Four Ethanol Safety Seminars in SD Next Week

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), in partnership with BNSF, the International Association of Fire Chiefs and TRANSCAER®, is hosting four ethanol safety seminars in South Dakota next week. The goal of these seminars is for attendees to gain ethanol emergency response training experience that can be put to use in the field, as well as pass along to other first …

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U.S. Initiating Biodiesel Anti-Dumping Investigation

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As the U.S. Commerce Department last week initiated formal antidumping and countervailing duty investigations of biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia, the biodiesel industry was giving testimony to the International Trade Commission on how those countries are violating trade laws and injuring American manufacturers and workers. Biodiesel imports from Argentina and Indonesia surged by 464 percent from 2014 to 2016, …

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ACE Submits Regulatory Reform Comments to EPA

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) was one of the first in line to submit comments to the Environmental Protection Agency on regulatory reform. Last month, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt established a Regulatory Reform Task Force to evaluate how existing regulations might be repealed or modified and the agency formerly began a 30 day public comment period April 11. ACE …

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Meet the Ethanol Crappie Masters Teams

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Corn growers and ethanol producers have both seen an opportunity to educate serious anglers on the ethanol industry and the performance of 10 percent ethanol fuel in boat motors. Terry Richard and Casey Rayner were chosen as the Renewable Fuels Association team in the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail this year as RFA became a title sponsor. “We’ve always used ethanol …

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Corn Planting is Underway

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#Plant17 is officially underway now with the latest crop progress report issued yesterday from USDA. Corn planting at three percent nationwide as of April 9 is a point behind last year at this time but exactly on target with five-year average. Texas, where National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) president Wesley Spurlock farms, is well ahead of both last year and …

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Ethanol and DDGS Exports Up in February

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Exports of U.S. ethanol in February were the highest in a single month since late 2011, at 138.0 million gallons (mg), according to government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association research analyst Ann Lewis. Brazil was again the top customer, taking in more than one-third of all U.S. ethanol exports (50.8 mg, or 37%) but 14% less than record …

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Ethanol Plants Hold Annual Meetings

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In a world of mega mergers and company buy outs, farmer-owned facilities remain the back bone of the ethanol industry, with many in operation today for over 20 years. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) executive vice president Brian Jennings has been attending many of the annual member meetings for these ethanol plants this spring to help them celebrate another year. …

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Ethanol Industry Discounts API Poll

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is calling results of yet another American Petroleum Institute (API) push poll released today “skewed” and based on misleading questions. API claims its poll results show a majority of Americans are “concerned about the government requiring increased amounts of ethanol in gasoline” under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). RFA notes that API historically frames its …

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Syngenta Touts Potential for Cellulosic Ethanol

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Developments in cellulosic ethanol technology are creating opportunities for American ethanol producers. Miloud Araba, head of Enogen® technical services at Syngenta, says cellulosic innovation could enable dry grind ethanol producers to meet the increasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume requirements for cellulosic biofuels, which are up 35 percent for 2017. “Approximately 10 percent of the corn kernel dry weight is …

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Coalition Formed to Protect Point of Obligation

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A coalition made up largely of fuel retailers has been formed to oppose efforts to change the point of obligation requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Main Street Energy Alliance (MSEA) includes the National Association of Convenience Stores, NATSO (representing truck stops and travel plazas), the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America, as well as Shell and …

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