Renewable Fuels Association Responds to EPA Announcement

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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it is postponing its decision whether to allow for the blending of up to 15 percent ethanol in conventional gasoline. Increasing the amount of ethanol blended into gasoline is critical to both ensuring that the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is a successful policy and that there is a market for advanced biofuel …

energy, General

Dairy Producers Market Methane

Amanda Nolz

Tom Lutey at the Billings Gazette recently published a very interesting, thought-provoking read titled, Dairy farm utilizes alternative income sources on the next environmental step for cattle producers. It’s all about utilizing the methane for cattle and converting into reusable energy. This is a great example of just that, and from the comments about the article, I would say the …

Agribusiness, energy

Stoneyfield Honored for Reducing CO2 Emissions

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Stonyfield Farm Inc., based in Londonderry, N.H., was one of 37 organizations nationwide honored by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for success in cutting carbon dioxide emissions and fuel use in freight operations. Stonyfield Farm was awarded a 2009 “SmartWay Excellence Award.” Stonyfield is among more than 2000 SmartWay Transport Partners setting an example in the transportation industry for addressing …

Competition, energy, Industry News

Adminstration Officials to Visit Crave Brothers Dairy

Cindy Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley, and Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle will tour Crave Brothers Farm and Dairy Operation in Waterloo, Wisconsin Friday to see bioenergy in action. Crave Brothers is an example of a successful modern dairy, using green energy sources to power the farm, cheese factory and 120 area homes. …

energy, Technology, usda