Ethanol Industry Pleased with POTUS Support of E15

Cindy Zimmerman

President Trump’s comments Thursday confirming that the administration is working on allowing year-round sales of 15% ethanol blends (E15) sparked a flurry of press releases from ethanol supporters. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen called it “welcome news to consumers across the country, farmers who have worked to build value-added markets here at home in the face of …

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Growth Energy Demands Moratorium on RFS Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

With the scandal over the Environmental Protection Agency granting numerous small refinery hardship waivers growing, Growth Energy has sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt demanding a moratorium on waivers being issued. “EPA appears to be operating under the cover of night in a secretive process where the agency acts as judge, jury, and executioner to …

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Ethanol Groups See Opportunity in EPA GHG Revision

Cindy Zimmerman

As expected, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Monday the Revised Final Determination Regarding Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicle GHG Emissions Standards, with the conclusion that “the current standards are not appropriate and should be revised.” “The Obama Administration’s determination was wrong,” said EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. “Obama’s EPA cut the Midterm Evaluation process short with politically charged expediency, made …

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Growth Energy Formally Protests PES Settlement

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy has filed comments with the Department of Justice formally objecting to a proposed bankruptcy settlement between the Carlyle Group’s Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that would absolve the refinery of key obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The proposed settlement sends the wrong message to industry stakeholders, implying that there are …

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Ethanol Helps Celebrate National Ag Day

Cindy Zimmerman

The CEOs of Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) were among the distinguished industry guests who attended the USDA National Agriculture Day Proclamation ceremony Tuesday with remarks from Vice President Mike Pence. “The United States produces an abundance of food, feed and fuel, benefiting not only our nation, but the entire world,” said Pence in his remarks. “Growth …

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Export Exchange 2018 Scheduled for October

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy will host domestic suppliers, international buyers and end-users of U.S. feed grains and co-products at Export Exchange 2018, to be held Oct. 22 to 24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Export Exchange is uniquely focused on connecting international grain buyers with U.S. suppliers,” said Iowa farmer Deb Keller, USGC …

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Ethanol Plant Managers Write President

Cindy Zimmerman

Managers at 150 U.S. biofuel refineries across the heartland have sent a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to “stand strong in defense of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).” The plant managers, which represent the majority of U.S. ethanol production, address proposals by oil refinery supporters to “cut, cap, or eliminate” Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), which they say “would …

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American Ethanol Website Gets Facelift

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy recently gave the American Ethanol Racing website a new facelift just in time for the new season. As an official NASCAR partner and sponsor of the 2018 Daytona 500-winning No. 3 Monster Energy Cup Series racing team, Growth Energy is excited to showcase the many engine performance benefits of biofuels in innovative, engaging ways. The dynamic, revamped website …

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President Meets With RFS Stakeholders

Cindy Zimmerman

A White House meeting Thursday with representatives from both the biofuels and refinery industries was the latest effort this week to try and find a compromise on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that is acceptable to both sides. Biofuels representatives at the meeting included Todd Becker of Green Plains Renewable Energy; Jeff Broin, POET; Charlie Good, Iowa fuel retailer; Bill …

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Northey Confirmed But No White House Deal on RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Bill Northey is at last free to take the job at USDA that he was nominated for almost six months ago after Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) lifted his hold on the nomination and allowed the confirmation Tuesday. The Senate confirmed Northey on a voice vote to become USDA’s undersecretary for farm production and conservation as Sens. Cruz, Pat Toomey (R-PA), …

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