Brazil Tweets Tariff Decision

cindy zimmerman

A tweet from Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply Blairo Maggi late yesterday afternoon informed the world that Brazil’s foreign trade chamber has approved a 20 percent tariff on U.S. ethanol imports after a 600 million liter tariff rate quota. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and Growth Energy issued a joint statement on the decision. …

AgWired Energy, Ethanol, Growth Energy, RFA, Trade, USGC

American Ethanol Powerboat Captain Killed in Crash

Cindy Zimmerman

Captain Keith Holmes of the American Ethanol Cat Can Do Racing Team was killed in a crash Sunday during the St. Clair River Classic offshore powerboat race in Michigan. The owner of CK Motorsports and throttleman of the American Ethanol Cat Can Do Catamaran, Holmes was considered one of the world’s premier offshore powerboat racers. Holmes was a strong supporter …

American Ethanol, Boats, Ethanol, Growth Energy, Uncategorized

Brazil Delays Tariff Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. ethanol industry is encouraged by a 30 day delay by the Executive Management Committee of CAMEX, Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade in making a decision on a proposed 20 percent tariff on U.S. ethanol imports. U.S. Grains Council (USGC) President and CEO Tom Sleight, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen and Growth Energy CEO Emily …

Brazil, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

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

Engine Smart. Earth Kind.

jamie johansen

The story of biofuels seems pretty simple when you hear the words, “Engine smart and earth kind,” from Growth Energy’s CEO Emily Skor. The Iowa Speedway is smack-dab in the middle of corn country. You can’t find a better location for the NASCAR Xfinity American Ethanol E15 250 presented by Enogen Syngenta. “E15 is a win, win fuel for consumers. …

Agribusiness, AgWired Energy, Audio, Ethanol, Growth Energy, NASCAR, Syngenta

Polls: Small Engine and Motorcycle Owners Pick Right Fuel

Cindy Zimmerman

New polls commissioned by Growth Energy show that U.S. small engine and motorcycle owners are smarter than the oil companies think they are and the majority are quite capable of choosing the right fuel for their needs. The polls, conducted by Quadrant Strategies, interviewed 500 homeowners who used small engine products such as lawnmowers, and 500 motorcyclists. They found almost …

Ethanol, Growth Energy, Motorcycle, RFA, Sturgis

Growth Energy Announces Ad Campaign for E15 Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy has announced a seven-figure ad campaign promoting legislation that will allow retailers to offer more 15 percent ethanol all year in all markets. The Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act (S. 517) would extend the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) volatility waiver to gasoline blended with 15 percent ethanol (E15), creating a level playing field for E15. A hearing …

E15, Growth Energy

Americans Drive One Billion Miles on E15

Cindy Zimmerman

American drivers across the United States have logged more than 1 billion miles on E15, according to an analysis of fuel sales and consumption data reported by major gasoline retailers by Growth Energy. “American drivers are taking advantage of the proven performance, environmental benefits, and savings E15 provides,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “That’s why Congress should pass the …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Ethanol Groups Comment on EPA Regs

Cindy Zimmerman

Eliminating the unnecessary regulatory barrier to year-round sales of E15 tops the wish list of reforms that the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) requested from the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) in comments to the agency Monday. “While there are a number of EPA regulations that need reforming, the most pressing is the agency-imposed restriction that denies consumers year-round access to E15,” …

ACE, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA, RFS

Groups Comment on Proposed Canada Clean Fuel Standard

Cindy Zimmerman

A recent U.S. ethanol industry mission to Canada delivered the message that ethanol can help them achieve their goals of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 30 megatons by 2030. Following the mission, Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) joined the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) last week in submitting comments in response to Environment and Climate Change Canada’s (ECCC) …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC