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NEWS UPDATE August 6, 2012

Iowa, Nebraska ethanol output cut amid drought

Associated Press  •    •  Posted August 6, 2012

Ethanol plants are voluntarily slowing production as corn prices climb and supplies tighten amid a widespread drought that has generated discussion about whether more of the crop should be devoted to food production. Ethanol production nationally has dropped by 20 percent since the beginning of the year and is at a two-year low, said Bob Dinneen, CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association, a national trade group. [ read more … ]

Industry advocates band together to push for federal ethanol mandate

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted August 6, 2012

Eight of the biofuels industry’s biggest advocates are forming a coalition to push for policies to advance energy security through the domestic production of biofuels. The formation of the Biofuels Producers Coordinating Council comes as the ethanol industry is facing increasing attacks on and off Capitol Hill, prompted by months of drought that has sent corn prices soaring. Livestock industries and several members of Congress have called for U.S. EPA to waive the federal biofuels mandate to provide relief. [ read more … ]

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