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Ethanol Lobbying Is Up, and It Seems to Be Paying Off

Elvin Anawaguna (Roll Call/MSN)  Biofuel groups upped their spending on lobbying this year as they pressured lawmakers and the Trump administration on issues related to the Renewable Fuel Standard, which sets

November 7, 2018 Read Full Article

E15 Faces More Speed Bumps EPA’S Rule for Year-Round E15 Sales Is Still Not in Federal Register.

by Dan Looker (Success Farming)  When President Donald Trump told a campaign rally in Council Bluffs, Iowa, last month that his administration will approve year-round sales of E15, farmers and the

November 6, 2018 Read Full Article

NFU Urges Administration to Honor Commitment to Biofuels

(National Farmers Union)  Throughout his campaign for and tenure as president, Donald Trump has consistently pledged to support American-grown biofuels. However, his administration has too often failed to follow through on

November 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Clean Octane Alliance Sees Open Road for Higher Blends

(Urban Air Initiative)  … South Dakota Farmers Union President Doug Sombke and Urban Air Initiative President Dave VanderGriend said an update to the master list of future federal regulatory actions called the

October 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Rule Change Likely to Take Months, Even Years

by Charles Dunlap (The Mexico Ledger)  … “The question is whether there will be a restraining order prohibiting the rules to go forward or not,” Murphy (Steve Murphy, POET general manager at

October 29, 2018 Read Full Article

OMB Releases Estimated Timelines for EPA’s E15 Rule, 2 RFS Rules

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Trump Administration has released estimated timelines for the development of three U.S. EPA rulemakings that pertain to the Renewable Fuel Standard and year-round E15 sales,

October 25, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA President Says February Not Soon Enough for E15 Rulemaking

(WNAX)  This week, the Environmental Protection Agency published its rule making agenda for 2019 and in it said they’’ll start the rulemaking process for year-round use of E15 in February of

October 22, 2018 Read Full Article

The Truth about E15 and Smog

(Renewable Fuels Association)  On October 9, President Trump announced that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will soon begin a rulemaking process to allow year-round sales of E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol)

October 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Alternative Fuels Ethanol and Air Quality – Separating Fact from Fiction

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … After Tuesday’s announcement, the oil industry and some environmental groups were quick to claim that increasing the volume of ethanol in the

October 15, 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

President Opens up E15 Sales: Trump Directs EPA to Allow Year-Round E15 and a More Transparent RINs Market

by Chris Clayton and Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Leading into President Donald Trump’s trip to Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Tuesday, a senior White House official said Tuesday that the

October 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Hints at Iowa Trip to Announce ‘Something Very Important’

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register) President Donald Trump on Monday hinted at a possible upcoming trip to Iowa to announce “something very important” while touting a new U.S. trade deal with Canada

October 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Update1-White House Mulls Limits on Biofuel Trading as Part of E15 Deal-Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The White House is considering imposing restrictions on trading of biofuel credits, hoping to discourage speculation and reduce costs for oil refiners to comply with U.S. biofuels

September 29, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Credits Criticized by Icahn Drop to Pennies Under Trump

by Mario Parker and Jennifer A Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Gradual drop seen as refiners, farmers debate White House deal; Icahn owns 82% stake in independent oil refiner CVR Energy  —  The biofuel compliance credits used

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

New E15 Push Expected from White House: Update

(Argus Media)  President Donald Trump’s administration will within weeks renew efforts to allow the year-round sale of higher-ethanol gasoline blends, according to multiple sources in biofuels and refining industries. The administration

September 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Smith Awarded “High Octane Champion” Award from Nebraska’s Ethanol Industry

by Chad Moyer (KTIC Radio)  Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) has been recognized as a 2018 High Octane Champion by Renewable Fuels Nebraska, the trade association for Nebraska’s ethanol industry. The award

