A new round of USDA funding will help expand the availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel. Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says the department is awarding $19 million in grants to increase access in 22 states. “We continue to invest in the infrastructure... Read More.
Biofuel groups are expressing their disappointment with the Environemtal Protection Agency’s blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard. While EPA slightly raised requirements for biomass-based diesel fuels, the agency lowered ethanol quotas. Biofuel blending requirements are 20.94 billion gallons in 2023, 21.54 billion gallons in... Read More.
Biofuel investments and the current expansion of U.S. soybean crush capacity are helping to improve farmers’ bottom lines, especially in areas that were previously underserved. In this episode of Fueling Conversations, Mac Marshall, vice president of market intelligence for the United Soybean Board, discusses growth... Read More.
A bill introduced in the US House this week aims to level the playing field for corn starch ethanol. The Fuels Parity Act introduced by Representatives Nikki Budzinski and Eric Sorensen of Illinois, Mariannette Miller-Meeks of Iowa, Stephanie Bice of Oklahoma and Wesley Hunt... Read More.
As demand rises for clean fuels, there is continued investment and growth in U.S. oilseed crush capacity. This episode of Fueling Conversations features Tom Hammer, president and CEO of the National Oilseed Processors Association. He’ll discuss how processors are making significant investments – in part... Read More.
A recent study by Purdue University, in partnership with the United Soybean Board, shows no statistically significant relationship between increased use of soybean oil in biofuel production and retail food prices for consumers. Over the past decade, the amount of soybean oil used in biofuel... Read More.
A U.S. Congressman is confident biofuel tax credits will be restored during debt ceiling negotiations. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy has proposed raising the debt ceiling for a year in exchange for spending reforms that include cutting credits for sustainable aviation fuels and clean fuels... Read More.
A pair biofuel companies and United Airlines have announced a joint venture to develop and commercialize Sustainable Aviation Fuel that uses ethanol as a feed stock. Speaking to Brownfield before the announcement, Chief Financial Officer Jim Stark with Nebraska-based Green Plains says partnerships like... Read More.
The budget proposed by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz includes significant investments in biofuels and soil health. Speaking to Brownfield during the MN Ag Expo in Mankato last week, Walz said there is $6 million to build out biofuel infrastructure and $4 million for soil... Read More.
The Environmental Protection Agency is getting mixed reviews for its proposed final rule for the Renewable Fuel Standard over the next three years. Emily Skor with Growth Energy says biofuels remain the single best tool for shielding motorists from volatile oil prices while decarbonizing... Read More.
In the proposal, EPA is increasing renewable fuel targets in each of the next three years to 20.82 billion gallons in 2023, 21.87 billion gallons in 2024 and 22.68 billion gallons in 2025. Renewable Fuels Association’s Goeff Cooper says the proposal launches the Renewable Fuel... Read More.
Several biofuel and farm organizations are defending the EPA in court over small refinery exemptions. Troy Bredenkamp with the Renewable Fuels Association says RFA, Growth Energy, the American Coalition for Ethanol, and National Farmers Union have filed a motion to intervene in the D.C. Circuit... Read More.