White House OMB reviews 2017 RFS ruleOn Oct. 19, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule to set renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume standards for 2017 and biobased diesel standards for 2018 to the White House Office of Management and Budget. READ MORE SHARE
USDA solicits REAP applicationsOn Oct. 18, the USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service announced it is accepting applications for the Rural Energy for America Program, which can help agricultural producers and rural small businesses install renewable energy systems. READ MORE SHARE
RFA: Data show the so-called “blend wall” is crumblingGasoline supplied to the U.S. market last week contained an average of 10.4 percent ethanol, according to data U.S. Energy Information Administration data. It was the second time in the last four weeks that the ethanol blend rate topped 10 percent.READ MORE SHARE
RFA hosting ethanol safety seminars in Ocala, FloridaThe Renewable Fuels Association is hosting free ethanol safety seminars in Ocala, Florida. The Oct. 17 and Oct. 18 seminars at Florida State Fire College will be each held from 9 a.m.–2 p.m. ET. Certificates of completion will given to attendees. READ MORE SHARE
NCBiotech awarded grant for sorghum initiative The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, aided by a $1.87 million federal grant, has embarked on a three-year project to study the production of sorghum as biomass for fuel and high-value chemicals in the Mid-Atlantic region.
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