Flooding Impacts Rail Service in the Midwest

Cindy Zimmerman

Extensive flooding in the Midwest has caused damage to railroad infrastructure and additional flooding is expected now along the Mississippi River, resulting in widespread service disruptions in the Iowa-Kansas-Missouri-Nebraska area. The Federal Railroad Administration has declared an “emergency event” related to railroad operations as the National Weather Service has documented historic flooding throughout the region with rivers rising to recored …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, transportation

Ethanol Interests Comment on Canada Clean Fuel Standard

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy, and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) jointly submitted comments this week supporting the Canadian Clean Fuel Standard. The comments to Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) offered recommendations on how biofuels, like ethanol, can help reach the ECCC Regulatory Design Paper’s goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 23 megatons by 2030. “While …

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

Growth Energy Sues Over Small Refinery Exemptions

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy has filed a federal lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) failure to address small refinery exemptions in its 2019 renewable volume obligation (RVO) rulemaking issued late last year. “EPA’s inaction on addressing lost gallons due to small refinery exemptions in this rulemaking is a clear violation of law,” said Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor. “In doing nothing …

EPA, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Groups Submit Comments on E15 by 2025 in Ontario

Cindy Zimmerman

Growth Energy and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) jointly submitted comments to the Canadian Province of Ontario supporting the expansion of biofuels blending to implement a 15 percent renewable content in gasoline by 2025. “For decades now, North American farmers and ethanol producers have continued to benefit from tariff-free borders,” the comments noted. “With an existing North American supply chain, …

E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy, USGC

EIA Report Makes Case for Higher Ethanol Blends

Cindy Zimmerman

Forecasts calling for higher fuel prices in the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) newly released Annual Energy Outlook 2019 (AEO2019) makes the case for higher ethanol blends and lower cost options like E15 at the pump, according to Chris Bliley, vice president of regulatory affairs at Growth Energy. “Consumers deserve cleaner, more affordable options, and that’s exactly what higher ethanol …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, biofuels, E15, Ethanol, Growth Energy

Biofuels Leaders Engage in RFS Discussion

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2019 National Biodiesel Conference concluded Thursday with a panel discussion entitled “To 2022 and Beyond: Renewable Fuels in the Next Decade,” featuring renewable fuel industry leaders discussing the Renewable Fuel Standard and what is on the horizon for 2020. National Biodiesel Board chief operations officer Doug Whitehead moderated the discussion between NBB CEO Donnell Rehagen and his ethanol organization …

Audio, Biodiesel, Biodiesel Conference, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, National Biodiesel Conference, NBB, RFA, RFS

Ten Years of Ethanol Market Growth

cindy zimmerman

Growth Energy is celebrating ten years of advocating for ethanol since it was created in 2008. This edition of the Driving Ethanol podcast is the final installment of our series on the 10 year anniversary of Growth Energy and how the market for U.S. ethanol has grown in the past decade. When Growth Energy was first formed in 2008, U.S. …

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Export Exchange Generates $400 Million in Sales

Cindy Zimmerman

The recent 2018 Export Exchange in October has generated $403 million in sales of U.S. coarse grains and co-products, including distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and feed grains, according to the organizers. Grain buyers from 35 countries attended the conference in Minneapolis, sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC), Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy to offer an …

Distillers Grains, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Export Exchange, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

Ethanol Interests Testify on Proposed Fuels Act

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol stakeholder groups were among those testifying Tuesday at a House Energy and Commerce Environment Subcommittee hearing to review a discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act, which would effectively repeal the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper said that while the draft legislation is “an important first step in the debate …

Audio, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Growth Energy, NCGA

Ethanol Exports Exceeding Expectations

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol exports are on a roll. For the third time this year, American ethanol exports have reached record numbers, with the total hitting 1.69 billion gallons (bg) on a rolling 12-month basis, according to Growth Energy. As of October this calendar year, exports totaled 1.41 billion gallons, already more than the total for 2017 with an additional two months …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA