Branstad Signs Iowa Biofuels Infrastructure Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

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, …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Casey’s Offers E15 and E85 in Iowa

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

E15, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News

REG Reports Renewable Hydrocarbon Diesel Growth

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Biodiesel

RFA Launches Ethanol and Boating Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Audio, Boats, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

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

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Biodiesel, NBB

Ethanol Industry Supports Wyden Clear Energy Act

Cindy Zimmerman

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 …

Energy, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFA

Groups Comment on Proposed Canada Clean Fuel Standard

Cindy Zimmerman

A recent U.S. ethanol industry mission to Canada delivered the message that ethanol can help them achieve their goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 megatons by 2030. Following the mission, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) last week in submitting comments in response to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

Ethanol Report on Trade Issues and Trump Administration

Cindy Zimmerman

Welcome to our new look for The Ethanol Report! We have been doing The Ethanol Report podcast for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) since the beginning of 2008 when podcasting was first introduced so we are giving it a facelift, re-introducing it and putting it in iTunes and other podcast subscription services. In this episode, we get a Washington update …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA

Brazil Postpones Imposing Tariffs on US Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

A decision by Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX) on whether to impose tariffs on U.S. ethanol has been postponed by until next month for further evaluation. Brazilian sugarcane and ethanol producer associations proposed to reinstate the ethanol import tariff in Brazil after a recent surge in shipments coming in from the United States. UNICA has proposed a 16% tariff …

Audio, Brazil, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA