Ethanol Industry Awards at #RFANEC

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) presented its annual Industry Award to East Kansas Agri-Energy (EKAE) – and a special recognition award to former RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen – at the 24th annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC). RFA’s Industry Award recognizes companies or individuals who have made a significant contribution to the U.S. fuel ethanol industry through technology innovative, …

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Former Sen. Tom Daschle Shares Passion for Ethanol

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Tom Daschle of South Dakota been an advocate for ethanol and other biofuels for over three decades, as both a U.S. representative and senator in the 1980s and 1990s, and continuing since then as an advisor, consultant and author on issues such as climate change, food security and renewable energy policy. As Founder and CEO of The Daschle Group, Daschle …

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2018 was Tough Year With Big Wins for Ethanol

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Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper told nearly 1,000 National Ethanol Conference attendees today that while the U.S. ethanol industry had a “tough year” in 2018, it “continued to deliver huge wins for consumers,” including lower gas prices, cleaner air, a more secure energy supply, and increased job creation. As part of his State of the Ethanol …

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RFA Releases 2019 Ethanol Industry Outlook, Pocket Guide

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) released its 2019 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide this week at the 24th annual National Ethanol Conference in Orlando. The annual Outlook publication provides policymakers, regulators, consumers, the media, and renewable fuel advocates with key statistics, trends, insight, and analysis on the latest developments in the U.S. renewable fuels industry, as well as commentary …

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Lowest Weekly Ethanol Production Since 2017

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Ethanol production for the week ending February 1 was the lowest the industry has seen in over 15 months. According to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production fell to 967,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 40.6 million gallons per day, which was down 45,000 b/d (4.4%) from the previous week. This was the lowest weekly production …

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Study Finds RFS2 Has Reduced GHG Emissions

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A new study finds that the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) has succeeded in reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions more than the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) original expectations. The analysis, conducted by Life Cycle Associates and commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Foundation, concludes that there has been nearly 600 million metric tons of GHG reduction since 2007, compared to EPA’s …

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USDA Deputy Secretary to Address National Ethanol Conference

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USDA Deputy Secretary Steve Censky will be a keynote speaker on the final day of the 24th annual National Ethanol Conference to be held Feb. 11-13 in Orlando. “The U.S. Department of Agriculture, and Deputy Secretary Censky in particular, has been an effective voice and determined advocate for farmers and renewable fuel producers,” said Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO …

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EPA Nomination Advances to Full Senate

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The Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) voted 11-10 along party lines Tuesday to advance the nomination of Andrew Wheeler to be administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. “Mr. Wheeler has served as deputy administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency since April of 2018, when the Senate confirmed his nomination with bipartisan support,” said Committee Chair Senator John …

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Novozymes’ Bioenergy Business Grew in 2018

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2018 was a very good year for Novozymes’ Bioenergy business with 12% organic sales growth, on top of a strong 11% growth in 2017, according to the company’s latest annual report. Tina Sejersgård Fanø, Executive Vice President, Agriculture & Bioenergy says growth in the sector was driven by the launch of new yeast products – Innova Drive and Lift – …

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Ethanol Production Lower, Stocks Higher

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For the week ending January 25, ethanol production was lower while stocks were higher. According to the latest Energy Information Agency (EIA) data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production decreased 1.8% (down 19,000 barrels per day, or b/d) to an average of 1.012 million b/d—or 42.50 million gallons daily. The four-week average for ethanol production remained at 1.023 …

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