#Ethanol Groups Submit CAFE Comments

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Comments regarding the goals of the CAFE-GHG standards were due yesterday to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and ethanol organizations made their voices heard. Comments submitted by the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) call for a federal pathway to be established to assist automakers to meet future mileage and environmental standards with higher blends of ethanol. Blends such as …

ACE, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Octane

China Imposes Duties on U.S. DDGs

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China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued a preliminary ruling Friday claiming that U.S. dried distillers grains (DDGS) are being dumped and have caused injury to China’s DDGS industry and imposing immediate duties of 33.8 percent on the import value of the DDGS. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy issued a joint statement saying …

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

Growth Energy Honors Tom Buis

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During the Growth Energy Advocacy Conference this week in Washington DC, former Growth Energy CEO and current co-chairman of the board, Tom Buis, was presented with the America’s Fuel award. The award is the highest honor given by Growth Energy, and is presented to an individual who has made significant contributions to the growth and well-being of the ethanol industry. …

Ethanol, Growth Energy

Biofuel Champions Celebrate Return of #E15

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A group of America’s biofuel champions joined together this week to celebrate the return of #E15 at the pump for consumers who drive a 2001 or newer vehicle. In Minnesota, Governor Mark Dayton has proclaimed today (Sept. 16, 2016) as Ethanol Day in his state. This announcement followed E15 decrees by Mayors of South St. Paul and Minneapolis. And in …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Growth’s Manning Talks #E15 Market Access

Joanna Schroeder

The Growth Energy team has been working hard on expanding market access for ethanol across the country. To learn more about their efforts, I sat down with Kelly Manning during the Farm Progress Show and we kicked off the interview with talking about the roll out of E15 and the Prime the Pump program. Manning said the retailers have been …

Audio, E15, Ethanol, Farm Progress Show, Growth Energy, Retailers

American #Ethanol Boat Smashes Speed Record

Cindy Zimmerman

American Ethanol boats have been making waves across the country this summer. Competitors from around the country participated in two recent powerboat racing competitions – the Lake of the Ozarks Shootout in Missouri, and the Mentor Superboat Grand Prix in Ohio – and many of the top performing boats at each event ran on high-ethanol blends, with over 30 performing …

American Ethanol, Boats, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy

New York Proposes Move to #E15

Joanna Schroeder

One of the challenges to full-scale adoption of E15 is rules and regulations in some states that keep E15 from being offered at the pump. The state of New York is one of these (as is California) but this could be changing. The New York Department of Agriculture and Markets has proposed a rule to update the state’s fuel regulations …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

ERC of Mexico Releases #Ethanol Blending Regs

Joanna Schroeder

The Energy Regulatory Commission of Mexico (CRE) has published new fuel regulations that allow for the blending and sale of up to 5.8 percent ethanol in the country’s fuel supply outside of three major metro areas of Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey. The new fuel regulations will become effective in 60 days after publication, which took place today. This marks …

Ethanol, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

#Ethanol Groups Disappointed in European Appeal on Duties

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy are disappointed with today’s decision by the European Commission (EC) to file an appeal with the EU General Court related to its ruling two months ago invalidating certain ethanol duties. The EC had approximately two months from the June 9 court ruling to appeal. That ruling annulled the European Union’s 9.5 percent …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA

#Oil Industry Report Ignores #Biofuel Climate Benefits

Joanna Schroeder

A new study has been released out of the University of Michigan Energy Institute led by anti-biofuel Professor John DeCicco. The report challenges the assumption that biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel, are inherently carbon neutral. The study, based on USDA crop-production data, finds that during the period of increased biofuel growth, the increased carbon dioxide uptake by the crops …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFA