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NEWS UPDATE April 8, 2015

EPA opens comment period on cellulosic waiver credit rules 

By Erin Voegele, Ethanol Producer Magazine  •    •  Posted April 8, 2015

On April 3, the U.S. EPA published its direct final rule and parallel proposed rule on cellulosic waiver credits (CWCs) in the Federal Register, officially opening a 30-day comment period. The agency released prepublication versions of the rules in late March. The rulemaking aims to clarify the data sources and methodology used to calculate the price of cellulosic waiver credits (CWCs) and would amend regulations to allow CWC prices to be announced in a more timely manner. The rulemaking would also reinsert language into the renewable fuel standard (RFS) regulations that was inadvertently overwritten by the Quality Assurance Program final rule. [ read more … ]

Nebraska ethanol producer provides infrastructure grant 

By Nebraska Ethanol Board, Ethanol Producer Magazine  •    •  Posted April 8, 2015

Nebraska ethanol producers continue to work with retailers across the state to provide additional fuel choice for consumers. The most recent of these ethanol producers is Husker Ag LLC. In 2012, Husker Ag passed a resolution to promote higher ethanol fuel blends at the retail level. Since then, the Plainview ethanol plant has provided grant money and ethanol for several retail locations in northeast Nebraska including Creighton, Crofton, Hartington, Osmond and Pierce at two locations. [ read more … ]

ISU researches environmental dangers of cellulosic ethanol

By Business Record  •    •  Posted April 8, 2015

Removing corn residue from fields can have a big impact on soil and water quality, according to new research from an Iowa State University agronomist. Mahdi Al-Kaisi, an agronomy professor, is urging farmers to consider topography, tillage systems, nitrogen application and the amount of organic matter present in their soil to determine how much corn residue, or the plant material left behind after harvest, they should part with. [ read more … ]

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