Drivers Across the U.S. Reach 30 Billion Miles on E15 Fuel

Dan Biofuels/Energy, This Land of Ours

A sector of the clean fuel industry is celebrating a milestone. That’s today’s This Land of Ours. The biofuel association Growth Energy this week announced that drivers around the nation have logged 30 billion miles on the road using E15. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor calls it a testament to the rising popularity of E15. The ethanol blend is made …


EPA Sending Biofuel Blending Mandates to White House This Week

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Legislative, Regulation, USDA-EPA

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is expected to send the long-awaited 2020-2022 biofuel blending mandates to the White House early this week. Two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters the White House would then be working through a final review of the numbers. The EPA released a proposed rule in December, but it’s not known whether the mandates sent …


Biden to Allow Summertime E15 Sales

Dan Biofuels/Energy, USDA-EPA

President Joe Biden has announced the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking steps to allow for summertime E15 sales. Biden made the announcement during a visit to an ethanol facility in Iowa Tuesday. To make E15 available in the summer, EPA is planning to issue a national emergency waiver. Without the waiver, E15 can’t be used in most of the …


University of Florida Researchers Focus on Biofuel Crop?

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Florida, Research, Specialty Crops

(NSF/Tallahassee, FL/April 11, 2022) — Researchers with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) are studying ways to scale up production of a crop that can be used for things such as renewable jet fuel. Carinata is an oilseed crop that is closely related to the mustard family of plants. The crop is not used to …

Lawmakers, Biofuel Groups Turn Up Heat for E15

Clint Thompson Biofuels/Energy

Farm State lawmakers and biofuel groups are turning up the heat on the White House to approve year-round E15 sales amid the U.S. embargo of Russian oil and soaring gas prices. Gas prices are at historic highs as the war in Ukraine continues and that the U.S. imposed a ban on importing Russian oil. The crisis has sparked a fierce …

Clean Fuels Alliance Asks Administration to Support RFS

Clint Thompson Biofuels/Energy

The Clean Fuels Alliance sent a letter to President Biden last week telling the administration the group is ready to help maintain homegrown fuel supplies, mitigate pain at the pump and support a clean energy future. The letter asks the administration to get the Renewable Fuel Standard back on track as a key driver of America’s energy independence. “America’s biodiesel, …


Iowa Senators: Time to Unleash Biofuels

Clint Thompson Biofuels/Energy, Legislative

With gas prices hitting all-time highs, Iowa Senators Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst are asking the president to “unleash biofuels” immediately. They want Biden’s support on their bipartisan plan to replace Russian oil with clean-burning, American-made renewable fuels that are available right now. The new bill is called the Home Front Energy Independence Act and would put the ban on …


Ukraine-Russia Inflation Shocks Already Felt in Grain, Energy Sectors

Dan Biofuels/Energy

Inflation shocks from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine are already being felt in the grain and energy sectors and could soon affect US growers and consumers. Oil and gas prices are rising, while grain prices are rising to multi-year highs. With Black Sea shipping blocked, the war is likely to prevent plantings in Ukraine or embargo Russian crops. U.S. farmers and …

Gas Prices

Gas Prices Rising Over Russia-Ukraine Conflict, Renewables an Obvious Answer

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Corn, Energy, Soybeans

Gas prices just hit an eight-year record as the Russia-Ukraine conflict agitates energy markets, but the biofuels industry argues renewables from corn and soybeans remain a viable solution. U.S. sanctions and the Russian oil and natural gas export limits are all fueling higher gas prices up 20-cents in a month, 88-cents from a year ago. Here is President Joe Biden. …


Gas, Ethanol Prices to Soar Amid Russia-Ukraine Conflict

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Economy

Gas and biofuel prices will go even higher amid conflict between Russia and Ukraine, but biofuel leaders argue that corn ethanol will still be cheaper than gasoline and able to meet demand. There’s no arguing that fuel prices go up during war.  “If oil stocks and gasoline stocks tighten as a result of a conflict, yeah, that’s going to pull …