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Former Army Captain: Ethanol Industry a ‘Natural Fit’ for Veterans
November 13, 2017 – 11:11 am | No Comment

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  … What most Americans may not know, however, is that thousands of veterans have continued to make our nation stronger and more secure by choosing careers in the ethanol industry …

The Royal Seeds of a Biofuel Revolution
October 28, 2017 – 12:27 pm | No Comment

by Yuthana Praiwan (Bangkok Post)  The late King laid the groundwork for Thailand’s path toward energy independence.  —  … Although biofuel took longer to develop because it required more deliberate scientific research and experimentation compared with other agriculture …

Letter from Washington: The Grand Alliance Flashes V for Victory in Renewable Fuels Fight
October 25, 2017 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s been a very busy week in Washington DC, the high point being a letter to seven senators sent late Thursday by EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, who took significant (and as …

A Vote for Bill Wehrum Is a Vote against the RFS
October 18, 2017 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

by Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) (The Hill)  There is a reason that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), our nation’s policy governing the production and sale of biofuels, has broad bipartisan support in Congress. This policy is …

New Study Shows Renewable Fuel Standard Helps—Not ‘Harms’—the US Economy
August 18, 2017 – 11:25 am | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill)  Buried deep within the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent proposal for 2018 renewable fuel standard (RFS) blending requirements is a curious request for public comments on whether the proposed biofuel …

Cost of Elon Musk’s Dream Much Higher Than He and Others Imagine
June 9, 2017 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Brian Rogers (America Rising Squared/Real Clear Energy)   …  It’s what Greenpeace International co-founder Rex Weyler calls “The Tesla dream,” the false idea that Mr. Musk’s electric vehicles (EVs) are a true game-changing “clean …

Biofuels Work for Oregon
June 7, 2017 – 3:05 pm | No Comment

by Jim Talent (Capital Ag Press/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  Unfortunately, even as fracking reached new heights, America’s total domestic crude oil production declined in 2016. According to new data from the U.S. Energy …

RFS Has Been ‘Tremendous Success’ Since Adoption, According to RFA Analysis
June 7, 2017 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  More than a decade after the original renewable fuel standard (RFS) was signed into law, tremendous progress has been made toward its goals of energy security, clean air and …

The Energy 202: Trump Administration Has New Energy Buzzword
May 26, 2017 – 10:16 am | No Comment

by Dino Grandoni (The Washington Post)  In the Trump administration, “energy dominance” has replaced “energy independence” as the go-to phrase for describing the federal government’s broad energy goals — in President Trump’s case, to promote as …

Cultivating Homegrown Energy Solutions
May 24, 2017 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

by Rick Santorum (Washington Times/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation) …  With all the publicity around fracking, it’s easy to assume that America’s own domestic oil production is more than enough to fuel a growing …

Fighting Misinformation One Fact at a Time
March 30, 2017 – 2:52 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  RFA’s president and CEO highlights key facts from the organization’s annual industry outlook handbook in the View from the Hill column  —  …  The handbook dives into …

Biofuel Crops Expected to Play Crucial Role in Hawaii’s Energy Future
January 25, 2017 – 6:46 pm | No Comment

by Ivy Ashe (Hawaii Tribune Herald) … The latest stop along that path comes from researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa’s College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, who are investigating potential dual …

Duckworth to Perry: American-Made Renewable Energy Reduces Reliance on Foreign Oil, Improves National Security
January 24, 2017 – 7:00 pm | No Comment

(Senator Tammy Duckworth) U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) shared with the nominee to be the Secretary of the Department of Energy (DOE), Governor Rick Perry, how her military service in Iraq taught her about the danger …

Stay the Course
December 23, 2016 – 6:10 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/NewsOK)  Regarding “Flaws in Renewable Fuel Standard aren’t going away” (Our Views, Dec. 16): The Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires that refiners blend an increasing amount of ethanol and other …

Ethanol an Efficient Fuel for the Nation
December 19, 2016 – 8:45 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/The Intelligencer  Wheeling News-Register)  … Food price inflation has averaged just 2.6 percent annually since 2005, compared to the 3.5 percent average from 1980-2004. It is important to note that …

Recapping My Decade of Using and Experimenting With Alternative Fuels +VIDEO
December 19, 2016 – 8:38 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel) … For a guy who grew up primarily in Brooklyn and Queens, farming was as alien to me as the dark side of the moon. Nevertheless, the story was riveting …

Not So Prolific: U.S. Shale Faces A Reality Check
December 13, 2016 – 11:55 am | No Comment

by Nick Cunningham (OilPrice.com)  …  Speaking at the National Oil-equipment Manufacturers and Delegates Society (NOMADS) in Houston a few months ago, IHS Markit’s associate direct for Plays and Basins, Reed Olmstead, poked holes in the notion …

A Stark Reminder from OPEC
December 12, 2016 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Jim Talent (Washington Examiner)  I am old enough to remember the first energy crisis in the early 1970s. That episode was a tremendous shock for two reasons: Gasoline prices spiked, and Americans realized just …

Why Trump Needs to Embrace Obama’s Fuel Rules to Make America Energy Independent
November 30, 2016 – 7:45 pm | No Comment

by Jason Bordoff (Reuters)  Since the Arab Oil Embargo four decades ago, every president has promised to wean the United States off the need for foreign oil. President-elect Trump is no different, promising in his speeches and …

Trump Won. What Does It Mean for Low Carbon Fuels & Vehicles?
November 17, 2016 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Tammy Klein (Biofuels Digest/Future Fuel Strategies)  … With Trump’s outspoken refusal to accept the reality of climate change and promise to reinvigorate the fracking and coal industries, are LCFV initiatives stone dead? What can we expect …

Not Energy Independent, Yet
November 15, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

by Rick Uldricks and Hudson Councilman Casey Weinstein (Twinsburg Patch) In truth, when it comes to energy security, there is good news to be found, but not at the bottom of a well.  —  Fossil fuel boosters …

US Elections: Who Wins, Who Loses – What Trump’s Victory Means for the Bioeconomy
November 9, 2016 – 10:17 am | One Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digests)  In Washington, Donald Trump captured the US Presidency in an upset victory that confounded pollsters and political pundits even as it delighted supporters of his maverick candidacy based on themes …

Don’t Let Foreign Interests Prevent US Biofuels Future
October 21, 2016 – 7:34 pm | No Comment

by Retired Maj. Gen. Paul D. Eaton (The Hill/VoteVets.org)  Ninety-seven percent America’s motor fuel is blended with homegrown ethanol. From an energy security perspective, this is major progress that should be celebrated and encouraged.
Energy is not …

Hillary Clinton Said America Is Energy Independent. It Is Not
October 11, 2016 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  Hillary Clinton said during the second presidential debate on Sunday that the United States has achieved energy independence, but the country still imports millions of barrels a day of oil and petroleum …

Column Full of Downright Lies
October 1, 2016 – 6:45 pm | No Comment

by Art Thomas (POET-Fostoria/The Courier) Last week’s column “corn ethanol is a climate-control scandal” was full of half-truths and downright lies about the ethanol industry. It was authored by a New York think tank funded by …

Indian Oil Inks MoU with Praj Industries for Development of 2G Ethanol
September 14, 2016 – 5:55 pm | No Comment

by Shine Jacob  (Business Standard)  Indian Oil will be setting up three such 2G bio-ethanol plants  — State-run Indian Oil Corporation has signed a pact with Pune-based Praj Industries to enter into a technology partnership for …

Don’t Fall For Ethanol Spin
September 12, 2016 – 5:08 pm | No Comment

by Bill Delahunt (Coastal Angler)  … There is a lot to like about ethanol. It displaces cancer-causing chemicals in gasoline like benzene. It replaced MTBE, which polluted drinking water throughout the 1990s. Just this year, ExxonMobil was required …

SuperBIO Project to Support EU Bioeconomy Innovation
September 3, 2016 – 10:21 am | No Comment

(Bio Base Europe/Biomass Magazine)  SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The € 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. It …

Ernst, Branstad, QCCP Discuss the Future of Renewable Fuels
September 2, 2016 – 3:12 pm | No Comment

(Quad County Corn Processors/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad recently met with staff and board members from Quad County Corn Processors and representatives from Syngenta, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association …

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DSM in the Advanced Bioeconomy
September 2, 2016 – 11:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans, progress and future milestones of strategic stakeholders in the Advanced Bioeconomy.
In this slide deck, we looked at …

Who Needs Biofuels? Cost-Competitive Renewable Fuels are in Demand
August 30, 2016 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan Male  (U.S. Department of Energy)   A large part of the solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in the transportation sector could be uniquely filled by biofuels and bioproducts. The Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies …

New Generation Drives Global Economy
August 25, 2016 – 3:50 pm | No Comment

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Given the instability in the world, there never has been a time in the history of the ethanol industry when it has been more important. Important to our national …

Here’s Why We Need to Keep Pressing Ahead on Renewable Fuels
August 25, 2016 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by  John M. Urbanchuk (PennLive/ABF Economics LLP)  … Thanks to the RFS, nearly every drop of gasoline sold now contains at least ten percent renewable fuel, like ethanol, made right here in the United States.
Last year, …

Biofuels Worse for Climate Change than Gasoline, U-M Study Says
August 25, 2016 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

by Keith Matheny (Detroit Free Press)  The multi-billion-dollar U.S. biofuels industry — promoted and expanded for over a decade by the federal government — may be built on a false assumption, according to a new University …

Iowa Teen Promotes Ethanol at DNC, RNC
August 23, 2016 – 6:08 pm | No Comment

by Kathie Obradovich (Des Moines Register)  It’s hard to beat this as a summer job for a Des Moines teenager: Two weeks at the Republican and Democratic national conventions as part of an Iowa team promoting ethanol.
Otto …

Renewable Fuels Deserve a Place at the Pump
August 23, 2016 – 4:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Talent (The American Spectator)  The case for alternative energy done right.  —  … No other policy has so effectively undermined the international oil cartel that seeks to profit from our dependence on oil.
Today, ethanol …

Japan Industry and Policy News: Practical Use of the Next Generation MicroalgaeDerived Bio-Fuel
August 15, 2016 – 12:50 pm | No Comment

by Manuel Herrador (EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation)  ISUZU MOTORS Co. Ltd. and EUGLENA Co. Ltd. aiming at practical use of the next generation “Midorimushi” microalgae-derived bio-fuel by 2018 with the “DeuSEL” project —  ISUZU …

Our View: Ethanol: Politics May Change, but Realities Don’t
August 12, 2016 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

(Mankato Free Press)  Why It Matters: Ethanol as a clean energy has come under criticism but the pollution caused by fossil fuels remains the reality.  —  … First, environmentalists complained we were paying farmers too much …

EPAct’s 11th Birthday Is Something to Celebrate
August 12, 2016 – 11:49 am | No Comment

by Rachel Gantz (Renewable Fuels Association)  On Monday, Aug. 8, the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) celebrated its 11th anniversary. Not on a first name basis with acronyms? It’s the law that gave us …

Love of Fried Food Could Curb India’s Crude Oil Imports
August 9, 2016 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Saket Sundria, Debjit Chakraborty (Bloomberg)  India says cooking oil can make 2 million tons of biodiesel; Government is trying to curb crude imports as economy grows  —  The nation of 1.3 billion people can make at …

Our View: Ethanol: Politics May Change, but Realities Don’t
August 3, 2016 – 12:22 pm | No Comment

(Mankato Free Press)  Why It Matters: Ethanol as a clean energy has come under criticism but the pollution caused by fossil fuels remains the reality.  —  The politics of green energy have evolved over the …

Recharge Wrap-up: Pikes Peak Tesla Abandoned at Supercharger, Gen. Wesley Clark Champions Ethanol
August 1, 2016 – 10:01 pm | No Comment

by John Beltz Snyder (AutoBlog) …  General Wesley Clark argued in support of ethanol at the Democratic National Convention. While some gas stations advertise the fact that their product contains no ethanol, General Clark – a …

Angling for Ethanol
July 25, 2016 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Brian Sowers (Crappie Masters TV/ODU Magazine)  … The truth is that ethanol blends are ideal for watercraft, and companies like Kawasaki, Mercury Marine, OMC, Pleasurecraft, Tigershark, Tracker, Honda, and Yamaha all approve the use of …

How Biofuels Can Help Break Up Big Oil’s Marketshare Monopoly
July 6, 2016 – 12:57 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Morning Consult)  … In 2015, 14.8 billion gallons of ethanol was produced, supporting 85,967 direct jobs, while net petroleum import dependence fell to just 25 percent, and would have been 32 percent without …

Strike a Blow for Energy Independence this Fourth of July
July 5, 2016 – 5:12 pm | No Comment

by Anthony Bush (Ohio’s Country Journal)  … (Imported) Flags and fireworks may not threaten our independence, but America’s reliance on foreign oil certainly does. Fortunately, there is a homegrown alternative, if we have the will to …

Renewable Biofuels Are Vital to an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy
July 1, 2016 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

by William Feehery (The Hill/DuPont Industrial Biosciences)   … One of the most vital and immediate tools at our disposal in the campaign for energy independence is renewable fuel. It is the only technology that can …

Dozens of Senators Push EPA for Higher Ethanol Mandate
June 27, 2016 – 1:25 pm | No Comment

by Devin Henry (The Hill)  A bipartisan group of senators on Friday chided federal regulators for pulling back on the federal ethanol mandate.
In a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy, the 39 …

Secretary of the Navy Visits USS Mason for Biofuel RAS
June 20, 2016 – 12:16 pm | No Comment

by Janweb B. Lagazo (US Navy, USS Mason)  Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus, along with Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy Joseph M. Bryan and Chief of the Italian Navy Adm. Guiseppe …

Has Shifting to Renewable Energy Become ‘Irreversible’?
June 10, 2016 – 5:42 pm | No Comment

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  … At the heart of the battle is whether it makes sense to transition from fossil fuels to renewables like biofuels, wind, and solar energy. At issue is the choice between steering …

Consider the Fully Burdened Price of Fuel over Memorial Day Holiday
May 28, 2016 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As we watch transportation fuel prices rise as we celebrate the beginning of Northern Hemisphere summer and, in the US, as we memorialize those who have died in service …

My Voice: The Positive Reach of Ethanol Impacts Many
May 19, 2016 – 3:31 pm | No Comment

by Keith Alverson  (Argus Leader)  As a sixth-generation corn farmer in South Dakota, and one who is deeply involved in sustainability programs in U.S. agriculture, I have learned first-hand how biofuels such as ethanol are good …

Energy Department Announces Funding for Design and Construction of Manufacturing of Biofuels, Bioproducts and Biopower
May 9, 2016 – 4:19 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Recognizing the importance of biofuels to energy and climate security, the Energy Department today announced up to $90 million in project funding focused on designing, constructing and operating integrated biorefinery facilities. …

Roiling the markets: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Oil Price Volatility and Prospects
May 4, 2016 – 12:31 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With oil prices continued to roil markets, this deck on the oil price environment for 2016, presented by Raymond James senior vice-president Pavel Molchanov at the 2016 ABLC meeting, is …

Meet The New ‘Tool’ In Big Oil’s Efforts To Scuttle Ethanol +VIDEO: An Open Letter to George “David” Banks
March 22, 2016 – 6:37 pm | No Comment

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  I just finished reading your article “Renewable Fuel Standard Continues To Devastate,” published in February on the High Plains Leader & Times website. …  In fact, your article looks …

Biodiesel from Sugarcane More Economical than Soybean
March 19, 2016 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Lauren Quinn (University of Illinois)  Today most U.S. biodiesel is produced from soybean. But despite its value as a protein source, soybean only provides the equivalent of about one barrel of oil per acre. …

OUR VIEW: Ethanol Supports May Have Outlived Usefulness
February 29, 2016 – 10:41 am | No Comment

by Tom Dennis (Grand Forks Herald)  …  What happened is that crude oil production soared in North Dakota and elsewhere around the United States. More domestic oil production means less need to import foreign oil—and …

Zeitgeist at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference
February 25, 2016 – 3:42 pm | No Comment

 
by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  You might think that annual conferences feel the same year after year. Not true.  One of the reasons to attend conferences is to get an update on the dynamic …

To Have and Have Not: Energy Security vs Energy Independence in a World Awash in Cheap Oil
February 24, 2016 – 11:44 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The following slides and comments are excerpted and expanded from remarks by Digest editor & publisher Jim Lane at the Energy Security Breakfast at ABLC 2016, held last week in …

Renewable Fuel Standard Just Makes Sense
January 12, 2016 – 11:56 am | No Comment

by Erin Torkelson (Des Moines Register, Letter to the Editor)  Question: What bipartisan, commonsense law enacted in 2005 under President George W. Bush is directly responsible for creating more than 73,000 Iowa jobs, providing more than …

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 …

Keeping America Fueled by South Dakota
December 8, 2015 – 5:02 pm | No Comment

by Rep. Krisit Noem (Argus Leader)  …  Today, about one-third of the petroleum used in the United States is imported from foreign countries, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Most of this petroleum is refined …

