Energy Bites 9/28

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Chief Ethanol Now Producing USP Grade Ethanol – Chief Ethanol is now producing USP Grade Ethanol at its plant in Hastings, Nebraska. Chief Ethanol has modified its current process operations to produce higher grades of ethanol for use as the active ingredient in hand sanitizer and is able to provide long-term supply of higher grades of ethanol into industrial alcohol …

autogas, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, Propane, RFA

House Legislation Includes RFS Integrity ACT

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The Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act passed by the U.S. House includes provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act put forth by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN). The provisions set an annual deadline for refiners to request exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard and requires EPA to publicly release the name of refiners requesting a waiver, the number of …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS

Next Generation Fuels Act Introduced in House

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U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) yesterday introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act, legislation that “leverages greater fuel octane to reduce carbon emissions from transportation, improve air quality by reducing the use of harmful aromatics and increase demand for biofuels.” Fuels with greater levels of octane are more stable and have the potential to make engines more fuel-efficient. This legislation establishes …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Policy Makers Get Virtual Ethanol Tour

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Congressional staff and other federal and state decision makers were able to go on a virtual tour of the U.S. ethanol industry last week, courtesy of the Renewable Fuels Association. The event included a series of educational videos and discussions with farmers, ethanol producers and one of the country’s top fuel retailers. Since 2009, RFA has co-sponsored the Iowa RFA …

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Ethanol Coalition Urges EPA to Fully Restore RFS

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The coalition of farm and ethanol groups behind the case against Small Refinery Exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that was decided in January is still waiting for EPA to implement the court decision or even communicate the intention to do so after eight months. The four associations representing farmers and ethanol producers – the Renewable Fuels Association, American …

ACE, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, NFU, RFA

ACE Annual Meeting Archive

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The virtual 2020 American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference was held last week, but it lives on in the archived Fuel Ethanol Workshop events. Most of the content is also available in audio form on the ACE virtual newsroom. The last panel of the conference offered ethanol producer perspectives on these uncertain times for the industry and what the …

ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Rural America 2020 Blames Trump for Ethanol Crisis

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During a virtual press conference Tuesday, Rural America 2020 blamed President Donald Trump for the current crisis in the ethanol industry, due to the administration granting of small refinery exemptions, reducing demand for ethanol and forcing the closure of refineries across the country. Farmers members of the Rural America 2020 state steering committees participating in the press conference, including Chris …

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House Ag Committee Chair Says Ethanol is Priority

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House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson puts ethanol second only to the hog industry in priority to get some kind of assistance to mitigate losses this year due to coronavirus restrictions. “Because of the price of oil collapsing and people not driving…and also these waivers that have been given out by the administration, which should have never been considered,” Peterson …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Ethanol Report 9-21-20

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Last week brought a flurry of good news for the ethanol industry in three major areas – exports, expansion of higher blends, and protecting the renewable fuel standard. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we hear ethanol industry leaders comment on EPA denial of retroactive refinery waivers, Brazil’s 90 day extension of its ethanol tariff rate quota, and the …

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Ethanol Leaders Receive Well-Deserved Awards

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) honored two exceptional ethanol advocates for their contributions to the industry with an awards video during the 33rd annual ACE conference held virtually in conjunction with the Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) and Expo this week. Bob Scott, who served as the ACE Board President from 1999 to 2009 representing Poet Ethanol Products, was recognized …

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