Biofuel industry criticizes Marathon’s RFS waiver request


Representatives and supporters of the U.S. biofuels industry are criticizing Marathon Petroleum Corp. for seeking a small refiner hardship waiver for one of its refineries that would exempt that facility from meeting its RFS blending obligations.
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Senate democrats ask Trump to lower gas prices, protect the RFS


On May 23, the democratic leadership of the U.S. Senate sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to take action to lower gas prices ahead of Memorial Day weekend. One suggested action is to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Pennsylvania offers funding for alternative fuels, vehicles


The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced it is accepting applications for its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program, which offers funding for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles.
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Donnelly: Year-round sales of E15 would help lower gas prices


On May 21, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to take steps to lower gas prices by allowing year-round sales of E15.
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UNICA reports record production of hydrous ethanol


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, recently announced that mills in the south-central region of Brazil produced a record 1.3 billion liters (343.42 million gallons) of hydrous ethanol during the second half of April.
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USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in March


The USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for May, reporting that corn use for fuel alcohol reached 473 million bushels in March, up 9 percent from February and up 3 percent from March 2017.
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Worthington High School tours Heron Lake Bioenergy


Fifteen students from Worthington High School toured Heron Lake Bioenergy on May 1 to gain a better understanding of clean Minnesota-produced renewable energy. The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association.
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Fluid Quip Process Technologies to provide Clean Sugar Technology


Fluid Quip Process Technologies will provide its Clean Sugar Technology to White Dog Labs for its first full-scale ProTyton production plant, currently under development.
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Poet Coon Rapids announces Monarch fueling station project


Poet Biorefining Coon Rapids recently announced it is moving forward with the establishment of a Monarch fueling station at its plant near Coon Rapids, Iowa.The monarch habitat will span half an acre and seeding is expected to take place soon.
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UAI: EPA set to give oil another victory at ethanol’s expense


A proposed rule to make ethanol blends above 15 percent illegal in anything other than flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) is a potential death blow to the ethanol industry according to the Urban Air Initiative.
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South Dakota state fleet uses 2 million gallons of ethanol


The South Dakota state vehicle fleet burned nearly 2 million gallons of ethanol-blended fuels in its flex-fuel vehicles during the last year, according to the South Dakota Bureau of Administration.
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Infors expands Midwest presence


Infors USA, a maker of fermenters and incubated shakers, recently announced the expansion of its Midwest sales and engineering office in Madison, Wisconsin. The expansion will help Infors support its installed base in the U.S. biofuels industry.
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