Blogging For Biofuels
Bipartisan Group Of Senators Urge Trump To Uphold RFS
- 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.
5.5 Million Gallons Of E15 Sold In MN In March
- Tuesday, 05 May 2020 15:34
E15 sales in Minnesota fell below the 6-million gallon mark in March as traffic in the state came to a halt following a peacetime emergency declaration in the state to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.
Walz and three Other Governors Urge USDA To Assist Ethanol Industry
- 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.
6.58 Million Gallons Of E15 Sold In February
- Monday, 06 April 2020 12:39
E15 sales in Minnesota in February totaled 6.58 million gallons, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
MPCA Guidelines For Ethanol Producers To Produce Sanitizer
- 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.
6.8 Million Gallons Of E15 Sold In January
- Thursday, 12 March 2020 12:05
Sales of E15 in Minnesota in January of this year totaled 6.82 million gallons, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
Ethanol Reduced GHG Emissions By 54.1 Million Tons in 2019
- 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).
Ethanol Industry Contributed $43 Billion To GDP In 2019
- 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.
78 Million Gallons Of E15 Sold In MN In 2019
- Wednesday, 05 February 2020 15:24
E15 sales in Minnesota in 2019 closed at 78.52 million gallons, a new all-time high.
MN's Ethanol Consumption Ratio Was 12.4% In 2018
- 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.
USDA To Launch New Biofuel Infrastructure Program
- Friday, 17 January 2020 11:11
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is seeking input from stakeholders to create a Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) to expand the availability of ethanol and biodiesel blends.
Over 70 Million Gallons Of E15 Sold In MN In 2019
- Tuesday, 07 January 2020 11:19
It's official. 2019 was a record year for E15 sales in Minnesota.
Klobuchar, Smith and Peterson Respond to 2020 RVO Final Rule
- 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.
E15 sales in MN surpasses 60 million gallons
- Wednesday, 04 December 2019 10:32
2019 is set to be another record year for E15 sales in Minnesota with 64.38 million gallons sold as of Oct 31, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce.
Klobuchar, Smith Oppose Small Refinery Language In 2020 Interior Appropriations Bill
- 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.
57 Million Gallons Of E15 Sold So Far In 2019
- Monday, 04 November 2019 10:51
The volume of E15 sold in Minnesota this year as of Sept 30 was 57.09 million gallons, nearly as much as the volume sold for the whole of 2018 (59.4 million gallons).