BioEnergy Bytes

  • BioEnergyBytesDFGov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds have joined Sens. Charles Grassley and Tom Harkin, Congressmen Tom Latham, Steve King, Dave Loebsack and Bruce Braley, and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey in sending a letter expressing strong opposition to the EPA’s proposal that would negatively lower levels in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to President Barack Obama, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy and U.S. Department of Agriculture Sec. Tom Vilsack. The Iowa elected leaders also urged the federal government to host a hearing in Iowa to hear directly from Iowans on the EPA’s proposal, which would have a harmful effect on the agriculture, agri-business and biofuels industries in Iowa.
  • Highwater Ethanol, LLC, of Lamberton, Minnesota has joined the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Highwater Ethanol began operation in 2009 employing over 30 local residents. It has a nameplate capacity of 50 million gallons of ethanol a year and produces 160,000 tons of dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), some of which goes back to local farmers as wetcake.
  • Genscape’s is hosting a webinar on December 18, 2013: The New RFS2 Heating Oil Rule… Demystified. The second in the RIN Webinar Series, Susan Olson and Larry Schafer will discuss the additional downstream use eligibility for certain RFS2 fuels, the impacts this will have on fuel producers and the oil market, and the requirements that must be followed for renewable fuel oil.
  • A new partnership between U.S. Bank and Boston Community Capital, Inc. (BCC) will boost development of clean renewable energy in the Boston area, while allowing nine nonprofits and affordable housing communities to reduce their energy costs. Together, U.S. Bank and BCC affiliate BCC Solar Energy Advantage will finance the installation and operation of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at 225 Centre in Jamaica Plain; the Boys and Girls Club of Greater New Bedford; Cass House in Roxbury Hills; the Jefferson Housing Development and the Lincoln Way Housing Development in Cambridge; Mill Street in Gardner; The Homes at Old Colony in South Boston; and The Greater Boston Food Bank. Solar installations are taking place now through 2014.

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  1. Do some research on how Boston Community Capital makes its money – yes, this non-profit has an income of approximately $1.2 Million for 2011.

    Elyse Cherry – made $313K in 2011 and $261K in 2009 (that’s quite a raise for a non-profit) running Boston Community Capital – it is able to attract capital because it is a CDFI – Elyse’s non-profit , BCC, has the ability to give out Federal Corporate Tax Credits to Big Banks who invest money in Boston Community Capital projects. All of us working stiffs will have to pay more in taxes in order for Ms Cherry’s non-profit to thrive and Ms Cherry can laugh all the way to the Bank.

    Here is an article on New Market Tax Credits from the US Treasury being assigned to Boston Community Capital.

    http://www.bostoncommunitycapital.org/news/75-million-new-market-tax-credits-awarded-boston-community-capital

    Rebecca Regan – the COO of BCC was paid $222K in 2011

    Andrew Chan – of BCC was paid $243K

    Sharon Shepard of BCC was paid $223K

    5 other people made in the $100K-$150K

    So Elyse and the rest of the Boston Community Capital have no skin in the game and the more homeowners that get caught in foreclosure means there are more people for Elyse to profit on.

    The Sun Initiative is the way Elysee invests the money she gets from the Big Banks, then the Big Banks get to reduce their future corporate income with Tax Credits BCC hands to the BANK.

    Elyse is making a great living by giving away our/yours future Tax dollars. I wish Ms Cherry would be honest and admit how she makes her money. How many folks do readers know at for profit companies who have seen a 20% raise since 2009 ( Elyse made $261K in 2009 and in 2011 made $313 – I’m curious to see her raise for 2012).