Policy

February 05, 2016

EPA rulemaking aims to update GHG reporting requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has published a proposed rule that aims to amend specific provisions in the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule, including some provisions related to biogas and ethanol. Comments are due Feb. 29. READ MORE

February 04, 2016

Economists: Ethanol retains low-cost octane enhancer status

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyEthanol continues to maintain its status as the low-cost octane enhancer, in spite of low oil prices. The biggest threat, say University of Illinois economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, would be a shortfall in U.S. corn production. READ MORE

February 04, 2016

Indiana bill would extend misfueling immunity to mid-level blends

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyIn mid-January, a congressman in the Indiana General Assembly introduced a bill that aims to increase use of ethanol-blended fuels by expanding immunity for the misuse of blended fuel. READ MORE

February 04, 2016

ACE 2016 DC fly-in to be held April 13-14

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, PolicyThe American Coalition for Ethanol has announced its 8th annual fly-in will be held on April 13-14, with the Washington Court on Capitol Hill serving as the host hotel for the event. Registration information is available on the ACE website. READ MORE

February 04, 2016

Opinion: Let’s not leave the discussion in Iowa

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:PolicyEthanol's importance to rural America shouldn't be regarded as a Midwest phenomenon, writes Dave VanderGriend. This column appears in the March issue of EPM. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

Energy Bill amendments aim to impede biofuels, benefit bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Senate is currently considering the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015. To date, lawmakers have introduced more than 275 amendments to the bill, including several that would impact biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

Study: Increased switchgrass acreage could improve water quality

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Cellulosic, PolicyArgonne National Laboratory has released a study funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office that examines the potential effects of future biofuel production on freshwater resources in the Missouri River Basin. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

Opinion: President signs tax extenders, government funding legislation

BY John Kirkwood Found In:PolicyLegislation passed in mid-December contain several credits, incentives and other provisions important to the renewable energy industries, writes John Kirkwood. This column appears in the March issue of EPM. READ MORE

February 02, 2016

Biofuels industry speaks out following results of Iowa caucus

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyOn Feb. 1, the Iowa caucus officially kicked off the primary election season. Twelve of the 14 candidates who participated in the Iowa caucus are supportive of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE