Blogging For Biofuels
- Thursday, 07 May 2020 15:33
A bipartisan group of 24 senators, led by Sen. Tina Smith, have sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reject requests from five state governors to have the RFS waived.
- Monday, 20 April 2020 10:01
Governors from Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota are urging the US Department of Agriculture to provide some relief to the ethanol industry.
- Friday, 03 April 2020 09:44
The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) issued guidlines to ethanol producers earlier this week on conditions to immediately produce and ship 190 proof or 200 proof ethanol for hand sanitizer or surface sanitizer.
- Thursday, 13 February 2020 12:47
The use of ethanol in gasoline in the US last year reduced CO2-equivalent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the transportation sector by 54.1 million tons, according to a report by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA).
- Tuesday, 11 February 2020 09:44
The ethanol industry produced 15.8 billion gallons of ethanol and contributed $43 billion to the nation’s economy in 2019, according to a new report.
- Monday, 03 February 2020 14:17
Ethanol comprised 12.4 percent of all transportation fuel consumed in Minnesota in 2018, according to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). However, overall ethanol consumption in the country declined that year as the EPA's RFS waivers to the oil industry began to take a toll.
- Friday, 20 December 2019 11:11
The EPA's final RVO for 2020, which does not fully account for gallons that will be lost to the issuance of small refinery exemptions, has been met with stinging criticism from the ethanol industry and its advocates. Minnesota's senators, Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, along with Rep. Collin Peterson, issued the following statements.
- Thursday, 14 November 2019 12:01
Minnesota senators, Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, have submitted statements to the Senate’s congressional record opposing a provision in the 2020 Interior appropriations bill that allows the EPA to continue issuing small refinery waivers regardless of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recommendations.