Iowa 2017 Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards

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Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey announced the winners of this year’s Ethanol and Biodiesel Marketing Awards during the Petroleum Marketers & Convenience Stores of Iowa Annual Meeting in Des Moines on Jan. 11th. Charlie Good, owner/operator of Good & Quick in Nevada, received the 2017 Secretary’s Ethanol Marketing Award. Charlie Good not only offers E15 for vehicles in the …

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New USDA Report on Lifecycle GHG Balance for #Ethanol

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A brand new USDA analysis finds that U.S. corn-based ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 43 percent compared to gasoline, greater than previous estimates and something the ethanol industry has been saying for years. Unlike other studies of GHG benefits, which relied on forecasts of future ethanol production systems and expected impacts on the farm sector, the new “Life-Cycle Analysis …

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China Imposing Duties on U.S. DDGS

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Almost exactly one year after initiating anti-dumping countervailing duty investigations into U.S. produced distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) has announced anti-dumping and countervailing duties beginning today. The decision comes just ten days after action by the Chinese government to increase tariffs on imported U.S. ethanol from 5 to 30 percent. “The U.S. Grains Council …

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#Ethanol Production Starts 2017 with New Record

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U.S. ethanol production started 2017 the way it ended 2016 – with a new record. According to the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production averaged an unprecedented 1.049 million barrels per day the week ending January 6, 2017 — an increase of 6,000 barrels from the last week of 2016’s now-broken record …

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Iowa Governor Touts Biofuels Success

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In his 2017 Condition of the State address as governor of Iowa, Terry Branstad touted the state’s leadership in biofuels and promised more for the future as he enters the confirmation process to become the next Ambassador to China under President-elect Donald Trump and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds prepares to finish his term. “We just set an all-time record for …

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Ethanol Exports Grew Again in November

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U.S. ethanol producers exported nearly 122 million gallons of ethanol in November, the third-largest monthly total in five years, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. Year-to-date exports as of November totaled 947.4 million gallons. Brazil was the top market again in November, followed by Canada and China. Shipments to Brazil jumped to 50.9 mg in November, representing 42% of the …

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Poll Finds Trump Voters Support #Ethanol

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Growth Energy has just released a new poll that shows overwhelming support for ethanol among Trump voters. The survey of 3,000 Trump voters in the Midwestern battleground states of Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa, Indiana and Minnesota found over 80 percent respondents agree with President-elect Donald Trump’s support for ethanol and believe it is important to American jobs and energy security. …

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EPA Extends Comment Periods

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In response to requests by the industry, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has agreed to extend the comment periods for the proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support (REGS) Rule and proposed denial to change the Point of Obligation. The REGS comment period was schedule to end on January 17, but EPA received a joint request for an extension of the …

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RFA Analysis: #Ethanol Helped Fuel Trump Win

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An analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) shows how corn farmers and ethanol producers helped send Donald Trump to the White House. RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen writes about the analysis in The Hill today, pointing to maps that show the counties that “flipped” in the 2016 election. “(T)hese 218 counties were won by President Obama in 2012, …

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Iowa Governors to Address Iowa RFA Summit

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Back by popular demand, current Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad and future Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds are scheduled to address the 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit in Altoona on January 31. Reynolds will be assuming the office of governor when Branstad is confirmed by the Senate as the U.S. ambassador to China, as nominated by President-Elect Donald Trump, so it is …

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