15 hours ago

Court rejects ABFA request for injunction on SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyA court on May 17 denied a motion filed the ABFA last month seeking a preliminary injunction preventing the EPA from granting any additional small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the RFS until its pending lawsuit with the agency is resolved. READ MORE

15 hours ago

Flores introduces bill to limit RFS ethanol blending obligations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:PolicyRep. Bill Flores, R-Texas, has reintroduced legislation that aims prevent RFS blending obligations from requiring ethanol to make up more than 9.7 percent of the total volume of gasoline projected to be sold in the U.S. for a given calendar year. READ MORE

21 hours ago

In Depth: Pathways Await Priority

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The U.S. EPA hasn't issued a new pathway approval in over a year, but technology providers for corn kernel fiber-to-cellulosic ethanol remain optimistic. READ MORE

23 hours ago

Opinion: Largest Issue, Largest Event

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Operations, Cellulosic, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: Editor Lisa Gibson previews the magazine, including feature articles about D3 RIN pathway approvals, a summary of ACE's April fly-in, the 2019 FEW award winners, and more. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

In Depth: All For One

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Markets, Business, PolicyFROM THE JUNE ISSUE: The American Coalition for Ethanol’s annual Washington, D.C., fly-in attracts participants from all sectors affected by ethanol to spend an afternoon lobbying for the industry. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

USGC demonstrates ethanol’s cost savings in Indonesia

BY U.S. Grains Council Found In:Markets, Business, PolicyEthanol could generate significant cost savings while boosting octane in fuel supplies in Indonesia. That’s the message the USGC and its partners are conveying to Indonesian importers and government agencies to promote increased ethanol use. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

EPA misleads on reason for SRE policy change

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA reportedly changed its small refinery exemption (SRE) evaluation process at least four months before a 2017 court ruling the agency often cites as the reason for its changed process. The policy change has financially benefited refiners. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

Senate Finance Committee taskforce to examine energy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, Policy, RetailerLeaders of the Senate Finance Committee announced the formation of several bipartisan taskforces May 16 to examine 42 temporary tax provisions that expired or will expire by the end of 2019, including those related to biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

EPA: 1 SRE application for 2018 withdrawn or declared ineligible

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Business, PolicyThe U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery exemptions (SREs) May 16, reporting one of the 40 SRE applications filed for compliance year 2018 was withdrawn or declared ineligible. The 39 remaining SRE petitions for 2018 are still pending. READ MORE