Reuters Withdraws Ethanol Plant Emissions Story

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It is pretty rare for a national news outlet to ever completely retract a story, but on September 26, Reuters withdrew a controversial story released on September 8 regarding carbon emissions at U.S. ethanol plants, a story that was immediately rebuked by the ethanol industry for its faulty conclusions. Reuters said the story comparing carbon emissions at U.S. ethanol plants …

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RFA Elects New Board Leadership at Annual Meeting

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The Renewable Fuels Association held its annual membership meeting this week in Milwaukee and elected new board leadership. Erik Huschitt, CEO of Badger State Ethanol, was elected Chairman of the organization, replacing Jeanne McCaherty of Guardian Energy Management. Huschitt, of Monroe, Wisc., has been with Badger State since January 2002 and currently serves as president of the Wisconsin BioFuels Association. …

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Iowa Biodiesel Board Elects New Chair

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The Iowa Biodiesel Board has elected Nathan Nolte, biofuels sales manager for Ag Processing Inc., to serve as the chair of the Iowa Biodiesel Board. AGP, a prominent farmer-owned cooperative, is the largest soybean processor west of the Mississippi and is a leading biodiesel producer. The Omaha-based company operates three biodiesel plants, two of which are in Iowa. They are …

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Fuel Tax Credit Retroactively Extended for Propane Vehicles

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The Propane Education & Research Council is encouraging propane autogas fleet operators to take advantage of the Alternative Fuel Tax Credit, which was included in the Inflation Reduction Act. Propane autogas fleet operators who apply for the tax credit will be able to claim a credit for every gasoline gallon equivalent of propane autogas purchased, or about 37 cents per …

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MN Bio-Fuels Appoints New Executive Director

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The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Bio-Fuels) has appointed Brian Werner as its new executive director. Prior to joining MN Bio-Fuels, Werner was the deputy legislative director / senior legislative assistant for renewable energy and agriculture for Sen. Amy Klobuchar. During that time, he supported Klobuchar’s work to protect mandatory funding for Farm Bill energy title programs, maintain stability in the …

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Ethanol Report on The Set

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When Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) that authorized the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), annual volume requirements were specified through the year 2022 for renewable fuels. But that does not mean this year is the end of the RFS. After this year, the law requires EPA to set RFS volumes for 2023 and beyond, in …

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Renewable Fuels Industry Holds Briefing on Set Rule

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Fuels America held a webinar briefing with industry stakeholders Thursday about the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program in the Clean Air Act, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets annual biofuel blending requirements in accordance with volumes determined by Congress through 2022. After 2022, in a rulemaking commonly referred to as “The Set,” …

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DriveClean Initiative Launches

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A diverse coalition of organizations has launched DriveClean, a multi-sector initiative to work on bipartisan legislation creating a market-based, technology-neutral national Clean Fuel Standard (CFS) during the 118th Congress that convenes in January. The coalition is made up of organizations representing agriculture, utilities, renewable fuel producers, environmentalists, technology firms, EV charging companies, and truck and bus manufacturers. Among those groups …

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USDA Lowers Corn Use Outlook

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USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report for September calls for lower supplies, smaller feed and residual use, reduced exports and corn used for ethanol, and tighter ending stocks for the 2022-23 corn crop. Projected beginning stocks for 2022/23 are 5 million bushels lower based on essentially offsetting export and corn used for ethanol changes for 2021/22. Corn production …

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USDA Announces Climate Smart Commodities Project Funding

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first wave of the Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities funding opportunity, with more projects to be announced later this year. More than 450 proposals were submitted for the funding opportunity and the strength of the projects identified led USDA to increase its investment from …

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