Tag: NFU

Ethanol coalition welcomes ‘Gap-Year’ waiver petition denials, denounces refiners’ Supreme Court petition

Ethanol coalition welcomes ‘Gap-Year’ waiver petition denials, denounces refiners’ Supreme Court petition

September 13, 2020 |

In Washington, D.C., the Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union and American Coalition for Ethanol welcomed reports that President Trump directed the Environmental Protection Agency to reject dozens of “gap year” small refinery exemption petitions intended to circumvent the Tenth Circuit Court’s decision in RFA et al. v. EPA. The groups […]

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NFU supports Growing Climate Solutions Act in Senate committee hearing

NFU supports Growing Climate Solutions Act in Senate committee hearing

June 25, 2020 |

In Washington, as family farmers grapple with the dual crises of a global pandemic and climate change, carbon markets present a critical solution for both, according to National Farmers Union (NFU) President. In testimony presented Thursday to the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, he highlighted the many challenges the American agriculture industry […]

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UK’s NFU been working hard to get E10 implemented

UK’s NFU been working hard to get E10 implemented

May 4, 2020 |

In the UK, the government’s proposal to introduce E10 petrol in 2021 came after years of lobbying by the National Farmers Union to introduce the biofuel to gas stations nationwide. Last year the NFU wrote to various government departments outlining how implementing E10, maintaining Britain’s bioethanol processing infrastructure and supporting a thriving British biofuel industry […]

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UK farmers group calling on government to introduce E10 by 2020

UK farmers group calling on government to introduce E10 by 2020

August 20, 2019 |

In UK, the NFU has written to Government ministers calling for E10 – a type of petrol which contains 10% renewable bioethanol – to be introduced by 2020 to help the UK reach its net zero targets. Currently commonplace on UK forecourts is E5 which only contains 5% renewable bioethanol. The NFU has sent letters […]

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National Farmers Union worried proposed EPA rule will make it harder to sell higher ethanol blends

National Farmers Union worried proposed EPA rule will make it harder to sell higher ethanol blends

April 22, 2019 |

In Washington, as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) works towards allowing year-round use of E15 gasoline, National Farmers Union (NFU) is concerned EPA’s proposed rule will make it harder for retailers to sell higher level blends of ethanol. In a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, NFU President Roger Johnson urged EPA to rewrite […]

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National Farmers Union teams with Urban Air Initiative to promote biofuels

National Farmers Union teams with Urban Air Initiative to promote biofuels

August 21, 2018 |

In Washington, in an effort to expand the market for domestic agriculture products, reduce harmful emissions, and provide consumers with lower cost fuel choices, National Farmers Union, Farmers Union Enterprises and the Urban Air Initiative announced they have formed a strategic alliance to expand the use of American-grown biofuels. The three groups intend to pursue […]

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UK’s farmers union urges transport department to keep EU biofuels market as open as possible

UK’s farmers union urges transport department to keep EU biofuels market as open as possible

December 22, 2016 |

In the UK, the NFU has met with ministers to urge the Department for Transport to keep biofuel markets as open as possible for UK farmers to remain competitive with their European neighbors.  NFU North East combinable crops board chair Brett Askew met with Department for Transport minister John Hayes MP in Westminster to discuss […]

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NFU pushing for Congress to drop loophole exempting military from biofuels use

NFU pushing for Congress to drop loophole exempting military from biofuels use

June 20, 2016 |

In Washington, repeated attempts to undermine the national security benefits of advanced biofuels through previous defense spending bills have been unsuccessful. As House lawmakers met last week to debate the Department of Defense Appropriations Act for FY 2017, National Farmers Union (NFU) is hopeful that a provision exempting the U.S. military from biofuels use will […]

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UK’s NFU wants crop-based biofuels cap set at 7%

UK’s NFU wants crop-based biofuels cap set at 7%

February 10, 2016 |

In the UK, the National Farmers Union is urging the Department for Transport to put the cap on crop-based biofuels at 7% rather than choosing a lower limit, which could put farmers in a difficult position financially and become uncompetitive against other European producers. The Indirect Land Use Change legislation approved by the European institutions […]

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UK’s farmers union fully behind Europe’s biofuel mandate

UK’s farmers union fully behind Europe’s biofuel mandate

December 4, 2012 |

In the UK, the National Farmers Union says that ethanol and biodiesel are crucial to future energy needs. With more than 80% of animal feed imported into the UK, agriculture depends on the success of large-scale cereals users to produce both energy and feed for the agriculture industry. It says that the EU’s role in […]

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