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NEWS UPDATE November 14, 2014

EPA rejects Volkswagen request for larger FFV incentive

Governors’ Biofuels Coalition  •    •  Posted November 14, 2014

EPA published yesterday guidance for vehicle manufacturers establishing the E85 usage weighting factor under the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions standards for cars and light trucks for model years 2016-2018. This weighting factor will be used to calculate real world emissions for flex fuel vehicles (FFV) based on actual CO2 tailpipe emissions and projected real-world fuel use of E85 and gasoline over the life of the vehicle. [ read more … ]

Branstad, Nixon to Lead Governors’ Biofuels Coalition

Farm Futures  •    •  Posted November 14, 2014

Governors’ Biofuels Coalition announced Thursday that Iowa Governor Terry Branstad will become chairman and Missouri Governor Jay Nixon will become vice chairman of the Coalition beginning in January 2015. “I look forward to working with Governor Nixon to advance the bipartisan work of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, as the production and use of biofuels increases family incomes in rural America, diversifies our nation’s energy portfolio, and enables consumer choice at the fuel pump,” Branstad said. “Missouri was one of the founding members of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition, and the Coalition has played a major role in our nation’s energy policies, including the drafting and passage of the renewable fuel standards,” Nixon said. [ read more … ]

Ethanol documentary in Lincoln this week takes provocative look at oil industry

By Russell Hubbard / World-Herald Bureau  •    •  Posted November 14, 2014

A documentary designed to change the way people think about renewable fuels — called “PUMP The Movie” — has been showing around the country, including this week in Lincoln.
Screened at the Mary Riepma Ross Media Arts Center for about 100 attendees at an event hosted by the Nebraska Ethanol Board, the film takes a provocative look at the oil industry, the grip it has on the nation’s motor fuels and what competition might mean if alternative fuels could gain a meaningful share of the nation’s gas tanks. It is a question with Great Plains-sized ramifications for the Midwest, where Iowa and Nebraska rank first and third in corn production, and first and second in production of ethanol from corn. Iowa has 42 plants, Nebraska 24, part of a U.S. fleet of about 225 built with a capital investment of about $230 billion in recent years. [ read more … ]

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