Ethanol Industry Supports Wyden Clear Energy Act

Cindy Zimmerman

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) last week announced legislation to “reduce carbon pollution over the next decade through a series of incentives for clean energy and the promotion of new technologies in the private sector.” Wyden’s Clean Energy for America Act includes technology-neutral tax credits for domestic production of clean electricity and clean transportation fuel, as well …

Energy, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFA

Groups Comment on Proposed Canada Clean Fuel Standard

Cindy Zimmerman

A recent U.S. ethanol industry mission to Canada delivered the message that ethanol can help them achieve their goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 megatons by 2030. Following the mission, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) last week in submitting comments in response to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

Ethanol Report on Trade Issues and Trump Administration

Cindy Zimmerman

Welcome to our new look for The Ethanol Report! We have been doing The Ethanol Report podcast for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) since the beginning of 2008 when podcasting was first introduced so we are giving it a facelift, re-introducing it and putting it in iTunes and other podcast subscription services. In this episode, we get a Washington update …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA

Brazil Postpones Imposing Tariffs on US Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

A decision by Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX) on whether to impose tariffs on U.S. ethanol has been postponed by until next month for further evaluation. Brazilian sugarcane and ethanol producer associations proposed to reinstate the ethanol import tariff in Brazil after a recent surge in shipments coming in from the United States. UNICA has proposed a 16% tariff …

Audio, Brazil, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

Ag Secretary to Visit Iowa Cattle Producer and Ethanol Investor

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue will travel to Nevada, Iowa tomorrow to tour Couser Cattle Company, give his first major farm policy speech, and host a farmer’s town hall meeting. Couser Cattle Co. is a diversified operation that annually feeds and finishes 5,000 to 6,000 head of cattle and farms 5,000 acres, producing both corn seed and soybean seed. …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, USDA

Propel Fuels Launches 105 Octane Tour in California

Cindy Zimmerman

​Propel Fuels​ kicked off its “105 Octane Tour” this week in California, offering Flex Fuel E85 for $1.05 per gallon at several retail locations in the state to drive awareness of the fuel’s high octane rating. “E85 is truly connecting with today’s smart, savvy drivers who want more value from their fuel than gasoline is giving them,” said Rob Elam, …

E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Ethanol Production Continues to Decline

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol production declined for the fifth straight week last week, but stocks have only dropped slightly, according the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) data and analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association. Ethanol production averaged 986,000 barrels per day the week ending April 29, down 1,000 b/d from the week before. The current annualized rate is still over 15 billion …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Branstad Touts Iowa Renewable Energy During China Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

During his confirmation hearing Tuesday before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to become U.S. Ambassador to China, Iowa Governor Terry Branstad had the opportunity to talk about his favorite subject – renewable energy. “Thank you for bringing that up because I’m very proud of where we’ve come from,” Branstad said in response to Sen. Tim Kaine (VA-D) asking about Iowa’s …

ACE, Audio, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, International, Wind

French Researcher Honored With Glycerine Innovation Award

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2017 Glycerine Innovation Award was presented this week to Prof. Dr. Christophe Len with the Université de Technologie Compiègne France. The annual honor is sponsored by the American Cleaning Institute® (ACI) and the National Biodiesel Board (NBB) and is presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Oil Chemists’ Society (AOCS). It recognizes outstanding achievement for research into new …

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