RFA Plans 2nd Ethanol Summer Contest

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Beginning Memorial Day, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is re-launching the “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, allowing both fuel retailers and consumers to report prices posted for E85 and other higher ethanol blends for the chance to win $50 in free fuel per day. “This contest was a huge success last year and we expect this year to be even …

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Federal Fleets Double E85 Usage

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A Renewable Fuels Association analysis of new Energy Information Administration (EIA) data shows that federally-regulated fleets more than doubled their usage of E85 (85% ethanol, 15% gasoline) and other flex fuels between 2010 and 2016. According to the EIA data, federally-regulated fleets, including government and transit agencies, used 17.9 million gallons of E85 in 2010, increasing to more than 38 …

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RINs for Exports Would Mean More Demand Destruction

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A proposal to allow exported renewable fuel volumes to count toward RFS compliance would lead to further demand destruction for U.S. ethanol producers and corn growers, according to Renewable Fuels Association Executive Vice President Geoff Cooper, who explains why in a blog post this week. In addition, Cooper says allowing exports to qualify for the RFS would likely offset any …

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EVs and Ethanol Mix Well Together

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The future is bright for electric vehicles and ethanol to work together to increase future vehicle energy efficiencies and reduce costs for consumers, according to Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen who testified yesterday before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment. “Indeed, emerging technologies that utilize ethanol’s unique properties in hybrid electric technology, and even fuel-cell …

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Devil in the White House RFS Deal Details

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Tweets from Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) became the official news from the White House meeting Tuesday on ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard. “Had WH mtg on RFS/ethanol. No RIN cap & got E15 yr round. Need to see Perdue+Pruitt plan. Devil in details,” tweeted Sen. Grassley. About the same time, Sen. Cruz happily tweeted, …

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Ethanol Report on White House RFS Meeting

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Tweets from senators involved in a White House meeting Tuesday on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) say an agreement has finally been reached between oil and ethanol interests that would allow the year-round use of E15 and put to rest the idea of a price cap on Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs), a big win for Team Ethanol. However, the “win” …

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RFA to Testify at Electric Vehicles Hearing

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Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen is scheduled to testify today at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment hearing on “Sharing the Road: Policy Implications of Electric and Conventional Vehicles in the Years Ahead.” The hearing begins at 10:15 am Eastern. “There are still many challenges to realizing the full potential of electric vehicles, especially …

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Rhode Island Ethanol Safety Seminar This Week

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is joining other groups for an ethanol safety seminar in Rhode Island this week. The ethanol safety seminar, in partnership with TRANSCAER, International Association of Fire Chiefs, and Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, will be held on May 11 in Exeter, R.I. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. Registration is limited and …

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Latest Ethanol Export and Production Numbers

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The volume of U.S. ethanol shipments in March was the second-highest in history, just two percent less than the record set in February, according to the latest government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). U.S. ethanol exports totaled 215.1 million gallons (mg) in March, with Brazil once again the leading destination for the fifth straight month, receiving 95.9 …

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