April 24, 2015

37 senators issue letter in support of a strong RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyA bipartisan group of 37 senators have send a letter to the U.S. EPA urging the agency to reverse course from the 2014 proposed rule and maintain a strong renewable fuel standard (RFS) to drive innovation and growth in America's economy. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

House bill aims to extend RVP waiver to ethanol blends beyond E10

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyBill Rep. Rod Blum, R-Iowa, recently introduced legislation in the house that includes a provision to extend the ethanol waiver for Reid vapor pressure (RVP) to ethanol blends with more than 10 percent ethanol. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

USDA partners with farmers, ranchers to address climate change

BY USDA Found In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyIn a speech April 23 at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

Feinstein's PTC bill would impact certain trains carrying ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, PolicySen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., recently introduced legislation that would allow railroads to be granted short-term extensions on the implementation of Positive Train Control. The bill also contains a provision that would impact ethanol trains. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

NCGA: On the farm, every day is Earth Day

BY National Corn Growers Association Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyOn April 22, the world commemorates Earth Day. Around the globe, communities will take part in activities to promote awareness of environmental issues. However, for farmers, promoting the health and stability of nature resources happens every day. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

EPA: 7.8 million cellulosic RINs generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that more than 1.44 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 7.8 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

ORNL researchers contribute to bioenergy, sustainability report

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyA multinational report on bioenergy and sustainability released in April concludes the sustainable production of bioenergy can be an important tool for addressing climate change. Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers contributed to the report. READ MORE

April 20, 2015

DOT safety actions target transport of Class 3 flammable liquids

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyOn April 17, the U.S. Department of Transportation and two of its agencies announced a package of actions that aims to enhance the safe transportation of Class 3 flammable liquids, including ethanol and crude oil. READ MORE

April 20, 2015

Iowa bill aims to create tax credit for renewable chemicals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyLegislation pending in Iowa aims to create a 5 cent per pound renewable chemical production tax credit. The legislation was introduced in March and is currently awaiting review in the Senate Ways and Means Committee. READ MORE