Business

June 23, 2017

Representatives press Pruitt on Icahn’s role in shaping the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyMembers of the House Energy and Commerce Committee recently asked U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to detail policies and procedures the agency has put in place to prevent Carl Icahn from influencing the RFS for personal financial gain. READ MORE

June 23, 2017

Students visit Chippewa Valley Ethanol

BY Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association Found In:BusinessThirteen students from New London-Spicer High School recently visited Chippewa Valley Ethanol Co. in Benson, Minnesota, to learn about ethanol production. The tour was organized by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Trump expresses support for ethanol in Iowa

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyPresident Donald Trump expressed his support for the ethanol industry during a trip to Iowa June 21, noting his administration wants to “protect the corn-based ethanol and biofuels that power our country.” READ MORE

June 22, 2017

EPA: 21.98 million cellulosic RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May, reporting more than 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 21.98 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

CropEnergies reports improved first quarter results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessGermany-based CropEnergies AG released first quarter financial results, reporting increased revenues and results when compared to the same period of last year. The improved results are primarily attributed to increased utilization of its plants. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Opinion: Greener, on our own Accord

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Time will tell how President Trump’s exit from the Paris Climate Accord will affect the U.S. ethanol industry, which is banking on foreign demand for its low-carbon, high-octane fuel to grow. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

DOE awards STTR, SBIR grants to several bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy is awarding 263 grants totaling $116 million to 184 small businesses under the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Several of the awards support bioenergy projects. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

New data released on Canadian biofuels

BY Advanced Biofuels Canada Found In:BusinessAdvanced Biofuels Canada recently announced the release of the most comprehensive study to date of biofuel use in Canada. The study catalogs biofuel blending rates, biofuel types, and feedstocks utilized at the provincial level. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

Opinion: The lowest-cost, cleanest octane boost for boats

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: The U.S. has 12 million recreational boaters, and Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, wants to make sure they know about ethanol’s benefits when fueling up. READ MORE