Four Associate Members Join RFA

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Four new associate members have joined the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) for the new year. The new members are: NALCO Water, based in Naperville, Ill., is a provider of water treatment and process improvements. An EcoLab company, NALCO Water has been a trusted partner to the ethanol industry for more than 15 years. It helps ethanol producers increase performance, lower …

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Ethanol Report on 2017 Production

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Ethanol production averaged over a million barrels per day (b/d) for 44 out of 52 weeks in 2017 which means another record year for the industry. And despite a very average growing season, corn yield for 2017 is estimated at a record high 176.6 bushels per acre, and production was only down four percent because farmers planted less acres. In …

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Ethanol Production Going Strong

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According to the first Energy Information Administration report for the new year analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol production dropped below a million barrels a day for the first time in three months, while the last week of 2017 was still slightly above a million. Ethanol production averaged 1.032 million barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending December …

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Brazil Increases U.S. Ethanol Imports Despite Tariff

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U.S. ethanol exports were up 14% in November over the previous month, totaling 107.2 million gallons, according to the latest government data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Despite the imposition of a tariff rate quota and 20% tariff in September, Brazil was the leading destination for U.S. ethanol exports for the first time in six months, receiving 28.1 …

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Political Strategists to Address Ethanol Conference

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Former Presidential Advisor Mary Matalin and veteran Democratic Political Strategist Donna Brazile will be at the 23rd annual National Ethanol Conference in San Antonio as the featured luncheon speakers on Tuesday, Feb. 13, for “A Candid Conversation about Washington Politics.” Matalin served under President Ronald Reagan, made her mark as George H.W. Bush’s campaign director and was most recently assistant …

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Ins and Outs of Ethanol for 2018

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Guest commentary from Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen Before there was a “What’s Trending” on Twitter or Facebook, indeed before there was a Facebook or Twitter, or even an internet, there was “The List” from The Washington Post, providing insight into what was “In” and what was “Out” every year. It was as predictable as the ball …

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RFA Hires VP for External Affairs

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) started the new year off this week with Jessica Bennett as vice president of external affairs to primarily focus on building stakeholder support through policy and messaging. Bennett was most recently director of renewable fuels for the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), where she also previously served as director of public policy handling ethanol issues. …

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Ethanol Report on 2017

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All in all, 2017 was a pretty good year for the ethanol industry with a new advocate in the White House and record production. Among the highlights of the year, increased exports despite Brazil taking a protectionist stance against ethanol imports, EPA releasing new RVO numbers on time, and ethanol champions rally to protect the RFS and win. In this …

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Ethanol Report on RFS2 10th Anniversary

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Ten years ago this month, just days before Christmas, President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act which greatly expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to include up to 36 billion gallons of biofuels by 2022. The expansion became known as RFS2, like the sequel to a big movie that had just been released two …

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A Decade of Progress with RFS2

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It was ten years ago today that President George W. Bush signed into law the Energy Independence and Security Act, which greatly expanded the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) established in 2005 so it became known as RFS2. In the decade since passage, significant progress has been made towards greater energy security, cleaner air and boosting local economies, according to a …

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