BIO, Fuels America Talk 2013 RFS

John Davis

As the ethanol industry awaits what the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will release for targets for this year’s Renewable Fuels Standard, members of the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and Fuels America expressed their support for the green fuel. BIO‘s Executive Vice President, Brent Erickson, said today in a news conference that they are expecting EPA’s release of the 2013 …

BIO, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFS

API Launches Fuels Campaign

Joanna Schroeder

Yesterday the American Petroleum Institute (API) announced a new TV advertising campaign. According to API’s Senior Manager, Cindy Schild, the ad is designed to highlight the importance of the nation’s refining industry. She said a strong energy future for our nation depends in part on our ability to refine and distribute the fuels we need – and that sound decisions …

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AFPM Updates RFS Cellulosic Waiver Petition

Joanna Schroeder

The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) kicked off the year with a petition to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to waive the 2012 cellulosic biofuel mandate. The organization says the biofuel industry has repeatedly failed to produce the cellulosic biofuel needed to meet the government mandate under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). On January 9, 2012, EPA announced the …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, RFS

API’s Crusade Against Ethanol Continues

Joanna Schroeder

Yesterday the American Petroleum Industry (API) released its annual “State of American Energy” report. The release of the report was part of an event where API President and CEO Jack Gerard gave an energy highlight speech. Following the event, Tom Buis, CEO of ethanol industry organization Growth Energy, said that Gerard’s speech brought nothing new to table. Buis said that …

biofuels, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Renewable Energy, RFS

EIA Releases 2013 Annual Energy Outlook Forecast

Joanna Schroeder

The Energy Information Agency (EIA) has released its 2013 Annual Energy Outlook forecast summary. While the report looks at all forms of energy with estimates going as far as 2040, there were two areas pertinent to biofuels. The summary forecast stated that renewable fuel use will grow at a much faster rate than fossil fuel use, and the share of …

ACE, advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Growth Energy, Renewable Energy, RFS

EPA Approves RFS Path for Grain Sorghum

Joanna Schroeder

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has just announced it’s approval of grain sorghum as an approved pathway for a renewable fuel as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). According to EPA, ethanol produced from grain sorghum emits 32 percent less greenhouse gas than the baseline petroleum it replaces and uses one-third less water than some other biofuel feedstocks. The EPA …

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Restaurant Owners Join Fight Against RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Council of Chain Restaurants today joined the fight against the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) with the release of a new report on its impact on the chain restaurant industry, commodity prices and the food supply chain. The study, which was conducted by PwC, “concluded that the RFS mandate could cost chain restaurants up to $3.2 billion annually, with …

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RFA Reacts to RFS Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

The president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) says they are very pleased with the decision today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject a request to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In an interview immediately after the announcement was made by EPA, Bob Dinneen said he gave the agency credit for sticking to the science …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, Government, livestock, RFA, RFS

EPA Denies RFS Waiver

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied a petition by the governors of poultry producing states that would have waived the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and its requirement for ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply. In its decision to deny the request, EPA said Friday that the RFS itself is not causing economic harm and that suspending the standard would …

ACE, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS

Growth Energy Awaiting RFS Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry is anxiously awaiting the pending decision by the Environmental Protection Agency on a requested waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis remains optimistic that the RFS will be upheld. “We’re pretty confident that the proponents of the RFS waiver did not prove the point that the economic harm was attributable to the RFS,” …

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