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NEWS UPDATE May 22, 2013

EPA would give market boost to butanol, other fuels in proposed rule

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted May 22, 2013

U.S. EPA is proposing to allow butanol that’s been made from corn starch to qualify for credit under the nation’s biofuel mandate. The decision, released today by the agency along with several other proposed fuel qualifications, could greatly expand the market for renewable butanol, a colorless liquid that can be processed into fuel. It would allow refiners to use the fuel toward their annual advanced biofuel obligations under the renewable fuel standard, the federal policy that requires 36 billion gallons of biofuel be blended into the nation’s motor fuel supply by 2022. [ read more … ]

Maine passes bill limiting ethanol blending, conditions apply

By Holly Jessen | May 21, 2013, Ethanol Producer Magazine  •    •  Posted May 22, 2013

Gov. Paul LePage of Maine recently signed a bill effectively limiting corn-ethanol blends to 10 percent. However, it will take action in two other area states before it becomes a reality. LD 453 prohibits retailers from selling gasoline “that contains corn-based ethanol as an additive at level greater than 10 percent by volume.” The bill only goes into effect if two other New England states also pass similar laws. The list of New England states includes Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. The bill was sponsored by Rep. Ricky Long. [ read more … ]

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