Tag: Washington

RFA announces VP will take over for long-time CEO Dinneen in October

RFA announces VP will take over for long-time CEO Dinneen in October

July 18, 2018 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) made an announcement that marks the beginning of a new era for the ethanol industry’s leading trade association.  Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper will assume the position of president and CEO in October 2018, while current President and CEO Bob Dinneen will transition into the role of RFA’s […]

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Colombia seen as major opportunity for US ethanol

Colombia seen as major opportunity for US ethanol

July 17, 2018 |

In Washington, the US Grains Council says Colombia represents a burgeoning market for U.S. ethanol, with the Colombian government increasing the national blend mandate to E10 in March 2018. Colombia has a growing domestic ethanol industry, producing sugar-based ethanol. U.S. ethanol enters Colombia duty free per the terms of the U.S.–Colombia trade agreement, but the […]

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Iowa congressional delegation invite acting EPA administrator to see biofuels in action

Iowa congressional delegation invite acting EPA administrator to see biofuels in action

July 17, 2018 |

In Washington, U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley and the entire Iowa Congressional delegation invited U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler to Iowa to meet with those who are counting on EPA to uphold the President’s commitments to maintain the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “Renewable fuels are critical to achieving energy […]

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Queensland as Asia Pacific biofuels hub takes a step forward with the Navy

Queensland as Asia Pacific biofuels hub takes a step forward with the Navy

July 17, 2018 |

In Washington, Queensland’s potential as the biofuel hub of the Asia Pacific has taken center stage in Washington this week at a meeting with the US Department of the Navy. Minister for State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning Cameron Dick met at the Pentagon Monday with advanced biofuel experts and announced the appointment of Queensland’s […]

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Senator Heitkamp calls on acting EPA administrator to stick up for year-round E15

Senator Heitkamp calls on acting EPA administrator to stick up for year-round E15

July 16, 2018 |

In Washington, U.S. Senator Heidi Heitkamp urged Andrew Wheeler, Acting Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and live up to the administration’s commitment to a strong RFS and the yearlong sale of E15. Heitkamp invited Wheeler to visit North Dakota to see firsthand the impact of […]

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EPA backs off from plan to reallocate RINs lost to hardship waivers

EPA backs off from plan to reallocate RINs lost to hardship waivers

July 12, 2018 |

In Washington, Reuters reports that the Environmental Protection Agency has backtracked on an earlier plan to re-allot RIN obligations to other refiners to make up for the 1.8 billion gallons of ethanol demand lost due to hardship waivers granted to smaller refineries. The EPA says the waivers only eliminated demand for 2.25 million gallons. The […]

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Commerce Dept. seeking members for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee

Commerce Dept. seeking members for the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee

July 11, 2018 |

In Washington, the Department of Commerce announced the renewal of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. The Committee shall advise the Secretary of Commerce regarding the development and administration of programs and policies to expand the competitiveness of U.S. exports of renewable energy and energy efficiency goods and services. The Committee’s work on […]

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Growth Energy says more than 5 billion miles driven on E15

Growth Energy says more than 5 billion miles driven on E15

July 10, 2018 |

In Washington, Growth Energy announced that American drivers have logged 5 billion miles on E15. The latest milestone was reached in the midst of Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) restrictions on the sale E15 fuel across most of the country. During summer months consumers only have access to E15 in Reformulated Gasoline (RFG) markets or if […]

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PNNL and NREL team on waste feedstock analysis for biofuel production

PNNL and NREL team on waste feedstock analysis for biofuel production

July 10, 2018 |

In Washington state, a team of researchers from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and National Renewable Energy Laboratory performed a detailed analysis of cattle waste, wastewater, sludgy grease ensconced in restaurant and cafeteria grease traps and food wastes’ potential for biofuel production on a site-specific basis across the conterminous United States. The results of the team’s […]

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May ethanol exports fall by nearly 25% on year

May ethanol exports fall by nearly 25% on year

July 9, 2018 |

In Washington, DTN reports that US Department of Agriculture data published Friday shows May ethanol exports fell by nearly a quarter compared to last year at 91.9 million gallons with Canada retaking its place as the top import destination, pushing out Brazil who had jumped into the top spot in April. Canada took more than […]

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