Blogging For Biofuels
- Friday, 20 December 2019 11:11
The EPA's final RVO for 2020, which does not fully account for gallons that will be lost to the issuance of small refinery exemptions, has been met with stinging criticism from the ethanol industry and its advocates. Minnesota's senators, Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, along with Rep. Collin Peterson, issued the following statements.
- Thursday, 14 November 2019 12:01
Minnesota senators, Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, have submitted statements to the Senate’s congressional record opposing a provision in the 2020 Interior appropriations bill that allows the EPA to continue issuing small refinery waivers regardless of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) recommendations.
- Wednesday, 30 October 2019 09:43
The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association (MN Biofuels) joined many other members of the ethanol industry in Ypsilanti, Michigan today to testify at the EPA's public hearing over its proposed supplemental notice for SRE reallocations. Below is MN Biofuels executive director, Tim Rudnicki's, full prepared testimony:
- Thursday, 10 October 2019 10:21
Minnesota Governor, Tim Walz, and South Dakota Governor, Kristi Noem, have asked the Trump Administration to undertake a series of executive actions to help the agriculture and ethanol industries.
- Thursday, 26 September 2019 11:06
The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) has called for increased use of biofuels to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to meet the state's Next Generation Energy Act (NGEA).
- Monday, 23 September 2019 14:07
Last Friday, members of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus – which includes Minnesota Reps. Collin Peterson, Angie Craig and Jim Hagedorn – sent a letter to the EPA urging Administrator Andrew Wheeler to address the damage caused by the agency’s issuance of small refinery exemptions (SREs).
- Wednesday, 04 September 2019 12:27
Minnesota's Gov. Tim Walz and South Dakota's Gov. Kristi Noem have sent President Donald Trump recommendations to mitigate the negative effects of the EPA's recent issuance of 31 small refinery exemptions (SRE) waivers.