Generation 1.5 Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

According to a new Issue Brief: Generation 1.5 Ethanol: The Bridge to Cellulosic Biofuels,” the shortfall of cellulosic biofuel production in the U.S. is threatening the existence of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2). Authored by Philip W. Madson, P.E., president of KATZEN International for Ethanol Across America, the growth of the biofuels industry will be facilitated by modifying RFS2 to …

advance biofuels, Alternative energy, biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, RFS

Tweet to Support RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Fuels America is calling on renewable fuels supporters to tweet the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency to show support for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Any day now, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will make their decision on whether or not to “waive” America’s Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). That’s why, today, we’re hosting a Day of Action on Twitter. …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFA, RFS

Agri-Pulse Poll Favors Romney and RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

A new poll of farmers and ranchers out today finds that a vast majority say they will vote Romney for president and believe continuation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is important. According to the Agri-Pulse Farm and Rural Poll, 78 percent of farmers polled are voting for Mitt Romney in the presidential election, and 76% said continuation of the …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, farm bill, politics, RFS

Green Metrics Missing in Biofuel Debate

Joanna Schroeder

According to Jody Endres, College of Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences, and The Energy Biosciences Institute at the University of Illinois, and Daniel Szewczyk, academia has failed to create green metrics in measuring the pros and cons of biofuels. A framework to evaluate what constitutes a “green” economy is needed along with measurement metrics. Endres and Szewczyk note that energy …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, RFS

Palm Oil Production Creates High GHG Emissions

Joanna Schroeder

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently reviewing whether to allow biofuels produced from palm oil as an allowable renewable fuel under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2). The palm oil industry and the Indonesian and Malaysian governments are applying pressure to the EPA to reverse its finding that the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from palm oil production are …

biofuels, Carbon Dioxide, feedstocks, International, RFS

Corn Growers Comment on RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Today is the last day to file comments with the Environmental Protection Agency on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waiver request and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is urging farmers and other stakeholders to make their voices heard. In comments submitted to EPA today, the NCGA expressed strong support for the RFS and noted that granting a waiver at …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, RFS

ACE Urges EPA to Deny RFS Waiver Requests

Joanna Schroeder

As the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) comment period comes to a close prior to their decision on whether or not to grant a waiver for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the American Coalition for Ethanol submitted comments to make the case to keep the RFS in place. The comment deadline is October 11, 2012. ACE Executive Vice President, Brian Jennings, …

ACE, biofuels, Ethanol, RFS

Study Indicates RFS Waiver Could Increase Feed Prices

Cindy Zimmerman

On the eve of the deadline for providing comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waiver request, the ethanol industry has released a new study that indicates a waiver could actually increase the cost of feed for livestock and poultry producers. The analysis, conducted by Cardno-ENTRIX and commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), finds …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, livestock, RFA, RFS

IRFA Gets Words of Support From Romney

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) members grabbed the ear of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for a moment Tuesday and got him to say “I do” – support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and ethanol, that is. After listening to Governor Romney speak at an Iowa farm, IRFA President Brad Albin with the Renewable Energy Group (REG) and past president …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, politics, RFS, Video