Ethanol and Trade Center Stage for NCGA

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National Corn Growers Association president Kevin Skunes of North Dakota says he expected to be focused mainly on the farm bill this year, but trade and ethanol have “taken a lot of oxygen out of the room.” During an interview at the Corn Utilization and Technology Conference (CUTC) this week, Skunes saiede they are disappointed that the House version of …

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Farm and Biofuel Groups Sue EPA Over Lost Gallons

Cindy Zimmerman

A coalition of biofuel and agriculture groups have petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to change its regulations to “account for lost volumes of renewable fuel resulting from the unprecedented number of retroactive small refinery exemptions from Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) obligations recently granted by EPA.” The petitioners are the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), Growth …

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Iowa Corn Fuels Travelers with Beef and E85

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Corn growers have hit the road to help summer travelers fill up with corn-fed beef and homegrown fuel. The Iowa Corn-fed Summer Road Trip offers directions for travelers with flex-fuel vehicles to find fuel retailers offering E85 near the state’s best restaurants for corn-fed burgers and tenderloins. The map also includes some of Iowa’s summer corn-fed events, like the …

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Ethanol Coalition Suing EPA Over Refinery Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

A coalition of farm and ethanol organizations has filed a lawsuit over the Environmental Protection Agency’s “secretive small refinery exemptions.” The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) and National Farmers Union (NFU), with support of Farmers Union Enterprises, filed the suit late Tuesday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th …

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RFA Comments on Brazil RenovaBio Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Since Brazil’s new RenovaBio program will likely cause significant growth in the country’s biofuels consumption, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) wants to make sure their methodology for estimating carbon intensity correctly reflects the emissions impacts of corn ethanol. Under RenovaBio, which was approved in late December 2017, the average carbon intensity (CI) of gasoline must be reduced by 10.1% by …

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ACE CEO Keynotes Indiana Ethanol Forum

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings keynoted the 2018 Indiana Ethanol Forum this week in Indianapolis, providing a state of the industry update to those in attendance and sharing what ACE and its allies are doing to expand market access for ethanol. The forum, organized by the Indiana Corn Growers Association, brought together ethanol plants, fuel retailers, ag …

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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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CUTC Extends Poster Submission Deadline

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The Corn Utilization & Technology Conference (CUTC) just announced that the deadline for posters to be submitted has been extended to Friday, May 18, 2018. There are a number of categories that you can submit a poster to including: The professional category for both general and mycotoxin posters General session student posters Mycotoxin student posters The Poster session is a …

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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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