EPA Proposes #Biofuels Market Growth Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday released a proposed update to Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) regulations “to better align our standards with the current state of the renewable fuels market and to promote the use of ethanol and non-ethanol biofuels.” According to the agency, the proposed changes are the result of “recent developments in the marketplace resulting in increased production …

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#Ethanol Report on Upcoming Export Exchange

Cindy Zimmerman

With the recent action taken by China against imports of U.S. dried distillers grains (DDGS), the upcoming Export Exchange is more important than ever to expand export opportunities for the ethanol co-product used as livestock feed. This year will be the third Export Exchange, an event sponsored every two years by the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council …

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China Adds Anti-Subsidy Duties to US DDGS

Cindy Zimmerman

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has announced it will now impose an anti-subsidy duty on U.S. imports of distillers’ dried grains (DDGS) (with or without solubles), in addition to the anti-dumping duties announced last week. The anti-subsidy duties will be implemented as of September 30 and range from 10 to 10.7 percent. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and …

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China Imposes Duties on U.S. DDGs

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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”

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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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