Category: Policy

ePure worried what an EU-Canada trade agreement would mean for ethanol

ePure worried what an EU-Canada trade agreement would mean for ethanol

September 22, 2016 |

In Belgium, ePure says the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic Trade Agreement (CETA), which is to be discussed by the EU’s Trade Ministers during the informal Council meeting in Bratislava on 23 September, is a major threat to the EU ethanol industry. It could result in 1.2 billion liters of additional duty free imports from Canada to […]

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Growth Energy pushing E15 in light of oil pipeline spills

Growth Energy pushing E15 in light of oil pipeline spills

September 21, 2016 |

In Washington, a September 9 leak in the Colonial pipeline, which supplies gasoline to many states in the southeast and east coast has resulted not only in gasoline shortages, but also price spikes at the pump. As workers act to fix the leak and remediate the environmental consequences of a 336,000-gallon gasoline spill, Emily Skor, […]

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ACE launches two week ad campaign pushing for RVP update

ACE launches two week ad campaign pushing for RVP update

September 20, 2016 |

In Washington, The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) kicked-off a two week ad campaign Monday in Environment & Energy Publishing (E&E), a Washington DC-based media outlet with five daily online publications and a daily video webcast for energy and environmental policy leaders. Charlie Good, an ASE-certified mechanic and c-store owner, is featured in digital advertisements […]

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General Court of the European Union overturns biodiesel antidumping duties

General Court of the European Union overturns biodiesel antidumping duties

September 19, 2016 |

In Luxembourg, the General Court of the European Union has overturned the European Commission’s antidumping duties against Argentine and Indonesian biodiesel imposed in 2013 in a far reaching trade ruling that experts believe will even impact trade relations with China, who the EU believes to be dumping manufactured products such as steel. The Argentina Chamber […]

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Dutch gov’t backs project for power, heat from ‘shroom waste

Dutch gov’t backs project for power, heat from ‘shroom waste

September 16, 2016 |

In the Netherlands, mushroom-grower Gemert (CKG) has opened a plant that turns its organic waste, derived from growing mushrooms, into compost and heat. The name of the plant is Upcycling Gemert. CKG produces five million kilo mushrooms each year, and this creates a lot of organic waste that consists for 60-70% out of water. This […]

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Gas station owners passing on profits from RIN sales to pump prices

Gas station owners passing on profits from RIN sales to pump prices

September 15, 2016 |

In Washington, while oil refiners are complaining about how RIN compliance is hitting their bottom lines hard, gas station owners who blend their own gasoline with ethanol are raking it in as they generate RINs and sell them to refiners, pitting the two sides of the oil industry against each other while ethanol and the […]

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Seven governors write to EPA asking to pave the way for E15 and mid-level ethanol blends

Seven governors write to EPA asking to pave the way for E15 and mid-level ethanol blends

September 14, 2016 |

In Washington, seven governors sent a bipartisan letter to EPA asking that the Agency “remove a significant regularly obstacle that is preventing large-scale availability and use of E15 and mid-level ethanol blends.” ACE helped encourage governors to sign onto the letter.  Governors Terry Branstad (R-Iowa), Sam Brownback (R-Kansas), Mark Dayton (D-Minnesota), Jay Nixon (D-Missouri), Pete […]

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Malaysia’s long-awaited B10 to be implemented by year’s end

Malaysia’s long-awaited B10 to be implemented by year’s end

September 13, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the delayed implementation of the B10 policy that was scheduled for June will now be ready before the end of the year. With an estimated additional demand of 750,000 metric tons above the current B7 policy, the additional use of palm oil is expected to pare down stocks and support prices. The national […]

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Rep. Sensenbrenner writes to EPA Administrator over failure to report RFS environmental impacts

Rep. Sensenbrenner writes to EPA Administrator over failure to report RFS environmental impacts

September 12, 2016 |

In Washington, Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner sent a letter to United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy asking her why the Agency has failed to produce reports on the environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Congressman Sensenbrenner: “The EPA has a statutory requirement to produce these reports. It is vital that Members […]

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USDA says edible food packaging just a few years away

USDA says edible food packaging just a few years away

September 11, 2016 |

Edible food packaging based on the milk protein casein will be on store shelves within three years, according to USDA researcher Peggy Tomasula. Tomasula and her team have already been creating prototype films that could be used to cover foods such as meat and bread. The films look similar to plastic wrap, but are less […]

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