Branstad Makes Impassioned Plea for RFS

John Davis

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad made an impassioned plea in favor of the current Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and showed no love for what the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is proposing for reducing the amount of ethanol and biodiesel to be put into gasoline as originally mandated in the 2007 law. “After decades of efforts to reduce our dependency on foreign …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFA, RFS

Patriot’s Hulting Tells Rural Businesses’ Side of RFS

John Davis

A change in the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) will have dramatic impacts for the small businesses that have cropped up in rural America. That was the message Patriot Renewable Fuels‘ Judd Hulting made to the Environmental Protection Agency’s hearing on its proposal to reduce the amount of ethanol and biodiesel to be mixed into gasoline. “We believe what is being …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFA, RFS

Dinneen: RFS Not for Big Oil’s Convenience

John Davis

The case for keeping the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as-is is being made today at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing in Arlington, Va. Our friends from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) have shown up in force, making sure biofuels’ voices are being heard. Bob Dinneen, President and CEO of the RFA, told the EPA that they need to keep …

Audio, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFA

Save The RFS Ad Debutes in Iowa

Joanna Schroeder

A new “Save the RFS” television ad is now running throughout Iowa, a key state in Presidential elections. The ad was produced by Americans United For Change (AUFC) who says while Big Oil is advertising to elites in the DC market, they are playing at the heart of the country where real people and their lives and livelihoods are at …

Agribusiness, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Farming, RFS, Video

What Does Wall Street Think of the RFS?

Joanna Schroeder

So what does Wall Street think of the EPA’s 2014 proposed rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). This question was asked during a media call hosted by the Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) in anticipation for the EPA public hearing on December 5th regarding their proposed rule. And the answer was given by Pavel Molchanov, SVP and Equity Research Analyst, …

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UNICA Weighs In On EPA’s 2014 Proposed Rules

Joanna Schroeder

UNICA will be weighing in today during the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) public hearing on their 2014 proposed rules for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Leticia Phillips, the North American representative for the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA), notes that the organization believes the proposed renewable fuels volumes “pulls the rug from underneath the advanced biofuels industry.” Phillips says UNICA …

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Live From EPA Hearing on RFS

John Davis

We are live from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard in Arlington, Va., just across the Potomac River from the Nation’s capital! In less than an hour, we’ll start hearing from advocates and friends of the biofuels industry, in particular, our friends from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), who have come from across the country …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFA

Biodiesel Voices to be Heard at EPA Hearing

John Davis

We will be at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), ready to kick off in just a couple of hours in Arlington, Va., just across the river from the nation’s capital. Advocates and friends of biofuels are expected to turn out en masse, including our friends from the National Biodiesel Board, who plan to …

Biodiesel, EPA, Government, NBB, RFS

Advanced Biofuels Industry is Here to Stay

Joanna Schroeder

During a press call today, Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) President Micheal McAdams said the EPA’s proposal would be a devastating blow to the many companies working today to fulfill the promise of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by raising capital, building manufacturing facilities and actually producing advanced biofuels that cut greenhouse gases in half compared to gasoline. In their proposed …

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Big Turnout Expected for EPA RFS Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

A huge turnout is expected Thursday at a public hearing on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volume obligations for 2014. Literally busloads of stakeholders, both opposed to and in favor of cutting the requirements, are attending the hearing at the Hyatt in Crystal City, Virginia. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will be attending with several Iowa livestock producers, …

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