RFA Offering NEC Student Scholarships

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Once again the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is offering six scholarships for college students interested in learning more about ethanol by attending the National Ethanol Conference (NEC). The annual event will take place February 20-22, 2017 in San Diego, California. Scholarships will cover the cost of the conference registration fee of $899. Recipients are responsible for other costs including travel …

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Congress Urged to Extend Biofuel Tax Incentives

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It’s time once again for the annual push to Congress to extend tax incentives before the end of the year, a plea which is usually ignored. Renewable energy organizations sent letters to Congressional leadership this week calling for a multi-year extension of the Second Generation Biofuel Producer Tax Credit, the Special Depreciation Allowance for Second Generation Biofuel Plant Property, the …

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#Ethanol Breaking Through Blend Wall

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The average amount of ethanol in the nation’s gasoline supply hit a new record last week of 10.4 percent, just breaking through the 10% blend wall for the second time in a month, according to the latest data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The EIA Weekly Supply Estimate shows that an average of 8.798 million barrels per day (mbpd) …

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Record #Corn #Harvest Sets Tone for #ExEx16

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An anticipated record corn harvest combined with expected record production of animal feed co-products forms the backdrop for the 2016 Export Exchange (#ExEx16) coming up next week in Detroit. More than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), are expected to attend this biennial networking event co-sponsored by the U.S. …

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Review “The Ethanol Effect”

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“The Ethanol Effect” is a new PBS documentary produced by Detroit Public Television that debuted earlier this month and is available on-line for anyone to see. We want to know what you think about it. The documentary is hosted by energy and environment reporter David Biello and includes comments from a variety of ethanol industry representatives and supporters, including Renewable …

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RFA Hosting Free Ethanol Seminars in Florida

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is hosting free ethanol safety seminars this week in Ocala, Florida on October 17 and 18, 2016 at Florida State Fire College. Attendees will learn proper training techniques that emergency responders and hazmat personnel need to know to effectively respond to an ethanol-related emergency. Those who complete the course will receive Certificates of Completion. Both …

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RFA Celebrates National Farmers Day

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Today is National Farmers Day and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is sending out a big thank you to farmers in honor of their role in producing food, fuel and fiber for the U.S. and the world. RFA quotes the words of Thomas Jefferson, “Agriculture is our wisest pursuit, because it will in the end contribute most to real wealth, …

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RFA’s Davis Re-appointed to Energy Committee

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Kelly Davis, director of regulatory affairs for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), has been re-appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC), which advises the agency on U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency products and services. Davis was one of 34 members appointed earlier this week. REEEAC members advise the Commerce Secretary regarding …

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E85Prices.com Now Tracking E15 #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

E85prices.com just got more inclusive and now provides information on stations offering 15 percent ethanol blends as well. Visitors to the website E85prices.com, a crowd-sourced service managed by the Renewable Fuels Association, can now toggle between E15 and E85, locating information and reporting prices on either fuel blend. RFA vice president of industry relations Robert White says the improvements also …

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Ethanol & DDG Exports Continue to Rise

Joanna Schroeder

Government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) shows that U.S. ethanol exports for August 2016 totaled 77.9 million gallons (mg), an increase of 12 percent from July. The top monthly customer was Brazil with 25.1 mg followed by Canada at 20.9 mg. India increased its exports to 14.0 mg while the remaining exports went to 31 markets. Year-to-date, …

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