Clarity by June Top Priority for Biofuels Industry Leaders
March 2, 2017 – 10:19 am | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Amid an animated discussion of policy issues, one item gained the support of all five panelists: publication of the Renewable Fuels Standard renewable volume obligations for 2017 and 2018 …

The RFS in 2017: A Brave New World
February 28, 2017 – 6:16 pm | No Comment

by Michael McAdams (Biomass Magazine)  … First, we must finalize the 2017 renewable volume obligation (RVO) rule for the RFS program. Second, we must push for the 2018 mandates to be published before the Nov. 30 …

Biodiesel Leaders Take Jobs, Energy Security Message to D.C.
December 1, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Nearly three dozen biodiesel leaders from Kansas to Rhode Island took to the halls of Congress this week to champion America’s Advanced Biofuel.

“We have a great message to share with our elected …

NBB Urges Congress to Act on Biodiesel Tax Incentive
November 2, 2016 – 10:50 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine) The National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to House and Senate tax committee leaders urging extension of the biodiesel tax incentive before it expires Dec. 31. The letter was sent on behalf …

What’s Up with RINs Prices?
October 7, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin (Farm Doc Daily/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)  RINs prices have been making headlines in recent months, with prices at times crossing the psychologically important $1 per gallon mark. Echoing earlier complaints (farmdoc …

Biodiesel Tax Credit Positioning Intensifies as Expiration Nears
September 29, 2016 – 1:49 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  … The U.S. biodiesel industry, through its trade association the National Biodiesel Board, joined a broad coalition of 50-plus industry groups calling for action on tax extenders this year by sending …

Rep Black Intros Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Bill
September 22, 2016 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Another federal bill has been introduced to extend the biodiesel tax credit. Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) has introduced the “Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Incentive Extension Act of 2016” (H.R. 5994). The …

NATSO Applauds Biodiesel Blenders’ Tax Credit Legislation
September 20, 2016 – 11:34 am | No Comment

(NATSO/PR Newswire)  NATSO, the national association representing America’s travel plazas and truckstops, today applauded Rep. Diane Black (R-Tenn.) for introducing the “Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Incentive Extension Act of 2016,” (H.R. 5994) that would extend …

Letter to Editor: Good Policy
August 15, 2016 – 3:00 pm | No Comment

by Mike Chisam (The Hays Daily News)  A recent article in the Hays Daily News, titled “Subsidized madness,” makes erroneous claims about the Renewable Fuel Standard and ethanol. The article attacks the RFS by using the …

US Senate Introduces Bill to Extend Biodiesel Tax Credit, Moves towards Producers’ Credit
July 21, 2016 – 3:59 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  The US Senate has introduced a bill to extend the $1/gallon biodiesel tax credit through 2019 and to transform it from a blenders’ credit to a domestic production credit.

The bill mirrors a House …

Bind It or Blend It: Accelerating the Renewable Jet Fuel Market
July 21, 2016 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  We would like you to consider the proposition that alcohol-to-jet fuels, known as ATJ to the 3-letter acronym enthusiasts, deserve two RINs. and two credits under the California Low Carbon Fuel …

Bill Intro’d in Senate to Reform, Extend Tax Credit through 2019
July 15, 2016 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  A bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate to extend the $1-per-gallon biodiesel tax credit through 2019 and restructure the incentive from a blenders credit to a domestic production credit. …

Study Finds Biodiesel Industry Supports Nearly 48,000 Jobs
June 28, 2016 – 11:38 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Nearly 100 biodiesel industry leaders are converging on Capitol Hill Tuesday to call for strong clean-fuels policy as a new study found that the industry is supporting nearly 48,000 jobs nationwide.

