Sen. Harkin Introduces “Biofuels Market Expansion Act”

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) introduced a new piece of legislation today, called the “Biofuels Market Expansion Act of 2011.”  The bill, if passed, would ensure an increasing number of automobiles in the U.S. be flexible fuel vehicles (FFVs), expands the number of blender pumps and make renewable fuel pipelines eligible for the federal loan guarantee pipeline program. The bill …

ACE, biofuels, Ethanol, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Legislation

Ethanol Industry Pleased with EPA Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol industry groups are pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency has decided that blends of 15% ethanol are safe for use in all cars and pickups built in 2001 and later. Growth Energy filed the original waiver back in 2009 to raise the regulatory cap on the ethanol blend from 10 percent to 15 percent to create more jobs and …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA

ACE Calls on White House, EPA to Address Ethanol Regulations

Joanna Schroeder

On behalf of its members, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) submitted a letter to President Obama today in regards to his recent signing of the Executive Order “Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review.” This document instructs federal government agencies to develop plans to ensure that our regulatory systems protect the public’s health, welfare, safety, and environment while at the same …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News

BYO Ethanol Webinar Wednesday

Cindy Zimmerman

Last month President Obama signed into law legislation that included the extension of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) and the alternative fuels infrastructure tax credit. These two credits will continue to be key in the expansion of ethanol-blended fuels and blender pumps and a free webinar Wednesday is designed tohelp retailers learn more about how ethanol can increase …

ACE, blends, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Join ACE for a DC Fly-in

Joanna Schroeder

The American Coalition for Ethanol announced today the dates for its upcoming Washington DC fly-in. In its third year, the 2011 “Biofuels Beltway March” will be held Tuesday, March 29 and Wednesday, March 30. The timing is such to correspond with the 112th Congress that will be in full swing by that time. In fact, the new Congress is being …

ACE, Ethanol

BYO Ethanol Blending Solutions Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

Petroleum marketers and fuel station owners are invited to attend an ethanol blending solutions webinar for the new year. The Blend Your Own Ethanol Campaign is kicking off 2011 by helping retailers learn how blender pumps can be the answer to dealing with all the variables surrounding ethanol in the year ahead, including new infrastructure programs, new regulations, and the …

ACE, blends, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers, RFA

Ethanol Industry Recieves Incentives for the Holidays

Joanna Schroeder

The only action remaining before the ethanol industry has the best holiday present of the season is President Obama’s signature. In what could literally be defined as the 25th hour, Congress passed the tax bill on Thursday that included a one-year tax extension for several key ethanol tax incentives. In the most heated subsidy debate in history, ethanol was the …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA

Update On Biofuels Tax Credit Extensions

Joanna Schroeder

The biofuels industry has been watching closely as the various biofuels tax incentives make their way through the Senate. Today the U.S. Senate voted to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to major tax legislation containing one-year tax extensions of key biofuels tax incentives including VEETC, the Small Ethanol Producer Tax Credit, Secondary Tariff, the Alternative Vehicle Refueling Property …

ACE, Ethanol, RFA

A New Look At Ethanol’s Net Energy

Joanna Schroeder

Earlier this week I had the opportunity to interview Merle Anderson for my Between the Lines blog (Three Pieces of Advice From the Father of Ethanol). For those who truly know, love and respect Merle, he is none other than the “Father of Ethanol”. It has been more than a year since I last caught up with him at the …

ACE, Ethanol, Opinion

ACE Expands to Michigan

Joanna Schroeder

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is expanding to Grand Rapids, Michigan. ACE announced today that the new advocacy office will be spearheaded by Lacey Dixon, the organization’s Director of Member & Industry Relations. “When Lacey indicated her family would be relocating to Michigan, we saw it as an opportunity to more effectively serve our members in the eastern Corn …

ACE, blends, Company Announcement, Ethanol