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Putting the Ethanol into EMV
February 9, 2017 – 10:55 am | No Comment

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Associatio/SIGMA’s Independent Gasoline Marketing)  Many retailers face infrastructure costs that are simply out of reach. Financing is not as easy as it used to be, and upcoming challenges like EMV …

More Lancaster County Gas Stations Are Selling ‘Cleaner’ Fuel; Here’s What You Need to Know at the Pump
February 7, 2017 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

by Chad Umble (LancasterOnline)  … Two gasoline-ethanol blends, Unleaded15 and E85, are now available at four of the 13 county locations of convenience store chain Sheetz. … Altoona-based Sheetz says it wants to give customers more options …

Syngenta Announces $340,000 Donation to Prime the Pump Fund
February 3, 2017 – 12:00 pm | No Comment

(Syngenta)  Prime the Pump dedicated to making higher ethanol blends available at retail outlets; E15 approved for more than 87 percent of all vehicles on the road; Increased availability for E15 at retail seen as key to …

Tough Path to Reach US Ethanol Max in 2017
December 20, 2016 – 6:42 pm | No Comment

(Argus Media)  US ethanol producers may never hit the 15bn USG target federal regulators included in biofuel blending mandates next year as they run into infrastructure, demand and regulatory hurdles.

Stores can only sell higher-ethanol blends …

What’s in a Name?
November 21, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  … Two-thirds of consumers say price is the most important factor when they buy gas, and 25 percent buy based on location or ease of getting in …

Letter: A Choice at the Pump
November 9, 2016 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Mary Canelas (Concord Monitor)  … I was surprised to read a recent “My Turn” (Monitor Forum, Nov. 3) that argued against giving drivers access to a 21st-century fueling option that is perfect for many of the …

National USDA Official Highlights Biofuels Investments in Colorado
November 7, 2016 – 6:12 pm | No Comment

by Russ Baldwin (The Prowers Journal)  U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Val Dolcini on Monday highlighted the USDA’s recent biofuel-infrastructure investments in Colorado during a stop in Greeley.

Joined by Colorado …

Garnett Fuel Retailer to Celebrate New Ethanol Fuel Choices at Event Thursday
November 7, 2016 – 12:52 pm | No Comment

by KS Corn (Rural Radio Network)  Sandra’s Quick Stop will celebrate new fuel choices for drivers from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m Thursday, Nov. 10 in Garnett. The Quick Stop, located at the junction of …

Sheetz And The U.S. Department Of Agriculture Bring Cleaner Burning Fuel To Virginia
November 6, 2016 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

(Sheetz/PR Newswire)  Through the Biofuel Infrastructure Partnership, Sheetz completes its 10th E85/E15 refueling station in Virginia  —   Sheetz, one of America’s fastest-growing family-owned and operated convenience retailers, celebrated the impact of the USDA (U.S. Department …

Can You Make Money on Renewable Fuels?
October 21, 2016 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

by Don Longo (Convenience Store News/Progressive Grocer)  Experts urge retailers to take advantage of grants, credits and tax breaks.  —  Three experts on the renewable fuels market pointed out that there are literally hundreds of …

For the Welfare of His People
October 18, 2016 – 4:51 pm | No Comment

(Bangkok Post)  Benefits to the nation bestowed by His Majesty’s Sufficiency Economy Philosophy  —  … Throughout his 70 years on the throne, King Bhumibol Adulyadej initiated more than 4,500 royal development projects, all of which were …

Value of E30 Proven in Real Time
October 14, 2016 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

by Jim Seurer (Glacial Lakes Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Our good friend and colleague Dave VanderGriend wrote in this column in April that a little place called Watertown, South Dakota, could be the beginning of a revolution …

Industry Concerns over Impending Queensland Biofuel Mandate
October 14, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Darren House (Convenience and Impulse Retailing)  Petrol retailers will be encouraged to seek compensation to recover costs if the Queensland Government’s biofuel mandate fails as many industry operators have predicted.  The mandate, which comes …

Power Mart Flexes Its Brand
October 6, 2016 – 5:39 pm | No Comment

by David Bennett (Convenience Store Decisions)  A unique retail service provider is expanding its vision for the future. —  …  “It’s basically just like a co-op,” (Sam) Odeh (founder and CEO of Power Buying Dealers …

EPA Proposes Major Updates to RFS Regulations
October 4, 2016 – 1:02 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  … Within the proposed rule, the EPA explains that the RFS registration, reporting, recordkeeping and product transfer document (PTD) requirements were designed with the general expectation that renewable biomass would be …

