Ethanol Exports on Pace for Record Year

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2018 is on pace to be a record year for ethanol exports. The latest government information shows that U.S. ethanol exports through June stood at 927.7 million gallons (mg), up 33 percent from the first half of 2017 and on pace to shatter last year’s record of 1.38 billion gallons (bg). According to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), robust export …

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2018 #SturgisRally Features the RFA Motorcycle

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On opening weekend for the 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Renewable Fuels Association‘s Robert White took the stage to welcome other sponsors and talk about the big annual Legends Ride today. Pictured here are some of the RFA members on the scene this week to help with Free Fuel Happy Hours which begin tomorrow afternoon (free E10 fuel for motorcycles). Robert …

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High Octane Ethanol Fits Fuel Economy Standards

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The proposed Fuel Economy Standards for 2021-2026 Vehicles could put high octane ethanol in the fast lane at last. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are seeking public comment on a wide range of regulatory options proposed in the SAFE Vehicles Rule, including how high octane fuels could facilitate engine efficiency improvements and …

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Ethanol Report on 10th Year at Sturgis

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is celebrating 10 years of partnership with the Buffalo Chip Campground to promote ethanol at the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 3-12 in Sturgis, S.D. The event this year will highlight the custom RFA ethanol bike by Paul Jr. Designs and featured on a recent episode of “American Chopper.” In this edition of The …

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Acting EPA Chief on RFS Concerns

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During a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing Wednesday, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler was pressed for answers about the demand destruction created by small refinery exemptions, how EPA intends to reallocate the waived gallons, and when the agency will approve E15 use year-round. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) …

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Ethanol Export Mission to Indonesia and Vietnam

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The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and ethanol industry partners joined the recent USDA Agricultural Trade Mission to Indonesia in July, led by USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney. Indonesia currently imports half of its gasoline demand, and the government has set a goal for renewables to represent 23 percent of the country’s energy mix by 2025 …

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RFA Hires Chief Economist

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has announced that Scott Richman will join the organization next month as chief economist to lead the development and execution of a wide range of research and analysis initiatives. Most recently, Richman served as senior vice president and co-head of North America Consulting for Informa Agribusiness Consulting, a global firm specializing in research and intelligence …

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RFA Hosting Ethanol Safety Seminars in VA

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and several organizations are hosting ethanol safety seminars in Virginia this week. The ethanol safety seminars, in partnership with TRANSCAER, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, will be held all day today, tomorrow and Wednesday in Chesapeake at the Chesapeake Public Safety Operations Building. The ethanol safety seminar focuses …

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Trump in Iowa Reaffirms Support for Ethanol

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As President Trump was starting a roundtable on workforce development in Iowa Thursday, his very first words were about ethanol. “I’m very close, I have to tell you, to pulling off something that you’ve been looking forward to for many years and that’s the 12 month E15 waiver,”said Trump. “It’s a very complex process.” Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor said …

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#SubEnvironment Holds Hearing on RINs

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The House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Environment took a deep dive into the complex world of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) during a hearing on Wednesday. The committee, chaired by Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL), heard from a panel of independent witnesses to provide background on RINs and how the market for them works. The panel included: Brent Yacobucci – Energy …

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