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The Thump at the Pump: The Digest’s 2019 Multi-Slide Guide to Gasoline vs. Ethanol

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The debate of who rules – ethanol or gasoline – has been going on seemingly forever. Why does this debate drive everyone nuts? Which has the

December 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Going Head-to-Head-to-Head on Ethanol with Chris Edwards

by Marc J. Rauch (The Auto Channel)  … Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to write to Chris (Edewards) regarding an anti-ethanol editorial he wrote for the Cato Institute

October 21, 2019 Read Full Article

Reg Modlin High Octane Low Carbon Fuel Blog Series

(Natual Resources Solutions) Reg Modlin is a senior NRS Advisor and a veteran of 40-plus years in the automotive industry. In the following posts, he examines the steps that have

October 7, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol’s Impact Lauded in Wake of Saudi Attack

by Candace Krebs (Ag Journal) … “What people don’t realize is that shale provides a particular very light type of oil, and we can’t use that exclusively with the way our

October 3, 2019 Read Full Article

Economist’s Study Shows Ethanol Supply Helps Reduce Effects of Oil Market Disruptions

by Chris Galford (Transportation Today News)  New research from economist Dr. Philip Verleger, Jr. examines market disruptions from more than 50 years of data and concludes that the availability of

September 24, 2019 Read Full Article

‘Very Engaged’ Trump Talks Biofuels Policy with U.S. Oil-State Senators

by Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  President Donald Trump on Thursday discussed biofuels policy with senators from U.S. oil states, including Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy, who said the president was engaged on

September 20, 2019 Read Full Article

New Study Stresses Ethanol’s Benefits for Energy Security

(Renewable Fuels Association) A new study shows that the Renewable Fuel Standard not only saves drivers money at the gas pump every day, but also enhances energy security by greatly reducing

September 19, 2019 Read Full Article

QUOTE OF THE WEEK — American Petroleum Institute

In a February 2018 letter to the EPA from the American Petroleum Institute: “…RIN costs are largely recovered by refineries, both large and small, through the increased value of gasoline

September 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Five Reasons Why Big Oil Is Wrong

by Scott Richman (Renewable Fuels Association) On Wednesday, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and the American Petroleum Institute sent a letter to President Trump in response to reports that the

September 1, 2019 Read Full Article

How to Fix the Ethanol Industry

by Robert Rapier (Forbes)  …In this model, the entities that control the model are the same as those that benefit from it: The Midwestern states that produce essentially all of

August 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Brings down Price of Gasoline at the Pump below Biodiesel in Zimbabwe

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Zimbabwe, the national broadcasting corporation reports that the Zimbabwe Energy Regulatory Authority says prices for gasoline blended with 10% ethanol have fallen below diesel prices

August 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Letter: Protect Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lykam (Quad City Times)  I respectfully disagree with Kerry Etringer’s July 18 letter in which he described homegrown ethanol as a “sop” to farmers rather than a “good renewable source

August 2, 2019 Read Full Article

RFA Extends Ethanol Invite as EPA Head Visits Oil Refinery

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association has invited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler to visit an ethanol plant as a follow-up to his tour of a Pennsylvania oil refinery.

July 29, 2019 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Canada New Study on Clean Fuel Standard Costs

(Advanced Biofuels Canada)  Low carbon biofuels have ten-year track record in BC at costs below gasoline, resulting in affordable carbon reductions and much-needed competition in fuels  —  Canada’s national low carbon fuels

July 16, 2019 Read Full Article

Why Gas Prices Vary From Pump to Pump

(Wall Street Journal)  Two gas stations right next door to each other can have different prices for a gallon of gas. WSJ breaks down the different global, national and local factors

July 10, 2019 Read Full Article

U.S. Oil Companies Find Energy Independence Isn’t So Profitable

by Clifford Krauss (New York Times)  … In the last four years, roughly 175 oil and gas companies in the United States and Canada with debts totaling about $100 billion have

July 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Philadelphia Energy Solutions Seeks to Permanently Shut Oil Refinery

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) will seek to permanently shut its oil refinery in the city after a massive fire caused substantial damage to the complex, the mayor

