Report: Crop-Based #Biofuels Don’t Impact Food Supply

Joanna Schroeder

A recently released report finds that biofuels from crops do not harm food supplies. “Reconciling food security and bioenergy: priorities for action,” was funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the World Bank along with several other international organizations. According to the findings, “The high-profile expansion of ethanol production in the United States and Brazil, in tandem with a …

advance biofuels, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, food and fuel, Research, RFA

New Ethanol Terminal Slated for Texas

Joanna Schroeder

Green Plains, Inc. (GPRE) continues its growth with a new joint venture with Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners to construct and operate an intermodal export and import fuels terminal at Jefferson’s existing terminal located in Beaumont, Texas. It’s anticipated that the 50/50 joint partnership investment for Phase I development will be $55 million. The first phase, expected to be finished …

biofuels, Ethanol, Exports

GRFA Calls on COP21 Parties to Take Action

Joanna Schroeder

The Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is calling on countries who have adopted the 21st Conference of the Parties (COP21) climate agreement to take immediate action. Of 195 attending countries, 177 have signed the official agreement. Bliss Baker, GRFA president, is calling for increased use of biofuels blending as part of these countries’ national carbon reduction plans. The transportation sector …

biofuels, Climate Change, Ethanol, International

Flint Hills Resources to Add Grain Capabilities

Joanna Schroeder

Flint Hills Resources, located in Iowa Falls, Iowa, has rolled out plans to begin adding grain capabilities. The ethanol plant will soon begin construction on improvements that include a new grain receiving pit and material handling upgrades. When complete, the project will more than double the biorefinery’s receiving speed while cutting truck turn times in half. According to Flint Hills, …

biofuels, Ethanol

#Corn and #Soy Groups Testify for #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Leaders for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and American Soybean Association (ASA) were among the more than 120 who testified at an EPA field hearing in Kansas City in support of statutory volume obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). NCGA president Chip Bowling of Maryland urged EPA to follow the law and finalize the 2017 conventional …

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

@FarmBureau Calls for Strengthening #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Fuel Standard (#RFS) must continue to operate as it was defined by Congress in 2007 said Randy Caviness during the EPA Hearing in Kansas City, Missouri last Thursday. Caviness serves as a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Issues Advisory Committee on Energy and biofuels, and thus the RFS, are huge priorities for the committee. He also …

Agribusiness, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

‘Fueling Our Future 100’ Funds Available in Iowa

Joanna Schroeder

Iowa has launched a new program for retailers to assist them in adding infrastructure to sell higher ethanol blends – Fueling Our Future 100. The initiative is a partnership between state government, including collaboration between the Governor’s office, Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa Department of Transportation, and Iowa Economic Development Authority. There are $400,000 dollars available to …

biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol

Congrats to CVEC on 20th Anniversary

Joanna Schroeder

**Updated story. Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC), a cooperative located in Benson, Minnesota, is celebrating its 20th anniversary today. The ethanol facility began production in 1996 producing 50 million-gallons-per-year of ethanol. Today the cooperative has grown to 975 owners and has ownership interest in four other ethanol companies: Guardian Janesville, Guardian Lima, Guardian Hankinson and Frontline BioEnergy LLC — and …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

ACCF Criticizes #RFS @EPA Hearing

Joanna Schroeder

Hundreds of biofuel supports were in Kansas City yesterday participating in the EPA’s hearing on the proposed rules for 2017 and 2018 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). [View photos from the EPA hearing here.] Yet not all comments were positive as two representatives from the American Council for Capital Formation (ACCF) called for the RFS to be overhauled. In …

Americans United for Change, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFA, RFS

#Ethanol Goes Beyond Blend Wall Says @ACEEthanol

Joanna Schroeder

The so-called blend wall, or the barrier to blending ethanol into more than 10 percent of the fuel supply, is not in fact a barrier, explained Ron Lamberty, senior vice president of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). He spoke these words to EPA representatives in Kansas City yesterday as they heard testimony from more than 100 hundred ethanol advocates …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, RFS