RFA Announces $1M Fuel Your Knowledge Campaign

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Memorial Day weekend means the start of boating, biking and lawn mowing season – better known as summer. As the small engines come out of winter hibernation, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is launching a new $1 million consumer-focused educational campaign called “Fuel Your Knowledge.” The campaign will educate and inform consumers about the proper use of ethanol-blended fuels in …

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Ethanol Summit Includes Plant and Farm Tours

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Before and after the Ethanol Summit of the Asia-Pacific held this week in Minneapolis, visitors from more than 17 countries in Asia and Oceania have been able to tour farms and ethanol plants around the region. Teams of producers, traders, government officials and business people have been on tours in Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin, hosted by state corn …

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Senators Say Protecting RFS Will Help Lower Gas Prices

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Four Democratic U.S. senators are calling on President Trump to take actions to help lower gas prices, including protecting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, was joined by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), in a letter …

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RFA Comments on Brazil RenovaBio Program

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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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Asia Pacific Ethanol Summit Meeting in Minneapolis

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Industry and government officials from the United States and 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific, focused on current and future prospects for expanded ethanol use throughout the region. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), is …

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RFA Plans 2nd Ethanol Summer Contest

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Beginning Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is re-launching the “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, allowing both fuel retailers and consumers to report prices posted for E85 and other higher ethanol blends for the chance to win $50 in free fuel per day. “This contest was a huge success last year and we expect this year to be even …

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Ruling in DSM vs Lallemand Patent Case

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A Federal Court in Wisconsin this week ruled that that all glycerol-reducing ethanol yeast products sold by Lallemand infringe on US Patent 8,795,998 held by Royal DSM. “We are happy with the outcome of the case. Our focus is to bring customers the latest in yeast technology allowing them to deliver the best fermentation results,” says Atul Thakrar, President of …

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ACE CEO Keynotes Indiana Ethanol Forum

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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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Federal Fleets Double E85 Usage

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A Renewable Fuels Association analysis of new Energy Information Administration (EIA) data shows that federally-regulated fleets more than doubled their usage of E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) and other flex fuels between 2010 and 2016. According to the EIA data, federally-regulated fleets, including government and transit agencies, used 17.9 million gallons of E85 in 2010, increasing to more than 38 …

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Grassley Talks Tough on EPA Refinery Waivers

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Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa wants EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to stop issuing “small refinery hardship exemptions” or step down from the job. “I’ve supported Pruitt but if he pushes changes to RFS that permanently cut ethanol by billions of gallons he will have broken Trump promise & he should step down & let someone else do the job of …

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