China Imposes Duties on U.S. DDGs

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China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued a preliminary ruling Friday claiming that U.S. dried distillers grains (DDGS) are being dumped and have caused injury to China’s DDGS industry and imposing immediate duties of 33.8 percent on the import value of the DDGS. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy issued a joint statement saying …

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New Study Provides Insight on Fuel Water-Uptake

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A new study by the Department of Energy (DOE) is providing fresh insight into a decades-old debate about the impacts of ethanol-blended gasoline on water uptake and “phase separation” in small and off-road engines. The study, conducted by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), found that the petroleum components of ethanol-blended gasoline become degraded and unfit for use in an …

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RFA Ad Says “Don’t Fall for Blend Wall”

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) ran an ad this week in political publications hitting back at House-sponsored legislation that would keep renewable fuels at less than 10 percent of the market. The ad in The Hill, Politico and Morning Consult said the 10 percent so-called “blend wall” is a myth and a bill sponsored by Reps. Bill Flores (R-TX) and …

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Growth Energy Honors Tom Buis

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During the Growth Energy Advocacy Conference this week in Washington DC, former Growth Energy CEO and current co-chairman of the board, Tom Buis, was presented with the America’s Fuel award. The award is the highest honor given by Growth Energy, and is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the growth and well-being of the ethanol industry. …

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Governors’ Biofuels Coalition Turns 25

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The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition is celebrating its silver anniversary this month. “No one would have guessed that a meeting I had with Iowa Governor Terry Branstad 25 years ago this month, in the basement of the governor’s mansion in Lincoln, Nebraska, would lead to the formation of a group of governors who changed the nation’s energy history,” said former Nebraska …

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#Ethanol Report on #E15

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Consumers once again have the choice to purchase E15 at the pump as of September 15, which marks the end of EPA’s “volatility control season” opening the fuel back up to non-flex fuel vehicles. For drivers owning a 2001 or newer vehicle, E15 sales are restricted during summer months due to EPA regulations on Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) – which …

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#Propane Celebrates 5 Years of Farm Incentives

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After five years of applied research through the Propane Farm Incentive Program, the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) has some good data to back up the benefits for farmers switching to propane equipment in higher performance, improved efficiency, and significant cost savings. Over 400 producers from 32 states have participated in PERC’s incentive program over the last five years. …

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Bobby Likis Spotlights @ProtecFuel

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Protec Fuel CEO Todd Garner was a guest on the nationally syndicated car-talk program “Bobby Likis Car Clinic” this past weekend to talk about what they are doing to get higher ethanol blends in the market place. Since 2006, Protec Fuel has specialized in turn-key solutions for building blender pump infrastructure – from site selection to marketing after build to …

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Biodiesel will Help California Reach Climate Goals

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California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill this week which require the state to cut emissions at least 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030 and biodiesel is part of the plan to make that happen. “The bill will ensure that the future of low carbon fuels in California remains bright,” said National Biodiesel Board Director of State Governmental Affairs …

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#FlexFuel Roadmap for Retailers Now Online

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A new tool developed by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) for gasoline and ethanol retailers is now available online. The online tool is an interactive version of the E15 and FFV Retailer Roadmap released last month in print form at the ACE annual meeting. It features an interactive calculator that retailers can use to compare current sales and revenue …

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