June 8, 2016

UAI calls on CARB to recognize role of ethanol in reducing carbon

“In comments recently filed with the California Air Resources Board, the Urban Air Initiative made a compelling case for higher octane, lower carbon fuels like midlevel ethanol blends to help the state meet its carbon reduction goals.” “UAI noted that even the University of California-Riverside, which has traditionally been a critic of ethanol cautioned in […]

May 23, 2016

Cellulosic growth likely for Ethanol industry

“Great market opportunities exist for the ethanol industry, Doug Durante said as he opened the Ethanol 2016: Emerging Issues Forum April 28.” “‘We can help the auto industry meet their requirements,’ he said. ‘They provide the cars to allow us to actually use the fuel, and the pumps and infrastructure will follow. And we know […]

May 19, 2016

It’s Time For an Octane Boost

“Modern and future engines need more octane — not less — to maximize fuel efficiency and reduce carbon emissions.” “There are a variety of options for increasing the octane rating of gasoline, but one octane source stands out from the crowd: ethanol.” — Tracey King, The Detroit News

May 18, 2016

EPA Suggests Higher Ethanol Volume Obligations in Proposed 2017 RFS

  “In a statement, the EPA indicated that advanced biofuels, which much achieve a 50 percent reduction of life cycle carbon emissions when compared to a gasoline baseline, would grow by nearly 400 gallons from 2016 to 2017. The proposed standards would also increase cellulosic biofuel, which must achieve a 60 percent emissions reduction, by 82 […]

May 5, 2016

Biofuels Create 87% of the Greenhouse Gas Reductions in California

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has released an analysis of data recently released by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) regarding California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS), highlighting ethanol as a significant factor in the reduction of CA’s greenhouse gas emissions. The RFA analysis shows that the majority of carbon credits approved have been for […]

April 29, 2016

Volkswagen and Shell Promote Biofuels as the Way to Decarbonize EU Transport

“Volkswagen has teamed with Shell on a new report by Roland Berger promoting a policy path forward towards a European transport market that achieves environmental and GHG goals set at the COP21 meeting in Paris through the use of biofuels rather than the current trend towards electric vehicles.” — Meghan Sapp, BioFuels Digest

April 12, 2016

Argentina to Boost Ethanol Use in Fuels

“Argentina will more than double the required use of ethanol in gasoline from next year as part of efforts to diversify away from the use of fossil fuels, an executive from a bioethanol industry body told Reuters on Friday.” “‘The plan of (Argentine President) Mauricio Macri’s government is to increase the ethanol blend in fuel […]

April 4, 2016

New European Study Refutes Anti-Ethanol Claims

“The report found that the increased demand from ethanol made from sugar and starch crops, such as corn, along with cellulosic biomass have low impacts regarding indirect land use change. In addition, the study found that this increase in demand will have no impact on food prices through 2020.” — Tom Doran, AgriNews

March 25, 2016

US Senators Send Letter to EPA Administrator McCarthy Supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard

  March 23, 2016 The Honorable Gina McCarthy Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20460   Dear Administrator McCarthy: We are writing to you in the wake of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule issued on November 30, 2015, which set blending targets under the Renewable Fuel Standard for […]