Government, Business, Fuel

White House Plans Biofuel Quota Boost to Offset Refinery Waivers

The Trump administration may bolster ethanol and other biodiesel. A grain truck sits parked as corn is delivered at a Michlig Grain storage facility in Sheffield, Ill. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

President Donald Trump has tentatively agreed to a plan for bolstering ethanol and biodiesel, amid pressure from Midwest U.S. senators who warned the president that without action, he risks votes in next year’s election.

September 13, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

White House to Meet With Oil, Biofuel Makers in Bid for Deal

Grain rail cars on tracks Grain rail cars sit on tracks in the POET Biorefining ethanol facility in Gowrie, Iowa. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

Trump administration officials are set to consult with oil refiners and renewable fuel producers at the White House on Sept. 11, as they struggle to develop a final plan for bolstering corn-based ethanol and soy-based biodiesel.

September 11, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

White House Weighs Biofuel Quota Boost Amid Appeals From Iowa

Biofuel Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News

Top administration officials have developed plans to give a 5% boost to U.S. renewable fuel-blending quotas in 2020, as President Donald Trump seeks to temper farm-state criticism he has undermined U.S. mandates compelling the use of corn-based ethanol and soybean-based biodiesel.

September 6, 2019
Business, Fuel

Indonesian Road Test Finds Palm Oil Biofuel ‘Safe’ for Cars

Palm Oil Sanjit Das/Bloomberg News

Indonesia said it conducted the world’s longest road test using diesel blended with 30% palm oil, and the results showed that the biofuel is safe for cars.

September 6, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Orders Biofuel Boost in Bid to Temper Farm State Anger

Corn unloaded at biofuels plant Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump, seeking to tamp down political fallout in U.S. farm states essential to his re-election, has ordered federal agencies to shift course on relieving some oil refineries of requirements to use biofuel such as corn-based ethanol.

August 23, 2019
Business, Fuel, Logistics

Eco-Energy Launches Logistics Service for Ethanol Market

Eco-Energy, a biofuel supply chain company, launched its Ethanol Logistics Service on July 11 to reach a broader mix of ethanol buyers and shippers, and create the largest asset-backed logistics management service exclusively focused on ethanol.

July 12, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

US Biofuel Quotas Would Get Modest Bump Under EPA Proposal

Grain rail cars on tracks Grain rail cars sit on tracks at the POET ethanol biorefinery in Gowrie, Iowa, on May 17. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg)

The Trump administration on July 5 advanced plans to modestly lift U.S. biofuel-blending targets, while dodging fights over how frequently to waive refineries from the quotas and how to offset those exemptions.

July 5, 2019

Biodiesel 101: Facts about the Fuel and its Benefits

Biodiesel 101: Facts about the Fuel and its Benefits

What is biodiesel and how could it benefit you? Get straight answers on how biodiesel is made, its affect on fleet performance, how it reduces emissions, and the business advantages of using biodiesel blends to fuel your fleet.

April 11, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Said to Hold Biofuel Quotas for Gasoline Steady for 2019

Car refueling Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration is set to order refiners to use 15 billion gallons of conventional renewable fuels such as corn-based ethanol next year, resisting oil industry pressure to lower the mandate, according to three people familiar with the plans.

November 27, 2018
Government, Business, Fuel

Proposal to Boost to Biofuel Quotas Spurs Scorn From Ethanol Producers

A research associate takes a sample of algae being cultivated for biofuel research in California. (David Maung/Bloomberg News)

Ethanol producers and farm-state leaders blasted a Trump administration proposal that would force refiners to blend more biofuel into petroleum next year, arguing the modest planned increase is undercut by EPA waivers exempting refineries from the mandate

June 26, 2018