June 26, 2019 Read Full Article

Brazil to Let Ethanol Sector Raise Capital Using Tax Free Notes

(Reuters)  The Brazilian government will allow companies in the sugar and ethanol sector to raise capital for investments through the issuance of notes that are exempt from income tax, Energy Minister

June 18, 2019 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard: Information on Likely Program Effects on Gasoline Prices and Greenhouse Gas Emission

(U.S. Government Accountability Office)  We reviewed the effects of the Renewable Fuel Standard, which requires biofuels to be blended into U.S. transportation fuels in increasing volumes. The standard was associated with modest

June 6, 2019 Read Full Article

Oil, Biomass, Carbon – The Value Story and a Look through the Lens of Price

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … So, producers band together to limit production and raise prices in the short term and oil-field value in the long-term. Cartels generally do a much

May 30, 2019 Read Full Article

New Study: Renewable Fuel Standard Saves Consumers 22 Cents on Every Gallon of Gas

by Kelsey Quargnenti (Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has lowered gas prices by an average of 22 cents per gallon in recent years and saved the typical American

May 15, 2019 Read Full Article

3 Strategies for Neutralizing Customers’ Pain at the Pump

(Source North America/CSP Daily News)  …  Although higher fuel taxes could shake up the playing field, there are things fuel marketers can do to protect their competitive advantage. Here are three ideas. 1)

May 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Yes, Tin Lizzie Was an Alcoholic

by Marc J. Rauch  (The Auto Channel)  Correcting Bad Revisionist History About Ford’s Model T Automobile  —  The most venerated automobile of all time is Henry Ford’s Model T. Nicknamed “Tin Lizzie,” “Leapin’

May 1, 2019 Read Full Article

Government Reduces the Price of Petrol after Increasing Amount of Ethanol in Fuel

(ZimEye.net)  The pump price of petrol has come down by 9 cents after government revised its duties and increased the amount of ethanol in petrol from 5% to 10%. The changes follow

April 30, 2019 Read Full Article

Time to Keep the Promises for Farmers to Compete in Energy

by James Talent (The Hill/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  … (Environmental Protection Agency head Andrew)  Wheeler announced more oil industry handouts last month, bringing the total to 2.6 billion gallons over

April 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Exec Says Don’t Blame the Flood for Higher Prices at the Pump

by Brent Martin (St. Joseph Post)  … CEO Geoff Cooper with the Renewable Fuels Association acknowledges a decrease in ethanol production has played a role, but contends the oil industry is

April 24, 2019 Read Full Article

Energy/Ethanol Outlook: Is There Hope for an Ethanol Boom?

by Bryce Knorr (Farm Progress)  Biofuel bust could get a little relief soon.   —  Pain at the pump could mean at least a little gain for corn growers. Demand for ethanol

April 19, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Roiled by Flooding, Lifting SoCal Gasoline Prices Near $4/gal

(Seeking Alpha)  The floods that inundated the Midwest also have slammed a U.S. ethanol industry that already was struggling with high inventories and sluggish domestic demand growth. Ethanol shortages from the Midwest are

April 9, 2019 Read Full Article

Ethanol Use Falls for First Time in 20 Years

by John Herath (Farm Journal Media)  RFA Blames Waivers for Refiners  — Ethanol use in the United States last year fell for the first time since 1998, according to data from the

March 15, 2019 Read Full Article

Bolivia Pushes for More Ethanol at the Stations

(Petrol Plaza)  Green corridors proposed through incentives that project mass use of biofuels.  —  The National Agency of Hydrocarbons (ANH) has put into effect a resolution that simplifies the technical, legal and

March 14, 2019 Read Full Article

Consumption, U.S. Recession in 2020, Oil-Led, Says Prominent US Economist

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Florida at the 24th National Ethanol Conference, US energy economist Phil Verleger said “I don’t see how we get through this in 2020 without a

February 13, 2019 Read Full Article

RFA’s Cooper: Ethanol Industry ‘Delivering Huge Wins’ Despite ‘Tough Year’ in 2018

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper told nearly 1,000 National Ethanol Conference attendees today that while the U.S. ethanol industry had a “tough year” in

