speakers

Come Hear Top Speakers at 24th Annual National Ethanol Conference

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

A former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. A top General Motors powertrain executive. A well-known energy economist. Co-hosts of a popular Showtime political documentary series. Come hear these and many other top speakers and experts at the 2019 National Ethanol Conference (NEC), which is now just a few months away. The NEC will be held in Orlando, Feb. 11-13, 2019. The …

nbb

NBB to EPA: Small Refinery Exemptions Destroy Demand for Biodiesel

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

A letter by the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) asks the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fully account for small refinery exemptions in the annual Renewable Fuel Standard rules. Specifically, the letter addresses EPA acting administrator Andrew Wheeler, asking him to “end the demand destruction for biodiesel.” The letter asks EPA to set RFS biomass-based diesel volumes for 2020 at 2.8 …

ethanol

Casey’s Announces Partnership with Prime the Pump

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The Casey’s General Store chain announced a new partnership with Prime the Pump, a Growth Energy partner and nonprofit organization dedicated to helping give more consumers E15 at their local pumps. Casey’s says it will expand the offering of E15 to potentially more than 500 of its locations over the next few years. E15 is currently approved for nine out …

perdue

Secretary Perdue Statement on President Trump’s Ethanol Announcement

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue hailed President Trump’s directive to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to begin a rulemaking process to expand the sale of corn ethanol, to include E15 year-round.  Perdue issued the following statement: “This is another case of ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept’ for President Trump.  Expanding the sale of E15 year-round is sound policy for a variety of …

epa

RFA Applauds President Trump’s E15 Announcement

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) applauds the announcement by President Donald Trump that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is beginning a formal rulemaking process to allow year-round sales of E15 nationwide. Currently, E15 (gasoline containing 15% ethanol) cannot be sold during the summer months in most of the country. The de facto summertime ban on E15 is the result of …

limits

White House Considers Limits on Biofuel Trading for E15 Deal

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Three sources familiar with the discussion told Reuters that the Trump Administration is considering limits on trading biofuels credits. The goal would be to discourage speculation and reduce costs for oil refiners to comply with U.S. biofuels policy. The sources also told Reuters that an announcement could be made in the weeks ahead. The move would be part of a …

epa

EPA Releases RFS Waiver Information Online

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The agency says it granted 49 waivers in 2016 and 2017. Those waivers added up to 2.25 billion gallons in biofuels, which negatively affected roughly 800 million bushels of corn demand. Because of those waivers, the National Biodiesel Board says that amounted to a loss of 300 million gallons of biofuels. In a statement issued last week, Acting EPA Administrator …

ethanol

Refiner Waivers Could Cost Ethanol Industry $20 Billion

Dan Corn, Energy, Industry News Release

New research estimates the U.S. ethanol industry could lose 4.6 billion gallons of domestic demand and $20 billion in sales from the administration’s approach to the Renewable Fuel Standard. Economists at the University of Missouri estimated the losses over the next six years, if the Environmental Protection Agency continues exempting dozens of small refiners from their blending obligations under the …

epa

Farm, Ethanol Groups Urge President to Restore Integrity to RFS, Allow Year-Round E15 Sales

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

In a letter to President Trump, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and Renewable Fuels Association urged the administration to act immediately to restore the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and allow year-round sales of E15 and other mid-level ethanol blends. The groups …