Pruitt Visits with Kansas Corn and Ethanol Producers

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EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt got an earful from Kansas corn and ethanol producers during a visit yesterday to East Kansas Agri-Energy (EKAE) in Garnett. After touring the plant Tuesday morning, Pruitt sat down with a roomful of farmers and ethanol supporters who told him they were “mad as hell” about EPA efforts they believe undermine the RFS law. The EPA …

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Ethanol Industry Awards Presented

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Ethanol industry excellence was honored at the 2018 Fuel Ethanol Workshop during Tuesday’s general session. Kristy Moore of KMoore Consulting received this year’s High Octane Award, which recognizes a person whose commitment and passion have benefited the ethanol industry. Moore was honored for her more than two decades of service in the industry, which includes working for Archer Daniels Midland …

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Plenty for Ethanol Industry Panel to Discuss

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A panel discussion on “Surveying the Health of Renewable Fuels Policy under the Trump Administration” gave participants plenty to talk about during the opening session of the Fuel Ethanol Workshop on Tuesday in Omaha. The panel included Geoff Cooper, executive vice president of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA); American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings; and John Fuher, vice …

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NFU Raises Concerns About EPA REGS Rule

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The National Farmers Union (NFU) and South Dakota Farmers Union are raising concerns that a proposed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rule would ban the use of E16 or higher blends of ethanol in non-flexible fuel vehicles. The organizations sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt this week urging EPA not to finalize the proposed rule, Renewables Enhancement and Growth …

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American Chopper Unveils Ethanol Bike

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The highly anticipated debut of the custom Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) ethanol motorcycle created by Paul Jr. Designs on Discovery Channel’s American Chopper revealed a masterpiece with a patriotic theme that runs on E85. “The bike encapsulated everything we were hoping to get,” said RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White. “Patriotic theme, running on 85 percent ethanol, E85 …

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American Chopper to Debut RFA Ethanol Bike

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The custom Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) motorcycle created by Paul Jr. Designs will be revealed to the world on Discovery Channel’s American Chopper tonight at 10 pm Eastern time. Discovery Channel crews filmed the unveiling of the RFA custom motorcycle earlier this year at East Kansas Agri-Energy in Garnett, Kansas and a crowd of more than 500, mostly on motorcycles, …

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2018 Fuel Ethanol Workshop Opens in Omaha

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The 34th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop is being held this week, June 11-13, in Omaha. The event features industry awards, speakers, sessions and a large trade show. Organizers say the event is on pace to be the biggest since 2009, with over 550 biofuels producers registered and more than 300 industry companies and organizations exhibiting. The opening general session …

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Ethanol Exports Still Strong in April

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Despite being lower than March, April was still another strong month for U.S. exports of ethanol and the co-product dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS), according to Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Research Analyst Ann Lewis. U.S. ethanol exports totaled 162.3 million gallons (mg) in April, a 25% drop from the near-record export volume recorded in March, but still the fourth-largest …

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Ethanol Policy Concerns for Corn Growers

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This week’s apparent backing off by the White House from a deal involving biofuels policy leaves a cloudy situation for ethanol, according to National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) CEO Chris Novak. During an interview at this week’s Corn Utilization and Technology Conference, Novak says while nothing official has come out of the White House, they are pleased with word from …

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DuPont Launches New Products for Fuel Ethanol Market

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Building off the launch of its fuel ethanol platform DuPont™ XCELIS™ at the National Ethanol Conference, DuPont Industrial Biosciences has unveiled the first three products from the innovation hub. DuPont™ SYNERXIA® THRIVE GX: Next Generation in Yeast for the Fuel Alcohol Industry DuPont™ DISTILLASE® DXT: Advanced Glucoamylase Blend DuPont™ OPTIMASH® AX: Xylanase for Enhanced Liquefaction The new products are designed …

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