Ethanol on China’s Draft Retaliation List

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Following action by President Trump yesterday to impose tariffs on up to $60 billion in Chinese imports, China is making its list of what U.S. products will be the target of retaliation. The list reportedly includes agricultural products such as U.S. pork, modified ethanol, wine, fruits and nuts, and soybeans are expected to be as well. “We’re disappointed that China …

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No 2018 Tax Credit for Biodiesel

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The omnibus spending bill agreed to in Congress to fund the government leaves the biodiesel industry in the lurch again by failing to include a reinstatement of the biodiesel tax credit. “The lack of urgency by Congress to extend this expired tax credit continues to frustrate the producers, blenders and marketers of biodiesel,” said Kurt Kovarik, vice president of federal …

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Sen. Ernst Visits ACE Ethanol Champions

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Senator Joni Ernst has earned the title of “ethanol champion” for her work on behalf of the industry to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), but she took the time today to visit with people she thinks are the real champions – the grassroots farmers, producers, retailers and investors who make up the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE). “You are …

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Sec. Perdue Comments on RFS and RINS

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Not much was said publicly during National Ag Day on Tuesday about the continuing RFS/RIN price dispute which is still being discussed at the very highest levels of government. But Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue did give an update during his remarks at the National Press Club Ag Day event. “We’ve been in fairly intense discussions about the solution,” said Perdue. …

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Ethanol Helps Celebrate National Ag Day

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The CEOs of Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) were among the distinguished industry guests who attended the USDA National Agriculture Day Proclamation ceremony Tuesday with remarks from Vice President Mike Pence. “The United States produces an abundance of food, feed and fuel, benefiting not only our nation, but the entire world,” said Pence in his remarks. “Growth …

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Stand Off Over RFS and RIN Prices Continues

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The stalemate continues in Washington D.C. over what, if anything, should be done to lower Renewable Identification Number (RIN) prices designed to help oil refiners comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Late last week, Midwest Republican senators requested a meeting with President Trump as rumors continued to circulate that the administration might take action to cap RIN prices. And …

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RFA and Paul Jr. Designing Custom Ethanol Bike

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has enlisted the talent of Paul Jr. Designs to develop a signature ethanol-powered motorcycle that will be featured on the return of AMERICAN CHOPPER to Discovery Channel this year. After a six-year hiatus from reality TV, Paul Teutul, Jr. and his legendary team of motorcycle craftsmen are returning to Discovery Channel with the premiere of …

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Upcoming Ethanol Emergency Response Webinars

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and TRANSCAER® have three more ethanol safety webinars coming up this year for ethanol emergency response teams. The “Train the Trainer” webinars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration / TRANSCAER® grant and designed as a “pay-it-forward” program so that a single webinar can train a group of individuals, who can then turn around and …

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