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High-Yield Hydrocarbons from Ethanol: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Vertimass

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Vertimass technology was originated at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where scientists discovered novel catalysts that convert a wide range of alcohols into various hydrocarbon blend stocks

August 1, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Provides Value to Everyone in the Chain

by John Duff (Delta Farm Press)  …  Regardless of policy, ethanol presents a value proposition to all involved. Ethanol gives farmers access to more markets and greater global market liquidity. In

June 26, 2018 Read Full Article

REX American: A Good To Great Ethanol Company

(Viking Analytics/Seeking Alpha)  REX consistently outperforms its peers in making ethanol profitably. REX has zero debt, a large cash position, and has announced plans to buy back more shares. Stuart Rose, the Chairman

April 17, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

RFS Roundup: Potential Impacts of the GREENER Fuels Act on Cellulosic Fuels Development

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  Riding the recent wave of Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) reform talks, Representative Welch (D-VT) and Senator Udall (D-NM) introduced the Growing Renewable Energy through

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

RIN Price Cap a Demand Cap: Oil Industry Study Makes Ethanol Industry’s Case on Motive, Impact

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)   A study commissioned by the country’s largest oil refiner explains how a waiver credit would freeze ethanol demand. Ethanol industry groups are pointing to

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Analysis: RIN Prices of ‘Just a Few Cents’ are Coming—Without Changes to RFS

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  A new analysis from the University of Illinois shows that the conditions that caused high conventional biofuel (D6) RIN prices are changing rapidly and that “…it is

February 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Vive le ROI: Has Sylvatex Uncovered a Gold Mine in Renewable Fuels?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of the purest, high-yield financial plays we have ever seen in the energy business is possibly emerging, one that could put fracking returns to shame. Vive

February 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Over 30 States Broke Blend Wall in 2016

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The latest data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that gasoline consumed in 30 states and the District of Columbia in 2016 contained more than

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Cornyn’s Biofuels Bid

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Texas Republican John Cornyn is drawing up ideas for new legislation to overhaul the Renewable Fuel Standard, in a bid to end the stalemate between corn-state lawmakers

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Groups Celebrate 10 Years of RFS

by Hagstrom Report (The Fence Post) Renewable fuels groups this week issued statements celebrating the 10th anniversary of the signing of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, which established the

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standards Have Some ‘Leaks’ We Need to Fill

by Andrew F. Quinlan ( Center for Freedom and Prosperity/The Hill)  … A refiner must earn RIN credits to meet its annual obligation by selling enough gallons of biofuel or by purchasing

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Crossing the Valley of NLACM with Alcohol-to-Hydrocarbon Technology

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There’s one crossing worse than the Valley of Death and that is the Valley of NLACM. Although it sounds more like a goose trying to

September 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Top 10 Storylines: Heard on the Floor at the 2017 BIO World Congress

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Industrial biotech’s biggest and grandest show, the World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, opened today in Montreal and BIO itself was in the newsframe with a

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Announces Proposed Volume Standards for 2018, and the Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019

(Environmental Protection Agency)  On July 5, 2017 EPA issued proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard program for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel, and total renewable fuel for calendar year 2018.  EPA also proposed biomass-based

July 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Thoughts from the Fuel Ethanol Workshop and National Advanced Biofuels Conference and Expo

by Douglas Root* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  From the Welcome Reception on Monday to the last session on Wednesday, there was new information presented and new developments reported. At the opening

June 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Free Trade Needed to Maximize Biofuels’ Benefit

by Bliss Baker (Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The recent rise of economic populist and protectionist language used in several countries is a troubling sign as it could harm

May 25, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol at Forefront on Earth Day

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews Publications)  Renewable fuels have come a long way since the first Earth Day 47 years ago, when gasohol was promoted as a way to reduce petroleum

May 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Supporters, Opponents Spar During EPA Teleconference

by Michael Schneider (Oil Price Information Service)  Supporters and opponents of biofuels expressed predictably contrasting viewpoints during a teleconference held today by EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation (OAR). The call

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Consumption Shatters Blend Wall in 2016

by Ben Neulle (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network)  Gasoline consumed in the United States in 2016 contained more than 10 percent ethanol on average for the first time ever. This is according

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Tells EPA to Keep RFS on Track

