No RVO Proposal Yet

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The biofuels industry was left hanging Friday when the rumored release of proposed blending obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) failed to happen. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings said late Friday they remain hopeful the numbers that were reported would also prove incorrect. “We hope they’re wrong,” said Jennings. “If they are right, it just seems …

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USDA Invests in Climate Smart Ag for Low Carbon Fuel

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will invest nearly $75 million for 15 partner-led projects to address natural resource concerns on private lands. The projects include a $7.5 million investment in the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE)-led Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP) project to secure farmers premier access to low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) markets based on their adoption of …

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Groups Sound Alarm Over Proposed RFS Cuts

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Farm and biofuel groups are sounding the alarm over detailed reports that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is planning to announce major cuts to biofuel blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “While a formal proposal has not been released, the expected standards would destroy a decade of progress on low-carbon biofuels and brazenly violate the promises that President …

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Biofuel Infrastructure in Build Back Better Bill

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Biodiesel and ethanol producer organizations are pleased that both the House and Senate Agriculture Committees have included infrastructure funding for higher ethanol blends into their drafts for the Build Back Better Act budget reconciliation package. Specifically, the new bill language provides for $960 million to install, retrofit, or otherwise upgrade fuel dispensers or pumps and related equipment, storage tank system …

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E15 Ruling Rehearing Denied

Cindy Zimmerman

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday denied a petition for rehearing regarding the recent American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers, et al. vs. EPA decision, in which the court vacated a 2019 regulation allowing year-round sales of a fifteen percent ethanol fuel blend (E15). Petitioners the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association released the following …

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Billion for Biofuels in Build Back Better Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

The initial draft of the U.S. House Build Back Better Act includes a billion dollars for biofuels infrastructure to support expanded availability and use of renewable fuels, according to Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA) who worked to secure the funding. “This is a great day for our rural communities, our agricultural economy, our planet, and for hundreds of thousands of Americans …

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Groups Oppose Motion to Remand SREs without Vacatur

Cindy Zimmerman

Six biofuel-supporting organizations filed a motion this week opposing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) motion to “remand but not vacate the 31 small refinery exemptions (SREs) the Trump Administration granted in August 2019.” The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, National Biodiesel Board, American Coalition for Ethanol, and National Farmers Union as a coalition are currently challenging …

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ACE Urges Hearing on Next Generation Fuels Act

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is asking for a hearing to be held on the “Next Generation Fuels Act of 2021” (H.R. 5089) to address some concerns they have about the bill which was introduced by Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL). Specifically, ACE is requesting testimony on how the bill would remove market barriers to ethanol and improvements that should …

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Listen to Ethanol’s Carbon Guru Ron Alverson

Cindy Zimmerman

When Ron Alverson talks about carbon, people listen. The South Dakota farmer who founded Dakota Ethanol, the state’s first producer-owned ethanol production co-op, is considered to be the “carbon guru” of the industry and attendees at the 2021 American Coalition for Ethanol annual conference packed in to his breakout session on Calculating Your Carbon Intensity. Alverson believes that accurate accounting …

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ACE Unveils Hybrid Electric FFV Project

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) unveiled a new hybrid electric flex-fuel vehicle demonstration project at its conference last week to show how the combination can bring us closer to net zero. “EPA assigns vehicles a carbon intensity (CI) score based on how many grams of CO2 per mile are emitted by operating that vehicle,” said ACE Senior Vice President …

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