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Senators issue letter in support of strong RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA group of 39 senators have issued a letter to the U.S. EPA advocating for a strong renewable fuel standard that will support U.S. jobs and the economy, reduce the environmental impact of the transportation and decrease dependence on foreign oil. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

2016 National Advanced Biofuels Conference wraps in Milwaukee

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe 2016 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo took place in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, this week, hosting a number of panels surrounding the advanced biofuels and biobased chemical industries. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

House hearing focuses on RFS implementation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn June 22, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Energy and Power Subcommittee held a hearing on the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The event featured testimony from government officials, biofuel supporters and other stakeholders. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

Maine governor issues anti-ethanol executive order

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn June 20, Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage issued an executive order mandating state agencies give purchasing preference to gasoline blends with 5 percent or less ethanol when those fuels are of a comparable cost to higher ethanol blends. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

BIC and Vanguard Initiative sign bioeconomy MOU

BY Bio-based Industries Consortium Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyTwo leading European bioeconomy players, the Bio-based Industries Consortium and the Vanguard Initiative have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for better interregional cooperation on the bioeconomy. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

Conventional, advanced biofuel leaders gather in Milwaukee

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe National Biodiesel Board's Vice President of Federal Affairs Anne Steckel participated in a panel with other biofuel industry leaders at the 32nd Annual International FEW and colocated National Advanced Biofuels Conference in Milwaukee June 21. READ MORE

June 22, 2016

BIO: RFS rule continues to chill advanced biofuel investment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization has released an analysis that finds the U.S. EPA’s new methodology for setting annual renewable fuel standard (RFS) volumes is continuing to chill investment in advanced biofuels. READ MORE

June 22, 2016

EPA approves Heartland Corn Products’ efficient producer pathway

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA recently approved an efficient producer fuel pathway for Heartland Corn Products’ 104 MMgy ethanol plant in Winthrop, Minnesota. The facility is the 54th facility to achieve an efficient producer pathway approval. READ MORE

June 22, 2016

USGC: Workshop in Korea offers background on ethanol as fuel

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council and its domestic industry partners, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, have had a busy year so far engaging with potential global customers of U.S. ethanol. READ MORE