EPA Boosts Final 2017 RVOs

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced final renewable fuel volume requirement increases under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. “Renewable fuel volumes continue to increase across the board compared to 2016 levels,” said Janet McCabe, the agency’s acting assistant administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation. “These final standards will boost production, providing for ambitious yet achievable …

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NCGA Optimistic About New Administration

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The National Corn Growers Association is optimistic about what a Trump presidency can mean for agriculture. “It is great to have the election behind us, and we really are watching and putting our names out, and working with them in order to get ag knowledge into the different areas of administration,” said NCGA President Wesley Spurlock during an interview at …

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ASA Director Elected Vice Chairman of NBB

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The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) last week elected American Soybean Association (ASA) Board member Mike Cunningham as the new vice chairman of the organization. Cunningham is a farmer from Bismark, Illinois. The agenda included updates on the status of federal and state policy intitiatives, such as the federal biodiesel tax credit and Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), as well as discussion …

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#Ethanol Report on Food Prices

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The cost of Thanksgiving dinner this year is less than it was a year ago, with turkey leading the way in lower prices. At the same time, the amount of corn used to make ethanol will set a new record in 2016, up roughly 3% from last year. A new analysis from Informa Economics takes a look at food prices …

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New Biodiesel Board in Place

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Members of the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) members selected their leadership this week, electing six returning governing board members and one new member to serve in leadership roles, joining new NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen in moving the organization forward. NBB members voted to fill seven board member spots: • Greg Anderson, Nebraska Soybean Board • Jennifer Case, New Leaf Biofuel, …

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Post Election Forecast to Top @IowaFuel Summit

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Several presidential candidates attended the 2016 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, including Donald Trump, who may yet be elected the next president of the United States. No matter who wins, the final outcome will have likely have an impact on the renewable fuels industry, so the 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will seek to address the future of biofuels and their …

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Meet New #Biodiesel Board CEO

Cindy Zimmerman

Prior to being named CEO of the National Biodiesel Board this week, Donnell Rehagen had been the organization’s number two man for 12 years, the behind-the-scenes guy who got stuff done. In all the years we have covered the National Biodiesel Conference, which Rehagen coordinated as chief operating officer, we have only interviewed him a couple of times. Now that …

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Sponsors Pleased with #ExEx16

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The Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council are the co-sponsors and hosts of the biennial Export Exchange, but dozens of other companies and organizations help make it happen with their support. CHS, Inc. markets ethanol co-products for animal feed from two of their own plants and 21 others. “We market somewhere around four million metric tons,” said CHS …

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Sharing the Benefits of #Ethanol with Mexico

Cindy Zimmerman

Mexico’s Secretariat of Energy (SENER) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently hosted a workshop in Mexico City to help local authorities determine how ethanol fits into their country’s energy mix. The two day workshop featured the latest environmental research on ethanol, technological advances in production, distribution and commercialization of ethanol for mixture with fuels, and how other countries …

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New @NationalCorn President Attends #ExEx16

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The new president of the National Corn Growers Association says growing demand continues to be a big priority for farmers. “The crop is bigger than we’ve seen before, we just keep being able to produce these records,” said Wesley Spurlock, a corn farmer from Texas who just took over as NCGA president at the beginning of October. “Demand is what …

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