Report Contradicts EPA Chief

Cindy Zimmerman

Yet another revelation in the Environmental Protection Agency small refinery exemption saga came to light this week, thanks to the investigative journalism of Reuters, reporting Tuesday that EPA “consistently ignored recommendations from the Department of Energy (DOE) to reject or limit waivers to oil refiners seeking exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).” This contradicts what EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt …

ACE, Audio, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS

EPA Releases 2019 Biofuel Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency released its proposal for 2019 biofuel obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Tuesday, maintaining the statutory level for corn ethanol while increasing advanced biofuels, but failing to address the small refinery exemptions that have decimated demand and effectively lowered the required amount of biofuels to be blended. Under the proposed rule, conventional renewable fuel volumes …

ACE, advance biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS

Growth Energy Touts Prime the Pump Success

Cindy Zimmerman

More than 2,800 retail sites will offer E15 by 2021, generating approximately 350 million new ethanol gallons annually, according to a new report by Growth Energy on the success of E15 and the accomplishments of Prime the Pump, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping build the infrastructure and distribution of higher biofuel blends. “Thanks to the hard work and generosity …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Retailers

Driving Ethanol Podcast from FEW18

Cindy Zimmerman

The past two years have been among the most challenging for the ethanol industry, and Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor has been at the front lines of the battles which are continuing stronger than ever. In this edition of the Driving Ethanol podcast, Skor reflects on her two years at the helm of the industry organization and talks about what …

Audio, Driving Ethanol podcast, EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Plenty for Ethanol Industry Panel to Discuss

Cindy Zimmerman

A panel discussion on “Surveying the Health of Renewable Fuels Policy under the Trump Administration” gave participants plenty to talk about during the opening session of the Fuel Ethanol Workshop on Tuesday in Omaha. The panel included Geoff Cooper, executive vice president of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA); American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings; and John Fuher, vice …

ACE, Audio, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW, Growth Energy, RFA

Growth Energy CEO Keynotes #FEW18

Cindy Zimmerman

Two years ago, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor was brand new to the job and the Fuel Ethanol Workshop was her first public introduction to the ethanol industry. Today, Skor keynoted the industry event again as an ethanol professional who has been seasoned by fighting for the fuel during some very difficult battles. “The battles ahead are tougher, and higher-stakes, …

Audio, Ethanol, FEW, Growth Energy

2018 Fuel Ethanol Workshop Opens in Omaha

Cindy Zimmerman

The 34th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop is being held this week, June 11-13, in Omaha. The event features industry awards, speakers, sessions and a large trade show. Organizers say the event is on pace to be the biggest since 2009, with over 550 biofuels producers registered and more than 300 industry companies and organizations exhibiting. The opening general session …

ACE, biofuels, Enogen, Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW, Growth Energy, RFA

Farm and Biofuel Groups Sue EPA Over Lost Gallons

Cindy Zimmerman

A coalition of biofuel and agriculture groups have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to change its regulations to “account for lost volumes of renewable fuel resulting from the unprecedented number of retroactive small refinery exemptions from Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations recently granted by EPA.” The petitioners are the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Growth …

ACE, Ag group, BIO, Biodiesel, corn, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, NBB, NCGA, NFU, RFA, RFS

Pennsylvania Retailer to Sell E15

Cindy Zimmerman

A Pennsylvania-based fuel retailer plans to start selling 15% ethanol fuel at seven locations in three states. Growth Energy has announced that Rutter’s convenience store chain will begin selling E15 in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia. “The success of Prime the Pump in opening the marketplace for E15 has opened the doors for more and more innovative retailers to offer …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Retailers