European Commission Removes Ethanol Duties

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol stakeholders are pleased with the decision by the European Commission to not renew anti-dumping duties on European Union (EU) imports of U.S. ethanol. “RFA has always maintained these penalties were unjustified and unwarranted,” said Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) CEO Geoff Cooper. “The U.S. ethanol industry is looking forward to resuming more open trade relations with the European Union. …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Growth Energy, RFA, USGC

RFA Rolls Out New Logo and Web Site

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has a new look. The organization has unveiled a new logo complete with a fully rebranded web site. Featuring fresh design elements, crisp imagery, streamlined content, and new information, the RFA site will serve as the go-to resource for renewable fuel advocates, policymakers, media, researchers, fuel retailers, students, consumers and others seeking the latest news …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

Ethanol Trade was Active in March

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest monthly trade numbers for ethanol are higher, both exports and imports, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). RFA research analyst Ann Lewis reports that U.S. ethanol exports increased 23% to 140.0 million gallons (mg) in March 2019, the sixth straight month that exports have exceeded 100 million gallons. Brazil was our top trading partner for the fourth …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

Ethanol Report on Higher Gas Prices

Cindy Zimmerman

The summer driving season is getting closer and gas prices are just expected to get higher, but don’t blame ethanol. A recent analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association found that gas prices have been getting higher mainly because of a surge in crude oil prices since the start of the year, combined with normal seasonal gasoline pricing, as well as …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Ethanol Report, RFA

Reps Urge End to Abuse of Small Refinery Exemptions

Cindy Zimmerman

A bipartisan group of U.S. Representatives is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to stop issuing Small Refinery Exemptions (SREs) for large or unqualified refiners under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) program. Reps. Cindy Axne (D-IA) and Adrian Smith (R-NE) led 35 other representatives in a letter sent to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler, highlighting how the expansion of biofuel waivers …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Indiana Corn Holds High Octane Fuel Summit

Cindy Zimmerman

It was a full house last week at the Dallara IndyCar Factory for the Indiana Corn Growers High Octane Fuel Summit. The annual event was rebranded by the Indiana Corn Growers Association (ICGA) to cover marketing and equipment topics in addition to policy discussions Among the presentations at the event was a panel discussion moderated by American Coalition for Ethanol …

ACE, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA

Groups Urge EPA to Drop RIN Reform and Get E15 Done

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuel stakeholders want EPA to get rid of the excess baggage and get E15 to the finish line before summer driving season starts. The comment period on EPA’s proposed rule “Modifications to Fuel Regulations to Provide Flexibility for E15; Modifications to RFS RIN Market Regulations” ended Monday with major organizations sending in theirs at the end of the day. The …

ACE, Biodiesel, corn, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Growth Energy, NCGA, RFA

RFA Submits Comments on E15/RIN Reform Proposal

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) submitted comments on deadline day Monday for EPA’s proposal allowing 15 percent ethanol blends (E15) to take advantage of the 1-psi Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) waiver that currently applies to E10 during the summer months. RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper says the organization “strongly supports” the proposed regulatory fix would allow year-round sales of …

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Wisconsin’s Ace Ethanol Installs Whitefox ICE System

Cindy Zimmerman

Ace Ethanol in Stanley, Wisconsin has become the fifth plant to install a Whitefox ICE system at Ace Ethanol’s plant in Stanley, Wisconsin. One-third of all Wisconsin ethanol plants now have a Whitefox ICE system installed, according to Whitefox Technologies Limited. Wisconsin is home to nine ethanol plants and is the ninth largest ethanol producing state in the country. Neal …

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