Biofuel stakeholders speak out at hearing on 2018 RFS proposal

The U.S. EPA held a hearing Aug. 1 on its proposed rule to set 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Representatives of the biofuels industry criticized the agency's proposed cuts to the cellulosic RVO.
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Court decision released on case against 2015 RFS

The court agreed with the petitioners that the EPA erred in how it interpreted the “inadequate domestic supply” waiver provision.
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Brazil delays decision to impose US ethanol import tariff

The Executive Management Committee of CAMEX, Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade, announced July 26 a 30-day delay of a decision on a pending proposal to impose a 20 percent tariff on U.S. ethanol imports.
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EPA opens comment period on sugar beet GHG analysis

The U.S. EPA has opened a comment period on its analysis of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production and transport of sugar beets for use in making biofuels.
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EPA SAB to review biogenic carbon framework at August meeting

The U.S. EPA has announced the Scientific Advisory Board will conduct a quality review of the agency’s draft framework for assessing biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from stationary sources at a meeting in August.
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EPA offers listen-only call-in number for Aug. 1 RFS hearing

The U.S. EPA is offering a listen-only call-in number for its Aug. 1 hearing the proposed rule to set 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel.
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Valero expects significant decrease in earnings for 2017

Valero reports that adjusted operating income for its ethanol segment was $31 million in the second quarter of 2017, down from $49 million in the second quarter of 2016. Ethanol production averages 3.8 million gallons per day in 2017.
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Argentina expects a rise in bioethanol production in 2018

Argentina is expected to see its highest amount of gasoline and bioethanol production this year, according to the country’s government.
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Strobel Energy Group to design, construct Prairie Catalytic plant

Strobel Energy Group recently announced that it has executed an engineering, procurement and construction agreement with Prairie Catalytic LLC to design and construct its commercial scale bioethanol-to-ethyl acetate facility in Nebraska.
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ACE encourages ethanol advocates to submit comments on RFS

The American Coalition for Ethanol encourages ethanol advocates to utilize its Legislative Action Center to participate in the U.S. EPA’s comment period on the proposed renewable volume obligations for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard.
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RFA, Buffalo Chip Campground team up for Sturgis Motorcycle Rally

For the ninth consecutive year, the Renewable Fuels Association will partner with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 77th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, scheduled for Aug. 4-13 in Sturgis, South Dakota.
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Growth Energy mourns the loss of Keith Holmes

It is with deep sadness that Growth Energy mourns the tragic loss of our close friend and partner Keith Holmes, who was killed in a crash July 30 during the St. Clair River Classic offshore powerboat race in Michigan.
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USGC: India tax change seen unlikely to impact ethanol imports

India’s new tax structures for 1,200 goods and 500 services, in place as of July 1, are intended to simplify the country’s complex and hard-to-administer tax code but could have mixed effects on imports of U.S. ethanol.
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