As we approach the end of the 2017 RVP season for E15, we're getting some suggestions from various quarters that RVP relief may be at hand. Well yes, September 16 is almost here. If, however, the suggestion is that the EPA and/or President Trump is prepared to make some authentic regulatory change, then let's see the amendment or executive order.Quite frankly, I really wonder how the EPA could square a change with the RVP standard after it released the proposed RVO numbers just a few weeks ago. The connection between the RVP and proposed RVO rule rests not with an explicit reference to RVP but rather the Agency's tortured reasoning and clinging to the blendwall fiction so as to rationalize its perverted analysis of the market barriers to higher levels of biofuel use. Read more here.
The Deputy Director for Food Security at Japan's Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Kimihiko Eura, toured Guardian Energy in Janesville on Aug 22 to learn about renewable fuel production in Minnesota. MBA accompanied Eura during the tour. Read more here.
Environmental engineering firm, Pinnacle Engineering Inc, joined the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association as a vendor member earlier this month. Read more on what they do and their services to the ethanol industry here.
The Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association collaborated with Farm Camp Minnesota to bring 31 children to Guardian Energy on Aug 8. This was the first time Farm Camp Minnesota included an ethanol plant tour in its activities. Read more here.