Agri-Pulse Newsmakers: EPA Administrator Regan

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest episode of Agri-Pulse Newsmakers is out and the big news maker this week is EPA Administrator Michael Regan. The Biden administration is approaching a key deadline to publish annual volume targets for biofuel blending. There’s also the ongoing effort to redefine the definition of a Water of the U.S. and looming concerns about the loss of crop protection …

Agri-Pulse, EPA, Ethanol, Video

Rail Disruptions Impacting Ag and Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) heard about how agricultural and biofuels producers are being impacted by rail service challenges during a two-day hearing last week. USDA Deputy Secretary Dr. Jewel Bronaugh told the board how rail disruptions are impacting farmers, ranchers and consumers. “Elevators are full and therefore cannot purchase more grain from farmers, and livestock operations are unable to …

Audio, Corn, Ethanol, Grains, transportation

Gevo and Farmers Edge Partner for Carbon Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Gevo and Farmers Edge have signed an agreement to work together on a new type of carbon inset management program. The potential combination of Farmers Edge highly precise and proprietary datasets with Gevo’s Verity Tracking platform and blockchain technology is expected to create value around agriculturally driven carbon impact. The companies plan to launch a program with US growers to …

AgWired Precision, Audio, Biofuels, carbon, Corn, Ethanol, Sustainability

White House Fuel Price Plan Overlooks Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuel organizations are baffled by the White House “Plan to Respond to Putin’s Price Hike at the Pump” released last week that completely ignores increasing use of renewable fuels. “It is baffling to us that President Biden continues to overlook ethanol, which is the most readily available, lowest-cost, and lowest-carbon option for extending our nation’s fuel supply,” said Renewable Fuels …

Audio, Ethanol, RFA

Biofuels Advocates Respond to #SOTU With Energy Solution

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels advocates offered a response to President Joe Biden’s first State of the Union address this week – use more ethanol. Acknowledging that the situation in Ukraine was causing pain at the pump here at home, President Biden’s solution was more oil. “I can announce the United States has worked with 30 other countries to release 60 million barrels of …

Ethanol, RFA

RFA Honors Corn Growers With Industry Award

Cindy Zimmerman

For the first time, the Renewable Fuels Association Industry Award was presented to an organization this year. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) was honored in recognition of the group’s dedicated and sustained efforts on behalf of the ethanol industry over the last 40 years. The award, RFA’s highest recognition, was presented this week at the 27th annual National Ethanol …

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Ethanol Industry Zeroes in on New Opportunities

Cindy Zimmerman

In his annual State of the Industry Address at the National Ethanol Conference Tuesday in New Orleans, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper said the global quest to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 “may very well be the greatest opportunity for growth and value creation in the industry’s history.” “Just as the ethanol industry seized on opportunities …

Audio, Ethanol, RFA

Ethanol Industry Gathers in New Orleans

Cindy Zimmerman

From emerging technologies and new uses to opportunities in global carbon reduction policies, market insights, and international and domestic marketplace developments, there is much to learn and experience at the 27th Annual National Ethanol Conference: Zeroing in on New Opportunities. New Orleans is the place where the ethanol industry is meeting this week and Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO …

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Ethanol Report Reviews EPA Announcements

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry got some long-awaited announcements from the Biden Administration this week on COVID aid from USDA and biofuel blending obligations from the Environmental Protection Agency. It’s a mixed bag of good news and bad news for ethanol producers and in this edition of The Ethanol Report we get the details from Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff …

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