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NEWS UPDATE July 10, 2013

Iowa governor signs ‘Right to Blend’ bill into law

By Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa | July 09, 2013  •    •  Posted July 10, 2013

Consumers in Iowa benefit from competitively priced fuel and legislation signed by Gov. Terry Branstad will have a positive impact at the pump. The new law, effective as of July 1, preserves an Iowa petroleum marketer’s right to blend with Iowa manufactured ethanol and biodiesel thereby maintaining competitively priced fuel and preserving Iowa jobs. “We celebrate the signing of Iowa’s “Right to Blend Law”, said Dawn Carlson, president of the Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa. “This legislation allows petroleum marketers to continue to offer locally grown biofuels to Iowans.” [ read more … ]

DOE to study environmental impacts of engineered energy crops

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted July 10, 2013

The Department of Energy is starting to review crops proposed for advanced biofuel feedstocks with an eye toward assessing their invasiveness, greenhouse gas emissions and other environmental impacts. DOE will hold public meetings this week on the scope of the planned environmental impact statement. The EIS, the department says, will guide programs aimed at spurring the large-scale development of next-generation biofuels. [ read more … ]

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