Ethanol Report from FEW

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Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen was the keynote speaker at the 33rd annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Minneapolis, MN this week where he shared his eternal optimism for the industry with the people who “make the juice.” In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, Dinneen talks about the need to grow markets for ethanol and the …

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E15 Bill Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

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The quickest way to immediately grow ethanol demand in this country is a simple two word fix to a section of the Clean Air Act, but nothing in Washington can ever be that easy. American Coalition for Ethanol Executive Vice President Brian Jennings talked about the “Industry’s Best Opportunities to Grow Ethanol Demand Here at Home” during a session at …

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Trump’s Comments Please Ethanol Industry

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The ethanol industry was thrilled with President Donald Trump’s visit to Iowa this week where he put agriculture and biofuels in the spotlight. “We’re here today to talk about how we’re going to empower America’s farmers and protect our nation’s proud farming legacy, and that includes ethanol, which I’ve done,” said Trump. The president met with industry leaders prior to …

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Enogen and Cellerate Making Ethanol Better

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At the Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Minneapolis this week, Syngenta was spreading the word about the winning combination of Cellerate™ process technology and Enogen corn for ethanol plants. Ron Wulfkuhle, head of Enogen at Syngenta, explains that Cellerate converts corn kernel fiber into cellulosic ethanol to get more ethanol from the same kernel of corn. “For the ethanol producer, it …

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RFA CEO Revs Up Ethanol Producers at #FEW17

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The Fuel Ethanol Workshop has been one of Renewable Fuel Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen’s favorite meetings to attend for the past three decades. “Because the people in this room have passion for what you do,” said Dinneen during his keynote address at #FEW17 on Tuesday. “You make the juice – and that is something extraordinarily special.” In his …

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RFA’s Cooper Gets High Octane Award

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Renewable Fuels Association Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper was recognized with the ethanol industry’s “High Octane Award” during the 2017 Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Minneapolis Tuesday. The award, established in 2000 by BBI International, recognizes a person “who has helped the ethanol industry mature and progress over the years” and “whose passion and unstoppable pursuits have significantly benefited the ethanol …

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Al-Corn Expansion Update

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The expansion project for Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont, Minnesota is moving along nicely, according to CEO Randy Doyal. “There’s a lot of steel going up now, we’ve poured a lot of concrete,” says Doyal, recent past chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The project that will increase the plant’s capacity from 50 million gallons a year, up to …

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Husker Ag Recognized for Ethanol Direct Marketing

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The Nebraska Ethanol Board (NEB) recently recognized Seth Harder for his leadership at Husker Ag and the company’s success with fuel retailers. Since 2012, Husker Ag in Plainview, Nebraska has contributed more than $250,000 to Nebraska’s fuel infrastructure by funding higher-blend ethanol pumps at stations across the state. “The goal is not just to produce ethanol, but to give every …

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Committee Hears Testimony on E15 Bill

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Ethanol supporters and retailers made their case before the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works committee for a bill that would fix a frustrating and confusing situation and allow 15 percent ethanol to be sold year round. The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, sponsored by Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), would extend the Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver to …

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Ethanol Groups Urge Passage of RVP Waiver

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With the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee holding a hearing today on the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, ethanol organizations are urging lawmakers to “expeditiously” pass legislation that would ensure consumers have year-round access to 15% ethanol (E15). Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen “enthusiastically supports” the legislation which would resolve the issue by extending the …

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