11 hours ago

EIA increases 2020, 2021 ethanol production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Energy Information Administration slightly increased its forecasts for 2020 and 2021 ethanol production in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, which was released Aug. 11. Forecasts for ethanol blending were also revised up. READ MORE

11 hours ago

Gevo looks to acquire two additional plant sites

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyGevo CEO Patrick Gruber indicated on Aug. 10 that duress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic may offer an opportunity for the company to acquire additional ethanol plant sites needed to meet expected demand for its renewable hydrocarbon products. READ MORE

August 10, 2020

EPA approves efficient producer pathway for Iowa plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has approved an efficient producer pathway for Flint Hills Resources LLC’s 125 MMgy ethanol plant located in Shell Rock, Iowa. The approval allows the facility to generate RINs for non-grandfathered volumes of ethanol. READ MORE

August 07, 2020

House members advocate for COVID-19 relief for biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyA group of 32 members of the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to House and Senate leadership on Aug. 7 urging them to include much-needed assistance for biofuels in the phase four COVID-19 relief bill, which is currently being negotiated. READ MORE

August 07, 2020

ACE celebrates 15-year anniversary of the RFS

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, PolicyAug. 8 marks the 15-year anniversary of Congress enacting the Renewable Fuel Standard program authorized under the Energy Policy Act of 2005 and expanded under the Energy Independence and Security Act in 2007. READ MORE

August 07, 2020

Growth Energy encourages California to embrace more biofuels

BY Growth Energy Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyGrowth Energy has submitted comments to the California Air Resources Board following a July 15th workshop on Fuels and Infrastructure for a Carbon Neutral Economy. The comments encourage the expanded use of higher biofuel blends. READ MORE

August 06, 2020

RFA celebrates 15th anniversary of RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe RFA on Aug. 6 celebrated the 15th anniversary of the RFS by releasing a report detailing the success of the program and hosting a media call to discuss the program’s achievements and current challenges faced by the ethanol industry. READ MORE

August 06, 2020

ACE: Legislation would require EPA to update GREET

BY American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, PolicySen. John Thune, R-S.D., has introduced the Adopt GREET Act, which would require U.S. EPA to update its decade-old greenhouse gas lifecycle modeling for ethanol and biodiesel. ACE is speaking out in support of the bill. READ MORE

August 06, 2020

OPINION: RFS anniversary is something for retailers to celebrate

BY Cassie Mullen, director of market development at the Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Business, Policy, RetailerOn Aug. 8, 2005, President George W. Bush signed the Energy Policy Act of 2005, creating the Renewable Fuel Standard. This important bipartisan policy (expanded in 2007) has led to more energy security, a stronger rural economy and cleaner air. READ MORE