May 24, 2017

India moving beyond oil as seeks alternatives to OPEC

“By Dmitry Zhdannikov, Ernest Scheyder and Nidhi Verma VIENNA/NEW DELHI (Reuters) – OPEC production cuts and the prospect of more expensive oil are pushing India to consider U.S. and Canadian suppliers, as well as encouraging it to turn to renewable energy, the country’s petroleum and natural gas minister said on Monday. Dharmendra Pradhan made the comments in Vienna ahead of OPEC’s meeting this […]

April 24, 2017

Let’s Not Forget Carbon Just Yet: Ethanol Still Necessary

“‘Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated.’ The famous quote attributed to Mark Twain fits these days as it relates to the national interest in reducing carbon emissions. Without question, we are seeing a de-emphasis on lowering carbon at the federal level, but it does not mean the issue is going away or that […]

April 19, 2017

ASTM Calls New 100 Octane Fuel Spec “Groundbreaking”

“ASTM announced the completion of a groundbreaking new standard that supports 100 octane fuel. The D8076 standard responds to an effort by engine manufacturers and others to create a broadly accepted specification for this higher-octane fuel which can withstand higher compressions before igniting, thus extracting more energy from a given quantity of fuel. ” — […]

March 15, 2017

National Farmers Union passes resolution to support E30 use

“National Farmers Union called for the U.S. EPA to open the market to higher blends of ethanol in a landmark resolution passed during the group’s annual meeting held last week in San Diego. ‘National Farmers Union, as an organization, considers increased ethanol use one of the most important demand drivers for American agriculture,’ said Doug […]

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.” —

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