Iowa Awards More Fueling Future Funds
October 1, 2016 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  Iowa has released the availability of nearly $350,000 in funds under the “Fueling Our Future 100” initiative as announced by Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey. Retailers who are interested can apply …

Capitol Digest: Ethanol Incentives Announced
September 29, 2016 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by Tom Thoma (Globe Gazette)  Ethanol Incentives: Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey said Wednesday about $350,000 in uncommitted funds are now available to interested retailers in Iowa seeking cost-share funding to help buy and …

New Hy-Vee Gas Station Will Use Ethanol from Big River Resources
September 26, 2016 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

by William Smith (The Hawk Eye)  The new station will use ethanol from Big River Resources blended on site.  READ MORE

High-Octane Hopes: Biofuels Want Level Playing Field
September 9, 2016 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Todd Neeley (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  With all of the political fights about the role ethanol and other biofuels have in the transportation sector, there is common ground for the ethanol, oil and automobile industries …

There Is an E15 Consumer Disconnect
August 17, 2016 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by Susanna Retka-Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sheetz, Thortons executives give careful thought to strategically offering the new fuel. —  Almost weekly, another announcement is made about a retail location offering E15. The rollouts, large and …

Grant to Result in More Ethanol Refueling Stations
August 15, 2016 – 9:41 am | No Comment

by Bruce Hotchkiss (The Delmarva Farmer)  A $5 million grant from the USDA is providing the financial foundation for the installation of 30 ethanol refueling stations across Maryland and Virginia.

As originally conceived, the work — …

Maryland Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP) Funding Opportunity Enrollment Open
August 11, 2016 – 4:27 pm | No Comment

(Maryland Energy Administration)  The Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Program (AFIP) is intended to aid in the development of public access, alternative fuel refilling/charging infrastructure in the state of Maryland. As such, MEA anticipates issuing one or …

Key Considerations for E85 and Other Ethanol Blend Infrastructure
July 21, 2016 – 6:38 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy) What are the key considerations when installing ethanol equipment at a fueling station?  For those new to ethanol fueling, installing the necessary infrastructure may be unchartered territory. From fuel specifications to dispensing …

Thorntons Gas Stations Introducing New Ethanol Fuel
June 29, 2016 – 11:48 am | No Comment

by Mike Nolan (Chicago Tribune)  … Thorntons has begun equipping some of its Chicago-area stations to dispense E15, which contains 15 percent ethanol, and is converting other local stations to carry the product.

One knock against E85 …

#FEW16 Panel Focuses on Unlocking Marketplace Access
June 24, 2016 – 3:51 pm | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com)  A conversation took place during the FEW Ethanol Workshop this week that focused on how to get greater market access for ethanol blended fuels. The panel, “Exploring Strategies to Unlock Greater …

EPA Is Trying to Get Out of Its Own Way on the RFS
May 23, 2016 – 11:07 am | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …  The practical and legal constraints on the RFS are mostly of EPA’s own making. As EPA admitted in the final 2014-2016 rule, it set the volume obligations …

Branstad Signature Ensures Iowans Have Greater Access to Homegrown Fuel
May 17, 2016 – 3:58 pm | No Comment

(KMALand/Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed into law H.F. 2464, a multifaceted bill that secures funding for the state’s highly successful biodiesel and ethanol blender pump program, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure …

Guest Commentary: New Gas Pumps Fuel NWI Energy Options
May 16, 2016 – 5:33 pm | No Comment

by Michael McIntire (Northwest Indiana Times)  … Family Express, a favorite local company, is installing new fuel pumps across eight counties with help from the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Drivers will …

The E15 Perspective from Those Marketing the Fuel
May 12, 2016 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Maura Keller (Fuel Marketer News)  … The argument among those marketers and retailers that have embraced the fuel is that E15 fuel allows them to market a cleaner-burning, higher-octane fuel that can technically be used by …

Senate Opens Door for Increased Ethanol Use
May 11, 2016 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews) Legislation that supporters say will enhance consumer choices and increase demand for Illinois corn was unanimously approved in the Illinois Senate.

The bill allows the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to …

Iowa Legislature Approves Funding for State Blender Pump Program
May 3, 2016 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association)  Iowa Legislature Votes Overwhelmingly to Extend Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program Another Year  —  The Iowa Legislature voted 94 – 0 in the House of Representatives and 49 – 0 in …

RFA Issues New Equipment Guidance for E15 Retailers
May 3, 2016 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  EPA gave final approval in 2012 to the use of E15 fuel and the fuel blend is now sold in 23 states. With many new retailers preparing to offer E15, the Renewable …

This Earth Day Choose the Cleaner-Burning Fuel, American Ethanol
April 21, 2016 – 9:13 am | No Comment

(Nebraska Corn Board)  As Earth Day nears, environmental stewards around the world will take part in events to raise awareness about challenges facing the environment. But drivers can do their part year round by filling …

Biofuels Retail Advancement in Wisconsin Transportation (BRAWT) Additional Funding Available Now!
April 19, 2016 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  Second Round Funding Now Available–ALL GRANT PROPOSALS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY: FRIDAY, MAY 6, 2016 AT 12:00 PM CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME

Submit completed applications via email to seo@wisconsin.gov. Questions? Submit to seo@wisconsin.gov and answers will be posted …

Senate Hearing on Ethanol Tax Breaks Stirs Small-Engine Debate
April 15, 2016 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Tim Landis (State Journal-Register)  ….  At issue is a proposal to eliminate a 20 percent per-gallon sales tax break on sales of E10 fuels and create a 10 percent break for E15, which currently …

Malawi Ethanol Pricing Policy Still up in the Air a Year Later
April 5, 2016 – 3:57 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malawi, the government still hasn’t approved or put forward a proposal of its own for ethanol pricing that would allow higher blends to be sold at the pump. The …

Vilsack, Goodlatte Debate Biofuels Policy
February 27, 2016 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Federal support for biofuels came up for discussion at this week’s House Agriculture Committee hearing on the state of the rural economy.

Representative Bob Goodlatte of Virginia questioned Agriculture Secretary …

Biofuels Retail Advancement in Wisconsin Transportation (BRAWT) Program
February 26, 2016 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  On October 28, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) had been awarded $3.7 million through the Biofuels Infrastructure …

E25, E40 for the Masses
February 8, 2016 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Widely introducing consumers to ‘super premium’ ethanol blends could offer substantial benefits, but the barriers to making it happen are significant as well.  —  Which needs to come first, …

Indiana Bill Would Extend Misfueling Immunity to Mid-Level Blends
February 8, 2016 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In mid-January, a congressman in the Indiana General Assembly introduced a bill that aims to increase use of ethanol-blended fuels by expanding immunity for the misuse of blended fuel.

The …

Biofuels Retail Advancement in Wisconsin Transportation (BRAWT) Program
February 1, 2016 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

(Wisconsin Clean Cities)  On October 28, 2015, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin, Office of Energy Innovation (OEI) had been awarded $3.7 million through the Biofuels Infrastructure …

Branstad, Reynolds, Northey Announce First Round of Funding Awards for “Fueling Our Future Initiative” $2.49 Million Awarded to Help Install 107 New Blender Pumps around Iowa
January 28, 2016 – 3:24 pm | No Comment

(Iowa Department of Agriculture)  Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey today announced that $2.49 million has been awarded through the “Fueling Our Future 100” initiative to support …

Olden Days, Golden Days, and Golden Gripes
January 28, 2016 – 10:37 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So, how fast did petroleum expand production, in comparison to low-carbon renewable fuels? … One thing is clear, renewable fuels are moving fast, by comparison. From 1866 through 1899 (a year …

The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to NREL’s High-Octane Mid-Level Ethanol Blend Market Assessment
January 26, 2016 – 12:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This past month, NREL published a critical assessment on the viability of High-Octane Mid-Level Ethanol Blends and the impact on US energy options. The complete assessment is here.

NREL writes:

The introduction …

Know Your Target Market
January 25, 2016 – 4:34 pm | No Comment

by  Ron Lamberty (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  There’s plenty of consumer research on motorists’ fuel buying habits, and focus group research done by ACE and other ethanol supporters falls in line with …

Should the Ethanol Industry Promote E30 Fuel Blend?
January 25, 2016 – 12:02 pm | No Comment

by By Mikkel Pates (Grand Forks Herald)  …  Brian West, deputy director of the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Oak Ridge, Tenn., said the issue shouldn’t be difficult with …

Flex Fuel Policy of Government to Curb Pollution Worry Automakers
January 19, 2016 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Sriram Lakshman (The Hindu Business Line)  The move will decrease pollution and encourage a diversion in the sugar industry’s output away from sugar and towards ethanol  —  India can soon expect a policy on flexible-fuel …

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 …

Letter: Building on Ethanol Success Is a Good Way to Reach Renewable Energy Goals
January 4, 2016 – 2:39 pm | No Comment

by Robert Moffitt (American Lung Association in Minnesota/Post Bulletin)  A Dec. 14 letter to the editor described Rochester’s “community responsibility to become energy sustainable.” A key component to achieving this goal is increasing the use of …

Top 10 Bioeconomy and Biofuels Predictions for 2016
January 4, 2016 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we reach the end of 2015? Not the good ship Digest!  Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and peer into tomorrowland.

As the …

Iowa Ethanol Plants Produce Record 4 billion Gallons in 2015
December 30, 2015 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

(Associated Press/SF Gate)  An Iowa ethanol industry trade group says the state’s refineries produced more than 4 billion gallons of the corn-based fuel additive this year, a new record.

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association says Iowa …

RFA to EPA: New Gasoline Volatility Regulations Needed
December 9, 2015 – 1:29 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In a letter submitted Dec. 8 to the U.S. EPA, the Renewable Fuels Association urged the agency to take immediate administrative action to eliminate an arcane regulatory barrier that is …

Malawi Begins Flex-Fuel Adaptor Kit Trials to Boost Ethanol Consumption
December 4, 2015 – 12:07 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Malawi, 24 cars have been fitted with conversion kits to allow any mixture of ethanol and gasoline up to 100% of either as part of a demonstration project in …

Ethanol Pump Grants Encourage Growth to Ethanol Industry
November 6, 2015 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Grebner (Brownfield Ag News)  The president of the Indiana Corn Marketing Council (ICMC) says the announcement of the Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) grants will help promote and grow the state’s ethanol industry.

Denny Maple …

High-Content Ethanol Pumps in Ohio to Get Boost from $3.4 Million Grant
November 3, 2015 – 8:15 pm | No Comment

(Columbus Dispatch)  Ohio received a $3.4 million grant to install more than 100 pumps for ethanol-blended fuels.

The grant was through the Ohio Department of Agriculture and the Ohio Corn Marketing Program and will double the …

Money Flowing to Install More Ethanol Blender Pumps in Nebraska
November 3, 2015 – 4:02 pm | No Comment

(Lincoln Journal Star)  Money raised or promised in Nebraska has more than matched $2.85 million in federal funds to establish a public-private partnership to add 80 new blender pumps across the state of Nebraska, allowing …

Wisconsin Expands Biofuel Fueling Stations
November 3, 2015 – 1:23 pm | No Comment

(Spooner Advocate)  The Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced that Wisconsin is the recipient of a $3.7 million U.S. Department of Agriculture grant to significantly expand and support the installation of ethanol blending equipment at …

USDA Spending $3 Million To Add Ethanol Fuel Pumps In Michigan
October 30, 2015 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(Associated Press/CBS Radio)  The U.S. Department of Agriculture says it is spending $3 million to add about 130 additional ethanol fuel pumps in Michigan.  U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan says Thursday the grant will …

Does EPA’s Left Hand Know What Its Right Hand Is Doing on Octane and CO2?
September 8, 2015 – 5:58 pm | No Comment

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun to examine boosting gasoline octane ratings to achieve greater greenhouse gas emission control standards for passenger vehicles after 2025. Higher octane …

Protec Fuel, Patriot Capital Corporation Join Forces To Offer Zero-Percent Financing Program on Ethanol-Ready Fuel Dispensing Equipment
August 28, 2015 – 2:08 pm | No Comment

(Patriot Capital Corporation)  Partnership creates a hassle-free path to obtaining alternative fuel upgrades — Fuel marketers seeking a competitive edge by offering alternative fuel options, can now quickly and affordably add ethanol-enhanced fuels to their dispensing …

U.S. Surpasses ‘Major Milestone’ for Alternative Fueling Stations
August 17, 2015 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Joseph Bebon  (Next Gen Transportation News)  With little fanfare, the U.S. reached the 20,000 mark for the number of alternative fueling stations operating throughout the nation back in May, according to data from the …

Durbin, Kirk Support Federal Investment In Illinois Biofuels Industry
August 10, 2015 – 11:54 am | No Comment

(Office of Senator Dick Durbin)  U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL) wrote to Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today in support of Illinois’ application for additional federal funding to advance …

Nebraska and Iowa Governors Announce American Ethanol Pump Labeling Initiative
August 7, 2015 – 12:49 pm | No Comment

(Nebraska Corn Board) Governors of the nation’s top two ethanol-producing states jointly announced the launch of a statewide pump labeling initiative to promote the American Ethanol brand.

Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Iowa Governor Terry Branstad have …

Prime the Pump Funds Ethanol Infrastructure
July 1, 2015 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The chairman of the Prime the Pump fund says getting more fuel infrastructure in the marketplace is vital to getting higher level ethanol blends to consumers.

