EPA Proposes #Biofuels Market Growth Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday released a proposed update to Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) regulations “to better align our standards with the current state of the renewable fuels market and to promote the use of ethanol and non-ethanol biofuels.” According to the agency, the proposed changes are the result of “recent developments in the marketplace resulting in increased production …

advance biofuels, biofuels, Cellulosic, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS

Retailers “Pink Out” at the Pump

Joanna Schroeder

During the month of October, Sheetz, Minnoco, Protec and Murphy USA are participating in the annual Pink Out program to raise funds and awareness for breast cancer. For each gallon of E15 sold, two cents will be donated to a breast cancer organization. This year Growth Energy is joining the retailers for their promotion. “We are proud to work with …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

IA Retailers are “Pink at the Pump”

Joanna Schroeder

Beginning October 1, 2016, nearly 30 fuel retailers in Iowa are kicking off the “Pink at the Pump” campaign to raise funds for breast cancer as well as raise awareness about E15. These retailers have committed to donating 3 cents of every gallon of E15 sold during the month of October to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF). “October is …

E15, Ethanol, Iowa RFA

#Ethanol Report on Upcoming Export Exchange

Cindy Zimmerman

With the recent action taken by China against imports of U.S. dried distillers grains (DDGS), the upcoming Export Exchange is more important than ever to expand export opportunities for the ethanol co-product used as livestock feed. This year will be the third Export Exchange, an event sponsored every two years by the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council …

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Iowa Awards More Fueling Future Funds

Joanna Schroeder

Iowa has released the availability of nearly $350,000 in funds under the “Fueling Our Future 100” initiative as announced by Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey. Retailers who are interested can apply for the cost share funding to assist with the purchase and installation of blender pumps and underground storage tanks. Applications must be received at the Iowa Department of Agriculture …

Biodiesel, Ethanol

China Adds Anti-Subsidy Duties to US DDGS

Cindy Zimmerman

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has announced it will now impose an anti-subsidy duty on U.S. imports of distillers’ dried grains (DDGS) (with or without solubles), in addition to the anti-dumping duties announced last week. The anti-subsidy duties will be implemented as of September 30 and range from 10 to 10.7 percent. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, International, RFA, USGC

Final RFA Octane Webinar Sept. 29

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Fuels Foundation is hosting its last of five webinars tomorrow (Thursday, September 29, 2016) focused on ethanol’s unqiue octane properties, its importance as a blend component in today’s gasoline supply, and its potential role as the low-carbon octane source of choice in future fuels. The fifth webinar will focus on the economics of high octane fuels, specifically the …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Octane, RFA

Pacific Ethanol to Install 5 MW Solar Energy System

Lizzy Schultz

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. has announced the purchase and installment plans for a new 5 megawatt (MW) solar photovoltaic (PV) power system at its Madera, California biorefinery that produces ethanol, wet distiller grains and corn oil. The solar plant will be located adjacent to the Pacific Ethanol industrial facility, which currently sits on 137 acres in Madera County, California. The 5 …

Ag group, Clean Energy, Ethanol, Facilities, Solar

ePure Reports #Ethanol GHG Savings Increasing

Joanna Schroeder

According to new data reported by the European renewable ethanol association (ePURE), ethanol’s direct greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) savings in Europe has increased from 59 percent in 2014 to 64 percent in 2015. The European renewable ethanol industry – Annual statistics report 2016 also found that 99 percent of the agricultural crops and residues used to produce European ethanol in …

biofuels, Ethanol, International

Global Bioenergies Leads Wood Residue to Energy Team

Joanna Schroeder

A new team has been created, led by Global Bioenergies, to produce fuel from forest residues. The first step of the partnership, that also includes Preem, Sekab and Sveaskog, will be to conduct a conceptual scope study for building the first biorefinery in Sweden. Back in April the consortium announced its partnership with partial financial support from the Swedish Energy …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Waste-to-Energy