Paris Agreement in Force, GRFA Stresses #Biofuels Role

Joanna Schroeder

On November 4, 2016 the Paris Agreement, reached during COP21 and signed by nearly 200 countries, went into force. This is the first enforceable accord setting targets to curb global carbon emissions with the goal of limiting global warming to no more than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels. With the agreement now ‘official,’ the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA) …

advance biofuels, Climate Change, Environment, Ethanol

September Ethanol Exports Back on the Rise

Joanna Schroeder

According to new government data, September U.S. ethanol exports were 99.6 million gallons (mg), an increase of nearly 28 percent or 22 mg over August exports. The data was analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and found that September is the highest monthly volume export in nearly 5 years (December 2011). Just six countries purchased 92 percent of U.S. …

Ethanol, Exports, RFA

‘Fueling Our Future 100’ Awards 4th Funding Round

Joanna Schroeder

A fourth round of funding has been released under the “Fueling our Future 100” totaling $368,200. The announcement was made by Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Sec. of Agriculture Bill Northey. Six retailers were awarded monies for use to install renewable fuels infrastructure representing 7 sites, 15 new blender pumps and 3 underground storage tanks. In …

Biodiesel, Ethanol

Mick Henderson Takes the Mic on Car Clinic

Joanna Schroeder

Commonwealth Agri-Energy General Manager Mick Henderson is taking the mic during Bobby Likis Car Clinic tomorrow. Henderson, who is also the Chairman of the Board for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), joins Likis Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 10:41 am ET. With the 2017 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) rule nearing the end of interagency review (officially November 30, 2016), Henderson …

automotive, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS

Post Election Forecast to Top @IowaFuel Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

Several presidential candidates attended the 2016 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit, including Donald Trump, who may yet be elected the next president of the United States. No matter who wins, the final outcome will have likely have an impact on the renewable fuels industry, so the 2017 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit will seek to address the future of biofuels and their …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, politics

RFA Safety Seminars Move to Alabama

Joanna Schroeder

Alabama is the next location for the ethanol safety seminars hosted by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) along with support from an Assistance for Local Emergency Response Training (ALERT) grant. Attendees of this free seminar will learn about proper training techniques that emergency responders and hazmat personnel need to effectively respond to an ethanol-related emergency. Certificates of Completion will be …

Education, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS, safety

Sponsors Pleased with #ExEx16

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association and the U.S. Grains Council are the co-sponsors and hosts of the biennial Export Exchange, but dozens of other companies and organizations help make it happen with their support. CHS, Inc. markets ethanol co-products for animal feed from two of their own plants and 21 others. “We market somewhere around four million metric tons,” said CHS …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Export Exchange, Exports

Why Ethanol Gas Is Never Going Away

Joanna Schroeder

Digital Trends recently examined ethanol in our fuel in an article, “Is ethanol in your gas a problem? We revisited the question with an expert,” written by Jeff Zurschmeide. The piece was a follow-up to an earlier story, “The effects of ethanol in gasoline,” that created quite a dialogue in its comment section. For this piece, Zurschmeide reached out to …

biofuels, E85, Ethanol

Sharing the Benefits of #Ethanol with Mexico

Cindy Zimmerman

Mexico’s Secretariat of Energy (SENER) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently hosted a workshop in Mexico City to help local authorities determine how ethanol fits into their country’s energy mix. The two day workshop featured the latest environmental research on ethanol, technological advances in production, distribution and commercialization of ethanol for mixture with fuels, and how other countries …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Export Exchange, Exports, RFA, USGC

New @NationalCorn President Attends #ExEx16

Cindy Zimmerman

The new president of the National Corn Growers Association says growing demand continues to be a big priority for farmers. “The crop is bigger than we’ve seen before, we just keep being able to produce these records,” said Wesley Spurlock, a corn farmer from Texas who just took over as NCGA president at the beginning of October. “Demand is what …

Ag group, Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Export Exchange, Exports, NCGA, RFA