RFA Tells EPA to Keep RFS on Track

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a letter today to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt urging him to keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on track in 2018. “The ethanol industry was highly encouraged by your commitment to ‘administer the [RFS] program according to the intent of Congress’ and to keep the program’s rulemakings on schedule,” RFA President and CEO Bob …

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Biodiesel to Present Arguments Against EPA

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) will present oral arguments before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s interpretation and use of its waiver authority regarding the 2014-16 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). David Salmons of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP will present NBB’s case, arguing against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s …

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Global RFA Urges Renewed Pledge to CO2 Reduction

Cindy Zimmerman

On Earth Day 2017, the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) called for a renewed global commitment to reducing CO2 emissions in the year ahead. GRFA president Bliss Baker notes that nearly 200 countries have signed on to the world’s first binding agreement on climate action. “What needs to happen next is the implementation of policies across the globe aimed at …

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Enerkem Earns Lowest BC Carbon Intensity Value

Cindy Zimmerman

Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and renewable chemicals producer based in Canada, has received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for its ethanol product. The confirmed carbon intensity of Enerkem’s waste-based ethanol is set at -55 gCO2e/MJ. As a comparison, gasoline has an intensity of +88 gCO2e/MJ. This approval under the …

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Ethanol Production Drops

Cindy Zimmerman

After six months of daily ethanol production topping a million barrels a day, the streak finally came to an end two weeks ago, according to the latest analysis of EIA data from the Renewable Fuels Association. Ethanol production dropped below a million barrels to its lowest level since October to 986,000 barrels in the week ended on April 7. Last …

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RFA Earns 5th TRANSCAER Award for Ethanol Safety Seminars

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has received the TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award for the fifth year in a row in recognition for a series of seminars last year on ethanol safety and emergency responders. The award is for extraordinary achievement by an individual person, company, organization or a team in support of the TRANSCAER® initiative. In 2016, RFA held 20 …

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Data Shows Ethanol Broke the Blend Wall in 2016

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data for 2016 shows that gasoline consumed in the United States last year contained more than 10% ethanol on average for the first time ever, according to an analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), demonstrating that the so-called “blend wall” is no constraint on ethanol consumption. According to EIA data, finished motor …

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Iowa Continues to Fund Blender Pump Program

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Legislature this week approved another year of funding for the state’s blender pump program, which is designed to assist fuel retailers in the conversion of their equipment to allow the expanded use of renewable fuels in Iowa. “The Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program (RFIP) has played an imperative role in expanding consumer access to higher ethanol and biodiesel blends,” …

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Ethanol Report on Earth Day

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol has a seat on the ground at one of the largest Earth Day events in the country this weekend – Earth Day Texas, which last year hosted over 130,000 attendees, over 700 exhibitors and more than 250 speakers. Even bigger and better this year, the event includes the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey where Renewable Fuels Association …

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First Iowa Town to Get E10 is Latest to Have E15

Cindy Zimmerman

Back in 1978, Clarence, Iowa was one of first towns to introduce a new fuel that contained 10 percent ethanol, now called E10. Nearly 40 years later, that same town is getting its first 15% ethanol pump at the Sundstop, which has become Iowa’s 102nd E15 site. The station also offers E85, E30, and biodiesel blends. “As a retailer in …

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