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a letter today to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt urging him to keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on track in

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Keeps Growing Economic Impact

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  …  According to the latest study by ABF Economics, the U.S. ethanol industry added $42.1 billion to the nation’s gross domestic product in 2016 and supported

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Battle Brewing over Ethanol Program Post 2022

by Jonathan H. Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  Ethanol already supplies over 10 percent of the U.S. gasoline market and the fuel’s share is growing. Yet Congressman Bill Flores, who wants to see ethanol capped

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

EIA Data Shows Blend Wall Broken in 2016 with Production at 15.33 Billion Gallons

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the U.S. ethanol production set a new record of 15.33 billion gallons (bg) in 2016, according to data released today by the Energy Information

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Biofuel Policies

by Nicolas Loris (DownsizingGovernment.org/The Heritage Foundation)  … The problem is not with the voluntary use of biofuels in the marketplace, but rather policies that mandate and subsidize biofuels. … Congress should

February 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Syngenta Announces $340,000 Donation to Prime the Pump Fund

(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

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

What Blend Wall? Why Facts Trump Rhetoric Every Time

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  Half of U.S. states blended more than 10 percent ethanol, RFA’s president and CEO points out in his View from the Hill column —

January 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Northey Recognizes Efforts by Fuel Marketers to Offer and Promote Renewable Fuels

(Iowa Department of Agriculture)  Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced that Charlie Good from Good & Quick in Nevada and Richard Weiner from Cartersville Elevator, Inc. in Nora Springs

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

DOE: Twenty-five States Crack E10 Blend Wall

by Todd Neeley (DTN Progressive Farmer)  Though the national average percentage of ethanol in gasoline came in at 9.91% in 2015, according to the Energy Information Administration, half of all

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Trump Administration Could Be a Bend in the Road for Biofuels Blending

by Meghan Gordon and Brian Scheid (Platts)  Total renewable fuel is slated to be more than 10% of the US fuel supply in 2017, breaking through the so-called blendwall. But how

December 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Back on Track: EPA Issues On-Time, Robust Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes for 2017-18

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the US Environmental Protection Agency released the 2017 renewable fuel volume obligations (and the 2018 volume obligations for biomass-based diesel), with a strong

November 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Reject Backward Thinking on Carbon

by Carol Werner (Environmental and Energy Study Institute/Morning Consult)  … H.R. 5180, a proposal introduced by U.S. Representative Bill Flores (R-Texas), would place a 9.7 percent cap on consumption of homegrown

November 7, 2016 Read Full Article

My Turn: EPA Effort to Increase Amount of Ethanol in Gas Misguided

by Lee Lajoie (Concord Monitor)  Monday’s Monitor included a very interesting article on the cost of upgrading gasoline pumps to accept microchip-enabled credit cards. The article placed the average price

November 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Don’t Let Foreign Interests Prevent US Biofuels Future

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

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

#Ethanol Breaking Through Blend Wall

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  The average amount of ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply hit a new record last week of 10.4 percent, just breaking through the 10% blend wall

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Lies and Big Oil Fiction

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Biofuel critics will continue to distort the truth to fit their own narrative, but you can bet the ethanol industry will hit

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Judge and Grassley Face off in Iowa U.S. Senate Debate

by  Shelby Shepherd  (KWQC)  An hour before Trump and Clinton battled it out in Las Vegas, Iowa’s U.S. senate candidates battled it out in the western part the state they

October 21, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA: Data Show the So-Called “Blend Wall” Is Crumbling

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Gasoline supplied to the U.S. market last week contained an average of 10.4 percent ethanol, according to data released this morning by the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

October 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Once More into the Blendwall Breach

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The American Petroleum Institute is hoping that when the EPA sets final biofuel volumes later this year, it will reduce the percentage of ethanol required for

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

“The Myth of High RIN Prices As Proof of the Blend Wall”: New Report

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization released the new white paper, “The Myth of High RIN Prices As Proof of the Blend Wall,” analyzing data

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

It’s Time to End the Myth That High RIN Prices Prove Existence of the Blend Wall

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  …  Data recently released by EPA refutes the widely held assumption that reaching and exceeding the blend wall caused the 2013 rise in

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Share in US Fuel Market Rises to Record 10.2%

(Biofuels International)  The share of ethanol in the US petrol market rose to 10.2% last week, according to a report published by the US Energy Information Association (EIA) on Wednesday.