The study, …

Guest Opinion: Misinformation Hurts Ethanol’s Place at Pump
June 6, 2016 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Mike Lefever (Post Independent/Citizen Telegram)  … In the end, though, I hope your take away is the same as mine; there’s a place at the pump for ethanol, petroleum and other fuels. We just don’t want …

IRFA: Iowa Achieves Record E85, Midlevel Blend Sales in 2015
April 18, 2016 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association) An analysis of a recent Iowa Department of Revenue report shows the average biodiesel blend purchased in Iowa reached 11.0 percent in 2015, an increase from the 9.4 percent average blend in …

Advanced Biofuels Association Heads Unusual Team against Biodiesel Producers Tax Credit
April 15, 2016 – 11:39 am | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Advanced Biofuel Association has teamed with an unexpected group of lobbying partners in favor of keeping the biodiesel tax credit as a blenders credit. Partners include the National …

Importing to Meet California Demand
April 6, 2016 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The U.S. imported a record volume of biomass-based diesel in 2015.  …  This increase in imports is particularly interesting because 2015 was a year with no forward-looking $1-per-gallon blender’s tax …

Back On Solid Ground
January 27, 2016 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  After an extended period of policy uncertainty, the final renewable fuel standard (RFS) rule and a two-year retroactive reinstatement of the $1-per-gallon blenders tax credit are expected to bring stability …

Biodiesel Production Rises in 2015 as Consumers Seek Cleaner Fuels
January 26, 2016 – 6:31 pm | No Comment

(High Plains/Midwest Ag Journal)  U.S. consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2015, reducing America’s carbon emissions by at least 18.2 million metric tons, according to new EPA data released …

Fortune Smiles on Industry, Better Late Than Never
January 26, 2016 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  … Second, we have both retroactive and forward-facing tax credits. For the first time in years, Congress injected some certainty into the market by extending expired tax provision for …

Biodiesel Production Rises in 2015 as Consumers Seek Cleaner Fuels
January 25, 2016 – 10:25 am | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)   US consumers used a record of nearly 2.1 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2015, reducing America’s carbon emissions by at least 18.2 million metric tons, according to new EPA data released …

Bill Aims for Long-Term Extension of Renewable Energy Tax Credits
January 11, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In mid-December, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is seeking the democratic presidential nomination, introduced legislation that aims to enact long-term extensions of several clean energy tax credits that benefit …

Navy to Launch Great Green Fleet with 77 Million Gallon Buy of Cost-Competitive, Non-Food Advanced Biofuels Blends
January 8, 2016 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  They’re here. $2.05 per gallon, at-scale, domestically produced advanced renewable fuels — utilizing non-food feedstocks and based on next-generation technology.  The Navy’s 7-year quest to diversify its fuel supply without …

Obama Signs Spending Bill, Tax Extenders Legislation
December 30, 2015 – 7:32 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biodiesel Magazine)  On Dec. 18, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill and accompanying legislative package of tax extenders into law. The legislation includes two-year extensions of several tax credits that …

The 2016 US Outlook for Ethanol and Biodiesel
December 3, 2015 – 10:40 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “In the old days, ethanol was a political commodity,” Informa Economics Senior VP Scott Richman told the crowd assembled at the Canadian Bioeconomy Conference in Vancouver this week, organized by the …

2015: A Missed Opportunity for Biofuels
November 30, 2015 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  To say that 2015 was an overall disappointment for the biofuels industry would be an understatement. With the price of oil hovering from the high $30s to the …

ABFA Speaks Out on Proposed Changes to Biodiesel Tax Credit
November 23, 2015 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  Today the Advanced Biofuels Association sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee leadership that expressed concern about changes to the biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders tax credit. The full letter is available below and …

Biodiesel Leaders Press Congress on Reformed Tax Credit
November 17, 2015 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(National Biodiesel Board)  Critical Incentive Has Remained Expired All Year  —  Nearly 100 biodiesel leaders from across the country will press lawmakers on Capitol Hill Tuesday to reinstate the biodiesel tax incentive as a domestic …

NBB to Congress: Stop Subsidizing Foreign Biodiesel Production
November 4, 2015 – 5:13 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  As the battle over the biodiesel tax credit structure heats up, the National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Ranking Member …

Support, Opposition Grow Over Proposed Changes to Biodiesel Tax Credit
October 23, 2015 – 6:36 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On October 21, the Advanced Biofuels Association, along with the Petroleum Marketers Association and other retail fuel groups, expressed opposition to changing the biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders’ tax credit. …

