RFA Celebrating Four Decades in 2021

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary of biofuels policy leadership all year in 2021. RFA was created in 1981 by a small group of innovative farmers and business leaders with the ambitious goal of growing production and demand for ethanol, a relatively unknown renewable fuel that was cleaner-burning, homegrown, and environmentally friendly. Four decades later, the …

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Ethanol Report 12-28-20

Cindy Zimmerman

Like everyone else, ethanol producers will be happy to see the end of 2020 with hopeful hearts that 2021 will be a better year. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we take a ride back through the year starting with the high hopes for a great year in January and February, into the devastating impact of COVID-19 restrictions on …

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COVID Relief Bill Passes with Aid for Biofuels Producers

Cindy Zimmerman

Agricultural and biofuels groups as well as farm state lawmakers are pleased that the new COVID relief package passed by Congress last night includes help for producers excluded from previous aid legislation. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) says relief includes the Paycheck Protection Program for Producers Act. “The bill also includes funding to allow the Department of Agriculture to provide additional …

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Bob Sather Scholarships Available for NEC

Cindy Zimmerman

Scholarships for students to attend the National Ethanol Conference will be offered by the Renewable Fuels Association in partnership with the Renewable Fuels Foundation once again for 2021, but this time with a new name honoring an ethanol industry pioneer. Now in its 12th year, the program has been named in honor of Bob Sather, who was involved in education …

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USDA Offers More Biofuels Infrastructure Grants

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S Department of Agriculture has announced another round of funding for its successful Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program, or HBIIP. Approximately $22 million is being made available for retailers to add higher ethanol blends like E15 and E85. The application window will be open for 30 days starting December 21 and ending January 19. Ethanol organizations are offering help …

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Brazil Tariff Decision ‘Devastating’ For US Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Brazil’s decision to impose a 20 percent tariff on all U.S. ethanol imports is devastating for the U.S. ethanol industry, according to organizations that work to promote ethanol exports. The leadership of the Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains Council, Growth Energy, and the National Corn Growers Association say the action jeopardizes the future of cooperation and coordination between the U.S …

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RFA Gives Ethanol Industry Update

Cindy Zimmerman

As Congress continues to negotiate a new COVID-19 aid package, the pandemic continues to batter the U.S. ethanol industry and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) wants lawmakers to know the challenges producers are facing. With losses from the pandemic nearing $4 billion, the ethanol industry continues to fight for implementation of the Tenth Circuit Court decision nationwide, and prepares to …

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Ethanol Report 12-15-20

Cindy Zimmerman

A new analysis released by the Renewable Fuels Association shows the devastating impact COVID-19 pandemic restrictions continue to have on ethanol producers, with losses nearing $4 billion. RFA Chief Economist Scott Richman authored the white paper which shows ethanol production dropped by two billion gallons between March and November this year, which meant a 700-million-bushel decline in the use of …

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Ethanol Industry Needs Support as COVID Losses Rise

Cindy Zimmerman

As COVID-19 cases rise and travel is being limited again, the consumption of ethanol-blended gasoline is on the decline again. In the first week of December, consumption of both gasoline and ethanol fell to their lowest points since May, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. According to a new analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association, ethanol industry losses …

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