EPA Boosts Final 2017 RVOs

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced final renewable fuel volume requirement increases under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. “Renewable fuel volumes continue to increase across the board compared to 2016 levels,” said Janet McCabe, the agency’s acting assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. “These final standards will boost production, providing for ambitious yet achievable …

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Car Clinic’s Bobby Likis Talks #Ethanol & Mechanics

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As more and more consumers choose ethanol at the pump, Bobby Likis, host of Bobby Likis Car Clinic, says there is a continued need to educate mechanics about ethanol. Likis is a 45-year auto veteran who in his shop has worked on more than 200,000 cars and he loves ethanol. He said that most car problems are not caused by …

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Growth Energy Confident Trump is for #Ethanol

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Growth Energy sent Co-Chair Tom Buis to the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting convention to talk about topics important to the industry including the EPA’s Point of Obligation ruling and what Donald Trump as president may mean for the ethanol industry. To answer the election question, Buis noted that going into the Iowa Caucuses there were 21 candidates with …

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KAAPA Ethanol Ravenna Joins RFA

Joanna Schroeder

KAAPA Ethanol Ravenna has joined the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The ethanol company, KAAPA Ethanol Holdings, recently closed on its purchase of the Abengoa Bioenergy ethanol facility located in Ravenna, Nebraska. The company also owns an ethanol facility in Minden, Nebraska. With the addition of Ravenna, KAAPA’s total ethanol production is 170 million gallons per year. This is the KAAPA’s …

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GRFA Calls For Global #Biofuels Commitment at COP22

Joanna Schroeder

With COP22 under way, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) is calling for a global commitment to biofuels as countries transition to low-carbon economies. Bliss Baker, GRFA president, says that biofuels such as ethanol are proven to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) from 40 percent to 90 percent as compared to fossil fuels. Prior to COP22, the United Nations released …

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Natural Chem Acquires Abengoa #Ethanol Plant

Joanna Schroeder

Another Abengoa plant has been sold. Natural Chem Group (NCG) has acquired the ethanol plant in Portales, New Mexico via a bidding process. The new owner has plans to re-purpose the facility into an Eco-Fuels Blend Terminal with the ability to produce 4.5 million gallons of B20 biodiesel each month. The biodiesel blend will be blended with diesel at the …

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Iowa’s Pink at the Pump Campaign Raises $12K

Joanna Schroeder

During the month of October, nearly 30 Iowa retailers participated in the “Pink at the Pump” Campaign. When consumers purchased E15 at participating stores, the retailer donated three cents of each gallon. This year the campaign raised $12,000 for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. The organization provides help and inspires hope to those affected by breast cancer. “We are proud …

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Kansas Gov Brownback Supports Higher #Ethanol Blends

Joanna Schroeder

Last week Kansas Governor Sam Brownback helped celebrate some new higher ethanol blends offerings in Garnett. Sandra’s Quick Stop held a pump promotion to create awareness around their new blender pumps that offer consumers the choices of E15, E30 and E85 fuels. Funding for the station came from USDA grant money along with support from several Kansas groups. Gov. Brownback …

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NASCAR Surpasses 10 Million Miles on Green #E15

Joanna Schroeder

NASCAR has announced that during the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at the Phoenix International Raceway this weekend, it will surpass 10 million competition miles fueled by Sunoco Green E15. The miles were accumulated during practices and qualifying and racing laps. This season is the 6th since Sunoco and American Ethanol began a partnership and the green fuel was debuted …

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