Video Explains Impact of Changing RFS Obligation Point

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The Main Street Energy Alliance (MSEA) has released a video about the negative impact of shifting the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) point of obligation. “It’s important for Americans to understand that shifting the point of obligation in the Renewable Fuel Standard will disadvantage small business owners and decrease the overall consumption of renewable fuels in the country,” said Michael Steel, …

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Ethanol Production Picks Up Again in May

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U.S. ethanol production has been over a million gallons again for the last three weeks, according to Energy Information Administration (EIA) data. After five weeks of below a million gallons, production picked up again at the beginning of May. As a result, the four-week average for ethanol production as of May 19 was just over a million gallons, for an …

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New Iowa Governor Prioritizes Biofuels

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Like her predecessor, the new governor of Iowa intends to make renewable fuels a priority in her administration. In her inaugural speech on Wednesday, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds made innovating Iowa’s energy policy her second priority, just behind reforming the state’s tax code. “For years, our fields have fed the world. Now, they energize it. They produce products that fuel …

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RFA Launches Summer Ethanol Price Reporting Contest

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The unofficial start of summer is next week and the Renewable Fuels Association is giving people a chance to win $50 in free fuel per day all summer long just for reporting prices for higher ethanol blends around the country. Beginning on Memorial Day, RFA is launching the “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, allowing anyone to report the price posted …

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Branstad Confirmed as Chinese Ambassador

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Biofuels interests are pleased with final approval of Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as U.S. Ambassador to China by a vote of 82-13 in the Senate. “While we hate to lose such a passionate supporter for renewable fuels as governor, there are a number of vital trade issues with China that have a major impact on our industry,” said Iowa Renewable …

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Cellulosic and Retail Companies Lobby for E15 Waiver

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Cellulosic biofuel and retail fuel companies have joined the effort to urge the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee to pass legislation that would extend the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15) and allow sales of higher blends year-round across the nation. The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act was introduced by …

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Ethanol and Biodiesel Groups Testify on Trade Issues

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) both testified at a U.S. Department of Commerce hearing Thursday to provide input on a recent Executive Order concerning significant trade deficits. The NBB testified about the harm being caused to the U.S. biodiesel industry from increasing volumes of imports from Indonesia, while RFA was focused on China’s recent …

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Fishing Tournament Owner Defends Ethanol Ad

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As the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) expanded its boating and ethanol advertising campaign this week, the owner of a Missouri-based fishing tournament defended the ads against an attack by a boating organization. BoatUS sent out a scathing press release attempting to discredit RFA’s campaign and associated infographic by pointing out the “hard truth” as opposed to RFA “spin,” including: SPIN: …

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Novozymes Expanding Nebraska Facility

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On Tuesday, Novozymes announced a new $36 million investment at its Blair, Nebraska manufacturing facility, which produces enzymes for renewable fuels. “Nebraska’s biofuels industry has been a focus for my administration on trade missions because of the international investment we’ve seen here in Nebraska,” said Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts. In 2015, Governor Ricketts visited Novozymes’ headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark to …

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