September 29, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Like Consumer Choice at the Pump? Don’t Back Blend Wall Bill

by Rachel Gantz  (Renewable Fuels Association) If legislation was introduced that would prevent the latest iPhone from being sold and instead require users to return to the days of big brick

September 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Another Brick in the Blend Wall

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)   The Renewable Fuels Association, an ethanol producers trade group, is taking out ads in POLITICO, The Hill and Morning Consult opposing a bill that would

September 20, 2016 Read Full Article

#Ethanol Plant to Gas Station Lowers Pump Prices

by Joanna Schroeder (Energy.AgWired.com) Ethanol provides consumers savings at the pump – especially when the retailer passes along the RIN (Renewable Identification Number) savings to their customers. No one knows this

August 30, 2016 Read Full Article

The RINferno, as It Burns up America’s Venture into Advanced Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … There’s a separate category of RINs for advanced biofuels. These are fuels that have at least a 50% reduction in fossil fuels compared to 2005

August 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ned Bowman: Common Sense Renewable Fuel Legislation Is at the Forefront

by Ned Bowman (Florida Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Store Association/Florida Politics) …  The RFS was originally intended to decrease greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but over time the National Association of

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Group to Advertise for Reforms to EPA’s Biofuel Mandate

by Kyle Feldscher (The Washington Examiner)  The oil industry is planning to make a major advertising push in a wide swath of states against the Environmental Protection Agency’s Renewable Fuel Standard

August 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Blend Wall Crumbles in Retailers’ Eyes

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  There is no such thing as a 10 percent blend wall unless petroleum marketers don’t allow a choice. Independent retailers are demonstrating the blend

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Nearly 42,500 Comments Filed on 2017 RFS Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with 2018

July 18, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA to EPA: Raise the Conventional Renewable Fuel 2017 RFS RVO to Statutory Requirement

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments today to EPA on its proposed 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligations (RVO), urging the agency to raise the

July 15, 2016 Read Full Article

ACE Submits Comments to EPA on 2017 RFS

(Fuel Marketer News)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on the proposed blending volumes for 2017 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

July 15, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA: E15 Keeps Growing in the US, but Not Fast Enough to Raise Mandates

(Biofuels International)  Government and industry investment in new equipment will dramatically increase access to higher-ethanol blends but not fast enough to raise mandates to use the fuel next year, according

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Realities of the Market

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  EPA’s proposed rule reflects a fundamental misunderstanding of the RFS’s purpose, which was designed to change the realities of the market and

June 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Power Plants Are No Longer America’s Biggest Climate Problem. Transportation Is.

by Brad Plumer (Vox)  A new energy era is upon us: For the first time since 1979, America’s cars, trucks, and airplanes emit more carbon dioxide than its power plants do.

June 15, 2016 Read Full Article

ADM, Biofuel Supporters Say EPA Underestimates Use of Higher-Ethanol Fuels

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Archer Daniels Midland Co and other supporters of biofuels on Thursday said U.S. regulators grossly underestimated the amount of higher-ethanol fuel blends at pumps when requirements

June 10, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Blasts EPA ‘Hogwash’

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The ethanol industry will lay into the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday for proposing a 2017 renewable fuel standard that it says is based on

June 9, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

What Kevin Cramer Is Telling Trump about Making American Energy Great Again

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg)  Say what you will about the EPA, but it doesn’t take the easy way out.  EPA issued its proposal for the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard yesterday, surprisingly early

May 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Seek Ethanol Cap: House Bill Would Codify Ethanol Blend Wall

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  The ethanol industry has hit the blend wall where total production exceeds the available E10 market, and a small group of federal lawmakers

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Energy Secretary: U.S. Must Be Energy Independent

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Energy security remains a top concern, even with growing U.S. supplies of oil, natural gas and renewable energy, said U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, kicking off a public

May 9, 2016 Read Full Article

ACE, Ethanol Retailers Counter Ethanol Myths during Briefing

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Drivers want this fuel, and it doesn’t cost an interested retailer an arm and a leg to get the right fueling equipment to sell

