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Vilsack: Fuel Trend Should Guide EPA Ethanol Ruling

by Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday a recent uptick in gasoline consumption should be considered by the Environmental Protection Agency when it determines how

April 4, 2014 Read Full Article

No Logic in Blaming Ethanol for High Gas Prices

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/US News and World Report)  Ethanol is less expensive than gas, and consumers will benefit more if it’s used. Logic is nowhere to be seen

April 4, 2014 Read Full Article

Veteran Farmer Says EPA RFS Proposal Will Likely Undermine Conservation Efforts

by Kevin Jeffries (25 x ’25)  …  Lower demand for renewable fuels means lower prices for corn, soybeans and other crops. Generally, producers account for lower prices by shifting to more

April 4, 2014 Read Full Article

DSM to Make Biofuel by July as EPA Considers Cutting Requirement

by Ehren Goossens  (Bloomberg BusinessWeek)  Royal DSM NV (DSM), the world’s largest vitamin manufacturer, expects to begin producing cellulosic ethanol in the U.S. by July as the government considers reducing

April 3, 2014 Read Full Article

U.S. EPA Head Defends Proposed Cuts in Biofuel Target for 2014

by Ayesha Rascoe (Reuters)  U.S. energy markets cannot absorb the levels of biofuels required by law to be blended into the fuel supply in 2014, Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy said

April 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Vilsack Outlines 3-Pronged RFS, U.S. Ethanol Strategy

by Jeannine Otto (AgriNews)  Defend, expand, export. … “We need to make sure that people understand this entire standard is under attack. Folks in Congress, some folks in Congress, would like

April 2, 2014 Read Full Article

World-Herald Editorial: Wait Is Ending for Cellulosic

(Omaha World-Herald)  … The first commercial production of cellulosic ethanol began in 2013, and this year biomass plants in Iowa will be taking the lead in expanding capacity. The facilities will

April 1, 2014 Read Full Article

Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Proposed Changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard Through 2022

by Brent Erickson, Matt Carr, and Paul Winters (Industrial Biotechnology)  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed a significant change to the US Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for 2014 and

March 26, 2014 Read Full Article

Moving Toward a Clean and Renewable Future

by Bob Dinneen (Ethanol Producer Magazine/Renewable Fuels Association)  The success of cellulosic ethanol is critical to the success of all renewables. We will continue fighting to keep the renewable fuel

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

National Biodiesel Day Celebrates Growth in America's Advanced Biofuel

(National Biodiesel Board)  Biodiesel Offers Renewable Alternative to Fuel Economy You wouldn’t be reading this if it weren’t for diesel power. Diesel engines are responsible for moving the majority of

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Backers Tout Fuel’s Many Benefits for Nebraska

by Jerry Oster (WNAX, Yankton/Nebraska Radio)  … Todd Becker, president of the Omaha-based Green Plains Renewable Energy, says corn-based ethanol is continuing to have an enormous impact on the state’s economy.

March 18, 2014 Read Full Article

It’s Not a Sprint: Achieving Biofuel Goals Requires the Effort of a Marathon

(25 x ’25)   EPA’s release this week of the latest rule governing vehicle emissions and fuel standards is a reminder that while regulations can raise the profile of biofuels, there are no

March 7, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel's Added Value: Time to Get Back on Message

by Michael Devine  (AMERIgreen Energy/Biodiesel Magazine)  …As a veteran of biodiesel marketing and distribution over the past decade, my first suggestion for the current state of the biodiesel industry is

March 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Biodiesel Finds Allies at Commodity Classic

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  …Joe (Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board) is really perplexed at the cut to the share of biodiesel in the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) considering how

March 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Will the EPA Reverse Itself on the Write Down of the Renewable Mandate for 2014? The Message from the RINs Market

by Scott Irwin (FarmDocDaily/University of Illinois)  … The purpose of today’s post is to show that the recent behavior of prices in the RINs market suggests the odds of the EPA

March 4, 2014 Read Full Article

POET-DSM Says Iowa Cellulosic Ethanol Plant Running by June

by Michael Hirtzer (Reuters)  An Iowa ethanol plant that will be one of the first producers of biofuels made from crop waste will be operating by June, a general manager

March 4, 2014 Read Full Article

'There Needs to Be a Market'

by Donnelle Eller and Christopher Doering (Des Moines Register)  The future of the cellulosic ethanol industry depends on convincing investors that the market for its product will grow. The EPA

February 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Square Pump, Round Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  …Flash-forward to today: the American Petroleum Institute rallies the Panzers to repel the landing of renewable fuels — bringing alternative choices for consumers at affordable

February 24, 2014 Read Full Article

Mark Dayton and Terry Branstad: Don’t Mess with the RFS

by Mark Dayton and Terry Branstad (Winona Daily News)  We are governors from neighboring states and different political parties. We don’t agree on everything, but we stand united in our

February 24, 2014 Read Full Article

US EPA to Finalize 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard by June 20: Official

by Herman Wang (Platts)  The US Environmental Protection Agency will finalize the 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard in about four months, a top official said Wednesday. “Our goal was to finalize

February 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Big Oil to Ethanol: Build Your Own Dang Distribution, If You Think E85 Has Blend-Wall Busting Potential

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Reform, repeal or compete: the options laid out for ethanol by Big Oil by Marathon’s Product Supply & Optimization Director in a frank keynote at

February 20, 2014 Read Full Article

EPA's New Ethanol Proposal Could Affect Local Farmers

by Samantha Jeffreys (WREX)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to reduce the amounts of ethanol that must be blended with gasoline could have a big effect on local farmers. …

February 18, 2014 Read Full Article

American Ingenuity Will Help Meet Climate Goals

by Adam Monroe (Novozymes/The Hill) …In our view, the fuels of the future are biofuels and they are already here.  There’s only one problem: The very institution that set the

February 18, 2014 Read Full Article

Corn Growers Worry about Price Decline if RFS Is Reduced

by Mikkel Pates (Agweek) Crop farmers in the northern corn belt who have benefited from ethanol targets are putting on a push to save the current renewable fuel standard (RFS) from proposed

February 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Iowa Corn Growers Says Informa Study Backs Higher RFS Volumes

(WNAX) A new study by Informa Economics shows the original intended RFS level for 2014 blending of 14.4 billion gallons can be reached through increased consumption of E 85 and

February 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Don’t Go Backward on Biofuels

by Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) (The Hill)  … Now is not the time to slam the brakes on 21st century alternative, domestic energy breakthroughs that would

February 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Powerful, Personal, Pro-RFS Comments to EPA

(Renewable Fuels Association)  As of today, approximately 40,000 Americans from all walks of life have submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) voicing their opposition to the Agency’s proposed

February 13, 2014 Read Full Article

DuPont: “Future Fuel” Cellulosic Ethanol Here Today

by John Davis and Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Cellulosic ethanol is not just a fuel of the future; it’s here today. And at the recent 8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

February 13, 2014 Read Full Article

Vets Group Says EPA Should Stand up to Big Oil, Stand up for US Military

by Jon LeSage   (AutoBlogGreen)  Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for the US Environmental Protection Agency to issue its final ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over

February 11, 2014 Read Full Article

Attorney General Says EPA Action on Ethanol Not Legal

by Matt Kelley  (RadioIowa)  Legions of people lately have pleaded in public hearings for the federal Environmental Protection Agency to maintain the amount of ethanol required to be blended into

February 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Answers to Your Questions about the Renewable Fuel Standard: Your Guide to the Comments Received by EPA

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … More than 15,000 comments were received by EPA.  What is the problem that led to a waiver petition? Why does EPA propose to act and

February 5, 2014 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels USA Submits Comments on EPA's RFS RVO Proposed Rule

by Robert Kozak (Advanced Biofuels USA)  In regard to the determination of the Applicable Volume of ethanol and other biofuels allowed for Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credits in 2014, Advanced

January 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Evaluating EPA's Arguments for RFS Waiver Authority

by Jonathan Coppess (FarmDocDaily)  …The heart of the matter is whether the waiver authority Congress provided to the EPA allows it to waive the specific RFS requirements on the basis of

January 20, 2014 Read Full Article

Webinar: The Role of the Renewable Fuels Standard and Renewable Identification Numbers in Driving Biofuels Production and Technology Development January 24, 2014 2:00PM ET

