Blogging For Biofuels

A bipartisan group of 33 senators, including Minnesota’s Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Al Franken, have asked EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, to increase the 2019 RVOs for biodiesel.

E15 sales in Minnesota as at the end of August hit a new record of 6.45 million gallons.

The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MBA) offers comments on limited aspects of the
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) reconsideration of the final
determination of the mid-term evaluation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions for light
duty vehicles and GHG emission standards as set forth in the Federal Register, Vol. 82,
No. 160, August 21, 2017 (Hereinafter, “FR”), page 39551.

Biofuels are expected to represent over 90 percent of total renewable energy consumption in the transportation sector by 2022 despite the rising sales of electrical vehicles (EVs), the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a report.

Late last month, the 2017 World Press Institute's fellows toured Highwater Ethanol in Lamberton.

E20 For The EU?

  • Thursday, 07 September 2017 14:45

A recent study by the European Commission Directorate-General for Climate Action identifies E20 as the optimal ethanol blend for the EU.

The EPA has lifted the summertime RVP ban on E15 sales for Minnesota as well as 37 other states and Washington D.C. due to fuel supply disruptions from the damage caused by Hurricane Harvey.

E15 Sales Plummet. Thanks, RVP.

  • Monday, 07 August 2017 14:50

The growing momentum in E15 sales in Minnesota came to a screeching halt in June as the EPA’s long-outdated RVP (Reid Vapor Pressure) rule took effect.