growth energy

Growth Energy Applauds House Support for Advanced Biofuels

Dan Biotechnology, Energy, Industry News Release

Growth Energy applauds a letter from 18 members of the House to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) dealing with cellulosic and advanced biofuels. Donald Payne, Jr., Ruben Gallego , and 16 of their colleagues sent a letter to the EPA asking the agency to increase their blending targets for cellulosic biofuels and biodiesel for the final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligations. …

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Biodiesel Board Responds to RFS RIN Concerns

Dan Biotechnology, Energy, Industry News Release

A letter from the National Biodiesel Board to the Trump Administration seeks to clarify issues refineries are wanted addressed. Texas Senator Ted Cruz is holding the nomination of Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey to the Department of Agriculture, asking for a meeting to discuss renewable identification number credits, or RINs. Cruz says refiners call the RINs expensive, “costing thousands of …

ethanol

Study Says Ethanol Production Creates More Carbon Emissions

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

A study by the University of Wisconsin says carbon emissions increase when land is converted into crops for ethanol. The study released this week says the carbon emissions increase since the ethanol mandate in 2007 is equivalent to 20 million new cars driving on America’s roadways every year. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports the study underscores the unintended consequences of …

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Senator Cruz Writes Iowa Governor Over RFS Dispute, Northey Hold

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Before Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds traveled to Texas to lobby for the removal of a hold on Bill Northey’s Department of Agriculture nomination, Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz pressured Reynolds to reach a deal on the Renewable Fuel Standard. Cruz has placed a hold on Northey’s nomination to USDA, who is currently serving as Iowa’s Agriculture Secretary. In a letter …

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Ethanol Industry Wants Brazil Status Suspended

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Ethanol industry wants U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to suspend Brazil’s designated country status under the Generalized System of Preferences. The groups want Lighthizer to make the move against Brazil because of its “protectionist and market-distorting actions in implementing a Tariff Rate Quota on American ethanol imports.” The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, and the U.S. Grains Council …

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Cautious Optimism Ahead in Grain, Ethanol Markets

Dan Corn, Energy, Industry News Release, Soybeans

CoBank says rising incomes around the globe will help push demand higher and create more opportunities for U.S. exports in grains, oilseeds, and ethanol. A new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division says things like commodity surpluses around the globe, trade agreement negotiations, and the relative strength of key currencies all will influence the scope of growth over the next …

rural electric

USDA Invests $2.5 Billion in Rural Electric Infrastructure

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Loans Will Help Create Jobs and Spur Business Growth in 27 States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that USDA is investing $2.5 billion in rural electric infrastructure improvements to help create jobs and support economic development in 27 states. “These significant investments will help develop and maintain modern, reliable electric infrastructure that businesses and rural communities need in a 21st Century …

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Growth Energy: 2 Billion Miles Surpassed on E15

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Growth Energy announced that in just five months, American drivers have surpassed another billion miles on E15, bringing the total miles driven across the U.S. to 2 billion. This comes on the heels of Growth Energy’s recent announcement that more than 1,000 stations across the country are currently offering E15 to consumers. “This latest milestone cements the fact that drivers have embraced …

ethanol

Ethanol Versus Big Oil Politics Fueling Fight in U.S. Senate

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Ethanol versus Big Oil politics is apparently fueling a fight in the U.S. Senate over the president’s nomination of Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey to a top USDA post. Northey’s nomination was blocked last week by oil-patch Republican Ted Cruz of Texas. Another Republican, Mike Lee of Utah, had lifted his ‘hold’ on the nomination. But the Cruz ‘hold’ sparked …