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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

Mr. President, Don’t Support Any ‘Deal’ That Undermines the RFS

by Donnell Rehagen (National Biodiesel Board/Real Clear Energy)  … The ethanol industry wants EPA to remove a regulatory barrier to higher ethanol blends. In exchange, the refining industry wants to sunset the

August 13, 2018 Read Full Article

House Moves forward on Ethanol Reform, but No Bill Yet

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The House Energy and Commerce Committee is on course to create legislation to develop a national biofuel program that places consumers first, said Rep. Greg Walden

August 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Bioenergy (Biofuels/Biomass) RFS Roundup: To Grow Cellulosic Fuel Volumes, Address Low Hanging Fruit in RFS Changes

by Jessie Stolark (Energy and Environmental Study Institute)  On Wednesday July 25, the House Energy & Commerce Committee held a hearing to educate members on the complexities of the compliance markets

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Help Or Hinder? Federal Agencies At Odds Over Biofuels

by Madelyn Beck (Harvest Public Media/KUNC)  … That’s because for the last few years, the EPA and the Department of Energy have been at odds, with taxpayer money creating a new

July 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuels and the Environment: Second Triennial Report to Congress

(Environmental Protection Agency)  This report is the second of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) triennial reports to Congress required under the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA). EISA Section 204

July 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Advanced Biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard: Current Status and Future Prospects

(U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment)  … A number of exogenous policies have greatly impacted advanced biofuels markets and RFS (Renewable Fuel Standards) compliance. These

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Everyone’s Favorite Acronym: The Renewable Fuel Standard

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) The Renewable Fuel Standard will be the subject of a subcommittee hearing this week in the House Energy and Commerce Committee. On Friday the Environment

June 18, 2018 Read Full Article

RFS Changes on Hold

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  ASSUME DEAL DEAD: Sen. Joni Ernst’s decision to lay into embattled EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt over his alleged about-face on ethanol appears to have paid off. Ernst

June 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Biofuel Policy Adds to Agricultural Market Uncertainty

by Pat Westhoff (Columbia Tribune)  … Biofuel policy decisions also have the potential to have large impacts on commodity markets and farm income. Most cars in this country run on a blend

May 18, 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

RNG Stakeholders Talk Renewable Fuels With Lawmakers

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Stakeholders from across the North American renewable natural gas (RNG) industry descended on Capitol Hill today (May 15, 2018) for more than 65 meetings with federal

May 17, 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

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

Deal or No Deal– Either Way We Need to Keep Moving

by Doug Durante (Clean Fuels Development Coalition/Biofuels Digest)  … First of all the export RIN issue does raise trade questions but if RINS go back to pennies then it would be

May 11, 2018 Read Full Article

US EPA Climate Changing on RFS?

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  At ABFA, we’ve been keeping our eyes on the U.S. EPA during the first quarter of 2018. The EPA’s actions over the next several

May 9, 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

Utilities, Oil Interests Clash over EV Policy at Conservative Policy Summit

by Gavin Bade (Utility Dive)  Utility companies clashed with oil industry interests over electric vehicle and fuel subsidies at a meeting of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative political

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Marathon Petroleum to Acquire Andeavor for $23B

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The deal creates the largest US oil refiner (and a top-five refiner globally) at 3.1 million barrels per day of capacity — Valero is around

May 1, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Refinery Workers Return to Capitol Hill to Rally for Renewable Fuel Standard Reform

(United Steelworkers/PR Newswire)  The United Steelworkers (USW) today said that on Thursday, April 26, about 100 workers from independent merchant oil refineries owned by Monroe Energy, Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) and

April 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Exclusive Report: The Federal Biofuel Mandate ‘Has Failed To Achieve Its Policy Goals’

by Michael Bastasch (The Daily Caller)  The federal biofuel mandate “has failed to achieve its policy goals while imposing significant other costs on consumers,” according to a new report. Americans paid out

April 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump to Put Biofuel Reform Push on Ice, for Now: Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The Trump administration will delay any moves to reform the nation’s biofuel policy for about three months, according to three sources briefed on the matter – a

