President Trump Sends Greetings to #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman

President Donald Trump sent greetings to National Ethanol Conference attendees this week and his regrets that he could not attend. In a letter to the NEC read by Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen, President Trump reiterated his unwavering support for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard. “Rest assured that your president and this administration values the importance …

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Reporters Curious About #Ethanol Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

Reporters covering the National Ethanol Conference in San Diego had questions about a number of topics when given the opportunity to have a press “scrum” with Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen. The first questions centered on the discussion Dinneen had on stage at the NEC with petroleum industry representatives and how the industries can work together. “I’ve …

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#RFANEC Future of Fuels Policy Panel

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen reached across the aisle to invite his friends from the petroleum industry to join him on stage at the National Ethanol Conference to discuss the future of fuels policy and find areas of agreement. American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers president and CEO Chet Thompson and American Petroleum Institute Executive Vice President & …

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“State of U.S. #Ethanol Industry is Strong”

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen gave his annual State of the Industry address at the National Ethanol Conference today, addressing more than 1,000 attendees in San Diego. Last year was “a record year for production, a record year for net exports, a record year for domestic demand, and a record year for E15 sales and infrastructure …

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Trade Talk about Ethanol Exports at #USGC17

Cindy Zimmerman

Exports of U.S. ethanol and distillers feed co-products has been a big topic this week at the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) 14th International Marketing Conference & 57th Annual Membership Meeting in Panama City, Panama. USGC president and CEO Tom Sleight says the export picture is changing but still positive. “Last year we had China buying a lot, now Brazil is …

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#Ethanol Report on Export Picture

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol exports are in the news this week. First we heard about record net ethanol exports for 2016 in a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), followed quickly by an industry letter to President Trump drawing attention to China’s trade barriers that are shutting out U.S. exports of ethanol and distillers feed co-products. In this Ethanol Report, RFA …

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Lower Corn Prices Encouraging Ethanol Production

Cindy Zimmerman

University of Illinois agricultural economist Gary Schnitkey gave an update on the farm economy at the Crop Insurance and Reinsurance Bureau annual meeting last week, and the news overall was bleak. “We’re seeing deteriorating financial conditions on many farms and we’re likely to continue to see that as long as we have corn prices below four dollars a bushel,” said …

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“Make #Ethanol Great Again!”

Cindy Zimmerman

The president of the Renewable Fuels Association took a lead from the new president of the United States at the 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Tuesday, encouraging the industry to “make ethanol great again.” “I believe we are on the cusp of making ethanol great again,” said RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen, who added that support for ethanol has …

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General Motors Pleased to Take Biodiesel Lead

Cindy Zimmerman

General Motors was very pleased to announce its expanded portfolio of B20-capable vehicles during the recent 14th National Biodiesel Conference in San Diego, taking the lead among auto makers with 20 trucks, cars and crossovers able to use 20% biodiesel. “We listen to what our customers are asking us for,” said John Schwegman, GM Director of Commercial Product and Medium …

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Ethanol Report on Crappie Masters and FFVs

Cindy Zimmerman

Participants in the 2017 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail will be getting an education about ethanol while reeling in the whoppers around the country this year. In this Ethanol Report, Robert White with the Renewable Fuels Association tells us about this new sponsorship while attending the first tournament on the trail in central Florida, and also updates us on a new …

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