No More Iowa Nice

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

No more Mr. Iowa Nice Guy. That was a message delivered during a press conference with representatives of Iowa’s corn, ethanol, biodiesel and soybean producers in response to the Supplemental Proposal for Renewable Fuels Volumes released Tuesday by EPA. Iowa Corn Growers Association CEO Craig Floss quoted one farmer who is outraged over the proposal. “No more Iowa Nice, now …

Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, Soybeans

Biofuels Groups Disappointed With EPA Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Less than two weeks ago biofuels organizations and stakeholders were praising the Trump Administration agreement to promote biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Now that the details have been made public, not so much. The notice released by EPA on Tuesday “does not change the proposed volumes for 2020 and 2021. Instead, it proposes and seeks comment on adjustments …

ACE, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, RFA, RFS

Trump Remarks Seem to Contradict EPA Plan

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Since the October 4 announcement, President Donald Trump mentioned the plan negotiated by the administration to address small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard at least twice while addressing farmers and ranchers. Those comments appear to contradict the EPA proposal released Tuesday which industry representatives say will likely not even result in maintaining the 15 billion gallons required under …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Global Ethanol Summit Kicks Off in DC

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

The first Global Ethanol Summit gets underway this morning in Washington D.C. with industry and government officials from 60 countries are meeting with U.S. officials to learn about prospects for expanded global ethanol use. This week’s Summit, sponsored by the Council, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), features high-level government and industry officials from Algeria to Vietnam, who …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Events, Exports, Grains, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

Ethanol Production Rate Continues to Slow

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Ethanol production started this month below one million barrels per day for the third week in a row. According to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association for the week ending Oct. 4, ethanol production expanded 5,000 b/d or 0.5% to 963,000 barrels per day (b/d)—equivalent to 40.45 million gallons daily. This was the third straight week in which …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

USDA Lowers Corn Use for Ethanol Outlook Again

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

The October World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates out today from USDA once again lowered its 2019-20 outlook for U.S. corn production, exports, use for ethanol, and ending stocks. Corn production is forecast at 13.779 billion bushels, down 20 million as a decline in harvested area more than offsets an increased yield forecast. Corn supplies are forecast down sharply from …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, USDA

Ethanol Report on RFS Moving Forward

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

It was a year ago this week that President Trump announced he was instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate a rulemaking process that would allow E15 to be sold year round. This year, it was proposed relief from small refinery exemptions announced last week to restore integrity to the RFS that is giving the ethanol industry renewed energy …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA, RFS

Registration Open for 25th National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Registration is now open for the Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) 25th annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC), to be held Feb. 10-12, 2020, in Houston. RFA Board Chairman Neil Koehler, co-founder and CEO of Pacific Ethanol, says the theme “Focus Forward” will look ahead to what the next quarter-century will bring for the U.S. ethanol industry. “For the past 25 years, …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, National Ethanol Conference, RFA

Biofuels Industry Reacts to Administration Plan

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Under the biofuels plan announced Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose and request public comment on expanding biofuel requirements beginning in 2020 and will seek comment on actions to ensure that more than 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol be blended into the nation’s fuel supply beginning in 2020, and that the volume obligation for biomass-based diesel is met. …

ACE, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NBB, RFA, RFS

EPA and USDA Announce Biofuels Agreement

Cindy Zimmerman Leave a Comment

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and USDA Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued joint statements on an agreement promoting biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard. “President Trump’s leadership has led to an agreement that continues to promote domestic ethanol and biodiesel production, supporting our Nation’s farmers and providing greater energy security,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Today’s agreement …

Biodiesel, biofuels, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS, USDA