Ethanol – A Conversation That Matters

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Marc Rauch of The Auto Channel recently had the opportunity to have a conversation that matters about ethanol in Vancouver, British Columbia on a television talk show called “Conversations That Matter.” Each episode of “Conversations That Matter” explores one significant subject, and features notable professors, corporate executives, scientists, and philosophers in one-on-one conversations. “I believe that the show presents a …

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Biofuels Groups Rip EPA for More Small Refinery Waivers

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Much to the dismay of biofuels organizations, yesterday the Environmental Protection Agency approved five more 2017 Small Refinery Exemptions to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and noted that two more petitions have been received for 2018 exemptions, bringing the total to 39. “It’s extremely disappointing and outrageous to see EPA once again allow oil refiners to undermine the RFS and …

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RFA Addresses Current Ethanol Issues

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There’s been a lot going on in the world of ethanol recently – EPA just released its E15 RVP/RIN reform proposal, EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler is expected to announce pending petitions for more small refiner exemptions, and EIA just released final 2018 data confirming ethanol demand destruction – just to mention a few. The Renewable Fuels Association held a media …

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Ethanol Groups Pleased with EPA Rule Release

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Ethanol groups are pleased EPA has finally released a proposed rule that would allow sales of 15% ethanol fuel year round, but with just 80 days to go until the start of the summer driving season, getting it done in time would be a record-breaking feat, especially since it is tied to controversial reforms for the Renewable Identification Number (RIN) …

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EPA Proposes E15 Waiver and RIN Market Rule

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released proposed regulatory changes Tuesday that would allow gasoline blended with up to 15 percent ethanol (E15) to receive a Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver for the summer months, the same as E10. At the same time, EPA is also proposing regulatory changes to “modify elements of the renewable identification number (RIN) compliance system under …

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Farmer and Ethanol Advocate Provides Perspective

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Farmer and Nebraska Ethanol Board member Scott McPheeters joined a diverse panel of agricultural producers at the recent Bayer AgVocacy Forum in Orlando, prior to Commodity Classic. McPheeters shared the stage with California specialty crop producer Don Cameron, Terranova Ranch; South Carolina cotton and diversified crop farmer Jeff Wilson, Cotton Hills Farm; and Michelle Erickson-Jones, aka BigSkyFarmHer on Twitter, a …

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Senator Angry Over Reported EPA Rule Breaking

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U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE), a member of the Senate Agriculture Committee, is upset about news reports last week that former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt broke the rules to expand the number small refinery exemptions (SREs) granted to oil refiners. “I am angry by reports that show what we long suspected: former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt ignored the law to …

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ACE Participates in Nebraska Ethanol Forum Panels

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American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty participated in two panels last week at Nebraska Ethanol Board’s 2019 Emerging Issues Forum. Lamberty was joined by retailers Randy Gard of Bosselman Enterprises and Matt Spackman of Kum & Go to discuss opportunities and practical considerations to increase E15 and higher ethanol blends. “Many retailers are concerned their equipment …

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New Data Confirms Ethanol Demand Destruction in 2018

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New data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) reveals ethanol demand in 2018 was negatively impacted by EPA granting dozens of small refinery exemptions (SREs). Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt granted 48 refiners waivers from their legal blending obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), resulting in a flood of Renewable Identification …

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2018 Second Highest Year for Distillers Grains Exports

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U.S. exports of the ethanol co-product distillers grains (DG) were the second-highest on record in 2018, totaling 11.88 million metric tons (MMT), according to a new report from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). An estimated 31 percent of U.S. DG production was exported in 2018, meaning nearly one out of every three tons produced was exported to 50 countries on …

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