Tag: Washington

RFA hits back at Feed Food Fairness Campaign

RFA hits back at Feed Food Fairness Campaign

November 19, 2014 |

In Washington, the Feed Food Fairness Campaign, backed by members of the livestock and fast food industries, ran a one-sided advertisement in the popular Beltway publication “Politico” inaccurately blaming the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for rising food prices. Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), fired back with the following statement: “Never […]

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Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest first poplar harvest a success

Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest first poplar harvest a success

November 18, 2014 |

In Washington state, fall is harvest season and kicks off Advanced Hardwood Biofuels Northwest’s first harvest of hybrid poplar for bioenergy. The Jefferson, Oregon and Hayden, Idaho demonstration sites were both harvested at the end of September and early October respectively. The trees grew rapidly at both sites and were ready for the first harvest […]

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ISU study says ILUC models not showing the real picture

ISU study says ILUC models not showing the real picture

November 18, 2014 |

In Washington, comprehensive analysis of real-world land use data recently released by Iowa State University raises serious doubts and concerns about the reliability and accuracy of economic models used by regulatory agencies to penalize ethanol for purported “indirect land use changes,” or ILUC. The new report found that farmers around the world have responded to […]

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EIA says October ethanol production down just slightly from September

EIA says October ethanol production down just slightly from September

November 17, 2014 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that ethanol production held fairly steady in October, at 1.157 billion gallons, down just 10.36 million gallons from September. Production in October was the lowest in eight months and the third consecutive shrinking production level. Ethanol prices continue to slip, tightening crush margins throughout the month of October. […]

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Only one major Republican seen getting in the way of the RFS in 2015

Only one major Republican seen getting in the way of the RFS in 2015

November 17, 2014 |

In Washington, the new wave of Republican legislators heading to the national capital in 2015 aren’t likely to have a major impact on the Renewable Fuel Standard, though one in particular may try. The three main ethanol groups agree that the fuel is bipartisan, having more to do with regions than parties, as congressmen from […]

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Govs. Branstad and Nixon to lead Governors’ Biofuels Coalition

Govs. Branstad and Nixon to lead Governors’ Biofuels Coalition

November 12, 2014 |

In Washington, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon will serve as the 2015 vice chairman of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition. Nixon would become chairman of the group in January 2016. Gov. Terry Branstad of Iowa will serve as chair in 2015. The 33-state bipartisan organization was founded more than 20 years ago to increase the use of ethanol based fuels, decrease […]

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Corn growers and other ag groups urge Obama to boost RFS

Corn growers and other ag groups urge Obama to boost RFS

November 12, 2014 |

In Washington, in a letter sent to President Obama last week, the National Corn Growers Association and several agricultural allies asked him to intervene with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding its proposed cuts in the 2014 volume obligations for the Renewable Fuel Standard. “The blending targets and the methodology in your administration’s proposed rule […]

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Platts says traders expecting 2014 biodiesel mandate under 1.5 billion gallons

Platts says traders expecting 2014 biodiesel mandate under 1.5 billion gallons

November 12, 2014 |

In Washington, Platts is reporting that traders expect the 2014 RFS to have a final biodiesel blending mandate of less than 1.5 billion gallons or even as low as 1.28 billion gallons. Biodiesel production reached 1.22 billion gallons as of September and the National Biodiesel Board has sought a mandate of 1.8 billion gallons. If […]

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Growth Energy concerned about Washington state’s LCFS plans

Growth Energy concerned about Washington state’s LCFS plans

November 11, 2014 |

In Washington, Growth Energy submitted initial comments to the state of Washington on their draft report regarding the potential implementation of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS). Growth Energy’s comments outline how an implementation of a LCFS could potentially displace clean burning, domestically-produced renewable fuels without significant environmental benefit. Upon submission of the comments, Chris […]

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RFA says two-thirds of 2015 models include E15 in their user manuals

RFA says two-thirds of 2015 models include E15 in their user manuals

November 6, 2014 |

In Washington, a Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) analysis of model year (MY) 2015 warranty statements and owner’s manuals reveals that auto manufacturers explicitly approve the use of E15 (15 percent ethanol, 85 percent gasoline) in approximately two-thirds of new vehicles. E15 is approved by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for all 2001 and newer vehicles […]

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