#Corn and #Soy Groups Testify for #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Leaders for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and American Soybean Association (ASA) were among the more than 120 who testified at an EPA field hearing in Kansas City in support of statutory volume obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). NCGA president Chip Bowling of Maryland urged EPA to follow the law and finalize the 2017 conventional …

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Ethanol Report on EPA Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol supporters turned out in force this week for a field hearing on EPA’s proposed volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over 120 witnesses testified in favor of EPA following the rule as passed by Congress by increasing the proposed 2017 requirement for conventional biofuel volumes to the statutory level of 15 billion gallons. In this report, we …

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Iowa RFA Out in Force at @EPA #RFS Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) nearly had a whole panel to themselves at the EPA hearing in Kansas City yesterday on proposed volume obligations for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Testifying at the hearing were IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw, Managing Director Lucy Norton, Policy Director Grant Menke, and Communications Director T.J. Page. Many other members of …

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Court Dumps EU #Ethanol Duty

Cindy Zimmerman

Breaking news came from Europe today as ethanol supporters were gathered in Kansas City that a European court has ruled against the European Union’s (EU) countrywide 9.5 percent antidumping duty on all ethanol imported from the United States. The duty had been in place since February 2013. Both the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy are pleased with the …

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Missouri Ag Director Welcomes #RFS Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Last year’s EPA hearing on proposed volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was held in Kansas City, Kansas – this year, the hearing moved across the river to the Missouri side of Kansas City and Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce was pleased to welcome everyone to the Show Me State. “We appreciate EPA coming and listening to folks talk …

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Nebraska Governor Supports #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The governor of Nebraska testified at the Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Kansas City today on the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) being implemented as intended by Congress. The governor also took part in a Fuels America press conference during the hearing this morning. “The Renewable Fuel Standard is one of the most successful energy policies adopted by …

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#Ethanol Research Director to Testify at Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The Executive Director of the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) in Illinois will be at the EPA hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in Kansas City today to repeat the same comments he has made at the last several hearings on the subject. “Ironically, they are very similar to the comments I presented in 2015, in 2014 and in …

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#Ethanol and Summer Boating Go Together

Cindy Zimmerman

With Memorial Day comes the official start of the summer boating season and the ethanol industry is working hard to correct the misconceptions about using ethanol blended fuel in marine engines. In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about the effort and what boaters should know when they go to fill …

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.@EthanolRFA Reacts to @EPA 2017 #RFS Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its draft Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2017 on Wednesday proposing a total renewable fuel volume of 18.8 billion gallons, including four billion in advanced biofuels and 312 million gallons is cellulosic biofuel. In this interview, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen says the proposal falls 200 …

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#EarthDay, #Ethanol and the Global Climate

Cindy Zimmerman

The signing of the Paris Climate Agreement on Earth Day 2016 puts the focus on what countries are doing to make the world a better place, and some of the nearly 170 countries signing the accord are backing the use of renewable fuels like ethanol for cleaner air. In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen …

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