Advanced Biofuels Producers Oppose Grassley Tax Credit Change: Amendment Could Hurt Consumers
October 23, 2015 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

(Advanced Biofuels Association)  During the Senate Finance Committee’s July markup, Senator Charles Grassley offered an amendment, co-sponsored by Senator Maria Cantwell, which would extend the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit for two years. However, …

Neste Oil Braces for Continued Uncertainty in US Biofuels Market
April 29, 2014 – 5:56 pm | No Comment

by Patrick McLoughlin (Platts)  Renewable fuels in the US will continue to be dogged by uncertainties while awaiting decisions from the environmental authorities on some key issues, Neste Oil said Friday.

The Finnish refiner, which specializes in …

GRAY: Critics Driving Spurious Campaign against Ethanol
August 28, 2013 – 12:45 pm | No Comment

by C. Boyden Gray  (The Washington Times)  ANALYSIS/OPINION:  A media campaign is underway to malign a cleaner, cheaper challenger to gasoline’s virtual monopoly on transportation fuel. If it succeeds, this campaign will deprive American drivers of …

Ethanol Blending Margins, RFS2 Compliance, and the Price of Gasoline
April 5, 2013 – 5:54 pm | No Comment

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good  (FarmDocDaily)  …We concluded that the buying and selling of RINs within that supply chain results in something close to a zero-sum game in terms of profitability for the industry. The …

I Have a Ream: Biofuels Digest’s 60-Second Guide to this Week’s DC Overload
March 22, 2013 – 9:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week in Washington, it has been one for the record books, emailwise and biofuelswise. Reams and reams of emails attest to the seriousness of the stakes — as NGOs, …

Update: Valero Says Ethanoll Blending Costs to Double or Triple this Year
March 21, 2013 – 4:24 pm | No Comment

by Alison Sider (Dow Jones Newswire/Lloyds)  Valero Energy Corp. (VLO) said it will have to spend two or even three times as much as it did last year to comply with the federal ethanol blending …

Hot Sauce! 5 Lessons Louisiana Can Teach Us about Advanced Bayoufuels
March 7, 2013 – 10:35 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Louisiana — hot as cayenne pepper in biofuels capacity development, but some cautionary tales there in the sauce.

When it comes to the first generation of ethanol and biodiesel-based biofuels, Louisiana …

By the Numbers: Trends and Patterns in the Ethanol Industry
March 14, 2012 – 10:03 am | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …The arrival of the blend wall and expected increase in E85 prices due to the lapse of VEETC are two factors that have complicated the future outlook of ethanol …

Get Ready To Pay More For Gas
January 17, 2012 – 10:57 am | No Comment

(TheIndyChannel.com)  Analysts Predict Higher Prices Ahead

…AAA said Monday that both gasoline and crude oil prices are at historic highs for this time of year.

The national average for regular gas climbed four cents a gallon last …

Oil Prices to Reach All-Time High
January 12, 2012 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

(Farm Futures)  Even without VEETC ethanol is still making gasoline cheaper

In its monthly short-term outlook, the Energy Department expects U.S. benchmark crude oil prices to average over $100 a barrel in 2012 and touch an …

Editorial: Uncle Sam and Ethanol — Small Steps toward a Genuine Market
January 12, 2012 – 3:33 pm | No Comment

(Chicago Tribune)  …Congress and the federal agencies responsible for managing the biofuel industry need to stop trying to artificially create a market for a high-tech product that may never exist on a commercial scale.

…At current …

Ethanol Remains a Bargain
January 12, 2012 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  …In recent weeks, many headlines have trumpeted the argument that gas prices will be higher as a result of expiration of the VEETC. As is often the case, a …

After Three Decades, Tax Credit for Ethanol Expires
January 9, 2012 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Robert Pear (New York Times)  …“We are in a fairly prosperous period for agriculture,” said Dean C. Taylor, a former president of the Iowa Corn Growers Association. “Agriculture has not been as much of a …

Ethanol Makers Shrug off Expiration of Key Tax Credit
January 9, 2012 – 10:50 am | No Comment

by Chris O’Malley (Indianapolis Business Journal)  …But it looks like motorists, rather than ethanol makers, stand to feel the pain.

The reason is the survival of another federal measure, known as the Renewable Fuels Standard. It …

Forging Ahead: Enterprising Retail Operators Install E85 Pumps Despite Pricing Uncertainties
December 29, 2011 – 5:32 pm | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Retailers are concerned about increasing E85 prices as a result of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit’s expiration, says Todd Garner, CEO of Boca Raton, Fla.-based ethanol marketer and …

Looking at Life Without an Ethanol Subsidy
December 29, 2011 – 3:22 pm | No Comment

(Farm Futures)  Failure to renew the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit will create a new world for the industry.

…What many consumers don’t realize is that the tax credit didn’t go to ethanol plants, it went …

Expiring Ethanol Credit to Add to Gas Price Jump
December 29, 2011 – 3:18 pm | No Comment

(WRAL)  Lack of action by state lawmakers and Congress is expected to raise gas prices in North Carolina by more than 8 cents a gallon, starting Sunday.

Half of the increase comes from the state. North …

U.S. Ethanol Tax Break Ends, Brazil Sees an Opening
December 23, 2011 – 12:55 pm | No Comment

by Charles Abbott and Reese Ewing  (Drovers Cattle Network)  A U.S. ethanol tax credit costing roughly $6 billion a year will expire on Dec. 31, with the U.S. industry declaring itself ready to stand on …

Our View: On VEETC, We Won
December 7, 2011 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Garry Niemeyer   (National Corn Growers Association)  Back in August, the Green Scissors Project identified ways the federal government could shave $380 billion from the federal budget over five years. But their $380 billion in …

Refiners Warn Marketers of Imminent End of Ethanol Tax Break
December 5, 2011 – 6:06 pm | No Comment

(NACS Online)  Refiners are starting to warn marketers to prepare for the end of the 4.5 cts/gal ethanol tax credit, which is set to expire at month’s end, absent last-minute action by Congress.
Chevron notified its …

Ethanol Margins to Fall: Blender Credit Will Expire at Year’s End
November 29, 2011 – 10:17 am | No Comment

by Dan Piller (Des Moines Register)  Ethanol producers will lose about 25 to 30 cents per gallon on operating profits when the tax credit for blenders goes away after Dec. 31.

…(Walt) Wendland, who also is president …

EU Votes in Favor of Hiking Import Taxes for High Ethanol Blends
October 14, 2011 – 10:42 am | No Comment

(Platts)  The EU’s Customs Code Committee approved Wednesday a draft regulation to raise import taxes for high ethanol blends, a source close to the matter told Platts.

The decision could result in increased domestic prices for …

RFA Urges Super Committee to Look at Oil Subsidies
September 28, 2011 – 1:38 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  In a letter to the co-chairs of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, the so-called “super committee” assigned to find ways to cut the deficit, the Renewable Fuels Association today urged …

The Future of Biorefining Policy
September 27, 2011 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biorefining Magazine)  …While some in the industry doubt that a Congress so focused on debt reduction will extend VEETC and the biodiesel tax credit, Greg Jenner, a partner in Stoel Rives LLP’s …

Fixing A Broken Biofuel Incentive Program
September 15, 2011 – 9:43 am | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Forbes)  …My Plan: Award Direct Per Gallon Subsidies for Oil Displacement

Instead of offering grants and loan guarantees for cellulosic ethanol producers — and forcing blenders to pay when they can’t purchase product …

Ethanol Tax Credits to Expire
September 14, 2011 – 11:14 am | No Comment

by Sarah Gustin (KXMB TV Bismark)  …(Jeff Zueger / Blue Flint Ethanol) “We really need blender pump infastructure, we need flex fuel vehicle infastructure, so we can get to those higher level blends so consumers …

Future Ethanol Policy Changes
September 7, 2011 – 8:15 am | No Comment

by Kent Theisse (Corn and Soybean Digest Blogs and Opinions)  … Many people are very excited about producing ethanol from woodchips, switchgrass, algae and other substances; however, most of this type of ethanol production is still …

