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Agri-Tech Can Turn African Savannah into Global Food Basket – African Development Bank

(African Development Bank Group)  The African Development Bank is championing a new regional and global effort to transform the African Savannah from a “Sleeping Giant” to the cradle of the continent’s

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Don’t Buy Big Oil’s Lies On E15

(Urban Air Initiative)  It didn’t take long. Minutes after President Trump announced he wanted to see E15 sold year round, the anti ethanol messages started. As President Trump himself said“ethanol makes the

October 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standards Boosts Air Quality

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/My San Antonio)  The Express-News Editorial Board recently missed the mark, claiming that the Renewable Fuel Standard, or RFS, is bad policy. The RFS has boosted

September 18, 2018 Read Full Article

High Feedstock Prices Hardly Reached Consumers

(Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP)) The scarcity of supply of agricultural feedstock due to drought-related declines in yield had little impact on consumer prices. The main factors

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Discussion Needs to Be Based on Facts

by David Kessel (Marin Independent Journal) … Discussions on energy use and production are important, but need to be based on factual information, not made up red herrings. • The

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Commentary: Biofuels Are Driving US Growth

by Jim Talent (Tribune News Service/Madison.com/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  … Biofuels are a target because they supply a full 10 percent of America’s motor fuel, and every extra

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Analysis: Cap on Conventional Ethanol RINs Will Reduce Biodiesel Market By 100-300 Million Gallons Per Year

(National Biodiesel Board)  A new analysis by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and the World Agricultural Economic and Environmental Services (WAEES) found that capping the price of conventional biofuels’ Renewable Identification

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Despite EU Palm Oil Ban, Biofuel Problems Will Continue

(Deutsche Welle) Members of the European Parliament have rejected an attempt to phase out support for crop-based biofuels. So what’s next in the food versus fuel debate? — … The legislative shift,

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Pressure Builds for Trump to Change Federal Ethanol Mandate

by Debra J. Saunders (Tampa Bay Newspapers)  … But now free-market conservative groups and oil-state Republicans are pushing the administration to cut the corn cord. For Ken Cuccinelli of the conservative

January 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Snowmobilers Say Ethanol Gasoline Hurts Their Engines

(WCAX) The cold and snowy weather has the state’s network of snowmobile trails is buzzing, but riders say ethanol continues to damage their engines. … (Congressman Peter) Welch (D-VT) is promising

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

Editorial: Keep Biofuel Benefits Flowing

(Wisconsin State Journal)  … A study conducted for the U.S. Agriculture Department found corn ethanol’s life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions, by 2022, will be 43 percent lower than gasoline baseline emissions if ethanol plants

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA: Record Corn Yield Underscores RFS Success

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture raised its average corn yield estimate to 175.4 bushels per acre, which if holds, would be a new record.

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Ending Food Waste Not Biofuels Should Be Food Security Priority

by Alex Brinkley (National Newswatch)  Groups concerned that using grains to make biofuels threatens food security should be paying more attention to the impact of waste on the food supply, says

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuels Phase-Out Will Raise Demand for Feed Imports, Industry Warns

by Samuel White (EurActiv)  This article is part of our special report Phasing-out biofuels: What’s really at stake?.  —  Biofuels in the EU are deeply intertwined with global food and feed

October 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

A Sticky Matter: Sugar Molasses Dent EU’s Ambitions on Advanced Biofuels

by Paola Tamma (EurActiv)  Sugar molasses, which the European Commission sees as “advanced” biofuel, present many of the same problems as conventional biofuels – including a potential increase in food prices and

October 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Anti-Biofuel Ideologues Support the Oil Status Quo

by Eric Sievers (Ethanol Europe/Euractiv)  Anti-biofuel ideologues claim to be pro-climate and pro-development. But their positions, in fact, support the oil status quo, the concentration of power in the energy

September 20, 2017 Read Full Article

New Study Relaunches Controversy about Biofuels and Food Prices

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (Euractiv)  A new study commissioned by environmental NGOs found that the production of first generation biofuels has driven up food prices in Europe, running counter to the

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

A Refresher on Ethanol’s Many Benefits

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association)  … For starters, ethanol helps reduce air pollution and cut greenhouse gas emissions. According to a January analysis by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, corn-based

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Listen to Farmers, Not Oil Industry Lobbyists

by Kris Tom (The Brazil Times) This paper recently published a letter from oil lobbyist Maureen Ferguson attacking Indiana farmers and ethanol producers. I’m a farmer, and I want you to

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: Ethanol Production Helps Local Farmers

by David Howell (The Herald Bulletin)  While increased production is usually a good thing, the bumper crop is leading to a global glut of corn and a third straight year

June 28, 2017 Read Full Article

RFS Has Been ‘Tremendous Success’ Since Adoption, According to RFA Analysis

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

June 7, 2017 Read Full Article

GRFA: Ethanol Production Does Not Drive Food Prices

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance recently released a new chart showing opposite trends in the UN Food and Agriculture Organization Food Price Index and

June 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Expert: Biofuels Tug-of-War Is an EU Invention

by  Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  The conflict between second and first generation biofuels – depicted as good and bad for the environment – only exists in Brussels. In fact, it’s the

May 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard Has Been a Success: Letter to the Editor

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Cleveland.com)  Robert Chase may be a well-qualified petroleum engineer (“Remove the ethanol albatross from around the necks of U.S. consumers,” April 30), but his knowledge

May 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Bangladesh Slammed for Plan to Promote Ethanol Fuel

(The Rakyat Post)  Bangladesh plans to begin turning some of the grain it produces into ethanol to make its fuel greener – but economists and experts warn the move could

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Uncovering The Gas Roots of Contemporary Ethanol Opposition

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  … Faced with some actual governmental actions that were detrimental to gasoline/diesel dominance, instead of the virtual carte blanche pro-petroleum fuel policies that they

April 26, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Letter: Diversify Michigan Energy

by Bruce Dale (Detroit News)  Regarding “Renewable Fuel Standard has failed, April 16,” Prof. Wolfram has failed to do his homework. The corn grown to make ethanol is not the

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Europe Needs More Than Words to Decarbonize Transport

by Emmanuel Desplechin (ePURE/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  ePURE’s secretary general outlines the European ethanol organization’s discussion points in the face of Commission proposals that would cap crop-based biofuels.   —  Despite agreeing

April 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Groups Call Food-vs.-Fuel Fight Truce

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Now, representatives of two ag groups previously at odds over the RFS say they have moved on. The reason, they say, is that

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Still Big Player in Renewable Energy Game

(Kearney Hub)  … Across the United States, about 70 percent of all gasoline burned in everyday vehicles like cars and light trucks is blended with ethanol, and of that ethanol, about

February 15, 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

Biodiesel Benefits ‘Global Food System’ as GHG Profile Improves

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  The food and livestock industries have railed against biofuels for years, based on the argument that corn ethanol and soy biodiesel raise food prices. More

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Allow RFS to Work

by Mark Drewes (The Courier)  The irony of a recent letter from a think tank policy analyst was compelling. In a reference to the EPA, Greg Lawson (letter, Feb. 6) states

February 8, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Trump Puts US Food, Farm Companies on Edge over Mexico Trade

by Tom Polansek, Mark Weinraub and Frank Jack Daniel (Channel NewsAsia’World-Grain.com)  U.S. food producers and shippers are trying to speed up exports to Mexico and line up alternative markets as

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Swamp Work Can Start with RFS Repeal

by David Williams (Houston County News/Lacrosse Tribune)  …  Billionaire investor and Trump confidant Carl Icahn is requesting changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard, the federal law requiring gasoline manufacturers to

January 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

New UN Report Shows Food vs Fuel Fallacy

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  A new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) finds that food prices declined for the fifth year in a row in 2016,

January 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Competitive Enterprises Institute Wants RFS Frozen and Sunsetted

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Competitive Enterprises Institute has put forth proposals for the next session of Congress including freezing the Renewable Fuel Standard below the blend

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: Ethanol Boosts Incomes and Jobs in State

by Roger Johnson (National Farmers Union/Argus Leader)  … The truth is, the markets created for agriculture have been a tremendous economic boon for our nation’s family farmers and rural America. At the

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Food Prices Merrier as Biodiesel Production Grows

(National Biodiesel Board)  USDA data show cost of food has declined  —  As Americans set the table for another holiday meal this year, they are paying less for it, according

