Business, Fuel

Pilot Co. Unit to Buy Ethanol Plant With Sights on Recovery

Pilot Co.'s GreenAmerica Biofuels is purchasing a 65-million gallon ethanol plant. Pilot Co.'s GreenAmerica Biofuels is purchasing a 65-million gallon ethanol plant. Corn is a common base for the biofuel. (Shannon VanRaes/Bloomberg News)

A unit of truck stop chain Pilot Co., which is partly owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is buying an ethanol plant just as the beleaguered industry may be turning around.

Kim Chipman | Bloomberg News
January 28, 2021
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Aims to End Ethanol Warning Labels in Biofuel Policy Blitz

An American flag hangs on display at an ethanol facility in Iowa in June 2019. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News) An American flag hangs on display at an ethanol facility in Iowa in June 2019. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration advanced a flurry of biofuel policy proposals Jan. 15, including plans that could help ethanol producers sell more of the corn-based fuel.

January 15, 2021
Government, Business, Technology, Fuel

Trump Rebuffs Corn Farmers With Status Quo on Biofuels

Corn in Illinois Corn stands in a field in Walnut, Ill. The Environmental Protection Agency will require refiners to use 20.09 billion gallons of renewable fuel in 2020, a 0.85% increase over the 2019 requirement for 19.92 billion gallons. (Daniel Acker/Bloomberg News)

The Trump administration on Dec. 19 set relatively flat quotas for plant-based fuels in 2020, rebuffing ethanol and biodiesel allies who said the targets don’t do enough to support the industry.

Jennifer A. Dlouhy | Bloomberg News
December 19, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Push for Corn-Heavy Fuel Isn’t Reaching the Pump

gas pump non-ethanol John Raoux/AP

President Donald Trump’s effort to boost corn demand by allowing year-round sales of ethanol-blended gasoline has run into a logistical problem. Few stations offer it.

October 31, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Logistics

Airgas Expands in Stockton, Calif., With New CO2 Plant

Airgas, an Air Liquide company and a U.S. supplier of industrial, medical and specialty gases, opened its new liquid carbon dioxide and dry ice facility in Stockton, Calif., on July 16.

July 22, 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

Trump Defends Refinery Waivers by Noting Expanded Ethanol Sales

Ethanol Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

President Donald Trump has cited his move to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gasoline as farmers pressure him to dial back decisions to exempt oil refineries from biofuel-blending mandates, signaling the president sees the two issues as related.

July 11, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Oil Industry Poised to Attack as EPA Boosts Ethanol in Fuels

Ethanol Daniel Acker/ Associated Press

Oil industry foes are preparing to go to court to fight the Environmental Protection Agency regulation issued May 31 that allows year-round sales of higher-ethanol E15 gasoline nationwide.

May 31, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

EPA Rushed Ethanol Plan so Trump Could Keep Pledge, Documents Show

Ethanol Sergio Flores/Bloomberg News

After President Donald Trump promised Iowa voters he would unleash high-ethanol gasoline, his administration fast-tracked a plan to lift summertime restrictions on the fuel, forgoing studies of its potential price tag and hastily ending a review of the measure.

March 28, 2019
Government, Business, Fuel

Trump Advances Changes to Unleash Sales of Ethanol-Blend Gasoline

Fuel Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg News

The Trump administration on March 12 advanced a plan meant to expand the U.S. market for corn-based ethanol and place trading restrictions on credits that refiners use to prove they are using biofuel.

March 12, 2019