Ethanol Stakeholders React to Wheeler Hearing

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Ethanol industry organizations commended Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler for his commitment to getting a rule allowing year-round sales of E15 (15% ethanol blended fuel) before the start of this year’s summer driving season but still expressed some concerns. “We were encouraged to hear Acting EPA Administrator Wheeler commit to completing the year-round E15 regulatory fix before the summer driving …

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RFA Launches E15 Awareness Campaign

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has kicked off a new campaign aimed at educating consumers and policymakers about the benefits of E15 in anticipation of the blend being available year-round. The campaign started this week with digital ads on The Washington Post and the launch of a new consumer-facing web site. The ads, with the tagline “E15. Clean. Affordable. Domestic. …

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Slow Start for 2019 Ethanol Production

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According to the latest Energy Information Administration data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production declined the first week of the new year to the smallest volume in 37 weeks at an average of 1.000 million barrels per day (b/d)—or 42.00 million gallons daily. The four-week average for ethanol production settled lower at 1.025 million b/d for an annualized …

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Start the New Year off Right with Ethanol Safety

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and TRANSCAER® are getting the new year off on the right foot by offering plenty of opportunities for ethanol safety training. RFA/TRANSCAER® are hosting four ethanol safety webinars in 2019, beginning on Jan. 15, followed by March 19, July 2, and Aug. 13. All webinars are from 11am CT-1pm CT. They are free to attend, …

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Happy New Year from RFA

Cindy Zimmerman

2018 will be remembered as a pivotal year for the politics of ethanol. It was also a pivotal year in the history of the Renewable Fuels Association as long-time CEO Bob Dinneen became Senior Strategic Advisor for the organization and handed off the steering wheel to Geoff Cooper. As the sun sets on 2018, Dinneen has composed his annual list …

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President Trump Signs Farm Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

President Donald Trump gave Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue a happy birthday Thursday when he signed the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 with many members of the agricultural community in attendance. “Mr. President, it is a great birthday present not only for me, but for all of agriculture, to give the producers, the ranchers, and farmers across America the peace of …

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Ethanol Report for 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

2018 has been a busy and interesting year for the ethanol industry and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper reviews the top stories of the year in ethanol, including the new leadership at RFA, President Trump’s interest in the industry and E15, small refinery waivers, record exports …

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Happy 11th Anniversary RFS2!

Cindy Zimmerman

Eleven years ago today, President George W. Bush signed the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS2) into law with the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. Since then, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper says the United States has experienced cleaner air, greater energy security, revived economic activity in rural areas, and more affordable choices at the pump. …

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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 …

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Ethanol Exports Exceeding Expectations

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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 …

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