Policy

8 hours ago

EPA schedules hearing on RFS proposal, registrations due May 31

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public hearing June 9 in Kansas City, Missouri, on its proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuels standard (RFS). Parties wishing to testify at the hearing must contact the EPA by May 31. READ MORE

8 hours ago

California biofuel industry calls on state to allocate funding

BY BIODICO Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyCalifornia’s biodiesel, ethanol and biomethane industries are calling on state legislators to allocate $210 million in the Governor’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to incentivize in-state production of low carbon biofuels. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

USDA announces application periods for BCAP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA Farm Service Agency has announced incentives will resume this month through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. According to the USDA, $3 million is available for BCAP during fiscal year 2016. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

Ethanol trade groups participate in USDA trade mission to Mexico

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe USDA has announced an ethanol trade mission to Mexico May 24-25. Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse will lead a team of leaders in the U.S. ethanol industry to explore opportunities to expand both country’s renewable energy sectors. READ MORE

May 24, 2016

Opinion: Pursuit of Higher Yield, Efficiency Drives FEW Participation Up

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyIn early May, I was informed that registrations for the 2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo were on pace to match our seven-year high mark. This column is published in the June issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 23, 2016

EPA: Nearly 17 million cellulosic RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) data for April, reporting more than 1.511 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the net total for the first four months of the year to nearly 5.88 billion RINs. READ MORE

May 23, 2016

USDA announces $21 million in bioenergy funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe USDA has announced the availability of $21 million in funding through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products, as well as education and training. READ MORE

May 22, 2016

Opinion: It's Time for the RFS to get ‘Back on Track’

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:PolicyIn recent years, U.S. EPA officials repeatedly have said they want to get the renewable fuel standard (RFS) “back on track.” This column is published in the June issue of Ethanol Producer Magazine. READ MORE

May 20, 2016

STB issues SNPR for rail reporting requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyIn early May, the Surface Transportation Board published a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNPR) that aims to update pending regulations requiring Class I railroads to report certain service metrics, including data on ethanol unit trains. READ MORE