RFA: Adopt E15 with E12 Interim Step

Joanna Schroeder

The end of the E15 comment period has provided a whirlwind of activity among the ethanol industry. Yesterday, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) along with many other ethanol and agricultural organizations, filed comments with the EPA. In their comments, the RFA introduced previously non-submitted data supporting a move to E15. However, although they support the adoption of E15, they also …

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ACE & 7,000 Supporters File Comments With EPA

Joanna Schroeder

The comment period for the Green Jobs Waiver ended yesterday and the EPA has until December 1, 2009 to rule on the waiver request. Yesterday, The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), filed official comments with EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson. In addition, nearly 7,000 people signed ACE’s petition in support of the approval to blend up to E15 in gasoline. Signatures …

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CleanTech Biofuels Partners with Fiberight

Joanna Schroeder

With the slurry of marriages and divorces in the biofuels and biomass industry, it is hard to keep up. In the municipal sold waste arena, CleanTech Biofuels has announced a joint research agreement with Fiberight to establish, “the anticipated yields and operating costs from using biomass produced by CleanTech Biofuels for the production of ethanol using Fiberight’s proprietary enzymatic processes.” …

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Rabobank Launches Renewable Energy Finance Team

Joanna Schroeder

It appears that some of the concern over the difficulty to secure financing for biofuels projects may be a worry of the past. Rabobank recently established a Renewable Energy and Infrastructure Finance (REIF) team in the Americas. Tomas Emmons has been selected to head the department with teams in Europe, Asia and now New York. Also in the states, the …

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BBI Releases New CHP Report

Joanna Schroeder

BBI International has released a technical report on combined heat and power (CHP) that addresses the impact on statewide renewable portfolio standards (RPS) when companies install biomass fired combined heat and power facilities (CHP) onto current ethanol production plants.  This report focuses specifically on Illinois, which currently produces 976 MGY of ethanol, with an additional 188 MGY of capacity under …

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Proposed Ethanol Pipeline to Extend into SD

f built, the route would begin in Davison County, S.D. — further west than O’Brien County, Iowa, as originally planned — and deliver the alternative fuel from plants in Iowa, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana and Ohio to distribution terminals in the northeastern United States. Magellan has been working with the Association of Oil Pipe Lines for years on how …

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Dresser Wayne Brings E85 Dispenser to Finland

The Global Ovation iX dispenser includes many elements that support the customer service objectives including the St1 Refuel RE85 compatibility. The Global Ovation iX dispenser features the Xflo™ fuel meter, available in an eco-fuel compatible design. The Xflo meter helps ensure precisely-blended alternative fuels among other advantages. “We applaud St1 and their efforts to offer sustaining, alternative fuels for motorists. …

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Another Loss For The Ethanol Industry

Chuck Zimmerman

The ethanol industry lost another visionary this past week. Raphael “Ray” Katzen passed away on Sunday, July 12. Ray was a visionary that saw the potential of cellulosic ethanol while working at a defense plant under contract for the federal government during World War II. His life’s work was dedicated to producing ethanol from a variety of feedstocks cost competitively. …

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