With Trump Taking America’s Helm, How Will #Biofuels Fare?

Joanna Schroeder

In what many are calling an unexpected win for Donald Trump for the next presidency, the renewable energy industry is already asking what will this mean for them. As Democrats tend to be known for greater environmental action and with a Republican in office for the first time in eight years, a concern could bloom as to the the safety, …

Alternative energy, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Opinion, politics

Post Election Forecast to Top @IowaFuel Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Several presidential candidates attended the 2016 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, including Donald Trump, who may yet be elected the next president of the United States. No matter who wins, the final outcome will have likely have an impact on the renewable fuels industry, so the 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will seek to address the future of biofuels and their …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, politics

Trump Leading Farm Country in Agri-Pulse Poll

Joanna Schroeder

A new nationwide poll commissioned by Agri-Pulse reveals that a majority of farmers and ranchers favor Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential race. Fifty-five percent of those surveyed said they support Republican Trump while 18 percent indicated they support Democrat Clinton. Only 2 percent plan to vote for Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson and just 1 percent for …

Agribusiness, Farming, Opinion, politics

ACE Applauds Governors for #E15 Support

Joanna Schroeder

Seven governors have sent a bipartisan letter to the EPA asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to “remove a significant regularly obstacle that is preventing large-scale availability and use of E15 and mid-level ethanol blends.” In response, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) thanked the legislators. According to ACE, they actively encouraged the governors to sign onto the letter. …

ACE, E15, Ethanol, politics

Which Candidate is Best for #Biofuels?

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa State Fair was a lot quieter this year politically. Last year the fair played host to a total of 20 presidential candidates of both parties last summer while this year it was only the vice presidential candidates of the two major party nominees who visited the butter cow and ate pork with Hawkeye State political figures. Does that …

Audio, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Iowa RFA, politics

Washington’s Proposed Clean Air Rule Missing #Biofuels

Joanna Schroeder

The state of Washington has proposed its own Clean Air Rule (CAR) and according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the rule does not factor in the environmental and health benefits of ethanol blended fuels. In their comments submitted to the Washington Department of Ecology, RFA states that the proposed rule is inconsistent with virtually every other program designed to …

advance biofuels, Environment, Ethanol, Legislation, politics, RFA

Is the Trump-Pence Republican Ticket Good for Biofuels?

Joanna Schroeder

Our latest ZimmPoll asked the question, “What do you think about the Senate’s GMO Disclosure Bill? The Senate has passed it’s version of the GMO Disclosure Bill followed by the House passing the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard, and the President is expected to sign the bill into law soon. However, 40 percent of voters believe the legislation is bad …

Agribusiness, biofuels, politics, ZimmPoll

ARF to Participate in @GOPConvention

Joanna Schroeder

America’s Renewable Future will be participating in this week’s Republican National Convention in Cleveland, July 18-21, 2016, to promote the importance of biofuels. The organization will deploy multiple outreach efforts including having notable Americans, such as Chris Soules, interacting with attendees as well as man an exhibitor booth, and offer custom giveaway items. In addition, the No. 3 American Ethanol …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, politics, RFS

Strong Senator Support for Final #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

As the week came to a close last Friday, 39 U.S. senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy calling on the EPA to step up on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The letter urged the EPA to ensure the final 2017 RFS rule “promote[s] growth in the U.S. biofuel sector and capture economic opportunity rather than drive investment …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, politics, RFA, RFS

Political Strategist Speaks to #ACE16DC

Cindy Zimmerman

As we all know in this contentious presidential campaign, most candidates spend at least as much time attacking their opponents as they do talking about their own good qualities and experience. That is a strategy that the ethanol industry should employ more often, according to an experienced political strategist. Paul Tewes of the Smoot Tewes Group (STG) has 20 years …

ACE, Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, politics