Ontario to Increase Ethanol Content in Gas to 15%

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Canada’s most populous province has made a commitment to gradually increase the required ethanol content in gasoline to 15 percent by 2030. Renewable Industries Canada (RICanada) welcomed the release of Ontario’s Environment Plan “Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations: A Made-In-Ontario Environment Plan” and the move to 15% ethanol in gasoline. RICanada estimates the province’s move to 15% …

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NFU Disappointed by EPA Failure to Set 2021 RVOs

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The National Farmers Union (NFU) is disappointed by the Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) failure to meet the November 30 deadline to issue 2021 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “By punting a decision on 2021’s RVOS to the next administration, EPA is introducing yet more uncertainty to the biofuels industry ­– uncertainty that most farmers and …

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Less Flex Fuel Vehicle Offerings for 2021

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The annual Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) analysis of vehicle owner’s manuals and warranty statements finds almost all new 2021 automobiles are approved for E15 gasoline, but very limited offerings for flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) capable of operating on fuel blends containing up to 85% ethanol. Only Ford and General Motors are offering FFVs in model year 2021 with 11 models …

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EPA Misses 2021 RFS Deadline

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For the first time under the Trump administration, the Environmental Protection Agency missed the November 30 statutory deadline for publishing the final rule for next year’s Renewable Volume Obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In fact, EPA never even issued a proposed rule for the 2021 RVOs. “And even if a proposed rule was released today, it would be …

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Ethanol Production Closer to Pre-COVID Levels

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Weekly ethanol production is edging closer to pre-COVID levels. According to the latest data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association for the week ending November 20, ethanol production increased almost 3% to 990,000 barrels per day and the highest production since the end of March. However, production remained 6.5% below the same week last year. The four-week average ethanol production …

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Ethanol Report 11-25-20

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2020 has been the year of going virtual for meetings and conferences. In fact, one of the very last live, in-person events to be held this year was the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) 25th annual National Ethanol Conference in Houston. The 26th annual NEC however, will be an all digital format. Information about the conference can be found on the …

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Farm & Biofuel Groups Ask Court to Enforce EPA Ruling

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Farm and biofuels leaders say it’s way past time for EPA to act on a court order from 2017 and they are going back to the court to make it happen. A coalition of biofuels and agricultural trade groups filed a motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia Monday asking the court to enforce its …

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RFA CEO Trade Talks with Farm Broadcasters

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The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual Trade Talk looked different last week than it has in the past, being virtual instead of live, but Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper still was able to do many interviews with farm broadcasters around the country. Cooper discussed topics such as how the ethanol industry fared in 2020 and …

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RFA Shares Good News for Ethanol in 2020

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There was more than enough bad news for the ethanol industry to go around this year, but there was still some good news as well. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is offering that perspective to farm broadcasters this week at the virtual 2020 NAFB Convention Trade Talk. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White tells the good news about …

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NAFB Session Focuses on Ag and Energy

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The National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) is holding its annual convention this week, and like everything else it is virtual. One of the newsmaker sessions on opening day of the convention focused on ethanol and biodiesel and “Agriculture’s Contributions to the Energy Market.” Carey Martin with Texas Farm Bureau Radio Network moderated the discussion with Tom Verry, Director of …

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