EPA OIG Finds Lack of Compliance on #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of the Inspector General issued a report today that finds the agency “has not met certain statutory requirements to identify environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).” According to the report, the EPA’s Office of Research and Development has not complied with the requirement to provide a report every 3 years to Congress …

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Bikers Get up Close and Personal with @EthanolRFA

Chuck Zimmerman

In a sign of true dedication to his job, Robert White, Renewable Fuels Association, was on location at the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground during the annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally for the 8th year. His wife, Denita, has also attended these educational events but not this year since she and Robert just had their first baby two days before he came …

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Cellerate and Enogen Combo Highlighted at #ACE2016

Cindy Zimmerman

Advances in cellulosic ethanol technology were a key topic at the recent American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual conference, including a collaboration between Syngenta and Iowa-based Cellulosic Ethanol Technologies. In a session discussing how corn kernel fiber is leading the way to the development of cellulosic fuels, Quad County Corn Processors (QCCP) Head Engineer Travis Brotherson reported a 26 percent …

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#Ethanol at Sturgis is a Good Deal

Cindy Zimmerman

As a past chairman and current board member of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Chuck Woodside of KAAPA Ethanol in Minden, Nebraska wants to make sure that the money the organization is well spent to serve the ethanol industry. After seeing the RFA presence promoting ethanol at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and Buffalo Chip Campground, Woodside believes that fits the …

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Paul Dana Award Goes to @Sheetz

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) last week presented Sheetz, Inc. with the 2016 Paul Dana Marketing Vision Award for leadership in marketing ethanol. The award was instituted in 2006 in memory of Indy Racing League IndyCar Series driver and biofuels advocate Paul Dana Sheetz was recognized for their leadership in introducing E15 in 60 of the company’s stores in …

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Record #Corn and #Ethanol Production Forecast

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA’s first crop production forecast based on actual field data is predicting a bin-busting corn crop this year while ethanol production is also on pace to be record high. Corn production is forecast at a record 15.2 billion bushels, up 11 percent from last year with yields expected to average 175.1 bushels per acre, up 6.7 bushels from 2015. If …

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#Ethanol Report from 2016 Sturgis

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) once again partnered with the Buffalo Chip Campground to host the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 8–14 in Sturgis, South Dakota. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White was joined at this year’s event by association board members Dana Siefkes-Lewis of Redfield Energy in South Dakota and Chuck Woodside of KAAPA Ethanol in …

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Bobby Likis Features Robert White Live From Sturgis

Joanna Schroeder

It’s been a great week for the 76th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and once again biker enthusiasts embraced E10 with free fuel (10 percent ethanol and 90 percent gas) and raved about their performance. Speaking of motorcycles, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) veteran motorcyclist and expert Robert White was at Sturgis once again. While there White will be a live guest …

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RFA Board Member Educates Bikers on #Ethanol

Chuck Zimmerman

Dana Siefkes-Lewis (pictured on right) is the Chief Administrative Officer for Redfield Energy, an ethanol plant in Redfield, SD. She is also the President of the South Dakota Ethanol Producers Association, board member for the Renewable Fuels Association and a great spokesperson for the industry. This year Dana visited the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally to work with other RFA staff and …

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