Military Takes Clean Energy Seriously, and It’s Not Alone
December 8, 2015 – 1:06 pm | No Comment

by Justin Ford (Las Vegas Sun)  … The U.S. military has long since decided climate change is a “threat multiplier.” Increasing global temperatures mean more dangerous situations around the world — stressing already-fragile states with resource …

RFS Rule Undercuts U.S. Commitment to Reducing GHGs
December 3, 2015 – 11:43 am | No Comment

(25 x ’25)  It was with some ironic bemusement that biofuel advocates read the headlines from the mainstream media that said the Obama administration “raised’ the biofuel blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) …

Novozymes Slams EU’s State of the Energy Union for Shortsightedness
November 19, 2015 – 1:31 pm | No Comment

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, the European Commission released its 1st State of the Energy Union, presented by Vice-President Šefčovič. Thomas Nagy, Executive Vice-President of Novozymes, does not agree the policy went far …

What Facts Are Really Facts?
November 17, 2015 – 2:35 pm | No Comment

by Matt Reese (Ohio’s Country Journal)  …  The heated debate over the RFS really ramped up in recent weeks with dueling ad campaigns in Ohio and Washington, D.C. highlighting very different sets of facts pertaining …

The Truth about Ethanol
November 16, 2015 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

by John Sedbrook (The Hill)  The American Enterprise Institute’s Mark Perry wrote in these pages, in no uncertain terms, that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and fuel ethanol is a “failure.” While one may wonder what …

Ethanol: The Common Sense Approach
November 16, 2015 – 1:28 pm | No Comment

by Patty Mann (Sidney Daily News)  To the Editor:  Each day we are flooded with advertisements and messages. It’s easy to not know who to trust or what information to believe. But sometimes we need to …

Boston-Area TV Ad Campaign Urges Federal Action on Corn Ethanol Mandate
November 9, 2015 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

by Shannon Young (MassLive)  A Washington D.C.-based group launched a television ad campaign in Boston this week that takes aim at the federal corn ethanol mandates and calls on congressional lawmakers to end them.
The 30-second …

Strong RFS Support Offers Low-Risk Opportunity for Democrats to Connect with Voters They Need to Retake Majority
November 9, 2015 – 5:18 pm | No Comment

by Ryan Fitzpatrick (Third Way)  Although relatively obscure by Washington standards, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) carries a unique level of importance and visibility in many rural states. The fact that the RFS invariably becomes …

House Science Committee Hearing Exposes Fundamental Flaws in RFS Opponents Attacks
November 4, 2015 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (November 3, 2015), the House Science, Space and Technology committee held a joint hearing of the subcommittees on Environment and Oversight titled “Renewable Fuel Standard: A Ten Year Review of Costs …

President Obama Is Turning His Back on the Renewable Fuel Standard
October 27, 2015 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

by former Senator Jim Talent (The Gazette)  I’m old enough to remember when energy first became a national security issue during the original energy crisis in the early 1970s. That was the first time America …

Ethanol Fraud Goes on with Impunity
October 5, 2015 – 10:49 pm | No Comment

by David O. Berger (St. Louis Today)  … And, of course, whenever big business and big government collude, as is the case in the ethanol industry, the financial players get into the game, buying and selling ethanol …

New Study: Biofuel Use Saved 589.3 Million Tons of Carbon Emissions Over the Past Decade
August 24, 2015 – 2:11 pm | No Comment

(Biotechnology Industry Organization)  Over its 10-year lifespan, the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) requirement to substitute biofuels for fossil fuels has displaced nearly 1.9 billion barrels of foreign oil and reduced U.S. transportation-related carbon emissions by …

Celebrating a Decade of Success: The RFS Turns 10!
August 10, 2015 – 1:17 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  This Saturday marks 10 years since the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) containing the original Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was signed into law by President George W. Bush. The first RFS …

Ethanol and Biodiesel: Guilty as Charged
July 14, 2015 – 4:37 pm | No Comment

by Paul Driessen (Town Hall) … The tale of Philip Joseph Rivkin (aka Felipe Poitan Arriaga) reveals an equally disgusting aspect of the mandate, resulting from the absurdly complex Renewable Identification Number (RIN) system devised by EPA …

In Defense of Renewable Fuel Standard
July 6, 2015 – 2:01 pm | No Comment

by Barry Blitstein  (Oklahoman)  … Calling the Renewable Fuel Standard a farce is an unfair assessment. It’s true that fracking has impacted the domestic energy picture but it’s only temporary. The IEA projects the Middle East …

