Biofuels: Sen. Grassley Hopeful Trump Changes RFS Rule – DTN Dec 4, 2019

🕔Dec 4, 2019With a proposed rule to account for small-refinery exemptions in the Renewable Fuel Standard now in the EPA’s hands, Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, told agriculture journalists on Tuesday he’s hopeful […]

EPA Waivers Take A Hard Toll On Cellulosic Ethanol Industry – DTN Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019In another response to EPA’s actions regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard, POET-DSM Advanced Biofuels LLC announced Tuesday the company will “pause” production of cellulosic ethanol at its Project Liberty plant […]

Corn: Has Ethanol Increased Total US Usage? Nov 21, 2019

🕔Nov 21, 2019Corn processed into US ethanol has grown dramatically (see Figure1), and accounted for 37% of total US corn use during the 2018 market year (USDA (US Department of Agriculture), Office […]

Biofuels: Republicans Push EPA on RFS – DTN Nov 11, 2019

🕔Nov 11, 2019Seven Midwest senators and Iowa’s governor, all Republicans, are pushing back on EPA’s supplemental plan for the Renewable Fuel Standard, stating in comments that EPA’s latest plan continues to kowtow […]

USDA Baseline Background, Outlook, and Recent Projections Nov 5, 2019

🕔Nov 5, 2019Last week, the USDA’s Economic Research Service (ERS) released a report (“A Deeper Look Into the USDA Crop Baseline Projections to 2028, With a Focus on Trade,” by Mark Ash, […]

Biofuels: Industry Testifies on Harm from RFS Waivers – DTN Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019Siouxland Energy Cooperative in Iowa has experienced firsthand the recent ups and downs of the Renewable Fuel Standard. When the EPA granted 31 new small-refinery exemptions on August 9, it […]

Biofuels: Small-Refinery Exemptions Discussed at House Committee Hearing Oct 30, 2019

🕔Oct 30, 2019Reuters writer Richard Valdmanis reported this week that, “The U.S. oil and corn industries continued a long-running public battle over America’s biofuels policy on Tuesday during a Congressional hearing about […]

Biofuels: EPA Blending Plan Disconnect- Additional Background on SREs Oct 29, 2019

🕔Oct 29, 2019Last week, Bloomberg writer Jennifer A Dlouhy reported that, “Administration officials warned that an EPA plan for boosting biofuel-blending requirements violated the spirit of a deal brokered by President Donald Trump. “The White House blessed it […]

Biofuel Blending Deal — Not As Advertised In Big Announcement – DTN Oct 23, 2019

🕔Oct 23, 2019Trump administration officials assured dozens of representatives from agriculture and biofuels groups on an Oct. 3 phone briefing the EPA would use a three-year rolling average of small-refinery exemption volumes […]

Biofuels: Farmers, Lawmakers Dismayed Over Proposed EPA Ethanol Formula Oct 16, 2019

🕔Oct 16, 2019Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported yesterday that, “The Trump administration, in an effort to mend fences with the powerful corn lobby, proposed a new formula on Tuesday to boost biofuels demand, but the proposal […]

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