NBB’s Anne Steckel Calls for More #Biodiesel

Joanna Schroeder

Biofuel supporters from around the U.S. were in Kansas City, Missouri today to share their personal stories of how the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) has benefited them, their communities and the country. The EPA held a hearing to collect comments about its 2018 proposed rule for biomass-based diesel volumes, the fuel category in which biodiesel supplies the majority of gallons. …

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Court Dumps EU #Ethanol Duty

Cindy Zimmerman

Breaking news came from Europe today as ethanol supporters were gathered in Kansas City that a European court has ruled against the European Union’s (EU) countrywide 9.5 percent antidumping duty on all ethanol imported from the United States. The duty had been in place since February 2013. Both the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy are pleased with the …

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Missouri Ag Director Welcomes #RFS Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Last year’s EPA hearing on proposed volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was held in Kansas City, Kansas – this year, the hearing moved across the river to the Missouri side of Kansas City and Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce was pleased to welcome everyone to the Show Me State. “We appreciate EPA coming and listening to folks talk …

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Nebraska Governor Supports #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The governor of Nebraska testified at the Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Kansas City today on the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) being implemented as intended by Congress. The governor also took part in a Fuels America press conference during the hearing this morning. “The Renewable Fuel Standard is one of the most successful energy policies adopted by …

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RFA on First Panel at EPA Hearing

Chuck Zimmerman

Over 100 biofuels supporters are in Kansas City this morning for another public hearing on the EPA’s proposed volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Up on the first panel was Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen who woke everyone up with a strongly worded message to EPA. “We encourage EPA to truly put the RFS …

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Syngenta’s Enogen Tech Improves Corn to #Ethanol Output

Joanna Schroeder

The 10th annual Corn Utilization Technology Conference (#CUTC16) took place in St. Louis this week and featured several corn technologies. One such advance is Enogen, developed by Syngenta. The product was designed to improve the conversion from starch to ethanol enabling facilities to produce more ethanol per bushel. Miloud Araba, head of technical services for Enogen, discussed the enzyme technology …

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#Ethanol Research Director to Testify at Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The Executive Director of the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) in Illinois will be at the EPA hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in Kansas City today to repeat the same comments he has made at the last several hearings on the subject. “Ironically, they are very similar to the comments I presented in 2015, in 2014 and in …

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Corn Wet Milling Process Can Produce Bioproducts Galore

Joanna Schroeder

An interesting panel discussion took place this week at the 10th annual Corn Utilization Technology Conference (#CUTC16) about new and emerging technologies produced from the wet milling process of corn. For example, Kevin Coffman, part of the market development in ag environmental strategy group at Monsanto, discussed corn in the pipeline. The corn can be sold to an ethanol plant to …

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#Ethanol and Summer Boating Go Together

Cindy Zimmerman

With Memorial Day comes the official start of the summer boating season and the ethanol industry is working hard to correct the misconceptions about using ethanol blended fuel in marine engines. In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about the effort and what boaters should know when they go to fill …

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.@EthanolRFA Reacts to @EPA 2017 #RFS Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its draft Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2017 on Wednesday proposing a total renewable fuel volume of 18.8 billion gallons, including four billion in advanced biofuels and 312 million gallons is cellulosic biofuel. In this interview, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen says the proposal falls 200 …

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