“It’s kind of like the chicken …

Carson: Use Oil Subsidies to Build Ethanol Pumps
May 8, 2015 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

by Kathie Obradovich (Des Moines Register)  In his first trip to Iowa as an official presidential candidate, Republican Ben Carson waded into the shark-infested ethanol issue up to his neck and then did a leisurely …

Corn Growers ‘Pump’ for Higher Demand
February 27, 2015 – 8:21 pm | No Comment

by Nat Williams (AgriNews)  The National Corn Growers Association is going into the gas pump business.  The commodity group is working with service station chains and even manufacturers of pumps in order to expand sales of …

Let the Facts be the Facts
November 19, 2014 – 1:52 pm | No Comment

by Kristy Moore (Renewable Fuels Association)  It is never acceptable to sensationalize the facts to the point where they are no longer facts. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) learned this lesson when …

Ethanol Advocate Wants to Keep His Issue on the Front Burner
November 3, 2014 – 2:23 pm | No Comment

by David Fondler (Pioneer Press/TwinCities.com)  To Randall Doyal, ethanol seems like a no-brainer: a renewable, domestically produced automotive fuel that reduces the need for imported oil; that burns clean, reducing harmful greenhouse gases and pollution; that …

“Pump”: An In-Depth Look at the Effects of Big Oil’s Monopoly—and How America Can Break It
October 10, 2014 – 3:43 pm | No Comment

by Robert White (Renewable Fuels Association) … “Pump” explores the history of the American fueling infrastructure, how it has led to today’s oil-dominated market, and what we can do to break petroleum’s stranglehold.

Americans have long …

Illinois Corn Marketing Board Partners with Gilbarco Veeder-Root to Bring Ethanol to Retailers
September 17, 2014 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

(MarketWired)  Illinois Corn Marketing Board Will Provide Incentives for Retailers to Adopt Ethanol

The Illinois Corn Marketing Board (ICMB) and the American Lung Association (ALA) recently chose Gilbarco Veeder-Root as their partner to help drive the …

Big Oil to Ethanol: Build Your Own Dang Distribution, If You Think E85 Has Blend-Wall Busting Potential
February 20, 2014 – 11:31 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reform, repeal or compete: the options laid out for ethanol by Big Oil by Marathon’s Product Supply & Optimization Director in a frank keynote at the National Ethanol Conference.   The …

Loebsack Introduces Legislation to Utilize and Expand Renewable Fuel Infrastructure
February 13, 2014 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

(Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa) )  Congressman Dave Loebsack announced today that he introduced legislation that would establish a grant program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to invest in renewable and alternative fuel infrastructure. The …

The Energy YoYo: When Will Renewables Replace Oil & Gas?
February 6, 2014 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Peter Brown (Biodiesel Magazine/International Procurement Tools Inc.)  We may already be over the tipping point where greenhouse gases (GHG) have so altered the delicate balance in nature that climate changes are irreversible. Two worlds …

Give the Earth the Gift of a Bio-Based New Year’s Resolution
December 24, 2013 – 10:00 am | One Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA) As the old year bows out, we greet the new year with wishes for happiness, good health and renewal.

It’s a time for resolutions to make us better people; to …

Obama Messes with the RFS
November 18, 2013 – 10:47 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the EPA released its 2014 proposed standards and volumes for renewable fuels. The volumes, as widely expected, include substantial reductions from the statutory standards in the original Energy Independence & …

Ethanol Here to Stay, MFA Marketing Head Says
October 22, 2013 – 1:34 pm | No Comment

by Randy Kirby (Sedalia News Journal)  Tom May, head of marketing for MFA’s fuel program, delivered a speech to the Sedalia Rotary Club on Monday at Best Western State Fair Motor Inn, 32nd and Limit, …

Biofuels, Biomass Projects among Latest Round of REAP Funding
October 2, 2013 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Holly Jessen (Biodiesel Magazine)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced funding for projects in 22 states to help reduce energy consumption and cost, as well as for increasing the use of renewable technologies, including …

Ethanol Now Being Mixed into Some Premium Blends of Gasoline
October 2, 2013 – 3:47 pm | No Comment

by Matt Kelley (Radio Iowa)  … Due to a national change in how gasolines are being refined, some premium blends will now contain corn-based ethanol.

Monte Shaw, executive director of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association, says it’s …

Sen. Harkin Introduces Bill Encouraging Ethanol Pumps
October 2, 2013 – 3:14 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, introduced a bill Monday that would create a grant program for ethanol-pump installations, establish a loan-guarantee program for renewable-fuel pipelines and require new Department of Energy regulations to …

More Than a Vacation: Visiting an Ethanol Biorefinery in Brazil
October 2, 2013 – 11:01 am | No Comment

by Amanda Ferreira (Advanced Biofuels USA)  This past summer I had the opportunity to go to Brazil to visit some of my family whom I hadn’t seen for more than five years.  A lot had …