President Trump Order to Help Grow E15

Cindy Zimmerman

President Donald Trump tweeted an announcement out over the weekend directed at increasing availability and sales of 15% ethanol blended fuel. “Subject only to State approval, our important Ethanol Industry will be allowed to use the 10% Pumps for the 15% BLEND,” the president tweeted on Saturday morning, thanking several ethanol state senators including Joni Ernst of Iowa. He called …

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RFA Provides Testimony to EPA Advisory Committee

Cindy Zimmerman

EPA’s Farm, Ranch and Rural Communities Advisory Committee is meeting virtually this week to provide policy advice, information, and recommendations on a range of environmental issues and policies important to agriculture and rural communities. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper provided testimony on steps the EPA needs to take immediately to support U.S. ethanol producers and rural America. …

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ACE Rises Up to Challenge of Virtual Annual Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Once upon a time, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) 33rd annual conference was scheduled to be held last month as an in-person event like conferences used to be held back in the pre-COVID world. Instead, producers from all over the country will now be able to attend a virtual event on September 16 and come away more informed on …

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Virtual FEW to Recognize Ethanol Industry Award Winners

Cindy Zimmerman

The International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) coming up next week will recognize recipients of its annual awards during the event’s virtual general session. Doug Tiffany is receiving the FEW Award of Excellence and Doug Durante is this year’s High-Octane Award recipient. Tiffany is the 18th recipient of the Award of Excellence, which recognizes professionals who have made meaningful …

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Ethanol Supporters Hopeful Waivers Will Be Denied

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol supporters are encouraged by news this morning that President Donald Trump has directed EPA to deny retroactive refinery exemptions, as he promised Sen. Joni Ernst of Iowa that he would. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), National Farmers Union (NFU) and American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) released a statement welcoming the news that petitions intended …

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U.S. Ethanol Exports to Brazil Already Falling

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite no official announcement, technically once the August 31 deadline passed, all U.S. ethanol shipped to Brazil became subject to a 20 percent tariff. However, U.S. exports to Brazil have already been declining this year, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The latest government data shows U.S. ethanol exports down to 74 million gallons in July, a decrease of …

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Corn Growers Help Grow Higher Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

Building out the infrastructure needed for future mid-level blends of ethanol continues to be a priority of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), which is why they have worked with Wayne Fueling Systems over the last three years to produce and sell pumps certified for fuel containing up to 25 percent ethanol. Thanks to this key partnership, NCGA has supported …

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POET Partners with FBN on Sustainability Initiative

Cindy Zimmerman

Farmers Business Network (FBN) has announced a new initiative called GRO Network, which matches farmers who use environmentally friendly practices with buyers who pay a premium for low-carbon corn. POET, the world’s largest producer of biofuels, has joined GRO Network as a key customer in the market for verifiable Low-Carbon Grain. “At POET we know that agriculture is the key …

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RFA Helps Retailers Apply for Infrastructure Grants

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association has been able to assist retailers in 21 states this year apply for infrastructure project grants totaling over $52 million. The grants are part of USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), which has $86 million available to transportation fueling facilities to expand the availability and sale of higher blends of ethanol like E15 and E85/Flex …

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CHS to Market for California Ethanol + Power

Cindy Zimmerman

California Ethanol + Power is entering into a 15-year marketing arrangement for global agribusiness leader CHS Inc. to be the exclusive marketer and distributor of ethanol from Sugar Valley Energy, currently being constructed in Imperial County, California. Sugar Valley Energy is expected to complete financing this fall and break ground before the end of 2020 with production set to begin …

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