Restaurant Owners Join Fight Against RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Council of Chain Restaurants today joined the fight against the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) with the release of a new report on its impact on the chain restaurant industry, commodity prices and the food supply chain. The study, which was conducted by PwC, “concluded that the RFS mandate could cost chain restaurants up to $3.2 billion annually, with …

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Ethanol Groups Not Surprised by Attack on RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry is categorizing the latest attack on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by the American Petroleum Institute (API) as more of the same. In response to API’s call this morning to eliminate the RFS “because it is not working well and because it will force higher concentrations of ethanol in gasoline that could harm vehicles,” Growth Energy CEO …

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Thankful for Ethanol at the Pump

Cindy Zimmerman

As motorists head over the roads to visit friends and family for the holiday, they can be thankful for ethanol helping to lower gas prices and make our nation less dependent on foreign oil. The Renewable Fuels Association notes that ethanol is actually helping reduce the cost of the Thanksgiving holiday for the average American family. More than 39 million …

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ACE Elects Officers

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) Board of Directors has elected officers for 2013. Ron Alverson, Chairman of Dakota Ethanol LLC, was elected President, replacing Lars Herseth, who served as ACE President since 2010. Alverson raises corn and soybeans with his son Keith and his brother Larry on their farm near Madison, SD. He is a founding member and past …

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New Holland Ethanol Video Contest for FFA

Cindy Zimmerman

*Deadline Updated* New Holland Agriculture is calling on FFA members to get their creative engine running on ethanol. New Holland is inviting FFA members between the ages of 14 and 23 to research, film and edit a 60 to 90 second video about why ethanol is important to their communities, American farmers, the nation, and the economy. Completed videos need …

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Using White Rot Fungus for Corn Stover Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

There’s new scientific evidence that a certain fungus could help speed up the production of ethanol from corn stover. A study on using the fungus to break down the tough cellulose and related material in this so-called “corn stover” to free up sugars for ethanol fermentation appears in the journal Industrial & Engineering Chemistry Research “Treating corn stover with the …

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RFA Reacts to RFS Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

The president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) says they are very pleased with the decision today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject a request to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In an interview immediately after the announcement was made by EPA, Bob Dinneen said he gave the agency credit for sticking to the science …

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EPA Denies RFS Waiver

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has denied a petition by the governors of poultry producing states that would have waived the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and its requirement for ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply. In its decision to deny the request, EPA said Friday that the RFS itself is not causing economic harm and that suspending the standard would …

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Growth Energy Awaiting RFS Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry is anxiously awaiting the pending decision by the Environmental Protection Agency on a requested waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard. Growth Energy CEO Tom Buis remains optimistic that the RFS will be upheld. “We’re pretty confident that the proponents of the RFS waiver did not prove the point that the economic harm was attributable to the RFS,” …

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RFA Discusses Ethanol Issues at NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association was at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting annual meeting in Kansas City this week to discuss ethanol issues with reporters in light of the election and the upcoming lame duck session. “Ethanol was going to turn out just fine in this election no matter what because we were in the enviable position of both candidates …

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