Hearing Addresses #RFS Management

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The Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management held a hearing yesterday examining two reports by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) released this week. The hearing included testimony from Frank Rusco, GAO Director Natural Resources and Environment and Janet McCabe, EPA Acting Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation …

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#Ethanol Industry to EPA: Deny Point of Obligation Change

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A letter was sent to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator McCarthy yesterday from the ethanol industry, along with some unlikely allies, calling on the EPA to deny the request for a change to the point of obligation for Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)  compliance.  The letter was signed by Growth Energy, API, RFA, PMAA, The advanced Biofuels Association, NACS, NATSO …

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Growth Energy, Retailers Pink Out Program Raises $40K

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This past October Growth Energy partnered with several retailers who sell E15 for a Pink Out campaign to raise money and awareness for breast cancer. When a consumer purchased E15 during the month, each retailer donated 2 cents per gallon with the campaign raising $40,465.64 Participating retailers included Sheetz, Minnoco, Protec Fuel and Murphy USA. “We are thrilled to have …

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RFA Analysis Finds 80% Cars Warrantied for #E15

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A new analysis of warranty statements and owner’s manuals conducted by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) finds that more than 80 percent of vehicles model year 2017 are approved for the use of E15 by the manufacturer. This is an increase of 10 percent from model year 2016. Model Year 2017 is the first for Hyundai Motor Company and Kia …

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New Engineered Bacteria Aids #Ethanol

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University of Wisconsin-Madison professor James Steele has engineered and patented a new bacteria that aids in ethanol production. The Winder Bascom professor of food science specializes in food, beverage and biofuel fermentation and as such seen first hand how during the fermentation process beer and wine can often be contaminated with lactic acid bacteria. When this occurs lactic acid is …

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European Ethanol Industry Calls for Ethanol Support

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The European ethanol industry is coming together in defense of ethanol as the European Commission has publicly announced that it is considering a gradual phase out of first generation biofuels produced from multiple crops including sugar beet, oilseed rape, wheat and corn. In a letter, the organizations are calling on the Commission to re-evaluate its position. All forms of ethanol, …

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Valero Renewable Fuels Joins RFA

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Valero Renewable Fuels Company has become a member of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Valero Renewable Fuels Company, a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, is the third largest biofuels producer in the U.S. with a total annual production of 1.4 billion gallons per year. The company owns and operates 11 corn ethanol plants throughout the Midwest including plants in Iowa, …

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Pannonia Ethanol to Expand Hungary Biorefinery

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Pannonia Ethanol Zrt. has announced plans to expand its biorefinery in Hungary now that the company has secured a Euro 135 million credit facility agreement with a group of Hungarian banks. The expansion will enable the corn-ethanol plant to cut costs, increase corn buying and animal feed output as well as add additional jobs. “The plant is already the largest …

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#Ethanol Industry Reacts to Increased RVO’s

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its the final Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) for the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The rule has increased the conventional biofuels category that includes corn ethanol, to 15 billion gallons per year, up from 14.8 billion proposed back in May. With the news, the biofuels industry has come out to applaud the …

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RFA Thanks EPA for #Ethanol Commitment

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is thanking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for its commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by increasing renewable volumes across the board for 2017. This includes raising the conventional biofuel category back to where the statute intended – 15 billion gallons per year from 14.8 billion gallons as proposed in May of 2016. …

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