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Making E15 available in Wisconsin would reduce CO2 emissions by nearly 200,000 tons
Analysis shows importance of Renewable Fuel Standard on air quality

March 4, 2015 -

A recent analysis found that replacing just half of the 2.4 billion gallons of regular E10 gas consumed in Wisconsin with E15 (gasoline with 15 percent ethanol blend) would eliminate 175,636 tons of CO2e emitted to our air every year (CO2e includes carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and methane). That’s the equivalent to taking about 37,000 passenger vehicles off the road in Wisconsin every year.

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Wisconsin ethanol industry helps drive record high export totals
Value of ethanol exports rose by $31 million dollars to $250 million dollars

February 13, 2015 -

Export numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Trade, Agriculture and Consumer Protection show an 18 percent increase in ethanol exports from Wisconsin, totaling an export value of over $250 million dollars and driving Wisconsin’s export totals to an all time high.

 

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Wisconsin ethanol exports increase in 2014 to over $200 million
YTD comparisons show ethanol exports rose $20 million over 2013

December 12, 2014 -

Recently released export numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Trade, Agriculture and Consumer Protection show a 15% increase in ethanol exports from Wisconsin, totaling an export value of over $200 million dollars.

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SAE study finds EPA biased against ethanol
Standards used to measure emissions were rigged for big oil

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New study shows ethanol blends proven cleaner and cheaper than gas
Study shows ethanol has fewer carcinogens, safer for consumers

September 24, 2014 -

A study conducted by Life Cycle Associates found that the renewable fuel in E15 (15 percent ethanol and 85 percent gasoline) displaces cancer-causing emissions from gasoline, resulting in a net decrease in cancer risk of 6.6% compared to regular gas.

In addition, E15 forms less smog than regular gasoline and reduces the amount of greenhouse gas emissions by 1.5% when compared to regular gasoline.

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Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance in Washington DC to meet with WI delegation
WBIA is meeting with Wisconsin’s legislators to discuss RFS and E15

September 17, 2014 -

Today, the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance leadership is in America’s Capitol to meet with some of Wisconsin’s Senators and Representatives to discuss ethanol’s impact on the state’s economy and the potential for growth with E15.

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WBIA to host webinar to discuss recent ethanol poll
Google Hangout will feature officials from WBIA and analysis by WCGA

August 7, 2014 -

On Tuesday August 12th, Wisconsin ethanol policy and industry experts will lead a WBIA sponsored webinar on the state’s opinion of ethanol-blended fuels.

The event details can be found on WBIA’s Google+ page.

To view the webinar go to:

http://www.wisconsinbioindustry.com/wisconsin-ethanol-poll-hosted-by-the-wbia/

When -           Tuesday, August 12th at 2:00pm CST

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Wisconsin Retailer Kwik Trip offers choices for consumers at the pump
Independent gas station chain earns A+ grade from national trade group

July 8, 2014 -

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Wisconsin gets eight new E15 pumps

May 8, 2013 -

The Wisconsin Ethanol Coalition is excited to announce eight pumps offering E15 as a choice to consumers. The pumps are located at the SmartStation, 1290 Business Highway 151, Platteville, WI, a wholly owned subsidiary of Badger State Ethanol.

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Ace Ethanol announces plans for commercial production of cellulosic ethanol
Partnership with Sweetwater Energy marks first for the industry

January 4, 2013 -

Ace Ethanol, will partner with
Sweetwater Energy, Inc., a Rochester NY-based cellulosic sugar producer to
generate cellulosic ethanol at Ace’s plant for up to 16 years. Sweetwater’s
patented, decentralized process will convert locally available cellulosic,
non-food biomass, such as crop residues, energy crops, and woody biomass into
highly fermentable sugar, which Ace will ferment into ethanol. The entire
contract has a total potential value in excess of $100 million, and requires a
minimal capital outlay by Ace Ethanol while stabilizing Ace’s feedstock cost
over the life of the agreement.

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AAA claim false regarding E15 fuel use

November 30, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE – A statement made today by AAA regarding the safety of E15 use in motor vehicles is misplaced, and a veiled attempt by Big Oil to stop consumers from benefiting from its use.

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Statement on the denial of the RFS waiver

November 16, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE – Josh Morby, executive director of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance has released the following statement in response to the denial of the RFS waiver:

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WBIA, RFA present at DATCP board meeting

November 14, 2012 -

MADISON – Wisconsin Bio Industry partners are providing members of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection board with an opportunity to learn more about the issues impacting the ethanol industry today at their meeting in Madison.

