Ecuador Livestock Producers Visit MN Ethanol Plant

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A delegation of livestock producers from Ecuador visited the Chippewa Valley Ethanol Company (CVEC) plant in Minnesota this week to get a better understanding of dried distiller’s grains (DDGs) production. “We were honored to welcome the delegation from Ecuador. DDGs are an important co-product in ethanol production and we produce about 120,000 tons of DDGs a year,” said Chad Friese, …

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RFA Refutes Ethanol Storage Tank Claims

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is calling out the Petroleum Marketers Association of America (PMAA) for a “slew of inaccurate statements about E15 storage” in a recent letter to the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee Chairman John Barrasso (R-WY). PMAA claims up to “95 percent of all gasoline supply outlets in the United States cannot legally store or dispense …

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More 2018 Vehicles Approved for 15% Ethanol

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More new vehicles are approved by manufacturers to use 15% ethanol blends (E15) – including Nissan and Infiniti – according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Nearly 90 percent of new 2018 model year (MY) vehicles are explicitly approved by the manufacturer to use 15 percent ethanol blends (E15), according to the results of RFA’s annual analysis of warranty statements …

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ACE Optimistic About E15 Parity

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Last month’s concession letter to ethanol state senators from EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is providing some hope that 15% ethanol might soon be treated the same as E10 when it comes to Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP), which would allow the fuel to be sold year round in all parts of the country. “We believe they have the statutory authority today …

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E15 Retailer Video Series Debuts

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) has debuted the first two in a series of fuel marketer-focused videos on the flexfuelforward.com website as part of a campaign to feature real world E15 and flex fuel retailer success stories. All episodes are hosted by ACE Senior Vice President Ron Lamberty with the first video introducing the series and some of the …

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LBDS Announces 6th Edition of The Alcohol Textbook.

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LBDS (Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits) is pleased to announce the 6th Edition of The Alcohol Textbook, produced by the Ethanol Technology Institute, LBDS’s educational arm. The textbook is an outgrowth of the Alcohol School and has become the industry standard and reference guide in the industry. First published after the School’s introduction in 1981, it has grown from 100 …

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Growth Energy Podcast from NAFB

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The Growth Energy Driving Ethanol podcast this week comes from the National Association of Farm Broadcasting 74th annual convention in Kansas City last week. It was the first time that Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor had the opportunity to experience the one and only NAFB Trade Talk, a six-hour interview marathon between reporters and agribusiness company and organization representatives about …

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CoBank: Cautious Optimism for Ethanol Exports

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A new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division is cautiously optimistic about opportunities for US exports in grains, oilseeds and ethanol over the next three years. “In the absence of major weather disruptions, global grain surpluses are expected to persist over the next three years. Acreage expansions and improvements to yields in competing export hubs will be headwinds for U.S. …

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Ethanol Industry Asks USTR to Suspend Brazil GSP Status

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The U.S. ethanol industry is asking U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to suspend Brazil’s designated country status under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) due to “protectionist and market distorting actions in implementing a Tariff Rate Quota (TRQ) that affects imports of U.S. ethanol.” A letter was sent to Lighthizer this week, signed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth …

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RFA Talks Ethanol with Farm Broadcasters

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The Renewable Fuels Association once again attended the annual meeting of the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) to do interviews and support the media that helps spread the good news about agriculture and renewable fuels. Some very good news right now is that ethanol is helping consumers save more money at the pump than ever before. “It’s probably the …

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