Tag: National Corn Growers Association

U.S. EPA denies 36 refinery biofuel waivers, biofuels industry responds

U.S. EPA denies 36 refinery biofuel waivers, biofuels industry responds

April 10, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., Reuters reports that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has denied 36 petitions from oil refiners seeking exemptions to the nation’s biofuel blending laws for the 2018 compliance year, but will provide 31 of those refineries with another avenue to seek relief. Reuters reports that the action will align the EPA with a […]

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Biofuel & Ag leaders call on White House to provide relief at pump through higher ethanol blends

Biofuel & Ag leaders call on White House to provide relief at pump through higher ethanol blends

March 6, 2022 |

In Washington, D.C., to provide relief at the pump in response to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine crisis while simultaneously reducing carbon emissions from the transportation sector, six farm and biofuel organizations wrote to President Biden urging his administration to use existing authority to allow for the year-round sale of gasoline blended with up to 15 percent […]

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Cool Corn Competition – A look behind NCGA’s 6 Consider Corn Challenge III winners

Cool Corn Competition – A look behind NCGA’s 6 Consider Corn Challenge III winners

November 14, 2021 |

News from the Windy City came in that Låkril Technologies, a newly launched start-up company has already licensed catalyst technology from the University of Minnesota to convert corn-derived lactic acid to bio-based acrylics that provide at least 35% CO2 reduction from today’s petroleum-derived acrylics. Does Låkril sound familiar? How about BioAstra Technologies? Catalyxx? Sylvatex? Danimer […]

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SCOTUS biofuel waiver decision – What it means, the good news, reactions, why it isn’t over yet

SCOTUS biofuel waiver decision – What it means, the good news, reactions, why it isn’t over yet

June 27, 2021 |

In heartbreak for biofuel producers, Friday’s 6-3 ruling from U.S. Supreme Court backed oil refineries and overturned a lower court’s decision with regard to small refinery exemptions from the Clean Air Act’s Renewable Fuel Standard requirements, even though the companies’ prior exemptions expired. The long battle of oil vs biofuel seems to go on and […]

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USDA Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program deadline less than a month away

USDA Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program deadline less than a month away

July 19, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., with the USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) deadline just one month away, the Renewable Fuels Association reminds retailers and other interested parties that any further delays may threaten their ability to complete the registration and application process by the deadline of August 13. Among the important tools available to interested […]

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Work still underway to get national low carbon fuel standard proposal by fall

Work still underway to get national low carbon fuel standard proposal by fall

April 22, 2020 |

In Washington, Brownfield Ag News reports that the National Corn Growers Association and other stakeholders are still working hard to get in place a nationwide low carbon, high octane fuel standard. Rather than focusing on blending rates as the Renewable Fuel Standard does with minimum blending targets based on gallons, the proposed policy would look […]

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National Corn Growers Association airs ads asking Trump to stop letting EPA give away hardship waivers

National Corn Growers Association airs ads asking Trump to stop letting EPA give away hardship waivers

June 20, 2019 |

In Washington, National Corn Growers Association has begun airing an advertisement calling on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow President Trump’s commitment to farmers and stop giving Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) waivers to big oil companies. These waivers negatively impact farmers by undercutting the RFS and reducing corn demand. The ad features NCGA First […]

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National Corn Growers Association says year-round E15 would do more than aid

National Corn Growers Association says year-round E15 would do more than aid

August 30, 2018 |

In Missouri, the National Corn Growers Association said plans unveiled by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to provide aid to farmers negatively impacted by trade tariffs and ongoing trade uncertainty would be insufficient to even begin to address the serious damage done to the corn market as a result of the Administration’s actions. The organization […]

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