February 12, 2019 Read Full Article

Retailers Say Now Is the Time to Move to Higher Ethanol Blends

(Solutions from the Land)  In its 2019 Annual Energy Outlook issued this month, the DOE’s Energy Information Administration offers projections that make clear the importance of significantly increasing ethanol blends into the nation’s

February 11, 2019 Read Full Article

Brazilian Ethanol Looks for Balance between Oil, Sugar Markets

by  Nicolle Monteiro and Castro Beatriz Pupo (S&P Global) Brazilian ethanol prices, production and consumption patterns are more than ever driven by oil and gasoline prices.  —  Ethanol’s share of the 2018-19

February 6, 2019 Read Full Article

2019: The Year Ethanol Misinformation Died

(Renewable Fuels Association) …  Ethanol is providing a cleaner, domestically produced, higher-octane fuel, while offering greater consumer choice at the pump. Let’s break it down. Ethanol is providing greater consumer choice.

January 4, 2019 Read Full Article

On Eleventh Anniversary, RFS2 ‘Has Unquestionably Lived Up to Its Promise’

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Eleven years ago today, President George W. Bush signed into law what has become the single most successful clean fuels policy in the United States–the expanded Renewable Fuel

December 19, 2018 Read Full Article

It’s a Bitter End for Sugar as Investors Line Up for 2019 Losses

(Bloomberg) … Millers could make more sugar as oil drop damps ethanol view … The one thing that kept the rout from being even deeper: robust demand for ethanol in Brazil,

December 17, 2018 Read Full Article

US Ethanol Producers: We Are Oil’s Biggest Competitor, Cleaner Too

by Sarantis Michalopoulos (EURACTIV)  Increasing ethanol use will help countries around the world meet their Paris Agreement climate goals in a cheaper way, US producers told EURACTIV.com, staking their claim to a

December 14, 2018 Read Full Article

ACE Hopes to Help Grow Mexico’s Ethanol Market

by Matt Thompson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Fresh off a trip to Mexico to tout the benefits of ethanol to retailers, the American Coalition for Ethanol’s Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty said

December 6, 2018 Read Full Article

EIA Study: Refiners Could Meet 95 RON Standard Without More Ethanol

(Renewable Fuels Association)  A new Energy Information Administration (EIA) study concludes that U.S. petroleum refineries would have “no problem” meeting a requirement to produce gasoline with a higher minimum octane rating (95 Research

November 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Automakers Fight Trump’s Auto Emissions Rollback

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Major automakers are pushing the Trump administration to abandon its plan to roll back climate change rules for cars. Companies had emphatically encouraged the Environmental Protection

November 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Edwardsville Lab Continues to Impact Ethanol Sector

by DeLoss Jahnke (Farm Week Now)  NCERC has contributed dozens of technologies being used by manufacturers across the country, and interest in continued collaboration keeps growing.  In just 15 years, the National Corn-to-Ethanol

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Dems Ask Trump Administration to Honor Renewable Fuel Standard Commitments

(Office of Congressman Ruben Gallego D-AZ))… Reps. Ruben Gallego (D-AZ) and Danny Davis (D-IL) led a letter signed by 17 of their colleagues to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) expressing

October 20, 2018 Read Full Article

President Trump’s Ethanol Expansion Has Immediate Positive Impact on Attis Industries

(Attis Industries/NewMediaWire/FuturesTradingCharts.com) …  Jeff Cosman, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, explains, “The increased inclusion allowance plays a vital role in the expansion of renewable fuel production. The timing couldn’t be better

October 10, 2018 Read Full Article

With Gas Prices Rising, Sales of Cheaper, Ethanol-Blended Fuels Are Surging in California

by Steve Scauzillo (San Gabriel Valley Tribune/The Sun)  … But in about 190 stations in California, there exists an alternative: One lone, usually green-colored nozzle delivering E-85, an alcohol blend accepted

October 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Automakers Seek Flexibility at Hearing on Mileage Standards

by Tom Krisher adn Sudhin Thanawala (Associated Press) Automakers sought flexibility while environmental groups blasted the Trump administration’s proposal to roll back fuel economy standards at a public hearing on the

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Cutting Fuel Prices via Ethanol Imports Illegal under Biofuels Law: DOE

(ABS-CBN News)  It’s not possible to bring down gasoline prices by allowing oil firms to import cheaper bioethanol because this is against the law, an official of the Department of Energy

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Land Where Sugar-Ethanol Is King Pushes Into Corn Biofuel

(Bloomberg)  The processing plants peppering the agricultural heartland of Brazil attest to the country’s position as the world’s biggest sugar-cane producer and the undisputed king of ethanol made from the crop.

