21 hours ago

Representatives of the biofuel industry testify at RFS hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyMembers of the biofuels industry testified at a July 18 hearing held by the EPA on its 2019 RFS proposal. Many discussed the misuse of waivers and expressed hope that the EPA’s new leadership will hold up the administration’s commitment to the RFS. READ MORE

21 hours ago

Grassley, Iowa delegation ask Wheeler to meet with Iowans on RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicySen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and the entire Iowa Congressional delegation have invited U.S. EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Iowa to meet with those who are counting on the agency to uphold President Trump’s commitment to the RFS. READ MORE

21 hours ago

RFA announces leadership succession plan

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:BusinessThe Renewable Fuels Association has announced Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper will become president and CEO in October 2018, while current president and CEO Bob Dinneen will transition into the role of RFA’s senior strategic advisor. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

EPA posts call-in number for July 18 hearing on RFS proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released call-in information for the July 18 hearing on its proposed rule to set 2019 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

ABFA asks congress to halt RFS small refinery exemptions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyOn July 17, Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association, sent a letter to several congressional leaders regarding small refinery exemptions recently granted under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

Heitkamp urges Wheeler to protect the RFS, allow year-round E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn July 12, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., urged Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard and live up to the administration’s commitment to a strong RFS and the year-round sale of E15. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

In Depth: ‘The Way Forward’

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Membrane dehydration technologies save energy, reduce carbon emissions and provide flexibility in ethanol purity. More plants are installing them and more technology developers are offering them. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

Opinion: Everything Comes Back to the FEW

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Ethanol Producer Magazine Editor Lisa Gibson previews this issue of the magazine, including a recap of the 2018 FEW, features on membrane technologies, the potential of a high-octane fuel standard and more READ MORE

July 16, 2018

California reaches GHG reduction goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe California Air Resources Board has announced that in 2016 the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004. Biofuels helped achieve the reduction. READ MORE