Oil State Senators Ask EPA to Drop 2021 RFS

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A group of 15 U.S. Senators representing oil refining states sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler this week asking him to simply waive the Renewable Fuel Standard requirements for 2021 to “account for the unprecedented collapse in demand for gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel.” The Renewable Fuels Association blasted the senators’ request, first noting that jet fuel is …

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California E15 Testing to Start

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With more than 15 million cars registered in the state, California has almost twice as many vehicles on the road than any other state in the nation, which makes it the number one market for growing domestic ethanol demand. To that end, the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), state corn organizations, ethanol groups and the auto industry, are working with …

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RFA Receives New Grants for Ethanol Safety Program

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The Renewable Fuels Association recently received $75,000 in grants to support its ethanol safety education program through on-site seminars and Internet webinars. Both grants were received through the association’s work with TRANSCAER, a voluntary national outreach effort that focuses on assisting communities to prepare for and respond to a possible hazardous material transportation incident. “Safety is a high priority for …

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Ethanol Report 10-16-20

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October 1 began a new fiscal year for the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and brought a new chairperson for the board. Jeanne McCaherty, CEO of Guardian Energy Management, is the first female chair for the RFA and she is taking on the role during a challenging time with lots of optimism. In this edition of the Ethanol Report podcast, we …

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RFA Welcomes New Members

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The Renewable Fuels Association this week welcomed two new Associate Members. Bushel is a mobile technology company, based in Fargo, N.D., that powers apps and websites that facilitate simple and efficient business communications and transactions between grain companies and growers. “Being a part of the RFA empowers Bushel’s reach into the ethanol sector,” said Bushel Sales Manager Kevin Clausen. “We …

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Ethanol Emergency Response Webinars This Week

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The Renewable Fuels Association is offering two four-hour emergency management webinars this week in partnership with TRANSCAER and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration. The goal of these webinars is for attendees to gain a full ethanol and ethanol-blended fuel emergency response training experience that can be used immediately in the field. The training program will include the following …

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Lallemand to Sponsor RFA Young Professionals Network

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Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits has partnered with the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) as the title sponsor of the Young Professionals Network (YPN) in 2021. Lallemand Biofuels & Distilled Spirits (LBDS) is an industry leader in supplying fermentation products and value-added services to the ethanol industry. “Education is an important part of our mission in serving the ethanol industry,” said …

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Ethanol Groups Help with New HBIIP Grants

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Trail’s Travel Center in Albert Lea, Minnesota was one of the recipients of grants announced Thursday as part of the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, or HBIIP. They were helped out in the application process by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). “We would like to sincerely thank the Renewable Fuels Association and Cassie Mullen for their incredible support and guidance …

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Meet New RFA Chair Jeanne McCaherty

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The new chairperson of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has only been CEO of Guardian Energy Management since 2016, but Jeanne McCaherty has become an industry leader in that very short time. In addition to serving on the board for RFA, she also serves on the Board of Directors for the Renewable Product Marketing Group and the Minnesota Biofuels Association. …

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Ethanol Exports Rise in August

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U.S. ethanol exports were 35% higher in August, rising to 100.7 million gallons (mg), the largest volume since March, according to Renewable Fuels Association Senior Analyst Ann Lewis. Shipments across the border to Canada accelerated 20% to a three-year high of 36.0 mg, equivalent to 36% of total U.S. ethanol exports, while sales to India declined by 20% to 10.5 …

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