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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E15 Estimated to Hit 500 Million Milestone

Cindy Zimmerman

According to Growth Energy, American consumers have driven more than 500 million miles on 15% ethanol-blended fuel, E15. “Based on sales and consumption data reported over the past 12 months by major gasoline retailers, drivers across the United States have more than 500 million miles driven on E15, highlighting the fuel’s performance, safety, and value for American consumers,” said Emily …

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Minnesota Grows Cleaner Fuel Choices in 2016

Cindy Zimmerman

Minnesota drivers have more fuel choices then they did a year ago. According to the American Lung Association in Minnesota, 35 new E85 stations opened throughout Minnesota last year, bringing the total number in the state to more than 325, which is more than any other state, and Minnesota flex fuel vehicle drivers used an average of more than a …

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2017 Holds Promise for #Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen always has an optimistic outlook when it comes to the ethanol industry, despite the challenges it continues to face, but the outlook seems especially rosy this new year. Dinneen believes 2017 might be the year that we “finally realize the full potential of the RFS” and he is looking forward to working …

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Memorable Moments for American Ethanol in 2016

Joanna Schroeder

There have been many memorable moments for the American Ethanol program this year and its driver Austin Dillon. The 2016 NASCAR racing season was a great one for Dillon finishing 14th in points and securing 13 top-ten CUP finishes during his third full season. Another great moment – Dillon winning the pole position in the Sprint Cup race at the …

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Iowa Breaks #Ethanol and #Biodiesel Records in 2016

Joanna Schroeder

Iowa’s biofuel industry had another record breaking year for production of both ethanol and biodiesel. In 2016, 43 ethanol plants produced 4.1 billion gallons, a slight increase from 2015 of 4 billion gallons. The most significant driver of demand was the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “Setting another annual ethanol production record is a testament to the efficiency and hard work …

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Pacific Ethanol, Aurora Coop Form Pacific Aurora

Joanna Schroeder

Aurora Cooperative Elevator Company (ACEC) has entered into a partnership with Pacific Ethanol with the resulting entity called Pacific Aurora LLC (PAL). Under the agreement, Pacific Ethanol is offering its Aurora plant assets, inside loop track and land while ACEC is contributing its Aurora West Grain Elevator located in Aurora, Nebraska, along with loop track, related land and other assets. …


Get Your Submission in for IRFA Video Contest

Joanna Schroeder

It’s time to get those submissions in for the “Fuel the Future” video competition, sponsored by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA). The annual competition awards a $1,000 grand prize to the Iowa high school student, or students, who create the best video about the benefits of biofuels such as ethanol and biodiesel. The winning entries will be announced during …

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