RFA Urges EPA to Increase Cellulosic Ethanol RVO

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Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen today urged the Environmental Protection Agency to increase its proposed cellulosic ethanol requirement to reflect growing bolt-on technologies at existing ethanol plants. “We understand the agency’s dilemma in establishing an appropriate RVO for cellulosic ethanol, but we truly believe the agency has erred on the side of pessimism with regard to …

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Court Decision Sides with Ethanol Industry

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U.S. biofuels interests were pleased with an appeals court ruling Friday that ‘EPA erred in how it interpreted the “inadequate domestic supply” waiver provision’ of the Renewable Fuel Standard in setting volume obligations. The Americans for Clean Energy v. Environmental Protection Agency ruling by the court vacates EPA’s decision to reduce the total renewable fuel volume requirement in 2016 and …

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RFA Revs Up for Sturgis

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Ten percent ethanol is the official fuel of the Buffalo Chip Campground for the 77th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Aug. 4-13 in Sturgis, S.D. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is teaming up with the Buffalo Chip for the ninth consecutive year to promote the benefits of high-octane, low-cost ethanol to the motorcycling community and offer free fuel for bikers. It will …

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Train the Trainer Webinar Next Week

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The Renewable Fuels Association and TRANSCAER® are jointly hosting their fourth ethanol safety seminar this year for ethanol emergency response teams on Wednesday, August 2. The “Train the Trainer” webinars, funded through a Federal Railroad Administration / TRANSCAER® grant, are designed to train a group of individuals, who can then turn around and pass that information along to provide entire …

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Brazil Delays Tariff Decision

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The U.S. ethanol industry is encouraged by a 30 day delay by the Executive Management Committee of CAMEX, Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade in making a decision on a proposed 20 percent tariff on U.S. ethanol imports. U.S. Grains Council (USGC) President and CEO Tom Sleight, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen and Growth Energy CEO Emily …

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New E15 Ad Runs in Roll Call

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As Congress continues to struggle with getting any real work done this year, the Renewable Fuels Association is remaining ever hopeful that lawmakers will pass a fix to allow 15% ethanol to be sold year round. An ad in the Capitol Hill publication Roll Call today calls on Congress to pass the Consumer and Fuel Retailer Choice Act, sponsored by …

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Industry Preparing for August 1 EPA Hearing

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will hold a public hearing in Washington, DC on Tuesday, August 1 for the recently released proposed rule for volume levels of ethanol and biodiesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard for 2018 and 2019. As with previous RFS hearings, all of the major stakeholders are planning to attend and let EPA know what they like …

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High Octane 10% Ethanol at the Buffalo Chip

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Motorcycle riders – and all motorists – traveling around Sturgis, S.D., can now fuel up 24 hours a day with 93 octane, 10% ethanol thanks to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), which has donated a permanent fueling station to the Buffalo Chip Campground. RFA VP of Industry Relations Robert White says they have partnered with the Buffalo Chip since 2009 …

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Why Oil Companies Hate E15 and the RFS

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Commentary by Bob Dinneen, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO In a statement as predictable as the sunrise, the American Petroleum Institute (API) said yesterday that EPA’s proposal to slightly reduce 2018 RFS blending volumes “does not go far enough.” True to form, API instead called on Congress to “fix” the program, citing a litany of familiar myths and misinformation …

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