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Ethanol Remains Hot Political Topic In Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker clarifies his position on the Renewable Fuels Standard, which he categorically opposed as governor of Wisconsin.


POET, the second-largest ethanol producer in the US, touts its economic impact on the economy in supporting 39,978 full-time jobs and adding $5.4B to US GDP.


Fuels America, Poet, VoteVets Rally The Troops

Pro-ethanol groups have delivered over 250,000 signatures to the EPA asking for a strong final rule in the Renewable Fuel Standard.


Senators Want The EPA To Up The Amount Of The Biofuel In The RFS

A group of 36 Senators are pushing for the Environmental Protection Agency to increase the proposed volume of biodiesel under the revised Renewable Fuel Standard.


RFS Update Would Drop Ethanol Level By 4B Gallons This Year

A proposal from the Obama administration would lower the 2014 Renewable Fuels Standard level to the amount actually used last year, and goes up from there.


Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson is in favor of removing $4 billion in subsidies for oil and gas companies and using the money to support ethanol. He also suggests a 30 percent ethanol blend in fuel.


The RFS Has Rules, But EPA Might Not Be Enforcing Them

A study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison finds that millions of acres of crops might be contributing to the country's ethanol supply, while being in violation of the rules under the Renewable Fuels Standard.


Democratic Hopeful Called 'Extremely Receptive' On Renewable Fuels

Hillary Clinton was reportedly 'extremely receptive' when asked about biofuels in a private meeting with ethanol supporters.


Settlement Reached Between Government Agency, Biofuel Producers

Two biofuel producers – AFI and AFPM – filed a lawsuit earlier this year to get the EPA to make a decision about the 2014 RFS. Today, the EPA said it will decide by the end of November, 2015.


Biodiesel, Cellulosic Viewed As Better Alternative

California, Pennsylvania senators reach across the aisle to propose an anti-corn-ethanol bill.


House Bill 2373 Would Put Biofuel Blend Out To Dry

Members of the Oregon House of Representatives are proposing a bill to repeal the state's mandate to use a 10-percent ethanol mix in gasoline.


With the 2016 US presidential election already getting rolling, the debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard could play role in farming-intense states. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, a supporter of the mandate, thinks candidates who don't support the RFS could be at a disadvantage there for the very important caucuses.


Biofuel Producers Get Happy, Frustrated

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is not going to decide just yet how much biofuel to add to the national fuel supply in the future. Last year, the EPA said, for the first time ever, that it might reduce the biofuel component in American gas, but is now saying that the 2014 standards rule will be "significantly delayed."


Hundreds of thousands of people are waiting for the US Environmental Protection Agency to issue its final ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over 110,000 signatures were collected by the group VoteVets.org (often politically active on energy issues), which delivered its petition with Congressman Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. Over 35,000 of those signatures were from veterans and military family members.


The boxing match between ethanol supporters and opponents is heading into the final round, and it's looking like ethanol could go down pretty hard.


Many automakers are already and quietly ready for E15.


Forget raising the national ethanol blend in standard gasoline to 15 percent (E15), the Environmental Protection Agency has, for the first time ever, proposed reducing the ethanol requirement in the American gas supply.


Rodney Hailey, who was in the news last summer for selling more than $9 million in Renewable Identification Numbers (RIN) credits for biofuel that, well, didn't exist, has been sentenced to nearly 12 years and six months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release.


If you know what renewable identification numbers (RIN) fraud is, and want to avoid it you a.) are most likely involved in biofuel production or an oil company and b.) might want to hire an auditor. That's the advice from RINAlliance, which has made a strategic partnership with EcoEngineers to make sure RIN fraud stops happening.


The food vs. fuel debate over ethanol continues, this time through the actions of a handful of U.S. states that are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to lift – temporarily, at least – the rules that require a "large share" (to use Reuters' words) of the corn crop in America to be used to make ethanol. Instead, says Georgia, the latest state to join the chorus, the corn should be used to feed chickens to counteract the effects of the drought affecting America this summer


Yesterday, the Obama Administration announced new biofuel rules for a Renewable Fuels Standard (aka RFS2) and there's a lot for ethanol producers to love in there.

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