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Briggs & Stratton supports bio fuel and reminds consumers to use E-10 for small engines

October 16, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE – Briggs & Stratton Corporation is reminding outdoor power equipment customers that all Briggs & Stratton manufactured small engines are designed to run on up to E10 or fuel blended with 10-percent ethanol. 

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WBIA joins Fuels America New coalition formed to support America’s renewable fuel industry

October 1, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE
– The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance is pleased to announce its new
affiliation with Fuels America, a new coalition of renewable fuel stakeholders
that have joined forces to promote America’s energy independence, security and
economic prosperity.

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WBIA representatives attend Renewable Fuels Association annual meeting

September 26, 2012 -

Omaha, Neb. – Representatives from Wisconsin’s ethanol facilities along with WBIA Executive Director Josh Morby are in attendance at the Renewable Fuels Association’s Annual Membership and Board of Directors meeting this week. 

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EPA's four-gallon minimum rule to have little effect on Wisconsin consumers

September 25, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Environmental Protection Agency recently announced four-gallon minimum rule when purchasing gas from an E-15 blender pump is likely to have little effect on Wisconsin consumers. 

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Waiver of Renewable Fuel Standard would cost consumers money

September 14, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE – Those calling for a waiver to meet the ethanol production requirements of the existing Renewable Fuel Standard are failing to consider the unintended consequences of such an act: The cost to consumers. 

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Five falsehoods about ethanol

July 18, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE – With draught conditions now affecting more than 50 percent of American cropland, the likelihood of increased prices for corn this fall is becoming more of a reality every day. 

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False information fueling ethanol’s effect on corn prices during drought

July 13, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE – Severe drought conditions and a reduced harvest are likely to drive corn prices up in short order, not the fact that a portion of America’s corn crop is used for ethanol production. 

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EPA grants final approval to sale of E15 blends

June 19, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – By completing its approval of established misfueling mitigation plans, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has essentially cleared the way for final approval for companies intending to sell E15 to consumers. 

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Governor Walker shows strong support for Wisconsin’s corn-based ethanol industry

May 29, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE – In recognition of the more than one billion dollars the Wisconsin ethanol industry pumps into the state’s economy, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is sending his top Ag advisor to Ace Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin’s first large-scale ethanol production plant. 

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UW & Iowa St. report update: Ethanol lowered gas prices $1.69 per gallon in 2011 in Wisconsin

May 15, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE – An updated report by the University of Wisconsin and Iowa State University has found that ethanol production helped reduce gas prices at the pump by an average of $1.69 per gallon in 2011 in Midwestern states, including Wisconsin.

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WBIA calls on Wisconsin delegation to support state’s ethanol industry

May 14, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance is reaching out to representatives in Washington, DC, this week to remind them of the importance of the ethanol industry and the jobs it provides for workers.
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WBIA calls on Wisconsin’s attorney general, governor to oppose California low-carbon fuel rule
Seven Midwestern attorneys general have already expressed opposition

April 2, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance has called on Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Governor Scott Walker to join a coalition of attorneys general from seven Midwestern states that voiced opposition to California’s interest in expanding that state’s low-carbon fuel policy last week. 

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EPA issues approval for E15 'misfueling' plan

March 21, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a new “Misfueling Mitigation Plan” or MMP for use by companies that manufacture E15, a blend of 15 percent ethanol and gasoline.

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Representatives from WBIA, Wisconsin ethanol facilities attend annual RFA conference

February 24, 2012 -

Milwaukee, Wis. – Representatives from the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance, including Executive Director Josh Morby, and Wisconsin’s ethanol facilities, including Didion Ethanol, Badger State Ethanol and Big River Resources, are in attendance for the Renewable Fuels Association National Ethanol Conference.

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Wisconsin ethanol industry sets new export record

February 15, 2012 -

Milwaukee, Wis. – Wisconsin agricultural exports reached a record high in 2011 at $285 billion, with Wisconsin-produced ethanol as one of the top exports for the year. Ethanol exports increased from $14 million in 2010 to $243 million in 2011. Additionally, state exports of Dried Distillers Grains or DDGs, a co-product of ethanol production that is used as a feed product, increased from $24.7 million in 2010 to $28.5 million in 2011.

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Sensenbrenner proposal limits consumer choice

February 7, 2012 -

Milwaukee, Wis. – Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner continues to push legislation that would delay EPA approval of E15 usage in vehicles manufactured since 2001, harming Wisconsin’s economy and the environment, the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) says.

