Policy

December 19, 2014

EPA: Nearly 6 million cellulosic RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for November, reporting that more than 1.38 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 6 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

December 19, 2014

Industry debunks Minn. report shedding bad light on corn ethanol

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Business, PolicyAn analysis of conventional and alternative vehicles and their air pollution-related public health impacts from researchers at the University of Minnesota got a swift debunking from the ethanol industry. READ MORE

December 19, 2014

UNICA: Brazilian ethanol production up, exports down

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyUNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane energy association, has announced ethanol production from the start of the current season through the end of November is up 3.54 percent when compared to last year. Exports, however, are down 55 percent. READ MORE

December 19, 2014

USGC leaders engage on China and biotech at JCCT

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Coproducts, Business, PolicyAs word came that Chinese officials have given verbal approval for the biotech corn trait MIR 162, trade and agriculture stakeholders gathered this week in Chicago for the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Trade and Commerce discussions. READ MORE

December 18, 2014

BPC report highlights 40 RFS policy options

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy has responded to a report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center that describes several options for reforming the renewable fuel standard (RFS), noting it pushes some of same tired talking points Big Oil has relied on for years. READ MORE

December 18, 2014

USGC ethanol assessment team finds potential in the Philippines

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Grains Council recently led a delegation of industry leaders representing the USDA, Renewable Fuels Association, and Growth Energy to the Philippines to assess factors contributing to the large exports of U.S. ethanol to Southeast Asia. READ MORE

December 18, 2014

SUNY wins DOE grant to support feedstock logistics research

BY SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Found In:Feedstocks, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has awarded up to $3 million to the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry to develop and demonstrate ways to reduce the cost of delivering woody bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries. READ MORE

December 17, 2014

Iogen announces startup of Brazilian cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Susanne Retka SchillFound In:Operations, Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOttawa-based Iogen Corp. announced its first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant is producing ethanol in Brazil. The first 200,000 liters (53,000 gallons) has been distributed by Brazilian ethanol producer Raizen to its network of gas stations. READ MORE

December 17, 2014

Senate passes short-term tax extenders package

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyOn Dec. 16, the U.S. Senate passed a short-term tax extenders package that aims to retroactively extend several tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013 and throughout this year through the end of 2014. READ MORE