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NEWS UPDATE October 25, 2013

EPA draft rolling back mandate doesn’t go far enough — oil industry

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted October 25, 2013

A U.S. EPA draft proposal that would significantly scale back the 2014 ethanol-production mandate doesn’t go far enough, the oil and gas industry’s lobby said today. The proposal would set ethanol production at 13 billion gallons next year, lower than this year’s 13.8-billion-gallon target and well below the 14.4-billion-gallon level anticipated in the 2007 statute that created the most recent renewable fuel standard. But the American Petroleum Institute argues that any ethanol level above 12.9 billion gallons — what API proposed in a recent petition — would be unacceptable. [ read more … ]

Growth Energy’s Buis discusses court action on 2013 volume targets

Monica Trauzzi, E&E  •    •  Posted October 25, 2013

How will the oil industry’s moves to have U.S. EPA reconsider its 2013 renewable fuel targets affect the biofuels industry and the future of renewable fuel policy? During today’s OnPoint, Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, discusses the latest twists in the debate over the renewable fuel standard and previews potential action by Congress. [ read more … ]

Omaha grain trader Scoular reopens Kansas ethanol plant

By Russell Hubbard / World-Herald staff writer  •    •  Posted October 25, 2013

Omaha grain trader the Scoular Co. said Thursday it has reopened an ethanol plant in Kansas that had been idle for about five years. The plant in Pratt, Kan., is about 350 miles south of Omaha, and it will buy grain to produce the ethanol from within about a 75-mile area, said Pratt Energy, a partnership between Scoular and Pratt Biofuel Investors. [ read more … ]

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