Trump Talks E15 During Trade Announcement

Cindy Zimmerman

President Donald Trump welcomed representatives from a number of agricultural organizations to the White House Thursday to talk about the $16 billion in trade assistance announced by the administration. “I have directed Secretary Perdue to provide $16 billion in assistance to America’s farmers and ranchers. It all comes from China. We’ll be taking in, over a period of time, hundreds …

Audio, corn, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Trade

RFS Integrity Act Introduced

Cindy Zimmerman

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN) and Rep. Dusty Johnson (R-SD), co-chairs of the Congressional Biofuels Caucus, have introduced the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019 which establishes an annual June 1st deadline for refineries to submit small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions from their RFS blending obligations each year and increases transparency in the process. Since 2018, EPA …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, RFS

ACE Annual Meeting Registration Open

Cindy Zimmerman

Registration for the 32nd annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference, August 14-16 at the Omaha Marriott Downtown at the Capitol District in Omaha, Nebraska. This year’s “What it Takes” conference theme and programming reflect the ethanol industry’s fortitude for growing the business of clean fuel despite several headwinds the industry battles today. For over three decades, the ACE conference …

ACE, ACE Ethanol Conference, Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Promoting Fuel Ethanol In South Korea

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (USDA’s FAS) recently conducted the fourth annual Bioethanol Fuel Promotion Conference in Seoul, South Korea. The effort is designed to encourage ethanol use in the South Korean transport sector by providing information on the environmental, human health and economic benefits of blending ethanol into fuel supplies. South Korea currently ranks …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, International, USDA, USGC

European Commission Removes Ethanol Duties

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol stakeholders are pleased with the decision by the European Commission to not renew anti-dumping duties on European Union (EU) imports of U.S. ethanol. “RFA has always maintained these penalties were unjustified and unwarranted,” said Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) CEO Geoff Cooper. “The U.S. ethanol industry is looking forward to resuming more open trade relations with the European Union. …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

RFA Rolls Out New Logo and Web Site

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has a new look. The organization has unveiled a new logo complete with a fully rebranded web site. Featuring fresh design elements, crisp imagery, streamlined content, and new information, the RFA site will serve as the go-to resource for renewable fuel advocates, policymakers, media, researchers, fuel retailers, students, consumers and others seeking the latest news …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

Ethanol Trade was Active in March

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest monthly trade numbers for ethanol are higher, both exports and imports, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). RFA research analyst Ann Lewis reports that U.S. ethanol exports increased 23% to 140.0 million gallons (mg) in March 2019, the sixth straight month that exports have exceeded 100 million gallons. Brazil was our top trading partner for the fourth …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

Ethanol Report on Higher Gas Prices

Cindy Zimmerman

The summer driving season is getting closer and gas prices are just expected to get higher, but don’t blame ethanol. A recent analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association found that gas prices have been getting higher mainly because of a surge in crude oil prices since the start of the year, combined with normal seasonal gasoline pricing, as well as …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA

Reps Urge End to Abuse of Small Refinery Exemptions

Cindy Zimmerman

A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop issuing Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) for large or unqualified refiners under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program. Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA) and Adrian Smith (R-NE) led 35 other representatives in a letter sent to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, highlighting how the expansion of biofuel waivers …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA