January 19, 2017

RFS Letter to President elect Trump

“Dear President-elect Trump, On behalf of America’s renewable fuel sector, we write to offer our congratulations on a successful campaign that won the confidence of millions of voters across America’s heartland, home to a growing and vibrant biofuel industry.” — AdvancedBiofuels.org Full Letter

January 13, 2017

Corn ethanol’s emissions savings skyrocket: explosive new report

“In Washington, an explosive new peer-reviewed report from ICF found that greenhouse gas emission reductions from typical corn-based ethanol production have soared to 43 percent compared to 2005-era gasoline. The report projects that by 2022, corn-based ethanol will achieve a 50 percent reduction, and could reach “76 percent in 2022 if there is more widespread adoption […]

January 10, 2017

RFS drives clean energy economy

“The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the law of the land. It passed with strong bipartisan support more than a decade ago and was extended and greatly expanded with enactment of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Congress sets targets for the Environmental Protection Agency to follow when implementing the renewable fuel volume […]

January 4, 2017

Iowa Gov. Branstad says Trump assures EPA chief will be pro-ethanol

“Iowa’s governor says President-elect Donald Trump has reassured him the Trump Administration will be pro-ethanol. Governor Terry Branstad was concerned initially when he heard Trump asked the attorney general from oil-rich Oklahoma to be head of the Environmental Protection Agency.” — O. Kay Henderson   Full Article

December 28, 2016

Karnataka state transport’s big Make in India push, inducts 25 biodiesel buses

“The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) has decided to imbibe Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s pet project ‘Make in India’ by utilizing biofuel in a big way. It has inducted 25 Scania buses that run completely on biodiesel. Rajender Kumar Kataria, MD KSRTC, believes that using biofuel not only promotes the local industry but also […]

December 2, 2016

OPEC Confounds Skeptics, Agrees to First Oil Cuts in 8 Years

“OPEC confounded its doubters and sent crude oil prices soaring by agreeing to its first production cuts in eight years. “The deal, designed to drain record global oil inventories, overcame disagreements between the group’s three largest producers — Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq — and ended a flirtation with free markets that started in 2014. […]

November 23, 2016

Renewable Fuel Standard ‘Solid‘ in Trump Era, Vilsack Says

“The politically contentious Renewable Fuel Standard will survive a Donald Trump administration because ethanol is too well-established in rural areas to be dismantled, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. “‘There’s going to be a lot of saber-rattling, but it supports too many jobs and too much rural infrastructure is set up for it,’ Vilsack said in a […]

October 31, 2016

Value of E30 Proven in Real Time

“The E30 Challenge initiated by Glacial Lakes Energy tests the boundaries of conventional thinking—not to mention EPA restrictions—to encourage the voluntary use of premium gasoline made with 30 percent ethanol blends. With the support of ICM and others, we set out to dispel the myth that 2001 and newer nonflex autos can only operate, at […]

September 30, 2016

Navy Tests 100-percent Advanced Biofuel

“Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus’ energy vision came to fruition in September when the EA-18G “Green Growler” completed flight testing of a 100-percent advanced biofuel at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland. The U.S. Navy is a leader in incorporating alternative fuel into operational supplies, in order to increase mission capability and flexibility.” — […]