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WBIA Release Updated List of Wisconsin E85 stations

January 25, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance has released an updated list of retail stations that carry E85 in Wisconsin.

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End of Ethanol Tax Credit May Impact Gas Prices, Wisconsin's Economy

January 3, 2012 -

MILWAUKEE – The Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) program aimed at supporting domestic ethanol production ended on Dec, 31, 2011, possibly resulting in higher gas prices for consumers. The discontinuation of VEETC could have an impact on Wisconsin’s economy, home to nine ethanol production facilities, and countless corn growers.

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Ethanol Industry Not Fueling Cropland Expansio

December 22, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE –  A major study of land-use patterns released this week by the U.S. Department of Agriculture puts to rest a common misconception about ethanol and cropland expansion.

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Wisconsin Biofuel Producers Contribute to Energy Independence

December 21, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin’s ethanol producers contribute to our nation’s energy independence, increasing the security of our country and reducing our need to rely on foreign producers for fuel.

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Scientists explore link between exhaust fumes and health issues
Cleaner burning fuel options a better public health choice

November 10, 2011 -

Milwaukee, Wis. – Preliminary data from scientific studies are starting to uncover the detrimental effects of traffic fumes on public health, particularly on the human brain.

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Northwestern Wisconsin biodiesel producer expands into Minnesota

November 8, 2011 -

 Milwaukee, Wis. – SunPower Biodiesel of Cumberland, Wis., recently opened its first biodiesel station in Minnesota, leading the way for other Wisconsin biofuel producers looking to enter into the retail market in both Wisconsin and other states.

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Report from USDA finds distiller's grain from ethanol plants feeding more animals than traditional feed

October 26, 2011 -

Milwaukee, Wis. – The United States Department of Agriculture released a new report on the impact of dried distiller’s grains (DDGS) produced by ethanol plants in feeding US livestock and poultry. These new findings indicate DDGS have a much more significant impact on replacing traditional feed than originally thought, which will reshape discussions on the future of ethanol.

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Sensenbrenner Legislation Would Delay Environmental, Economic Gains of E15

October 17, 2011 -

Milwaukee, Wis. – Legislation introduced today by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner would delay EPA approval of E15 usage in vehicle models 2001, harming Wisconsin’s economy and the environment, the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) said.

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Energy subsidies part of international fuel industry

October 5, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE
– With the level of scrutiny the biofuel industry receives regarding energy
subsidies, the funding allocated in support of the fossil-fuel industry is
substantially greater.

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WBIA event showcases ethanol industry in Wisconsin
Didion Ethanol hosts opportunity for educating policy makers, regulators and guests

September 30, 2011 -

CAMBRIA, Wis. – With Wisconsin ranked in the top 10 nationwide for both corn and ethanol production, the opportunity to actually see how the two converge was given to group of invited guests at the Didion Ethanol plant in Cambira, Wis., this week.

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New federal biofuels program good for producers
Wisconsin ethanol producers will benefit from new program

August 18, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE,
Wis. – A new $510 million, three-year joint investment by the U.S. Department
of Agriculture, the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of the Navy
will provide new opportunities for Wisconsin’s biofuel producers.

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Ethanol Eases Pain at the Pump

July 27, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE,
Wis. – One of the easiest ways to understand the benefit of ethanol is at the
pump, where a new study released by the Center for Agricultural and Rural
Development at Iowa State University shows the financial benefit to consumers
was significant in 2010.

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Statement on Senate Decision to End Ethanol Tax Credit for Bio Fuel Blenders

June 16, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Joshua Morby, executive director of the Wisconsin Bio
Industry Alliance (WBIA) issued this statement following the Senate
amendment vote to repeal the ethanol tax credit, known as the Volumetric
Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC), currently in place for ethanol
producers.

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Applauds Senate Decision to Continue Ethanol Tax Credit for Producers

June 14, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) will continue after the Senate rejected a measure to end the credit for ethanol blenders today.

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Ethanol Fuels the Competition at Road America’s Bucyrus 200 June 17-20

June 13, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE – The NASCAR Nationwide cards at Road America in Elkhart Lake won’t look much different than they have in year’s past, but under the hood, those high-performance engines for the first time will be powered by Suncoco Green E15, a 15-percent ethanol blend produced from corn grown by American farmers.

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Wisconsin Producers Lead Nation in Biofuels Innovation

June 2, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin’s ethanol producers continue to lead the industry in biofuels innovation, resulting in greater efficiencies and decreased energy costs while keeping the impact on the environment in mind.

