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7 hours ago

RFA to DOE: Update your E85 data

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association has pointed to the vast underrepresentation of E85 stations in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center database and implored DOE to accurately account for all stations selling E85. READ MORE

11 hours ago

Commodities: China's DDGS rules still evolving

BY Sean Broderick, CHS Found In:Markets, CoproductsChina again has created new rules with regard to shipments that state all shipments must have a government stamped document stating the absence of MIR 162 corn. However, there aren't currently any agencies that can officially test for that. READ MORE

July 25, 2014

Report discusses future of European ethanol industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, BusinessThe European Union has filed its annual biofuels report with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network, reporting that the European Commission aims to reach an agreement on future biofuel policy by October. READ MORE

July 24, 2014

Ethanol hedge for corn farmers working as expected in 2014

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, BusinessWith corn prices the lowest in years, the question arises whether farmers who invested in ethanol plants are finding it an effective hedge. Retired Iowa State University ag economist Don Hofstrand analyzed the question in a recent newsletter. READ MORE

July 24, 2014

Ethanol rolls into Sturgis

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe Renewable Fuels Association will partner with the Sturgis Buffalo Chip campground to host the 74th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally set to take place Aug. 4-10. READ MORE

July 23, 2014

DOT proposes new standards for ethanol, crude oil rail shipments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyOn July 23, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration released proposed rulemaking that aims to improve the safety of rail transportation of flammable materials, particularly crude oil and ethanol. READ MORE

July 22, 2014

Bill would benefit manufacturers of alternatively fueled vehicles

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyLegislation recently introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives would provide automakers an option to reduce their corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards by warranting at least half the vehicles they manufacture for alternative fuels. READ MORE

July 22, 2014

Analysis shows U.S. ethanol is lowest cost fuel, octane source

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyEthanol produced in the United States has been the most economically competitive motor fuel in the world over the past four years and has played an important role in reducing consumer fuel costs, according to a new analysis. READ MORE

July 22, 2014

DOE opens funding opportunity for alternative fuel vehicles

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will award up to $4.5 million in funding to expand the use of alternative fuels through the Clean Cities program, which works to decrease the use of petroleum in transportation. READ MORE