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10 hours ago

EPA posts call-in number for July 18 hearing on RFS proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released call-in information for the July 18 hearing on its proposed rule to set 2019 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

10 hours ago

ABFA asks congress to halt RFS small refinery exemptions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyOn July 17, Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association, sent a letter to several congressional leaders regarding small refinery exemptions recently granted under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

10 hours ago

Heitkamp urges Wheeler to protect the RFS, allow year-round E15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyOn July 12, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., urged Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard and live up to the administration’s commitment to a strong RFS and the year-round sale of E15. READ MORE

16 hours ago

In Depth: ‘The Way Forward’

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Operations, BusinessFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Membrane dehydration technologies save energy, reduce carbon emissions and provide flexibility in ethanol purity. More plants are installing them and more technology developers are offering them. READ MORE

19 hours ago

Opinion: Everything Comes Back to the FEW

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Ethanol Producer Magazine Editor Lisa Gibson previews this issue of the magazine, including a recap of the 2018 FEW, features on membrane technologies, the potential of a high-octane fuel standard and more READ MORE

July 16, 2018

California reaches GHG reduction goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyThe California Air Resources Board has announced that in 2016 the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions fell below 1990 levels for the first time since emissions peaked in 2004. Biofuels helped achieve the reduction. READ MORE

July 16, 2018

The highly complex sugarcane genome has finally been sequenced

BY CIRAD Found In:Feedstocks, BusinessAn international team coordinated by CIRAD has sequenced the sugarcane genome. It will now be possible to "modernize" the methods used to breed sugarcane varieties. This will be a real boon to the sugar and biomass industry. READ MORE

July 16, 2018

In Depth: United Front

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Experts in multiple industries support the idea of a high-octane fuel standard, but some prefer it as a replacement to the RFS. READ MORE

July 16, 2018

Opinion: Fuel Your Knowledge

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE AUGUST ISSUE: Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen talks about the custom ethanol motorcycle built by Paul Jr. Designs and commissioned by RFA that will be featured at the Sturgis Motorcycle rally in South Dakota READ MORE