Blogging For Biofuels

The Fuel Vs Food Myth

  • Tuesday, 26 August 2014 00:00

At last week's National Conference of State Legislatures (2014 NCSL), we met a few state legislators who opposed the production and consumption of ethanol based on the false assertion that there is more corn being produced for ethanol than it is for food.

Great New Video On Ethanol Vs Gasoline

  • Monday, 25 August 2014 00:00

There are some people out there who are convinced ethanol does not reduce greenhouse gases. We have a whole section in our website devoted to this subject. But there's also this great video from the Illinois Corn Growers that clears the air on this issue.

Fuels America has launched a new campaign that focuses on people who benefit with a weakened Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The timing of the campaign seems to suggest that the EPA may be getting close to announcing the final rule for the renewable volume obligation (RVO) for 2014. (However, comments by the EPA's Paul Machiele at the ACE conference in Minneapolis last week seem to indicate that there still isn't a specific date set to announce the final rule.)

MN Gubernatorial Candidates On Biofuels

  • Wednesday, 06 August 2014 00:00

As we've mentioned before, biofuels are set to get caught in the partisan crossfire in the days and months leading to the elections in November. For the upcoming gubernatorial elections in Minnesota, several candidates have already made it clear where they stand on biofuels.

Does RIN Data Point To 2014 RFS Rule?

  • Tuesday, 05 August 2014 00:00

As we continue to wait on the EPA to announce the 2014 Renewable Volume Obligations (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the agency's recent announcement of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) data for June may have provided an inkling of what we can expect.

Sales of E85 in Minnesota in 2014 as at end-May jumped 41.7 percent to 4.79 million gallons from 3.38 million gallons that was recorded in the same period in 2013.

More Tax Breaks For The Oil Industry

  • Friday, 01 August 2014 00:00

As if the oil and gas industry needed another tax break. A new report by the Wall Street Journal today says that American oil and gas companies are paying less in federal income taxes as a result of the domestic energy boom.

You Can't Play Both Sides

  • Thursday, 31 July 2014 00:00

As we get closer to the mid-term elections in November, expect to see ethanol and the biofuels industry-at-large getting caught in partisan crossfire throughout the corn belt states. One such event transpired in Iowa this week.