New Ag Coalition Focuses on Bioeconomy

Dan Bioeconomy, Corn, Hemp, Livestock, Poultry, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

A new coalition of agriculture groups with a new focus. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Several industry associations launched the Ag Bioeconomy Coalition just days ago, to advance federal policy initiatives that foster growth toward a circular economy based on innovative products derived from agricultural commodities. Encompassing a broad range of technologies, the ag bioeconomy uses renewable, …

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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 …

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Export Exchange Next Week

Dan Exports/Imports, Industry News Release

International buyers and end-users of coarse grains from more than 35 countries are scheduled to arrive in Minneapolis next week for Export Exchange 2018. The group will meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the value chain. Hosted by the U.S. Grains Council, the Renewable Fuels Association and Growth Energy, Export Exchange is an educational and trade forum for …

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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 …

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Growth Energy Welcomes Congressional Support for Year-Round E15

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor thanks the 24 members of the House Biofuels Caucus for sending a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency asking them to approve year-round E15 and support the Renewable Fuels Standard. The letter also calls for the agency to “put an end” to the secretive refinery waivers that have “hurt farmers and the growth of ethanol.” …

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Growth Energy Comments on Proposed 2019 RVO Targets

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

Growth Energy submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on the last day of the comment period on the agency’s proposed 2019 renewable volume obligation (RVO) targets. Growth Energy is asking the EPA to make the proposed numbers real by accounting for lost gallons which were caused by small refinery exemptions and reallocating those gallons to other refineries to fulfill …

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Trump to Approve Year-Round E15 Soon

Dan Energy, Industry News Release

President Trump says his administration is “very close” to approving the year-round sale of the E15 blend of ethanol very soon. During a trip to Iowa on Thursday, Trump told the audience, “I’m very close to pulling off something that you’ve been looking forward to for many years, and that’s the 12-month E15 waiver. We’re getting very close to doing …

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Growth Energy Pressing Trump on Biofuels

Dan Biotechnology, Energy

An open letter to President Trump in Monday’s editions of the New York Times, New York Post, and Wall Street Journal urges the president to “unleash rural growth by cutting the red tape holding back homegrown energy.” The letter by Growth Energy also condemned Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s actions that the organization says are “destroying demand for biofuels …

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Growth Energy Comments on EPA CVR Waiver

Dan Biotechnology, Energy, Industry News Release

The Environmental Protection Agency has granted an undisclosed waiver to CVR, a refinery owned by Carl Icahn, allowing the company to bypass its biofuel obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The move, which is one of several, has angered the ethanol industry. Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor points out the political ties between the Trump Administration and Icahn, as “Icahn …