September 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Why Donald Trump Is Feeling the Heat From Midwestern Farmers

by Justin Worland (Time Magazine) On the campaign trail, Donald Trump made two big promises: renegotiating free trade agreements and helping corn growers by supporting ethanol.  …  As tensions over trade have

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

It’s Time for Action to Unlock Growth of Biofuels in Kansas

by Jesse McCurry (Wichita Eagle/Kansas Grain Sorghum Commission & Producers Association)  … Our grains reach markets around the world and feed production at a dozen Kansas ethanol plants that produce nearly

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

An Open Letter to EPA Acting Administrator Wheeler

by Brian Jennings (American Coalition for Ethanol/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Consider this a blueprint for restoring the trust EPA has broken with farmers and rural America. 1. Make good on the president’s

September 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Red Trail President Speaks up for Ethanol Production

by Mikkel Pates (Forum News Service/Bismark Tribune)  Now more than ever, farmers who believe in the future of ethanol need to speak up for it, says Gerald Bachmeier, president of

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

NCGA: USDA Trade Aid Won’t Make Up for Lost Markets

(National Corn Growers Association)  The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today said plans unveiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to provide aid to farmers negatively impacted by trade tariffs

August 31, 2018 Read Full Article

King Says Farmers Want EPA Action on Ethanol, not $12 Billion Aide Package

by O. Kay Henderson (RadioIowa)  Republican Congressman Steve King today said the best thing the Trump Administration could do to alleviate farmers’ angst about the trade war would be to allow higher

August 17, 2018 Read Full Article

How Progressives Can Reconnect with Rural Voters

by Patty Judge (Des Moines Register/Focus on Rural America)  … Many of the political elites on the coasts have argued that progressives should simply write off the rural Midwest because it

August 16, 2018 Read Full Article

Grassley Gets Local Perspective on Ag

by Seth Boyes (Dickinson County News)  Steffes Company in Milford played host to U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley on Monday Aug. 6.  …  “If you’re a member of Congress, you can’t keep your

August 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Pacific Ethanol Discusses Impact of Trade Barriers, EPA Actions

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Pacific Ethanol Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 9, reporting a slight increase in net sales. The company also discussed how current trade

August 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump’s Plan to Boost Ethanol Could Quickly Get Sidelined

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  …  On top of that, a senior Senate aide close to the pro-ethanol camp led by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, said “there is debate” over

August 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Iowans Tell EPA Chief President Made E15 Promise, It’s Time to Deliver

by O. Kay Henderson  (RadioIowa)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s acting administrator met privately with Iowa commodity group leaders at the Iowa State Fair today — but Andrew Wheeler told reporters

August 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Ad Wars

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The Renewable Fuels Association launched a weeklong ad campaign in Iowa on Monday, coinciding with Wheeler’s visit to the state’s annual fair. The ads

August 14, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA: EPA Is Working on an E15 Rule

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Bob Dinneen, the outgoing CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, told reporters Wednesday that he thinks EPA staff is working on a rule to

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Time for EPA to Clean up the Mess It Made of the RFS

by Timothy J. Rudnicki (Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  … Let’s be clear here. There are legitimate complaints from the biofuel industry because (acting Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew) Wheeler’s predecessor turned over

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Says Very Close to 12-Month Waiver for Ethanol in Gasoline

by Roberta Rampton and Lisa Lambert (Reuters)  President Donald Trump on Thursday said his administration is very close to granting a waiver that would allow the sale of gasoline containing 15 percent

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Drain the Swamp: Fire Pruitt at EPA

(The Courier) … Yet (Iowa Senator Joni) Ernst’s recent attack against Pruitt at a Washington energy forum was triggered over Pruitt’s “lies” about the Renewable Fuel Standard: not expanding year-round

June 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy: Prime the Pump Success Driving Ethanol Demand

(Growth Energy)  More than 2,800 retail sites will offer E15 by 2021, generating approximately 350 million new ethanol gallons annually, according to a one-pager released today by Growth Energy. The report

June 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Goes Global as Gasoline Price Rally Deteriorates Demand

by Suzanne Danforth and Jim Venhof (Genscape)  U.S. domestic ethanol demand suffered this spring relative to 2017, despite consistently favorable blending values and increasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirements. The decline, following

June 20, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Chief Hints He Could Order More Ethanol in Fuel

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  A week after the White House suspended its bid to reform the nation’s biofuels policy to aid oil refiners, the head of the Environmental Protection Agency on

June 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Senators Hope to Reap Farm Bill Amendments

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) The Senate Agriculture Committee will take up amendments to the farm bill today, but negotiations were still ongoing as to just which of 186 submitted

June 13, 2018 Read Full Article

Commentary: A Success Story Worth Repeating

by Gary Truitt (Hoosier Ag Today)  … The ethanol industry could provide a home-grown, energy source that lessened our dependence on foreign imports, replaced a cancer-causing chemical as the octane portion

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 of the country during the summer driving season – June

June 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Sustain RFS as Important Tool in GHG-Reduction Strategy

(Solutions from the Land)  One of the three pillars of climate-smart agriculture is actions that farmers can take to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and simultaneously improve profitability. A principal

May 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Administration Officials to Meet on Biofuel Policy Changes – Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  Top officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the departments of Energy and Agriculture plan to meet on Thursday to hammer out details of President Donald

May 24, 2018 Read Full Article

E15 Year-Round: Mixed Messages from RFS, RINs Meeting

by Tom C. Doran (AgriNews Publications)  It was good news and bad news for corn growers and ethanol proponents after President Donald Trump met with legislators to discuss the Renewable Fuel Standard.

May 23, 2018 Read Full Article

NFU Asks Pruitt to Allow Summertime E15 Sales

(National Farmers Union/Wallaces Farmer)   NFU President Roger Johnson says year-round use of E15 would have significant benefits for farmers and the economy.  —  NFU President Roger Johnson wrote to EPA Administrator

May 23, 2018 0 comment 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 important step towards addressing the price surge by reducing regulatory

May 22, 2018 Read Full Article

The Interaction of the Clean Air Act, California’s CAA Waiver, Corporate Average Fuel Economy Standards, Renewable Fuel Standards and California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  The Trump Administration is taking a new look at Obama Administration era Co2 regulations.  On the transportation side, these include reviewing Corporate Average Fuel Economy

May 21, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

EPA Set To Give Oil Another Victory At Ethanol’s Expense

(Urban Air Initiative)  A proposed rule to make ethanol blends above 15% illegal in anything other than flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) is a potential death blow to the ethanol industry according

May 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Will Battle Between ‘Big Corn’ And ‘Big Oil’ Stall Next Generation Biofuels?

by Aaron Smith and Vincent Smith (Investor’s Business Daily)  … The most immediate impact of the RFS wars is to focus attention on corn ethanol and petroleum gasoline at the detriment of

May 18, 2018 Read Full Article

API: Administrative Changes to RFS Probably Illegal, Definitely a Bad Idea

by Kelsey Tamborrino  (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The American Petroleum Institute is no fan of Trump’s effort to make administrative changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard. The Trump administration is working on

May 15, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 2-Trump Biofuel Policy Overhaul to Include Fewer Refinery Waivers – Source

by Jarrett Renshaw and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  The Trump administration will scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries and count ethanol exports toward federal biofuels usage quotas as part

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Demand Destruction Part 2? Allowing Exports to Count Toward RFS Compliance

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association) … Simply put, allowing exported ethanol to count toward compliance with an oil company’s RFS obligation would lead to further demand destruction for U.S. ethanol

May 14, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Lacks Power to Administratively Expand Ethanol Waiver

(Institute for Energy Research)  The Trump administration is considering expanding the ethanol fuel waiver in the Clean Air Act (CAA) to allow E15 fuel (gasoline containing up to 15% ethanol) to

