President Trump Sends Greetings to #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman

President Donald Trump sent greetings to National Ethanol Conference attendees this week and his regrets that he could not attend. In a letter to the NEC read by Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen, President Trump reiterated his unwavering support for ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard. “Rest assured that your president and this administration values the importance …

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Reporters Curious About #Ethanol Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

Reporters covering the National Ethanol Conference in San Diego had questions about a number of topics when given the opportunity to have a press “scrum” with Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen. The first questions centered on the discussion Dinneen had on stage at the NEC with petroleum industry representatives and how the industries can work together. “I’ve …

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#RFANEC Future of Fuels Policy Panel

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen reached across the aisle to invite his friends from the petroleum industry to join him on stage at the National Ethanol Conference to discuss the future of fuels policy and find areas of agreement. American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers president and CEO Chet Thompson and American Petroleum Institute Executive Vice President & …

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“State of U.S. #Ethanol Industry is Strong”

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen gave his annual State of the Industry address at the National Ethanol Conference today, addressing more than 1,000 attendees in San Diego. Last year was “a record year for production, a record year for net exports, a record year for domestic demand, and a record year for E15 sales and infrastructure …

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Global #Ethanol Production Stable

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest Global Ethanol Production Forecast from the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) and F.O. Licht predicts the global ethanol sector will remain strong in 2017, with total production peaking at 97.80 billion litres this year. The forecast shows a stable global outlook for ethanol production as a whole, “with some fluctuations in major ethanol producing regions as a result …

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Industry Comments on Pruitt Confirmation

Cindy Zimmerman

The biofuels industry welcomed Senate approval last week of Scott Pruitt to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. “As Mr. Pruitt said during his confirmation hearing last month, ‘To honor the intent and the expression of the Renewable Fuel Standard statute is very, very important.’ We could not agree more,” said Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen. …

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Ace Ethanol to Install D3MAX Cellulosic Pilot Plant

Cindy Zimmerman

D3MAX has announced its pilot facility employing the patented D3MAX cellulosic ethanol technology will be installed at ACE Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin this month with startup and testing at the facility taking place over the next two months. “We are very excited to take this next step in developing the D3MAX technology,” says Mark Yancey, chief technology officer for D3MAX. …

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Iowa Tells Pruitt to Leave RFS Alone

Cindy Zimmerman

With the Senate poised to confirm Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Iowa has a message for him – Don’t Mess with the RFS. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and other state organizations urged Pruitt to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by rejecting a petition to change the program’s point of obligation, which …

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RFA Suggests Retool for REGS

Cindy Zimmerman

In comments submitted this week on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) rule, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) said the proposal fails to address key regulatory barriers that are constraining growth in ethanol production and use. “In fact, we are concerned some elements of the REGS proposal may actually serve to add complexity and create …

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China Supreme Court Rules for Novozymes

Cindy Zimmerman

In a landmark biotechnology ruling, the Supreme People’s Court of China has ruled in favor of Novozymes, upholding the company’s patent on enzymes for production of fuel ethanol and beverage alcohol. The patent dispute began in 2011, when Novozymes found evidence that Shandong Longda Bio-Products Co., Ltd. and Jiangsu Boli Bioproducts Co., Ltd. were producing and selling a proprietary Novozymes …

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