Policy

September 21, 2018

USGC: South Korean trade team focuses on ethanol potential

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFuel ethanol would benefit South Korea’s economy and environment, but the nation currently lacks a national blend mandate. A September trade team, organized by the USGC, offered South Korean decision-makers information on ethanol's benefits. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

EPA releases data on small refinery hardship waivers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released new data on small refinery hardship waivers confirming the agency has, to date, waived volumes equal to approximately 1.46 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) for 2017 and 790 million RINs for 2016. READ MORE

September 19, 2018

Growth Energy, USGC, RFA express support for E10 in the UK

BY Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council Found In:Business, PolicyEarlier this week, Growth Energy, the U.S. Grains Council, and the Renewable Fuels Association jointly submitted comments to the United Kingdom's Department of Transport as it considers implementing a nationwide E10 ethanol blend. READ MORE

September 17, 2018

Summertime restrictions on E15 end Sept. 16

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe summertime restriction of E15 sales lifted on Sept. 16, allowing customers across the nation to once again access the fuel blend. Representatives of the ethanol industry are working to ensure barriers to year-round sales will be lifted soon. READ MORE

September 14, 2018

STB: Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee to meet Oct. 4

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe Surface Transportation Board has announced the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee meet Oct. 4 in Washington, D.C. The committee addresses issues related to the rail transportation of energy resources, including ethanol. READ MORE

September 13, 2018

DOE funds 6 projects for co-optimization of engines and fuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will award 42 projects a total of $80 million to support advanced vehicles technologies research, with $10.1 million funding six projects focused on the co-optimization of engines and fuels. READ MORE

September 13, 2018

Grassley receives Growth Energy’s 2018 Fueling Growth Award

BY Sen. Chuck Grassley's office Found In:Business, PolicySen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, was recently presented with Growth Energy’s 2018 Fueling Growth Award. Grassley has been a steadfast advocate for ethanol and environmentally-friendly alternative energy throughout his time as a U.S. Senator. READ MORE

September 12, 2018

Trump urged to restore integrity to RFS, allow year-round E15

BY Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Business, PolicyIn a letter to President Trump Sept. 12, several farm and biofuel groups urged the administration to act immediately to restore the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard and allow year-round sales of E15 and other mid-level ethanol blends. READ MORE

September 10, 2018

Bill aims to require reallocation of waived RFS volumes

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyReps. David Young, R-Iowa, and Collin Peterson, D-Minn., have introduced a bill that aims to reallocate waived renewable fuel obligations and require the U.S. EPA to disclose refineries that received small refinery hardship waivers. READ MORE