Monarch Fueling Stations are Taking Off in Iowa

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) last week announced three new Monarch Fueling Station Projects in the state, including the first retailer locations. Star Energy FS announced intentions to establish Monarch Fueling Stations at locations in Gowrie, Rockwell City, and Manson. The monarch habitats will span anywhere from over a quarter of an acre to two acres, depending on the …

Ethanol, Ethanol News

RFA Announces $1M Fuel Your Knowledge Campaign

Cindy Zimmerman

Memorial Day weekend means the start of boating, biking and lawn mowing season – better known as summer. As the small engines come out of winter hibernation, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is launching a new $1 million consumer-focused educational campaign called “Fuel Your Knowledge.” The campaign will educate and inform consumers about the proper use of ethanol-blended fuels in …

Boats, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Motorcycle, RFA

Ethanol Summit Includes Plant and Farm Tours

Cindy Zimmerman

Before and after the Ethanol Summit of the Asia-Pacific held this week in Minneapolis, visitors from more than 17 countries in Asia and Oceania have been able to tour farms and ethanol plants around the region. Teams of producers, traders, government officials and business people have been on tours in Minnesota, Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and Wisconsin, hosted by state corn …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Grains, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

Senators Say Protecting RFS Will Help Lower Gas Prices

Cindy Zimmerman

Four Democratic U.S. senators are calling on President Trump to take actions to help lower gas prices, including protecting the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the top Democrat on the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, was joined by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), and Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), in a letter …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS

RFA Comments on Brazil RenovaBio Program

Cindy Zimmerman

Since Brazil’s new RenovaBio program will likely cause significant growth in the country’s biofuels consumption, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) wants to make sure their methodology for estimating carbon intensity correctly reflects the emissions impacts of corn ethanol. Under RenovaBio, which was approved in late December 2017, the average carbon intensity (CI) of gasoline must be reduced by 10.1% by …

Brazil, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Asia Pacific Ethanol Summit Meeting in Minneapolis

Cindy Zimmerman

Industry and government officials from the United States and 17 countries in Asia and Oceania are meeting in Minneapolis this week at the Ethanol Summit of the Asia Pacific, focused on current and future prospects for expanded ethanol use throughout the region. The event, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), is …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Grains, Growth Energy, RFA, Trade, USGC

Ruling in DSM vs Lallemand Patent Case

Cindy Zimmerman

A Federal Court in Wisconsin this week ruled that that all glycerol-reducing ethanol yeast products sold by Lallemand infringe on US Patent 8,795,998 held by Royal DSM. “We are happy with the outcome of the case. Our focus is to bring customers the latest in yeast technology allowing them to deliver the best fermentation results,” says Atul Thakrar, President of …

enzymes, Ethanol, Ethanol News

ACE CEO Keynotes Indiana Ethanol Forum

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings keynoted the 2018 Indiana Ethanol Forum this week in Indianapolis, providing a state of the industry update to those in attendance and sharing what ACE and its allies are doing to expand market access for ethanol. The forum, organized by the Indiana Corn Growers Association, brought together ethanol plants, fuel retailers, ag …

ACE, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Federal Fleets Double E85 Usage

Cindy Zimmerman

A Renewable Fuels Association analysis of new Energy Information Administration (EIA) data shows that federally-regulated fleets more than doubled their usage of E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) and other flex fuels between 2010 and 2016. According to the EIA data, federally-regulated fleets, including government and transit agencies, used 17.9 million gallons of E85 in 2010, increasing to more than 38 …

E85, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA