Eight Ethanol Safety Seminars in Kentucky

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The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and TRANSCAER® are jointly hosting eight ethanol safety seminars in Kentucky during the month of February. The ethanol safety seminars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/ TRANSCAER® grant, in partnership with the Paducah & Louisville Railway. Registration is free and lunch will be provided. Registration is limited and Certificates of Completion will be awarded …

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Over 30 States Broke Blend Wall in 2016

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The latest data from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) shows that gasoline consumed in 30 states and the District of Columbia in 2016 contained more than 10 percent ethanol on average, breaking through the so-called E10 Blend Wall. That compares to 2015 when the national average ethanol content was 9.91 percent and 25 states (plus the District of Columbia) …

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Reaction to President Trump’s SOTU

Cindy Zimmerman

President Donald Trump did mention energy in his first State of the Union address, albeit briefly. “We have ended the war on American energy, and we have ended the war on beautiful clean coal,” said the president. “We are now very proudly an exporter of energy to the world.” Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen appreciates the …

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RFA: RFS Not to Blame for Refinery Bankruptcy

Cindy Zimmerman

Philadelphia Energy Solutions, (PES) the largest oil refinery on the east coast, filed for bankruptcy protection last week, blaming the Renewable Fuel Standard for its financial problems, but Renewable Fuels Association CEO Bob Dinneen disagrees. In an op-ed in The Hill today, Dinneen says PES has no one to blame but itself. “PES operates one of the nation’s oldest refineries, …

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Ethanol Report on RFA Educational Efforts

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is targeting boaters and future drivers in educational efforts for 2018 with the renewal of its co-title sponsorship of the Crappie Masters Tournament Trail, and the launch of an on-line Ethanol in the Classroom program. In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White talks about the importance …

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RFA Cites Small Refiner Exemption Concerns

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen sent a letter last week to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt expressing concern about a troubling “lack of transparency” in EPA’s management of the Renewable Fuel Standard’s (RFS) small refinery exemption provisions that could “destabilize the market for renewable fuels and undermine Congress’s goals for the RFS program.” EPA has the ability …

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RFA Develops ‘Ethanol in the Classroom’ Program

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association has developed a new on-line educational program designed to help tomorrow’s consumers get to know ethanol. The new “Ethanol in the Classroom” course provides a fun and interactive way for students to learn about the renewable fuel. The e-Learning program is broken down into different grade levels and after selecting the appropriate level, students choose a …

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RFA Sponsors Crappie Masters for 2nd Year

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is back on as a co-title sponsor of the Crappie Masters Tournament for the second consecutive year. The first of 18 tournaments for the 2018 trail begins Friday, Jan. 26 in Deland, Fla., between Daytona and Orlando, at St. Johns River. “We look forward to the continued education of the tournament Anglers, along with the …

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2018 Ethanol Safety Webinars Scheduled

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and TRANSCAER® are jointly hosting four ethanol safety webinars this year for ethanol emergency response teams, starting on January 31. The “Train the Trainer” webinars are funded through a Federal Railroad Administration / TRANSCAER® grant and designed as a “pay-it-forward” program so that a single webinar can train a group of individuals, who can then …

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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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