Researchers Provide Update on AltEn

Cindy Zimmerman

Daugherty Water for Food Institute (DWFI) researchers have been studying possible effects from the AltEn ethanol plant in Mead, Nebraska, which shut down last year after leaked contaminated wastewater was found. Researchers recently presented to a group of Mead community members at a Mead Town Hall session. The team is particularly concerned with neurotoxins from the neonicotinoids produced by the …

Environment, Ethanol, Ethanol News

RFA Concerned With EPA Candidates for RFS Review

Cindy Zimmerman

At least three of the 20 candidates the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to review the environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for Congress have a serious bias against ethanol, according to the Renewable Fuels Association, and should not be considered. In comments submitted this week, RFA urged EPA to exclude these candidates from consideration to serve on …

Environment, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, RFS

NBB Releases Study on Benefits of the Biodiesel Tax Incentive

Cindy Zimmerman

A new report released by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) calculates annual economic benefits of $15 billion and environmental benefits of $4.3 billion from U.S. biodiesel production. In 2020, the U.S. market for biodiesel and renewable diesel reached 3 billion gallons with support from the $1 per gallon tax incentive. According to “The Economic Benefits of the Biodiesel Blenders’ Credit,” …

Biodiesel, Environment, NBB

Ethanol Report on RFA Message to COP26

Chuck Zimmerman

The 26th U.N. Climate Change Conference, better known as COP26, is now underway in Scotland and the Renewable Fuels Association wants to send a message to world leaders that ethanol is already available to help meet climate goals. A new one-page fact sheet spotlights recent research and data proving that ethanol is an immediate solution for cutting greenhouse gas emissions …

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Meet the New GREET

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Energy Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has just released its latest update to the Greenhouse gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model, the standard tool used to audit the energy and environmental effects of transportation fuels such as ethanol and gasoline. The 2021 GREET model includes a number of significant updates, especially for …

ACE, Carbon, corn, Environment, Ethanol, Ethanol News

USDA Invests in Climate Smart Ag for Low Carbon Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

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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REG Teams With Manchester United

Cindy Zimmerman

Manchester United Football Club and Renewable Energy Group, Inc. have teamed up for a shared mission to tackle climate change and create a cleaner world. The Club and Renewable Energy Group will work together to raise awareness of the company’s biofuel products and encourage positive environmental change among Manchester United’s global fanbase and beyond. Manchester United was among the first …

advanced biofuels, Biodiesel, biofuels, Environment, REG

Report Shows How U.S. Farmers Can Fight Climate Change

Cindy Zimmerman

A new report commissioned by Farm Journal Foundation finds U.S. farmers have the potential to significantly reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and become part of the global solution to climate change. U.S. agriculture contributes about 10% of the total greenhouse gas emissions of the entire national economy, but farmers could greatly reduce those emissions if they were provided with the …

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USDA Invests in Rural Water, Energy, and Biofuel Infrastructure

Cindy Zimmerman

In honor of Earth Day 2021, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced $487 million in critical infrastructure prioritizing climate-smart solutions and environmental stewardship. USDA is making the investments under the Water and Environmental Program, the Rural Energy for America Program, the Electric Loan Program and the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program. USDA is investing $18.4 million in 20 …

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Ethanol Report 3-4-21

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of the Ethanol Report explores ethanol’s role as a “net-zero hero” with highlights from the 26th annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC). The report includes remarks from David MacIntosh, Environmental Health & Engineering Inc.; Stefan Unnasch with Life Cycle Associates; and Michael Berube, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation, who all spoke at the 2021 NEC. In addition, we …

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