Blogging For Biofuels
Future for Mid-Level Blends Hangs in the Balance with Proposed CAFE Rule
- Thursday, 02 August 2018 14:46
The EPA and Department of Transportation’s proposal to freeze Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards at 2020 levels could derail a promising future for mid-level blends of ethanol.
- Wednesday, 25 July 2018 12:59
EPA’s Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler’s comments in a Reuters report yesterday suggests he plans on following his predecessor’s policies on the RFS.
Lawmakers Ask Wheeler To Address Refinery Waivers, RVP-relief For E15
- Wednesday, 18 July 2018 11:15
Iowa's congressional delegation and North Dakota's Sen. Heidi Heitkamp want EPA acting Administrator, Andrew Wheeler, to do more to protect the RFS.
Nearly 30 Million Gallons Of E15 Sold In MN
- Tuesday, 10 July 2018 09:52
E15 sales in Minnesota this year nearly cracked the 30-million-gallon mark with a record volume of 29.98 million gallons sold in the first five months of 2018.
Some Questions for the New EPA Administrator
- Friday, 06 July 2018 13:19
With Scott Pruitt (finally) gone, all eyes are now on how the EPA’s new interim administrator, Andrew Wheeler, will treat the RFS.
Klobuchar, Peterson Slam EPA's Proposed 2019 RVOs
- Thursday, 28 June 2018 11:04
Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Rep. Colin Peterson are the latest members of Minnesota's congressional delegation to criticize the EPA's failure to account for gallons of ethanol that will be lost from the agency's ongoing issuance of renewable volume obligation (RVO) waivers to oil refineries.
E15 Sales In MN Hit Record 23 Million Gallons
- Wednesday, 06 June 2018 14:34
E15 sales in Minnesota in the first four months of 2018 totaled 23.24 million gallons - a new record - according to data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
MN Biofuels Teams Up With Farm Camp Minnesota
- Tuesday, 22 May 2018 15:06
We will be teaming up with Farm Camp Minnesota on Aug 13 to offer campers and their chaperones a tour of the Guardian Energy ethanol plant in Janesville.
The Global Biofuels Industry Supported 1.93 Million Jobs in 2017
- Tuesday, 15 May 2018 15:43
The biofuel industry supported 1.93 million jobs globally in 2017, an increase of 12 percent, a new report said.
Will RVP Relief Actually Happen This Year?
- Friday, 11 May 2018 10:21
With all the talk of RVP relief for E15 this week, the big question is whether it will be implemented before the RVP season begins June 1.
Democratic Senators Question Pruitt On Small Refinery Waiver to Carl Icahn
- Wednesday, 09 May 2018 10:20
A group of Democratic Senators, including Minnesota's Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Tina Smith, have sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt seeking clarification about a reported RFS exemption for a Carl Icahn-linked oil refinery.
Biofuels Crucial to Decarbonizing the Global Transportation Sector
- Wednesday, 09 May 2018 08:03
The usage of biofuels in the global transportation sector plays an important role in mitigating the effects of climate change, three international intergovernmental organizations said in a new report.
MN E15 Sales Exceed 17 Million Gallons In Q1
- Thursday, 03 May 2018 09:48
E15 sales in Minnesota hit a new record in the first quarter of 2018 with 17.28 million gallons sold.
The Ethanol Industry's Economic Footprint in Minnesota's Eighth Congressional District
- Friday, 27 April 2018 14:08
Today we conclude our series on the ethanol industry’s economic footprint with Minnesota’s eighth congressional district, which encompasses the entire Northeast part of the state and includes cities such as Duluth, Cloquet, Brainerd, Bemidji, Hinckley, Isanti, Moose Lake, Grand Rapids and Hibbing.
MN Biofuels Remarks To House Tax Committee On CHP /EG Bill
- Friday, 20 April 2018 13:30
On April 18, Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association's executive director, Tim Rudnicki, delivered prepared remarks to the Minnesota House of Representatives tax committee on the benefits of the proposed combined heat and power (CHP) / expander generator (EG) tax credit.
Senators Demand EPA Cease Refinery Waivers
- Tuesday, 17 April 2018 11:18
A bipartisan group of 13 senators, including Minnesota's Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Sen. Tina Smith, have asked EPA administrator, Scott Pruitt, to stop issuing RFS requirement waivers to oil refineries in light of reports some of the recipients have been major oil conglomerates.