United Ethanol to Install Whitefox ICE™

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United Ethanol in Milton, Wisconsin is installing a new Whitefox ICE™, a modular bolt-on membrane system designed to increase production rates, improve energy and operational efficiencies and reduce cooling water load. “The Whitefox system allows us to expand and at the same time reduce natural gas, power and cooling water usage,” said David Cramer, United Ethanol President and CEO. United …

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Senator Wants Study of RFS Environmental Impact

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The chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) is asking EPA to complete studies assessing the impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on air, water, and land quality. Senator John Barrasso (R-WY) sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt last week to request that the agency fulfill its obligation under the Energy Independence and …

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Western New York Energy Celebrates 10 Years

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It was ten years ago this month that Western New York Energy (WNYE) began production at its 62-million gallon per year ethanol plant as the first ethanol plant in New York State. The ethanol plant uses more than 20 million bushels of locally grown corn every year while also producing more than 160,000 tons per year of high-quality distillers grain. …

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EPA Administrator Shows Support for RFS

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The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency met with farmers and biofuels producers in Iowa on Friday to show his support for agriculture and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Administrator Scott Pruitt was a guest of livestock producers and ethanol supporters Bill and Nancy Couser on their farm in Nevada, Iowa. Since the visit came just one day after EPA …

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NBB Optimistic Despite Disappointing Biodiesel RVOs

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Members of the National Biodiesel Board meeting in Washington D.C. this week were disappointed that EPA failed to increase the biomass-based diesel volumes under the Renewable Fuels Standard, but optimistic about the future for the industry. “We think it’s a missed opportunity, we’re disappointed,” said NBB chief operating officer Doug Whitehead, adding that they will continue to work with the …

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Secretary Perdue Comments on RVO Numbers

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During a visit to the Agricultural Retailers Association conference and expo in Phoenix on Thursday, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was asked to comment on the final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2018. The Secretary noted that the requirement for conventional renewable fuels like corn ethanol is capped at 15 billion gallons, so that’s as high …

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Ethanol Report on Final 2018 RVOs

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2018 as scheduled on November 30, with relatively little change from the July proposal, keeping the statutory 15 billion gallon requirement for conventional renewable fuels like corn ethanol. While that is good news, there is disappointment with volumes decreased or flatlined for cellulosic …

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Biofuels Industry Reacts to Final RVO Numbers

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released today its final Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2018. The agency finalized a total renewable fuel volume of 19.29 billion gallons, including 4.29 billion advanced biofuel – a slight increase from the proposal – and 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel. The agency maintained the requirement for conventional renewable fuels …

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Waiting for the Numbers

Cindy Zimmerman

The biofuels industry is eagerly awaiting the highly anticipated release of 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) expected today. In July, the agency proposed a total renewable fuel volume of 19.24 billion gallons (BG), maintaining the conventional biofuel (corn ethanol) requirement at the 15 billion gallon level but reducing advanced biofuels (mostly biodiesel) to 4.24 billion gallons, …

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Biodiesel Advocates Storming the Hill

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With EPA set to release final volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), and Congress back at work on tax legislation, this week is a perfect time for members of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) to put biodiesel on the front burner in Washington D.C. Nearly 100 NBB members are storming the Hill to talk with lawmakers about the …

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