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Small Refinery Exemptions and Ethanol Demand Destruction

by Scott Irwin (FarmDocDaily)  Small refinery exemptions (SREs) represent the latest controversy to engulf the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  When the U.S. Congress first created the RFS in the Energy Policy

September 17, 2018 Read Full Article

US Cellulosic Waiver Credit Likely to Be $1.77 in 2019: Platts Analytics

by Joshua Pedrick (S&P Global/Platts)  The US Environmental Protection Agency is likely to set the 2019 cellulosic waiver credit (CWC) at $1.77 for each credit, down from $1.96 in 2018, according

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

ODU Algae Research Aims to Fuel Bioeconomy

by Sarah Huddle (Old Dominion University) … Cutting-edge research in the Batten College of Engineering and Technology at Old Dominion University is fueling the bioeconomy through the discovery of useful applications for

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Motorists Can Make Better Decisions at the Pump: Misconceptions about Gasoline Mean Lost Savings, Dirtier Air

by Jeff Rice (Journal-Advocate)  … Motorists shop almost exclusively according to price, except when the price goes down, and labor under a plethora of misconceptions about additives, octane and ethanol. That

August 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels Canada Clarifies Concerns, Statements on Proposed Clean Fuel Standard

(Advanced Biofuels Canada/EIN PressWire)  A recent federal decision to prioritize liquid fuels in the Clean Fuel Standard addresses many stakeholder concerns but misunderstanding of regulation continues  —  Canada’s national industry voice for

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazil’s Corn-Based Ethanol Industry Booms

(Bloomberg/Hellenic Shipping News)  The processing plants peppering the agricultural heartland of Brazil attest to the country’s position as the world’s biggest sugar-cane producer and the undisputed king of ethanol made from

August 24, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Mulls Scrapping of Biofuels Mandate

by Myrna M. Velasco (Manila Bulletin)  Having been apprised by industry players that this could yield bigger cost reduction to consumer-motorists, the Department of Energy (DOE) said it will be studying

August 23, 2018 Read Full Article

IPART Seeks Comment on Ethanol Market Monitoring COMMENT DEADLINE: September 10, 2018

(Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal)  The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) is seeking comments on its proposed approach to monitoring the wholesale and retail markets for ethanol used in

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Oil’s Well?

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Poltico’s Morning Energy) Does the world have enough oil to go around if 2.5 million barrels of Iranian petroleum is put behind a wall of U.S. sanctions?

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

House Subcommittee Holds Hearing on RINs

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On July 25, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing that aimed to educate members of the subcommittee

August 1, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Brazil Ethanol Output Could Double by 2030 -Gov’t Study

by Rodrigo Viga Gaier (Reuters)  Brazil’s ethanol production could double by 2030, boosted by growing investments in the sector due to the government’s RenovaBio program aimed at boosting the use of

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 2-Canada’s Ontario Government Scraps Cap-and-Trade Program

by Danya Hajjaji (Reuters)  The newly elected Ontario government announced on Tuesday (July 3, 2018) it would end the province’s cap-and-trade program, a policy designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fulfilling

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Brazilian Presidential Hopefuls Favor Free Market for Sugar, Ethanol

by Nicolle Castro (Platts)  Brazilian presidential pre-candidates spoke in favor of free fuel markets Monday at a sugarcane industry association UNICA forum

June 19, 2018 Read Full Article

UF/IFAS Researchers Hope Better Technology Produces Less Costly Ethanol

(University of Florida) University of Florida scientists wondered how cheaply fuel ethanol can be made from inedible plant material – called

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

A Blueprint for Keeping Midwest Dollars in the Midwest

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/ICM/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Urban Air Initiative President Dave VanderGriend says increasing the availability of ethanol blender

