Tag: Washington

Ethanol stocks hit 16-month high

In Washington, the Energy Information Agency says that ethanol stocks have risen to a 16-month high of 18.587 million barrels while production during the week ending July 25 was down slightly at 954,000 barrels per day. The West Coast and Rocky Mountain regions were the only areas to see ethanol stocks fall, which 7,000 barrels […]

July 30, 2014 More

NRDC releases report saying RSB best biofuel sustainability program

In Washington, amid increasing interest in alternative transportation fuels, a new report shows how federal agencies and other large commercial customers can buy sustainably produced biofuels and avoid those linked to major deforestation, destroyed wildlife habitat and fouled waterways. The report “Biofuel Sustainability Performance Guidelines,” was commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), and […]

July 29, 2014 More

US Grains Council wants Vilsack to speak directly to Chinese over DDGS ban

In Washington, the U.S. Grains Council has called on agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack to personally intervene on the Chinese ban of DDGS that include MIR 162. is calling for China to approve MIR 162 following this week’s announcement of new biotech certification requirements for distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) by the Chinese import inspection […]

July 29, 2014 More

Rep. Upton wants to bring RFS reform to the table after EPA announces blend

In Washington, Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), the chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, is looking to introduce legislation that would reform the RFS from 2015, apparently hoping for a consensus approach once people come to the table following the EPA’s long-overdue blending mandates for 2014. Preparatory work is being done so that when […]

July 28, 2014 More

DOE database underepresenting E85 stations, according to RFA

In Washington, E85 stations in the Department of Energy’s Alternative Fuels Data Center database are vastly underrepresented, according to a release published by the Renewable Fuels Association. RFA implored DOE to accurately account for all stations selling E85 in a letter to the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy. RFA uncovered nearly 1,000 […]

July 28, 2014 More

US Grains Council teams with RFA, Growth Energy and FAS on ethanol

In Washington, the US Grains Council has teamed with the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the Foreign Agriculture Service to promote US ethanol exports and are working on developing a joint strategy for implementation next year. Currently they are looking to asses markets with study trips to Korea and Japan, Southeast Asia and Latin […]

July 24, 2014 More

Ethanol industry fires back at DOT ethanol rail proposal

In Washington, the ethanol industry is hitting back at the DOT’s proposal to require tighter regulations on transporting ethanol and oil by railcar, saying that the two are completely different fuels with very different levels of volatility. The RFA and the IRFA say treating the two fuels the same is a mistake and rules specifically […]

July 24, 2014 More

DOT releases details of rulemaking proposal for crude and ethanol rail transport

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Transportation released the details of its comprehensive rulemaking proposal to improve the safe transportation of large quantities of flammable materials by rail – particularly crude oil and ethanol – in the form of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and a companion Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM).  

July 23, 2014 More

New study for RFA shows US ethanol lowest cost transport fuel in the world

In Washington, ABF Economics released a study for the Renewable Fuels Association that says U.S. ethanol has emerged as the lowest cost transportation fuel and octane source in the world over the past several years. The study addresses several issues relative to the competitiveness of American-made ethanol in three key U.S. markets: New York, Chicago […]

July 22, 2014 More

Union of Concerned Scientists says US could provide second gen feedstocks

In Washington, U.S. agriculture could provide up to 155 million tons of crop residues and 60 million tons of manure to produce clean fuels and electricity in 2030 that would help cut the nation’s oil use and phase out the use of coal, according to a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). […]

July 22, 2014 More