  Webinar:  The Role of the Renewable Fuels Standard and Renewable Identification Numbers in Driving Biofuels Production and Technology Development   January 24, 2014    2:00PM ET

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the most effective policy tool to date to simultaneously reduce our dependence on foreign oil, expand production of renewable fuels and give future generations

January 16, 2014 Read Full Article

Low-Cost Biodiesel Production

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  As federal biodiesel policy uncertainty rises, low-cost biodiesel production with new technologies to allow processing of cheaper, lower quality feedstocks, is paramount. Biodiesel Magazine provides

January 15, 2014 Read Full Article

The Time Is Now for Farmers to Comment

by Meghan Grebner (Browfield Ag News)  There’s just a few weeks left for farmers to submit comments on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed cuts to the Renewable Fuels Standard. The

January 14, 2014 Read Full Article

Record Corn Crop Gets Little Reaction

by Tom Bryan (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  For all the media melodrama displayed at this time last year when the USDA released its tally on the drought-suppressed 2012 corn crop, there’s

January 14, 2014 Read Full Article

New University Analysis: No Changes Needed to 2014 and 2015 Renewable Fuel Requirements

(KTIC Blogs)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to slash 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending requirements is unwarranted and economically irrational, according to a new analysis released today by

January 6, 2014 Read Full Article

Top Five Energy Stories for 2013

by  Laura Barron-Lopez (The Hill E2Wire) … 5. Retreat on Ethanol   —  The debate over the country’s renewable fuel mandate, which determines how much ethanol and biofuels refiners must blend into

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Troubling Advanced RIN Carryover Scenario under RFS Proposal

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  In a recent farmdocDaily post, Nick Paulson, assistant professor in the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, addresses renewable identification number (RIN) stocks and the

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

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

by Juan Forero (The Washington Post) … The allure for these giants is Brazil itself, where most cars are built to run on the biofuel. An even bigger, largely untapped market awaits

January 2, 2014 Read Full Article

Ethanol Loses Friends and Influence as Reform Movement Grows

by Javier E. David  (CNBC)  Ethanol requirements for U.S. gasoline appear to be losing friends and influencing the wrong people, with calls growing to reform or scrap the government mandates

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA’s Christmas Gift to the Oil Refiners

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Industry Organization/Biofuels Digest)  The Obama administration appears ready to give the oil refining industry the perfect gift this Christmas. If left unchanged, EPA’s proposed RFS rule

December 30, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Agrees to 'Take Another Look' at Biofuel Blending Rules – Harkin

by Cezary Podkul (Reuters)  * 16 farm-state Senators urge agency not to cut biofuel blending quotas; * Despite EPA administrator’s assurances, major changes unlikely – expert; * EPA seeks to put biofuel blending

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

KiOR Provides Operational Update on Columbus Facility

(MarketWatch/KiOR)  KiOR, Inc., provided today (December 23, 2013) an update on the operations at its Columbus, Mississippi, facility. KiOR expects that, given current and anticipated operations through the remainder of

December 26, 2013 Read Full Article

Branstad, Five Other Governors Lobby President for Higher Ethanol Mandate

by Donnelle Eller  (Des Moines Register)  Six Midwestern governors sent a letter to President Barack Obama expressing their support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, which his administration has proposed scaling

December 23, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

CoBank Report Considers Implications of 2014 RFS Proposal

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  CoBank, a national cooperative bank serving rural American industries, has published a report predicting that the U.S. EPA’s proposed 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS)

December 23, 2013 Read Full Article

A Concern with the EPA

by Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II (Marshall Democrat News) … I am very concerned with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) recent decision to reduce the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requirement for next year. It

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Corn Plummeting Spurs Talk of ’80s U.S. Farmland Bust: Mortgages

by Kathleen M. Howley (Bloomberg)  … Now, as corn prices start to decline, bankers and agricultural economists are predicting a slowdown in farmland prices that could turn into a bust. “I

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

54 U.S. Representatives Call for Continued Biodiesel Growth

(National Biodiesel Board)  Bipartisan Group Signs Letter Calling for Strong RFS Fifty-four members of Congress representing 24 states called on the Obama Administration Wednesday to boost its proposal for biodiesel

December 18, 2013 Read Full Article

Analyst Offers Sobering Ethanol Outlook

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

December 17, 2013 0 comment Read Full Article

Webinar: RFS RVO EPA Comments December 17, 2014 Noon ET

  Webinar:  RFS RVO EPA Comments   December 17, 2014    Noon ET

(American Coalition for Ethanol)  Brian Jennings, executive vice president for the American Coalition for Ethanol, said the advocacy group will be hosting a webinar at 11:00 a.m. (CST) on Dec.

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

Iowa Officials Seek Hearing on Renewable Fuel Standard Changes

by James Q. Lynch (Quad City Times)  Citing national security as well as benefits for clean air, the economy and consumers, Iowa political leaders are urging the Obama administration to travel

December 16, 2013 Read Full Article

RFS Proposals to Increase GHG Emissions?

(EnergyGlobal)  In light of the proposed rule for the 2014 RFS, BIO have utilised the GREET 1.2013 model to estimate the changes in petroleum demand and the associated CO2 equivalent emissions

December 13, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Makers Looking for Export Boost

(St. Louis Post Dispatch/Omaha.com)  U.S. ethanol makers will be looking to boost exports of the fuel if the federal government, as expected, scales back the amount mandated for use in

December 11, 2013 Read Full Article

Ad Campaign Aims to Recruit Speakers against RFS Proposal

by Chris Hanson (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Americans United for Change launched an advertising campaign to urge farmers, ethanol industry workers, related industries and American consumers to voice their concerns on

December 10, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Caves to the Petroleum Industry, Could Cost Taxpayers

by Laura Sesana  (The Washington Times) The petroleum industry’s renewed campaign against Congressionally mandated increasing levels of ethanol in gasoline appears to be working. The result, however—EPA’s proposal to reduce ethanol

December 9, 2013 Read Full Article

This Is No Time to Cut Back on Ethanol Targets

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/The Boston Globe) letter to editor:  … But oil companies, as the Globe’s editorial acknowledges, “never wanted the hassle” of renewable fuels. Indeed, that’s exactly why

December 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Save The RFS Ad Debutes in Iowa

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  A new “Save the RFS” television ad is now running throughout Iowa, a key state in Presidential elections. The ad was produced by Americans United For

December 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Dinneen: RFS Not for Big Oil’s Convenience

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  The case for keeping the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as-is is being made today at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing in Arlington, Va. Our friends

December 6, 2013 Read Full Article

Another Battle Looms in the Endless Ethanol War

by Clare Foran (National Journal)  The debate over the renewable-fuel standard flared up again this week ahead of a hearing

December 5, 2013 Read Full Article

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

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

December 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard; Petitions for a Waiver Published in Federal Register

(Federal Register/Environmental Protection Agency)  EPA has received a number of petitions for a waiver of the renewable fuel standards that

December 2, 2013 Read Full Article

Renewable Fuel Standard Program; 2014 Standards Proposed Rule Published in Federal Register

(Federal Register/Environmental Protection Agency)  Under section 211(o) of the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency is required to set

December 2, 2013 Read Full Article

“We The People” Support of the RFS

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  … Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) along with Representative Kristi Noem (R-S.D.) have written a letter for Environmental

November 27, 2013 Read Full Article

It Isn’t Only Corn: Brazilian Sugar Cane Ethanol Worries about Changes in RFS

by Herman Wang (Platts)  Much of the rhetoric surrounding the US Renewable Fuel Standard centers around the notion of home-grown

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Big Oil Reaps $23 Billion Windfall – In One Day

(Americans United for Change)  What a difference a day makes for Big Oil.  The oil industry scored a big victory

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Lewinsky’s Dress Syndrome and the EPA Biofuels Debacle

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  So, the EPA hands down cruel cutbacks in renewable fuel targets as the Administration reels

November 25, 2013 Read Full Article

Public Hearing for the 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program December 5, 2013 Arlington, VA

  Public Hearing for the 2014 Standards for the Renewable Fuel Standard Program   December 5, 2013  Arlington, VA

(Federal Register) The EPA is announcing a public hearing to be held for the proposed rule 2014 Standards for the Renewable

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Examining EPA’s Authority to Reduce RFS Volume Requirements

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

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Many Have Stake in Maintaining RFS Certainty

(25 x ’25)  Disappointment, outrage, confusion, “betrayal,” “punch to the gut,” “pulls the rug out,” “huge step backwards” – all

November 22, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Examines Implications of Record Corn Crop

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

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

CARD Report: Altering RFS Would Have Modest Effect on Corn Prices

by Holly Jessen (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  A new paper from the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University indicates

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

32 US Senators Urge Administration to Support Biodiesel Growth

(National Biodiesel Board/Biodiesel Magazine)  A bipartisan group of 32 U.S. senators from across the country sent a letter Nov. 14

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

The Biofuels Renewable Fuel Standard at a Crossroads

by Wallace E. Tyner (PennEnergy/Purdue University)  … So what is behind the differences in both my suggested values and the EPA

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Proposed Rules for 2014 RFS – A Volume of Uncertainty

by Seth Meyer and Rob Johansson (US Department of Agriculture/FarmDocDaily)  …Alternatively, if the EPA’s estimates of the potential for E85 consumption are

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Editorial, 11/20: Ethanol a Key Part of Energy Mix

(Journal Star)  … There’s little doubt  the industry is under attack by a misguided and misinformed alliance of tea party Republicans

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

FEATURE: US Ethanol Producers Look to Exports, if 2014 RFS Caps Domestic Demand

by Herman Wang  (Platts)  Even before the US Environmental Protection Agency signaled last week that it planned to cut its

November 21, 2013 Read Full Article

Continued Biodiesel Growth Jeopardized by EPA's 2014 RFS Proposal

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The U.S. biodiesel industry has grown significantly this year, but if the U.S. EPA’s final 2014

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Veterans Enter Fight for RFS

by Joanna Schroeder (DomesticFuel.com)  Two new organizations have entered the fight for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) today as concerns

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Branstad Launches a New Website to Support Ethanol, Biodiesel Use in Fuel Supply

by Donnelle Eller (Des Moines Register)  Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds today launched a new website to

November 20, 2013 Read Full Article

Vilsack Defends EPA’s Slashing of RFS

by John Davis (DomesticFuel.com)  Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is defending the Obama Administration’s proposal to cut the 2014 Renewable

November 19, 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

EPA Authority to Reduce the RFS

by Jonathan Coppess (FarmDocDaily)  … The statute provides EPA with the authority to waive a requirement for an individual calendar year

November 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Reduction to 2014 RVOs Would be a Financial Windfall for Big Oil

by Geoff Cooper (Renewable Fuels Association)  Big Oil has developed a laundry list of excuses for failing to break through

November 8, 2013 Read Full Article

Biofuel Groups Seek to Intervene in Latest Legal Challenge to RFS

(Agri-Pulse)  The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the Biotechnology Industry Organization filed Friday a motion with the U.S. Court

November 5, 2013 Read Full Article

Fuel-From-Soy Makers Mount Last-Ditch Lobby Push on EPA

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg)  Companies that make biofuels from corn husks, soy and other materials are mounting a last-ditch lobbying campaign

November 5, 2013 Read Full Article

The DIY Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Biobutanol, ethanol, renewable diesel, renewable gasoline and biodiesel — five renewable fuels.   By what combination

November 1, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol, Oil Groups Blitz White House as Biofuel Rule Nears

by Cezary Podkul  (Reuters) Biofuel and oil industry lobbyists have raced to the White House over the past two weeks in

October 31, 2013 Read Full Article

Journey to the Center of the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The pressure has risen to 30 atmospheres and the temperatures are rising into the hundreds

October 30, 2013 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Refutes AAA Claims

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

October 29, 2013 Read Full Article

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

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

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

Businesses Flock to White House ahead of Biofuel Rule

by Julian Hattem  (The Hill Reg Watch) Officials at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) have been busy meeting

October 28, 2013 Read Full Article

US EPA's 2014 RFS Volume Draft Proposal Misses the Boat

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine) The U.S. EPA’s 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume obligation proposal is under review by the

October 23, 2013 Read Full Article

EPA Considers U.S. Ethanol Mandate Cut Amid Complaints

by Mark Drajem & Lucia Kassai (Bloomberg)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering scaling back legal requirements on the use of ethanol

October 14, 2013 Read Full Article

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