Senate holds hearing on RFS oversight On Feb. 24, the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on oversight of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator of the U.S. EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation, was among those testifying.READ MORE SHARE
Abengoa files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in US Abengoa Bioenergy U.S. Holding LLC and five of its U.S. bioenergy subsidiaries filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy in U.S. court on Feb. 24. The filings do not include two of Abengoa’s corn ethanol plants and the cellulosic plant. READ MORE SHARE
Federal biomass board releases bioeconomy reportThe Biomass Research and Development Board, an interagency collaboration composed of senior decision-makers from federal agencies and the White House, recently published a report, titled “Federal Activities Report on the Bioeconomy.” READ MORE SHARE
Ethanol mandate and the price you pay for gasProfessor Bruce Babcock of Iowa State University says oil companies were making “thoroughly outrageous claims” about what it would cost them, and you, to keep up with the plan to reduce greenhouse emissions through the renewable fuel standard.
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RFA welcomes auto industry vet Tracey King to staff Tracey King has joined the Renewable Fuels Association as technical director. King will serve as the RFA’s top liaison to the automakers, and will focus on forging the path to future high octane fuels and optimized spark ignition engines. READ MORE SHARE
ACE video illustrates E15 retail market potential In a new animated video geared toward retail fuel station owners, the American Coalition for Ethanol is illustrating the market potential of E15. Thev video highlights the rapidly growing number of vehicles on the road today that can use E15. READ MORE SHARE