Refinery Exemptions Continue to Destroy Demand

Cindy Zimmerman

With the latest news that Chevron received a hardship refinery exemption from the Renewable Fuel Standard, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has released a new analysis showing just how destructive the EPA waivers are. RFA Chief Economist Scott Richman says the 19 small refinery exemptions granted retroactively for the 2016 compliance year, and the 29 for 2017, have impacted both …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

Export Exchange 2018 is Underway

Cindy Zimmerman

More than 200 international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from some 35 countries are in Minneapolis this week for Export Exchange 2018. The biennial educational and trade forum, co-sponsored by the U.S. Grains Council, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), and Growth Energy, offers attendees an unparalleled opportunity to meet and build relationships with domestic suppliers of corn, distillers …

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Ethanol Report on the New RFA

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association entered a new chapter at the annual October membership meeting in Kansas City, as Geoff Cooper officially became RFA’s new President and CEO and Bob Dinneen began his new role as Senior Strategic Advisor, according to the succession plan announced in July. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we hear from both about their new …

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Ethanol Report Preview of Export Exchange 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

Around 500 attendees from at least 38 countries are expected to be at Export Exchange 2018, coming up October 22-24 in Minneapolis. The event, which brings together international buyers and U.S. sellers of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), was started in 2019 by the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association. In this edition of The Ethanol Report …

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Export Exchange Announces Keynote Speaker

Cindy Zimmerman

Roger Watchorn, group leader at Cargill Agriculture Supply Chain North America (CASCNA), will be the keynote speaker for Export Exchange 2018 Oct. 22-24 in Minneapolis. Watchorn and his team are responsible for setting the culture and strategic direction for the domestic and export grain, oilseed processing, crop inputs, biodiesel, and Cargill Marine & Terminals businesses in Canada, the United States, …

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Helping Motorcyclists Fuel Their Knowledge of Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) had more help than ever before pumping E10 fuel and educating motorcyclists about ethanol at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip for the recent 2018 motorcycle rally. It was the tenth year that RFA has brought the ethanol message to nearly a half million bikers and those on hand to help included RFA board members, industry volunteers, …

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On Stage Promotion by RFA at #SturgisRally

Chuck Zimmerman

From Monday through Thursday this week the Renewable Fuels Association team gets on the Wolfman Jack Stage at the Sturgis Buffalo Chip to promote Free Fuel Happy Hours. Here you can see RFA’s Robert White letting the huge crowd know that the beach balls the team is tossing off stage need to be checked because some of them have $50 …

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Rail Issues Impacting Your Business

Carrie Muehling

Rail continues to safely and efficiently serve as ethanol’s “virtual pipeline.” A panel discussion during the 2018 National Ethanol Conference focused on the important role rail transportation plays in the ethanol industry, including updates on regulatory developments, safety issues, and railcar fleet trends. The panel included moderator Kelly Davis, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Renewable Fuels Association; Mark Maday, Staff …

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RFA Chairman Pleased With Conference Turnout

Carrie Muehling

The 2018 National Ethanol Conference (NEC) saw a great turnout of people supporting the renewable fuels industry. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Chairman Mick Henderson said exports continue to be a priority, as well as creating parity for E15 in domestic markets. Henderson said being a part of a trade organization like RFA is important when it comes to affecting policy. …

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RFA Honors Farmer Ron Alverson with 2018 Industry Award

jamie johansen

During the 23rd Annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC), farmer and ethanol plant founder Ron Alverson was presented the Renewable Fuels Association’s (RFA) 2018 Industry Award. The award is given annually to individuals that demonstrate great dedication and innovation within the industry. For more than 40 years, Alverson has grown corn and soybeans near Chester, S.D. He is a founding member …

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