Iowa RFA Elects Officers

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) recently elected its Board of Directors, Officers, and Executive Committee for 2018. Eamonn Byrne with Lakeview Plymouth Energy was reelected to a second term as President of IRFA. “We had a number of successes in 2017– including securing another year of funding for the Iowa Renewable Fuels Infrastructure Program and protecting the 2018 Renewable …

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Four Associate Members Join RFA

Cindy Zimmerman

Four new associate members have joined the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) for the new year. The new members are: NALCO Water, based in Naperville, Ill., is a provider of water treatment and process improvements. An EcoLab company, NALCO Water has been a trusted partner to the ethanol industry for more than 15 years. It helps ethanol producers increase performance, lower …

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ACE to Hold 10th Annual Fly-in

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) will hold its 10th annual Washington, D.C. fly-in March 21-22, 2018 and registration is now open. “The purpose of our fly-ins is to put a human face on the ethanol industry and to communicate our policy priorities to Members of Congress and Executive Branch decision makers,” said Brian Jennings, ACE CEO. “The most effective …

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Ethanol Report on 2017 Production

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol production averaged over a million barrels per day (b/d) for 44 out of 52 weeks in 2017 which means another record year for the industry. And despite a very average growing season, corn yield for 2017 is estimated at a record high 176.6 bushels per acre, and production was only down four percent because farmers planted less acres. In …

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Ethanol Production Going Strong

Cindy Zimmerman

According to the first Energy Information Administration report for the new year analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production dropped below a million barrels a day for the first time in three months, while the last week of 2017 was still slightly above a million. Ethanol production averaged 1.032 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending December …

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CHS to Use Enogen® Corn at Rochelle IL Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta has finalized an agreement for CHS Inc. to use Enogen® corn enzyme technology at its 130-million-gallon ethanol plant in Rochelle, Illinois. Enogen corn will provide the CHS Rochelle facility with an industry-leading enzyme for enhanced ethanol production while also supporting local growers and the community. Several million dollars in premiums are expected to be paid annually to growers raising …

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Brazil Increases U.S. Ethanol Imports Despite Tariff

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol exports were up 14% in November over the previous month, totaling 107.2 million gallons, according to the latest government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Despite the imposition of a tariff rate quota and 20% tariff in September, Brazil was the leading destination for U.S. ethanol exports for the first time in six months, receiving 28.1 …

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Political Strategists to Address Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Former Presidential Advisor Mary Matalin and veteran Democratic Political Strategist Donna Brazile will be at the 23rd annual National Ethanol Conference in San Antonio as the featured luncheon speakers on Tuesday, Feb. 13, for “A Candid Conversation about Washington Politics.” Matalin served under President Ronald Reagan, made her mark as George H.W. Bush’s campaign director and was most recently assistant …

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Ins and Outs of Ethanol for 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

Guest commentary from Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen Before there was a “What’s Trending” on Twitter or Facebook, indeed before there was a Facebook or Twitter, or even an internet, there was “The List” from The Washington Post, providing insight into what was “In” and what was “Out” every year. It was as predictable as the ball …

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RFA Hires VP for External Affairs

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) started the new year off this week with Jessica Bennett as vice president of external affairs to primarily focus on building stakeholder support through policy and messaging. Bennett was most recently director of renewable fuels for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), where she also previously served as director of public policy handling ethanol issues. …

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