ACE Seeks More Specific Aid for Ethanol

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The Senate Republicans coronavirus economic relief package unveiled this week includes $20 billion in relief to be used by USDA in addition to the $14 billion in funding the previously enacted CARES Act, which marks the next step toward supplying much needed assistance to the renewable fuels sector. While American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings believes ethanol producers …

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Senator Wants E15 Available Everywhere

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Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) is urging Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler to certify biofuel infrastructure for E15 and remove unnecessary labeling to increase consumer access to E15. In a letter to Administrator Wheeler, Ernst wrote, “Two years ago, I worked successfully with you and President Trump to get E15 sold year-round. One year later, we sat in the …

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ACE Urges Senate to Include Ethanol in Relief Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings is urging Senate leaders to adopt legislation introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) in May that would reimburse biofuel producers for a share of feedstocks they purchased and processed into renewable fuel during the first quarter of the year, and making the case to include the plan for …

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Ethanol Production Slows

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol production slowed its steady upward pace last week for the first time since the end of April, dropping by 2.5 percent from the previous week. According to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association for the week ending July 17, ethanol production slowed by 2.5%, or 23,000 barrels per day (b/d), to 908,000 b/d—equivalent to 38.14 million gallons …

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RFA Board Conducts Virtual Hill Visits

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Board of Directors meeting this week included more than a dozen virtual visits with lawmakers and administration officials on Capitol Hill. Discussions covered a broad range of topics, including the impact of COVID-19 on ethanol producers, trade challenges and opportunities around the world, E15 market expansion, and EPA implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard. “With …

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2020 ACE Conference is Now Virtual

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol will now be holding its Annual Conference as a virtual event in conjunction with the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop (FEW) on September 16, 2020. Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and the economic hardship it’s brought to bear on the ethanol industry, ACE leadership believes a virtual event, paired with the FEW, will provide …

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Industry Pays Tribute to Ethanol Answer Man

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry is mourning the loss of another pioneer. Larry Johnson, known as the “Ethanol Answer Man,” passed away July 19 at the age of 76. Larry was active in the Minnesota Corn Growers Assn., transitioning into ethanol promotion with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. He later became a private consultant to the ethanol industry, traveling around the country …

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RFA General Counsel Appointed to USDA Trade Committee

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association General Counsel Ed Hubbard has been appointed to the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Agricultural Technical Advisory Committee (ATAC) for Trade in Grains, Feed, Oilseeds and Planting Seeds. Hubbard is the only appointee to any of the advisory committees who represents the renewable fuels industry. The ATAC advises the Secretary of Agriculture and the United States Trade Representative …

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EPA Receives More Gap-Year Waiver Requests

Cindy Zimmerman

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has updated its Small Refinery Exemption (SRE) dashboard, revealing six more retroactive “gap-year” petitions for compliance years 2011 through 2016 under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), bringing the total now to 58. “We are already halfway through the year and instead of taking steps to comply with the January Tenth Circuit Court ruling to limit Small …

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Fuel Ethanol Workshop to go Virtual in September

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Yesterday it was a go for a live event in Omaha next month. Today BBI International announced that the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) has been moved and will be virtual, due to COVID-19. The event will now take place September 15-17, 2020 and will be a live online event only. The virtual FEW will include a …

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