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol an Efficient Fuel for the Nation

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

December 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Welch Outlines Ethanol Reform Agenda for New Congress

(Vermont Business Magazine) … Welch (Representative Peter Welch (D-VT))  will reintroduce the bipartisan Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Reform Act, which will reform the corn ethanol mandate while continuing to promote

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Battelle Unlocks Door, Algae Could Rush In

by Stafford “Doc” Williamson (DaoChi Energy/Biofuels Digest)  Reported in the Feednavigator.com (Dec. 8, 2016) is news that soymeal has taken a step toward replacing fishmeal as aquaculture feed. The Battelle company, at the behest of

December 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Farmers to Trump: You Owe Us

by Jane Wells (CNBC)  … This even as the oil industry — suffering from its own low prices — could push the Trump administration to reduce support for ethanol. “I think

December 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Busting the Mythology of Food vs. Fuel

by Jeff Rice (Journal-Advocate) Making ethanol doesn’t rob the hungry of needed nutrition …  Ethanol has long been recognized as an additive to increase octane and help internal combustion engines burn

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

The Facts Show We Don’t Have to Choose between ‘Food versus Fuel’

by Jim Talent (The Hill/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  According to the Wall Street Journal, the “U.S. is on track this year to post the longest stretch of falling

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

New Report Knocks the Stuffing Out of ‘Food vs. Fuel’ Turkeys

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Millions of Americans preparing for Thanksgiving next week are undoubtedly noticing that dinner will cost less than it did a year ago. According to the U.S. Department

November 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Not Energy Independent, Yet

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

November 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Loran Schmit: Ethanol Has Been Good for Nebraska

by Loran Schmit (Omaha World-Herald)  In 1971, Nebraska state senators championed legislation to establish the nation’s first state ethanol development program. As a farmer and state senator at the time, it

November 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Here’s How Ethanol COSTS Farmers At Least $57 BILLION

by Andrew Follett  (The Daily Caller)  A federal ethanol mandate has cost American farmers at least $57 billion dollars through increased corn prices, according to calculations by the National Chicken

October 24, 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

Commission Admits Policing Biofuels According to Public Opinion

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EurActiv)  The European Commission’s proposal for a gradual phase-out of conventional biofuels was based on public opinion, an EU official admitted.  —  Last July, the EU executive published

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Debating the Value of Ethanol as a Viable Fuel (3 Letters)

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/Denver Post)  Re: “EPA dodges responsibility on ethanol,” Sept. 3 editorial.  The ethanol industry agrees with The Denver Post that the Environmental Protection Agency should

September 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Food Price Deflation Cheers Consumers, Hurts Farmers, Grocers and Restaurants

by Heather Haddon and Julie Jargon (The Wall Street Journal)  The U.S. is on track this year to post the longest stretch of falling food prices in more than 50

August 31, 2016 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

Blog: Simplistic Argument Targets Ethanol, Again

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent column provides some insight into anti-ethanol stances by making a connection between beef prices, the cow herd expansion and restaurant profits, with

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA: Record Corn, Ethanol Production Underscore Need for RFS

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  America’s farmers are poised to harvest a record corn crop this fall and achieve the highest yield per acre in U.S. history, according to U.S.

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Fuelling the Debate – Letters to the ROB Editor

by Andrea Kent (Globe and Mail/Renewable Industries Canada)  Re Zero emissions bio-fuel myth ignores environmental costs of production(July 31): Gwyn Morgan says biofuels aren’t greener than fossil fuels and affect

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Misguided Energy Mandates Fueling Higher Prices

by Nicolas Loris (The Heritage Foundation/The Intelligencer) … President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005 into law and expanded it in 2007. The RFS, which originated with that

August 15, 2016 Read Full Article

API Ads Target RFS: RFS Reform, Repeal Efforts Continue

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Yet Trump gave an economic speech Monday in Detroit in which he touted boosting domestic oil and gas production and made no references

August 11, 2016 Read Full Article

World Bank: Biofuels Production Key Factor behind Food Commodity Demand over Past Decade

(Biofuels International)  … The World Bank report also stated: “Given the energy intensive nature of agriculture, lower energy prices will help reduce the cost of producing food commodities. “They will also

August 4, 2016 Read Full Article

The Unintended Consequences of First Generation Biofuels

by Morteza Soleymannezhad (Forbes)  Biofuel analysts usually tend to focus more on the gasoline-corn price relationship and less on the

July 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Use of E15 Overwhelmingly Favored in Wisconsin

(Wisconsin Corn Growers Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A recent statewide opinion poll shows that Wisconsin citizens favor the use of ethanol

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Global Food Prices Set to Stagnate as Population Growth Slowing

by Manisha Jha and Isis Almeida (Bloomberg)  World population growth to slow to 1% a year over next decade; Food demand growth expected

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

How Biofuels Can Help Break Up Big Oil’s Marketshare Monopoly

by Bob Dinneen (Morning Consult)  … In 2015, 14.8 billion gallons of ethanol was produced, supporting 85,967 direct jobs, while net

July 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Reconciling Food Security and Bioenergy: Priorities for Action

by Keith L. Kline, Siwa Msangi, Virginia H. Dale, Jeremy Woods, Glaucia M. Souza, Patricia Osseweijer, Joy S. Clancy, Jorge A. Hilbert, Francis X. Johnson, Patrick C. McDonnell, Harriet K. Mugera

June 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Guest Opinion: Misinformation Hurts Ethanol’s Place at Pump

by Mike Lefever (Post Independent/Citizen Telegram)  … In the end, though, I hope your take away is the same as mine; there’s

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Point/Counterpoint: Is It Time for Greens To Reassess Their Opposition to Ethanol?

by Senator Timothy Wirth and C. Boyden Gray (Yale Environment 360)  The criticism of ethanol by environmentalists is misguided and

May 28, 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

May 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Crops of the Biofrontier: In Search of Opportunities for Sustainable Energy Cropping

by Stephanie Searle, Chelsea Petrenko, Ella Baz, and Chris Malins  (International Council on Clean Transportation)  Describes case studies of energy

April 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Germans Give Thumbs up to Biofuels

(Biofuels International)  More than two thirds of Germans view biofuels in a positive light, a new study suggests.  The representative

April 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Meet The New ‘Tool’ In Big Oil’s Efforts To Scuttle Ethanol +VIDEO: An Open Letter to George “David” Banks

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  I just finished reading your article “Renewable Fuel Standard Continues To Devastate,” published in

March 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Endless Assault on the RFS

by Doug Durante (The Hill/ Clean Fuels Development Coalition)  With regard to the recent opinion expressed by Rob Green of

March 15, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Gives Rural Communities an Economic Boost

by Rick Edwards (Adams County Farm Bureau/Herald-Whig) Letter to Editor:  A commercial airing locally, produced by Smarter Fuel Future, is

March 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Putting Corn in Your Car Isn’t as Crazy as It Sounds

by Nathanael Johnson (Grist)  When I first looked at the environmental impact of corn ethanol I thought it was simple:

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Edgington Letter: The RFS Does Work

by Chris Edgington (Globe Gazette)  … Today, energy represents 5.2 cents of every dollar spent on food versus 6.8 cents in

February 23, 2016 Read Full Article

How Can Higher-Yield Farming Help to Spare Nature?

by Ben Phalan, Rhys E. Green, Lynn V. Dicks, Graziela Dotta, Claire Feniuk, Anthony Lamb, Bernardo B. N. Strassburg, David R.

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Homegrown Energy Security for Europe

by Anders Fogh Rasmussen (Project Syndicate) The European Union is highly dependent on foreign oil. For every 100 liters consumed within the

January 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Let’s Give Credit Where It’s Due

by Kenneth Riffle (Salina Journal) Opinion:  … Ethanol utilized as an oxygenate in blended gasoline helps control carbon monoxide emissions. As an

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Horowitz: Ethanol is the Anchor Baby of our Economic System

by Daniel Horowitz (Conservative Review)  … In the same respect, we can say the ethanol mandate is the anchor baby of

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

17 Answers for Your Burning Questions about Biofuels, Renewable Chemicals, Biomass and More.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Q. We’ve heard a lot about carbon capture, but what about carbon capture and conversion

December 28, 2015 Read Full Article

The 7 Flying Reindeer: Renewable Fuel Myths that Continue to Defy Gravity

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Food vs Fuel, biofuels causing corn planting to skyrocket, low oil prices killing off renewable

December 23, 2015 Read Full Article

How Renewable Ethanol Can Be Produced Sustainably

(ePURE) … At ePURE, the association representing European ethanol producers, we believe that renewable ethanol can play an important role in

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

UN Flags Biofuels Slowdown, as Food Prices Renew Decline

(Agrimoney.com)  The United Nations highlighted a cooling in the competition by biofuels plants for crops as it revealed a return

December 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Debunking Biofuels: Do They Really Raise Food Prices?

by Melissa Pariettin(MSN.com)  … Many factors determine the price of food in the U.S. If the introduction of the RFS (Renewable

November 18, 2015 Read Full Article

RFA Sees Positives And Negatives From CBO Report

(WNAX)  A Congressional Budget Office report released this summer and shared at a Congressional Committee hearing last week looked at

November 9, 2015 Read Full Article

House Science Committee Hearing Exposes Fundamental Flaws in RFS Opponents Attacks

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Today (November 3, 2015), the House Science, Space and Technology committee held a joint hearing of the

November 4, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol from Corn Stalks: A Cure for Climate Change?

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  … “This is one of the core technologies that we need to cut oil use

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Sen. Charles Grassley: It’s No Trick: Cellulosic Ethanol a Treat for Iowa Economy

by Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)  (Ames Tribune)  … Iowa’s new cellulosic facility also will help dry up the crocodile tears spilled

October 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Big Oil’s Not So Smart Campaign

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  … If Big Oil truly believed its product (oil) was better than ethanol, why not launch a campaign

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fraud Goes on with Impunity

by David O. Berger (St. Louis Today)  … And, of course, whenever big business and big government collude, as is the case

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Letters: Ethanol Good for Economy, Environment

by Warren Woodrow Carothers (The State)  In his Sept. 18 letter, “Renewable fuel standard doing more harm than good,” U.S.

October 2, 2015 Read Full Article

UN Data Suggests Ethanol Production Does Not Increase Food Prices

(Biofuels International)  The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UN FAO) has released data showing that global food prices have

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

UN Data Shows That Ethanol is Not Causing Food Price Rises

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance)  The UN FAO has released data showing that global food prices have experience the steepest monthly

September 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Celebrating a Decade of Success: The RFS Turns 10!

(Renewable Fuels Association)  This Saturday marks 10 years since the Energy Policy Act of 2005 (EPAct) containing the original Renewable

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Big Oil’s Mouthpiece Distorts the Facts

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill)  Sofie E. Miller may have left the Charles Koch Institute in 2012, but

July 30, 2015 Read Full Article

THE CASE FOR BIOFUEL: The Magic Bullet for Energy Security and Rural Development in Africa

by Olatomiwa Bifarin* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Around 770,000 BC, it was fire, at some point – wood, dung and coal,

July 16, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol and Biodiesel: Guilty as Charged

by Paul Driessen (Town Hall) … The tale of Philip Joseph Rivkin (aka Felipe Poitan Arriaga) reveals an equally disgusting aspect of

July 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Food in the Age of Biofuels

by Jose Graziano da Silva (United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization/Project Syndicate) … But this is a false dichotomy. The choice cannot be between

July 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Livestock Feed to Overtake Biofuel in Grain Demand Growth – FAO/OECD

(CNBC/Reuters)  Livestock feed will surpass biofuels as the main source of growth in global grain consumption in the next 10

July 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuel Crops Will Feel Effects of Slumping Oil Prices, Research Shows

Eric Atkins (The Globe and Mail)  The crash in oil prices will be felt at the farm gate as demand

July 1, 2015 Read Full Article

Ignorance or Ignoring is Bliss

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Many so-called “experts” fail to account for the contributions of ethanol or, in many

June 30, 2015 Read Full Article

Big Oil’s Mouthpiece Distorts the Facts

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill)  Sofie E. Miller may have left the Charles Koch Institute in 2012, but

June 29, 2015 Read Full Article

EU Set to Meet Green Energy Goal but UK, Netherlands Trail

by Susanna Twidale and Barbara Lewis (Reuters)  * Renewable energy to account for 15.3 percent in 2014  * France, Malta,