April 11, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Ethanol Moves May Be Worse for Farmers Than Soy Tariff

by Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Change to biofuel mandate may mean destruction of corn demand; Growers already dealing with trade concerns, crop gluts  —  Based on his own back-of-the-envelope calculations, Minnesota farmer Kirby Hettver

April 10, 2018 Read Full Article

RFS Wrangling Continues: GOP Senators Ask for Small-Refiner Waiver Suspension

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Details have yet to emerge from a planned meeting at the White House on Monday between President Donald Trump and members of his cabinet

April 10, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Policy Under Siege

by Robert Rapier (Forbes)  … Mr. Constantine (Tim Constantine, a spokesperson for Rethink Ethanol) believes that we will soon see an announcement from the White House on the nation’s ethanol program, and

April 9, 2018 Read Full Article

White House Plans to Hold RFS Meeting Monday

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News)  The White House plans to hold a Monday meeting to discuss possible changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Minnesota Corn Growers president Kirby Hettver says

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Exclusive: Biofuels Battle – Senator Moves to Expand Small Refiner Exemption

by Jarrett Renshaw, Chris Prentice  (Reuters)  Lawmakers spearheading efforts to reform U.S. biofuels regulations are considering a blanket waiver for all small refineries, according to four sources familiar with their draft legislation.

April 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Commentary: Biofuels Are Driving US Growth

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

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Exclusive: Trump Weighs Dropping Personal Efforts on Biofuel Reform – Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)   President Donald Trump is seriously considering abandoning efforts to remake the nation’s biofuel laws after wading deep into an issue that divides some of his core

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

RFA Leader: EPA Eroding RFS — Assistant to President Says Search Continues for a Win-Win Proposal

by Chris Clayton (DTN The Progressive Farmer)   A special assistant to President Donald Trump on agriculture said Wednesday, “the search for a win-win continues” in the debate over how to relieve

March 22, 2018 Read Full Article

What Would a Bill Look Like?

by Kelsey Tamborrino  (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Sen. John Cornyn and Rep. John Shimkus have some ideas. The two have been working on a bill for well over a year to overhaul the

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Trump Administration Preparing List of Possible Biofuels Tweaks – Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Agriculture Department are scheduled to meet on Tuesday to winnow down proposals to lower the cost of the

March 20, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Corn-State Senators Seek Trump Meeting as U.S. Biofuel Changes Loom

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  A group of senators from U.S. corn states have asked President Donald Trump for a meeting about the nation’s biofuels law, amid expectations the administration will soon

March 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Environmental Groups Back Ted Cruz, Republicans on Overhaul of Renewable Fuel Standard

by Ben Wolfgang (Washington Times)  Green organizations back ending corn ethanol mandate  —  … The intense opposition to the RFS from environmental and conservation groups comes as the White House and congressional

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

The Digest’s 2018 Visual Guide to the Economics, Politics of Renewable Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Have you ever wondered why corn farmers march for the RFS, but Wall Streeters don’t? Or why merchent oil refiners want the US Renewable Fuel Standard

March 16, 2018 Read Full Article

So-Called ‘Dem’ Ethanol Bill Has It All Wrong

by Doug Sombke (The Hill/South Dakota Farmers Union)  As a card carrying Democrat, I resent the broad brush generalization of the Hill’s March 8 headline, “Dem Bill Would Overhaul Ethanol Mandate.”

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

CON: Keep the Renewable Fuel Standard but Reboot It by Using Bio-Masses instead of Corn

by Michael E. Kraft  (Tribune News Service/Bradenton Herald)  … Ideally, Congress would reboot the renewable fuel mandate in a new way for today’s economy, and design it as one component of a

March 15, 2018 Read Full Article

Refiners Try to Hold Trump’s Attention

 (Politico’s Morning Energy)  With a settlement between refiner Philadelphia Energy Solutions and EPA in hand and voting in the Pennsylvania special election over, some biofuels observers think the issue may fall

March 14, 2018 Read Full Article

EPA Spares Philly Refiner in Bankruptcy Settlement

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy) EPA will allow bankrupt refinery Philadelphia Energy Solutions to meet only a portion of its outstanding obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard as part

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

Update: White House Calls off Biofuels Meeting

(Agri-Pulse) Oil, biofuels interests were originally set to meet Monday morning. READ MORE BIOFUELS WHITE HOUSE MEETING SCRAPPED: (Politico’s Morning Energy) MONDAY WHITE HOUSE MEETING ON RFS CALLED OFF (Brownfield

March 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Long Road for Biofuels Industry

by Michael McAdams (Biomass Magazine)  This year is setting up to be a long year for the biofuels industry. First on the agenda is the fate of the biofuels tax extenders, including

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-White House Sets Biofuel Meeting; Trump Will Not Attend -Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  The White House has made preliminary plans for a meeting on Monday between rivals in the corn and oil industries to discuss potential changes to the nation’s

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Bill Aims to Dismantle RFS, Limit Biofuel Blending

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On March 8, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., introduced companion bills that aim to dismantle the Renewable Fuel Standard and sunset

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

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

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

March 9, 2018 Read Full Article

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

Letter: Don’t Be Misinformed about Renewable Fuel Standard by ‘Big Oil’

by Anngie Steinbarger (The Republic)  I was dismayed to read the Feb. 16 letter from Mark Brown and Travis DeFries, managers at Valero, who want U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., to help

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

UPDATE 1-U.S. Refinery Workers Head to Washington to Urge Biofuels Reform

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  A delegation of workers from U.S. oil refining companies that oppose the nation’s biofuels policy will converge on Washington on Wednesday to lobby lawmakers to find a

March 7, 2018 Read Full Article

New Study: Nearly 50,000 Iowa Jobs Tied to Biofuels

by Rod Swoboda (Wallaces Farmer)  With a White House meeting being held last week to discuss the fate of the Renewable Fuel Standard, a new study finds nearly 50,000 Iowa jobs

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Heard On The Floor at ABLC Day 2 – Listen to the Wind of Change

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … Starting with the Federal Perspective and Programs Forum first thing in the morning, we heard from Harry Baumes from USDA who announced 5 more projects projecting

March 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Hearing Watch

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Rep. John Shimkus’ E&C energy subcommittee will hold a “future of transportation fuels” hearing next week. “Because of the evolving nature of the Renewable Fuel Standard,

March 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Heard on the Floor at ABLC 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There was high drama in Washington, DC as the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference got underway and President Trump readies to meet at the White House with a

March 1, 2018 Read Full Article

ABLC 2018 Preview: Deployment Dawns, Products Proliferate, and Techs Land Major Venture Deals as the Bioeconomy Advances into a Big 2018

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, ABLC 2018 opens amidst a flutter of government rollbacks of deployment support but the hope of regulatory relief, breakthroughs in financial structuring, a decisive

February 28, 2018 Read Full Article

White House Pushes for More Talks after ‘No Deal’ on Biofuels

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)   U.S. President Donald Trump has asked for more talks between representatives of the oil and corn industries after a meeting on Tuesday failed to yield an

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Farm Groups Urge Trump to Maintain the Integrity of the RFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Representatives of the U.S. farming community are speaking out ahead of a Feb. 27 White House meeting on the Renewable Fuel Standard, urging President Donald

February 27, 2018 0 comment 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 to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming

February 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Icahn’s Biofuel Fight Lives On

by Jennifer A. Dlouhy (Bloomberg)  Ethanol industry and oil refiners both feel threatened; Biofuel mandate divides two states that voted for Trump  —  Top Trump administration officials are planning two summits

February 23, 2018 Read Full Article

Former Trump Energy Adviser Sees No Easy Fix on Renewable Fuel Standard Reform

by Meghan Gordon and Brian Scheid (Platts)  Reforming the US biofuel mandate will be tricky and will likely have to be done by Congress, not by the Trump administration, according to

February 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Speaks out against PES Anti-RFS Rally

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Feb. 21, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, spoke at a rally against the Renewable Fuel Standard hosted by Philadelphia Energy Solutions Inc., a refiner that

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Refiner Goes Belly-up after Big Payouts to Carlyle Group

by Jarrett Renshaw  (Reuters)  Throughout 2016 and 2017, a rail terminal built to accept crude oil for the largest East Coast refinery

February 20, 2018 Read Full Article

U.S. Senator’s Biofuel Overhaul Faces Resistance

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  Texas Senator John Cornyn’s plan to overhaul U.S. biofuels policy faces resistance from the oil and ethanol sectors,

