#Biofuels Industry Calls for Stronger Energy Policy

Joanna Schroeder

The biofuels industry came out in force in support of renewable fuels as the comment period came to a close for the proposed renewable fuel volumes obligations (RVO) for 2017 as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), an energy policy passed in 2007. The consensus of the biofuels industry is that all categories of renewable fuels must be increased …

BIO, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFS

RFA, Pinnacle Hosting Webinars on Hazardous Chemicals

Joanna Schroeder

Pinnacle Engineering has teamed up with the Renewable Fuels Foundation to host a six-part webinar series for the ethanol industry focused on how to comply with regulations designed to prevent or minimize the consequences of a release of hazardous chemicals. The regulations, from Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), require a comprehensive management program integrating …

biofuels, Education, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, safety

.@ACEEthanol Comments to @EPA on 2017 #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

Yesterday was the deadline for comments for the proposed blending volumes for 2017 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). One set of comments was submitted by Executive Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Brian Jennings. “While we appreciate that EPA is proposing to increase ethanol blending levels from 2016, we are disappointed EPA continues to rely on …

ACE, advance biofuels, E15, Ethanol, RFS

.@EthanolRFA Submits #RFS Comments to @EPA

Joanna Schroeder

Today is the deadline for submission of comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 2017-2018 proposed renewable volume obligations (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) urged the EPA to raise the requirement for conventional renewable fuel volumes to the statutory level of 15 billion gallons per year. Signed by RFA President …

biofuels, E15, E85, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, RFS

Listeners Get #Ethanol Straight Talk on Car Talk

Joanna Schroeder

This past weekend, Bobby Likis Car Clinic listeners heard straight talk on #ethanol from Brian West, deputy director of fuels, engines and emissions research center at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). West was on Likis’ nationally syndicated radio talk program on Saturday, July 9, 2016. West in an expert in the automotive field and has conducted research in the areas …

automotive, biofuels, Education, Ethanol

South Dakota Hosts 30-for-30 #Ethanol Event

Joanna Schroeder

Flex-fuel Vehicle (FFV) drivers in South Dakota who are looking to save money at the pump need look no further an upcoming event: 30-For-30. The South Dakota Farmers Union (SDFU) is hosting this #ethanol celebration where drivers who fill with Premium E30 (thirty percent ethanol, 70 percent gas) will receive 30 cents for each gallon of Premium E30 purchased. The …

blends, E15, E85, Education, Ethanol

#Ethanol Exports Fall to 9 Month Low

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. ethanol exports reached a nine month low in May at 55.7 million gallons (mg) a 42 percent drop from April according to government data and analyzed by Ann Lewis, research analyst with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Monthly ethanol exports have only dipped lower twice in the past two years. In May, Canada exported 21.5 mg taking the top …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

AMERIgreen Energy Lets Students Find #Energy Solutions

Joanna Schroeder

Students of all ages were able to voice their ideas on America’s energy future in AMERIgreen Energy’s Video Essay Challenge. Students ranging in grades 1st-12th, as well as undergraduate college students submitted 30 second videos focused on one of two question prompts related to what is the best energy source for the future. Winners were chosen by the most online …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, bioenergy, Education, Ethanol, Video

#USDA Study Examines Land-Use & Ethanol in Brazil

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a new report, “Brazil’s Agricultural Land Use and Trade: Effects of Changes in Oil Prices and Ethanol Demand“. The study looked at the issue of land-use changes in Brazil as westward expansion of agriculture, especially in the Cerrados Savannah region, continues in an effort to grow more food and produce more fuels …

biofuels, Brazil, Ethanol, Research