June 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Biofuels under Attack: Same Old Story

by Chuck Grassley (The Iowa Republican)  … Consumers like biofuels.  The idea of a homegrown product that reduces emissions harmful to

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Don’t Blame Ethanol and the RFA for High Food Prices

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Wall Street Journal)  There is no support for the statement that ethanol production has driven

May 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Brazilian Study Explores Multiple Causes of 2007 Mexico Tortilla Crisis

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In light of signs of a moderation in the long upward trend in commodity

March 2, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

The Food Waste Debacle

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last week there was  a Fast Food industry fly-in to DC — arguing for a repeal

March 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Toomey, Feinstein Introduce Bill to Repeal Ethanol Mandate

(Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA))  U.S. Senators Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) are working to repeal a law that

February 27, 2015 Read Full Article

Opening Channels For Export

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Grains Council is teaming up with Growth Energy, the Renewable Fuels

January 19, 2015 Read Full Article

RFS Roundup: Senators Feinstein, Toomey Float Amendment to Cut Corn Ethanol from RFS

(Environmental and Energy Study Insitute)  On January 16, Sens. Feinstein (D-CA) and Toomey (R-PA) floated an amendment to the Keystone

January 16, 2015 Read Full Article

China Biofuels Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2010 – 2017

(Transparency Market Research/Digital Journal) Transparency Market Research Report Added “China Biofuels Market” to its database. The research report provides insights

December 18, 2014 Read Full Article

High Turkey Prices: Don't Blame Ethanol

by Alan Neuhauser  (U.S. News and World Report/MSN.com)  No clucking way.   Turkey prices are still higher than average, the American

November 26, 2014 Read Full Article

Top 10 Ways to Show Gratitude to Biodiesel Supporters on Thanksgiving

(National Biodiesel Board)  This holiday season, we’re giving thanks to the thousands of businesses that choose biodiesel, a sustainable, green

November 25, 2014 0 comment Read Full Article

Fuel Standard Good for US Economy

by Tim Walz (D-Minn.) (AgWeek)  Imagine a future where America controls its own energy destiny — a future in which

November 18, 2014 Read Full Article

New Report Sheds Light on the Old "Food Vs. Fuel" Bioenergy Debate

by Jennifer Runyon (RenewableEnergyWorld.com) There was never any conflict between using corn for food or for ethanol since corn growers send

October 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Reduces Use of Imported Oil, Is Sustainable

by Douglas Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/DelMarVa Now)  A recent column from Dan Ervin is so wholly lacking in facts,

October 9, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol & Corn Production Up, Food & Gas Prices Down

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Growth Energy is attacking the myth that ethanol production increases food prices. Tom Buis, CEO of Growth

July 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Using Less Corn Ethanol Reduces Greenhouse Gas Emissions

(Environmental Working Group)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s pending proposal to cut the amount of corn ethanol that must be blended

May 29, 2014 Read Full Article

Grants Further Environmental Policy Research

by Stacy Shackford (Cornell Chronicle)  … A $499,998 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture

May 15, 2014 Read Full Article

ETHANOL: Feeding and Fueling the World| 2014 UPDATE

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association has published an updated infographic to illustrate how corn is used for fuel

May 8, 2014 Read Full Article

The Renewable Fuel Standard and Consumer Food Prices

by John M. Urbanchuk (ABF Economics, Agriculture and Biofuels Consulting, LLP)  The impact of biofuel production mandated by the Renewable Fuel

April 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Biofuels and Local Food Security: What Does the Evidence Say?

by Anna Locke and Giles Henley (Overseas Development Institute) • People worry that using crop-based biofuels to increase the volume of low-carbon fuels could

April 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Super-Sized Hogwash: Examining the Chain Restaurants’ Rhetoric about the RFS and Food Prices

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)   It has been reported that chain restaurant executives and franchise owners are on Capitol

February 28, 2014 Read Full Article

RPT-EU Policy Gap Choking off Next Generation Green Fuel-Industry

by Barbara Lewis (Reuters)  * New research underlines benefits of new generation biofuel    * Commission 2030 policy outline omits

February 28, 2014 Read Full Article

False Alarms vs Hard Data: the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Results, and the Critics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  All those worries about the impact of biofuels on food prices, deforestation, Gulf hypoxia? …