June 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy: RVP Period to Begin at Highest Fuel Cost to Consumers in Years

(Growth Energy)  Tomorrow (June 1, 2018) marks the beginning of the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) restriction on E15 sales across most

June 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Donnelly Urges President Trump To Take Steps To Lower Gas Prices

(WBIW)  Following reports that gas prices are on the rise, U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly today urged President Trump to take an

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Rising Fuel Prices Bring into Question EPA Efforts to Reduce Fuel Economy Standards

by Tsvetana Paraskova (Oilprice.com/USA Today)  Crude oil and gasoline prices are on the rise after President Donald Trump withdrew from the

May 17, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

How to Save $10 per Fillup — Ethanol

by Todd Sneller (Nebraska Ethanol Board/Kearney Hub)  Many consumers felt their wallets lighten as the numbers ticked up on the gas

May 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Debate over the RFS Is Playing out on the Political Stage: The Public Discussion Rarely Considers American Consumers.

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Biofuels Digest)  The biofuels industry found itself in an unusual position for much of the past 12

May 7, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

How Trump Might Make SUVs Pricier in Seattle than Omaha

by Camille von Kaenel (E&E News)  … The Trump administration’s efforts to weaken vehicle pollution requirements could set up a split

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA: Ethanol Saves Consumers at the Pump

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) … Energy Information Administration is already warning drivers that they are likely to see the highest

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Isobutanol: Now on the Radar for USA COMMENTS DUE April 30, 2018

by  Jess Hewitt  (Biofuels Digest/Lee Enterprises Consulting)  The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has opened a comment period for the registration of

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

As Petroleum Prices, Demand Soars, US, EU Dither on Biofuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … US gasoline prices are at a three-year high, says CNBC. This time, the response has been

April 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Messages from Brussels: More Biofuels for Transport Are Badly Needed and Can Be Produced Sustainably

(BioFuture Platform)  Several international initiatives and organizations met in Brussels to discuss the need and the ways to scale up

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Automakers Want 95 Octane Gas To Completely Take Over

by Erik Shilling (Jalopnik)  … Higher compression ratios, and thus higher octane, can have the additional benefit of greater fuel efficiency if

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

California Says a Car-Emissions Deal With Trump Could Be Doable

by Mark Chediak, Ryan Beene, and John Lippert  (Bloomberg)  ‘Reason could prevail,’ chair of Air Resources Board says; State is considering a

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

No Door for Return of RON92 Petrol

(Nhan Dan)  After RON92 petrol was replaced by E5 bio-fuel for about three months, several enterprises said that the consumption of

April 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump to Roll Back Fuel Standards for Cars, Light Trucks — Ford, GM Positions

by Todd Spangler and Eric Lawrence (Detroit Free Press) … General Motors said that, regardless of what standard is ultimately set,

April 3, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Publishes CAFE Standards Mid-Term Evaluation Final Determination

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  On April 2, 2018, the Administrator signed the Mid-term Evaluation Final Determination which finds that the model

April 2, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Your Turn: South Dakota Ethanol Policy Genius

by Orrie Swayze (Argus Leader)  Sen. Kent Frerichs looked to further capitalize on the genius of our incredibly successful ethanol policy taxing

April 2, 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

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

As We Approach 10th Anniversary of $147 Oil, Could It Happen Again?

by Landon Hall (Fuel Freedom Foundation)  The price of oil reached a record high of $147 on July 11, 2008. Could such

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Auto Exec: Raise the Octane Rating of U.S. Gasoline for Bump in Fuel Efficiency

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  At a recent American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers meeting, General Motors executive Dan

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

California May Tweak Climate Program That’s Pushing up Gas Prices

by David R. Baker (Seattle Times)  … Last week, the California Air Resources Board issued proposed changes that would delay some of

March 12, 2018 Read Full Article

New Study: RIN Price Cap for E15 RVP Waiver “Deal” Would Cut Ethanol Consumption and Trounce Corn Prices

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  Any action to artificially cap Renewable Identification Number (RIN) prices in exchange for an RVP

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Calls on US Government to Support Biofuels Sector

(Biofuels International)  Growth Energy calls on US government to support biofuels sector — Biofuels are crucial to improving the US energy outlook,

February 22, 2018 Read Full Article

A Sit Down with Conrad Rautenbach from Green Fuel

(The Herald)  Fuel prices shot up recently before Government intervened by reducing import duty on fuel to stem the price madness

February 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Calls on US Government to Support Biofuels Sector

(Biofuels International)  Biofuels are crucial to improving the US energy outlook, according to an expert from ethanol trade association Growth Energy.

