Ethanol Industry Official Recieves ASTM Award

Cindy Zimmerman

The Director of Technical Services for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has been recognized by ASTM International for her work on behalf of America’s ethanol producers to make sure fuel ethanol meets standards and has access to petroleum markets across the country. Kristy Moore received the Award of Appreciation from ASTM International’s Committee D02 on Petroleum Products and Lubricants, which …

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Ethanol Industry Stresses Safe Transportation

Cindy Zimmerman

In the wake of a California tanker truck accident over the weekend, ethanol industry representatives are stressing the importance of transportation safety. The driver of a tanker truck hauling 8,000 gallons of ethanol on a highway in Long Beach was killed Saturday when the truck hit a guard rail and exploded into flames. Officials with the Renewable Fuels Association say …

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Flex-Fuel Photo Challenge

Cindy Zimmerman

Photos from your summer vacation could mean cash in your pocket if you enter the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) “Flex Fuel Challenge” Summer Photo Contest. All you have to do is submit a photo of photo of yourself on vacation and submit it. A panel of judges will choose one lucky first place winner, based on equal parts creativity and …

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Answering Media Questions About Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of the Ethanol Report features some questions and answers from the Renewable Fuels Association telephone conference call on June 8 regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rulemaking for the Renewable Fuels Standard. RFA president Bob Dinneen and vice president for research Geoff Cooper answer questions from Martin Ross of Illinois Farm Week, Chuck Abbott of Reuters, Steven Cook …

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DF Cast: Making the Case for Biofuels to the EPA

John Davis

Members of the biofuels industries, including those growing the feedstocks to make the green fuels of ethanol and biodiesel, made their way to Washington, D.C. this week to try to stop the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from implementing rules that the biofuels folks will hurt their industry. The biggest point of contention is the EPA’s Indirect Land Use proposal that …

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Ethanol and Biodiesel Testimony Presented at EPA Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency’s public hearing on the proposed rule for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) is now underway in Washington, DC. The first testimony presented was from Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen, who expressed the ethanol industry’s major concerns about the agnecy’s attempt to measure greenhouse gas lifecycle analysis including international indirect land use changes. “There …

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Ethanol Industry Looking Forward to RFS Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry is looking forward to a public hearing and workshops this week in Washington, DC to address the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed rulemaking for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS2). Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen will be testifying at the public hearing on Tuesday. “While we generally applaud EPA’s efforts to get the rule out, we …

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“Funky Fresh Flex Fuel” Wins Online Ethanol Contest

Joanna Schroeder

Thousands of people across the country defined “What is renewable to you?” when they selected the video, “Funky Fresh Flex Fuel” created by Chip McAfee from Arizona as the winner of the E85 Flex-Fuel Challenge. The contest was launched by the Renewable Fuels Association in early March to get a new generation of Americans, mainly college students, engaged in the …

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Ethanol Bob in Brazil

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen is in Brazil for the Ethanol Summit 2009 in Sao Paulo and is providing an up-to-the-minute account of his visit via Twitter. Among Dinneen’s comments so far since he arrived in Brazil early this morning: “Just passed a fuel station. Alcohol (ethanol) was 1.09, gasoline was 2.29. Units are litres and Rials, …

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