2020 FEW moved to Omaha, date changed to Aug. 24-26


BBI International has announced that the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo has been moved due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Originally scheduled for mid-June in Minneapolis, the FEW is now rescheduled to take place Aug. 24-26 in Omaha.
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USDA to award $100 million under biofuels infrastructure program


The USDA announced on May 4 it intends to make available up to $100 million in competitive grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program to support activities designed to expand the availability and sale of ethanol and biodiesel.
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Iowa’s E15 sales up 38 percent in 2019


Iowa’s E15 sales grew by 38 percent last year, reaching a record high of 47.4 million gallons, according to data released by the Iowa Department of Revenue in April. Sales of E30 and E85 blends also reached record highs.
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OPINION: Funds for higher ethanol blends in USDA’s HBIIP pocket


ACE took part in stakeholders’ meetings with USDA throughout the process of developing the HBIIP and emphasized single-store and small chain retailers as being critical to widespread availability and use of E15 and flex fuels.
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Bill authorizes $600 million to support biofuel infrastructure


Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, on April 28 announced the introduction of the Clean Fuels Deployment Act of 2020. The bill aims to provide funding for installing and converting fuel pump infrastructure to deliver higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.
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Convenience, fuel retailers seek expanded SBA loan access


NACS, NATSO, PMAA and SIGMA recently sent a letter to U.S. House and Senate leaders requesting access to small business loans under the CARES Act for convenience and fuel retailers fighting to feed and supply America during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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OPINION: Casey’s making big strides on E15


While some fuel retailers have over-promised and under-delivered when it comes to offering higher ethanol blends, industry leader Casey’s is putting its money where its mouth is and making good on its commitment to add E15 at stores across the U.S.
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OPINION: Ethanol dominates in clean air contest


The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports that a sharp uptick in biofuel consumption is vital to holding temperature changes below 1.5 degrees Celsius. Growth Energy's Chris Bliley notes biofuels provide other benefits as well.
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EPA releases proposal to streamline existing fuels regulations


The U.S. EPA released a proposed rule on April 13 that aims to streamline and modernize the agency’s existing fuels regulations. The proposed rule makes some slight modifications to the RFS, but idoes not make substantive changes to the program.
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Industry Events

2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

August 24-26, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Biodiesel Production Technology Summit

August 24-26, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Ethanol 101

August 24-24, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Biofuels Environmental, Health & Safety Forum

August 24-24, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

Low Carbon Fuel Production Workshop

August 24-24, 2020
CHI Health Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

2020 UAS Summit & Expo

September 1-2, 2020
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

North Dakota Energy Conference & Expo

November 9-10, 2020
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 15-17, 2021
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
Jacksonville, Florida

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