February 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor: It’s False to Say Ethanol Costs the Consumer More

by Clarence Schutte (LincolnLand Agri-Energy/Effingham Daily News)  … The statement that ethanol costs the consumer more is false. The RBOB which is

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Petrobras to Join Oil and Gas Climate Initiative after Selling off Biofuel Assets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Brazil, Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) is joining the Switzerland-based Oil and Gas Climate Initiative, whose member

January 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol To The Rescue of Higher Gas Prices

by Dave VanderGriend (Urban Air Initiative/ICM/Biofuels Digest)  …   A lot of people might forget that it was only three years ago

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

California-Trump Administration Fuel-Efficiency Talks Intensify

by David Shepardson (Reuters) California and the Trump administration will hold a series of new talks over fuel efficiency rules as

January 17, 2018 Read Full Article

BRAZIL: Ethanol Demand Expected To Increase 60% In 2018, Says NexSteppe

(RTT News/Markets Insider)  The RenovaBio program – which aims at increasing biofuels consumption – and rising gasoline prices in Brazil should

January 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Drivers in Oaxaca Singing the Praises of E50

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest) In Mexico, rising gas prices in Oaxaca have seen drivers turn towards higher ethanol blends as a

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

USDA Reports Says Indonesia Faces Ethanol Dilemma

by Tim Albrecht  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Indonesia instituted a national ethanol policy in 2006, but has been having troubles meeting their

January 4, 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

December 27, 2017 Read Full Article

The Washington Swamp Is Filled with Ethanol

by Peter Z. Grossman (Washington Examiner)  … People forget how we wound up with an ethanol mandate worth over $20 billion per

December 8, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Slams Texas Governor for Requesting RFS Waiver

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, in a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt on Friday, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blended Gasoline Saves Motorists Money

by Tom Steever (Brownfield Ag News)  An ethanol industry spokesman says the price difference between ethanol and gasoline favors motorists who

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Releases New Ethanol Savings Calculator Just in Time for Thanksgiving Travel

(Renewable Fuels Association)  The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) today released an easy-to-use online calculator to help consumers understand how much money they can

November 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Presentations Posted for Can Fuel Efficiency Standards Be Met Cost-Effectively? The Potential for High-Octane, Low-Carbon Fuels

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) held a briefing examining how high-octane, low-carbon fuel can enable CAFE

November 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

US Spread between E85 Ethanol, Gasoline Reaches All-Time High

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, according to crowd-sourced data from the Renewable Fuels Association’s E85prices.com, the national price spread

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Consumers Win with Ethanol

(Hoosier Ag Today/Renewable Fuels Association)  Consumers have been saving money thanks to ethanol for years, but never as much as today.

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Can Fuel Efficiency Standards Be Met Cost-Effectively? — November 13, 2017 — Washington, DC

  Can Fuel Efficiency Standards Be Met Cost-Effectively?   —   November 13, 2017   —   Washington, DC

To cut petroleum usage and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, fuel efficiency standards are set to rise significantly by 2025 under

November 1, 2017 Read Full Article

New Statistical Analysis: No Relationship Between RIN Credits and Retail Gasoline Prices

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association) Despite continued claims by opponents of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), prices of the Renewable

October 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Holiday Petrol Price War Sees E10 Drop 6 ¢ in Southeast Queensland

by Lexie Cartwright (News.com.au/Courier Mail)  A petrol price war is brewing for the school holidays as an independent retailer drops the

September 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Kearney Hub Editorial: Ethanol Blending Takes Sting off at Pump

(Globe Gazette)  Expect gasoline prices to climb into the $2.80 range, the Oil Price Information Service warns, because Hurricane Harvey

September 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Mandate Blamed for Stinging Motorists $143m a Year

by Sean Nicholls (Sydney Morning Herald)  The controversial NSW ethanol mandate costs motorists more than $143 million a year by

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Wants EPA to Ease Fuel Restrictions to Reduce Price Spikes in Harvey’s Wake

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The ethanol industry pressed the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to relax fuel restrictions nationwide

August 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Report Discusses Future Growth of Australian Ethanol Industry

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network predicts

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Ninth Annual Green Innovation Index Finds California Clean Economy Thriving but Emissions-Reduction Challenges Loom

(Business Wire/Next 10)  As California’s economy continues to grow, the state’s carbon footprint continues to shrink, albeit at a slower

August 22, 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

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Major Study Says “Cut Cellulosic Ethanol out”, RFA Says “No Way Jose”

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Iowa, a new tractable multi-market model study finds that the RFS has substantially benefited

August 21, 2017 Read Full Article

New Study Shows Renewable Fuel Standard Helps—Not ‘Harms’—the US Economy

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/The Hill)  Buried deep within the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent proposal for 2018 renewable fuel standard

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Corn Farmers, Biofuels Have More to Offer

by Mark Sponsler (Colorado Corn/Journal-Advocate)  … Oxygenating gasoline is required under Clean Air Act amendments, and ethanol — with its clean-burning

July 20, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazil to Speed up Adoption of Biofuel Mandates -Industry Group

by  José Roberto Gomes (Reuters)  The Brazilian government will use a fast-track legislative tool to speed up implementation of a

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Why High-Octane Gas Costs So Much More Than Regular

by Clifford Atiyeh (Car and Driver) …  As gas prices tumbled over the past three years, the premium-fuel premium skyrocketed

July 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Emphasis on Oil Has Made Ethanol Unprofitable

by Gerald Kosmicki (Grand Island Independent) … Why not just say farmers need a higher price for their corn, rather than

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

City Of Hollywood Becomes South Florida’s First Green Municipal Fleet With E85 Biofuel

(Protec Fuel/PR Newswire)  Switch to Ethanol to Save City Money, Reduce Pollution, and Maintain Fuel Delivery During Hurricanes — Protec Fuel

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Mexican Biodiesel Producer Growing Thanks to Higher Fossil Prices but Margins Thin

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Mexico, Smart Recycling has boosted its UCO biodiesel production 150% since January to more

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Livin’ La Vida Octane: The Quest for Torque and Affordable, Sustainable Vroom

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In recent days. we’ve been updating some very useful industry charts relating to costs, carbon,

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

$20 Oil? $200 Oil? Does It Matter? Part 1 of the 3-Part Digest series: Carbon 2017

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) For the world of renewable fuels — the only significant carbon legislation on the books, it

May 10, 2017 Read Full Article

High Octane Gas Coming — But You’ll Pay More for It

by Mark Phelan (Detroit Free Press)  “Ten cents a gallon more is probably palatable. A quarter risks customer acceptance,” said

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

BAA Rejects Productivity Commission Claims

(Biofuels Association of Australia) The Biofuels Association of Australia strongly rejects claims by the Federal Productivity Commission that the industry fails

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Economists: Octane Premium Offsets Ethanol Energy Penalty

by  Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol critics bash the fuel for its lower energy value than gasoline, while

March 20, 2017 Read Full Article

IRFA: ‘Merchant Refiners Not Paying for RINs’

(Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  …  The main argument of the petitioners is that they are paying for millions

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Protect Illinois Farmers from Crude Manipulation

by Jim Talent (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/Belleville News-Democrat)  When Illinois farmers sell wheat, rye or oats on the

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Zimbabwe: Zim Fuel Prices Up

by Phillimon Mhlanga (All Africa)  Zimbabwe’s major fuel retailers have raised fuel prices by at least US$0,04 a litre due to

January 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Queensland Biofuels Company Set to Deliver Employment, Economic Development and Affordable Ethanol for Australia

(My Sunshine Coast/Queensland Renewable Fuels Association)   Renewable Developments Australia Pty Ltd (“RDA”) is fast approaching the delivery of the first

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

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Tough Path to Reach US Ethanol Max in 2017

