Policy

July 31, 2015

DOE solicits applications for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it is soliciting applications for up to $4 billion in loan guarantees to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. READ MORE

July 31, 2015

FRA rule aims to prevent unattended trains from rolling away

BY U.S. Department of Transportation Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyOn July 29, the Federal Railroad Administration issued a final rule to prevent unattended trains that carry crude, ethanol, poisonous by inhalation (PIH), toxic by inhalation (TIH), and other highly flammable contents from rolling away. READ MORE

July 31, 2015

USGC presents ethanol export promotion strategy to delegates

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyAn ethanol export promotion strategy developed in consultation with industry partners and the USDA was presented to U.S. Grains Council members from throughout the grains sector at USGC's 55th Annual Board of Delegates Meeting. READ MORE

July 30, 2015

USGC: Unlocking opportunities for DDGS in Canada

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyA team of Canadian buyers and end-users of U.S. distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) recently visited the United States on a learning journey cosponsored by the U.S. Grains Council and the Corn Marketing Program of Michigan. READ MORE

July 29, 2015

Green Plains investor call highlights export demand, MLP IPO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Coproducts, Business, PolicyGreen Plains Inc. has announced second quarter financial results, reporting net income of $7.8 million, or 19 cents per diluted share, compared to $32.3 million, or 82 cents per diluted share, during the same quarter of 2014. READ MORE

July 29, 2015

UAI: Removing ethanol from gasoline increases toxic emissions

BY Urban Air Initiative Found In:Business, PolicyMany gas stations are promoting E0. It not only costs more than regular gasoline that contains 10 percent ethanol, new data shows it also burns dirtier in your engine which then puts more toxic emissions into the air. READ MORE

July 28, 2015

USGC: Ethanol can improve China’s air, water quality

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyA U.S. Grains Council mission including U.S. environmental and public health specialists recently traveled to China to discuss how air and water quality in that country could be improved through the use of ethanol in the country's fuel. READ MORE

July 27, 2015

Biofuel industry voices support for RFS as comment period ends

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyJuly 27 is the final day members of the public can weigh in on the U.S. EPA's recently released renewable fuel standard (RFS) proposal. As the comment period comes to a close, supporters of the biofuel industry are actively making their voices heard. READ MORE

July 27, 2015

Brazilian president officially opens cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Iogen Corp. Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyBrazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched Iogen Energy's cellulosic ethanol technology at the official opening of Raizen's newly expanded Costa Pinto sugar cane mill in Piracicaba, Sao Paulo, Brazil on July 22. READ MORE