May 9, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Parties to White House Biofuel Deal Disagree What’s Agreed

by Jennifer A Dlouhy and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Tentative agreement struck during a White House negotiation; Refiners could benefit with biofuel exports allowed for quotas  —  A tentative deal on U.S. biofuel policy struck

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Ad Campaign Rallies Midwest Behind E15 Fix

(Growth Energy)  A new radio ad launched today by Growth Energy reminds listeners across the heartland that it’s “make or break time” for the rural economy. Slated to air alongside a digital ad campaign in

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Update 2-White House Sets Meeting with Senators on Biofuels Next Week -Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters/Successful Farming)  The Trump administration has invited a group of U.S. senators to the White House early next week to discuss biofuels policy, the latest in a series of

May 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Rounds, Thune Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Pushing EPA Administrator Pruitt for Year-Round E15 Waiver

(Office of Senator Mike Rounds (R-S.D.))  U.S. Sens. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) and John Thune (R-S.D.) today joined 16 of their Senate colleagues in writing to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt

May 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Where’s Ethanol Going to Go?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … According to POET CEO Jeff Broin, there’s a deal on the table — changing almost by the hour, but a deal none the less. A deal on the

March 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Pruitt Looks to Stamp out RIN “Hoarding,” Raises Possibility of Limits on Wall Street

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)   EPA chief Scott Pruitt raised the idea Monday of limiting Wall Street’s ability to trade the government-issued credits for ethanol and other biofuels in an effort to

March 13, 2018 Read Full Article

White House Postpones Talks on US Biofuel Mandate: Refinery Source

by Meghan Gordon bankr(Platts)  The White House has postponed a fourth round of talks between refinery and biofuel interests about reforming the US biofuel mandate, according to a refinery source close

March 13, 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

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 waiver allowing year-round sale of E15 would be a bad

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Exclusive: Trump Calls Meeting on Biofuels Policy after Refiner Bankruptcy

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  U.S. President Donald Trump has called a meeting early next week with key senators and Cabinet officials

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Focuses on RVP Waiver for E15

by Ken Anderson (Brownfield Ag News)  Giving consumers year-round access to E15 fuel is a major focus of the ethanol industry.  Emily

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Asume E15 Bill Dead (for Now)

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy) Both Senate EPW Chairman John Barrasso and bill sponsor Deb Fischer now say a measure

October 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

ACE Partners on EPA Smart Sectors Program

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) announces its participation in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Smart Sectors program

October 3, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Says Ethanol Can Fill Fuel Need With Refining Capacity Down

(WNAX Radio)  Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas has negatively impacted the nation’s oil refining capacity. Renewable Fuel Association President and

September 1, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Extends a Waiver on Motor Fuel Contents to Apply Nationwide, Not Just to Texas

by Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt on Wednesday expanded the scope of an emergency

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Senate Panel Won’t Vote on Bill to Boost Ethanol

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  A Senate committee won’t hold a vote next week on legislation that would have allowed

July 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Steelworkers No Fans of E15

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  The United Steelworkers fear Sen. Deb Fischer’s bill to allow year-round sale of 15 percent

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Iowa Ethanol Supporters Push for Expanded E15 Access

by Rod Swoboda (Wallaces Farmer)  Proponents call on Congress to support legislation to remove barriers to make E15 ethanol blend

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Is Not Subsidized, Is Good Choice for All

by Mark M. Palmer (Renewable Fuels Nebraska/The Grand Island Independent)  Gerald Kosmicki’s June 25 letter attacking U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer

June 28, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Summertime Relief at the Pump

by Emily Skor  (Growth Energy/Ethanol Producer Magazine) … Federal fuel regulations play a major role. That’s because warm summer weather makes

June 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Gasoline Lobbyists Go to Battle to Slow Ethanol’s Rise

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  … With the oil industry lobbying vigorously in opposition, the future of the bill, introduced by a

June 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Biotechnology Innovation Organization and Advanced Biofuels Business Council Ask Senators to Support Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act

(Biofuels Journal)  More than 25 advanced biofuel producers and trade associations today sent a letter to members of the Senate

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Corn Ethanol Faces Its Limits under EPA Fuel Mandate

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  Corn ethanol has reached its official limit under the Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel program,

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

10 Industrial Biotechnology Wave Trends to Watch

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are news items, then there are trends, and finally there are wave trends —

May 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Congress: E15 Waiver Hearing Still Coming and First Step on RFS Reform

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  It’s not scheduled yet, but Senate EPW Chairman John Barrasso told reporters Wednesday that legislation

May 25, 2017 Read Full Article

EPA Can Improve Its Implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard in 6 Ways: BIO

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization called on the US EPA to “improve its implementation

May 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Updated Fuel Regulations Would Modernize Options at Gas Pumps

by Mike Lorenz (The Hill/Sheetz)  Since the founding of Sheetz in 1952, “choice” for our customers and innovation have been central

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Senate Republicans Urge Vote on Pro-Ethanol Bill

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  Republican lawmakers from corn-producing states are hoping to get a vote on a pro-ethanol bill

May 17, 2017 Read Full Article

Next Steps for Ethanol Waiver

by Anthony Adragna  (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Bipartisan legislation from Sen. Deb Fischer that would allow year-round sale of gasoline blends

May 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Icahn’s Pig in a Poke

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  Members of the U.S. Senate are questioning whether Carl Icahn’s lobbying to change

May 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Pruitt Considering Senate-Sought Ethanol Waiver

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt may have opened a path for Senate Republicans to appease a

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Report on Trade Issues and Trump Administration

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com) … In this episode, we get a Washington update from Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO

May 8, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Fuels Are Part of an ‘America First’ Energy Plan

by Brian Jennings (The Hill/American Coalition for Ethanol)   … By every measure, increasing the production and use of homegrown renewable

May 4, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Grows, Sets Records

by Lynn Grooms (Agri-View)  Supply and demand of renewable fuels like ethanol and biodiesel are expected to continue their rise

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Methane Rule Repeal Hits Snag in Senate Over Ethanol

by Jennifer A Dlouhy and Ari Natter (Bloomberg Markets)  Midwest Republicans didn’t get policy change in omnibus; Lawmakers now withholding support

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Consumers and Farmers Burned by EPA Regulations on Renewable Fuel

by Bob Dinneen (The Hill) As the days grow longer and the mercury rises, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) should take

April 27, 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

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

ACE Outlines Ethanol Priorities to EPA on Regulatory Reform Agenda

(KTIC Radio) The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a public comment addressed to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt thanking

April 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump on Ethanol: Supportive, but Few Comments

by Patrick Anderson (Argus Leader)  President Donald Trump has never tweeted about ethanol.  In the course of tens of thousands

April 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Smith and Loebsack Introduce Bill to Broaden Fuel Choices for Retailers and Consumers

(Office of Congressman Adrian Smith) Congressman Adrian Smith (R-NE) and Congressman Dave Loebsack (D-IA) reintroduced legislation today to broaden fuel

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Administration a Wild Card for Ethanol Industry

by Mike Hughlett (Star Tribune)  With production on the rise, there’s anxiety over unknown policy shifts.  —  …  While there

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Governors Press Trump: Coalition Asks for Ethanol Policy Changes

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition on Monday asked President Donald Trump to support a

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Senate Bill Introduced to Give E15 Year-Round Market Presence

(Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A bipartisan trio of Senators introduced a bill today that would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP)

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol a Hot Topic at ’17 Classic

by Andy Eubank (Hoosier Ag Today)  Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly (D) joined Senators Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa)

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Battle Escalates Amid Rumors of RFA-Icahn Deal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  (R)umors of a deal surfaced between the Renewable Fuels Association and Carl Icahn, shifting renewable

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Advocates Critical of EPA Proposed RFS Revisions in REGS

by Susanne Retka Schill (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The comment period for the U.S. EPA’s rule revisions to the renewable fuel standard

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Statement on Senators’ Letter to EPA on E15 Volatility Regulation

by Rachel Gantz (Renwable Fuels Association) Today (February 17, 2017), five Senators, led by Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), sent a letter to

February 22, 2017 Read Full Article

No Waiver? No Sense.

