More 2018 Vehicles Approved for 15% Ethanol

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More new vehicles are approved by manufacturers to use 15% ethanol blends (E15) – including Nissan and Infiniti – according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Nearly 90 percent of new 2018 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends (E15), according to the results of RFA’s annual analysis of warranty statements …

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ACE Optimistic About E15 Parity

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Last month’s concession letter to ethanol state senators from EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is providing some hope that 15% ethanol might soon be treated the same as E10 when it comes to Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP), which would allow the fuel to be sold year round in all parts of the country. “We believe they have the statutory authority today …

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E15 Retailer Video Series Debuts

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has debuted the first two in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website as part of a campaign to feature real world E15 and flex fuel retailer success stories. All episodes are hosted by ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty with the first video introducing the series and some of the …

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LBDS Announces 6th Edition of The Alcohol Textbook.

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LBDS (Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits) is pleased to announce the 6th Edition of The Alcohol Textbook, produced by the Ethanol Technology Institute, LBDS’s educational arm. The textbook is an outgrowth of the Alcohol School and has become the industry standard and reference guide in the industry. First published after the School’s introduction in 1981, it has grown from 100 …

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CoBank: Cautious Optimism for Ethanol Exports

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A new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division is cautiously optimistic about opportunities for US exports in grains, oilseeds and ethanol over the next three years. “In the absence of major weather disruptions, global grain surpluses are expected to persist over the next three years. Acreage expansions and improvements to yields in competing export hubs will be headwinds for U.S. …

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Ethanol Industry Asks USTR to Suspend Brazil GSP Status

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The U.S. ethanol industry is asking U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to suspend Brazil’s designated country status under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) due to “protectionist and market distorting actions in implementing a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) that affects imports of U.S. ethanol.” A letter was sent to Lighthizer this week, signed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth …

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RFA Talks Ethanol with Farm Broadcasters

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The Renewable Fuels Association once again attended the annual meeting of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) to do interviews and support the media that helps spread the good news about agriculture and renewable fuels. Some very good news right now is that ethanol is helping consumers save more money at the pump than ever before. “It’s probably the …

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RFA Compiles FFV Models Brochure

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There are more than 22 million flex fuel vehicles (FFVs) on the road today, but many motorists may be unaware that they can use up to 85 percent ethanol blended fuel (E85). The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has developed a new brochure that compiles all of the FFV models available in the current model year (MY2018), as well as previous …

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DowDuPont Selling Cellulosic Ethanol Plant

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The “World’s Largest Cellulosic Ethanol Plant” is for sale. Two years ago DuPont celebrated the opening of its 30 million gallons capacity plant in Nevada, Iowa that produced ethanol from corn stover. This week, the company -now merged with Dow- announced it is getting out of the biorefinery business. As part of DowDuPont’s intent to create a leading Specialty Products …

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2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Registration Open

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Registration is now open for the 2018 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in January to explore the opportunities biofuels create to brighten America’s future. “Countries all over the world are turning to renewable fuels as a solution for problems like air pollution and low commodity prices,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Managing Director Lucy Norton. “That’s why our theme this year …

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