Ethanol Groups Comment on EPA Regs

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Eliminating the unnecessary regulatory barrier to year-round sales of E15 tops the wish list of reforms that the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) requested from the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) in comments to the agency Monday. “While there are a number of EPA regulations that need reforming, the most pressing is the agency-imposed restriction that denies consumers year-round access to E15,” …

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ACE Annual Celebrating Big 3-0

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is celebrating a milestone in Omaha this year – their 30th annual conference. This year’s conference theme is Tested. Proven. Driven. The general session will include testimonials from retailers and fuel marketers on why they are selling E15 and flex fuels and a presentation on ethanol’s export market potential. In addition, the general session …

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USDA Boosts Corn Use for Ethanol Forecast

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The latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) global outlook for grains is forecasting an increase of 50 million bushels in the amount of corn used to produce ethanol this year. USDA Outlook Board Chairman Seth Meyer says factors contributing to the expected increase are higher gasoline consumption growth, reduced sorghum used to produce ethanol and higher expected blending. “We’ve been …

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Branstad Signs Iowa Biofuels Infrastructure Bill

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad signed his last bills as governor of the Hawkeye State last week, including the Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund bill (HF 643), which provides $3 million to fund the Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program. “Governor Branstad has been exceptionally supportive of funding renewable fuels and this infrastructure program. We thank him whole-heartedly for his leadership,” said Grant Kimberley, …

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Casey’s Offers E15 and E85 in Iowa

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Casey’s General Stores recently announced intentions to open 17 stations with E15 and E85 in Iowa, Illinois, and Kansas. The first of seven Iowa stations, located in Pella, is now offering E15 and E85. “This opening marks a big milestone for E15,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Managing Director Lucy Norton. “Casey’s is more than just one of Iowa’s largest …

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REG Reports Renewable Hydrocarbon Diesel Growth

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Renewable Energy Group, Inc. sold almost 25 percent more fuel in the first quarter of 2017 compared to the same time last year, largely due to an increase in renewable hydrocarbon diesel gallons. REG also experienced a full quarter of operations at its Madison, Wisconsin facility, and the impact of distillation upgrades completed in 2016 at the Danville, Illinois biorefinery …

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RFA Launches Ethanol and Boating Campaign

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With summer just around the corner, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has launched an advertising campaign to explain the fact regarding ethanol usage in marine engines. The campaign kicked off with a two-page ad in the latest issue of Marina Dock Age, which is delivered to nearly every marina in the United States. The campaign will also feature educational outreach …

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Actions Seek to Keep U.S. Biodiesel Tax Benefits at Home

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Two actions last week made progress toward preventing foreign biodiesel producers from reaping the benefits of U.S. tax incentives. Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) announced the introduction of legislation would extend the $1-per-gallon tax credit for biodiesel through the end of 2020 and reform the credit so it is only used for fuel produced in the U.S. “This legislation would give …

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Secretary Perdue Shows Support for Renewable Energy

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During his first visit to Iowa as Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue made his support for renewable energy and ethanol perfectly clear. “Do you know who I work for?,” the Secretary asked the local FFA officer who wanted to make sure he supported renewable energy. “I work for a fellow by the name of Donald J. Trump. Did you hear …

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Ethanol Industry Supports Wyden Clear Energy Act

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Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) last week announced legislation to “reduce carbon pollution over the next decade through a series of incentives for clean energy and the promotion of new technologies in the private sector.” Wyden’s Clean Energy for America Act includes technology-neutral tax credits for domestic production of clean electricity and clean transportation fuel, as well …

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