Summer Restriction on E15 Sales Ends Sunday

Cindy Zimmerman

The kids are back in school now and this weekend E15 will be back at the pump. The regulatory restriction, which President Trump has called “ridiculous” and “unnecessary,” that prevents gasoline retailers from selling 15% ethanol (E15) in much of the country during the summer will finally be lifted on Sunday, Sept. 16. This will once again allow consumers across …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, RFS

Iowa Biodiesel Board Elects Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Biodiesel Board elected leadership during this week’s annual meeting in Des Moines. Tom Brooks, general manager of biodiesel producer Western Dubuque Biodiesel in Farley, Iowa, was re-elected to lead the organization for the next year. Doug Lenhart, vice president of procurement and logistics at Iowa-headquartered Renewable Energy Group (REG) was elected secretary. He replaces Dawn Carlson, Petroleum Marketers …

Biodiesel, Soybeans

CARB Internship Focuses on Cellulosic Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF), Pacific Ethanol, and Aemetis co-sponsored a new internship this year at the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for a college student to learn more about low-carbon cellulosic biofuels and their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The RFF is the research and educational arm of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Diamond Coleman, a senior biology …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

USDA Expands Crop Forecast from Last Month

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2018 corn, soybean, and cotton crops are all forecast to be two percent larger than USDA predicted in August, in the latest crop production report issued Wednesday. Corn production is now forecast at 14.8 billion bushels, up 2 percent from August and up 2 percent from last year. Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA, USDA

Ethanol and Farm Groups Getting Impatient for Answers

Cindy Zimmerman

In the wake of repeated promises and assurances from the Trump Administration, but no actions, ethanol stakeholder groups are running out of patience. In a joint letter to President Trump today, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and Renewable Fuels Association urged the administration to …

ACE, AFBF, Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, NCGA, NFU, RFA, RFS

National Biodiesel Celebrates Ten Green Years

Cindy Zimmerman

On Monday, September 10th, the National Biodiesel Board celebrated 10 green years in their Jefferson City office biulding. “The National Biodiesel Board was started here in Jefferson City 25 years ago,” said Chief Executive Officer Donnell Rehagen. “This building has served NBB for the last ten years, allowing us to grow our industry across the nation.” In 2008, NBB moved …

Biodiesel, NBB

Growth Energy Hosting 9th Biofuels Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy is holding its 9th Annual Biofuels Summit in Washington, D.C., this week to visit with lawmakers on behalf of the ethanol industry for a strong Renewable Fuel Standard, year-round sales of E15, and access to more international markets. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from a number of exciting guest speakers, including U.S. Secretary of Agriculture …

biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Ethanol Report on Helping Refiners and Hurting Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The actions and inaction of the Trump Administration continue to hurt the ethanol industry and farmers, despite words and promises. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) notes that an updated analysis from the Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) shows the U.S. ethanol industry could lose 4.6 billion gallons of domestic demand and nearly $20 billion in sales revenue over the …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA, RFS

2nd RFA ‘Ethanol Days of Summer’ Contest a Success

Cindy Zimmerman

Labor Day signaled both the unofficial end of summer and the official conclusion of the Renewable Fuels Association’s second annual “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest. More than 3,600 new users of www.E85prices.com registered and helped report prices for higher ethanol blends and conventional fuels during the three-month contest, which offered consumers the chance to win $50 in free fuel per …

E15, E85, Education, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Export Exchange Announces Keynote Speaker

Cindy Zimmerman

Roger Watchorn, group leader at Cargill Agriculture Supply Chain North America (CASCNA), will be the keynote speaker for Export Exchange 2018 Oct. 22-24 in Minneapolis. Watchorn and his team are responsible for setting the culture and strategic direction for the domestic and export grain, oilseed processing, crop inputs, biodiesel, and Cargill Marine & Terminals businesses in Canada, the United States, …

biofuels, corn, Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Export Exchange, Exports, Growth Energy, Renewable Fuels Association, USGC