Tag: Washington

POET sure both Clinton and Trump support biofuels

POET sure both Clinton and Trump support biofuels

September 22, 2016 |

In Washington, POET says both Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump know the value of ethanol and biofuel as the company has worked hard with both of them to understand the benefits. Despite Trump’s snafu last week with a fact sheet outlining the malfunctioning of RINs and the RFS and Clinton’s alleged fascination with California’s Low […]

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US ethanol inventories slip along with production

US ethanol inventories slip along with production

September 21, 2016 |

In Washington, ethanol prices are likely to see further support from the market following the Energy Information Agency’s weekly report showing that inventories fell by 200,000 barrels in the week ending September 16 to 20 million barrels, the lowest since December, while production also fell by more than 2% to 981,000 bpd last week. Even […]

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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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Donald Trump accidentally backtracks on RFS stance and then retracts the “mistake”

Donald Trump accidentally backtracks on RFS stance and then retracts the “mistake”

September 19, 2016 |

In Washington, a policy paper was published on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign website slamming the Renewable Fuel Standard’s system of RIN credits for compliance with the RFS’s biofuel blending mandate, in line with one of his billionaire backers Carl Icahn. Later the paper was removed with staffers saying it was an early draft that was […]

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E15 to get a shot in the arm September 15

E15 to get a shot in the arm September 15

September 15, 2016 |

In Washington, consumer choice at the pump will get a shot in the arm on Sept. 15 as the U.S. EPA’s arcane restriction on summertime E15 sales finally expires for the year. The end of EPA’s “volatility control season” means many gasoline retailers can again sell E15 to conventional automobiles built in 2001 and later […]

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API pushing again for repeal of RFS

API pushing again for repeal of RFS

September 15, 2016 |

In Washington, earlier this week in a press call with reporters API Downstream Group Director Frank Macchiarola reminded policymakers that the Renewable Fuel Standard mandate needs to be repealed or significantly reformed, and any efforts to tinker with the RFS at the margins will not work and will continue to push consumers to use high […]

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ICCT slams LUC emissions of Indonesian biodiesel policy

ICCT slams LUC emissions of Indonesian biodiesel policy

September 15, 2016 |

In Washington, the ICCT has hit out hard at Indonesia’s plan to boost its biofuel blending policy, showing analysis that the carbon dioxide emissions associated with land use change far outweigh any potential GHG emissions reductions that the biodiesel as such would create. In fact, it says the B30 planned for 2020 would boost carbon […]

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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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