DF Cast: Fuels America Fights Back with “Oil Rigged”

John Davis

Backers of renewable fuels say when it comes to the fight against Big Oil, the fight is rigged… oil rigged. Recently, Fuels America held a pair of news conferences. The first was to announce the launch of its “Oil Rigged” television and digital ad campaign and OilRigged.com, designed to “expose the many ways the oil industry is rigging the system …

Audio, BIO, Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, Domestic Fuel Cast, E15, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Fuels America, Growth Energy, Oil, RFA, RFS

Renewable Fuels Fuel Jobs and Economy

Cindy Zimmerman

A new industry report released today shows how the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is creating jobs and significant economic impact. The Fuels America coalition released an economic impact study by John Dunham & Associates showing that the industry supports more than 850,000 American jobs and drives $184.5 billion of economic output. Renewable fuels now represent nearly 10% of America’s fuel …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Fuels America, RFA

Anti Corn Ethanol Legislation Sparks Outrage

Joanna Schroeder

Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) have introduced legislation to curb corn-ethanol use and production. The Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act of 2013 eliminates the corn ethanol mandate within the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), an energy policy that mandates the use of 36 billion gallons of biofuel in America’s fuel supply by 2022. “I am pleased to join …

biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Fuels America, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS

EPA’s RVO Proposal Cannot Stand

Joanna Schroeder

Fuels America coalition hosted a media call in reaction to the EPA’s proposed renewable volume obligations (RVOs) today. The biofuels industry said they were disappointed and that the proposed volumes would set the entire industry back and that the EPA’s proposal cannot stand. During the call, Bob Dinneen from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) unveiled a new analysis showing how …

Audio, biofuels, Fuels America, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS

DuPont: Lowering RVO Targets Would Be a Mistake

John Davis

A company with experience successfully commercializing a variety of new technologies says it would be a mistake if government targets for renewable fuels are lowered. During yesterday’s Fuels America conference call on the prospect the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) could drop renewable volume obligations (RVOs) next year from the statutory level of 14.4 billion gallons to between 12.36 and 13.18 …

advance biofuels, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Fuels America, RFA, RFS

Fuels America Releases E15 Consumer Poll

Joanna Schroeder

Fuels America released a poll today that gauged consumer opinions of E15, a 15% ethanol, 85% gasoline fuel blend currently sold in nine states in the U.S. The poll comes on the heels of E15’s re-entrance into the American fuel market earlier this week. E15 was approved for use in vehicles 2001 or later nearly 14 months ago and today …

Audio, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Fuels America, Growth Energy, RFA

RFS Dominates DC Policymakers Conversations

Joanna Schroeder

Fuels America launched an educational program in Washington, D.C. this week to highlight the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The program highlights the key benefits of the energy policy and includes messaging that carpets Metro stations most traveled by policymakers and their staff. “The RFS is important not only for corn farmers but also for our nation as …

biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Fuels America, NCGA, RFS

Accusing RFS of Driving Food Prices is a Whopper

Joanna Schroeder

The National Council of Chain Restaurants (NCCR), the lobbying arm for the fast food industry, is returning to the Hill today to continue its anti-RFS (Renewable Fuel Standard) campaign. Food preparation is a tough job. With rising criticism for the industry’s high profits relative to low wage practices and advertising schemes, things for the industry are a bit rough these …

biofuels, Fuels America, RFS

Get Your Green on with Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

According to Fuels America, the biofuels industry is getting its green on with improved sustainability measures adopted throughout the biofuel chain. The chain – from farm to fiber to fuel– is meeting needs for energy, food and fiber in a more environmentally sensitive manner each day. During a press call this week, farmers and ethanol industry experts gave a briefing …

advance biofuels, Audio, biofuels, corn, Equipment, Ethanol, Fuels America

The Truth Behind High Gas Prices

Joanna Schroeder

Fuels America has released a new video highlighting the truth behind high gas prices and how renewable fuels can help. Many studies, including a report from the American Security Project, have shown that the country can’t drill its way out of high gas prices and vulnerability to global oil markets. In addition, recent International Energy Agency (IEA) data shows drilling …

biofuels, Fuels America, Video