Why Oil Companies Hate E15 and the RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Commentary by Bob Dinneen, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO In a statement as predictable as the sunrise, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said yesterday that EPA’s proposal to slightly reduce 2018 RFS blending volumes “does not go far enough.” True to form, API instead called on Congress to “fix” the program, citing a litany of familiar myths and misinformation …

Commentary, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, RFS

More Industry Reaction to RFS Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

On track for the ethanol industry but a setback for biodiesel is how the majority of stakeholders are viewing the new proposed levels for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that were released Wednesday by the Environmental Protection Agency. In addition to the Renewable Fuels Association and National Biodiesel Board, the following groups are a few that chimed in …

ACE, Biodiesel, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy

Industry Reacts to Proposed Biofuels Levels

cindy zimmerman

The ethanol industry and corn farmers are pleased, but biodiesel producers and soybean growers are not so much with new proposed levels for biofuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) released by the Environmental Protection Agency. The 2018 RFS level for conventional biofuels, including corn ethanol, was maintained at 15 billion gallons, the maximum under current law, which Renewable Fuels …

AgWired Energy, Audio, Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, RFA

NCGA Dedicated to Driving Ethanol Demand

cindy zimmerman

State and National Corn Grower Association (NCGA) staff recently met to conduct an in-depth, state of the ethanol industry analysis in Bloomington, Illinois at the offices of Illinois Corn. The goal was to discuss and review the ethanol plan constructed by the group last November. The corn team reviewed ethanol production, demand and volume obligation scenarios under the Renewable Fuels …

AgWired Energy, corn, Ethanol, NCGA

Blue Flint Ethanol Celebrates a Decade

Cindy Zimmerman

Blue Flint Ethanol near Underwood, ND is the latest plant to celebrate ten years of operations. The 70 million gallon facility has produced over 650 million gallons of ethanol in its 10 years of operations. Located adjacent to Coal Creek Station, it is the first co-located, directly integrated ethanol plant in the world. As a by-product of generating electricity, Coal …

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The Growing Enogen Footprint

jamie johansen

Enogen hosted about 1,200 farmer-customers at the American Ethanol E15 250 Presented by Enogen. As Enogen continues to grow, the NASCAR race held at Iowa Speedway was the perfect place to spotlight the farmers who supply the Enogen which will produce about 2 billion gallons of ethanol this year. “We see this race as a great opportunity to support the …

Agribusiness, AgWired Energy, Audio, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, NASCAR, Syngenta

U.S. Ethanol Production Growing

Cindy Zimmerman

Fuel ethanol production capacity in the United States is 15.5 billion gallons this year or 1.01 million barrels per day (b/d), according to the latest EIA U.S. Fuel Ethanol Plant Production Capacity report. Total capacity of ethanol plants in operation increased by more than 600 million gallons per year or about four percent from 2016, with most of the increased …

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ASTM Awards Ethanol Industry Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

Two ethanol industry technical experts were honored this week by members of ASTM International gathered for their D02 2017 meeting in Boston, Massachusetts. The ASTM Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants presented Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Director of Regulatory Affairs Kelly Davis with the “Award of Excellence” for her service to the committee and work to enhance …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Fox River Valley Ethanol to Install Whitefox ICE™

Cindy Zimmerman

Fox River Valley Ethanol has agreed to become the third U.S. ethanol plant to install a Whitefox ICE™ modular bolt-on system at its plant in Wisconsin following installations at Pacific Ethanol in California and Pine Lake Corn Processors in Iowa. Fox River Fox River Valley President Neal Kemmet says they are installing the Whitefox ICE™ solution to remove process bottlenecks …

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