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NEWS UPDATE October 30, 2013

Feinstein, Coburn prep bill to eliminate corn mandate

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted October 30, 2013

Two senators are preparing bipartisan legislation taking aim at the nation’s corn ethanol mandate. Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) plan to introduce the bill within the next week or so, Feinstein said in an interview yesterday. It would strip the conventional ethanol portion of the renewable fuel standard while keeping the standard’s targets for advanced biofuels intact. [ read more … ]

EPA draft proposal hurts investment, advanced producers warn

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted October 30, 2013

A draft proposal that indicates U.S. EPA is considering significantly scaling back next year’s renewable fuel targets is already dampening investors’ moods toward advanced biofuels, according to producers. The proposal to cut both conventional ethanol and advanced biofuel levels next year has signaled to investors that the Obama administration is not going to let the renewable fuel standard work as intended, said Brooke Coleman, executive director of the Advanced Ethanol Council. [ read more … ]

Advanced biofuel companies warn EPA change to renewable fuel standard could hurt growth

by Christopher Doering, Des Moines Register  •    •  Posted October 30, 2013

Nearly three dozen advanced biofuel companies warned the White House Tuesday that as the administration considers making changes to the country‚Äôs renewable fuels policy, it should be careful not to irreversibly harm the next generation of fuels. [ read more … ]

Ethanol Tumbles Second Day as Corn Harvest Pace Accelerates

By Mario Parker – Oct 29, 2013 3:56 PM CT, Bloomberg  •    •  Posted October 30, 2013

Ethanol futures tumbled for a second day as the government said farmers accelerated the pace of the corn harvest. Prices fell 1.6 percent after the Agriculture Department said 59 percent of a record corn crop was collected as of Oct. 27, up from 39 percent the previous week. The grain is the primary ingredient in U.S. ethanol. Production has jumped 15 percent from a record low in January, according the Energy Information Administration. [ read more … ]

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