E15 Now Available in Ohio

Joanna Schroeder

Consumers in Ohio can now choose E15 at the pump. American Freedom Energy has become the first retailer in the state to offer the fuel blend to drivers with 2001 or newer vehicles. The station is located at S 430 St. Route 109, Liberty Center, Ohio 43532. “Being a leader and not a follower, we believe in consumer choice,” said …

biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Why Mess with Success?

Joanna Schroeder

On the same day as the “Hearing in the Heartland” event took place in Des Moines, Iowa to gather comments to submit to the EPA regarding their 2014 proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rules, Americans United for Change launched its next in a series of TV ads asking rural Americans to join the thousands of citizens around the country who …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, RFS, Video

Growth Energy Praises Sentate Letter to EPA

Joanna Schroeder

As the date quickly approaches for comments to be submitted to the EPA in response to their proposed 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO), last minute comments are flooding in to the EPA. It is estimated that more than 12,000 comments have already been submitted regarding the proposed rule. Today, a bipartisan letter, led by Senators Durbin (D-Ill.), …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFS

Obama, EPA Needs to Listen to Midwesterners

Joanna Schroeder

Hundreds of people from the Midwest turned out to submit comments today to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at the “Hearing in the Heartland: Supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard” hosted by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds. The EPA held only one public hearing in Washington, D.C. last year in response to their 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, EPA, Ethanol, RFS

GRFA: Biofuels Must Be a Priority

Joanna Schroeder

Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week is kicking off and this week the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) called on attendees to make increasing global biofuels use a top priority. During the week, global leaders will address the energy and sustainability challenges of the future. In addition, the World Future Energy Summit is also taking place. “Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week and it’s …

biofuels, Climate Change, International

CARB Receives Eye on Biodiesel Award

Chuck Zimmerman

Receiving the National Biodiesel Board’s Eye on Biodiesel Impact Award for the California Clean Air Resources Board was Richard Corey, Executive Officer. The State of California continues to serve as a national and world leader in regulations related to environmental sustainability, and the California Air Resources Board is at the heart of those efforts. In January of 2010, Air Resources …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, Environment, Government, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB

Led Zeppelin 2 to Perform at NEC

Joanna Schroeder

Led Zepplin 2 will be performing at the 19th Annual Ethanol Conference (NEC) on Tuesday, February 18, 2014 in Orlando Florida. The cover band includes Paul Kamp, an active participant in the biofuels industry. The band recently toured in New York and Boston with upcoming performances in Texas and Florida. “Led Zeppelin was one of the best rock and roll …

biofuels, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

Joe Jobe Exposes Renewable Energy Reality

Chuck Zimmerman

This morning Joe Jobe, CEO, National Biodiesel Board, rallied his troops at the National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego. He told attendees that the petroleum industry is misleading Americans about fuel policy and called on President Barack Obama to stand firm behind his previous commitments to supporting alternative energy industries. In his annual address at the Biodiesel Conference & Expo, …

advance biofuels, Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, biofuels, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB

Wisconsin Resarchers Find Better Biofuels Chemical

John Davis

Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have found a way to get more ethanol out of sugars used in the refining process. This university article says they’re using a plant-derived chemical, gamma valerolactone, or GVL. “With the sugar platform, you have possibilities,” says Jeremy Luterbacher, a postdoctoral researcher and the paper’s lead author. “You’ve taken fewer forks down the conversion …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Research, University

RFS Road Show Kicks Off in Iowa

Joanna Schroeder

A Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) road show is kicking off in Iowa on Tuesday, January 21, 2014 to highlight the importance of Iowa’s renewable fuels industry. Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey will be encouraging Iowans to comment on a proposal by the EPA that would significantly lower the levels of ethanol and biodiesel that are mandated to be blended …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, RFS