Ethanol Groups Optimistic as China Trade Deal is Signed

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Ethanol organizations expressed optimism about the signing of the historic Phase One Trade Agreement with China Wednesday, despite China’s announced suspension of its E10 ethanol mandate last week. “We are very optimistic about the potential of this agreement for American agriculture and the renewable fuels industry—with the inclusion of ethanol and key co-products like distillers grains—and are looking forward to …

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Has the U.S. Really Achieved Energy Independence?

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Opinion by Scott Richman, Renewable Fuels Association Chief Economist From the RFA Blog The recent conflict with Iran and its proxies in Iraq has served as a reminder of the enduring potential for geopolitical risk to unsettle petroleum markets – not just globally but also in the U.S. While the U.S. has become significantly more energy-secure over the last decade, …

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RFA 2020 Safety Webinar Series Kicks Off

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The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER, is hosting a free ethanol safety “Train the Trainer” webinar on Tuesday, January 14, for ethanol emergency response teams. This will be the first of four in 2020, with the others taking place April 7, June 23 and August 18. The webinar will take place from noon to 2 p.m. ET and …

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Ethanol Delivers Relief at the Pump with Higher Prices

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The situation between the United States and Iran is having an impact on oil prices and gas at the pump, but ethanol is helping to moderate that, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). “The current crisis in the Middle East again highlights the critical need for greater domestic energy security and diversity,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. …

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New Report Outlines Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest

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A new report details how a good clean fuels policy for the Midwest should be designed, recommending a “technology-neutral, portfolio approach that encourages a fair and competitive marketplace and benefits producers, consumers, agriculture, utilities, jobs, and public health.” The Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest white paper is the result of nearly two years of analysis and stakeholder discussion by …

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Ethanol Report on Badger State Billion Gallons

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When Badger State Ethanol (BSE) began production in 2002 with a nameplate capacity of 40 million gallons per year, it would have taken them 25 years to hit a billion gallons – but they did it in 18, and with a current capacity of 85 million gallons a year they will celebrate the next billion in less than 12 years. …

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Badger State Ethanol Hits Billion Gallon Milestone

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Badger State Ethanol (BSE) in Monroe, Wisconsin is starting 2020 by passing the 1 billion gallon milestone at its 85 million-gallon-per-year facility. BSE began production in 2002 with a nameplate capacity of 40 million gallons per year. To put 1 billion gallons in perspective, Erik Huschitt, CEO and General Manager of BSE, said, “In a vehicle that gets 23 miles …

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Cooper to Keynote Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

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Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper will present the keynote address at the 2020 Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit on January 16th of the new year in Altoona, Iowa. “America’s ethanol producers have a powerful story to tell,” Cooper said. “Whether you’re concerned about jobs and market opportunities in rural communities, clean and sustainable fuel choices in urban cities, …

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Ethanol Groups Applaud House Passage of USMCA

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Ethanol organizations are praising the U.S. House of Representatives for passing the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) yesterday on a bipartisan vote of 385-41. American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings says the new agreement solidifies a multi-billion-dollar export market while providing more certainty to farmers. “Canada is the most reliable export market for U.S. ethanol over the course of time, …

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