Nixon: Remember the Evolution of Ethanol
July 2, 2015 – 3:32 pm | No Comment

by Julie Harker (Brownfield Ag News)  Missouri Governor Jay Nixon tells Brownfield everyone needs to step back and look at 2003 when gas prices were going up and foreign countries were dictating to the U.S. …

E15 Fuel Now Available in Orlando Area Kissimmee Citgo, Protec Fuel, Expand E15 Availability in Fla.
May 26, 2015 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

(Protec Fuel)  –Offering the first E15 in the greater Orlando area, Kissimmee Citgo, assisted by Protec Fuel, has launched the 88-octane E15 ethanol blend fuel. E15 can run in any 2001 and newer gasoline engine …

Your Illustrated Guide to the Next World Crisis, Its Energy Roots, the Issues, the Players, the Steps, and Remedies
May 26, 2015 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Digest’s guide to the links between terror, petroleum dependence, economic stability, and military build-ups, as nations bear down in pursuit of energy security.
In March 2014, Truman National Security Project …

E15 Expanding Across the Southern U.S.
September 8, 2014 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(Protec Fuel)  Protec Fuel to Bring Dozens of E15, E85 Stations to Metro Areas
The South will soon welcome E15 to its part of the country, along with more E85. Protec Fuel is joining forces with …

11,000 Biogas Project Opportunities in the US? USDA, DOE, EPA Publish Biogas Opportunities Roadmap
August 8, 2014 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, USDA, EPA and the US DOE published the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap, and concluded that:
· Developing a viable biogas industry in the U.S. can boost the economy and provide a reliable, …

Mozambique Plans to Start Ethanol Production
May 13, 2014 – 7:15 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International) xperts in Mozambique are meeting to discuss strategies for producing clean energy to reduce pollution and costs in the import of fossil fuel.   Mozambique is looking to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by producing ethanol …

FORUM: Ethanol Production Is ‘Homegrown’ Patriotism
March 17, 2014 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

by  Jim Seurer (Glacial Lakes Energy/Rapid City Journal)  … The message on the billboard depicts a uniformed soldier with the phrase: “I Don’t Have to Fight for Cornfields … Use Ethanol.”
… I will challenge his (writer from Iowa’s) …

False Alarms vs Hard Data: the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Results, and the Critics
December 23, 2013 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All those worries about the impact of biofuels on food prices, deforestation, Gulf hypoxia? …  RFS2 fuels have been described as “fantasy fuels”, “government fuels”, derided as “farmer fuels”. Biofuels …

RFS Needs to Be Protected
December 9, 2013 – 6:02 pm | No Comment

by Bill Northey (The Gazette)  …The renewable fuels industry has the capacity to produce well beyond the levels set by the EPA. What they need now is fair access to the fuel distribution system, which …

Ethanol Protects Against Repeat of Devastating Effects of 1973 Oil Embargo
October 16, 2013 – 12:34 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  The gas lines of 1973 are iconic images in America’s collective memory. October 16th marks the 40th anniversary of the oil embargo imposed by the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries …

Column: Ethanol Mandates Are Working for the Economy
October 14, 2013 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Adam Monroe (Gaston Gazette)  The Gazette’s Oct. 4 editorial says the nation’s renewable fuel mandate – called the “RFS” – was “intended to reduce dependence on foreign oil, make emissions cleaner and decrease gasoline …

Report: US Oil Growth Having Limited Effect on Energy Security
October 14, 2013 – 7:19 pm | No Comment

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy  (Fuel Fix)  … According to the analysis by Roubini Global Economics and Securing America’s Future Energy, the nation’s heavy reliance on petroleum fuels threatens to undo U.S. gains in efficiency and oil and gas production.
“Heavy oil …

The Need for the Renewable Fuel Standard
August 19, 2013 – 4:58 pm | No Comment

by Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)  …The state of Iowa is proving that our farmers can simultaneously produce the food, feed, fuel and fiber that our country needs.
During the past 30 years, we’ve witnessed tremendous growth …

Green Water: Can the U.S. Navy Win the Eco-Arms Race?
August 7, 2013 – 5:21 pm | No Comment

by Ray Mabus (Foreign Policy)  With domestic oil production up, imports declining, and new oil and gas reserves being discovered, some question whether energy remains, or ever was, a security challenge and military vulnerability for …

Is the US Awash in Oil? The Data Says ‘No’
July 25, 2013 – 12:08 pm | No Comment

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  US domestic oil production cannot bring energy independence alone; renewable transportation fuels are contributing and must increase their contribution in order to achieve that policy goal.
From the pronouncements of …

What are the Advantages and Disadvantages of Ethanol Fuel?
June 6, 2013 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

(WiseGEEK)  In an effort to find a viable alternative to foreign oil, many politicians and environmental groups have been heavily promoting the advantages of ethanol fuel. Ethanol is a primarily plant-based fuel which can be …

Letter to the Editor – Dinneen to Big Oil: Focus on the Facts
May 28, 2013 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  In an interview published on May 22, Charles Drevna, President of the American Fuels & Petrochemical Manufacturers, disparaged the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and claimed it negatively effects consumers. He couldn’t …

Biofuels, Renewables Strongly up Since 2008, Says New EIA Report
March 29, 2013 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Maryland, the “Monthly Energy Review” by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA), with data through December 31, 2012 is showing that renewable energy sources and natural gas expanded rapidly during the …

Iowa Could Be Energy Independent Today
March 8, 2013 – 11:00 am | No Comment

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  …Iowa is also the largest producer of corn-ethanol in the world with 41 plants producing between 3.5 and 4 billion gallons of fuel per year. This is enough fuel for the state to …

Big Oil’s Big Smear?
March 4, 2013 – 10:24 am | No Comment

by Brad Krohn (Biofuels Digest/United States EnviroFuels, LLC)   Big Oil’s best kept secret from the American consumer is Brazil’s fuel ethanol mandate, which started during the 1970s as a result of the OPEC oil …

Stop Them, If You’ve Heard This One Before
February 15, 2013 – 2:56 pm | No Comment

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …U.S. ethanol production proved to be the remedy to our imported oil addiction, driving America’s dependence down from 60 percent in 2005 to 41 percent last year. …

Guyana, UK Company Sign Contract for Bioethanol Oroduction at Albion
December 5, 2012 – 6:25 pm | No Comment

by Denis Scott Chabrol (Demera Waves)  The United Kingdom-based Whitefox Technologies, together with its partner Green, have secured a bioethanol contract with the Guyanese Government.
Whitefox said it is working together with the Brazilian company, Green, …

Election Day: Amidst Shifting Geopolitical Realities, U.S. Biofuels Industry Seeks Policy Clarity
November 6, 2012 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Mackinnon Lawrence  (Biofuels Digest/Pike Research)  …A lack of clarity around biofuels policy reflects a reshuffling of current geopolitical realities that belies nearly forty years of dependence on Middle East oil.
… Data published by the Energy …

Why Have U.S. Oil Imports Declined in Recent Years?
September 20, 2012 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

by John Miller (The Energy Collective)  …All politics aside, what factors have actually contributed towards reducing U.S. oil imports recently?
…Since 1973 U.S. domestic oil production (crude oil + natural gas (NG) liquids) declined continuously to …

U.S. Getting Closer to Energy Independence
September 19, 2012 – 2:42 pm | No Comment

by Steve Everly (The Kansas City Star)  …A multiprong effort that includes increased domestic oil and natural-gas production, energy efficiency, and more biofuels has already helped push petroleum imports down to 45 percent of the …

Contribution of Biofuels to the Global Economy
May 21, 2012 – 1:36 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Association/Cardno ENTRIX)  …As is the case with virtually all other emerging and developing countries, biofuels offer the prospects of a new cash crop for farmers, increased employment in rural areas, expanded manufacturing output, reduced …

Editorial: Use of Advanced Biofuels Achieves Goal of Using Less Oil for Transportation Fuel
May 21, 2012 – 12:51 pm | No Comment

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In a recent editorial, What Keystone Won’t Do, the Washington Post mused about “the best way to insulate Americans from oil-price volatility and other drawbacks of oil use,” concluding …

Former NATO Supreme Commander Talks Ethanol in Annawan
March 26, 2012 – 3:08 pm | No Comment

by Lisa Depies  (GateHouse News Service/Galesburg.com)  Retired Gen. Wesley Clark spent 38 years in the U.S. Army protecting America. Today, Clark is working to reduce the country’s dependence on foreign oil.
Clark is co-chairman of Growth …

What’s Making Americans Less Thirsty For Gasoline?
March 23, 2012 – 5:57 pm | No Comment

by John Ydstie (National Public Radio)  The price of gasoline keeps rising for Americans, but it’s not because of rising demand from consumers.
…”When you look at the U.S. oil market, you see that there’s actually …

U.S. Report: Oil Imports Down, Domestic Production Highest since 2003
March 13, 2012 – 3:41 pm | No Comment

by Neela Banerjee  (Los Angeles Times)  The report by six federal agencies was released early Monday on the first anniversary of a speech by President Obama in which he pledged to reduce American dependence on foreign oil …

Oil Prices, Gas Prices and Domestic Production
March 8, 2012 – 2:41 pm | No Comment

(US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources)  Jeff Bingaman, chairman of the Senate Energy Committee, has a well-deserved reputation for focusing on facts.  He worries about the many myths surrounding gasoline prices, oil prices …

Innovation, Vision Drive Current Ethanol Industry, Says RFA Chief
February 23, 2012 – 10:59 am | No Comment

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Speaking before 1,200 attendees at the National Ethanol Conference in Orlando today, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen will drive home the message that America’s ethanol industry is on …

Money Minute: Can We Drill Our Way to Lower Gas Prices?
February 23, 2012 – 10:21 am | No Comment

by David Lazarus  (Los Angeles Times)  …The United States consumes more than 20% of the world’s oil every year and a similar percentage of natural gas. But we have only about 1.6% of proven oil …

Americans Gaining Energy Independence With U.S. as Top Producer
February 7, 2012 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

by Rich Miller, Asjylyn Loder and Jim Polson (Bloomberg)  The U.S. is the closest it has been in almost 20 years to achieving energy self-sufficiency, a goal the nation has been pursuing since the 1973 Arab …

MATT HARTWIG: Ethanol’s critics cite outdated, misleading data
November 10, 2011 – 10:30 am | No Comment

by Matt Hartwig (Northwest Florida Daily News) Opinion: In a Nov. 2 editorial (“Florida’s ethanol escapade”), the Northwest Florida Daily News mischaracterized my remarks to a reporter and extrapolated conclusions that simply were not there.
…First, …

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ethanol Cuts Dependence, Pollution
October 28, 2011 – 9:51 am | No Comment

by John R. Block  (The Washington Times)  As Secretary of Agriculture during the Reagan administration, I helped the American ethanol industry take off. Imagine my surprise to read an editorial in The Washington Times (“Corn-fueled politics,” …

Our Troops Deserve the Support that Flows from Domestic Biofuels, Says Gen. Clark
October 20, 2011 – 7:13 am | No Comment

Gen. Wesley K. Clark (Ret.) (Biofuels Digest)  …
Our nation imagines itself the most free and secure in the world, yet this statistic clearly identifies America’s reliance on foreign oil as a significant threat to our economy …

Biofuels Play Increasing Role in Reduced U.S. Oil Imports & Reduced Vulnerability
February 4, 2011 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

by Jon H. Harsch  (Agri-Pulse)  …Energy Committee Chair Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M. pointed to the EIA forecast that after peaking in 2005-06, U.S. oil imports should continue to decline – showing that the U.S. has already …

Public Hearings Scheduled for Utah Governor’s Ten-Year Energy Initiative
October 4, 2010 – 8:55 am | No Comment

Governor Gary R. Herbert announced today an important next step in the creation of his 10-Year Strategic Energy Plan, with four public hearings scheduled across the State.
“We are moving forward with our plan to responsibly …

Breaking the Chains: 6 Solutions for Ending Dependence on Foreign Oil
September 13, 2010 – 4:11 pm | No Comment

by Lewis Reynolds  (Politics Daily)  America doesn’t have to depend on overseas sources for one of its most vital national needs. A move toward energy independence, aside from creating as many as 14 million new …

Ethanol Editorial Misses the Point
July 30, 2010 – 8:49 am | No Comment

by Alvin L. Moser (St. Augustine Record)  Editor: The editorial in the July 27 issue of The St. Auustine Record from The Chicago Tribune misses the whole point of adding ethanol to gasoline. Of course …

Corn, Ethanol and the War on Terrorism
May 17, 2010 – 10:36 am | No Comment

by Roy Roberson (Southeast Farm Press)   American farmers are producing enough corn to meet food needs, livestock feed needs and to provide a start for the country’s effort to develop a sustainable energy source to …