USDA Predicts Higher Corn for Ethanol Use

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA released its May World Agricultural Supply Demand Estimates (WASDE) report last week with an initial assessment of U.S. and world crop supply and demand prospects and U.S. prices for 2018/19. For corn, the report projects lower production with both lower acreage and yields forecast as compared with the previous year. The corn crop is projected at 14 billion bushels, …

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RINs for Exports Would Mean More Demand Destruction

Cindy Zimmerman

A proposal to allow exported renewable fuel volumes to count toward RFS compliance would lead to further demand destruction for U.S. ethanol producers and corn growers, according to Renewable Fuels Association Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper, who explains why in a blog post this week. In addition, Cooper says allowing exports to qualify for the RFS would likely offset any …

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Marine Manufacturers E15 Views are All Wet

Cindy Zimmerman

Preventing year-round sales of 15% ethanol (E15) is among the priorities of the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) meeting this week in Washington DC. This is despite the fact that E15 is not approved for use in marine engines, and the organization itself supports an industry “Look Before You Pump” ethanol educational campaign that accurately states ethanol blends up to …

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NCGA CEO Comments on White House RFS Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

Corn growers are pleased that the Tuesday meeting at the White House resulted in a commitment to allow year-round sales of 15% ethanol blends, but not so much by a reported plan to reallocate Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) from exempted renewable fuel volumes using exported ethanol gallons. During an interview with reporters Tuesday, National Corn Growers Association CEO Chris Novak …

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Growth Energy Creates Global Markets Post

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy has appointed industry veteran Craig Willis as Senior Vice President of Global Markets, effective June 1. Willis, who has served as President of Ethanol for Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), will oversee the organization’s market development efforts to increase ethanol’s footprint both at home and abroad. “Craig is an ethanol all-star. He has an exceptional track record of building …

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EVs and Ethanol Mix Well Together

Cindy Zimmerman

The future is bright for electric vehicles and ethanol to work together to increase future vehicle energy efficiencies and reduce costs for consumers, according to Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen who testified yesterday before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment. “Indeed, emerging technologies that utilize ethanol’s unique properties in hybrid electric technology, and even fuel-cell …

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Devil in the White House RFS Deal Details

Cindy Zimmerman

Tweets from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the official news from the White House meeting Tuesday on ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard. “Had WH mtg on RFS/ethanol. No RIN cap & got E15 yr round. Need to see Perdue+Pruitt plan. Devil in details,” tweeted Sen. Grassley. About the same time, Sen. Cruz happily tweeted, …

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Ethanol Report on White House RFS Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

Tweets from senators involved in a White House meeting Tuesday on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) say an agreement has finally been reached between oil and ethanol interests that would allow the year-round use of E15 and put to rest the idea of a price cap on Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), a big win for Team Ethanol. However, the “win” …

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RFA to Testify at Electric Vehicles Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen is scheduled to testify today at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment hearing on “Sharing the Road: Policy Implications of Electric and Conventional Vehicles in the Years Ahead.” The hearing begins at 10:15 am Eastern. “There are still many challenges to realizing the full potential of electric vehicles, especially …

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Groups Write President Ahead of White House Meeting

Cindy Zimmerman

Numerous agricultural and biofuels interests are urging President Trump to help farmers by implementing year-round sales of higher ethanol blends when he meets once again this week with Congressional leaders from farm and oil states at the White House. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), American Farm Bureau Federation, National Farmers Union, American Soybean Association and National Association of Wheat …

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