Policy

July 19, 2018

Farmers press Trump administration on biofuels in new ad

BY Growth Energy Found In:Business, PolicyA new television ad launched today by Growth Energy, the nation’s top ethanol advocate, casts a spotlight on the repeated calls from rural America for pro-biofuel policies from President Trump and the U.S. EPA. READ MORE

July 19, 2018

DOE launches new lab partnering service

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has officially launched the Lab Partnering Service, an online, single access point platform for investors, innovators, and institutions to identify, locate, and obtain information from DOE’s 17 national laboratories. READ MORE

July 18, 2018

Representatives of the biofuel industry testify at RFS hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyMembers of the biofuels industry testified at a July 18 hearing held by the EPA on its 2019 RFS proposal. Many discussed the misuse of waivers and expressed hope that the EPA’s new leadership will hold up the administration’s commitment to the RFS. READ MORE

July 18, 2018

Grassley, Iowa delegation ask Wheeler to meet with Iowans on RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicySen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and the entire Iowa Congressional delegation have invited U.S. EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Iowa to meet with those who are counting on the agency to uphold President Trump’s commitment to the RFS. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

EPA posts call-in number for July 18 hearing on RFS proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released call-in information for the July 18 hearing on its proposed rule to set 2019 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

ABFA asks congress to halt RFS small refinery exemptions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyOn July 17, Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association, sent a letter to several congressional leaders regarding small refinery exemptions recently granted under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

Heitkamp urges Wheeler to protect the RFS, allow year-round E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn July 12, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., urged Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard and live up to the administration’s commitment to a strong RFS and the year-round sale of E15. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

Opinion: Everything Comes Back to the FEW

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Ethanol Producer Magazine Editor Lisa Gibson previews this issue of the magazine, including a recap of the 2018 FEW, features on membrane technologies, the potential of a high-octane fuel standard and more READ MORE

July 16, 2018

California reaches GHG reduction goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe California Air Resources Board has announced that in 2016 the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004. Biofuels helped achieve the reduction. READ MORE