GRFA Commends Countries for Biofuels Leadership

Cindy Zimmerman

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is commending the leadership of 13 countries that highlighted biofuels as part of their Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) plans at the recent Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21) in Paris. GRFA president Bliss Baker sent letters to leaders of the 13 nations thanking them for recognizing …

advance biofuels, biofuels, International

DuPont Honored for Cellulosic Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has been recognized by the Biorenewable Deployment Consortium (BDC) with the organization’s 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award for the company’s continuous contributions to the deployment of biochemical and advanced cellulosic biofuels. “The Biorenewable Deployment Consortium is proud to honor DuPont with its 2016 Outstanding Achievement Award,” said BDC President and Co-Founder Masood Akhtar. “DuPont sets a strong example …

biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Consumers Insulted by #Ethanol Poll

Joanna Schroeder

Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen reacted today to a poll released by the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) saying consumer awareness and knowledge of how to use higher ethanol blends remains relatively unchanged. The poll also found that consumers do not pay attention to the fuels they use. Dinneen pointed out that there has never been even …

biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

GRFA Offers Political Support to Lower Emissions

Joanna Schroeder

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) has sent letters to leaders in 47 countries that have committed to combating climate change offering support for meeting emission reductions. Based on the agreement signed during the climate talks in December, global CO2 emission reductions of 80 percent by 2050 are required. Of this, it is estimated that the transportation sector produces 25-30% …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Climate Change, Ethanol

Anitox Expands Fermentation Business

Joanna Schroeder

Anitox is expanding its fermentation division and as part of its efforts has created two new roles. Nick Braden has been appointed to the newly created Commercial Director position where he will lead OptimOH operations, heading-up the sales, marketing and technical teams. Braden joins Anitox from Monsanto and previously ADM where he served in various sales and commercial leadership roles. …

biofuels, Ethanol

2016 FEW Agenda Announced

Joanna Schroeder

The agenda for the 2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) has been announced. The event, taking place June 20-23, 2016 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, will feature more than 140 speakers speaking on topics in four tracks. FEW is the longest and largest running global ethanol event and more than 2,000 attendees are expected this year including ethanol producers, industry …

biofuels, biomass, Ethanol, FEW

Minnesota Students Learn About Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

More than 40 Minnesota high school students from Arlington’s Sibley East High School and Norwood Young America’s Central High School have visited Heartland Corn Products to learn more about ethanol production. Heartland Corn Products is one of the largest ethanol plants in Minnesota with an output of 108 million gallons a year and was built in 1995. During the tours, …

biofuels, Education, Ethanol

Senators Call for Increased RFS RVOs

Joanna Schroeder

This week Senators Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and 17 others sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) calling for them to follow the congressional intent of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by increasing blending targets (Renewable Volume Obligations/RVO) for 2017. The biofuels industry praised the senators for their call to action and released a joint statement. …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

Report Confirms Ethanol’s GHG Reductions

Joanna Schroeder

Earlier this month the European Commission released its new report, “The land use change impact of biofuels consumed in the EU,” (GLOBIOM). The study assessed the (indirect) land use change (LUC) impacts of biofuels demand expected as a result of Europe’s 2020 climate and energy policy. According to the European Renewable Ethanol Association (ePURE), the study found that increased demand …

biofuels, Environment, Ethanol, Indirect Land Use

EPA, CFTC to Share RFS& RIN Data, Analysis

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission along with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that allows the agencies to share data and analysis on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). As part of the deal, the agencies will cooperate and coordinate on topics relevant to the RFS and the market for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS). …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, RFA, RFS, RINS