EPA releases proposed 2014, 2015, 2016 RFS volume requirements

The U.S. EPA has released a proposed rule containing 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable volume requirements (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with a proposed 2017 RVO for biomass-based diesel ahead of its June 1 judicial deadline.
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USDA announces investment to boost renewable fuel infrastructure

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced that the USDA will invest up to $100 million in a Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership to support the infrastructure needed to make more renewable fuel options available to American consumers.
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DOE previews 2016 Billion-Ton Update in webinar

A recent U.S. Department of Energy webinar included preview of the 2016 U.S. Billion-Ton Study update, which is currently scheduled for release in June 2016. The event was presented by DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office.
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STB plans hearing on rate complaint procedures for grain shippers

The Surface Transportation Board has announced it will hold a public hearing on June 10 in Washington, D.C., to examine issues related to the accessibility of rate compliant procedures for grain shippers.
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NREL: Most fueling equipment is compatible with E15

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently released a study that has determined most existing fuel dispensing components, including underground storage tanks, are compatible with E15. A webinar to discuss the report is planned for June 11.
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UNICA: Brazilian ethanol production to increase, exports to drop

UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced the 2015-’16 sugarcane harvest is expected to increase when compared to last year, with a higher percentage of going to ethanol production.
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White paper highlights California’s leadership in E85 fuel market

Propel Fuels has published "E85: A California Success Story," a white paper and associated website illustrating California's emergence as the national leader in the use of sustainable E85 flex fuel.
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DOE hosts webinar on biofuel affordability

The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced it will host a webinar on biofuel affordability on May 27. The event, titled "A Changing Market for Biofuels and Bioproducts," will address research related to biomass supply.
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Renewables share of U.S. energy consumption highest since 1930s

Renewable energy accounted for 9.8 percent of total domestic energy consumption in 2014. This marks the highest renewable energy share since the 1930s, when wood was a much larger contributor to domestic energy supply.
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USDA: Seth Meyer appointed WAOB chairman

Acting USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson has announced the appointment of Seth Meyer as the World Agricultural Outlook Board chairman. Meyer is currently a senior economist with the Office of the Chief Economist on assignment to WAOB.
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Iowa lawmakers, America’s Renewable Future call for strong RFS

Iowa’s entire federal delegation, along with America's Renewable Future is urging the EPA to keep the renewable volume obligation (RVO) levels consistent with Congress’s intent when the renewable fuel standard (RFS) became law.
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Kum & Go plans E15 promotions in Omaha metro area

Drivers of flex-fuel vehicles in Nebraska and Iowa will be able to fill up with E85 for just 85 cents per gallon during six upcoming promotions at Kum & Go locations in the Omaha metro area. The events are planned for each Thursday through July 2.
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Nebraska senators urge EPA to back biofuels industry

Forty-two of Nebraska's 49 senators recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy pushing the agency to continue its support for renewable fuels when drafting rules that could limit amounts of ethanol blended with gasoline.
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Industry Events

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 1-4, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 26-28, 2015
Hilton Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

2016 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 11-14, 2016
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

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