Iowa Senator Concerned About RVO Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) is concerned about rumors the Renewable Volume Obligations the Biden administration is reportedly set to release on Friday. “You know what happens if something is unpopular it always happens at five o’clock on Friday,” said Grassley during his weekly press call with farm reporters Tuesday. “If we get a bad RVO out of EPA, the farmers …

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E Energy Adams Celebrates One Billion Gallons of Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Over the weekend, E Energy Adams in Nebraska achieved a major milestone, producing its one billionth gallon of ethanol. The Fagen/ICM designed plant was constructed in 2006 and began operation on October 27, 2007. “It took us nearly 14 years to make a billion gallons of ethanol, and we’re very proud of what we have achieved for our community and …

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Vilsack Discusses Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

During an appearance before the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City and Agri-Pulse Ag Outlook Forum Monday, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed concerns about the proposed tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel that it might leave out corn and soybean feedstocks. Agri-Pulse editor and president Sara Wyant asked the secretary if we can expect the administration to “weigh in …

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Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary – Randy Doyal

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning, like Randy Doyal. Doyal is CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont, Minnesota and has been an RFA board member since 1995, serving as board chairman in …

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POET Pledges Carbon Neutrality by 2050

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuel producer POET this week released its inaugural sustainability report and pledged to reduce its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 70 percent compared to gasoline by 2030. POET established several environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals, including investing in the latest biotechnology, advancing operational efficiencies and promoting a sustainable society through both POET’s business ventures and its philanthropic …

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RFA Analysis: RINS Have No Impact on Gas Prices

Cindy Zimmerman

A new analysis from the Renewable Fuels Association finds the Renewable Fuel Standard’s compliance credit market mechanism, known as Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), has no impact on retail gasoline prices. The analysis finds that while RINs are a factor in wholesale gasoline prices, there is no evidence that RIN costs have any measurable effect on the retail prices paid by …

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Biofuels Offer Benefits for California’s Carbon-Neutral Future

Cindy Zimmerman

In comments submitted last week to the California Air Resources Board (CARB), a group of ag and biofuel organizations and companies highlighted how renewable fuels like ethanol can help the state achieve its goal of reaching carbon neutrality by 2045 or sooner. CARB is seeking input as part of updating its Scoping Plan which lays out the path toward achieving …

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels Plan Flaw Could Hurt Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

In the rush to get as much spending in the massive Build Back Better bill as possible, Congressional Democrats created a new tax credit for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) starting at $1.25 a gallon and increasing based on the carbon content of the biofuel, but the plan could favor foreign imports over American farmers and biofuel producers in its current …

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Biofuel Infrastructure in Build Back Better Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

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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USDA Projects Higher Corn and Soybean Production

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn and soybean production are both forecast to be higher this year compared to 2020, according to the latest Crop Production report issued Friday by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). According to the report, corn production is up 6% from last year, forecast at 15.0 billion bushels while soybean growers are expected to increase their production 6% from 2020. …

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