RFA’s Cooper Gets High Octane Award

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association Senior Vice President Geoff Cooper was recognized with the ethanol industry’s “High Octane Award” during the 2017 Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Minneapolis Tuesday. The award, established in 2000 by BBI International, recognizes a person “who has helped the ethanol industry mature and progress over the years” and “whose passion and unstoppable pursuits have significantly benefited the ethanol …

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RFA Launches Summer Ethanol Price Reporting Contest

Cindy Zimmerman

The unofficial start of summer is next week and the Renewable Fuels Association is giving people a chance to win $50 in free fuel per day all summer long just for reporting prices for higher ethanol blends around the country. Beginning on Memorial Day, RFA is launching the “Ethanol Days of Summer” contest, allowing anyone to report the price posted …

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Algenol Receives EPA RIN Status

Joanna Schroeder

Algenol’s advanced biofuel has received D-5 classification status under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). As such, their bio-crude co-product patented Direct to Ethanol pathway, is now eligible for a Renewable Identification Number (RIN). “The EPA approval is a milestone event for Algenol. The EPA validates that our suite of fuels meet the GHG reduction …

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Governors’ Biofuels Coalition Meeting This Week

Cindy Zimmerman

The Governors’ Biofuels Coalition (GBC) is holding its annual meeting this week in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the headquarters of ethanol production company POET. Iowa Governor Terry Branstad, GBC chairman, and South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard, a GBC member, will be leading a discussion of the accomplishments of the federal Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Governor Branstad was one of …

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Ethanol Groups Working Together

Cindy Zimmerman

The three major ethanol producer groups are working together to combat negative publicity and keep ethanol moving forward. Ethanol Promotion and Information Council Executive Director Toni Nuernberg says the three groups – EPIC, the Renewable Fuels Association, and the American Coalition for Ethanol – complement each other. “All three of us have a roll to play in this industry,” Nuernberg …

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Ethanol Saves Drivers Money

Cindy Zimmerman

Even though gas prices are nearing $4 a gallon, ethanol is helping drivers across the country save an average of $156 per year. That’s according to the Renewable Fuels Now (RFN) coalition and a recent Iowa State University study calculating ethanol’s impact on gasoline prices around the country. The study concluded that, by expanding the fuel supply, ethanol has made …

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Renewable Fuels Now Fights for Alternative Energies

Laura McNamara

The first “official” action of the Renewable Fuels Now coalition was to determine where Americans stand on developing and using alternative energies. The coalition is a new umbrella organization of different associations that are working to provide accurate information about renewable fuels. Greg Krissek with ICM says opponents of alternative energies have swamped the public with misinformation about renewable fuels, …

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Dinneen Discusses New Poll and New Coalition

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association President Bob Dinneen is pleased with new poll results that show Americans want renewable fuels and he’s excited about a new coalition that is working to make that happen. Dinneen says the poll affirms what many in the industry have known for a long time “that Americans absolutely believe we need to be maximizing the use of …

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America Wants Renewable Fuels Now

Cindy Zimmerman

A new coalition that supports increased use of domestically produced renewable fuels says nearly three out of four Americans want renewable fuels. According to a new national poll released today by the Renewable Fuels Now Coalition, 74 percent of Americans believe we should increase our use of domestically produced renewable fuels like ethanol. In addition, 87 percent of Americans maintain …

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