corn ethanol industry

Fact vs. Fiction on the Renewable Fuel Standard

April 20, 2013 by Mark Green

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The mission of Fuels America and the Renewable Fuels Association is a no-holds-barred defense of the corn ethanol industry and the defective federal biofuels standard, not the interests of U.S. consumers.[read more]

EPA Unwavering in Support for Ethanol, Despite Drought

November 21, 2012 by Geoffrey Styles

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Last Friday the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rejected the petitions of a bi-partisan group of state governors for a waiver of the federal ethanol mandate, resolving one of several energy-related issues that had been deferred beyond the presidential election.  The waiver requests filed in August cited...[read more]

Poor Corn Crop Will Have Major Impact on Ethanol Market

July 17, 2012 by Robert Rapier

Recent reports indicate that what had been expected to be a record crop of corn has been downgraded such that only 40% of the corn crop is being classified as in good or excellent condition. This represents one of the biggest threats to the U.S. ethanol industry.[read more]

Will Solar Bankruptcies Be Different From Ethanol's?

September 7, 2011 by Geoffrey Styles

The solar equipment business appears to be undergoing a shakeout, as three US solar firms have declared bankruptcy in the last few weeks. The most prominent of these was Solyndra, which was notable for its receipt of a $535 million federal loan guarantee. Joining Solyndra in bankruptcy filings were Massachusetts-based Evergreen Solar,...[read more]