Nebraska Governor Supports #RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The governor of Nebraska testified at the Environmental Protection Agency hearing in Kansas City today on the importance of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) being implemented as intended by Congress. The governor also took part in a Fuels America press conference during the hearing this morning. “The Renewable Fuel Standard is one of the most successful energy policies adopted by …

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RFA on First Panel at EPA Hearing

Chuck Zimmerman

Over 100 biofuels supporters are in Kansas City this morning for another public hearing on the EPA’s proposed volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Up on the first panel was Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen who woke everyone up with a strongly worded message to EPA. “We encourage EPA to truly put the RFS …

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#Ethanol Research Director to Testify at Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

The Executive Director of the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC) in Illinois will be at the EPA hearing on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in Kansas City today to repeat the same comments he has made at the last several hearings on the subject. “Ironically, they are very similar to the comments I presented in 2015, in 2014 and in …

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U.S. Net #Ethanol Exports Hit 52-Month High

Joanna Schroeder

Using new government data, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is reporting that U.S. ethanol exports reached a 52 month high in April totaling 95.5 million gallons (mg), a slight uptick from March of 300,000 gallons and the highest monthly volume since December 2011. Once again China was the top destination receiving 34.5 mg of ethanol. India eked out Canada with …

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Western Plains Energy Joins RFA

Joanna Schroeder

Western Plains Energy has joined the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The ethanol facility is located in Oakley, Kansas and produces 50 million gallons per year of ethanol from both corn and grain sorghum. The ethanol refinery produces more than 400,000 tons per year of wet distillers’ grains. “We are thrilled to announce that Western Plains Energy has joined our organization,” …

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RFA Hosting Ethanol Safety Seminar in Wisconsin

Joanna Schroeder

Join the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) for a free ethanol safety seminar on Saturday, June 4, 2016 in La Crosse Wisconsin from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm CT at the Western Technical College- Lunda Center.  Lunch will be provided. RFA was recently honored with an award related to their ethanol safety training seminars and this upcoming seminar continues their work …

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#Ethanol and Summer Boating Go Together

Cindy Zimmerman

With Memorial Day comes the official start of the summer boating season and the ethanol industry is working hard to correct the misconceptions about using ethanol blended fuel in marine engines. In this Ethanol Report, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about the effort and what boaters should know when they go to fill …

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Registration Opens for ACE Conference

Joanna Schroeder

Registration is open for the American Ethanol Conference (ACE) taking place August 8-10 2016. This year’s theme is ‘Power, Passion and Performance,’ and will include discussions on the retail outlook for E15 and flex fuels, expanding export opportunities and ethanol’s high octane future. This annual ethanol event is being held at the Loews Minneapolis Hotel. “The theme for the 2016 …

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RFA to Hold FSMA Training Classes

Joanna Schroeder

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is hosting four training courses to help biorefineries meet new requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). The classes, which are FDA-approved, are geared toward ethanol plant employees overseeing the food safety plan of the ethanol plant. The course will assist ethanol plants with FSMA compliance, provide accurate and fact-based information and the means …

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.@EthanolRFA Reacts to @EPA 2017 #RFS Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its draft Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2017 on Wednesday proposing a total renewable fuel volume of 18.8 billion gallons, including four billion in advanced biofuels and 312 million gallons is cellulosic biofuel. In this interview, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen says the proposal falls 200 …

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