ACE: Carbon and Octane Future for Ethanol

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Low carbon and high octane are the future for ethanol, according to leaders of the American Coalition for Ethanol speaking Thursday at their annual conference in Omaha. ACE Board President Duane Kristensen of Chief Ethanol in Nebraska said that as the agriculture and ethanol industries are dealing with challenging market conditions, things have to change. “With uncertainty surrounding the RFS …

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Nebraska Governor Thanks Ethanol Industry

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts welcomed members of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) meeting in Omaha this week by thanking them for what they do. “Ethanol is a very important industry, on a national and on a state level,” said Gov. Ricketts, noting that Nebraska is the second largest ethanol producing state in the nation with 25 plants employing 1400 …

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Coalition Wants EPA to Reconsider Higher Ethanol Blends

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A coalition of ethanol, agriculture, and clean fuel organizations has requested judicial review of a recent Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rulemaking that would limit ethanol blending and restrict the use of blender pumps. The Urban Air Initiative (UAI) and National Farmers Union (NFU) are leading the alliance. The petitioners believe that while the rule EPA approved to allow year round …

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RFA CEO Surprised by New Waivers

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Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper was surprised and angry when the Environmental Protection Agency waited until the very end of the day Friday to announce 31 more exemptions from complying with the Renewable Fuel Standard were granted to oil refineries, representing 1.43 billion gallons of additional lost RFS demand. “We don’t understand how in the world …

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Ethanol Report on RFA Sturgis Promotion

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) had another great promotional event at the Buffalo Chip Campground for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally last week in South Dakota. In this episode of The Ethanol Report podcast, we hear from Buffalo Chip owner Woody Woodruff, Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider, Craig Ammann with Lallemand Biofuels and Distilled Spirits, various bikers filling up with …

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Farm and Biofuel Groups Dismayed by EPA Refinery Waivers

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Small refinery waivers will continue to take a chunk out of the gallons of biofuel that should be blended into our nation’s transportation fuel supply under the Renewable Fuel Standard, thanks to the Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement late Friday that granted 31 more exemptions, representing 1.43 billion gallons of additional lost RFS demand. Only six of the requests for 2018 …

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MN Data Shows More E15 Sales in June

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Sales of E15 in Minnesota totaled 6.29 million gallons in June, the first month following elimination of the summertime E15 restriction, according to data from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, the highest volume ever recorded for the month of June. The Renewable Fuels Association says the data released Wednesday prove that the marketplace is already responding to President Trump’s elimination …

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Lallemand VP Joins RFA at Sturgis

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Craig Ammann is a motorcycle enthusiast who has been going to the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for about 15 years, but this year he has been able to work for the first time with the Renewable Fuels Association to help educate bikers about ethanol. “This whole initiative is very near and dear to me as a long term motorcyclist myself,” said …

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Twisted Sister’s Dee Snider Appreciates Ethanol

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Dee Snider, lead singer for Twisted Sister, known for the popular bikers song “Ride To Live, Live To Ride”, served as Captain for the 12th annual Legends Ride at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Campground. The “We’re Not Gonna Take It” singer had some nice things to say about ethanol …

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RFA Stands by Facts in Ad

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The American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) took offense at an ad recently run by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) in Morning Consult comparing the effects of year-round E15 vs refinery exemptions and what each means to the renewable fuels industry and consumers. As a way of “fact-checking” the RFA ad, AFPM wrote a blog post “scribbling things on Post-it …

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