RFA Calls on President to Reject Refinery Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper penned a letter to President Donald Trump yesterday on the anniversary of his appearance at an Iowa ethanol plant calling on him to reject attempts to grant the oil industry more waivers from renewable fuel obligations. “One year ago today, you visited Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy in Council Bluffs to join us …

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Ethanol Report 6-11-20

Cindy Zimmerman

One year after President Trump visited Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) to celebrate allowing E15 to be sold in the summer months, the ethanol industry is facing its toughest year ever, despite the fact that sales of E15 have indeed increased significantly. In this edition of the Ethanol Report podcast, we take a look back at President Trump’s visit and …

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President Trump at Iowa Ethanol Plant – One Year Later

Cindy Zimmerman

It was one year ago today that President Donald Trump made a victorious visit to Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy (SIRE) ethanol plant in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to celebrate regulatory changes that would finally allow year-round retail sales of 15% ethanol (E15). At the event, the President also heard from farmers and ethanol industry leaders about the devastating impact of RFS …

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Export Exchange 2020 Postponed to 2021

Cindy Zimmerman

The biennial Export Exchange is being postponed until 2021. The Exchange is co-sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains Council, and Growth Energy and held every other year to bring together buyers and sellers of U.S. coarse grains and co-products, including the distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS). The three organizations issued a joint statement on the postponement. “As …

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Farm Journal Hosting Ethanol Future Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

Farm Journal will be hosting a panel of industry experts June 11 for a live Farm Country Update webinar discussion about the current state and future of America’s ethanol industry. AgriTalk host Chip Flory will moderate the discussion with Dan Basse, AgResource Company; Doug Berven, POET; and Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Geoff Cooper. Click here to register for …

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Members of Congress Defend RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

A bipartisan list of Congressional representatives sent a letter to President Trump today in support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “We urge you to stand with our farmers and rural economies during this challenging time and deny any request for blanket statewide or nationwide waivers from the 2020 RFS blending requirements under the Clean Air Act,” the letter from …

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A Year’s Worth of Growth in E15

Cindy Zimmerman

A year ago, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, at the direction of President Donald Trump, issued a final rule allowing retailers to sell 15% ethanol (E15) gas year-round in all parts of the country. That action created an increase in sales of E15 to more than 450 million gallons in 2019. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) economist Scott Richman says the …

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Ethanol Interests Challenge EPA Study Results

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. ethanol industry is questioning a Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) “anti-backsliding” study released Friday on the air quality impacts of renewable fuels which also determined no further action is needed to mitigate any potential adverse impacts on air quality from the use of renewable fuels. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) immediately raised concerns about EPA using a discredited modeling …

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Governors Ask Congress to Support Ethanol Relief Bills

Cindy Zimmerman

Members of the Governors’ Biofuels Coalition are urging Congressional leaders to provide relief for the biofuels industry in the latest COVID-19 emergency relief package being considered. Coalition chair and vice chair South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and Minnesota Governor Tim Walz sent a letter to Senate and House leadership this week urging them to support the Senate’s Renewable Fuel Feedstock …

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Ethanol Report 5-29-20

Cindy Zimmerman

As America gets moving again, ethanol is ready to fuel summer adventures. Ethanol production is slowly climbing back up after hitting historic lows due to coronavirus restrictions keeping people from traveling. Now that people are getting back on the road and in the water, Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Industry Affairs Robert White talks about some of their summertime …

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