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ACE & other corn, biofuels groups sign EPA letter on commercial-ready cellulosic biofuel

Representatives of the cellulosic biofuels industry asked the U.S. EPA to take a renewed look at commercial-ready cellulosic biofuels, including cellulosic ethanol made from corn kernel fiber, as the agency begins its work to develop proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligations (RVOs), in a Feb. 15 letterthat the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and 19 other trade groups sent…


Ron Lamberty: The Wisdom of Thumper

Ron Lamberty, Senior Vice President of the American Coalition for Ethanol, responds to a recent letter sent from the Petroleum Marketers Association of America to the Federal Trade Commission in his latest Ethanol Producer Magazine column.


New Ethanol Today Highlights Progress At The Pump

New issue of Ethanol Today focuses on market development.


Guardian Energy CEO Mike Jerke notes ethanol's positive momentum in guest column

Mike Jerke responds to a recent anti-ethanol column in the Dickinson Press.


What's 1.67 Trillion Divided By 53?

ACE's Ron Lamberty outlines some very large numbers from BP's Statistical Review of World Energy. The number 53, in particular, caught his attention because it's the number of years the oil on planet earth will last.


The truth literally matters

Please don’t give up on this column because it initially sounds like a discussion of grammar or usage or some other English-y things about which I could not care less. (OK, I’ll admit the end of that sentence originally said “English-y things I couldn’t care less about,” but I changed it to avoid derision from fellow English geeks for ending a sentence with a preposition. That means I actually could…


50 million reasons to offer E15. One reason Big Oil won’t allow it

In 2007, when RFS2 was signed into law, it was absolutely clear to every single refiner that something greater than 10% ethanol was going to be needed to be offered to meet the requirements of that law. Someone needs to ask the nation’s refiners: “What have you done to meet the requirements of this law you have known about for seven years?” It’s not that Big Oil has done nothing. They’ve sued all…


Big oil, tear down this wall

Big oil companies in the United States appear to have convinced the Environmental Protection Agency and many members of Congress that there is a “Blend Wall” that prevents refiners from complying with the terms of the Renewable Fuel Standard. They say this 10% ethanol blend wall must remain in place – for America – not for Big Oil’s benefit. Of course not. They claim they’re protecting automobile owners…



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