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NCGA Statement on EPA’s Final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligation

Dan Corn, Energy, Industry News Release

The following is a statement from North Dakota farmer Kevin Skunes, president of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), in response to the announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the final 2018 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “NCGA is pleased to see the EPA meet the Administration’s commitment to keep the RFS on track when it comes …

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EPA Releases ‘18 Ethanol Volumes at Maximum levels; Chicken Producers Cry Foul

Dan Corn, Energy, Industry News Release, Poultry

Agency keeps pumping corn ethanol into a saturated fuel market The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is mandating the statutory maximum 15 billion gallons of ethanol be added to the domestic fuel supply in 2018, the second consecutive year EPA has mandated the maximum amount of ethanol allowed under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).  The currently mandated …

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Biodiesel Industry Lobbying for Tax Credit

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Nearly 100 members of the National Biodiesel Board are on Capitol Hill this week encouraging lawmakers to reinstate the biodiesel tax credit, which expired in December 2016. As part of an annual fly-in to the Capitol, NBB members are meeting with lawmakers to support the tax credit to “stabilize the business environment” for the industry, according to NBB CEO Doug …

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Growth Energy Applauds EPA Point of Obligation Decision

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The Environmental Protection Agency decision to reject changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard point of obligation means consumers will continue to enjoy increasing choices at the pump. Growth Energy applauded the EPA for rejecting requests to change the point of obligation, a move that would have caused confusion in the marketplace. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor says the move to …

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Propane Industry Committed to Florida Farmers

Dan Energy

Farmers across Florida are encouraged to learn more about new propane powered equipment and how propane’s versatility on the farm can help cut costs and boost efficiency compared to other farm fuels. Propane Industry Committed to Florida Farmers

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Ethanol Groups Applaud EPA Point of Obligation Announcement

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Last week’s decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject petitions to change the Renewable Fuel Standard point of obligation drew applause from ethanol groups. The American Coalition for Ethanol, known as ACE, said in a statement that the coalition is “grateful EPA is rejecting to change the rules for a handful of greedy refiners” who they say want …

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EPA Maintains RFS Point of Obligation Requirement

Dan Energy, Environment, Industry News Release

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) decided Wednesday to maintain the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) Point of Obligation. A Farm Futures Dot Com report notes that EPA administrator Scott Pruitt followed through on a promise to a group of Midwest senators that he would deny a petition from oil refiners to change the point of obligation. He followed through on Wednesday …

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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 …