Policy

June 23, 2017

Representatives press Pruitt on Icahn’s role in shaping the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyMembers of the House Energy and Commerce Committee recently asked U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to detail policies and procedures the agency has put in place to prevent Carl Icahn from influencing the RFS for personal financial gain. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Trump expresses support for ethanol in Iowa

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyPresident Donald Trump expressed his support for the ethanol industry during a trip to Iowa June 21, noting his administration wants to “protect the corn-based ethanol and biofuels that power our country.” READ MORE

June 22, 2017

EPA: 21.98 million cellulosic RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May, reporting more than 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 21.98 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Opinion: Greener, on our own Accord

BY Tom BryanFound In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Time will tell how President Trump’s exit from the Paris Climate Accord will affect the U.S. ethanol industry, which is banking on foreign demand for its low-carbon, high-octane fuel to grow. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

DOE awards STTR, SBIR grants to several bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyThe U.S. Department of Energy is awarding 263 grants totaling $116 million to 184 small businesses under the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Several of the awards support bioenergy projects. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

Perdue names 3 to USDA leadership roles

BY USDA Found In:PolicySecretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently named three individuals who will take on leadership roles as the USDA continues the reorganization announced on May 11. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

Opinion: The lowest-cost, cleanest octane boost for boats

BY Bob Dinneen Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: The U.S. has 12 million recreational boaters, and Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, wants to make sure they know about ethanol’s benefits when fueling up. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

In Depth: Sustainable certification for the ethanol process

BY Luke Geiver Found In:Operations, Business, PolicyFROM THE JULY ISSUE: Access to additional markets and plant efficiencies give bottom-line significance and meaning to the often-generalized term—sustainability. READ MORE

June 20, 2017

FEW panelist joins discussion via live feed from Mexico

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Markets, Feedstocks, Coproducts, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyKristy Moore, principal for KMoore Consulting, was live via Skype from Mexico during the Exports Update general session panel at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Minneapolis. Mexico recently announced it will allow E10 blends. READ MORE