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  • Apr 26, 2013

    Ethanol facility restarts, production on the rise

    Strengthening ethanol prices, reduced feedstock costs, export demand and strong demand for distillers grains have been "helpful in terms of propping up price and putting some strength back in the market.”...More
  • Apr 19, 2013

    House Energy Committee continues review of RFS

    Some argue that these price increases [for corn and soybeans] are directly attributable to the RFS, while others question the law’s effect on crop and food prices....More
  • Apr 12, 2013

    Ethanol advocates fight bill at Capitol that that would cut production

    Growth Energy, a coalition of U.S. ethanol supporters, met on Capitol Hill this week to counter mounting attacks made by the oil industry to repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard....More
  • Apr 11, 2013

    Goodlatte introduces legislation to eliminate RFS

    "The [bill's] authors state they want a 'free market' for energy, but they do nothing to end the billions in subsidies to Big Oil."...More
  • Mar 26, 2013

    Engine Products Group asks for Supreme Court review related to E15

    "We will push on to protect our consumers from the engine failure and product harm that comes from misfueling with E15,” says OPEI's Kris Kiser....More
  • Mar 24, 2013

    Poet says its corn stover removal rates are sustainable

    Bioenergy producer Poet-DSM last week issued a response to a Purdue report stating that removing corn stover from fields can have negative effects on the environment, such as greenhouse gas emissions and erosion. Poet stated that the levels of stover removal instituted in its contracts with corn growers are below the amount found to increase soil erosion or have measurable affects on nitrogen loss....More
  • Mar 22, 2013

    ACE sees strong political support for RFS

    "We expect that the RFS will remain intact despite the oil industry spending millions to repeal it.”...More
  • Mar 21, 2013

    Corn stover collection has trade-offs, Purdue study finds

    "Some crop rotation and tillage combinations are more environmentally benign than others."...More
  • Mar 14, 2013

    Oil subsidies “take the cake”

    “If oil companies cannot stand on their own two feet after 100 years of clinging to certain taxpayer subsidies, Congress shouldn’t hurt American consumers by repealing the RFS."...More
  • Mar 13, 2013

    Biodiesel-fueled Ford truck holds record for diesel land speed

    Using biodisel fuel in his Ford 250 pickup, Brent Hajek, owner of Hajek Motorsports Museum, has set the diesel land speed record. Hajek says he has been using biodiesel on his soybean farm and through his trucking company for a while, and that the biodiesel outperformed standard diesel fuel when they tested both in his truck. For more information, visit
  • Feb 8, 2013

    Biofuels critical to rural America’s survival, Secretary Vilsack says

    “You’ve got to keep pushing on. You’ve got to keep fighting. It’s too important not to. Rural America’s survival is at stake.”...More
  • Feb 1, 2013

    EPA proposal for RFS lowers cellulosic biofuel requirement, but retains advanced biofuel and renewable fuel requirements

    “The 2013 RFS requirements will be the catalyst that finally compels oil companies to get serious about breaching the so-called blend wall. This year’s RFS requirements will necessitate the use of more E15, E85 and other higher-level blends,” said Bob Dinneen, president and CEO, Renewable Fuels Assn....More
  • Jan 25, 2013

    Court of Appeals today rules against cellulosic biofuel standard, upholds advanced biofuel standard

    “Although we disagree with the court’s decision vacating the 2012 cellulosic volumes, today’s decision once again rejects broad-brushed attempts to effectively roll back the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS)."...More
  • Jan 18, 2013

    RFS has helped spur advances in development of second-generation biofuels

    “The RFS was designed to drive technology and it is; and was designed to drive a marketplace, and it is,” said Brett Erickson, executive vice president, BIO....More
  • Jan 3, 2013

    Biofuels tax credits survive

    "Congress has finally approved an extension so that we can get production back on track.”...More
  • Dec 3, 2012

    Corn stover key ingredient for new DuPont cellulosic ethanol biorefinery

    DuPont recently broke ground on a new 30-million-gallon cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa. The plant is expected to require 350,000 tons of corn stover annually when it begins operation in 2014. DuPont Pioneer’s Andy Heggenstaller talks about the efforts to develop a steady supply of the feedstock from farmers in a 30-mile radius of Nevada (Neh VAY Duh)....More
  • Nov 26, 2012

    Syngenta increases involvement in ethanol market

    Growers will begin planting Enogen corn under contract in spring 2013 and deliver the grain to a Kansas ethanol plant next fall....More
  • Nov 16, 2012

    EPA keeps renewable fuels levels in place, livestock and poultry industry vow to fix “misguided policy”

    “How many more jobs and family farms have to be lost before we change this misguided policy and create a level playing field on the free market for the end users of corn?” the coalition asked....More
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