Energy Bites 9/28

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Chief Ethanol Now Producing USP Grade Ethanol – Chief Ethanol is now producing USP Grade Ethanol at its plant in Hastings, Nebraska. Chief Ethanol has modified its current process operations to produce higher grades of ethanol for use as the active ingredient in hand sanitizer and is able to provide long-term supply of higher grades of ethanol into industrial alcohol …

autogas, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, Propane, RFA

House Legislation Includes RFS Integrity ACT

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The Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act passed by the U.S. House includes provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act put forth by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN). The provisions set an annual deadline for refiners to request exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard and requires EPA to publicly release the name of refiners requesting a waiver, the number of …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS

Biodiesel-Powered Vehicles Wrap and Roll

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New biodiesel-branded vehicles highlighting the renewable fuel’s sustainability and emissions reduction benefits are rolling along city streets and interstate highways from the nation’s capital, to Texas oil country, up the California coast and throughout the Midwest. According to the National Biodiesel Board (NBB), eight biodiesel users received matching funds to share their biodiesel success stories with wraps, decals or other …

Biodiesel, NBB

Biodiesel Producers Welcome Denial of Gap Year SREs

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Biodiesel producers are just as happy as ethanol producers with the EPA decision to deny retroactive small refinery exemption petitions. National Biodiesel Board VP of Federal Affairs Kurt Kovarik says the move will restore integrity to the Renewable Fuel Standard and provide much-needed certainty for America’s biodiesel producers and soybean farmers. “The decision to deny these absurd petitions filed by …

Biodiesel

EPA to Deny Gap-Year Refinery Waivers

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it is denying petitions for small refinery exemptions for past compliance years, the so-called “gap-filling” petitions for the 2011-18 compliance years. “This decision follows President Trump’s promise to promote domestic biofuel production, support our nation’s farmers, and in turn strengthen our energy independence,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “At the EPA, we …

ACE, Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, NFU, RFA

Meet Biodiesel Scientists Making an Impact

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A virtual event is being held this afternoon (September 10) with the co-chairs of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel to let them show some of the real-world impacts of their biodiesel research and outreach. In this live Zoom event, meet four students serving as the new co-chairs of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel, improving the world through science. …

Biodiesel, Education, NBB, Research, Science

Heating Oil Groups Launch Joint Bioheat Promotional Campaign

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Five of the most prominent northeast heating oil trade associations recently launched a collaborative effort to promote clean, renewable Bioheat to consumers and get more heating oil companies to begin offering Bioheat to their customers. The campaign One Industry – One Choice includes the Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island, the Empire State Energy Association, the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, …

Biodiesel, Bioheat, NBB

Biden Attacks Trump on RFS Support

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Democratic president candidate Joe Biden released a statement this week attacking President Donald Trump over his record on renewable fuels. “Instead of standing with those who till our land and sow our fields, we have a president who has sold out our farmers by undercutting the Renewable Fuel Standard with the granting of waivers to Big Oil,” said Biden in …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, politics, RFS

Biodiesel Ads Urge President to Reject “Gap” SRE Petitions

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The National Biodiesel Board has launched a radio advertising campaign in six Midwestern states, urging President Donald Trump to keep his promise on the Renewable Fuel Standard. The ads will run for two weeks in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Minnesota, Nebraska, and Wisconsin. The 30-second ads say, “EPA is threatening to grant more big oil handouts this year that reduce biodiesel …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, NBB, RFS

Iowa Governor Allocates $100 Million for Agriculture Relief

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Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds has allocated approximately $100 million of federal CARES Act relief funds for a range of agricultural programs to offset the impact of COVID-19 on farmers, producers and agricultural industries. “Iowa is at the foundation of our global food supply chain and the epicenter of the renewable fuels industry,” said Gov. Reynolds. “COVID-19 and a devastating derecho …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA