China considers retaliatory tariff on ethanol, 127 other products


The government of China has announced it is considering enforcing duties on 128 U.S. products, including a 15 percent duty on U.S. ethanol, in response to President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on imported steel and aluminum products.
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Ethanol groups oppose proposed PES RVO settlement


Representatives the ethanol industry are speaking out in opposition to a proposed court settlement between the U.S. EPA and Philadelphia Energy Solutions that would waive a significant portion of PES’s RVOs under the RFS.
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USDA solicits applications for REAP funding


The USDA is soliciting applications for fiscal year 2018 Rural Energy for America Program funding. The program helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements.
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ACE 2018 fly-in marks a decade of advocacy on Capitol Hill


The American Coalition for Ethanol and 70 of its grassroots members met with members of Congress and U.S. EPA officials last week in Washington, D.C., during the organization’s 10th anniversary fly-in.
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EPA: 20.36 million cellulosic RINs generated in February


The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for February, reporting 1.4 billion RINs were generated during the month, including approximately 20.36 million cellulosic RINs.
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Ethanol industry recognizes farmers on National Agriculture Day


The U.S. celebrated National Agriculture Day March 20. President Donald Trump, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and representatives of the ethanol industry all spoke out to express appreciation for American agriculture and American farmers.
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USDA report shows impact of US biobased economy


The USDA has released a new report that measures economic growth, job creation and household income from biofuel and bioenergy production, along with future growth in renewable chemicals and biobased products.
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Comment period opens on proposed PES RIN settlement


On March 16, the U.S. Department of Justice opened a 10-day public comment period on a proposed settlement with Philadelphia Energy Solutions over its Renewable Fuel Standard compliance obligations.
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Colombia increases ethanol blend mandate to E10


The Colombian government increased its national blend mandate for ethanol to E10 as of March 1, 2018, according to an announcement by the country’s Ministry of Mines and Energy, the government authority that regulates biofuels policy.
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Enerkem produces a new high-octane biofuel


Enerkem Inc. recently announced that it has produced a new high-performance biofuel that could improve the octane rating of fuels sold on the market and reduce their carbon footprint. The fuel has a research octane number (RON) of up to 112.
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Aemetis reaches permitting milestone for cellulosic plant


Aemetis, Inc. has achieved a major milestone by completing the key federal and state agency permitting and environmental approvals for construction of the cellulosic ethanol plant in Riverbank, California.
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RFA, Transcaer to host ethanol safety webinar in April


Beginning in early April, the Renewable Fuels Association and Transcaer will be teaming up for the first of three ethanol safety webinars for ethanol emergency response teams. The webinars are scheduled for April 4, May 23, or July 25.
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Ernst urges ACE DC fly-in attendees to stay vigilant


The American Coalition for Ethanol and its grassroots members were joined by Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, on day two of its 10th annual fly-in. Ernst reiterated her commitment to defending the RFS and being a champion for biofuels.
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Toyota reveals world-first flexible fuel hybrid prototype


A prototype of the world's first hybrid flexible-fuel vehicle (hybrid FFV), debuted in an event Toyota recently held in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Stakeholders including the state government, universities and UNICA.
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Scientists say California can get tougher on clean fuels


California can reduce carbon emissions by more than 70 million metric tons by 2030, akin to taking 15 million gasoline-powered cars off the road in one year, by adopting a higher target for its Low Carbon Fuel Standard, according to a new report.
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ACE DC fly-in underscores RFS importance to rural America


The American Coalition for Ethanol and 70 of its grassroots members are in Washington, D.C., as part of the organization’s 10th annual fly-in March 21-22. The two-day event includes more than 120 scheduled meetings on Capitol Hill.
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RFA congratulates Show Me Ethanol on 10 years of success


The Renewable Fuels Association has congratulated member company Show Me Ethanol on its 10th anniversary in operation. The dry mill ethanol facility in Carrollton, Missouri, broke ground in March 2007 and began commercial production in May 2008.
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