Tag: Washington

USDA leads ethanol leaders on trade mission to Mexico

USDA leads ethanol leaders on trade mission to Mexico

May 24, 2016 |

In Washington, Acting Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Michael Scuse will lead a team of U.S. ethanol industry leaders on a mission to Mexico May 24 to May 25, to explore opportunities to expand both the United States’ and Mexico’s renewable energy sectors. Mission participants will share their experiences with both ethanol production and the development […]

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EPA says 16.63 million D3 RINs produced in April but only a fraction from ethanol

EPA says 16.63 million D3 RINs produced in April but only a fraction from ethanol

May 24, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency says nearly 16.6 million D3 cellulosic RINs were generated in April of the total 1.511 billion RINs generated during the month. Renewable CNG and renewable LNG remain the vast majority of D3 RINs generated with just 1.38 million coming from ethanol. D3 RINs for the year through April have […]

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USDA unveils 2016 BCAP funding program

USDA unveils 2016 BCAP funding program

May 24, 2016 |

In Washington, USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced that incentives resume this month for farmers and foresters who grow and harvest biomass for renewable energy and biobased products. The funds come through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which was reauthorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. Facilities seeking to be qualified by USDA […]

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Public comment period on ethanol rail transport rules open until May 31

Public comment period on ethanol rail transport rules open until May 31

May 23, 2016 |

In Washington, there is a public comment period open until May 31 regarding the Surface Transportation Board’s proposed rule for rail transportation of various goods including ethanol. The proposal is a result of the service problems that began to emerge in the railroad industry in late 2013 and then the two public hearings held in […]

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Renewable Fuels Foundation teams with MathPro for ethanol octane webinar series

Renewable Fuels Foundation teams with MathPro for ethanol octane webinar series

May 19, 2016 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association, has teamed up with fuel refining experts at MathPro Inc. to sponsor a five-part webinar series on ethanol’s unique octane properties and its potential role as the octane source of choice in future fuels. The webinar series, which begins […]

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USDA announces $21 million for bioenergy and biobased products

USDA announces $21 million for bioenergy and biobased products

May 18, 2016 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of $21 million to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products, as well as education and training for the next generation of scientists that will expand availability of renewable, sustainable goods and energy. This funding is available through the […]

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EPA honors Harvard University and Medford, New Jersey for biodiesel leadership

EPA honors Harvard University and Medford, New Jersey for biodiesel leadership

May 17, 2016 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency honored two long-time biodiesel leaders for their outstanding commitment to the environment, which includes a carbon reduction strategy fueled by biodiesel. The EPA recognized Harvard University Fleet Management Division and Medford Township Public Schools in Medford, New Jersey. Medford’s leadership in the use of biodiesel alone has eliminated 123,376 pounds […]

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Rep. Kristi Noem introduces Biodiesel Tax Incentive Reform and Extension Act of 2016. 

Rep. Kristi Noem introduces Biodiesel Tax Incentive Reform and Extension Act of 2016. 

May 17, 2016 |

In Washington, Rep. Kristi Noem introduced the Biodiesel Tax Incentive Reform and Extension Act of 2016. This legislation would extend the $1-per-gallon tax credit for biodiesel through the end of 2019 and reform the credit so it is only used for fuel produced in the U.S. “South Dakota can play a meaningful role in fueling […]

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Anti-RFS congressmen seek to limit ethanol blend to 9.7%

Anti-RFS congressmen seek to limit ethanol blend to 9.7%

May 12, 2016 |

In Washington, a familiar cast of anti-ethanol legislators introduced a measure targeted at halting the progress made under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). HR 5180, the Food and Fuel Consumer Protection Act of 2016 would limit the total volume of ethanol contained in transportation fuel to 9.7 percent. Growth Energy co-chair, Tom Buis released the […]

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Anti-biofuel congressmen introduce bill to cap ethanol blends at 9.7%

Anti-biofuel congressmen introduce bill to cap ethanol blends at 9.7%

May 11, 2016 |

In Washington, biofuel critics Rep. Bill Flores (R-Texas), Peter Welch (D-Vt.), Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and Jim Costa (D-Calif.) introduced legislation that would cap ethanol blends in the U.S. transportation pool to no more than 9.7 percent by volume. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen had the following statement: “Passage of this bill would […]

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