Top Energy AgWired Posts for 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

Small refinery waivers and E15 dominated biofuel news in 2018, but it was an ethanol-powered motorcycle that took the top spot on Energy AgWired in 2018. RFA’s Custom Ethanol Motorcycle a Hit at #FEW18 Ethanol Interests Shout Opposition to RIN Price Cap No 2018 Tax Credit for Biodiesel How EPA is Destroying Demand for Ethanol and Corn XCELIS™ is DuPont’s …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News

NBB CEO to Keynote 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

National Biodiesel Board CEO Donnell Rehagen will highlight the American success story of biodiesel and discuss what is on the horizon for the nation’s leading advanced biofuel on January 29th at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. “Year after year the biodiesel industry continues to outpace and outproduce expectations,” Rehagen said. “Supporting more than 64,000 jobs and reducing greenhouse gasses by …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Iowa RFA, IRFA Renewable Fuels Summit

Register for 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Expert speakers and panelists will explore potential markets for ethanol and biodiesel at home and abroad as well as how the industry can overcome hurdles to growth at the 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit January 29 in Altoona, Iowa. “The Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit has become a can’t-miss industry event and this year promises to be no different,” said Iowa …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, IRFA Renewable Fuels Summit

Groups Disappointed in Final RFS Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

Most organizations weighing in on the final rule for required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2019, and biomass-based diesel for 2020, released by EPA on Friday are disappointed. The rule maintains the 2019 conventional biofuels level at 15 billion gallons, in line with statute, while biomass-based diesel, advanced, and cellulosic categories all were increased …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, NFU

Study Shows Biodiesel Benefits in the Billions

Cindy Zimmerman

A new study shows that the Biodiesel Tax Credit helped the industry support $21.6 billion in economy-wide sales, employment for over 60,000 workers with wages and benefits totaling $3.8 billion, and nearly $2 billion in state and federal tax revenues combined in 2017. The analysis by FTI Consulting – “The Biodiesel Industry: Impacts on the Economy, Environment and Energy Security” …

Biodiesel, biofuels

EPA Finalizes RFS Renewable Fuel Volumes

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the finalized rule for required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2019, and biomass-based diesel for 2020. The key elements of the final rule include maintaining the “conventional” renewable fuel volumes, primarily met by corn ethanol, at the current 15-billion gallon level set by Congress for 2019; increasing …

ACE, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, NBB, NCGA, RFA, RFS

Woolley Fuel Marks 10 Years of Biodiesel Service

Cindy Zimmerman

Woolley Fuel of New Jersey is celebrating its 10th year as a distribution location providing high quality biodiesel to consumers across the Garden State. Woolley Fuel was started in 1924 by two brothers Herbert and Norman W. Woolley Sr. Their desire was to start a coal company similar to their father’s and found potential in Maplewood, New Jersey. The brothers …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Bioheat

Novozymes Launches New Yeast Technology

Cindy Zimmerman

Novozymes has just launched its next yeast technology, Innova Lift, for the starch-based ethanol industry. The product follows the launch earlier this year of the yeast platform, Innova, and the first product, Drive. Brian Brazeau, Novozymes’ Vice President for Biofuels Commercial says Lift targets ethanol plants with long fermentation times, “delivering greater tolerance to common stressors such as high temperature …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Novozymes

Ethanol Stakeholders Welcome E15 Announcement

Cindy Zimmerman

Christmas came very early this year for ethanol stakeholders who have been pressing for sales of E15 to be allowed year round, as President Trump announced he was instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate a rulemaking process that would extend the summer Reid Vapor Pressure waiver to E15. “What it really means is that we’re helping our farmers,” …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, corn, E15, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA

Growth Energy Hosting 9th Biofuels Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy is holding its 9th Annual Biofuels Summit in Washington, D.C., this week to visit with lawmakers on behalf of the ethanol industry for a strong Renewable Fuel Standard, year-round sales of E15, and access to more international markets. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from a number of exciting guest speakers, including U.S. Secretary of Agriculture …

biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy