NCGA Participates in Ag-Auto-Ethanol Work Group

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives from state and national corn growers’ associations were among those in attendance at the recently Ag-Auto-Ethanol Work Group Annual Forum in Detroit, Michigan. The forum took a deep dive into environmental issues, future engine technologies and the potential cost-benefit of high-octane low-carbon fuels at the pump. “This forum is an opportunity to bring together a cross-section of groups which …

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WASDE Lowers Corn Outlook

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) 2019/20 U.S. corn outlook is for lower production, reduced use, and smaller ending stocks. Corn production is forecast at 13.661 billion bushels, down 118 million from last month on a 1.4-bushel reduction in yield to 167.0 bushels per acre. Feed and residual use is down 25 million bushels based on …

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Rough Year for Pacific Ethanol Starting to Improve

Cindy Zimmerman

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. reported its financial results for the year so far last Friday and top executives expressed optimism for the future after a rough year. “Positive ethanol production margins in the current market are supporting our efforts to conclude several strategic initiatives to strengthen our balance sheet and position the company to benefit from increased demand for low carbon, …

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Senators Stand Up for RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

A group of Midwest state Senators submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday supporting the Renewable Fuel Standard. Sens. Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), John Thune (R-S.D.), Mike Rounds (R-S.D.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) each submitted comments regarding the EPA’s supplemental rule on the RFS and individual letters to EPA Administrator Andrew …

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Flex Fuel Jeep Wrangler Debuts in Vegas

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Kenny Hauk of Hauk Designs unveiled a new project at the 2019 SEMA Show in Las Vegas this week that highlights the benefits of higher ethanol blends in high performance vehicles – a Flex Fuel Jeep Wrangler with more than 1,000 horsepower using a high-octane, low-carbon fuel containing up to 85 percent ethanol (E85). …

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Latest Ethanol Export and Production Numbers

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol production is recovering while ethanol exports are relaxing, according to the latest data available, as analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). According to Energy Information Administration data for the week ending Nov. 1, ethanol production was 1.014 million barrels per day (b/d) or 42.59 million gallons daily. The previous week was the first time in six weeks that …

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Nebraska Ethanol Board Offers E15 Workshop

Cindy Zimmerman

The Nebraska Ethanol Board is holding a workshop Nov. 13 in Norfolk for fuel retailers from across the state to learn more about the benefits and ease of offering E15 ethanol blended fuel. This one-day workshop will provide attendees with a myriad of takeaways and dispel misconceptions about the cost of offering E15. Attendees will hear a keynote from Sara …

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Groups Ask President Trump to Uphold Biofuels Promise

Cindy Zimmerman

A broad coalition of biofuel and farm advocates today sent a letter to the White House calling on President Trump to uphold his commitment to accurately account for refinery waivers and support the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The letter was signed by 60 organizations, including ethanol, biodiesel, corn and soybean groups on the state and national level. “Mr. President, we …

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RFA Backs Up Claims of Waiver Damage to Ethanol Demand

Cindy Zimmerman

As Mark Twain once said, “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.” During last week’s House Energy & Commerce Committee subcommittee hearing on the impact of small refinery exemptions, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers President and CEO Chet Thompson sparred over the interpretation of recent Energy Information Association (EIA) data …

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Ethanol Report on Hearing Highlights

Cindy Zimmerman

Back to back hearings on topics related to small refinery exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard brought ethanol supporters out to explain how EPA’s abuse of the waivers is hurting farmers and producers and how the new proposed rule is insufficient to fix the problem. In this edition of The Ethanol Report, we hear from some of those who testified …

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