RFA Releases Latest FFV Guide

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2019 Ford F-250 SuperDuty is just one of the many models of flex fuel vehicles (FFV) available today that are capable of running on fuel blends containing up to 85 percent ethanol (E85), according to the Renewable Fuels Association’s latest FFV brochure. More than 24 million vehicles on U.S. roads today are E85 compatible and the brochure compiles the …

E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles, RFA

Register for 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Expert speakers and panelists will explore potential markets for ethanol and biodiesel at home and abroad as well as how the industry can overcome hurdles to growth at the 2019 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit January 29 in Altoona, Iowa. “The Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit has become a can’t-miss industry event and this year promises to be no different,” said Iowa …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, IRFA Renewable Fuels Summit

Ontario to Adopt E15 by 2025

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol stakeholder groups cheered news that Ontario, Canada will be adopting the use of 15% ethanol by 2025, according to its recently released Province of Ontario’s Environment Plan. Growth Energy, U.S. Grains Council, and Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) issued a joint statement on the news. “As one of the largest markets for ethanol, this is a huge milestone for …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA

Groups Disappointed in Final RFS Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

Most organizations weighing in on the final rule for required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2019, and biomass-based diesel for 2020, released by EPA on Friday are disappointed. The rule maintains the 2019 conventional biofuels level at 15 billion gallons, in line with statute, while biomass-based diesel, advanced, and cellulosic categories all were increased …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, NFU

Study Shows Biodiesel Benefits in the Billions

Cindy Zimmerman

A new study shows that the Biodiesel Tax Credit helped the industry support $21.6 billion in economy-wide sales, employment for over 60,000 workers with wages and benefits totaling $3.8 billion, and nearly $2 billion in state and federal tax revenues combined in 2017. The analysis by FTI Consulting – “The Biodiesel Industry: Impacts on the Economy, Environment and Energy Security” …

Biodiesel, biofuels

EPA Finalizes RFS Renewable Fuel Volumes

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released the finalized rule for required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for 2019, and biomass-based diesel for 2020. The key elements of the final rule include maintaining the “conventional” renewable fuel volumes, primarily met by corn ethanol, at the current 15-billion gallon level set by Congress for 2019; increasing …

ACE, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, NBB, NCGA, RFA, RFS

President Urged to Review Argentine Biodiesel Case

Cindy Zimmerman

As President Trump headed to Argentina this week for the G20 Summit, three biodiesel stakeholder trade groups wrote him to express concern about the U.S. Commerce Department “changed circumstances” reviews of U.S. trade duties on Argentine biodiesel companies. The National Biodiesel Board, the American Soybean Association, and the National Renderers Association urged the president to ensure that Commerce “undertake a …

Biodiesel, NBB, Soybean, Trade

Study Finds Refiners Can Increase Octane Without Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

A new Energy Information Administration (EIA) study has found that U.S. petroleum refineries would be able to produce gasoline with a higher minimum octane rating (95 Research Octane Number, or “RON”) beginning in 2022 without using more ethanol meet such an octane standard. The study, conducted by oil industry consulting firm Baker & O’Brien, determined “refiners would simply increase reformer …

Energy, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Octane, RFA

Al-Corn Clean Fuel Support MN FFA

Cindy Zimmerman

Al-Corn Clean Fuel has been recognized by the Minnesota FFA Foundation for the company’s support of programing throughout southeast and southern Minnesota. The partnership between Al-Corn Clean Fuel and the Minnesota FFA Foundation allows for scholarship funds to assist 58 FFA chapters in select programs, including service projects. “The leadership skills acquired by the next generation of agricultural leaders through …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, FFA

RFA CEO Calls Out Big Oil’s E15 Hypocrisy

Cindy Zimmerman

In an editorial this week, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Geoff Cooper called out the hypocrisy of oil interests when it comes to allowing year round sales of 15% ethanol, E15. Noting that “hell hath no fury like Big Oil scorned,” Cooper debunks all of the oil industry’s dire warnings in response to President Trump’s recent decision calling …

Commentary, E15, Ethanol, Oil, Opinion, RFA