Seeking the Blending Sweet Spot
August 16, 2011 – 9:21 am | No Comment

by Kris Bevill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For years, in coffee shops and grain elevators across the upper Midwest, independent thinkers have voiced their opinions on the benefits of midlevel ethanol blends. Tales of fueling the …

Woodside Says Ethanol Industry Willing to Give Back Tax Break for Debt Reduction
July 25, 2011 – 10:29 am | No Comment

by Lori Potter  (Kearney Hub)  The ethanol industry is willing to immediately give up $1.3 billion in tax breaks for federal debt reduction.

However, that probably can’t happen unless authorizing legislation is attached to a successful …

Klobuchar, Thune Announce Bipartisan Compromise on Renewable Energy
July 8, 2011 – 6:59 am | No Comment

(Office of Senator Amy Klobuchar)  Agreement would put savings toward deficit reduction, infrastructure

U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), John Thune (R-SD), and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today announced that a bipartisan agreement has been reached that allows …

Study: Ethanol Subsidies Boost Output, Corn Cost
June 29, 2011 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Jacob Barker (The Columbia Daily Tribune)  Policies fueled the boom in industry.

Federal subsidies for ethanol push up ethanol production and the price of corn, according to a report released today (June 27, 2011) from …

Reforming Ethanol in a Responsible Way
June 29, 2011 – 9:33 am | No Comment

by Senator Mike Johanns (York News-Times)  …Ethanol helped keep $34 billion of our money at home last year instead of going to other countries for foreign oil.

…Though these benefits are significant, today’s fiscal realities require …

Santorum Tells Iowa Farmers He Would End Ethanol Subsidies
June 29, 2011 – 9:24 am | No Comment

by William Petroski (Des Moines Register)  …Santorum, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination, said he advocates phasing-out the existing tax incentive for ethanol production, commonly known as the blenders’ credit, by reducing the credit …

Editorial: Cut the Ethanol Subsidy, But Be Fair
June 27, 2011 – 4:46 pm | No Comment

(StarTribune)  Why is one fuel being targeted but another — oil — isn’t? …The best way to pay down the nation’s $14.3 trillion debt?

“Reducing wasteful spending a billion dollars at a time,” Coburn said.

Coburn has …

US Senate Defeats Coburn Amendment: Industry Reaction
June 15, 2011 – 6:27 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, on a cloture vote in the Senate to proceed to an amendment that would end the current ethanol tax incentive immediately, Senator Coburn’s amendment lost 40-59, falling 20 votes …

Senate Vote to Repeal Ethanol Tax Credit Fails, But Some in GOP Break Ranks
June 15, 2011 – 5:55 am | No Comment

by Lori Montgomery (The Washington Post)  A majority of Senate Republicans appeared to break Tuesday with two decades of GOP orthodoxy against higher taxes, voting to advance a plan to abruptly cancel billions of dollars …

Tom Coburn Forces Tuesday Ethanol Vote
June 10, 2011 – 4:28 pm | No Comment

by Darren Goode (Politico)

Sen. Tom Coburn has pulled the trigger and is forcing a long-sought vote on an amendment repealing billions in annual tax incentives for ethanol.

The Senate will vote Tuesday afternoon on Coburn’s motion …

Should Government Keep Financially Supporting Ethanol? (The Debate 5/23-5/27)
May 23, 2011 – 8:41 am | No Comment

(Minnesota Public Radio News)  The Assertion: The state and federal government should continue subsidizing ethanol

Ethanol’s promise as America’s path to energy self-sufficiency once seemed strong. But in recent years, that attraction has been tempered. Even …

Ethanol Groups Welcome Bill Transforming Current Ethanol Tax Policy
May 5, 2011 – 9:40 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuel Association)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Growth Energy, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today praised the legislation offered by a bipartisan group of senators, led …

Grassley-Conrad Bill Boosts Domestic Energy Production
May 4, 2011 – 3:16 pm | No Comment

