Siouxland Ethanol Joins RFA

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Siouxland Ethanol has become the newest member of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The ethanol plant is located near Jackson, Nebraska and began production in May of 2007. Today the biorefinery processes 24 million bushels of corn per year into 70 million gallons of ethanol per year and also produces multiple co-products including 2,000 tons of corn oil and 175,000 …

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China Imposes Duties on U.S. DDGs

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China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) issued a preliminary ruling Friday claiming that U.S. dried distillers grains (DDGS) are being dumped and have caused injury to China’s DDGS industry and imposing immediate duties of 33.8 percent on the import value of the DDGS. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC), the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy issued a joint statement saying …

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New Study Provides Insight on Fuel Water-Uptake

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A new study by the Department of Energy (DOE) is providing fresh insight into a decades-old debate about the impacts of ethanol-blended gasoline on water uptake and “phase separation” in small and off-road engines. The study, conducted by DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), found that the petroleum components of ethanol-blended gasoline become degraded and unfit for use in an …

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RFA Ad Says “Don’t Fall for Blend Wall”

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) ran an ad this week in political publications hitting back at House-sponsored legislation that would keep renewable fuels at less than 10 percent of the market. The ad in The Hill, Politico and Morning Consult said the 10 percent so-called “blend wall” is a myth and a bill sponsored by Reps. Bill Flores (R-TX) and …

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RFA Hosting Illinois #Ethanol Safety Seminars

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The Renewable Fuels Association is hosting two free ethanol safety seminars next week in Benton, Illinois. Attendees will receive in-depth information on proper training techniques that emergency responders and hazmat personnel need to effectively respond to an ethanol-related emergency. Certificates of Completion will be handed out to all attendees at the end of the safety seminar. The Benton seminars will …

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#Ethanol Report on #E15

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Consumers once again have the choice to purchase E15 at the pump as of September 15, which marks the end of EPA’s “volatility control season” opening the fuel back up to non-flex fuel vehicles. For drivers owning a 2001 or newer vehicle, E15 sales are restricted during summer months due to EPA regulations on Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) – which …

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Consumers Ability to Choose #E15 Back at the Pumps

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Consumers will have the choice to purchase E15 at the pump again tomorrow, September 16, 2016. For drivers owning a 2001 or newer vehicle, E15 sales are restricted during summer months due to an arcane U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation on Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP). The 15th marks the end of EPA’s “volatility control season” opening the fuel back …

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Bobby Likis Spotlights @ProtecFuel

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Protec Fuel CEO Todd Garner was a guest on the nationally syndicated car-talk program “Bobby Likis Car Clinic” this past weekend to talk about what they are doing to get higher ethanol blends in the market place. Since 2006, Protec Fuel has specialized in turn-key solutions for building blender pump infrastructure – from site selection to marketing after build to …

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RFA Foundation Hosting 4th Octane Webinar

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The Renewable Fuels Foundation, the education and research arm of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), is hosting the fourth of five webinars Thursday focused on ethanol’s unique octane properties, its importance as a blend component in today’s gasoline supply, and its potential role as the low-carbon octane source of choice in future fuels. The Sept. 8 webinar will focus on …

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#Ethanol, DDG Exports Jump in July

Joanna Schroeder

The month of July saw a jump in ethanol and distillers grains with solubles (DDGs) exports. According to Geoff Coooper, Senior Vice President of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), total U.S. exports for the month were 69.3 million gallons (mg), a 49 percent increase from June and the highest since April. Top destinations included Canada (19.9 mg), Brazil (15.2 mg) …

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