For Biofuel Industry, Plenty Riding On Feds’ Optimistic Tone – DTN Jan 21, 2020

🕔Jan 21, 2020
Biofuel producers and farmers continue to have a general distrust of EPA’s handling of small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard, but a USDA official said on Thursday the agency’s […]

Biofuels: Refiner Challenges RFS Waiver Denial – DTN Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
While EPA received 16 new applications for small-refinery exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard, a Colorado refining company is challenging the agency in court for rejecting its 2018 request for […]

Biofuels: Frustration From the Corn Belt Over EPA Waivers Dec 20, 2019

🕔Dec 20, 2019
Earlier this month, Reuters writers Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw reported that, “U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Andrew Wheeler told a biofuels company on [December 5th] that the agency is […]

Biodiesel: Funding Bill Extends Key Tax Credit – DTN Dec 18, 2019

🕔Dec 18, 2019
A multi-year extension of the Biodiesel Tax Credit was among the major provisions for agriculture in a massive federal spending bill that will fund the government through the end of […]

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

🕔Dec 4, 2019
With 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, 2019
In 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, 2019
Corn 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, 2019
Seven 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, 2019
Last 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, 2019
Siouxland 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 […]

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