Study of RINs and Retail Gas Prices Finds No Relationship

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A new study by Informa Agribusiness Consulting finds that prices of the Renewable Identification Number (RINs) credits used for RFS compliance have not caused changes in retail gasoline prices The analysis, commissioned by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), looked at trends in the prices for conventional biofuel RINs and retail gasoline from 2013 to the summer of 2017. “Based on …

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Corn Farmers Promoting American Ethanol in Talladega

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Corn growers from around the country are heading to Alabama this weekend to promote American Ethanol at “The Big One” in Talladega. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) is partnering with corn farmers in Alabama, Kansas, Iowa and Michigan – to promote E15 American Ethanol all weekend in the popular Fan Zone exhibit area, nearby campgrounds, on-track signage, the pavement …

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Registration Open for 2018 National Ethanol Conference

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Registration is now open for the Renewable Fuels Association’s 23rd annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC), to be held Feb. 12–14, 2018 in San Antonio. The theme for the conference in 2018 will be “Ethanol Strong: Empowering Dialogue to Grow Markets.” “RFA’s NEC is the preeminent and most widely attended policy conference for the ethanol industry,” said RFA Board Chairman Mick …

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Global Demand for Biofuels Continues to Increase

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The 2017 Renewables outlook from the International Energy Agency (IEA) is once again projecting continued increased demand for conventional biofuels. The report notes that while sales of electric vehicles are increasing, “the share of EVs remains limited, and biofuels are still expected to represent over 90% of total renewable energy consumption in road transport by 2022. Biofuels production is expected …

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Badger State Ethanol Partners with LE3 for Expansion

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Badger State Ethanol LLC (BSE) recently increased ethanol production to over 90 million gallons at its Monroe facility – more than doubling its original nameplate capacity of 40 million gallons when the plant began production in 2002. BSE collaborated with Scott Lucas, Director of Engineering with Lucas E3 LLC (LE3), to expand the plant’s ethanol production. “Lucas E3 is looking …

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White Energy Appoints New CEO

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— White Energy of Plano, Texas has appointed Brian Steenhard as Chief Financial Officer, joining Greg Thompson, who became CEO of White Energy in September. “Brian will be a tremendous asset to White Energy. He has a strong track record of successfully increasing revenues and generating value for ethanol and energy companies,” Thompson said. Steenhard has extensive experience in the …

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Ethanol Industry Submits High-Octane Comments

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Ethanol industry stakeholders submitted comments this week to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA) regarding the Midterm Reivew of 2022-2025 CAFE and GHG standards and how high octane ethanol blends can help clean the air. Comments from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) encouraged the agencies to consider the beneficial impacts of high-octane, low-carbon (HOLC) …

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Senators Call on EPA to Keep RFS Strong

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Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) are leading a bipartisan group of 38 senators in calling for a strong Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as the Environmental Protection Agency works toward finalizing biofuels volume requirements for 2018. In a letter to EPA Scott Pruitt this week, the senators urged “the continued implementation of the RFS as intended by Congress …

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Ethanol Industry Leader Calls on EPA to Maintain RFS

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In an op-ed published this week in The Hill, the chairman of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) urges EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to stick with President Trump’s vision for an America First energy policy and keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) strong. Pointing to EPA actions and rumors of actions in recent weeks to reduce volume obligations and lower demand …

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Groups Urge Trump to Stop EPA Changes to RFS

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Biofuels stakeholder organizations have sent a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to “act quickly to prevent actions” at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that threaten to undermine future growth of the biofuels industry under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “If the proposed changes are finalized, EPA’s actions would cause severe harm to our industry, undermining your efforts to …

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