environment

U.S. Gasoline Contained More than 10% Ethanol in 2016, Shattering the ‘Blend Wall’ Myth Once and For All

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Gasoline consumed in the United States in 2016 contained more than 10% ethanol on average for the first time ever, according to an analysis of U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data released today by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The EIA data dispels the myth that 10% is the marketplace limit for ethanol content in U.S. gasoline, and demonstrates that …

biodiesel imports

Commerce Department Investigating Argentina and Indonesia Biodiesel Imports

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Commerce Department has launched an antidumping and countervailing duty investigation aimed at biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia. DTN-The Progressive Farmer reports the investigation is in response to a complaint filed by the biodiesel industry in the United States. U.S. biodiesel industry representatives testified to the International Trade Commission last week, saying biodiesel produced in Argentina and Indonesia …

bio funding

Deadline to Apply for Funding to Grow the Bioeconomy June 28th

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced $9.6 million in available funding for projects to support the development of new biobased products and biomaterials from renewable sources such as crops, trees, and waste materials from farmland and forests. Funding is made through NIFA’s Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm …

fuel

Study Find Some Confusion Regarding New Fuel Choices

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Industry deeply concerned about government’s failure to educate consumers about new fuels at the pump A new nationwide research study of over 2,000 adults 18+ conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of the Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI) has found that Americans seem to remain confused about new fuel choices at the pump and their appropriate usage. Even more …

U.S. Biodiesel Industry Calls Out Illegal Trading

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The National Biodiesel Board filed an antidumping and countervailing duty petition, making the case that Argentine and Indonesian companies are violating trade laws by flooding the U.S. market with dumped and subsidized biodiesel. The petition was filed with the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. International Trade Commission on behalf of the National Biodiesel Board Fair Trade Coalition, which …

Letter Urges White House to Maintain Point of Obligation Under RFS

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Sen. Chuck Grassley and Sen. Amy Klobuchar led 23 senators in a bipartisan letter urging President Trump to maintain the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and deny proposed changes that would derail the current, successful program. The point of obligation designates who in the fuel supply chain is responsible for blending biofuels, and is a mechanism …

RFA Applauds Administration for Recalling Fuel Economy Rules, Allowing for a More Comprehensive Approach

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

In response to the Trump administration’s decision recalling EPA’s federal fuel economy and emissions rules, and allowing for a data-driven review of the 2022-2025 standards, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen had the following statement:

Ag in Review for the Week Ending February 24, 2017

Randall Alabama, Beef, Cattle, Energy, Environment, Field Crops, Florida, General, Georgia, Livestock, Specialty Crops, Technology

In our recap of agricultural news from around the Southeast for the week ending February 24, we talk about support for the Renewable Fuel Standard, have information about marketing beef in today’s environment, remind producers about the sales closing deadline for crop insurance, talk about bees, technology