Ethanol Exports Drop 6% in July

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol exports were down six percent in July, but the bulk of a 44% drop in shipments to Brazil was almost made up by in gains in other markets, according to data issued by the government and analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Canada was the top destination for U.S. ethanol for the third consecutive month. Shipments increased …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, RFA

LCFS Regulators Get Midwest Corn and Ethanol Tour

Cindy Zimmerman

The National Corn Growers Association and Renewable Fuels Association hosted Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) regulators from the California Air Resources Board and the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality last week in Nebraska and Iowa to highlight corn and ethanol production advancements in decarbonization. Also taking part in the tour were representatives of leading environmental non-profit organizations. The group heard …

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U.S. Ethanol Groups Unimpressed by Brazil’s Action

Cindy Zimmerman

Brazil will allow another 150 million liters of U.S. ethanol imports into the country each year before charging a 20% import tariff, increasing the tariff rate quota (TRQ) to 750 million from 600 million liters per year, but U.S. trade and ethanol organizations are unimpressed. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper says maintaining any protectionist trade barrier represents …

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Biofuels Industry to EPA: Restore Lost Gallons

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol and biodiesel producers, corn and soybean farmers, all had the same message to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding proposed renewable volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) – restore the gallons of biofuel blending volumes lost under the numerous small refinery exemptions granted by the agency over the past two years. Industry organizations delivered comments to the EPA …

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Fallout from EPA Refinery Waivers Continues

Cindy Zimmerman

President Trump reportedly held a meeting with his cabinet Monday concerned about backlash from farmers over new small refinery waivers, but an EPA official added fuel to the fire yesterday by saying there was “zero evidence” of demand destruction for ethanol due to the numerous refinery exemptions allowed by the Environmental Protection Agency. “To suggest that there is ‘zero evidence’ …

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Ethanol Report on Hauk Designs Project

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) has partnered with off-road Jeep designer Kenny Hauk of Hauk Designs to build a flex-fuel E85 Jeep Wrangler JL that will highlight the benefits of ethanol blends in high-performance vehicles. The special “Hauk Machines” Amazon Prime video series kicked off August 12 exclusively on RFA’s Facebook page with the first “mini-episode.” RFA Vice President of …

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RFA Urges Australia to Choose Ethanol Over Petroleum Reserve

Cindy Zimmerman

The head of the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a letter to Australia’s energy minister last week encouraging them to strongly consider U.S. ethanol imports as a cleaner, more affordable alternative to purchasing oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve. The letter, from RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper, cited news reports of Australia’s request for access to the U.S. …

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RFA Hosting Free Ethanol Safety Webinar

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association, in partnership with TRANSCAER®, is hosting a free ethanol safety “Train the Trainer” webinar on Tuesday, August 20, for ethanol emergency response teams. The webinar will take place from noon to 2 p.m. ET and is the fourth and final webinar to be funded through a Federal Railroad Administration/TRANSCAER grant. It is designed to train a …

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RFA CEO Surprised by New Waivers

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper was surprised and angry when the Environmental Protection Agency waited until the very end of the day Friday to announce 31 more exemptions from complying with the Renewable Fuel Standard were granted to oil refineries, representing 1.43 billion gallons of additional lost RFS demand. “We don’t understand how in the world …

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Ethanol Report on RFA Sturgis Promotion

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) had another great promotional event at the Buffalo Chip Campground for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally last week in South Dakota. In this episode of The Ethanol Report podcast, we hear from Buffalo Chip owner Woody Woodruff, Twisted Sister lead singer Dee Snider, Craig Ammann with Lallemand Biofuels and Distilled Spirits, various bikers filling up with …

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