DC Update Ethanol Report

Cindy Zimmerman

The nation’s capitol is “so quiet you can hear a pin drop” but the American Petroleum Institute (API) is still working to beat the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), and the government shutdown means E15 retailers are unable to get approval. “EPA right now is not answering the phones so they are not responding to marketers that are looking to offer …

Audio, E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, Government, RFA, RFS

RFA’s Cooper on Corn Crop and E15

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features an interview from Farm Progress Show with Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Research and Development Geoff Cooper on several timely topics, including corn and ethanol production this year, cellulosic ethanol, the importance of the RFS, and sales of E15 ramping up again as summer volatility requirements end. Cooper talks about how despite …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA

Ethanol Report on RFS Attacks

Cindy Zimmerman

The attacks on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by the oil industry just keep coming and Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen was at the 2013 Farm Progress Show this week to talk about the latest – a petition for a partial waiver submitted recently to EPA by the American Petroleum Institute (API) and American Fuel & …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA, RFS

Free Fuel Happy Hour at Sturgis Buffalo Chip

Chuck Zimmerman

The founder and President of the Legendary Buffalo Chip Campground, Rod Woodruff, was the first motorcycle rider to fill up at the Renewable Fuels Association “Free Fuel Happy Hour” yesterday. Rod knows that a high octane E10 blend will run just fine in his motorcycle. At yesterday’s event around 160 motorcycles made it through the line to get filled up …

Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA, Sturgis

Ethanol Report on ACE Project

Cindy Zimmerman

This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from the groundbreaking of a new cellulosic project in Galva, Iowa where first and second generations of ethanol are literally ‘bolted’ together. Quad County Corn Processors biorefinery broke ground Monday on its Adding Cellulosic Ethanol (ACE) project and this report includes comments from plant general manager Delayne Johnson, Renewable Fuels Association president …

Audio, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA

RFA Initiates Talks with Brazilian Ethanol Industry

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) recently took part in UNICA’s Worldwide Ethanol Summit in Brazil with a two-fold mission. First, RFA represented American ethanol interests at the global event, but it also offered them an opportunity to sit down with their Brazilian ethanol counterparts and discuss how they can work together in a growing international marketplace. “It was …

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Ethanol Report on RFS-Food Price Study

Cindy Zimmerman

In this Ethanol Report, John Urbanchuk of ABF Economics talks about a new study, commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association, that shows no direct correlation between the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and the overall increase in food prices since 2008. Listen to or download the Ethanol Report here: Subscribe to “The Ethanol Report” with this link.

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, Food prices, RFA, RFS

Ethanol Report on Efficiency Study

Cindy Zimmerman

A new study indicates that ethanol production is continuing to reduce its energy and environmental footprint. The study, entitled “2012 Corn Ethanol: Emerging Plant Energy and Environmental Technologies”, found that recent innovations in corn ethanol production have resulted in increased yield per bushel even as less energy is required for production. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report”, study co-author …

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