US and Nigerian #Corn Growers Talk #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) staffers welcomed the director of the Nigerian Corn Growers Association for a series of meetings this week on how farmers in the two nations can work together to increase corn demand. Edwin Uche, director of the Nigerian Corn Growers Association, reached out for a meeting during the recent Maize Genetics Conference in Florida and …

Biotech, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, International, NCGA

House Members Urge Reduction in #Ethanol Tariffs

Cindy Zimmerman

A bipartisan group of lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. Trade Ambassador Michael Froman this week urging him to examine opportunities to reduce any tariffs on U.S. produced energy, including ethanol, during the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-Tip) negotiations. “The U.S. ethanol industry has been unfairly targeted by the EU for increased duties (on ethanol) which have subsequently eliminated …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Government, Growth Energy, International, RFA

House Hearing Attacks #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The House Oversight Subcommittees on Interior and Healthcare, Benefits and Administrative Rules held a joint hearing Wednesday to ostensibly examine the Renewable Fuel Standard but was basically an attack on the law. EPA Office of Transportation and Air Quality Director Chris Grundler provided testimony at the hearing and attempted to explain the purpose and intent of the RFS, including what …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, RFA, RFS

#Classic16 Panel on #Ethanol Future

Cindy Zimmerman

The future of fuel was the topic of an educational session hosted by Syngenta at the recent Commodity Classic in New Orleans. The event brought together leaders representing industry, ethanol producer and agricultural perspectives to discuss opportunities to grow demand for American ethanol in the wake of the EPA’s 2015 ruling on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Growth Energy vice …

advance biofuels, Cellulosic, Commodity Classic, Enogen, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Syngenta

#FlexMyChoice Fighting for FFV Future

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) launched a new campaign at the 2016 National Ethanol Conference (NEC) designed to help the industry voice support for flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs). The “Flex My Choice” effort is aimed directly at automakers, auto dealerships, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) due to the fact that automakers have begun to limit FFV models as the government …

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

#FlexMyChoice Massages at #Classic16

Cindy Zimmerman

Visitors to the 2016 Commodity Classic had the opportunity to voice their support for Flex Fuel Vehicles (FFVs) and relax their aching muscles at the same time at the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) booth. It was the first opportunity for RFA to get their recently launched “Flex My Choice” campaign in front of the agriculture industry and Vice President of …

Audio, Commodity Classic, corn, E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles, NCGA, RFA

Auto Industry Veteran Joins RFA

Cindy Zimmerman

A veteran auto industry specialist has joined the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) as the organization’s new Technical Director. Tracey King, who spent 17 years as a technical specialist with Chrysler, will serve as the RFA’s top liaison to the automakers and will focus on forging the path to future high octane fuels and optimized spark ignition engines. Previously, King worked …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA