Ethanol Groups Applaud Consumer Choice Bills

Cindy Zimmerman

Increasing consumer fuel choice and solving the “chicken and the egg” challenge to energy independence are the goals of two bills introduced this week in the U.S. House of Representatives. On Wednesday, Rep. Stephanie Herseth Sandlin (D-SD) introduced the Consumer Vehicle Choice Act of 2010 (H.R. 5633) and the Consumer Fuels Choice Act of 2010 (H.R.5632). The first would mandate …

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Ethanol Industry Pleased With USDA Biofuels Report

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s “Roadmap to Meeting the Biofuels Goals of the Renewable Fuels Standard by 2022” released on Wednesday gives all the right directions as far as the ethanol industry is concerned, now they want to see it actually hit the road and make it to the destination. Releasing the report, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said, “The current ethanol industry provides a …

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Ethanol Groups Frustrated Over E15 Delay

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol organization that filed the petition with the EPA to increase the ethanol blend rate to 15 percent has gotten very little information about why a decision is being delayed again. “We’re trying to find out what additional tests have been added in,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis during a press conference today. “The people who filed the …

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Ethanol Industry Takes Environmental Group to Task

Joanna Schroeder

The ethanol industry has come together to take the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to task over their claims that American ethanol is not a sound strategy. The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Growth Energy, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) have called EWG out on the table for what they claim is their misleading …

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ADM Calls for the Approval of E12

Joanna Schroeder

While ethanol supporters continue to wait on the fate of the E15 Waiver, ADM has spoken out today and requested the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) pass E12 (twelve percent ethanol and 88 percent gasoline). The “Green Jobs Waiver,” also known as the “E15 Waiver” is a request that would allow conventional vehicles to use up to a 15 percent ethanol …

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Fill Up and Save This Memorial Day

Joanna Schroeder

It’s Friday and for many the start of the Memorial Weekend holiday is already underway. There is more to celebrate than friends, food and family – savings at the pump due to lower priced ethanol. According to new data, drivers will save nearly 10 cents per gallon if filling up with E10. According to information from the American Coalition for …

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Biofuels Digest Names Top Twitterati

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels Digest has named the top 20 “biofuels observers who are shaping opinion via Twitter.” Some of the top names in the industry are on this list that Biofuels Digest calls “the leading practitioners of the art – the Twitterati that are shaping the biofuels landscape with their bursts of 140-character or less messages – sometimes as many as 50 …

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Senate Bill Would Extend Ethanol Tax Incentives

Cindy Zimmerman

A bill has been introduced in the Senate to extend tax incentives for ethanol set to expire at the end of this year. Senators Charles Grassley (R-IA) and Kent Conrad (D-ND) introduced the bipartisan GREEN Jobs Act of 2010 that extends through 2015 the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC), the offsetting tariff on foreign ethanol, the Small Producers Tax …

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