February 17, 2018 Read Full Article

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

by Emily Druckman (Renewable Fuels Association)  A new analysis from the University of Illinois shows that the conditions that caused high conventional biofuel

February 16, 2018 Read Full Article

API Urges EPA Not to Exempt Small Refiners from US Biofuel Mandate

by Meghan Gordon (Platts) The American Petroleum Institute has come out against a campaign by small refineries to avoid their obligations

February 15, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

American Energy Dominance Won’t Come from Turning Back the Clock

by Mike Carr (The Hill/New Energy America)  President Trump has pledged a theme of “energy dominance.” It’s not the first time Washington

February 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Grassley: RFS Has Minimal Impact on Success of Refineries

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has released a memo produced by his energy policy staff that

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Bankrupt Refiner Made Missteps

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Washington Times)  The oil industry’s campaign to undermine the growth of domestically produced renewable fuels such

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Marathon Looks for Spring Fuel Mandate Change

(Argus Media)  Marathon Petroleum said it expects US legislators to propose changes to federal fuel mandates this spring. Senators and US

February 2, 2018 Read Full Article

What’s the Real Story behind Philadelphia Energy Solutions’ Bankruptcy, Crude Oil, and the Renewable Fuel Standard?

by Joelle Simonpietri (Biofuels Digest)  On Jan 21st 2018, Carlyle-backed Philadelphia Energy Solutions(PES), the largest refinery complex on the U.S. east coast at 335,000

February 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Refiner Bankruptcy Adds to Pressure to Overhaul Biofuel Program

by Jennifer A Dlouhy and Mario Parker (Bloomberg)  Biofuel mandate overhaul mulled by Congress after bankruptcy; Unions and Pennsylvania politicians seek

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Letter to the Editor: Renewable Fuel Standard Threatens New Jersey Wildlife & Worsens Climate Change

by Kelly M0oij (Audubon Society/Tap Into New Brunswick)  … A decade removed from RFS beginnings has given ample time for evaluation

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

RFS Lawsuit Advances — Refiners: EPA Required to Review Point of Obligation Annually

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  The biofuel and petroleum industries are back in court as both sides argue the

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Exclusive: U.S. Small Refiners Make Surge of Biofuel Waiver Requests – Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters)  More than two dozen small U.S. refineries are seeking waivers from the nation’s biofuels law, an unusually

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Pressure Builds for Trump to Change Federal Ethanol Mandate

by Debra J. Saunders (Tampa Bay Newspapers)  … But now free-market conservative groups and oil-state Republicans are pushing the administration to

January 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Cornyn’s Biofuels Bid

by Kelsey Tamborrino (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Texas Republican John Cornyn is drawing up ideas for new legislation to overhaul the Renewable Fuel Standard,

January 19, 2018 Read Full Article

RFS Standstill — Dinneen: Oil, Ethanol Meetings Not Scheduled Yet, Likely Not Constructive

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  President Donald Trump’s administration and some members of Congress want oil and ethanol interests

January 14, 2018 Read Full Article

RFS Roundup: Economists Largely Agree RINs Not Wreaking Havoc on Refining Industry

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  … The argument is roughly – increased biofuels mandates lead RINs to spike

January 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Play it Conservative

by Art Cullen (The Storm Lake Times)  … Markets and Nature are so large, and the Iowa budget is so small.

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article

2017 Wrap-Up: Maintaining the Status Quo

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  Last year was among the most active and interesting years we’ve seen in the

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

ANALYSIS-Can’t Please Everyone: Trump Energy Policy Riles Competing Sectors

by Timothy Gardner  (Reuters)  … Another political flashpoint has been the administration’s waffling over proposed changes to biofuels policy. Trump’s Environmental

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Rick Santorum: Refiners Attack President Trump at Their Peril

by Rick Santorum (Washington Examiner/Americans for Energy Security and Innovation)  … But some petroleum companies seem to be taking their influence

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

Big Oil Misleading Iowans Again

by Monty Shaw (Iowa Renewable Fuels Association/Des Moines Register)  About a year ago, an Iowa front group for Big Oil tried

January 3, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Cruz Taps Texas Mistrust of Ethanol

by James Osborne (Houston Chronicle)  Attack on federal biofuels mandate provides chance to appeal to base  —  … But for the junior senator,

January 3, 2018 Read Full Article

How Refiners Can Lower the High Price of Renewable Fuel Credits: Invest

by James C. Greenwood (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/The Hill)  … The refiners want to lower the price of renewable identification numbers, or

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Cruz Proposal Could Harm Corn Ethanol, Analysis Finds

by Todd Neeley (DTN/KTIC)  Capping the price of biofuel credits at 10 cents would essentially eliminate the Renewable Fuel Standard mandate

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Midwest Lawmakers Will Consider Biofuel Changes to Help Refiners

by Jarrett Renshaw  (Reuters) U.S. lawmakers from states that produce corn for ethanol plants said on Wednesday they would consider proposals from

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Attacks on RFS Intensify

by Mark Dorenkamp (Brownfield Ag News) Oil interests are intensifying efforts to force changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  …  “Texas

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

White House Pressures Big Corn to Meet on U.S. Biofuels Policy

by Richard Valdmanis and Jarrett Renshaw  (Reuters)  President Donald Trump’s administration called two lawmakers from the U.S. corn belt to convince them to

December 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Open to Biofuel Policy Reform, Senators Say after Meeting

by Susan Cornwell (Reuters)  U.S. President Donald Trump is open to reforming the country’s biofuels policy if it can be done in

December 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Take a Glance! Lessons from the RFS

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy) The American Enterprise Institute is out with a report looking at policymaking lessons from the

December 7, 2017 Read Full Article

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

by Andrew F. Quinlan ( Center for Freedom and Prosperity/The Hill)  … A refiner must earn RIN credits to meet its annual

December 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Ron Paul: Why Trump Must Tackle the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Ron Paul (Campaign for Liberty/Fox News)  … While I am sure many Republicans would love to see the RFS repealed

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Delaware, Regional Leaders Take on Trump’s EPA

by Scott Goss (The News Journal/DelawareOnline)  Delaware City Refinery rally to call on President Trump to fix the Renewable Fuel Standard

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Stop Me if You’ve Heard This Before — Kathleen Hartnett White’s Nomination

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy) Two corn-state Republican EPW senators – Deb Fischer and Joni Ernst – are publicly undecided

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Our Editorial: End the Ethanol Mandate

(Detroit News)  …  His (Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)) defense of the mandates was as a jobs program. That’s a poor basis

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Is Fulfilling His Promises on Ethanol

by Bob Dinneen (Renewable Fuels Association/Wall Street Journal)  President Trump is faithfully sticking to his campaign promise to “do all that

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

The Energy 202: Trump Administration Stuck between Two GOP Sides on Ethanol

by Dino Grandoni (Washington Post)  The Environmental Protection Agency, in its ambitious effort to roll back the previous administration’s energy and environmental

October 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Heitkamp Leads Bipartisan Effort to Protect Biofuel Production & Support Rural Jobs

(Office of Senator Heidi Heitkamp)  Senators: EPA Proposal to Cut Renewable Fuel Standard Would Cost Jobs in Rural America  —  U.S. Senator

October 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Oil and Ethanol Groups Debate Future of Fuel

by Ben Nuelle (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network)  … Members of the Renewable Fuels Association and the American Petroleum Institute discussed the

September 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Donald Trump Ignores Biodiesel and the Loyal Voters behind It

by Lindsey Rae Gjording (DW) The Midwest vote helped elect Trump, but his campaign promises to defend ethanol have fallen short. Farmers

September 11, 2017 Read Full Article

Reform the Ethanol Mandate

by Wayne Allard (American Motorcyclist Association/Washington Examiner) For more than 10 years, the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has been gradually changing

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: The Economic Consequences of a Post-2022 RFS

by Lon Carrier (Argus Leader)  …  The ethanol volume requirements will likely remain at this level until the EPA takes over

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Congressional Research Service Publishes The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): An Overview

by Kelsi Bracmort (Congressional Research Service; posted by OurEnergyPolicy.org)  Congress has expressed ongoing interest in the RFS, particularly the challenges associated

August 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Don’t Change Horses in the Middle of the River

by Brent Erickson (Biotechnology Innovation Organization/Biofuels Digest)  We were disappointed, but not surprised, to see Mike McAdams and his members

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol Fueling Rural Revival

by Erica Quinlan (AgriNews) … Kip Tom, a corn and soybean farmer in Kosciusko County, thinks the benefits of ethanol need

August 10, 2017 Read Full Article

Democrats Look to Fit Electric Car Credits into EPA’s Ethanol Mandate

by John Siciliano (Washington Examiner)  The Environmental Protection Agency’s renewable fuel mandate could get a whole lot more complicated if

August 7, 2017 Read Full Article

House Committee Debates Future Federal Support of Biofuels

by Sara Taginawa (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  On Tuesday, July 25, the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held

July 28, 2017 Read Full Article

The Time Has Come for RFS Reform

by Mike McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biofuels Digest) In December of 2007, President Bush—with overwhelming bipartisan support—signed the RFS2 into law. Since

July 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Biofuel Revamp Debate Powers Up, Includes Higher Ethanol Blends

by Brian Dabbs (Bloomberg BNA)  Long-awaited efforts to modify biofuel policy are entering the limelight across Capitol Hill. A Senate

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump and the EPA Should Stay Out of Point of Obligation Fight

by Gary Baise  (OFW Law/Morning Consult)  … Like the EPA, the vast majority of the liquid fuel industry is also strongly opposed

June 9, 2017 Read Full Article

CFTC Says It Is Not Probing Icahn’s Activity in Biofuels Credits

by Timothy Gardner (Reuters)  The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission informed eight Democratic U.S. senators last month that it is

June 6, 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

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

Talking RFS Revamp

By Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Rep. John Shimkus, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on the Environment, said

May 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Boating Leaders Ask Trump to Change Ethanol Policy

by Todd Masson (NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)  Boating and fishing industry leaders sent a letter to President Donald Trump Wednesday

May 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Is Ethanol Worth the Fight?

by Tim Snyder (Equities.com/Crudefunders)  … With that in mind, we decided to break down the question of, “Is it worth it?”

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

Remove the Ethanol Albatross from around the Necks of U.S. Consumers: Robert W. Chase (Opinion)

by Rob W. Chase (Cleveland.com)  … Less than 5 percent of all service stations in the United States offer ethanol-free gasoline.

May 1, 2017 Read Full Article

One Step Forward

by Michael McAdams (Advanced Biofuels Association/Biomass Magazine)  … I can tell you firsthand that for the first time in four years,

April 26, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: Renewable Fuel Standard Vital to Indiana

by Ralph Kauffmann (Kokomo Tribune)  … So many of these factors can take a big chunk out of my bottom line,

April 25, 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

Feature: Ethanol RINs Rebound as Prospects Fade of Quick RFS Reform

by Meghan Gordon and Wes Swift (Platts)  RINs bottom out March 2 after four-month slide; EPA may hold 2018 mandate steady, start

April 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter: The Truth about Ethanol

by Neil Kohler (MagicValley.com/Pacific Ethanol) In his March 26 letter, Mr. Chamberlain went from 100 percent right to 100 percent

March 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Moving the Point of Obligation Is the Latest Misguided Ploy to Undermine the RFS

by Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) (The Hill)  Six billion gallons. That is the approximate amount of

March 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Senators Press Icahn on White House Influence, Business Conflicts

by Valerie Volcovici  (Reuters)  Several Democratic senators pressed billionaire investor Carl Icahn on Monday to clarify his role as an adviser

March 28, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Oil Refiners Push for Biofuels Overhaul at White House

by Chris Prentice (Reuters)  U.S. oil refining executives met with a senior official in President Donald Trump’s administration at the

March 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Multiple State, Federal Bills Introduced to Stop the Spread of E15

by Daniel Strohl (Hemmings Daily)  …   The most extreme of those bills, H.R. 1314, which Virginia Representative Robert Goodlatte

March 24, 2017 Read Full Article

New Study Links Habitat Destruction to Ethanol Production

by Jordan Lubetkin (National Wildlife Federation)  Millions of acres of wildlife habitat are being lost to crop production, according to

March 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Now is the Time to Act on RFS Reform: Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Re-introduce Bill to Reform Ethanol Mandate

