Members of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) are in Washington, DC this week for a board meeting and some face time with Congressional leaders to discuss key issues in the ethanol industry.
RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen (L), together with RFA chairman Chuck Woodside (center) of KAAPA Ethanol in Nebraska, were among those who met with Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE). “These are the men and women who are directly responsible for the production of U.S. ethanol, providing jobs and economic opportunity and an alternative fuel source to reduce our addiction to foreign oil,” said RFA President and CEO Bob Dinneen. “It is important that our members have the opportunity to discuss their concerns with their Congressional representatives on the critical issues that the ethanol industry is facing now and in the future.”
The top discussion topic on Capitol Hill for the ethanol industry is reform of the Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) in a way that continues to address market evolution and economics needs, together with expanding infrastructure investments and increasing efforts to encourage commercialization of second generation ethanol.