(Senator Chuck Grassley)  Senators Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Kent Conrad of North Dakota today introduced bipartisan legislation to update ethanol tax policies in an effort to boost domestic energy production and increase America’s energy independence …

Government Hands May Be Tied on Ethanol: USDA Official
February 22, 2011 – 11:05 am | No Comment

by Ayesha Rascoe  (Reuters)  …”The fact is the industry has pretty much been built,” USDA Chief Economist Joe Glauber told reporters on the sidelines of a Commodity Markets Council conference. “This isn’t a question of …

Blender Pumps Fuel Ethanol Growth
February 21, 2011 – 3:36 pm | No Comment

by Candace Krebs  (AgJournal.com)  Since Stratton Equity Co-op installed Colorado’s first “blender pump” offering a range of ethanol based fuels last April, interest has slowly been rising, right on track with national ethanol usage overall.

“We’ve …

The Time to Plan for Ethanol’s Future is Now
January 19, 2011 – 10:59 am | No Comment

by Porter J. Martin and Gregory J. Lynch    (Ethanol Producer Magazine)   …
Can ethanol survive without these supports? I believe the answer is yes, if we take steps to plan now. Why? Because we have …

Ethanol Industry Faces High Corn Prices
January 12, 2011 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (The Progressive Farmer)   …(P)ressure from rising corn prices at the start of 2011 is expected to test ethanol producers’ ability to manage risk. …Rabobank said ethanol would remain profitable with corn …

Farm Bureau Supports Change in Biofuels Policy
January 12, 2011 – 3:56 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The American Farm Bureau Federation is supporting a new direction in biofuels policy away from the blenders tax credit and toward increasing infrastructure.

“The whole discussion has been evolving within the industry and within …

A Better Ethanol Policy
August 17, 2010 – 4:31 pm | No Comment

by Robert Rapier (Consumer Energy Report/R Squared Energy Blog)  …Reader Paul Nash came up with a specific plan…

Specific Recommendations

Scrap the VEETC (since there is a mandate already and it expires at the end of 2010).
Maintain …

New York Times Misses the Mark on America’s Fuel
July 30, 2010 – 11:42 am | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  The New York Times’ July 29th Editorial “Energy Subsidies – Good and Bad,” mischaracterizes Growth Energy’s proposal to open the American transportation fuels market and fails to acknowledge the technological advancements that have made …

It’s a Critical Time for Ethanol
July 30, 2010 – 8:28 am | No Comment

by Joe Ruff (Omaha World Herald)  It’s time for the federal government to move beyond offering tax credits to companies that combine ethanol with gasoline, said the CEO of the fourth-largest ethanol producer in the country.

Instead, …

Fueling Freedom Plan Will Redirect Government Support to Create Open Fuels Market
July 19, 2010 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(Growth Energy)  Growth Energy, a coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, today called for the redirection and eventual phasing out of government support for ethanol in return for a level playing field – infrastructure investments that will …

Get off the Dope: Supporting Biofuels Prices without Taxes or Subsidies – a Biofuels Digest Special Report
June 9, 2010 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels Digest) …  (A)n overview by Digest special correspondent Tim Sklar, “Supporting Biofuels Prices without Taxes or Subsidies,” which examines the potential of subsidy-free programs to achieve the same price normalization goals as biofuels subsidies which …

Ethanol Industry Approaches the Blending Wall – Cellulosic Ethanol Investments Severely Threatened
May 14, 2010 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

Dr. Robert Wisner (AgMRC)   A fuel ethanol blending wall has been anticipated for the last three years.  When reached, it would halt growth of the ethanol industry or initially would cause demand growth to fall …

Ethanol Fumes
April 9, 2010 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Patrick Westhoff  (Washington Times letter to editor)  The editorial “Stop ‘Big Corn’ ” (Opinion, Monday) did not accurately describe the analysis of ethanol policy conducted by our institute.

The editorial says we at the University …

Government Earns 400% ROI on Ethanol Blender’s Credit
February 25, 2010 – 9:13 am | No Comment

by Mark (Corn Commentary)  …The next issue can already be seen on the horizon and it can be seen clearly because it is not a “new” criticism. It is called the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax …