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EPA’s plan to boost ethanol use in gasoline gets hearing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Obama administration’s proposal to boost the amount of ethanol and other renewable fuels blended into gasoline produced at least one consensus Thursday during the matter’s only public hearing: Few, if anyone, is entirely satisfied by the plan. Ethanol advocates, largely from Midwest farming states, testified that the Environmental Protection Agency’s target for biofuels next ...

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Proposed ethanol plant gets $4.2 million state tax break

DES MOINES, Iowa — A Minnesota businessman whose construction company has built many of the nation’s ethanol plants received state sales tax incentives Friday to complete construction on a previously idled project in southwest Iowa. The Iowa Economic Development Authority board approved $4.2 million in sales tax refund benefits for the project proposed by Farmers Energy Cardinal to build a ...

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A state-by-state look at renewable energy requirements

Twenty-nine states and the District of Columbia have requirements that utilities get a certain amount of their electricity from renewable sources. Nine additional states have goals for renewable energy, while a dozen others have no targets. A state-by-state look at renewable energy policies. ALABAMA No renewable energy standard. ALASKA A bill passed in 2010 sets a goal, but not a ...

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India to allow ethanol-only vehicles; response to be muted

India's Transport and Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari is pictured in his office in New Delhi, India, August 26, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee/Files

NEW DELHI – India will soon allow automakers to manufacture vehicles that can run entirely on ethanol, but adoption is likely to be slow as the country has not been able to source the sugarcane by-product even for its current low gasoline-blending targets. Transport minister Nitin Gadkari’s announcement to push the cleaner-burning fuel came on the day the Supreme Court ...

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Editorial: Work to keep renewable fuel standards high

An ethanol production plant in South Dakota.

Kudos to the Environmental Protection Agency and Obama administration for increasing preliminary Renewable Fuel Standards, but the new standard still misses the mark. Renewable Fuel Standards — how much biofuel will be produced and blended with traditional gasoline — were initially set by Congress in 2005 and expanded and updated as part of the 2007 Energy Independence and Security Act. ...

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North Dakota retailers getting $1.2M for biofuels equipment

BISMARCK, N.D. — North Dakota is getting $1.2 million in federal money to help retailers pay for biofuels equipment. The money is through the federal Agriculture Department’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership. It reimburses retailers for the cost of such equipment as blender pumps and biofuel tanks. The North Dakota Ethanol Council says the money is expected to fund 90 fuel dispensers ...

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