Policy

5 hours ago

OPINION: 2020 hindsight

BY Ron Lamberty, senior vice president, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerWe learned in 2020 how valuable convenience store owners, operators, and workers are to all of us. The ethanol industry owes a debt of gratitude to everyone who went to work everyday and sold our products, according to ACE's Ron Lamberty. READ MORE

5 hours ago

OPINION: Changing the retail landscape for higher blends

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development, Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerFuel retailers are beginning to implement a range of infrastructure projects across the country. This comes as USDA’s HBIIP is being fully implemented, something farmers and the ethanol industry helped make happen, according to RFA's Cassie Mullen. READ MORE

December 01, 2020

USDA solicits FY 2021 REAP applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyThe USDA’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service is soliciting applications for FY 2021 funding under the Rural Energy for America Program. Biomass energy systems, including biogas and anaerobic digesters, are among those eligible for the program. READ MORE

December 01, 2020

Growth Energy to sue EPA over failure to issue 2021 RFS RVOs

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, PolicyGrowth Energy on Dec. 1 submitted a notice of intent to sue letter to U.S. EPA regarding its failure to fulfill its statutory obligation to issue the 2021 renewable volume obligation (RVO) by Nov. 30, 2020, an annual deadline set by the RFS. READ MORE

November 30, 2020

EPA misses statutory deadline to set 2021 RFS RVOs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has missed its Nov. 30 statutory deadline to set the 2021 RVOs under the RFS, as well as the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel. While a COVID-19-related delay was not unexpected, the agency has yet to issue even an initial proposal. READ MORE

November 30, 2020

Iowa provides COVID-19 relief to 167 biofuel retail locations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship on Nov. 30 announced that 101 ethanol projects and 137 biodiesel projects at 167 fuel retail locations have been awarded COVID-19 relief under the Renewable Fuels Retail Recovery Program. READ MORE

November 30, 2020

OPINION: Growth Energy highlights Casey’s Unleaded 88 offerings

BY Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerRetail offerings of higher ethanol blends has been steadily on the rise, with preliminary data for the year showing a 10 percent growth in retail stores in 2020 alone, according to Mike O’Brien, vice president of market development at Growth Energy. READ MORE

November 30, 2020

Ontario to require 15% renewable content in gasoline by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Policy, RetailerThe government of Ontario announced on Nov. 26 it has amended its clean fuels regulations and will ramp up its requirement for renewable content in gasoline to 15 percent by 2030. The change is will boost demand for biofuels, including ethanol. READ MORE

November 29, 2020

Opinion: Global Trade Looks Different Now, But for Better or For Worse?

BY Andrea Kent Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe global economy is going to look different for a while. Our industry’s reliability under pressure, coupled with open supply and trade links, and sound policy, will continue to be ethanol’s advantage in the global marketplace. READ MORE