EPA Proposes RFS Amendments

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced proposed Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) amendments and clarifications, which include new pathway determinations for advanced biofuels such as isobutanol and ethanol from crop residues. The EPA proposal also includes “various changes to the E15 misfueling mitigation regulations (E15 MMR) which are minor technical corrections and amendments to sections dealing with labeling, E15 surveys, product …

advance biofuels, BIO, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFA, RFS

Foreign Fuels Reduction Act – Good for Biofuels?

Joanna Schroeder

A fancy title does not good biofuels policy make. Mixed emotions are emanating from the introduction of the “Foreign Fuels Reduction Act,” introduced by U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-W.Va) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn). The legislation would allow only domestically-sourced fuels to be used to meet the requirements of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “It is time for America to create …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Legislation, RFA, RFS

Keeping RFS Still Top Concern for Ethanol Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

Progress on a new farm bill is all well and good but defending the Renewable Fuel Standard remains the top priority for the ethanol industry. “The attack on the Renewable Fuel Standard is first and foremost and coupled with it is the blend wall,” said Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis st the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual Washington Watch …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, farm bill, Growth Energy, RFS

Farm Broadcasters in Nation’s Capitol

Cindy Zimmerman

It’s time for National Association of Farm Broadcasting members to gather in Washington, DC for their annual Washington Watch program. Activities this afternoon with the Issues Forum, sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association. Among the topics sure to be discussed will be what a new farm bill may hold for renewable energy and the latest on attacks to the Renewable …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, farm bill, Media, RFA, RFS

Corn Growers Comment on RFS White Paper

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association recently submitted comments on the impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in response to their second white paper, “Agricultural Sector Impacts.” In these comments, NCGA addressed how the RFS affects commodity products including corn, agricultural output and economics, RFS flexibility, food prices, cellulosic feedstock and global impacts. …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, RFS

Down to the Wire on RFS Comments

Joanna Schroeder

It’s down to the wire for the biofuel and agricultural industries to submit comments on the agricultural impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), a second in an RFS series being published by the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Growth Energy, Fuels America, and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) all submitted input today. The consensus among the biofuel industry is …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, Ethanol, RFS

IRFA, ACE & Auto Channel RFS/E15 Briefing

Joanna Schroeder

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and The Auto Channel are bringing together a panel of experts in the fields of renewable fuels, automotive and vehicle technology and fuel retailing to discuss important issues regarding E15 fuel, the so-called blend wall, and the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The briefing will highlight how E15 and the RFS …

Alternative energy, biofuels, E15, RFS

New Partnership for RFS Solutions

Joanna Schroeder

A new partnership has been formed to give the biofuel industry Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) solutions. The National Association of Shell Marketers and RINAlliance have partnered to aid petroleum marketers with renewable fuel blending and EPA compliance matters. “RINAlliance is extremely excited and honored to have the support and endorsement of the National Association of Shell Marketers and we look …

biofuels, RFS

ACE: RFS is Catalyst for Innovation

Joanna Schroeder

The House Energy and Commerce Committee on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) recently released a second white paper, “Agricultural Sector Impacts,” in an effort to make decisions on the future of the RFS. Comments were due today and in response, Brian Jennings, Executive Vice President for the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) notes that the RFS is a catalyst for …

ACE, biofuels, RFS

CME to Offer Biodiesel, Ethanol RIN Futures Contracts

John Davis

Trader CME Group will be offering nine new futures contracts for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) for biodiesel and ethanol, among other renewables. This company news release says they’ll be listed by and subject to the rules and regulations of NYMEX. “With the recent increase in volatility in RINs prices, we’ve seen strong interest from our customers and other market participants …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, RFS, RINS