RFS and SRE: A Simple Proposal to Clear the Logjam

🕔Sep 20, 2019Implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in the U.S. has been controversial from the start. The latest controversy revolves around a seemingly obscure provision of the RFS that allows […]

Ethanol Fuels Large-Scale Expansion of Brazil’s Farming Land

🕔Sep 18, 2019A University of Queensland-led study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by five million hectares by 2030. UQ School of […]

Biofuels: Progress on Tentative Blending Agreement

🕔Sep 17, 2019Reuters writers Stephanie Kelly and Jarrett Renshaw reported last week that, “White House officials on Wednesday urged U.S. biofuel producers and oil refiners to accept a deal to lift biofuel […]

Biofuel Blending Waivers – Another Side Of The Story

🕔Sep 10, 2019The farmer-owned CountryMark cooperative and fuel refinery is caught in the middle of the small-refinery exemption controversy. The company operates in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Kentucky — most of […]

Trump’s Biofuels Plan Falls Short of Expectations

🕔Sep 9, 2019Reuters writers Chris Prentice and Stephanie Kelly reported late last week that, “U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to meet with Department of Agriculture and Environmental Protection Agency officials late Thursday to consider a plan that […]

Perdue: Damage Control A’Plenty On Lost Ethanol Sales, Trade War – DTN

🕔Aug 29, 2019President Donald Trump will soon announce a plan to mitigate the effects of EPA’s small-refinery exemptions, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue told farmers Wednesday at the Farm Progress Show. Perdue said […]

Trump Looks at Biofuel-Blending Quotas to Mitigate Fallout from Waivers

🕔Aug 27, 2019Recall that earlier this month, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) granted 31 small refinery biofuel waivers for 2018.  Trump administration officials then huddled early last week to consider how to contain negative […]

Ethanol: OMB Offered EPA Solutions To Waiver Blending Losses…No Luck – DTN

🕔Aug 27, 2019The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) showed EPA how to account for biofuel gallons lost to small-refinery waivers, but the EPA ignored the OMB’s suggestions, interagency review […]

EPA Ethanol Waivers Fire Up Iowa Politicians – “They Screwed Us,” Says Grassley – DTN

🕔Aug 23, 2019Iowa’s ethanol industry and officials are pushing back on EPA’s small-refinery waivers with demands for multiple federal investigations and demanding EPA follow court rulings. Two months ago, Mike Jerke was […]

Major Ethanol Co. Cuts Production – DTN

🕔Aug 21, 2019One of the nation’s largest ethanol companies announced on Tuesday it will idle a 92-million-gallon plant in Cloverdale, Indiana, following EPA’s decision to grant 31 new small-refinery waivers to the […]

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