Ready for NASCAR Xfinity Series Iowa 250 presented by Enogen

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The NASCAR Xfinity Series Iowa 250 presented by Enogen is tomorrow at 4pm central. I’m in early to get myself settled in at the media center. I’ve always enjoyed this track and have had the opportunity to visit many times. Once again this year I’m working with Enogen, Syngenta’s Corn for Ethanol. I have some interviews scheduled and will be …

AgWired Energy, biofuels, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

DuPont Opens Industrial Biosciences Global Headquarters

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DuPont Industrial Biosciences officially opened the doors of its renovated global business headquarters last week in Wilmington, Delaware. “At this new facility, we have hundreds of people working toward a more sustainable future by innovating biobased solutions that are better, safer and more renewable. These technologies go into products that are used in everyday life,” said William Feehery, president of …

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2018 Fuel Ethanol Workshop Opens in Omaha

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The 34th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop is being held this week, June 11-13, in Omaha. The event features industry awards, speakers, sessions and a large trade show. Organizers say the event is on pace to be the biggest since 2009, with over 550 biofuels producers registered and more than 300 industry companies and organizations exhibiting. The opening general session …

ACE, biofuels, Enogen, Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW, Growth Energy, RFA

Grassley Talks Tough on EPA Refinery Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa wants EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to stop issuing “small refinery hardship exemptions” or step down from the job. “I’ve supported Pruitt but if he pushes changes to RFS that permanently cut ethanol by billions of gallons he will have broken Trump promise & he should step down & let someone else do the job of …

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Japan to Allow Use of U.S. Ethanol for Oxygenate

cindy zimmerman

Ethanol market development organizations cheered the news out of Japan today that the government’s new biofuel policy will allow imports of the oxygenate ETBE made from U.S. corn-based ethanol. A release from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Growth Energy says Japan will now allow U.S. ethanol to meet up to 44 percent of a …

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Corn and Ethanol Advocates Tweeting #RFSWorks

Cindy Zimmerman

Today from 7-10 AM central time agriculture and ethanol advocates will be participating in a Twitter Townhall, prior to the scheduled meeting today at the White House regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The effort grows out of news last week that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, already under fire for getting a sweet condo deal from the wife of an …

Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA

UF Joins New Center to Create Fuel from Plants

Cindy Zimmerman

The University of Florida is one of 17 institutions partnering with the University of Illinois in the Center for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI) to develop efficient ways to grow, transform and market biofuels. UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences agronomy professor Fredy Altpeter will receive more than $4.2 million for his research during the next five years …

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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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New Bill Takes Aim at Ethanol and Biodiesel

Cindy Zimmerman

Legislation to change or repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard usually targets conventional ethanol, but companion bills introduced in Congress this week hit soy biodiesel as well. Rep. Peter Welch (D-Vt.) and Senator Tom Udall (D-N.M.) introduced the GREENER Fuels Act (Growing Renewable Energy through Existing and New Environmentally Responsible Fuels Act). The legislation is backed by former Rep. Henry Waxman, …

ACE, Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News

More Biofuels Vital to Improving U.S. Energy Outlook

Jamie Johansen

Federal forecasts in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2018 (AEO2018) demonstrate a clear and growing need for U.S. biofuels says Chris Bliley, vice president of regulatory affairs at Growth Energy. The EIA “reference” case, which contains projections through 2050 based on current trends and regulations, predicts an 18 percent increase in miles traveled by …

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