Ethanol Helps Celebrate National Ag Day

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The CEOs of Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) were among the distinguished industry guests who attended the USDA National Agriculture Day Proclamation ceremony Tuesday with remarks from Vice President Mike Pence. “The United States produces an abundance of food, feed and fuel, benefiting not only our nation, but the entire world,” said Pence in his remarks. “Growth …

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Stand Off Over RFS and RIN Prices Continues

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The stalemate continues in Washington D.C. over what, if anything, should be done to lower Renewable Identification Number (RIN) prices designed to help oil refiners comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Late last week, Midwest Republican senators requested a meeting with President Trump as rumors continued to circulate that the administration might take action to cap RIN prices. And …

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RFA and Paul Jr. Designing Custom Ethanol Bike

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has enlisted the talent of Paul Jr. Designs to develop a signature ethanol-powered motorcycle that will be featured on the return of AMERICAN CHOPPER to Discovery Channel this year. After a six-year hiatus from reality TV, Paul Teutul, Jr. and his legendary team of motorcycle craftsmen are returning to Discovery Channel with the premiere of …

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Upcoming Ethanol Emergency Response Webinars

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and TRANSCAER® have three more ethanol safety webinars coming up this year for ethanol emergency response teams. The “Train the Trainer” webinars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration / TRANSCAER® grant and designed as a “pay-it-forward” program so that a single webinar can train a group of individuals, who can then turn around and …

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Ethanol Report for St. Patrick’s Day

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Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen really got his Irish up this week over EPA administrator Scott Pruitt allowing bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions to get out of half its obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), so he is really ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. He updates us on the latest episode in the …

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Governors Urge President to Reject RFS Changes

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Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa and five of her Midwestern counterparts sent a letter to President Donald Trump this week thanking him for his continued support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and urging him to reject proposals designed to weaken or waive “this key pillar of the farm economy.” Governors Eric Holcomb of Indiana, Jeff Colyer of Kansas, Eric …

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XCELIS™ is DuPont’s Fuel Ethanol Platform

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DuPont gave its new XCELIS™ fuel ethanol platform a colorful debut at the National Ethanol Conference last month in San Antonio, with a rainbow of pastel colored arches along the walkway to the meeting area. “XCELIS is really the way we’re approaching the fuel alcohol market globally now as DuPont,” says Judy Underwood, DuPont Global Marketing Lead. “It’s a new …

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Cornyn Says He’s Trying to Find “Consensus” on RINs Issue

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Texas’ other senator claims he is “working hard to try and find some consensus” on the issue of Renewable Identification Number (RIN) prices, but Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has pretty much the same attitude that Sen. Ted Cruz has when it comes to ethanol. “I’ve been working on a bi-partisan basis with allies in the Senate to see if we …

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Export Exchange 2018 Scheduled for October

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The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy will host domestic suppliers, international buyers and end-users of U.S. feed grains and co-products at Export Exchange 2018, to be held Oct. 22 to 24 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. “Export Exchange is uniquely focused on connecting international grain buyers with U.S. suppliers,” said Iowa farmer Deb Keller, USGC …

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Biodiesel and 2nd Gen Biofuels Need Stable Tax Policy

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The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy heard from representatives of the biodiesel and advanced biofuels industries Wednesday on the need for “Post Tax Reform of Recently Expired Tax Provisions” that are helping move the nation toward more diverse renewable fuels. Renewable Fuels Association General Counsel Ed Hubbard urged the committee to extend the Second-Generation Production Tax Credit …

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