Tag: Washington

DOE announces four algae projects to receive up to $8.8 million in funding

DOE announces four algae projects to receive up to $8.8 million in funding

September 13, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. DOE announced the selection of four additional projects from the Productivity Enhanced Algae and ToolKits funding opportunity to receive up to $8.8 million. These projects will deliver high-impact tools and techniques for increasing the productivity of algae organisms in order to reduce the costs of producing algal biofuels and bioproducts. The funding for […]

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EPA administrator says Ichan didn’t have much influence

EPA administrator says Ichan didn’t have much influence

September 13, 2017 |

In Washington, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency said in a letter to a senator that Carl Icahn didn’t yield much influence on biofuel policy while he acted as an advisor to President Trump. The letter said no assurances were made regarding a potential shift of the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel […]

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WASDE gives market surprise with higher corn and soybean yields

WASDE gives market surprise with higher corn and soybean yields

September 13, 2017 |

In Washington, the USDA released its monthly WASDE report analyzing production and consumption estimates for corn that saw a surprise jump in yields for both corn and soybeans, numbers which immediately pushed down futures prices for both key biofuel feedstocks. Last month’s report was bearish, so the market was expecting lower yields in August that […]

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EIA sees ethanol production continuing to climb through 2018

EIA sees ethanol production continuing to climb through 2018

September 12, 2017 |

In Washington, the Energy Information Administration said in its September short-term energy outlook that it expects ethanol production to continue growing well past the blend wall with an average of 1.03 million barrels per day in 2017, growing to 1.04 million barrels per day in 2018, peaking Q4 2018 at 1.05 million barrels per day, […]

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Growth Energy fly-in seeks to protect the RFS and fix the RVP

Growth Energy fly-in seeks to protect the RFS and fix the RVP

September 12, 2017 |

In Washington, Growth Energy is holding its annual advocacy conference in Washington, D.C., this week, bringing together over 150 leaders in the ethanol industry from across the country to champion the association’s policy priorities on Capitol Hill. During Growth Energy’s Biofuels Summit, advocates will meet with members of Congress to urge support for protecting the […]

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EPA looking to approve energy beet LCA inside six months

EPA looking to approve energy beet LCA inside six months

September 11, 2017 |

In Washington, following a six-year process, the Environmental Protection Agency estimates it could take another six months to approve the proposed lifecycle analysis of energy beet. But along with that approval will likely eventually come with advanced biofuel RIN generation that with current prices will add up to $1.10 per gallon to the value of […]

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RFA, Growth Energy and US Grains Council want Trump’s help on Brazil conundrum

RFA, Growth Energy and US Grains Council want Trump’s help on Brazil conundrum

September 11, 2017 |

In Washington, the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council are calling upon the U.S. government to develop an immediate response to Brazil’s newly implemented tariffs on U.S. ethanol imports, a trade barrier that threatens over $750 million in U.S. exports and American jobs. The three organizations, which work jointly and with […]

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Vietnam lifts ban on US origin DDGS

Vietnam lifts ban on US origin DDGS

September 7, 2017 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) announced that the government of Vietnam has notified the U.S. that it will resume imports of American distillers dried grains (DDGS).  In December 2016, Vietnam suspended imports of U.S. DDGS after reported detections of quarantine pests in U.S. […]

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Ethanol industry calling for Trump to stand up against Brazil and China

Ethanol industry calling for Trump to stand up against Brazil and China

September 5, 2017 |

In Washington, there are calls for President Trump to put his money where his mouth is by standing up to Brazil and China over biofuel trade as he promised on the campaign trail. Between China’s import tariff on ethanol that has seen imports slide to barely hundreds of cubic meters per month instead of tens […]

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Ethanol prices jump to two-week high as EPA allows E15 to start early

Ethanol prices jump to two-week high as EPA allows E15 to start early

September 4, 2017 |

In Washington, the Environmental Protection Agency decided that gas stations in 38 states could switch over to E15 two weeks early in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, a move that saw the market jump to a two-week high in anticipation of increased demand. That follows a one-month low hit last Wednesday. The impact on the […]

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