The Global Trends Driving #Ethanol Demand

Lizzy Schultz

Ethanol exports continue to serve as a valuable and expanding revenue source for the U.S. ethanol industry. As part of a presentation during last week’s National Ethanol Conference, Scott Richman, Senior Vice President, Informa Economics, provided an in-depth look at current market trends associated with global trade in ethanol and key factors that are driving ethanol demand. “While the domestic …

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RFA Talking #Ethanol Regs with Trump Adviser

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen says he has been talking with a special regulatory adviser to President Trump about how they might work together on regulatory changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), but it involves compromising on the point of obligation issue. Dinneen issued a statement regarding a call he received from “an official with …

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How #Ethanol and Oil Can Work Together

Lizzy Schultz

One of the highlights of last week’s National Ethanol Conference was the Future of Fuels Policy Panel. One of the panelists was Chet Thompson, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO. AFPM represents the refining and petrochemical sectors of the fuel industry, and Thompson spoke during the panel about ways that the ethanol and oil industries can work …

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#Ethanol Helps Fuel Minnesota Economy

Cindy Zimmerman

The ethanol industry contributed $1.98 billion to Minnesota’s economy last year, according to a new study released by ABF Economics and commissioned by the Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association. This in turn generated $6.67 billion in gross sales for Minnesota businesses and supported nearly 18,000 jobs in 2016. “Minnesota’s ethanol industry remains a significant contributor to the state’s economy and supports thousands …

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Media Viewpoints at #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman

A year ago at the National Ethanol Conference, Rachel Gantz wore a media ribbon on her nametag. This year, the “hack turned flack” (as she describes herself on Twitter) is communications director for the Renewable Fuels Association and she sat down with a few of her media colleagues to talk about how the ethanol industry can do a better job …

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Novozymes Helps #Ethanol Producers Listen to Data

Cindy Zimmerman

Listening to your ethanol plant can save you money, according to Novozymes technical service manager Laurie Duval, who presented a NEC Tech Connect session at the National Ethanol Conference last week. “Basically ethanol plants are huge machines that are producing tons of data every day,” said Duval. “The opportunity in the ethanol industry is around making better use of that …

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Ethanol Export Opportunities in Sight at #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman

For the second year in a row, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) joined with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration to host an International Buyer Program (IBP) at the National Ethanol Conference. The program, designed to introduce U.S. ethanol sellers to foreign buyers in an effort to expand U.S. exports, included 18 international companies from seven top ethanol …

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Groups Oppose RFS Point of Obligation Change

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. biofuel and agricultural organizations wrote to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt last week opposing any change to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) point of obligation. “The point of obligation is one of the most important remaining tools to help drive higher blends remaining in the RFS. It creates economic incentives for gasoline retailers to offer higher blends such as E15 …

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Ethanol Report on National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

Building Partnerships, Growing Markets was the theme for the 22nd annual National Ethanol Conference held this week in San Diego and it was a great two days of reaching across the aisle to those who have sometimes been adversaries of the ethanol industry to find common ground. In this Ethanol Report interview with Chuck Zimmerman, Renewable Fuels Association president and …

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Cellerate Paving the Way for Cellulosic Ethanol

Lizzy Schultz

One of the new NEC Tech Connect sessions at this year’s National Ethanol Conference focused on new technologies that are working to increase the demand and value for ethanol and have successfully converted the fiber within the corn kernel into extremely valuable cellulosic ethanol. Miloud Araba, head of technical services for the Enogen group at Syngenta, gave the presentation on …

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