Farm & Biofuel Groups Challenge Retroactive RFS Waivers

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Nine leading biofuel and farm organizations sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler Tuesday asking him for answers on what is seen as a new effort to undermine the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). During a Senate hearing last month, administration officials confirmed their consideration of retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs) covering previous years. The “gap-filings” are …

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POET Takes Two Plants Off Line

Cindy Zimmerman

Number one ethanol producer POET will idle production at three of its of 27 bioprocessing facilities across seven states, joining dozens of other plants forced into that position around the country. The South Dakota-based company will idle plants in Chancellor, S.D., Ashton, Iowa, and Coon Rapids, Iowa, and delay the start-up of its new plant in Shelbyville, Ind., as producers …

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Ethanol Industry Mourns Loss of Ray Defenbaugh

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry is mourning the loss this week of pioneer and advocate Ray Defenbaugh, who was a founding member, president, CEO, and chairman of Big River Resources, with facilities in Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Defenbaugh served on the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) board since 2005 and was a member of the Executive Committee. “Ray’s contributions to rural America, the …

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Growth Energy Announces New Chairman

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy has announced the election of Dan Sanders as new chairman of the board of directors, succeeding POET CEO Jeff Broin, who held the position since the association was formed in 2008. Sanders is vice president of Front Range Energy, a 48 million gallon ethanol production facility located in Windsor, Colorado. “I’m honored to serve our members and staff …

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Global Ethanol Summit Kicks Off in DC

Cindy Zimmerman

The first Global Ethanol Summit gets underway this morning in Washington D.C. with industry and government officials from 60 countries are meeting with U.S. officials to learn about prospects for expanded global ethanol use. This week’s Summit, sponsored by the Council, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), features high-level government and industry officials from Algeria to Vietnam, who …

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USDA Deputy Secretary to Keynote Global Ethanol Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky will speak at the Global Ethanol Summit (GES) in Washington, D.C., scheduled for Oct. 14-15. The Summit, sponsored jointly by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), U.S. Grains Council (USGC), and Growth Energy, is planned to engage a broad array of global ethanol leaders about the benefits of expanding ethanol use. Censky’s comments will focus on …

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Growth Energy and GasBuddy Launch Unleaded88 on App

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy and GasBuddy have partnered to bring Unleaded 88 to GasBuddy’s database and app. Unleaded 88 is 15 percent ethanol, or E15, approved for cars 2001 and newer, and GasBuddy is a smartphone app and website used by millions of drivers every month to avoid paying full price for fuel. It is the world’s largest database of real-time, crowdsourced …

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Global Ethanol Summit Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

Three global ethanol export organizations are teaming up this year to host the first-ever Global Ethanol Summit (GES), scheduled for Oct. 13-15, 2019, in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) are working together with the goal of engaging a broad array of global ethanol leaders about the benefits of expanding global …

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Growth Energy: American Drivers Reach E15 Milestone

Carrie Muehling

Just after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approval of year-round sales of E15, Growth Energy recognized that United States drivers have now logged 10 billion miles on the road using the E15 blend. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor was among many who attended President Trump’s visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE). “This is a great day for Iowans,” …

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NUVU Fuels to Make E15 Standard Blend

Carrie Muehling

Michigan-based fuel retailer NUVU Fuels plans to make E15 the standard blend at all locations, according to Growth Energy. NUVU Fuels will offer flex vehicle owners the choice of higher biofuel blends like E85. In addition, E10 will be available at designated dispensers for owners of older cars (which represent less than 10 percent of the vehicle fleet) and small …

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