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 …


U.S. Ethanol Near the Breaking Point

Dan Biofuels/Energy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — The Trump Administration’s trade war with China and the surge in small oil refinery RFS exemptions have the U.S. ethanol industry nearing the breaking point. Green Plains Ethanol CEO Todd Becker tells Reuters that the weight of those two factors is becoming almost unbearable. The U.S. ethanol industry growth has stalled in the face of President Trump’s trade …


New Year-Round E15 Rule

Dan Energy

Last Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency announced the final action removing the key regulatory barrier to using gasoline blended with up to 15% ethanol (E15) during the summer driving season. This action also reforms the renewable identification number compliance system under the Renewable Fuel Standard program to increase transparency and deter price manipulation. Geoff Cooper, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO, …


Ethanol Report on EPA Proposals and Deadlines

Dan Energy

The EPA proposal to allow year-round sales of E15, as well as reform the market for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS), was announced last month, but the accelerated timeline for the rule means the comment period will be over Monday, April 29th. Reportedly some 25,000 comments have already been made, and Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Senior Strategic Advisor Bob Dinneen, talks about that and the …


Groups Respond to EPA Proposal for Year-Round E15, RINs Reform

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Renewable Fuels Association Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper offered the following statement on EPA’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to allow year-round sales of E15 in conventional gasoline markets and modify Renewable Identification Number (RIN) provisions under the RFS:  “Today’s proposed rule means EPA is one step closer to making good on President Trump’s promise to allow …


EPA Proposes Rule to Allow E15 Waiver and to Improve RIN Market Transparency

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed regulatory changes to allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) to take advantage of the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver for the summer months that has historically been applied only to E10. EPA is also proposing regulatory changes to modify elements of the renewable identification number (RIN) compliance system …


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 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 …


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 …


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 …