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

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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

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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

Get to Know @GrowthEnergy New CEO Emily Skor

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Shortly after Emily Skor took the helm as the new CEO of Growth Energy, she hit the road in support of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Skor testified during the EPA hearings in Kansas City, Missouri in June as well as participated in a RFS Rally press conference. She then landed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to give the keynote speech during the …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy

RaceTrac Joins Prime the Pump – Offers #E15

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RaceTrac is the latest retailer to join Prime the Pump and offer consumers more fuel choices at the pump. The program assists retailers in installing infrastructure to sell ethanol blends such as E15 and E85. Prime the Pump is a Growth Energy initiative. “We are thrilled to have RaceTrac join our retailer family and look forward to expanding access to …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

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 …

American Ethanol, Audio, E15, Enogen, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NASCAR, Syngenta

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 …

Audio, biofuels, E15, E85, Equipment, Ethanol, FEW, Growth Energy, RFA

USGC Works with Korea on #Ethanol Fuel

Joanna Schroeder

Koreans are learning about the potential for #ethanol use as a fuel. A U.S. delegation that included the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service, held a workshop in Seoul, Korea to give an outlook on global ethanol supply and demand. The group also shared information about past experiences with ethanol policy. …

biofuels, Education, Ethanol, Growth Energy, International, RFA, USGC

#Ethanol Industry: Don’t Legislate Changes to the #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

Several ethanol industry leaders testified today during the Energy and Power Subcommittee’s hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The EPA recently released its proposed rules for 2017 and 2018 and while the biofuel industry wants to see higher blending volumes, Big Oil wants to see lower blending volumes, says the ethanol industry, because the energy program’s continued implementation would …

biofuels, E15, E85, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS