RFA: Docs Show EPA Ignored Recommendations

Carrie Muehling

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is sharing documents that show the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) disregarded Trump Administration recommendations regarding small refinery exemptions. Documents obtained by RFA show that the EPA ignored strong recommendations from within the Trump Administration to redistribute Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) blending obligations lost to small refinery exemptions in the proposed rule for 2020 Renewable Volume …

Ethanol, Renewable Fuels Association, RFS

Legally Protecting Ethanol’s Market Share

Carrie Muehling

Various legal battles are ongoing to protect the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) and ethanol market share. An update on these efforts during the American Coalition for Ethanol Conference came from Bryan Stockton, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP. Stockton shared what he called “the good, the bad and the ugly,” celebrating the timely release of the long anticipated E-15 final …

ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, E15, EPA, Ethanol

Capitalizing on Carbon

Carrie Muehling

A panel at the 2019 American Coalition for Ethanol Conference in Omaha shared the potential benefits of investing in the emerging carbon economy and new opportunities on the horizon. Moderator Brian Jennings, ACE CEO, said carbon is something ACE has been taking much more seriously over the last couple of years. Other speakers included Pam Miller, ACE Board Chair and …

ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, Ethanol

Study Finds Propane School Buses Decrease Harmful Emissions

Carrie Muehling

A West Virginia University study shows emissions measured from propane school buses are much lower than those from diesel buses. West Virginia University researchers studied nitrogen oxides (NOx), highly damaging emissions that are federally regulated due to their negative impact on human health and the environment. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, exposure to NOx exhaust can trigger health problems …

autogas, PERC, Propane

REG Reports 2019 Q2 Financial Results

Carrie Muehling

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REG) announced a net loss for the second quarter ended June 30, 2019. Revenues for the second quarter were $560.6 million on 197.4 million gallons of fuel sold. Net loss from continuing operations attributable to common stockholders was $57.6 million in the second quarter of 2019, compared to net income from continuing operations attributable to common …

AgWired Energy, REG

Phibro Ethanol Performance Group Offers New Yeast Products

Carrie Muehling

New yeast products from Phibro Animal Health Corporation‘s Ethanol Performance Group feature improved technology. “Ethanol production is a very efficient industry. The technology keeps improving and lately yeast has been driving those improvements,” said Michael Giambalvo, President, Phibro Ethanol Performance Group. “We understand fermentation, preventing and managing plant infections and the key role of yeast in biofuel production. Yeast has …

biofuels, Ethanol, Renewable Energy

RFA’s Missy Ruff Receives National Safety Award

Carrie Muehling

TRANSCAER presented the 2018 Chairman’s Award to Missy Ruff, technical services manager for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The award recognizes a TRANSCAER team member who has contributed above and beyond the normal call of duty to advocate, demonstrate and implement TRANSCAER’s principles. Ruff received the award during the RFA Committee Meeting prior to the start of the International Fuel …

Renewable Fuels Association, safety

Growth Energy: American Drivers Reach E15 Milestone

Carrie Muehling

Just after the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced approval of year-round sales of E15, Growth Energy recognized that United States drivers have now logged 10 billion miles on the road using the E15 blend. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor was among many who attended President Trump’s visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE). “This is a great day for Iowans,” …

Audio, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Renewable Energy

REG Life Sciences’ Assets Sold to Genomatica

Carrie Muehling

Renewable Energy Group, Inc. has completed the sale of substantially all assets of REG Life Sciences’ to Genomatica. “We are pleased to be selling our Life Sciences’ assets to Genomatica, who are well positioned to build upon the technical progress we have made, and to advance the team and the technology through to commercialization,” said REG’s CEO Cynthia J. Warner. …

Biodiesel, REG, Renewable Energy

DuPont Launches OPTIMASH DCO+

Carrie Muehling

A new product from DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences (DuPont) will help ethanol producers to increase corn oil yield. DuPont™ OPTIMASH® DCO+ allows for increased recovery of corn oil in dry grind ethanol plants. OPTIMASH® DCO+ is a patent-pending thermostable protease dosed into liquefaction, where it helps to liberate corn oil from the protein and fiber matrix of the corn kernel. …

Dupont, Ethanol