Ethanol Not to Blame for Higher Gas Prices

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Gas prices are up, but ethanol is not to blame, according to an analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association. Gas prices at the pump have been steadily increasing since the end of January, and some have speculated that it is due to ethanol transportation issues following the Midwest floods in March. But RFA found that it is mainly because of …

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The Improving GHG Benefits of Corn Ethanol

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The lead researcher of a USDA study on the improving greenhouse gas benefits of ethanol compared to gasoline has shared more details about the agency’s findings. Dr. Jan Lewandrowski of USDA’s Office of the Chief Economist said the study grew out of September 2017 report released by the USDA regarding 11 different emissions categories related to corn ethanol production and …

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Ethanol Report from Washington DC

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The Environmental Protection Agency continues to be a major source of frustration for the ethanol industry, as the agency gives with one hand and takes away with the other as it keeps granting waivers for refineries from their obligations to blend ethanol while it works toward allowing year round sales of E15. Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper …

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Corn Growers Support #ACE19DC

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L to R: ACE CEO Brian Jennings; Piyush Srivastav, NAQS; and Mark Palmer, NCGA Supporters of the ethanol industry gathered in Washington, D.C. for the American Coalition for Ethanol‘s (ACE) Annual Fly-In April 2-3. National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Director of Renewable Fuels Mark Palmer appreciated his first experience at the event. “This is one of the most important things …

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Royal DSM and Lallemand Complete License Agreement

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Royal DSM and Lallemand Inc. have announced a joint agreement allowing Lallemand a non-exclusive, royalty bearing license to DSM’s low-glycerol yeast technology patents. The license agreement is part of a settlement that was reached following a 2018 US Federal Court jury verdict in Wisconsin and the technology in the agreement is for use in the fermentation of first-generation biofuels. Royal …

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Study Finds Mid-Level Ethanol Blend Benefits for More Cars

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A new study concludes that mid-level ethanol blends can be used in most cars, not just flex-fuel vehicles (FFVs), and can help cars run more efficiently while reducing greenhouse gas emissions along with other pollutants. The study was conducted by North Carolina State University and commissioned by the Urban Air Initiative. Researchers tested regular E10 with 10% ethanol to a …

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Land Use Change Study Uses Incorrect Data

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When you do a study that claims biofuels are resulting in increased land use for agricultural production you should be sure the land you are counting is not actually a subdivision. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) points to a new study published in the academic journal Biomass and Bioenergy that exposes major methodological problems in recent studies paid for by …

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Couple Takes Personal Ethanol Story to DC

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Phil Near and his wife Cheryl Werth Near were part of the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) annual DC Fly-in last week, participating for the first time and bringing their personal story about the health benefits and good value of ethanol to members of Congress. The Nears operate ten Jump Start Convenience Stores in Kansas, offering their own brand of …

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RFA Helps Ethanol Plants Celebrate Anniversaries

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) celebrated milestone anniversaries of three ethanol plant members this week. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White attended the 10th anniversary of Homeland Energy Solutions, which operates a 200 million gallon per year ethanol plant in Lawler, Iowa. The facility also produces distillers grains, a valuable animal feed co-product, and corn oil. To date, …

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