USDA’s McKinney Optimistic About Ethanol Exports

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USDA Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney says he will leave “no stone unturned” in his quest to increase U.S. agricultural exports, including ethanol. McKinney spoke to the Renewable Fuels Association National Ethanol Conference Wednesday about the markets where he sees the most potential for ethanol, including China, Mexico, Brazil, and India. Listen to his remarks: …

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Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy Receives RFA Industry Award

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) presented Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) with the 2020 Industry Award at the 25th annual National Ethanol Conference Wednesday. The award is presented annually to a member company that has provided a unique contribution to the industry’s success through technological, marketplace, or advocacy excellence. SIRE is being recognized this year for their critical role in …

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Implications of the 10th Circuit Court’s SRE Decision

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As the ethanol industry focuses forward in the new decade, a big bright spot is the very real potential that EPA’s generous allocating of Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) may be coming to an end, thanks to the recent 10th Circuit Court decision. The lead counsel in the case brought by Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE), …

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Ethanol Industry Ready to Focus Forward

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Still riding the high of hearing from former President George W. Bush, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper addressed attendees of the 25th annual National Ethanol Conference in Houston today with his annual State of the Industry remarks. “2019 marked just the third time in the last three decades where output fell from the preceding year,” Cooper said. …

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43rd President Visits National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association was honored to welcome George W. Bush, the 43rd President of the United States, to the 25th Annual National Ethanol Conference today in Houston. By championing an all-of-the-above approach to domestic energy production while in office, President Bush put the United States on a course toward greater energy security and made an indelible mark on agriculture …

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Packed Agenda for 25th National Ethanol Conference

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With a theme of “Focus Forward,” the 25th annual National Ethanol Conference is shaping up to be an historic event next week in Houston, Texas, the “energy capital of the world.” “We’re thrilled to have such a terrific program this year, with speakers and panelists representing a wide range of interests and viewpoints from around the world,”” said Renewable Fuels …

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National Ethanol Conference to Feature Bill Kristol

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Political analyst and commentator Bill Kristol will provide his unique and entertaining brand of political insight and prognostication during a special luncheon at the 2020 National Ethanol Conference (NEC). Kristol, founder and director of Defending Democracy Together and a regular guest on popular television news programs, will offer a look ahead at the 2020 elections and the emerging political landscape. …

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Registration Open for 25th National Ethanol Conference

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Registration is now open for the Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) 25th annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC), to be held Feb. 10-12, 2020, in Houston. RFA Board Chairman Neil Koehler, co-founder and CEO of Pacific Ethanol, says the theme “Focus Forward” will look ahead to what the next quarter-century will bring for the U.S. ethanol industry. “For the past 25 years, …

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Wisconsin’s Ace Ethanol Installs Whitefox ICE System

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Ace Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin has become the fifth plant to install a Whitefox ICE system at Ace Ethanol’s plant in Stanley, Wisconsin. One-third of all Wisconsin ethanol plants now have a Whitefox ICE system installed, according to Whitefox Technologies Limited. Wisconsin is home to nine ethanol plants and is the ninth largest ethanol producing state in the country. Neal …

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Ethanol Analyst: Long Term Market Outlook is Strong

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Although record ethanol production and political trade wars have presented challenges for the U.S. ethanol industry in recent months, an ethanol analyst speaking to participants at the National Ethanol Conference said the long term future for the industry looks strong. “The good news – and this really transcends politics – is that all over the world, there is more and …

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