(Screengrab from Fuel America campaign advertisement "EPA's Choice, via Youtube)

Biofuel boosters to EPA: Get aggressive on renewable fuel targets

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Biofuel boosters are casting the Obama administration’s decision on renewable fuel quotas as a stark choice between American innovation and oil industry profits.
(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Koch lobbyist to senators: Don’t reform biofuel mandates. Repeal them.

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Philip Ellender, the president of Koch’s government affairs arm, is lobbying the Senate against a plan to reform the nation’s renewable fuel mandates in favor of repealing it altogether.
Corn is unloaded from trucks into the grain elevator at the Mid Missouri Energy ethanol plant in Malta Bend, Missouri. (Patrick Fallon/Bloomberg)

Advanced biofuel group breaks with traditional allies on federal mandates

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The makers of advanced biofuels created with algae, animal fat and non-edible plant materials on Wednesday broke with traditional corn-based ethanol producers to call for sweeping changes to the nation’s biofuels mandates.
Lamar University's diesel powered car during a press conference at city hall with Houston area high school and college teams entered in the 9th annual Shell Eco- marathon Americas which will take place in Detroit, Michigan Wednesday, March 4, 2015, in Houston. Eco-marathon is a high school and college competition to create an energy efficient car.
( James Nielsen / Houston Chronicle )

Student teams rev their engines for Shell Eco-marathon in Motor City

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The Shell Eco-marathon is moving from Houston to Detroit this year, but the Anglo-Dutch oil major gave six Houston-area teams of college and high school students a send off at city hall Wednesday for competitors looking to create the most fuel-efficient vehicles.
Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, right, speaks during a news conference at the Iowa Choice Harvest in August 2014. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Vilsack Q&A: Biofuels have a ‘bright’ future

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Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack sees big opportunities for biofuels in foreign markets and fueling airlines — especially if the sector beats back stiff oil industry opposition.
California Gov. Jerry Brown (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

California energy chief calls Jerry Brown’s fuel target a ‘moon shot’

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California has been setting the pace for U.S. policy on climate change and greenhouse gases.
Iowa Department of Natural Resources staff are on the scene of a train derailment in which three railcars caught fire and another three plunged into the Mississippi River. In all, 11 cars derailed, and 10 of them were carrying ethanol, north of Dubuque, Iowa, on Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Dubuque Telegraph Herald, Mike Burley)

Fires out where ethanol tanker cars derailed in Iowa

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Fires at the site of an eastern Iowa freight train derailment are out but ethanol is leaking into the Mississippi River and the task turned to monitoring for environmental impact and offloading the fuel from derailed trains to empty cars.
(AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

Broad coalition takes aim at renewable fuel mandate

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The measure sponsored by Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., would preserve requirements for advanced cellulosic ethanol made from wood, grasses and other inedible plant material.
(AP Photo/Dirk Lammers, File)

Iowa ethanol lobby starts 2016 campaign to regain influence

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, backed by state corn-grower and renewable-fuels associations and the Washington-based biofuels lobby Growth Energy, on Thursday formed America’s Renewable Future, to make the Renewable Fuels Standard an issue in the 2016 race.
KiOR's facility in Columbus, Miss. (KiOR)

KiOR says Miss. seeks to destroy it in court ploy

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Bankrupt biofuel maker KiOR and controlling shareholder Vinod Khosla say the state of Mississippi is using legal tactics in an attempt to squeeze money from the company.