Record #Corn #Harvest Sets Tone for #ExEx16

Cindy Zimmerman

An anticipated record corn harvest combined with expected record production of animal feed co-products forms the backdrop for the 2016 Export Exchange (#ExEx16) coming up next week in Detroit. More than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS), are expected to attend this biennial networking event co-sponsored by the U.S. …

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Review “The Ethanol Effect”

Cindy Zimmerman

“The Ethanol Effect” is a new PBS documentary produced by Detroit Public Television that debuted earlier this month and is available on-line for anyone to see. We want to know what you think about it. The documentary is hosted by energy and environment reporter David Biello and includes comments from a variety of ethanol industry representatives and supporters, including Renewable …

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RFA Hosting Free Ethanol Seminars in Florida

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is hosting free ethanol safety seminars this week in Ocala, Florida on October 17 and 18, 2016 at Florida State Fire College. Attendees will learn proper training techniques that emergency responders and hazmat personnel need to know to effectively respond to an ethanol-related emergency. Those who complete the course will receive Certificates of Completion. Both …

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RFA’s Davis Re-appointed to Energy Committee

Joanna Schroeder

Kelly Davis, director of regulatory affairs for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), has been re-appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee (REEEAC), which advises the agency on U.S. renewable energy and energy efficiency products and services. Davis was one of 34 members appointed earlier this week. REEEAC members advise the Commerce Secretary regarding …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA Now Tracking E15 #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman just got more inclusive and now provides information on stations offering 15 percent ethanol blends as well. Visitors to the website, a crowd-sourced service managed by the Renewable Fuels Association, can now toggle between E15 and E85, locating information and reporting prices on either fuel blend. RFA vice president of industry relations Robert White says the improvements also …

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Ethanol & DDG Exports Continue to Rise

Joanna Schroeder

Government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) shows that U.S. ethanol exports for August 2016 totaled 77.9 million gallons (mg), an increase of 12 percent from July. The top monthly customer was Brazil with 25.1 mg followed by Canada at 20.9 mg. India increased its exports to 14.0 mg while the remaining exports went to 31 markets. Year-to-date, …

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2017 RFA Board of Directors’ Officers Elected

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) held its annual meeting this week in Minneapolis where the 2017 Board of Directors’ Officers were elected. The RFA elected Mick Henderson, general manager at Commonwealth Agri-Energy LLC, as Chairman of the Board. Also elected: Vice Chairman, Neil Koehler, Pacific Ethanol in Sacramento, California Treasurer, Jim Seurer, Glacial Lakes Energy LLC in Watertown, South Dakota …

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EPA Proposes #Biofuels Market Growth Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency on Monday released a proposed update to Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) regulations “to better align our standards with the current state of the renewable fuels market and to promote the use of ethanol and non-ethanol biofuels.” According to the agency, the proposed changes are the result of “recent developments in the marketplace resulting in increased production …

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