Tag: Washington

House Biofuels Caucus members send letter to EPA urging year-round E15

House Biofuels Caucus members send letter to EPA urging year-round E15

September 20, 2018 |

In Washington, 24 members of the House Biofuels Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Kristi Noem (R-SD) and Collin Peterson (D-MN) sent a letter last week to Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the administration to lift summertime regulations on E15 and uphold the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). President Trump has repeatedly indicated that the […]

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EPA releases hardship waivers data showing 29 refineries were granted 13.62 billion gallons of exemptions in 2017

EPA releases hardship waivers data showing 29 refineries were granted 13.62 billion gallons of exemptions in 2017

September 20, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency finally released data regarding small refinery hardship waivers, saying that 29 refineries were granted waivers from RIN compliance in 2017 compared to 19 in 2016 and just seven the year before. A total of 13.62 billion gallons of ethanol were exempted in 2017 as a result […]

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NAES selected to operate and maintain Red River Biorefinery

NAES selected to operate and maintain Red River Biorefinery

September 19, 2018 |

In Washington state, NAES Corporation has been selected by owner BioMass Solution LLC to operate and maintain Red River Biorefinery in Grand Forks, N.D. The next-generation facility is designed to produce 16.5 million gallons of fuel-grade ethanol per year from sugar beet tailings, potato wastes and other organic byproducts. The owner recently achieved financial close […]

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Alaska Airlines teams with Neste to increase uptake of aviation biofuel

Alaska Airlines teams with Neste to increase uptake of aviation biofuel

September 13, 2018 |

In Washington state, as part of Alaska Airlines’ ongoing efforts to fly greener and expand use of sustainable aviation fuels, Neste and Alaska have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). In addition to Alaska’s efforts to increase fuel-efficiency and adopt innovative flight technology, the agreement will allow Neste and Alaska to more closely work together to design, create and implement solutions […]

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Second-highest corn crop on record could push down feedstock prices even further

Second-highest corn crop on record could push down feedstock prices even further

September 13, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that USDA data shows corn stocks will grow in the next season well above market expectations to 1.774 billion bushels for 2018/19. As such, excess supplies will continue to weigh on prices, helping to improve crushing margins for ethanol producers who are suffering from multi-year low prices. Higher yields account for […]

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Farm groups and ethanol industry team up to ask Trump to finally approve year-round E15

Farm groups and ethanol industry team up to ask Trump to finally approve year-round E15

September 12, 2018 |

In Washington, in a letter to President Trump, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and Renewable Fuels Association urged the administration to act immediately to restore the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and allow year-round sales of E15 […]

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RFA says new FAPRI report shows 4.6 billion gallons of potential demand destruction

RFA says new FAPRI report shows 4.6 billion gallons of potential demand destruction

September 11, 2018 |

In Washington, recent analysis by economists at the University of Missouri’s Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute shows that the U.S. ethanol industry could lose 4.6 billion gallons of domestic demand and nearly $20 billion in sales revenue over the next six years if the U.S. EPA continues its current practice of exempting dozens of […]

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Congressmen introduce bill to reallocate waived RIN gallons

Congressmen introduce bill to reallocate waived RIN gallons

September 10, 2018 |

In Washington, Iowa Congressman David Young and Minnesota Congressman Collin Peterson introduced the Restoring Our Commitment to Renewable Fuels Act which will reallocate waived renewable fuel obligations and require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to disclose refineries who receive “hardship” waivers. Over the past two years, 2.25 billion gallons have been destroyed due to the […]

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July ethanol exports slip 11% on year

July ethanol exports slip 11% on year

September 6, 2018 |

In Washington, Platts reports that US Department of Agriculture data shows ethanol exports fell 11% in July compared to last year at 395.28 million liters, more than 30% lower than in June. Even so, ethanol exports for the year are at a record high through July at 3.9 billion liters. Canada continues to be the […]

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DOE announces $80 million in R&D funding for early stage bioenergy research

DOE announces $80 million in R&D funding for early stage bioenergy research

September 4, 2018 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy announced the selection of 36 projects totaling $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development (R&D). This R&D will enable cost-competitive, drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, bio-based products, and power from non-food biomass and waste feedstocks. This work supports the Department of Energy’s (DOE) goal of reducing the […]

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