Brazil Postpones Imposing Tariffs on US Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

A decision by Brazil’s Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX) on whether to impose tariffs on U.S. ethanol has been postponed by until next month for further evaluation. Brazilian sugarcane and ethanol producer associations proposed to reinstate the ethanol import tariff in Brazil after a recent surge in shipments coming in from the United States. UNICA has proposed a 16% tariff …

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Ethanol Production Continues to Decline

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol production declined for the fifth straight week last week, but stocks have only dropped slightly, according the latest Energy Information Administration (EIA) data and analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association. Ethanol production averaged 986,000 barrels per day the week ending April 29, down 1,000 b/d from the week before. The current annualized rate is still over 15 billion …

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RFA Pushes EPA on E15 RVP

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) took to The Hill this week to push the Environmental Protection Agency to allow year round sales of 15 percent ethanol blended fuel across the nation. In an op-ed published this week in The Hill, RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen urged EPA to “eliminate an irrational summertime regulation that hurts both farmers and millions …

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Redfield Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Cindy Zimmerman

Redfield Energy in South Dakota is celebrating a decade of ethanol production this week. The 55 million gallon per year plant opened on April 26, 2007 and since then has produced 545 million gallons of ethanol, 1.5 million tons of ethanol co-product distillers grains, purchased more than 194 million bushels of corn at an average price of $4.47/bu and generated …

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Perdue Confirmed as Agriculture Secretary

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Senate has formally confirmed the nomination of George Ervin “Sonny” Perdue III to serve as the 31st Secretary of Agriculture. The final vote Monday was 87 to 11. Perdue, an agribusinessman, veterinarian, state legislator, and former governor of Georgia, grew up working on his family farm in central Georgia, making him the fourth agriculture secretary who has worked …

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Biofuels Stakeholders Comment on Oral Arguments

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) presented oral arguments to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Monday on the petition for review of the Renewable Volume Obligations for 2014-2016 filed by Americans for Clean Energy, et al. v. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in January 2016. The NBB challenged EPA’s interpretation and use of its waiver authority …

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RFA Tells EPA to Keep RFS on Track

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a letter today to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt urging him to keep the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) on track in 2018. “The ethanol industry was highly encouraged by your commitment to ‘administer the [RFS] program according to the intent of Congress’ and to keep the program’s rulemakings on schedule,” RFA President and CEO Bob …

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Ethanol Production Drops

Cindy Zimmerman

After six months of daily ethanol production topping a million barrels a day, the streak finally came to an end two weeks ago, according to the latest analysis of EIA data from the Renewable Fuels Association. Ethanol production dropped below a million barrels to its lowest level since October to 986,000 barrels in the week ended on April 7. Last …

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RFA Earns 5th TRANSCAER Award for Ethanol Safety Seminars

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has received the TRANSCAER® National Achievement Award for the fifth year in a row in recognition for a series of seminars last year on ethanol safety and emergency responders. The award is for extraordinary achievement by an individual person, company, organization or a team in support of the TRANSCAER® initiative. In 2016, RFA held 20 …

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Data Shows Ethanol Broke the Blend Wall in 2016

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) data for 2016 shows that gasoline consumed in the United States last year contained more than 10% ethanol on average for the first time ever, according to an analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), demonstrating that the so-called “blend wall” is no constraint on ethanol consumption. According to EIA data, finished motor …

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