Growth Energy Announces New Chairman

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Growth Energy has announced the election of Dan Sanders as new chairman of the board of directors, succeeding POET CEO Jeff Broin, who held the position since the association was formed in 2008. Sanders is vice president of Front Range Energy, a 48 million gallon ethanol production facility located in Windsor, Colorado. “I’m honored to serve our members and staff …

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Global Ethanol Summit Kicks Off in DC

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The first Global Ethanol Summit gets underway this morning in Washington D.C. with industry and government officials from 60 countries are meeting with U.S. officials to learn about prospects for expanded global ethanol use. This week’s Summit, sponsored by the Council, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), features high-level government and industry officials from Algeria to Vietnam, who …

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Ethanol Production Rate Continues to Slow

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Ethanol production started this month below one million barrels per day for the third week in a row. According to EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association for the week ending Oct. 4, ethanol production expanded 5,000 b/d or 0.5% to 963,000 barrels per day (b/d)—equivalent to 40.45 million gallons daily. This was the third straight week in which …

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USDA Lowers Corn Use for Ethanol Outlook Again

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The October World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates out today from USDA once again lowered its 2019-20 outlook for U.S. corn production, exports, use for ethanol, and ending stocks. Corn production is forecast at 13.779 billion bushels, down 20 million as a decline in harvested area more than offsets an increased yield forecast. Corn supplies are forecast down sharply from …

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Ethanol Report on RFS Moving Forward

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It was a year ago this week that President Trump announced he was instructing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to initiate a rulemaking process that would allow E15 to be sold year round. This year, it was proposed relief from small refinery exemptions announced last week to restore integrity to the RFS that is giving the ethanol industry renewed energy …

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Registration Open for 25th National Ethanol Conference

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Registration is now open for the Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) 25th annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC), to be held Feb. 10-12, 2020, in Houston. RFA Board Chairman Neil Koehler, co-founder and CEO of Pacific Ethanol, says the theme “Focus Forward” will look ahead to what the next quarter-century will bring for the U.S. ethanol industry. “For the past 25 years, …

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Biofuels Industry Reacts to Administration Plan

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Under the biofuels plan announced Friday, the Environmental Protection Agency will propose and request public comment on expanding biofuel requirements beginning in 2020 and will seek comment on actions to ensure that more than 15 billion gallons of conventional ethanol be blended into the nation’s fuel supply beginning in 2020, and that the volume obligation for biomass-based diesel is met. …

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EPA and USDA Announce Biofuels Agreement

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Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler and USDA Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue issued joint statements on an agreement promoting biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard. “President Trump’s leadership has led to an agreement that continues to promote domestic ethanol and biodiesel production, supporting our Nation’s farmers and providing greater energy security,” said EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler. “Today’s agreement …

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Corn and Ethanol Producers Waiting for Relief

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Ethanol producers and corn farmers held a telephone press conference Wednesday to spotlight recent research on the impacts of ethanol plant closings, a new survey on voter attitudes about ethanol, and a potential White House agreement to promote further renewable fuels use. The main message from Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper, new National Corn Growers Association President …

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Survey Finds Support for RFS, Not for Waivers

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A new survey of registered voters finds strong opposition to allowing oil refiners out of their obligations to blend renewable fuels into gasoline. New polling data released today by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) found opposition to refinery waivers by a margin of nearly two to one. The nationwide survey by Morning Consult also found strong support for ethanol and …

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