April 18, 2016 Read Full Article

Grease Is the Word

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …  In short, renewable fuels has reached a crisis of growth in the United States

April 7, 2016 Read Full Article

Push Poll Push Back

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The American Petroleum Institute has unveiled yet another anti-biofuel poll. The latest released during a media

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

CA Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Questioned: Study Raises Doubts About Long-Term Viability of Rule

by Todd Neeley (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  California’s controversial low-carbon fuel standard may not be able to survive long term unless

April 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Oil Could Lose $10 Billion if E15 is the New Regular

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  A new report by Reuters indicates that the oil industry could lose $10 billion annually if E15

March 31, 2016 Read Full Article

Grassley, Klobuchar, 17 Other Senators Urge EPA to Set a High Blending Target Under the Renewable Fuel Standard

(Office of Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA))  Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa, Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and 17 other senators

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Corn Finds Unlikely Allies in U.S. Biofuel Push: Carmakers and Drivers

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  … Reuters’ analysis of vehicle sales and government data shows that almost a fifth of the vehicles

March 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Major Impacts on U.S. Carbon Emissions Since the Great Recession

by John Miller (The Energy Collective)  U.S. total carbon emissions increased to a historic high in 2007.  During the 2007-09

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

OPIS Publishes Renewable Fuels Supply Supplement

(OPIS)  The Renewable Fuels Supply Supplement is the first publication in the OPIS Market Trends series and is now available!

March 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Despite Lawsuits, EPA Investigation, Renewable Fuel Standard ‘Not Doomed’

by Jessica Lyons Hardcastle  (Enviromental Leader)  In the latest efforts to repeal the US biofuel mandate, last week the American Petroleum

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

In the Ethanol Wars, Both Sides Are Wrong

by C. Boyden Gray (Des Moines Register)  The Iowa primary has put into play one of the more obscure issues

February 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Ted Cruz: I Support an All-of-the-Above Energy Strategy; Remove the Ethanol Blend Wall

(NBC News Meet the Press)  … CHUCK TODD: Let’s talk about two issues here that seem to be potentially tripping you up

February 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol: Does EPA’s RFS Ruling Meet Congress’s Intent?

by Jonathan Coppess (University of Illinois/AgFax) Today’s article completes the discussion of EPA’s final rule for the RFS. The previous articles in

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers Files Motion to Intervene in Ethanol Industry Lawsuit

(American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers)  American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President Chet Thompson announces the association’s decision to intervene

January 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Anti-Cruz Campaign Could Backfire on Ethanol, Backer Says

by Philip Brasher (Agri-Pulse)  The ethanol industry risks losing its long-standing political clout in presidential elections if Texas Sen. Ted

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

CORRECTED: Cruz Still Favors Slashing Ethanol Mandate Every Year for Five Years

by Timothy P. Carney (Washington Examiner)  With some hasty blogging — and exacerbated by an Iowan’s mistaken assertion about the

January 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Economist: Blend Wall Debate Might Help Sluggish Crop Prices

by Nat Williams (The Southern News Services)  …The reasons include the Great Recession and falling gasoline prices, among a few

January 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Pushmi-Pullyu: How Do Carbon Prices and Fuel Mandates Work Together in Breaking through a Fossil Fuel Monopoly? Or, Do They?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Sometimes, the set-up of the transition from fossil fuels is as pretty and impractical as

January 12, 2016 Read Full Article

‘When Ethanol Attacks,’ Starring Ted Cruz

by David Weigel (The Washington Post) (Wednesday, January 6, 2016) 11:45 a.m. … “Because of this EPA wall, the market is currently

January 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Biofuels as Seen by OPEC: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Biofuels in the World Oil Outlook

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In this year’s World Oil Outlook, OPEC writes:  The prospects for first generation biofuels are

December 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Obama’s Climate Change Hypocrisy

by Paul Alexander (Huffington Post)  Some commentators have argued President Barack Obama suffers from a failure of leadership. That was

December 11, 2015 Read Full Article

RINs Behavior after EPA Rule Shows Ethanol-Biodiesel Relationship

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The release of the U.S. EPA’s final rulemaking for the renewable fuel standard

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

The Petrified Forest, or Who Moved my $80 Oil?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Are high prices good for renewable fuels? The hard data actually goes the other way.

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

RINs Gone Wild? (round 2)

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily)  The EPA released the final rulemaking for 2014-2016 RFS standards on Monday, November

December 7, 2015 Read Full Article

The 2016 US Outlook for Ethanol and Biodiesel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … “In the old days, ethanol was a political commodity,” Informa Economics Senior VP Scott Richman

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Will Congressional Opposition to RFS Rule Lead to Reform?

by Tiffany Stecker (E&E/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  The ink on U.S. EPA’s final rule for the renewable fuel standard is barely

December 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Obama Dials Back Ethanol Fuel Standard

by Tim Devaney (The Hill)  The Obama administration set new standards Monday for ethanol levels in fuel, enraging competing industries that

December 1, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Bumps up US Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes for 2015-2016, in Final Ruling

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced final volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel

December 1, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Improves Final RVOs

(Growth Energy)  Final rule breaks through so-called blend wall — Growth Energy and its members are pleased to see that the

November 30, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

RFA: EPA’s Final RFS Rule Puts Future of Biofuels & Climate Policy in Hands of Oil Industry

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs)

November 30, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Review Raises Alarm in Maine over Potential Increase of Ethanol in Gasoline

by Whit Richardson (Portland Press Herald)  Critics say the change would cost drivers, farmers, fuel sellers and small-engine equipment owners.

November 23, 2015 Read Full Article

RFS in the Limelight

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association)  Bob Dinneen presents his annual in and out list…    In January,

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA’s Final RVO Rule and the Myth of Falling Gasoline Demand

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  One of the oil industry’s favorite talking points in its campaign to repeal the

November 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Is Obama Doing Inhofe’s Dirty Work on Biofuels?

by Paul Alexander (Huffington Post)  … “That’s the biggest risk we face — not acting,” Obama said. “Today, we’re continuing to lead

November 12, 2015 Read Full Article

Oil Lobby Had Hand in House Lawmakers’ Anti-Ethanol Note to EPA

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg) An odd-bedfellows group of lawmakers — led by an oil-industry ally from Texas and a progressive Vermonter

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Groups Pressure EPA On Biofuels Mandate

by Melody M. Bomgardner  (Chemical & Engineering News)  Supporters and opponents of biofuel mandates are ramping up pressure on EPA in

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Will the Renewable Fuel Standard Impact the 2016 Elections?

by Jonathan H Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  The escalating battle over the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) added another front Thursday. National Farmers Union

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

ORNL Team Discovers Mechanism behind Direct Ethanol-to-Hydrocarbon Conversion; Implications for Energy Efficiency and Cost of Upgrading

(Green Car Congress)  Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have discovered that the reactions underlying the transformation of ethanol

November 6, 2015 Read Full Article

USDA Chief Economist Office Examines Ethanol’s Complex Impact

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist just released a comprehensive report on ethanol.

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

8 Ways around the Big, Bad Oxygen Problem in the Advanced Bioeconomy Parts 1 and 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In the terrestrial world, oxygen is colorless, odorless, and try to get through an hour

October 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Ex-Sen. Talent Launches Advocacy Group to Boost RFS

by Amanda Reilly (E&E/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  Former Sen. Jim Talent (R-Mo.) today will launch a new group to boost the nation’s

October 1, 2015 Read Full Article

E85 Makes Original RFS Target Feasible

by Sebastien Pouliot and Bruce A. Babcock (Iowa Farmer Today)  … Estimation of the demand for E85 requires data matching various

September 28, 2015 Read Full Article

API Study Claims RFS Damage: Biofuel Producers Pan Oil Industry Study Attacking Ethanol

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Biofuels interest groups denounced the study as a rehash of a similar effort

September 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Gabe Corey: EPA Wants to Roll back Biofuel Progress

by Gabe Corey (Battle Creek Enquirer)  Michigan agriculture is driving our economy forward — and ethanol is a major factor

August 26, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Cannot Quit on RFS

by Brian Jennings (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)    I’d like to introduce you to some of the people

August 25, 2015 Read Full Article

7 Blendwall Busters

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What are the infrastructure hold-ups with renewable fuels? What are 7 Blend Wall Busters that

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

EESI Asks EPA to Focus on Steps to Increase Volumes of Advanced and Cellulosic Fuels