(Office of Congressman Bob Goodlatte)  (R-Va 6))  Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Jim Costa (D-Calif.), Steve Womack (R-Ark.), and Peter Welch

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

RINs Not Driving Any Profits: Motiva

(Argus Media)  No one profits from credits used to track compliance with US biofuel mandates, Motiva chief executive Dan Romasko

March 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Battle Brewing over Ethanol Program Post 2022

by Jonathan H. Harsch (Agri-Pulse)  Ethanol already supplies over 10 percent of the U.S. gasoline market and the fuel’s share is

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

U.S. Ethanol Group Clashes with Icahn over Details of Biofuels Negotiation

by Chris Prentis and Jennifer Ablan (Reuters/Yahoo!Finance)  The head of the Renewable Fuels Association says billionaire investor Carl Icahn told

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Icahn on Point on RFS

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Carl Icahn was the administration official who called Bob Dinneen, CEO of the Renewable Fuels

March 6, 2017 Read Full Article

RVO Clarity by June Top Priority for Biofuels Industry Leaders

by Joanne Ivancic* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  Amid an animated discussion of policy issues, one item gained the support of all

March 2, 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

Interview: AFPM President Calls for Biofuels Regulation Reform, End of RFS

by Josh Pedrick (Platts)  The US ethanol market is ready to stand without support from government regulations and the Renewable Fuel

February 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Signals He’s Backing away from Ethanol Mandate

by Timothy P. Carney (Washington Examiner)  … Ethanol mandate champions, such as Obama Agriculture Secretary and former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump at the Renewable Pump: Will He Bump, Thump or Dump?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Let’s look at the letter behind the headlines. “Rest assured that your president and this

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Dinneen: ‘Ethanol Lifts Ag’

by Todd Neeley (DTN The Progressive Farmer)  Though there is angst in rural America about the future of the Renewable

February 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Dipping a Toe into RFS Reform

By Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy) A bipartisan group of lawmakers have begun discussing how to craft a compromise to

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

Boat and ATV Owners, Others Seek Rollback of E15 Mandates on Fuel

by Mike Schoonveld (Outdoor News)  … The new administration ran on a plank of rolling back or eliminating federal regulations. It would

February 21, 2017 Read Full Article

My Voice: Renewable Fuel Standard Problems after 2022?

by Merle Pochop (Argus Leader)  …  Currently, stakeholders have a say in how the current RFS is operated through their congressional

February 16, 2017 Read Full Article

Dems Probe Trump Adviser Icahn’s Role in Ethanol Policy

by Timothy Cama (The Hill)  Senate Democrats are investigating the role that President Trump’s adviser Carl Icahn is playing in

February 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Ethanol and Biofuel Policies

by Nicolas Loris (DownsizingGovernment.org/The Heritage Foundation)  … The problem is not with the voluntary use of biofuels in the marketplace, but

February 14, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

500,000+ BoatUS Members Asked to Petition New Administration and Congress to Fix Ethanol Policy

(BoatUS)  Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS) is asking its more than half-million members – and any recreational

February 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Letter to Editor: Allow RFS to Work

by Mark Drewes (The Courier)  The irony of a recent letter from a think tank policy analyst was compelling. In a

February 8, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Republican Party Congressman Introduces Two Bills Aimed at Reforming Renewable Fuel Standard

(Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner)  Today (January 31, 2017), Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner introduced two bills aimed at reforming the Renewable Fuel Standard

February 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump Swamp Work Can Start with RFS Repeal

by David Williams (Houston County News/Lacrosse Tribune)  …  Billionaire investor and Trump confidant Carl Icahn is requesting changes to the

January 27, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Ethanol Industry Could Use a Friend in Washington Right Now

by Mario Parker and Jennifer A Dlouhy  (Bloomberg)  Environmental, Energy nominees have criticized ethanol law; President expressed support for $24

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Why The Ethanol Industry Should Fear President Trump

by Robert Rapier (Forbes)  …  Trump’s pick to head the EPA — Scott Pruitt — has repeatedly fought against the

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Trump’s EPA Pick Says He Would Honor Timelines, Intent of Biofuels Program

by Valerie Volcovici, Timothy Gardner and Chris Prentice (Reuters)  Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump’s choice to lead

January 23, 2017 Read Full Article
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