#Ethanol Production Continues to Grow

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol production set yet another record last week, continuing a trend that started at the end of 2016. According to Energy Information Administration (EIA) data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged 1.061 million barrels per day (b/d) or 44.56 million gallons daily. That is up 10,000 b/d from the week before and a new record. It is …

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“Make #Ethanol Great Again!”

Cindy Zimmerman

The president of the Renewable Fuels Association took a lead from the new president of the United States at the 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit Tuesday, encouraging the industry to “make ethanol great again.” “I believe we are on the cusp of making ethanol great again,” said RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen, who added that support for ethanol has …

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Iowa Renewable Fuels “Unrelenting”

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit highlighted the challenges and opportunities facing the industry this year. “The state of Iowa’s renewable fuels industry is uncertain but unrelenting,” said Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) Executive Director Monte Shaw. “We are ready to expand and bring cheaper, cleaner, home-grown fuels to US and world consumers.” Concerning federal policy, Shaw foresees unrelenting progress …

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RFA Course to Help #Ethanol Plants Meet FDA Regs

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is offering a training course to help ethanol plants meet the requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The class is scheduled for March 8–10 in St. Louis and is designed for personnel overseeing a facility’s food safety plan. RFA Regulatory Affairs Director and FSPCA Lead Instructor Kelly Davis will team with Ralco Nutrition’s …

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Ethanol Report on Crappie Masters and FFVs

Cindy Zimmerman

Participants in the 2017 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail will be getting an education about ethanol while reeling in the whoppers around the country this year. In this Ethanol Report, Robert White with the Renewable Fuels Association tells us about this new sponsorship while attending the first tournament on the trail in central Florida, and also updates us on a new …

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Two Students Receive Scholarships to #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association and the Renewable Fuels Foundation are proud to announce two students are receiving scholarships this year to attend RFA’s 22nd annual National Ethanol Conference: Building Partnerships, Growing Markets next month in San Diego. Daehwan Kim is a Ph.D. candidate at Purdue University, pursuing biofuel research in the Laboratory of Renewable Resources Engineering and the Department of …

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Crappie Masters Helping Educate Boaters about Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2017 Crappie Masters Tournament Trail gets underway today in Florida with a new addition this year – ethanol as a co-title sponsor with Bass Pro Shops. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White says the purpose of the sponsorship is to help spread the word about ethanol to boaters. “It was an excellent opportunity to …

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FS Bioenergia Names CEO

Cindy Zimmerman

FS Bioenergia has announced that international agribusiness executive Henrique Ubrig will serve as the chief executive officer for the corn ethanol production facility being built in Brazil as a collaboration between Brazilian agribusiness Fiagril and U.S.-based Summit Agricultural Group. “This is an exciting opportunity to make a significant difference in agriculture and renewable energy here in Brazil,” Ubrig said. “FS …

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No Impact on RFS Expected from Regulation Freeze

Cindy Zimmerman

As soon as he took office, President Donald Trump ordered a freeze on regulations that were promulgated by the federal government before he took office, including the Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) requirements for this year under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) which were announced in late November. In a statement, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen said the …

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Nebraska Ethanol Board Elects Executive Committee

Cindy Zimmerman

The Nebraska Ethanol Board has elected new officers for 2017. Mike Thede, who farms near Palmer, Nebraska, and represents general farming, was elected chairman of the board. Jan tenBensel, who farms south of Cambridge, Nebraska, and represents wheat, was appointed vice chairman. Mark Ondracek, business manager for Steamfitters & Plumbers Local Union #464 and represents labor, maintains his seat as …

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