(Energy and Environmental Study Institute)  … In comments to EPA, EESI points out that when Congress was debating the Renewable Fuel

August 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Industry’s Withering Critique of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Standard Proposals for 2014, 2015, 2016: The Digested Version

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Heard dire comments like “POET expects to stop all future U.S. cellulosic investments if EPA’s

July 31, 2015 Read Full Article

RFS Deadline Nears / Move to Expand Biodiesel Questioned

by Todd Nealey (DTN/The Progressive Farmer)  … Both biofuels and oil industry officials offered hints as to the direction potential lawsuits

July 27, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Chief Defends RFS Proposal to Corn Growers

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  Speaking to members of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) meeting in Washington DC this week,

July 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Increasing U.S. Energy Security and Reducing Greenhouse Gases in the Transportation Sector: Electricity vs. Biofuels

(OurEnergyPolicy.org)  The question is: How can U.S. policymakers best support energy security and GHG emission reduction, considering the need for both

July 15, 2015 Read Full Article

ACE: Fuel Retailers Counter EPA’s Blend Wall Assumptions

(American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Station owners who offer ethanol blends above 10 percent are gaining increased sales and

July 6, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Makers Race to Expand even with Policy Uncertainty

by Chris Prentice and Michael Hirtzer (Reuters) … Betting on exports and robust domestic fuel demand, four companies are finalizing expansions and

July 6, 2015 Read Full Article

As EPA Hands Down New Rules on Renewable Fuel Standard, Critics Say ‘Blend Wall’ a Fiction Created by Big Oil

by Paul Alexander (Huffington Post)  … For the first time since it was conceived a decade ago, the Obama Administration has

July 1, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Statement by DuPont

(Biofuels Digest)  “DuPont believes the proposed 2014 to 2016 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS) rule is misguided and is a major

June 26, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Brian Jennings, EVP, American Coalition for Ethanol

(Biofuels Digest)  Thank you, my name is Brian Jennings, and I’m the Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for

June 26, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Geoff Cooper, Senior Vice President at the Renewable Fuels Association

(Biofuels Digest)  Good morning, my name is Geoff Cooper and I am representing the Renewable Fuels Association.  By any measure,

June 26, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Hearings on Renewable Fuel Standard: Testimony of Steve Murphy, GM, POET Biorefining-Laddonia & POET Biorefining – Macon

(Biofuels Digest)  Good afternoon, My name is Steve Murphy and I am the General Manager for two POET Biorefining plants.

June 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Implementing the RFS with a “Push” Strategy: What Happens after 2016?

by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good (FarmDocDaily) .. In our first farmdoc daily article (June 3, 2015) after the release of the

June 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Washington Finds Unlikely Ally in OPEC as Biofuels Debate Rages

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The lowest oil prices in over six years have fueled a resurgence in U.S. gasoline use

June 19, 2015 Read Full Article

EPA Adherence to “Blend Wall” Damages Advanced Fuels

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) regrets that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in

May 29, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Association Urges EPA to Get ”Back on Track” with Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments today to the U.S. Environmental Protection

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

The Renewable Fuel Standard: A Path Forward

by James H. Stock* (Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy)  America’s renewable fuels policy is at a crossroads. The Renewable

April 17, 2015 Read Full Article

The Outlook for Renewable Fuels: The Top 10 issues for 2015

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) …Here’s our most recent update, focusing on 10 key issues (though not ranked in order

February 13, 2015 Read Full Article

“Wrong-Way Obama” Scores One for the Oilcos with Renewable Fuels Policy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Eight years after then-Senator Obama co-sponsored a bill in Congress calling for a 60 billion

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Lawmakers Frustrated at EPA over Ethanol Mandate Delay

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Lawmakers vented their frustration at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Wednesday over its repeated delays

December 12, 2014 Read Full Article

Elsevier Science Publishes "Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels" by Anju Dahiya (Editor)

(Elsevier)  Bioenergy: Biomass to Biofuels examines all current and emerging feedstocks and the advanced processes and technologies enabling the development

December 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Vertimass Receives Up to $2 Million Grant From U.S. Department of Energy to Convert Ethanol Into Jet Fuel, Diesel Fuel, and Gasoline

(Vertimass)  “Green” Catalyst Technology Will be Commercialized Into Stocks Compatible With Current Transportation Fuel Infrastructure Vertimass LLC announced today the

December 3, 2014 Read Full Article

E15 Now Approved for Use in Two-Thirds of New Cars – Chicago Looks at E15 Again

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  According to an analysis of vehicle owners manuals for model year 2014 and 2015 cars, conducted by

November 19, 2014 Read Full Article

Earth to Cellulosic Ethanol: Glad You’re Here, Buddy, What Took so Long? Parts 1 and 2

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) Cellulosic ethanol arrives at scale — “The five years away forever” put to rest —

October 10, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA Should Uphold Law on Ethanol

by Bartholomew L. Mcleay (Kansas City Star) … Congress led rural America to believe strict volume purchase requirements in RFS for

October 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Power by People: ACE Discusses the Next Chapter for Ethanol

by Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Power by people; a simple slogan with the hopes of executing the complex task

August 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Retailer Roundtable: Giving People the Choice of Higher Blends

by Katie Fletcher (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Much discussion of the E10 blend wall was to be found at the 2014

August 8, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuel Groups Press White House on More than Just 2014 Targets

by Ayesha Rascoe  (Reuters)  The U.S. biofuel industry is urging the Obama administration to go beyond simply raising proposed targets

August 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Lankford Introduces Bill to Repeal RFS Ethanol Mandates

(Representative James Lankford (R-Okla.))  Provides common-sense solution for American-made energy Representative James Lankford (R-Okla.), Chairman of the House Oversight Committee’s

June 17, 2014 Read Full Article

ACE: Blend Wall Cost Reporting Wrong

by Joanna Schroeder (Domestic Fuels) Several recent media reports have reported that the “blend wall” cost refiners nearly $1.35 billion last year.

May 13, 2014 Read Full Article

E85 Might Succeed if Properly Priced

by Josh Flint (Farm Futures)  E85 should be about 23% cheaper than E10 based on lower mpg. …Iowa State University

May 12, 2014 Read Full Article

A Different Perspective on Getting Through the Ethanol Blendwall

by John Kingston (Platts: The Barrel) Anna Temple of WoodMac tried at the annual AFPM meeting to put one aspect of the

May 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Use In Gasoline Can Reduce Foreign Oil Imports

By Ellen Chang(MainStreet)The use of corn-produced ethanol in gasoline is an outdated method to lower greenhouse emissions while ethanol generated with

April 25, 2014 Read Full Article

Why Renewable Fuel Standard Matters

by Jess Oestmann (The Hays Daily News) When it comes to developing alternatives to fossil fuels and foreign oil, should the

April 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Corn Growers Worry about Price Decline if RFS Is Reduced

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek) Crop farmers in the northern corn belt who have benefited from ethanol targets are putting on a push

February 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Ethanol Sector, Once Thriving, Is Being Buffeted by Forces Both Man-Made, Natural

by Juan Forero (The Washington Post) … The allure for these giants is Brazil itself, where most cars are built to run

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA’s Christmas Gift to the Oil Refiners

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)  The Obama administration appears ready to give the oil refining industry the perfect

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

CoBank Report Considers Implications of 2014 RFS Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  CoBank, a national cooperative bank serving rural American industries, has published a report predicting

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Analyst Offers Sobering Ethanol Outlook

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  AgResource Company president Dan Basse looked at the year in review for grain markets and gave

December 17, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Dinneen: RFS Not for Big Oil’s Convenience

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  The case for keeping the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as-is is being made today at an

December 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Nightmare Scenario: Renewable Fuels’ Defenders Pull out the Stops to Persuade EPA to Continue the War on Imported Oil

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Today, the EPA has scheduled a day of testimony on its proposed 2014 Renewable Fuel

December 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Examining EPA’s Authority to Reduce RFS Volume Requirements

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association held a media teleconference Nov. 21, to address the issue

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Examines Implications of Record Corn Crop

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The record corn supply has multiple implications for the ethanol industry. The USDA’s

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Refutes AAA Claims

by Cindy Zimmerman (DomesticFuel.com)  The American Automobile Association (AAA) is calling on the Environmental Protection Agency to “lower the amount of ethanol

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Releases E15 Sales Data, Declares E10 Blend Wall Dead

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On the heels of surging E15 and E85 sales, the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

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