Draft bill would sunset RFS, establish national octane standard


A discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act was released on Nov. 21. The bill aims to sunset the RFS and enact a national octane specification. Those in the biofuels industry are criticizing the bill for its treatment of the RFS.
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Grassley weighs in on EPA’s expected RFS ‘reset’ rulemaking


Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has spoken out regarding a Nov. 20 Reuters report indicating the U.S. EPA plans to issue a rulemaking in January to “reset” the Renewable Fuel Standard targets, noting the action could further weaken the RFS.
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Verbio completes sale of DuPont plant, wins IEDA support


DuPont’s 30 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, is now under new ownership. Verbio North America Corp. completed its purchase of the plant on Nov. 20 and will soon move forward with plans to convert the facility to produce RNG.
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ACE hopes to help grow Mexico’s ethanol market


Fresh off a trip to Mexico to tout the benefits of ethanol to retailers, the American Coalition for Ethanol’s Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty said interest in ethanol among the country’s retailers is piqued.
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UNICA: Anhydrous ethanol sales set new record in late October


UNICA, the Brazilian sugarcane industry association, has announced that domestic sales of hydrous ethanol set a new record during the second half of October, reaching 1.07 billion liters (282.66 million gallons).
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UAI issues ‘Beyond a Reasonable Doubt’ research series on ethanol


The UAI has announced the release of its “Beyond a Reasonable Doubt” research series, which digs into the history, science and the public policy behind how we fuel our vehicles and aims to help readers understand why the use of ethanol is limited.
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DOE awards $98 million in ARPA-E funding


The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it is awarding $98 million to support 40 transformative energy technology projects under ARPA-E's latest open funding opportunity. Biofuel-related projects are among those to receive funding.
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RFA: Americans give thanks for lower fuel, food prices


Nearly 50 million travelers will take to America’s roads this Thanksgiving holiday, and ethanol is helping to lower the price they pay for gasoline. A new survey also shows the cost of Thanksgiving dinner is expected to hit an eight-year low.
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Invest Nebraska announces investment in White Dog Labs


Invest Nebraska has invested in White Dog Labs, a business focused on producing feed for the aquaculture industry. The company's first production plant will be co-located with Midwest Renewable Energy's ethanol plant.
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Demand destruction from small refinery waivers clear, continuing


There has been a media blitz lately by the oil industry saying that ethanol demand has been unaffected by the U.S. EPA’s rampant grants of RFS exemptions to small refineries. Don't be fooled by these claims, according to the RFA.
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