IRFA Releases Legislation Renewable Fuels Survey

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Iowa’s 2016 U.S. House and Senate candidates show strong support across party lines for renewable fuels according to a new survey from the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). The survey focused on Iowa candidates running for U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives. Click here to read specific candidate comments on their renewable fuel positions. “Despite the obvious benefits to …

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RFA Hosting Ethanol Safety Seminar in Wisconsin

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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

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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

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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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#RFS Hearing Scheduled by EPA

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Concerned about the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) proposed 2017 rules? The industry has a chance to voice them on June 9, 2016 in Kansas City, Missouri at a public hearing on the “Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2017 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2018.” The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says those wishing to testify during the hearing must …

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Cali #Biofuel Industry Calls for More Funding

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As California continues down the highway of low carbon fuels, the state’s biofuel industry is calling for more funding to ensure the highway doesn’t end in the ocean. The biofuel industry, including the ethanol, biodiesel and biomethane trade associations, is calling on Governor Brown to allocate $210 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to help spur in-state production of …

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USDA Leading Mexico Trade Mission

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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Acting Deputy Secretary Michael Scuse is leading a U.S. ethanol mission to Mexico on May 24–25, 2016 to explore trade opportunities. On hand for the trip will be ethanol industry representatives from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC). While there, they will be meeting with government officials, legislators …

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Gevo and Clariant Ink ETO Tech Deal

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Gevo will be developing catalysts for Clariant to enable its ETO technology, which uses ethanol as a feedstock to produce tailor mixes of propylene, isobutylene and hydrogen. These chemicals are valuable as stand-alone molecules and also as feedtstocks to produce other products such as diesel fuel and bioplastics that would replace their petroleum counterparts. Clariant will be scaling up the …

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Anti-Ethanol Bill Steps Consumers, Farmers Back

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There is still buzz around a bill introduced last week by Representatives Bill Flores (R-Texas), Peter Welch (D-Verm.), Bob Goodlatte (R-Vir.) and Jim Costa (D-Cali.) that would cap ethanol blends in America’s transportation fuels at 9.7 percent by volume. This cap would be in direct opposition to the goal of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that aims for 20 percent …

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Advanced #Biofuels Inch Upward in 2017 RVOs

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The advanced biofuels categories were increased with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposed 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) that were released yesterday. The RVOs are part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). While not on track as mandated by law in 2007, advanced fuels are gaining ground with an increase in volumes from 2016. Some in the industry see …

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