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Farm & Biofuel Coalition Rejects EPA’s Excuses

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release

(RFA) — A coalition of the nation’s largest biofuels and agricultural trade groups filed its reply in support of its motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia. The motion, originally filed on November 23, 2020, asks the court to enforce its 2017 decision requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address its improper waiver of 500 …

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RFA Ready to Assist with New Round of USDA Infrastructure Grants

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release, USDA

(RFA) — The U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA)  has announced another round of funding for its successful Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, or HBIIP, and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) once again offers itself as a technical resource to interested retailers. Approximately $22 million is being made available for fueling stations, convenience stores, hypermarket fueling stations, and fleet facilities to add …

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Ethanol Industry Needs Support, as COVID-19 Losses Near $4 Billion

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Economy, Industry News Release

With COVID-19 cases on the rise again, state and local governments are taking additional actions to limit travel and promote social distancing. In turn, consumption of ethanol-blended gasoline is rapidly falling again, threatening to derail an already tenuous economic recovery in the ethanol industry. Through November, U.S. ethanol producers had already lost $3.8 billion since the start of the pandemic, according …

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RFA Thanks President-Elect Biden, Congratulates Vilsack on USDA Nomination

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release, Legislative

(RFA) — President-elect Joe Biden nominated Tom Vilsack to lead the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The following is a statement from Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “Tom Vilsack is an excellent choice to serve in this role. During his last term as secretary, he has shown clearly and continually that he can work effectively with …

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Renewable Fuels Association on Gas-Generated Electricity

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Corn, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — Electric vehicles that a Biden Administration is looking at to achieve net-zero carbon emissions still face the need for coal or natural gas-generated electricity. But the ethanol industry may have a different solution. Corn ethanol to electricity may be the ‘ticket,’ according to Renewable Fuels Association chief Geoff Cooper.  “Ethanol is a great low-carbon molecule, and you can …

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Farm & Biofuel Leaders Urge Courts to Hold EPA Accountable

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release

(RFA) — A coalition of the nation’s largest biofuels and agricultural trade groups filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia asking the court to enforce its 2017 decision requiring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to address its improper waiver of 500 million gallons of biofuel demand in the 2016 renewable volume obligation (RVO).  The coalition, which includes the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, National …

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Trump Administration Invests Up To $100 Million to Increase American Biofuel Sales

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Economy, Industry News Release, USDA

(USDA/RD) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has invested $22 million out of the up to $100 million in grants available to increase American ethanol and biodiesel sales. These funds were made available through the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP) to recipients in 14 states. The initial $22 million in HBIIP investments are projected …

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Coalition Challenges EPA on 2018 Refinery Waivers

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — A coalition of renewable fuels and agricultural trade organizations filed a petition with the Washington, D.C., Court of Appeals on Tuesday. The petition challenges the process the Environmental Protection Agency uses to exempt certain unknown small refineries from their respective obligations under the Renewable Fuels Standard in 2018. The coalition includes American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, National …

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Ag Groups Respond to Trump Administration Announcement Upholding the RFS

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Corn, Energy, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Specialty Crops, Sugar

National Corn Growers Association (NCGA-Oct. 4, 2019) — The National Corn Growers Association welcomed an announcement from President Trump directing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow the letter of the law and keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) whole. The RFS and corn farmers have repeatedly come under attack from big oil and the EPA, including the most recent …

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Trump Delivers on a Key Promise to American Farmers

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Corn, Energy, Field Crops, Industry News Release, Sugar

WASHINGTON, (USDA-October 4, 2019) — U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue issued the following statements after President Donald J. Trump successfully negotiated an agreement on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS): “President Trump’s leadership has led to an agreement that continues to promote domestic ethanol and biodiesel production, supporting our …