9 hours ago

USDA: $400 million still available for REAP loan guarantees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe USDA announced July 18 that more than $400 million is still available for renewable energy system and energy efficiency loan guarantees through the Rural Energy for America Program. USDA accepts applications for REAP funding year-round. READ MORE

9 hours ago

Report shows optimism for fuel ethanol use in Korea

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyA recently released report from the USDA Foreign Agricultural Services Global Agricultural Information Network says South Korea may soon revise its regulations to allow the use of ethanol-blended fuel. READ MORE

July 17, 2019

NGCA approves resolution urging Trump to uphold RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Feedstocks, PolicyThe National Corn Growers Association has approved a resolution urging President Trump to uphold his commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard. The NCGA also launched an RFS ad campaign and elected four new members to its Corn Board. READ MORE

July 17, 2019

RFA: Reports set the record straight on ethanol’s GHG benefits

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Feedstocks, Business, PolicyTwo new academic studies released this week provide further evidence that grain-based ethanol is significantly reducing GHG emissions and call into question the reliability of recent “land use change” analyses based on flawed methodologies. READ MORE

July 16, 2019

US ethanol groups weigh in on Ontario’s E15 plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerGrowth Energy, the Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council sent joint comments to Ontario’s Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks July 8 regarding its proposed plan and schedule for implementing E15. READ MORE

July 11, 2019

EPA to hold hearing on 2020 RFS proposal July 31 in Michigan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has announced plans to hold a public hearing July 31 in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on its proposed rule to set 2020 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) and the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

July 10, 2019

IRENA: Bioenergy employed 3.18 million people globally in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyIRENA recently released the sixth edition of it Renewable Energy and Jobs report, announcing the renewable energy sector employed at least 11 million people last year, directly and indirectly. Bioenergy employed approximately 3.18 million people. READ MORE

July 09, 2019

EIA lowers ethanol production forecast for 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Business, Policy, RetailerThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has slightly lowered its forecast for 2019 ethanol production but is maintaining its outlook for 2020 production, according to the July edition of the EIA’s Short-Term Energy Outlook. READ MORE

July 05, 2019

EPA proposes 2020 RVOs, 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Markets, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has proposed to require 20.04 billion gallons of renewable fuels to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply next year, up from 19.92 billion gallons in 2019, according to a rulemaking released by the agency July 5. READ MORE