(Argus Media)  US ethanol producers may never hit the 15bn USG target federal regulators included in biofuel blending mandates next

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

SRA Nixes Independent Oil Players’ Call for More Ethanol Imports

by James Konstantin Galvez (The Manila Times)  Despite rising fuel prices, the state-run Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) has dismissed calls

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

Nebraska Drivers Save $17 Million Using Ethanol-blended Fuel

(Nebraska Ethanol Board/KOOL Radio)  In 2016, Nebraska drivers will save approximately $17 million by using ethanol-blended gasoline. The savings is

December 7, 2016 Read Full Article

E10 Education Key to Delivering Benefits for Motorists

(Biofuels Association of Australia)  Many motorists are opting for expensive premium fuels unaware that E10 is compatible with their car,

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Petrol Prices Fall in Five Largest Cities, NSW Forks out $85m More on Ethanol mandate

by Rebecca Hyam (ABC)  The competition regulator has found Australian petrol prices fell 3.8 cents in Australia’s five largest cities during

November 30, 2016 Read Full Article

What’s in a Name?

by Ron Lamberty (Ethanol Producer Magazine/American Coalition for Ethanol)  … Two-thirds of consumers say price is the most important factor when

November 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Do We Still Need a Renewable Fuel Standard?

by Anne Steckel (National Biodiesel Board/The Hill)  Headlines tell us the world is awash with oil. Gas costs less than

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Gas Station Owner Says Don’t Confuse Non-Ethanol Fuel for Price Gouging

by Patrick Thomas (ABC33/40)   …   ABC 33/40 followed up on a complaint from an ABC 33/40 viewer about price

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Higher Ethanol Blends Can Alleviate Gasoline Shortages and Price Spikes

(Growth Energy)  A September 9 leak in the Colonial pipeline, which supplies gasoline to many states in the southeast and

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Petrobras Mulls Lowering Brazil Fuel Prices in 2016

by Shoaib-ur-Rehman Siddiqui (Business Recorder)   State-controlled Brazilian oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA is considering lowering wholesale gasoline and diesel

September 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Tesoro to Acquire Virent

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Wisconsin, Tesoro reached an agreement for Tesoro to acquire Virent. The acquisition, the partners

September 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Lesyna: Ethanol Is Bad for the Country

by William Lesyna (Roanoke Times)  … Since Gen. Wesley Clark is a board member of an organization of ethanol supporters, it’s

August 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Majors Lost One Engine; Now the Second One Is Sputtering

by Javier Blas (Bloomberg)  BP says second-quarter refining margins drop to 6-year low; Downstream business was key last year in cushioning cheap

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

LePage’s Executive Order on Ethanol Is Fueled by Myths, and It’s a Win for Foreign Oil

By Rick Santorum (Americans for Energy Security and Innovation/Bangor Daily News)  … Energy security goes hand in hand with national security,

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Earth-Friendly American Ethanol: An Important Success Story

(NewsUSA/WDRB.com)  There is little question ethanol is helping America reduce its dependence on foreign oil — lowering gasoline prices, improving

July 19, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

New CEO of Petrobras Has Good News for Brazil’s Ethanol Makers

by  Fabiana Batista (Bloomberg)  Parente signals end of government-subsidized gasoline prices; Higher gasoline costs likely to spark demand for biofuel  — … Pedro

June 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Consider the Fully Burdened Price of Fuel over Memorial Day Holiday

by Joanne Ivancic (Advanced Biofuels USA)  As we watch transportation fuel prices rise as we celebrate the beginning of Northern

May 28, 2016 0 comment 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

My Voice: The Positive Reach of Ethanol Impacts Many

by Keith Alverson  (Argus Leader)  As a sixth-generation corn farmer in South Dakota, and one who is deeply involved in sustainability

May 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Blending Pressures Already Shrinking Refiner Margins

by Laura Blewitt  (Bloomberg)  Federally mandated ethanol blending is adding extra pressure to the faltering profits of U.S. refiners. The worst

May 16, 2016 Read Full Article

The E15 Perspective from Those Marketing the Fuel

by Maura Keller (Fuel Marketer News)  … The argument among those marketers and retailers that have embraced the fuel is that E15

May 12, 2016 Read Full Article

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