Business

March 27, 2020

EPA issues guidance on future SRE actions, RFS compliance date

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. EPA on March 27 announced it intends to develop an “appropriate implementation and enforcement response” to the Tenth Circuit Court’s SRE ruling “after appeals have been resolved and the court’s mandate has been issued." READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Pacific Ethanol to idle more than 60% of capacity by end of March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessPacific Ethanol on March 27 said it is idling capacity in response to the unprecedented decline in gasoline and ethanol demand due to the impacts of COVID-19 and announced it is providing high-quality alcohol for the production of hand sanitizer. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

EPA announces enforcement discretion policy for COVID-19 pandemic

BY U.S. EPA Found In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA on March 26 announced g a temporary policy regarding EPA enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy applies to civil violoations duirng the outbreak. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

Opinion: Events and Ideas

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about bacteria research, cooling tower maintenance and cleaning, coverage of IRFA's January Renewable Fuels Summit, and more. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

In Depth: Bits of the Batch

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Researchers use new molecular biology tools to identify inhabitants of ethanol plant bacterial communities. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

Rex idles NuGen plant, explores carbon sequestration project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, BusinessRex American Resources released fiscal fourth quarter financial results on March 26. The company announced a potential carbon sequestration project under development at its One Earth Energy plant in Illinois and discussed the impact of COVID-19. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

USDA appoints Jekanowski, Wu to leadership positions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BusinessThe USDA has announced the appointment of Mark Jekanowski as chairman of the World Agricultural Outlook Board and David Wu as deputy assistant secretary for administration. Both previously served at the USDA in other positions. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

Bion brings scientific expertise to RFA membership

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:BusinessBion has joined the Renewable Fuels Association as an associate member. Bion, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is a testing company that specializes in analytical standards, reference material, and proficiency testing programs. READ MORE

March 26, 2020

Opinion: From the 3 E's to the 3 C's

BY Geoff Cooper Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE APRIL ISSUE: Touting ethanol as a source of clean octane, it's ability to reduce carbon, and allowing consumer choice in the marketplace. READ MORE