Happy 11th Birthday #RFS

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Happy Birthday #RFS. Today is the 11th anniversary of the day the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was signed into law. Ethanol advocates are celebrating the energy policy stressing that the legislation provides Americans with increasing energy security, cleaner air and more affordable fuel options at the pump. Biofuel advocates are noting that in nearly a decade, the RFS continues to …

biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NCGA, Novozymes, RFA, RFS

New #Ethanol Blends Study Shows #Biofuels Benefits

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A new report, “Summary of High Octane, Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Study,” released by the DOE’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Argonne National Lab finds multiple benefits if using high-octane mid-level ethanol blends in future optimized engines. The study found benefits ranging from increased vehicle efficiency to increased acceleration to significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Specifically, these mid-level blends, …

biofuels, blends, Ethanol, Growth Energy

House #Biofuels Caucus To @EPA: Get #RFS Back on Track

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) remains under fire regarding its proposed rule for the 2017 renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). This week, 17 members of the House Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, urging the agency to complete its 2017 RFS “in a manner consistent with the Congressional intent to aggressively …

biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Legislation, policy, RFA, RFS

#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

Iowa Home of American Ethanol #4Energy4Enogen

Joanna Schroeder

#4Energy4Enogen was a hot, fun summer weekend that took place at the Iowa Speedway during the American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen race weekend. Ethanol supporter, NASCAR fan and vice president of market development for Growth Energy Kelly Manning (#Kelly4President – some of the race fans nominated Kelly for President during the weekend) told Chuck Zimmerman that activities around …

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Chicago Area Thorntons Offers E15 & E85

Joanna Schroeder

Illinois drivers now how more choices at the pump when fueling up. Thorntons has opened a new station in the Chicago area introducing their own brand of E15: Unleaded15 as well as E85. Sen. Bill Cunningham made an appearance at the Thorntons retail location in Oak Lawn, Illinois to celebrate the newly opened store. “We congratulate Thorntons on their work …

E15, E85, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Strong Senator Support for Final #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

As the week came to a close last Friday, 39 U.S. senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy calling on the EPA to step up on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The letter urged the EPA to ensure the final 2017 RFS rule “promote[s] growth in the U.S. biofuel sector and capture economic opportunity rather than drive investment …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, politics, RFA, RFS

#FEW16 Panel Focuses on Unlocking Marketplace Access

Joanna Schroeder

A conversation took place during the FEW Ethanol Workshop this week that focused on how to get greater market access for ethanol blended fuels. The panel, “Exploring Strategies to Unlock Greater Marketplace Access for Conventional and Advanced Biofuels,” featured ethanol experts on the frontlines of increasing ethanol infrastructure across the country. These are the men (and shout out to the …

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