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

Oil Seen as Main Driver of Ethanol and Grain Prices in UN Study

by Rudy Ruitenberg  (Bloomberg)   Oil prices were found to be the main drivers of ethanol and grain prices in a

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Senate Hearing Addresses 2014 RFS Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works held a hearing Dec. 11

December 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Obama Messes with the RFS

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the EPA released its 2014 proposed standards and volumes for renewable fuels. The volumes, as

November 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Declining Corn Prices Hurting South Dakota Farmers

by Jeff Natalie-Lees (Aberdeen News)  Corn is about one-half the price it was a year ago, a movement that will dramatically

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

Bipartisan Group of Legislators Introduce RFS Reform Act

(Office of Representative Jim Costa (D-CA 16th))  Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Jim Costa (D-CA), Steve Womack (R-AR), and Peter Welch

October 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Global Food Prices Fall to 3-Year Low, FAO Trims Crop Forecasts

(Reuters)  Global food prices are not expected to fall much further after dipping to their lowest level in three years

October 3, 2013 Read Full Article

RFA, Growth Energy Speak out against API Poll Results

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy are disputing the results of a new

October 3, 2013 Read Full Article

Impacts of the EU Biofuel Policy on Agricultural Markets and Land Use

(European Commission Joint Research Center) This report aims to analyse different scenarios that could occur in the EU in the years to

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Coalition Letter Opposing the Renewable Fuel Standard

(Frontiers of Freedom)  It has come to our attention that Congress is considering legislation this fall to reform the Renewable

October 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Analyzing the Influence of Energy Policy

by Jake Ferris (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … The change in stock levels from 2001-’05 accounted for about $1.28 of the

September 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Accusing RFS of Driving Food Prices is a Whopper

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  The National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR), the lobbying arm for the fast food industry, is

September 19, 2013 Read Full Article

Farmer’s Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As farmer’s markets boom — bringing great foods and prices directly to consumers — what

September 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Food Price Fears Push EU Lawmakers to Put a Lid on Biofuels Growth

(EurActiv)  The European Parliament has voted to limit the use of fuels made from food crops because of fears that

September 12, 2013 Read Full Article

Report: Biofuels Play Minor Role in Local Food Prices

(Ecofys)   There is persistent concern that biofuels compete with food production, drive up food prices and price volatility and

September 6, 2013 Read Full Article

USDA: Food Prices Rising at Slower Pace than Initially Forecast

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The U.S. Agriculture Department said food prices won’t increase as much as initially expected

August 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Land Availability Should Determine Biomass Use

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  According to a paper published by the nova-Institute on agricultural feedstock use in industrial applications, efficiency and

August 14, 2013 Read Full Article

EU Parliament ENVI Committee Approves Biofuels Cap, ILUC

(The European Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  On July 11, the European Parliament’s committee for environment, public health, and food safety (ENVI)

July 17, 2013 Read Full Article

American Petroleum Institute Launches New Campaign

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  American Petroleum Institute (API) has launched a new campaign featuring print and TV ads taking aim

July 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Friends of the Earth and Searchinger Still Wrong about Biofuels

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance/Biodiesel Magazine)  Today (July 12, 2013) the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance slammed a new study by Friends

July 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Stop the Nonsense

by Mike Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  I see article after article pertaining to world hunger and how biofuels are one

July 15, 2013 Read Full Article

Report: ILUC Penalties under the RED Will Harm Developing Nations

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new report published by World Growth argues that the E.U.’s proposal regarding indirect

July 15, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Clean-Burning Biofuels Can Give Us True Independence

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Chron) …We can provide our motorists and military with stable, domestically produced fuel. Since 2011,

July 5, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Busting Big Oil Myths on the RFS and Ethanol, Part II: Food Prices

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association/The Energy Collective)  …Big Oil’s PR machine regurgitates these myths via conference calls with reporters,

June 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Groups Encourage Lawmakers to Maintain the RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Several biofuel trade organizations have weighed in on white paper published by the House Energy and

May 3, 2013 Read Full Article

RFA to House Committee: RFS is Single Most Important Economic Value-Added Market for Agriculture

(Renewable Fuels Association)  In seventeen pages of comments, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) answered questions put forth in the U.S. House

May 3, 2013 Read Full Article

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