USDA: Study shows significant GHG benefits of corn ethanol


The USDA released a new study April 2 that finds GHG emissions from corn ethanol are about 39 percent lower than gasoline. When ethanol is produced at natural gas-powered plants, GHG emissions are even lower, approximately 43 percent below gasoline.
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Wheeler addresses SREs, RVO reallocations during recent hearings


U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler told federal lawmakers April 3 it would be difficult for the agency to reallocate biofuel volumes waived by small refinery exemptions (SREs), even if Congress provided a legislative mechanism to do so.
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USDA deputy secretary speaks at ACE fly-in


Addressing attendees of the American Ethanol Coalition’s fly-in on April 3, Deputy USDA Secretary Stephen Censky emphasized thy study released by the agency April 2 that found ethanol GHG emissions are 39 percent below that of gasoline.
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RFA: New study exposes absurdity of NWF land use change claims


A new study published in the academic journal Biomass and Bioenergy exposes the fatal methodological flaws and erroneous conclusions regarding biofuels and land use change (LUC) found in recent studies paid for by the National Wildlife Federation.
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Study: Non flex fuel vehicles benefit from ethanol blends


A newly published study finds that most vehicles on the road today can adapt to mid-level ethanol blends, helping cars run more efficiently while reducing greenhouse gas emissions along with other pollutants.
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Fuels Institute study explores national high-octane standard


A report released by the Fuels Institute, a research group that studies issues affecting vehicle and fuel markets, outlines ethanol’s potential in helping the nation achieve a high-octane fuel (HOF) standard.
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Minnesota offers funding for bioenergy, biochemical pilot plants


The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is offering funding to help advance bioenergy and biochemical production technologies to the pilot scale through its AGRI Bioenergy/Biochemical Pilot Project Grant.
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DOE offers $59 million for advanced vehicle technologies research


The U.S. Department of Energy has opened a $59 million funding opportunity that aims to accelerate advanced vehicle technologies research. Clean Cities coalition-led alternative fuels projects are eligible to apply for a portion of that funding.
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USDA: No actions expected under Feedstock Flexibility Program


On March 29, the USDA Commodity Credit Corp. announced it does not expect to purchase and sell sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for crop year 2018, which runs from Oct. 1, 2018 to Sept. 30, 2019.
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E15 expansion, consumer adoption driving terminal growth


Growth Energy announced that consumers have surpassed 8 billion miles on E15, known to consumers as Unleaded 88—a fuel blended with 15 percent renewable biofuel that is approved for all cars 2001 and newer.
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