Bill aims to reform EPA’s SRE process, increase transparency


Sens. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., introduced the RFS Integrity Act of 2019 on June 13. The bill aims to bring transparency and predictability to the U.S. EPA’s small refinery exemption (SRE) process.
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RFA provides behind-the-scenes information on Trump’s SIRE tour


The RFA held a media call June 12 to provide behind-the-scenes information on President Donald Trump’s June 11 visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in celebration of the U.S. EPA’s recent rule to allow year-round E15 sales.
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From FEW: Stressed yeast may be robbing plants of ethanol yield


According to Jayne Kalbfleisch, technical development manager at Lallemand Biofuels and Distilled Spirits, one factor that may be robbing an ethanol plant of yield is stressed yeast. Kalbfleisch discussed the impact of stressed yeast at the FEW.
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ICM: Planning is key to a successful shutdown


Kristen Gordon, director of reliability services at ICM Inc., presented ICM’s best practices for managing ethanol plant shutdowns at the 2019 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo June 12 in Indianapolis.
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From FEW: 45Q represents opportunity for ethanol


Under new size specifications for the 45Q tax credit, almost all ethanol plants are eligible, said Jamey Cline, in business development for Christianson PLLP, during a carbon market panel discussion during the 2019 FEW in Indianapolis.
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Bill aims to extend MLPs to bioenergy, biofuel projects


Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Ron Estes, R-Kan., reintroduced a bill June 13 that aims to give investors in clean energy projects access to the use of master limited partnerships (MLPs).
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EIA increases 2019, 2020 ethanol production forecasts


The EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook for June features increased forecasts for 2019 and 2020 ethanol production. The agency now predicts ethanol production will average 1.04 million barrels per day in 2019 and 1.05 million barrels per day in 2020.
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Growth Energy intervenes in AFPM’s challenge of E15 rule


Growth Energy filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit June 12 to intervene in support of the U.S. EPA’s rule allowing year-round E15 sales. AFPM filed a lawsuit June 10 challenging the rule.
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AFPM challenges E15 rule, RFA intervenes in support of EPA


American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit June 10 challenging the U.S. EPA’s May 31 rule to allow year-round E15 sales.
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Senators ask EPA to end SRE approvals, reallocate waived volumes


A dozen democratic senators, led by Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler June 11 urging the agency to end approval of unjustified SRE applications and reallocate waived volumes.
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