.@EthanolRFA Kicks Off FSMA Training in Omaha

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The first of four sessions focused on the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) requirements and how ethanol and distillers grain producers can comply kicked off in Omaha, Nebraska today. The educational series is sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and led by Kelly Davis, RFA’s director of regulatory affairs. She was joined by Iowa State University professor Charlie Hurburgh …

Distillers Grains, Education, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Al-Corn’s Randy Doyal Talks #Ethanol on Car Clinic

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Last Saturday, Bobby Likis, host of nationally syndicated car-talk radio program “Bobby Likis Car Clinic,” shared the mic with CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel Randy Doyal. The ethanol facility is located in Claremont, Minnesota. Doyal is also the chairman of the board of the Renewable Fuels Association. During the program, Doyal discussed ethanol and its benefits to local and national …

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CEI Releases Another Anti-#RFS Report

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A new report released this week by the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) is arguing that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) should be repealed for its “numerous economic, ethical and real-world problems”. “Running Drivers into the Blend Wall: Push to Ratchet up Renewable Fuel Standard Rewards Ethanol Lobby at Consumers’ Expense,” argues the RFS rewards the ethanol industry at consumers expense. …

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RFA Hosting Safety Seminar in Nebraska

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There will be a free ethanol safety seminar on Saturday, July 30, in Adams, Nebraska hosted by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) in conjunction with the International Association of Fire Chiefs, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Ethanol Emergency Response Coalition and TRANSCAER. The free ethanol safety seminar is taking place at the Adams Fire Department from 9:00 am–2 …

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#Ethanol Report on E15 at Fuel Terminals

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Illinois-based HWRT Oil Company will soon be the first company in the United States to offer pre-blended 15% ethanol at the terminal level, something the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is calling a “game-changer” for increasing access to E15. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about why this is such a big deal in this edition of the …

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HWRT to Offer Pre-blended 15% #Ethanol at Terminals

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HWRT Oil Company will soon be the first company in the United States to offer pre-blended 15% ethanol at the terminal level. Currently there is no access to E15 at local fuel terminals and retailers across the country interested in offering the fuel have done so by diluting a higher ethanol blend (like E85) with regular unleaded, a process that …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers, RFA

Iowa Governor Honored for #Biofuels Leadership

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, the nation’s longest serving Governor, was honored Friday by renewable fuels industry leaders, the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition and the National Governors Association at a breakfast commemorating his steadfast leadership in renewable fuels. “Gov. Branstad is a true champion for renewable fuels, and we’re delighted to see him honored for his long-standing leadership,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels …

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Power Energy Wins $1.44M #Ethanol Infrastructure Award

Joanna Schroeder

Power Energy Corporation (PEC) has been awarded $1.44 million from the state of Illinois to assist them in building out the infrastructure at 20 retail gas stations to offer consumers higher ethanol blends choices at the pump. The grant was awarded from Illinois’ Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity as part of USDA’s Biofuels Infrastructure Partnership (BIP) program. The funding …

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RFA, Pinnacle Hosting Webinars on Hazardous Chemicals

Joanna Schroeder

Pinnacle Engineering has teamed up with the Renewable Fuels Foundation to host a six-part webinar series for the ethanol industry focused on how to comply with regulations designed to prevent or minimize the consequences of a release of hazardous chemicals. The regulations, from Occupational Safety and Health Agency (OSHA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), require a comprehensive management program integrating …

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.@EthanolRFA Submits #RFS Comments to @EPA

Joanna Schroeder

Today is the deadline for submission of comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for the 2017-2018 proposed renewable volume obligations (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) urged the EPA to raise the requirement for conventional renewable fuel volumes to the statutory level of 15 billion gallons per year. Signed by RFA President …

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