Ethanol Again Fuels Crappie Masters National Champion

Cindy Zimmerman

The Crappie Masters National Tournament Trail Championship was held this past weekend near Monroe, Louisiana where more than one hundred teams competed in the two-day tournament. Eric Cagle was crowned the National Champion for his haul of fourteen fish weighing a total of 28.81 pounds. For his efforts, Cagle took home a grand prize of $30,000, along with a $2,000 …

Boats, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, Video

Study Pegs Ethanol Industry COVID Impact at $8 Million

Cindy Zimmerman

A new study published in the Journal of Agricultural & Food Industrial Organization finds that ethanol producers will experience roughly $8 billion in losses this year due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on world fuel markets. The study, conducted by agricultural economists from the University of Florida and Arizona State University, estimates ethanol producer losses due to COVID-19 …

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Secretary Perdue Says Congress Must Approve Ethanol Aid

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite estimates that ethanol producers could lose up to $8 billion this year, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says he has no authority to make payments to plants through the Commodity Credit Corporation under the latest round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2). The secretary confirmed that he believes Congress has to approve any aid for ethanol …

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Energy Bites 9/28

Cindy Zimmerman

Chief Ethanol Now Producing USP Grade Ethanol – Chief Ethanol is now producing USP Grade Ethanol at its plant in Hastings, Nebraska. Chief Ethanol has modified its current process operations to produce higher grades of ethanol for use as the active ingredient in hand sanitizer and is able to provide long-term supply of higher grades of ethanol into industrial alcohol …

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House Legislation Includes RFS Integrity ACT

Cindy Zimmerman

The Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act passed by the U.S. House includes provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act put forth by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN). The provisions set an annual deadline for refiners to request exemptions from the Renewable Fuel Standard and requires EPA to publicly release the name of refiners requesting a waiver, the number of …

Biodiesel, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS

Next Generation Fuels Act Introduced in House

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Representative Cheri Bustos (D-IL) yesterday introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act, legislation that “leverages greater fuel octane to reduce carbon emissions from transportation, improve air quality by reducing the use of harmful aromatics and increase demand for biofuels.” Fuels with greater levels of octane are more stable and have the potential to make engines more fuel-efficient. This legislation establishes …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Policy Makers Get Virtual Ethanol Tour

Cindy Zimmerman

Congressional staff and other federal and state decision makers were able to go on a virtual tour of the U.S. ethanol industry last week, courtesy of the Renewable Fuels Association. The event included a series of educational videos and discussions with farmers, ethanol producers and one of the country’s top fuel retailers. Since 2009, RFA has co-sponsored the Iowa RFA …

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Ethanol Coalition Urges EPA to Fully Restore RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The coalition of farm and ethanol groups behind the case against Small Refinery Exemptions under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that was decided in January is still waiting for EPA to implement the court decision or even communicate the intention to do so after eight months. The four associations representing farmers and ethanol producers – the Renewable Fuels Association, American …

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ACE Annual Meeting Archive

Cindy Zimmerman

The virtual 2020 American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference was held last week, but it lives on in the archived Fuel Ethanol Workshop events. Most of the content is also available in audio form on the ACE virtual newsroom. The last panel of the conference offered ethanol producer perspectives on these uncertain times for the industry and what the …

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House Ag Committee Chair Says Ethanol is Priority

Cindy Zimmerman

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson puts ethanol second only to the hog industry in priority to get some kind of assistance to mitigate losses this year due to coronavirus restrictions. “Because of the price of oil collapsing and people not driving…and also these waivers that have been given out by the administration, which should have never been considered,” Peterson …

Agri-Pulse, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News