Strong Senator Support for Final #RFS

Joanna Schroeder

As the week came to a close last Friday, 39 U.S. senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy calling on the EPA to step up on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The letter urged the EPA to ensure the final 2017 RFS rule “promote[s] growth in the U.S. biofuel sector and capture economic opportunity rather than drive investment …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, politics, RFA, RFS

Consumer Perception, High Octane Keys to #Ethanol’s Future

Joanna Schroeder

Senior Vice President for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Geoff Cooper participated in the panel discussion “Pathways to Fully Realizing the Bold Promise of the Broader Biofuels Industry,” during this year’s Fuel Ethanol Workshop. Chuck Zimmerman spoke with Cooper about some of the things that struck him as particularly interesting during the conversation. Cooper noted that they spoke about policy …

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.@EthanolRFA: API Pushing the Same Push Poll

Joanna Schroeder

Yesterday the American Petroleum Institute (API) unveiled new anti-ethanol results from its May Harris Poll. Bob Dinneen, president and CEO of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), said of the poll, “API, an oil trade group which has made its top priority to get rid of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), is yet again relying on push polling to foster its …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, RFS

E15 250 Winner and Enogen Hospitality Visitor

Chuck Zimmerman

The winner of Sunday’s American Ethanol E15 250 NASCAR Infity Race presented by Enogen is Sam Hornish, Jr. He’s pictured in the winner’s circle with his team and the Syngenta Enogen team. So congratulations to him and all the drivers who once again raced on an E15 blend of fuel. Prior to the race Syngenta Enogen hosted a large number …

Agribusiness, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NASCAR, Racing, Syngenta, Video

#Corn and #Soy Groups Testify for #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Leaders for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) and American Soybean Association (ASA) were among the more than 120 who testified at an EPA field hearing in Kansas City in support of statutory volume obligations for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). NCGA president Chip Bowling of Maryland urged EPA to follow the law and finalize the 2017 conventional …

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Congrats to CVEC on 20th Anniversary

Joanna Schroeder

**Updated story. Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC), a cooperative located in Benson, Minnesota, is celebrating its 20th anniversary today. The ethanol facility began production in 1996 producing 50 million-gallons-per-year of ethanol. Today the cooperative has grown to 975 owners and has ownership interest in four other ethanol companies: Guardian Janesville, Guardian Lima, Guardian Hankinson and Frontline BioEnergy LLC — and …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Ethanol Report on EPA Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol supporters turned out in force this week for a field hearing on EPA’s proposed volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Over 120 witnesses testified in favor of EPA following the rule as passed by Congress by increasing the proposed 2017 requirement for conventional biofuel volumes to the statutory level of 15 billion gallons. In this report, we …

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Iowa RFA Out in Force at @EPA #RFS Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) nearly had a whole panel to themselves at the EPA hearing in Kansas City yesterday on proposed volume obligations for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Testifying at the hearing were IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw, Managing Director Lucy Norton, Policy Director Grant Menke, and Communications Director T.J. Page. Many other members of …

Audio, Biodiesel, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, RFS

Court Dumps EU #Ethanol Duty

Cindy Zimmerman

Breaking news came from Europe today as ethanol supporters were gathered in Kansas City that a European court has ruled against the European Union’s (EU) countrywide 9.5 percent antidumping duty on all ethanol imported from the United States. The duty had been in place since February 2013. Both the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy are pleased with the …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

Missouri Ag Director Welcomes #RFS Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Last year’s EPA hearing on proposed volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) was held in Kansas City, Kansas – this year, the hearing moved across the river to the Missouri side of Kansas City and Director of Agriculture Richard Fordyce was pleased to welcome everyone to the Show Me State. “We appreciate EPA coming and listening to folks talk …

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