RFA Crappie Masters Team Brings in Youth Winner

Cindy Zimmerman

For the second year in a row, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sponsored team in the Crappie Masters National Championship helped a young angler win a $1000 scholarship. This is also the second year that RFA has been co-title sponsor of the tournament trail that helps fuel knowledge of ethanol among boaters and anglers. Ethan Shields, 14, from Grenada, Mississippi …

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Secretary Purdue Rings Bell for Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday afternoon, along with agriculture industry representatives. “The farmers, ranchers, foresters and agricultural producers across America contribute a great deal to the American economy,” Secretary Perdue said. “I’m pleased to be here today, at the center of our economic activity, with all these …

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Ethanol Groups Testify on SAFE Vehicles Rule

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) held a series of three public listening sessions this week on proposed rulemaking for the Safer Affordable Fuel-Efficient (SAFE) Vehicles Rule for Model Years 2021-2026 Passenger Cars and Light Trucks (SAFE Vehicles Rule). The hearings were in Fresno, California on Monday; Dearborn, Michigan on …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, RFA

EPA Updates RFS Website to Improve Transparency

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today updated the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program website to increase transparency and include new data and information for both stakeholders and the public. The data will provide new information for renewable fuel producers, fuel refiners, importers, and marketers including: The number of small refinery exemption petitions received, approved, and denied for each compliance year; …

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U.S. Groups Comment on UK Ethanol Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol stakeholder groups have submitted comments on a proposal to implement a nationwide E10 ethanol blend level in the United Kingdom (UK). Growth Energy, the U.S. Grains Council, and the Renewable Fuels Association jointly submitted comments to the UK Department of Transport this week highlighting the proven benefits of ethanol for fuel and the experience of the United States …

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Ethanol Report Preview of Export Exchange 2018

Cindy Zimmerman

Around 500 attendees from at least 38 countries are expected to be at Export Exchange 2018, coming up October 22-24 in Minneapolis. The event, which brings together international buyers and U.S. sellers of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), was started in 2019 by the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association. In this edition of The Ethanol Report …

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Summer Restriction on E15 Sales Ends Sunday

Cindy Zimmerman

The kids are back in school now and this weekend E15 will be back at the pump. The regulatory restriction, which President Trump has called “ridiculous” and “unnecessary,” that prevents gasoline retailers from selling 15% ethanol (E15) in much of the country during the summer will finally be lifted on Sunday, Sept. 16. This will once again allow consumers across …

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CARB Internship Focuses on Cellulosic Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF), Pacific Ethanol, and Aemetis co-sponsored a new internship this year at the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for a college student to learn more about low-carbon cellulosic biofuels and their potential to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The RFF is the research and educational arm of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Diamond Coleman, a senior biology …

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Ethanol and Farm Groups Getting Impatient for Answers

Cindy Zimmerman

In the wake of repeated promises and assurances from the Trump Administration, but no actions, ethanol stakeholder groups are running out of patience. In a joint letter to President Trump today, the American Farm Bureau Federation, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union, National Sorghum Producers, American Coalition for Ethanol, Growth Energy, and Renewable Fuels Association urged the administration to …

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Ethanol Report on Helping Refiners and Hurting Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The actions and inaction of the Trump Administration continue to hurt the ethanol industry and farmers, despite words and promises. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) notes that an updated analysis from the Food and Agriculture Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) shows the U.S. ethanol industry could lose 4.6 billion gallons of domestic demand and nearly $20 billion in sales revenue over the …

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