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The ethanol industry sees one-pound waiver for E15 as a no-brainer.  —  Perplexed about

February 20, 2017 Read Full Article

RFA Suggests Retool for REGS

by Cindy Zimmerman (Energy.AgWired.com)  In comments submitted this week on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support

February 17, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Trumping Obama on Biofuels

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Ethanol industry advocates believe the Trump administration will be friendlier to ethanol than the

January 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Summer Is Over: Bring on the Pumpkin Spice and the E15

by Rebecca Chillrud (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  September 22 marks the autumnal equinox and the official end of summer.

September 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Ernst, Branstad, QCCP Discuss the Future of Renewable Fuels

(Quad County Corn Processors/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad recently met with staff and board

September 2, 2016 Read Full Article

E15 Sales Fall because of RVP

(Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association)  As expected E15 sales in Minnesota fell in June as a result of the EPA-imposed Reid Vapor

August 31, 2016 Read Full Article

It Is Time to Address RVP

by  Mike Lorenz (Sheetz)   Back in 1990, Congress limited the amount of evaporative emissions from vehicle fuel at 9 pounds

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Ethanol Opportunities and Challenges: A State-by-State Look at Higher Blends

by Rebecca Chillrud (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … Gas stations that offer higher blends are currently few and far between,

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Does the U.S. EPA Not Want Biofuels?

by Nathan Vander Griend (ERI Solutions, Inc./Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) mission is to

August 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Summer Brings Ethanol Quirk to Iowa Gas Stations

by Charlie Good (Des Moines Register/Good and Quick)  … Today, due to a combination of a quirk in federal regulation and

June 1, 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

Inaction in Congress Helping Ethanol Right Now

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  … Ethanol also remains stuck in a battle with EPA over vapor pressure with

May 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Indiana’s Family Express Awarded Blender Grant

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Indiana fuel retailer Family Express has been awarded more than $789,000 through an Indiana blender pump

April 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Barbecues, Beaches and E15? You Bet

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  … Nearly 30 years ago, the U.S. EPA provided a 1-pound-per-square-inch (psi) waiver of the

April 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Thorntons to Begin Selling E15 at Chicago Locations

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Fueling retailer Thorntons announced today that it will offer its branded E15 option, Unleaded15, at all 43

March 21, 2016 Read Full Article

Smith Featured at Briefing Focused on E15

(Rep. Adrian Smith’s office/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Rep. Adrian Smith, R-Neb., presented at a briefing March 1 to educate congressional staff

March 16, 2016 Read Full Article

RFA to EPA: New Gasoline Volatility Regulations Needed

(Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  In a letter submitted Dec. 8 to the U.S. EPA, the Renewable Fuels Association urged

December 9, 2015 Read Full Article

RFA Asks EPA to Provide Relief to Midwest Consumers in Wake of Refinery Outage

(Renewable Fuels Association)  Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen issued the following statement in response to the shutdown

August 17, 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

Rand Paul Finds Way to Champion Iowa Ethanol

by Jennifer Jacobs (Des Moines Register)  It looks like presidential hopeful Rand Paul has found a clever way to champion

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Growth Energy Supports Senators Paul and Grassley Efforts to Give Consumers Choice at the Pump

(Growth Energy)  Following the introduction of S. 889, the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act, legislation by Senator Rand Paul (R-KY)

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Iowa Fuel Retailers Hit Roadblock to E15 Sales

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