Policy

May 25, 2018

In Depth: On The Front Lines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The old battle between ethanol and oil takes center stage with the RFS. Ethanol Producer Magazine recaps the many recent attempts to hinder the policy, and looks beyond 2022. READ MORE

May 25, 2018

Opinion: A Blueprint for Keeping Midwest Dollars in the Midwest

BY Dave VanderGriend Found In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Urban Air Initiative President Dave VanderGriend says increasing the availability of ethanol blender pumps and higher blends will keep ethanol in the Midwest, pumping millions of dollars into the economy. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

USDA: Corn use for fuel ethanol up in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, Coproducts, Business, PolicyThe USDA recently released its Grain Crushings and Co-Products Production report for May, reporting that corn use for fuel alcohol reached 473 million bushels in March, up 9 percent from February and up 3 percent from March 2017. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Senate democrats ask Trump to lower gas prices, protect the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyOn May 23, the democratic leadership of the U.S. Senate sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to take action to lower gas prices ahead of Memorial Day weekend. One suggested action is to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Donnelly: Year-round sales of E15 would help lower gas prices

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn May 21, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., sent a letter to President Donald Trump asking him to take steps to lower gas prices by allowing year-round sales of E15. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Biofuel industry criticizes Marathon’s RFS waiver request

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyRepresentatives and supporters of the U.S. biofuels industry are criticizing Marathon Petroleum Corp. for seeking a small refiner hardship waiver for one of its refineries that would exempt that facility from meeting its RFS blending obligations. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

In Depth: Down to the Details

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: EcoEngineers’ Director of Engineering Jim Ramm details Kernel Fiber Now, a service that helps producers navigate their options with corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol technologies, RINs and more. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

Pennsylvania offers funding for alternative fuels, vehicles

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced it is accepting applications for its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program, which offers funding for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

UAI: EPA set to give oil another victory at ethanol’s expense

BY Urban Air Initiative Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyA proposed rule to make ethanol blends above 15 percent illegal in anything other than flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) is a potential death blow to the ethanol industry according to the Urban Air Initiative. READ MORE