Green Plains Opens #Ethanol Plant in Virginia

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Green Plains Inc. hosted a ribbon cutting and open house event at its new Hopewell, Virginia ethanol production facility which the company acquired in October 2015. Among those in attendance at the celebration was National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) President Chip Bowling who farms corn, soybeans, and sorghum just 100 miles away in Newburg, Maryland. “We are excited to see …

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Record #Corn and #Ethanol Production Forecast

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USDA’s first crop production forecast based on actual field data is predicting a bin-busting corn crop this year while ethanol production is also on pace to be record high. Corn production is forecast at a record 15.2 billion bushels, up 11 percent from last year with yields expected to average 175.1 bushels per acre, up 6.7 bushels from 2015. If …

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Happy 11th Birthday #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

Happy Birthday #RFS. Today is the 11th anniversary of the day the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was signed into law. Ethanol advocates are celebrating the energy policy stressing that the legislation provides Americans with increasing energy security, cleaner air and more affordable fuel options at the pump. Biofuel advocates are noting that in nearly a decade, the RFS continues to …

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NCGA Calls for #RFS Policy Support with Lower Corn Demand

Joanna Schroeder

According to new USDA forecasts, increases in corn acres, both planted and harvested in the U.S., led to higher production and lower prices. Despite a 30-million-bushel overall increase in demand, corn price forecasts for the 2016/2017 crop year fell ten cents to $3.40 per bushel. The 2016/17 season-average corn price received by farmers fell and is now projected to be …

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#Biofuels Industry Calls for Stronger Energy Policy

Joanna Schroeder

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 …

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#Corn and #Soy Groups Testify for #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Leaders for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and American Soybean Association (ASA) were among the more than 120 who testified at an EPA field hearing in Kansas City in support of statutory volume obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). NCGA president Chip Bowling of Maryland urged EPA to follow the law and finalize the 2017 conventional …

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Supporters Rally for #Biofuels at @EPA #RFS Hearing

Joanna Schroeder

Ethanol advocates called on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to increase ethanol and other biofuel volumes in next year’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) today. Fuels America held a press conference with several leading biofuel advocates that was kicked off with comments from Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts, a long-time and vocal ethanol opponent. “A strong RFS means more jobs here …

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#RFS Comment Period Opens

Joanna Schroeder

The comment period for the latest proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for years 2017 & 2018 has opened. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed 2017 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVOs) proposal would reduce corn ethanol volumes by approximately 200 million gallons while other categories were slightly raised, but not yet at statue levels. The comment period goes through July 11, 2016, …

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Anti-Ethanol Bill Steps Consumers, Farmers Back

Joanna Schroeder

There is still buzz around a bill introduced last week by Representatives Bill Flores (R-Texas), Peter Welch (D-Verm.), Bob Goodlatte (R-Vir.) and Jim Costa (D-Cali.) that would cap ethanol blends in America’s transportation fuels at 9.7 percent by volume. This cap would be in direct opposition to the goal of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that aims for 20 percent …

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.@EPA 2017 #RFS Rules Sparks Inferno

Joanna Schroeder

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released its draft of the proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2017 and have sparked an inferno of unrest among the biofuels industry. EPA has proposed an RVO of 18.8 billion gallons (BG) of which 4 BG is advanced biofuels and 312 million gallons is cellulosic biofuels. The RVO …

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