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Study Reaffirms Lack of Link Between Biofuels, Land Use Changes

May 24, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE – A new study by the Michigan State University branch of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center – which is led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison – shows that biofuel production in the United States in recent years has likely not resulted in any indirect land use changes.

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Approval of Rothschild Biomass Plant Big Step Forward for Market
Job-creating project will provide 400 jobs in the Wausau area

May 9, 2011 -

Milwaukee, Wis. – The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance’s Bio Power Coalition commended the Wisconsin Public Service Commission for approving the We Energies/Domtar Paper Rothschild Biomass Plant.

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UW & Iowa St. Report: Ethanol Lowered Gas Prices $0.89 per Gallon in 2010

May 2, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE – A report by the University of Wisconsin and Iowa State University found that ethanol production helped reduce gas prices at the pump by an average of $0.89 per gallon across the country in 2010.

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WBIA Releases Updated List of Wisconsin E85 Stations

April 21, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance has released an updated list of retail stations that carry E85 in Wisconsin.

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WBIA Meets with Congressional Delegation in Washington
Issues include education, expanding blender pumps

April 13, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE – Founding members of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) were in Washington, DC early this week to meet with the Wisconsin Congressional delegation about issues related to ethanol.

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WBIA Joins ACE to Push Ethanol Issues in Washington
Members traveled to Washington, D.C. for ACE fly-in to meet with legislators

March 31, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE – Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) member Bob Schauf, a board member and farmer from Western Wisconsin, joined other national leaders in the ethanol industry in Washington, D.C. to educate legislators about ethanol issues this week.

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Wisconsin ethanol producers send letter to USDA on Food vs. Fuel

March 23, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE – Six Wisconsin ethanol producers signed on to a letter this morning asking for support from the US Department of Agriculture to correct its monthly reporting on corn demand for ethanol to more accurately reflect the actual amount of corn that is used to produce the fuel.

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WBIA Pushes for Ethanol as Gas Prices Continue to Rise
Members traveling to Madison for Ag Day to meet with state legislators

March 9, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) is urging Wisconsin legislators to continue to push for expanded use of ethanol as gas prices continue to rise.

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E85 Continues to Provide Value as Gas Prices Rise

March 4, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance on Friday reminded consumers that as regular gas prices climb over to $3.50 a gallon in some parts of the state, E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) continues to present a value at the pump and help the environment in Wisconsin.

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Flex Fuel Station Locator Now Available for Wisconsin E85 Users

February 22, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE – The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) on Tuesday
announced that the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has released a new
Flex-Fuel Station Locator application for iPhones, iPads and the iPod
Touch, which is available for free in the Apple App Store.

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Representatives from Seven Wisconsin Ethanol Facilities Attend Annual RFA Conference
Twelve other state companies present; shows economic impact of fuel

February 21, 2011 -

Milwaukee, Wis. – Representatives from seven of Wisconsin’s ethanol facilities and twelve other companies with a presence in the state are in attendance early this week for the Renewable Fuels Association National Ethanol Conference.

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Report from USDA Illustrates the Important Role of Ethanol in Growing Wisconsin’s Crop Value

February 18, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE – A recent report issued by the United States Department of Agriculture says the total value of Wisconsin crops rose by more than $1 billion dollars last year to $4.8 billion, up from $3.5 billion in 2009.  More than half of the value came from the state’s corn crop, which was valued at nearly $2.7 billion.

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Sensenbrenner Legislation Would Halt Environmental, Economic Gains of E15

February 17, 2011 -

Milwaukee, Wis. – Legislation introduced Wednesday by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner would block EPA approval of E15 usage, harming Wisconsin’s economy and the environment, the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) said. 

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WBIA Applauds EPA’s Approval of E15 in 2001 and Newer Model Years

January 21, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it has approved blends of up to 15 percent ethanol in 2001 to 2006 model year vehicles. The decision follows EPA approval of E15 in 2007 model year and newer vehicles last October.

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EPA Defers Rules on Biogenic Emissions
Move benefits ethanol, bio power facilities in Wisconsin

January 13, 2011 -

MILWAUKEE, Wis. – The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) on Thursday applauded the US Environmental Protection Agency for deferring the greenhouse gas permitting requirements for biogenic emissions – emissions created by the combustion or decomposition of biomass.

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Statement on New DNR Appointment

December 30, 2010 -

Governor-elect Scott Walker on Thursday announced that Cathy Stepp will be appointed as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Matt Moroney will serve as the Deputy Secretary, and Rep. Scott Gunderson will be the Executive Assistant.  Stepp has said that streamlining the environmental permitting process and reducing review times is one of the priorities for the new administration.  Bob Sather, President of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA), issued this statement today in response to the news.

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WBIA Highlights NASCAR's Switch to E15

December 2, 2010 -

Green Bay, Wis. – As NASCAR debuts the use of E15 at three national touring series events during the 2011 season, the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) teamed up with Growth Energy to promote the change at Lambeau Field on Thursday.  

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WBIA Calls on Congress to Extend Important Tax Credit for Wisconsin's Bio Industry

November 16, 2010 -

As the U.S. Congress returns to Washington, D.C. for a lame duck session to act on unfinished business, the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance today called on lawmakers to extend an important tax credit for Wisconsin’s bio industry that is set to expire at the end of the year.

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WBIA Calls on Congress to Extend Important Tax Credit for Wisconsin's Bio Industry

November 16, 2010 -

As the U.S. Congress returns to Washington, D.C. for a lame duck session to act on unfinished business, the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance today called on lawmakers to extend an important tax credit for Wisconsin’s bio industry that is set to expire at the end of the year.

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WBIA Applauds EPA's Expected Approval of E15 Use in 2007 and Newer Vehicles
Calls for EPA to Allow E15 in All Vehicles

October 15, 2010 -

A decision expected today by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to allow the use of E15 in 2007 model year and newer cars paves the way for higher level ethanol blends to be used in vehicles nationwide.

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WBIA Members Re-elected to RFA National Board

September 30, 2010 -

Three members of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) were re-elected this morning in Washington, D.C. to serve on the National Board of Directors for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). 

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New Report Shows No Adverse Effects of E15 Use

September 16, 2010 -

A new report released this week demonstrates the feasibility of increasing the amount of ethanol blended with traditional gasoline to 15%. 

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New Members Join Bio Power Coalition

September 1, 2010 -

Milwaukee, Wis. – The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance’s Bio Power Coalition announced today the addition of seven new organizations that have committed to a pledge to promote and support bio-based power generation in Wisconsin.

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Statement on Appointment of Randy Romanski as DATCP Secretary

August 30, 2010 -

Milwaukee, Wis. – Robert Sather, President of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance, issued this statement following Governor Doyle’s appointment of Randy Romanski as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection:

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Ace Ethanol Receives Nearly $600,000 to Support Ethanol Production

August 27, 2010 -

Ace Ethanol, LLC, a founding member of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA), is receiving $595,000 in funding to expand its operations in Stanley, Wis.

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Wisconsin loses Biodiesel Producer
BEST Biodiesel closes doors, blames lack of tax credit

August 6, 2010 -

This week, the BEST Biodiesel Plant in Cashton shut its doors and closed, one of the many biodiesel plants in the United States to have done so since the expiration of the $1-per-gallon federal tax credit for biodiesel production at the end of 2009.

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Bio Power Group supports digester project
Dane County Digester will convert animal waste into clean fuel and energy

August 4, 2010 -

Members of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance’s Bio Power Group expressed support for the efforts of Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk as she joined Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle to break ground on the Dane County Digester project in Waunakee.

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Statement on Passing of Secretary Nilsestuen

July 22, 2010 -

Robert Sather, President of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance, issued the following statement on the passing of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Secretary Rod Nilsestuen.

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Report from USDA Shows Important Role of Wisconsin in Securing Energy Independence

July 8, 2010 -

A recent report issued by the United States Department of Agriculture
highlights the significant role that Wisconsin and other states within
the region continue to play in driving the country towards energy
independence.

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Bio Fuels Drive Wisconsin to Independence Day
WBIA Declares “Energy Independence Week”

June 28, 2010 -

The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance is calling for the week of June 28 to July 4 to be celebrated as the third annual Energy Independence Week.  

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WBIA Announces New Member
Pöyry Joins Bio Industry Group

June 21, 2010 -

The Wisconsin Bio
Industry Alliance (WBIA) on Monday announced that Pöyry (Appleton) LLC
has joined the organization as a supporting member.

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Western Wisconsin Energy Shows Off Ethanol-Powered Stunt Plane, Chopper at Regional Air Show

June 4, 2010 -

Western Wisconsin Energy, a founder member of the Wisconsin Bio
Industry Alliance (WBIA) kicked off the Chippewa Valley Air Show in Eau
Claire on Thursday by highlighting two ethanol-powered vehicles: a
stunt plane flown by nationally-recognized stunt pilot Greg Poe and a
chopper built by the famous Orange County Choppers shop in New York.

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WBIA Executive Director Visits PA Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

June 2, 2010 -

Joshua Morby,
Executive Director of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA)
visited the Coskata Cellulosic Ethanol Plant in Madison, Pennsylvania
on Wednesday and learned about their advanced technologies for ethanol
production.

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Governor Doyle Signs Senate Bill 279
Bill Helps Grow Wisconsin’s Bio Industry

May 18, 2010 -

Governor Doyle signed into law Senate Bill 279, a bill aimed at promoting biofuels in Wisconsin.

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WBIA Bio Power Initiative to Launch Statewide Media Campaign

May 11, 2010 -

The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance’s (WBIA) Bio Power Initiative officially launched a new statewide media campaign this morning aimed at promoting the positive benefits of bio power in Wisconsin. The campaign includes editorial board visits, radio advertisements, media releases, and other educational materials.

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New report from Purdue shows reduction in emissions from ethanol production

May 5, 2010 -

Purdue University recently released a study on indirect land use change, reporting that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from ethanol production are 10 percent lower than had previously been reported.

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WBIA Pushes for Extension of Ethanol Tax Credits
Members traveling to Washington to meet with Congressional Delegation

April 27, 2010 -

On behalf of all of the state’s ethanol plants, the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) is urging Congress to pass H.R. 4940 and S. 3231, which will extend ethanol tax credits that will otherwise expire at the end of this year.

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Loss of Ethanol Tariff Would Hurt State Economy
Study shows state would lose over 13,000 jobs, $2.4 billion within 3 years

April 15, 2010 -

With a federal tariff on foreign-subsidized ethanol set to expire at the end of this year, a recent study by the University of Missouri shows that the economic impact for the state of Wisconsin would be devastating.  

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WBIA Coordinating Support to Continue Federal Bio Fuel Incentives
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle also working to help industry

March 24, 2010 -

The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) on Wednesday unveiled their
plans to garner support for legislation that will extend a series of
programs aimed at providing incentives to Wisconsin’s billion-dollar
bio fuel industry.

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WBIA Working to Increase Flex Fuel Pumps
GM says more pumps needed to match flex fuel vehicle output

February 17, 2010 -

The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) on Wednesday highlighted its
efforts to increase the number of flex fuel pumps in Wisconsin
following a call from General Motors to increase the number of stations
that offer E85 nationwide.

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Industry Leaders from Wisconsin Attend National Ethanol Conference

February 16, 2010 -

Industry leaders from Wisconsin have gathered in Orlando, Florida for
the Renewable Fuels Association’s 15th Annual National Ethanol
Conference.

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Governor Doyle Renews Commitment to Production of Biofuels

January 27, 2010 -

In last evening’s State of the State address, Governor Jim Doyle
renewed his commitment to the expansion of renewable energy production
in Wisconsin.

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WBIA Meets with Administration Officials, Federal Legislators

July 16, 2009 -

Founding members of the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance
(WBIA) met today with US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack, as well as
Wisconsin Senators Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl, to discuss developments in
Wisconsin’s ethanol industry and ways to grow the industry in the future.

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Ethanol Blender Pumps provide fuel choices for consumers in Wisconsin

July 1, 2009 -

The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) hosted a media event today to discuss the importance of increasing the number of blender pumps in Wisconsin.

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Flex-Fuel Snowmobile Photo Wins People’s Choice Award

June 4, 2009 -

A photo of a flex-fuel snowmobile, created by University of Wisconsin-Platteville students and sponsored by the Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance, recently won the people’s choice award in the Renewable Fuels Association’s E-85 Flex-Fuel Challenge contest.

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Bio Fuels Guide Now Available
Energy Independence Guide Will Help Grow Wisconsin’s Bio Industry

May 2, 2007 -

The Wisconsin Bio Industry Alliance (WBIA) is proud to be a partner
with Wisconsin’s Office of Energy Independence as they unveiled the
first edition of the Wisconsin Guide to Building Biofuels Facilities.

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WBIA Announces New Members
Wisconsin Pipe Trades, Oscar J. Boldt Construction Join Growing Group

May 2, 2007 -

“The WBIA has been growing rapidly over the past several months to
include members from every aspect of the Bio Industry,” said Alexander
Samardzich, Chairman of the WBIA Executive Committee. “Quality
contractors like Boldt and highly-trained labor unions like the
Wisconsin Pipe Trades are critical partners in the creation of any bio
fuels plant, and the WBIA is very proud to have the support of both
organizations.”

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