Biodiesel and 2nd Gen Biofuels Need Stable Tax Policy

Cindy Zimmerman

The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy heard from representatives of the biodiesel and advanced biofuels industries Wednesday on the need for “Post Tax Reform of Recently Expired Tax Provisions” that are helping move the nation toward more diverse renewable fuels. Renewable Fuels Association General Counsel Ed Hubbard urged the committee to extend the Second-Generation Production Tax Credit …

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Advanced Biofuels Interest in Post Tax Bill Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and more than 50 member organizations are urging Congressional leaders to extend the biodiesel tax credit as soon as possible for at least 2018. In a letter to House and Senate leadership sent in advance of a hearing Wednesday morning, the biodiesel stakeholders said, “We believe that if the tax credit is extended through at …

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Elite 8 Mad for Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

March Madness kicks off this week, showcasing the very best of college basketball. In that spirit, the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) has released its own bracket of colleges and universities upping their game with a different kind of prowess – biodiesel research, production and education. Many are members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel (NGSB). From East-to-West, here are …

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Update on Whitefox ICE™ Installation at Fox River

Cindy Zimmerman

Fox River Valley Ethanol LLC completed the installation of its Whitefox ICE™ bolt-on solution at its ethanol plant in Oshkosh, Wisconsin in December and the plant is already seeing a positive impact. “Energy consumption has already reduced by around 1,100 BTU per gallon and operations have improved by removing column fluctuations, and that’s with only treating part of the regen …

Ethanol, Production

Anheuser-Busch Distributor Tests Propane Autogas Trucks

Cindy Zimmerman

Southern Eagle Distributing, one of the oldest continual Anheuser-Busch distributorships in the United States, has purchased two propane autogas vehicles to reduce both emissions and costs. “Southern Eagle Distributing has adopted propane autogas technology to reduce our overall emissions and create a more environmentally friendly and green fleet,” said Jim Henderson, vice president of operations for Southern Eagle Distributing. The …

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Fuel Retailers Join Chorus Against RIN Price Cap

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) gathered together three fuel retailers who market higher ethanol blends to talk about why a cap on the price of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) would be detrimental to their businesses. Bruce Vollan of Midway Service in South Dakota, Charlie Good of Good & Quick in Iowa, and Mike Lewis of Pearson Fuels in California, …

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Iowa Biofuels Groups Spotlight Oil Industry Study

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw and Iowa Biodiesel Board Executive Director Grant Kimberley held a joint press conference Friday to discuss an oil industry study make public by Reuters that shows putting a cap on prices for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) would not be the “win-win” that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas has repeatedly said he wants …

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Ethanol Interests Shout Opposition to RIN Price Cap

Cindy Zimmerman

As concerns began to grow late last week that the Trump Administration was leaning toward a cap on prices for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) to appease oil refinery interests, biofuel interests went into high gear to get the word out about how that action would devastate the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). A White House meeting was reportedly set for today …

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Ethanol Plant Operators Say No to RIN Price Cap

Cindy Zimmerman

Discussions are expected to continue this week between oil refinery and biofuels interests over the price of Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs, which were created under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as a way to encourage refiners to blend more biofuels. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) member plant owners are united in their opposition to the idea of capping RIN prices …

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Monday Meeting Creating a Buzz in Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

With another White House meeting about the price of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) now scheduled for Monday, the biofuels industry is getting the word out about how capping prices of RINs would devastate the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Former Renewable Fuels Association chairman Randy Doyal, CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont, Minnesota says the industry as a whole is …

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