USDA now accepting applications for HBIIP


U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Stephen Censky on May 15 announced that the USDA has launched an online portal to begin accepting applications for Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program grants.
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Growth Energy celebrates first anniversary of year-round E15


May 31 marks the first anniversary of the U.S. EPA’s final rule allowing American drivers to fuel up with E15, a fuel blended with 15 percent ethanol, year-round. The rule represented the culmination of a decade-long campaign.
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ACE 2020 conference ‘Rising Up,’ moving to Aug. 25 with the FEW


The American Coalition for Ethanol is pleased to announce its 33rd annual conference will be held in conjunction with the rescheduled International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo hosted by BBI International on Aug. 25, in Omaha, Nebraska.
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OPINION: USDA grant program aims to expand ethanol infrastructure


Robert White, vice president of industry relations at the Renewable Fuels Association, is encouraging fuel retailers who are considering offering higher blends of ethanol to apply for Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program grants.
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Agenda for Biodiesel Production Technology Summit released


BBI International and Biodiesel Magazine are pleased to announce that the agenda for the Biodiesel Production Technology Summit, set to take place Aug. 24-26, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, has been released and is now available online.
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OPINION: New normal is people saying ‘new normal’ all the time


Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of ACE, discusses the impact of COVID-19 on fuel markets and consumer behavior and encourages fuel retailers to take advantage of the USDA's HBIIP program to offer higher blends of ethanol.
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Iowa legislature urged to reauthorize biofuel tax differentials


As Iowa’s elected leaders prepare to return to the state capitol and wrap up the 2020 legislative session, Iowa Renewable Fuels Association members urge legislators to take action on key biofuel legislation.
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EPA’s anti-competitive limits on ethanol blending are illegal


Attorneys for a broad alliance of ethanol, agriculture and clean fuel organizations filed their opening brief arguing that EPA regulatory barriers that prevent ethanol from competing for greater market share are illegal, according to the UAI.
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IRFA encourages Iowa retailers to apply for HBIIP grants


The USDA has released guidance on the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) and the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association is offering support and encouraging Iowa fuel retailers to take steps now to streamline the application process.
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