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NEWS UPDATE June 17, 2014

Iowa ethanol profitability ‘best ever’

 KRISTIN BUEHNER, Globe Gazette, Mason City, Iowa  •    •  Posted June 17, 2014

The ethanol industry has created a renaissance for rural America, ethanol spokesman Walt Wendland told the Mason City Noon Rotary Club Monday. “U.S. farm net income has increased by 158 percent since 2003,” Wendland said. “Ethanol’s been a factor in that.” Distillers grain and corn oil are important byproducts of ethanol production. Corn oil is used as a component of biodiesel fuel and distillers grain as a component of animal feed.
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Biodiesel producers to hit Hill in assault on EPA proposal

Amanda Peterka, E&E reporter  •    •  Posted June 17, 2014

Biodiesel producers will be on Capitol Hill today to push back against the Obama administration’s proposal for this year’s renewable fuel targets. The producers plan to tell lawmakers that the proposal, which calls for keeping the biodiesel target level and lowering other biofuels mandates, has already affected bottom lines, according to the National Biodiesel Board. A recent board survey found the majority of biodiesel producers have reduced production or idled plants this year.
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Biodiesel Board’s Jobe talks politics of latest renewable fuel standard delays

Monica Trauzzi, E&E  •    •  Posted June 17, 2014

Does U.S. EPA’s deadline extension for compliance with the 2013 renewable fuel standard further make the case against the industry and its ability to meet the targets? Was the agency’s decision a political one? During today’s OnPoint, Joe Jobe, CEO of the National Biodiesel Board, discusses the latest delay and its impact on the timeline for the release of final 2014 targets. [ read more … ]

Group says small engines, ethanol don’t always mix

By Associated Press |  •    •  Posted June 17, 2014

The Nebraska Ethanol Board said concerns are overblown and the campaign serves only to confuse consumers. “In most communities in the state it is going to be difficult to find an E15 pump, unfortunately,” Ethanol Board Administrator Todd Sneller said. “The idea that there is some perceived threat out there is overblown. That is just not a realistic concern.” [ read more … ]

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