Legends Ride Press Conference During #SturgisRally

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Participating in a pre-Legends Ride press conference in Deadwood, SD were (l-r) Tom Berenger, Sarah Palin and Rusty Wallace. I got to ask them to make a comment about a ten percent blend (E10) of ethanol into gasoline and what it means for our country. Rusty is very familiar with the renewable fuel from his NASCAR experiences which include designing …

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Ethanol Exports on Pace for Record Year

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2018 is on pace to be a record year for ethanol exports. The latest government information shows that U.S. ethanol exports through June stood at 927.7 million gallons (mg), up 33 percent from the first half of 2017 and on pace to shatter last year’s record of 1.38 billion gallons (bg). According to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), robust export …

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2018 #SturgisRally Features the RFA Motorcycle

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On opening weekend for the 2018 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Renewable Fuels Association‘s Robert White took the stage to welcome other sponsors and talk about the big annual Legends Ride today. Pictured here are some of the RFA members on the scene this week to help with Free Fuel Happy Hours which begin tomorrow afternoon (free E10 fuel for motorcycles). Robert …

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31st ACE Ethanol Conference Preview

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“Grit Wins” is the theme for the 31st annual American Coalition for Ethanol conference August 15-17 at the Renaissance Depot Hotel in Minneapolis. “We think Grit Wins really encompasses the courage and resolve that ACE members have exhibited in the face of a lot of challenges in the last 12 months,” says ACE Senior Director of Operations and Programming Shannon …

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High Octane Ethanol Fits Fuel Economy Standards

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The proposed Fuel Economy Standards for 2021-2026 Vehicles could put high octane ethanol in the fast lane at last. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) are seeking public comment on a wide range of regulatory options proposed in the SAFE Vehicles Rule, including how high octane fuels could facilitate engine efficiency improvements and …

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Ethanol Report on 10th Year at Sturgis

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is celebrating 10 years of partnership with the Buffalo Chip Campground to promote ethanol at the 78th annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, Aug. 3-12 in Sturgis, S.D. The event this year will highlight the custom RFA ethanol bike by Paul Jr. Designs and featured on a recent episode of “American Chopper.” In this edition of The …

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Acting EPA Chief on RFS Concerns

Cindy Zimmerman

During a Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works hearing Wednesday, Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler was pressed for answers about the demand destruction created by small refinery exemptions, how EPA intends to reallocate the waived gallons, and when the agency will approve E15 use year-round. Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Deb Fischer (R-NE), and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) …

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Ethanol Export Mission to Indonesia and Vietnam

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The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and ethanol industry partners joined the recent USDA Agricultural Trade Mission to Indonesia in July, led by USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney. Indonesia currently imports half of its gasoline demand, and the government has set a goal for renewables to represent 23 percent of the country’s energy mix by 2025 …

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NBB Files Brief Challenging 2018 RFS Rule

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The National Biodiesel Board has filed the opening brief in a lawsuit objecting to the methodology EPA used for establishing the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards (RFS). NBB has three specific disputes with EPA’s final RFS rule for 2018, arguing: – EPA must account for all small refinery exemptions in the annual percentage standard; – The agency acted arbitrarily when it …

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ACE Plans Retailer Panel Encore

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A flex fuel retailer panel will be part of the general session lineup again this year at the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 31st annual conference, August 15-17 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty will moderate a discussion between returning panelist Bob O’Connor, owner of Wisconsin-based JETZ Convenience Centers, and first-time panelist Glenn Badenhop, owner of Ohio-based …

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