Why Oil Companies Hate E15 and the RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Commentary by Bob Dinneen, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO In a statement as predictable as the sunrise, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said yesterday that EPA’s proposal to slightly reduce 2018 RFS blending volumes “does not go far enough.” True to form, API instead called on Congress to “fix” the program, citing a litany of familiar myths and misinformation …

Commentary, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, RFS

More Industry Reaction to RFS Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

On track for the ethanol industry but a setback for biodiesel is how the majority of stakeholders are viewing the new proposed levels for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that were released Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition to the Renewable Fuels Association and National Biodiesel Board, the following groups are a few that chimed in …

ACE, Biodiesel, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy

Blue Flint Ethanol Celebrates a Decade

Cindy Zimmerman

Blue Flint Ethanol near Underwood, ND is the latest plant to celebrate ten years of operations. The 70 million gallon facility has produced over 650 million gallons of ethanol in its 10 years of operations. Located adjacent to Coal Creek Station, it is the first co-located, directly integrated ethanol plant in the world. As a by-product of generating electricity, Coal …

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U.S. Ethanol Production Growing

Cindy Zimmerman

Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States is 15.5 billion gallons this year or 1.01 million barrels per day (b/d), according to the latest EIA U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report. Total capacity of ethanol plants in operation increased by more than 600 million gallons per year or about four percent from 2016, with most of the increased …

Energy, Ethanol, Ethanol News

ASTM Awards Ethanol Industry Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

Two ethanol industry technical experts were honored this week by members of ASTM International gathered for their D02 2017 meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants presented Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Director of Regulatory Affairs Kelly Davis with the “Award of Excellence” for her service to the committee and work to enhance …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Fox River Valley Ethanol to Install Whitefox ICE™

Cindy Zimmerman

Fox River Valley Ethanol has agreed to become the third U.S. ethanol plant to install a Whitefox ICE™ modular bolt-on system at its plant in Wisconsin following installations at Pacific Ethanol in California and Pine Lake Corn Processors in Iowa. Fox River Fox River Valley President Neal Kemmet says they are installing the Whitefox ICE™ solution to remove process bottlenecks …

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RFA Leader Talks Trade During UNICA Ethanol Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen addressed participants of the 2017 Ethanol Summit this week in São Paulo, Brazil. Dinneen’s remarks focused on trade, President Trump, and the environment. “The president has repeatedly expressed his support for biofuels, ethanol and for the Renewable Fuel Standard and we are extraordinarily confident that President Trump understands what we are …

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Ethanol Report from FEW

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen was the keynote speaker at the 33rd annual Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Minneapolis, MN this week where he shared his eternal optimism for the industry with the people who “make the juice.” In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, Dinneen talks about the need to grow markets for ethanol and the …

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E15 Bill Faces Uphill Battle in Senate

Cindy Zimmerman

The quickest way to immediately grow ethanol demand in this country is a simple two word fix to a section of the Clean Air Act, but nothing in Washington can ever be that easy. American Coalition for Ethanol Executive Vice President Brian Jennings talked about the “Industry’s Best Opportunities to Grow Ethanol Demand Here at Home” during a session at …

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Trump’s Comments Please Ethanol Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry was thrilled with President Donald Trump’s visit to Iowa this week where he put agriculture and biofuels in the spotlight. “We’re here today to talk about how we’re going to empower America’s farmers and protect our nation’s proud farming legacy, and that includes ethanol, which I’ve done,” said Trump. The president met with industry leaders prior to …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, RFA