Ethanol Industry Discounts API Poll

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is calling results of yet another American Petroleum Institute (API) push poll released today “skewed” and based on misleading questions. API claims its poll results show a majority of Americans are “concerned about the government requiring increased amounts of ethanol in gasoline” under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). RFA notes that API historically frames its …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, RFS

Coalition Formed to Protect Point of Obligation

Cindy Zimmerman

A coalition made up largely of fuel retailers has been formed to oppose efforts to change the point of obligation requirement under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The Main Street Energy Alliance (MSEA) includes the National Association of Convenience Stores, NATSO (representing truck stops and travel plazas), the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America, as well as Shell and …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Retailers, RFS

Vets in #Ethanol Industry Send Letter to Trump

Cindy Zimmerman

Over 100 military veterans who work in the ethanol industry sent a letter to President Donald Trump this week urging him to include a prominent role for ethanol and the RFS in his “America First Energy Plan.” East Kansas Agri-Energy CEO Jeff Oestmann, a Marine Corps vet, started the effort at the recent National Ethanol Conference. “After serving our country …

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White House Denies RFS Change Plans

Cindy Zimmerman

After a day of volatile grain trading based on news stories, the White House late Tuesday denied that there was an executive order in the works to change the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Wednesday, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) made inquiries about the matter and issued a statement. “Based on conversations my staff and I had, there’s no reason to believe …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFS

RFA Talking #Ethanol Regs with Trump Adviser

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen says he has been talking with a special regulatory adviser to President Trump about how they might work together on regulatory changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), but it involves compromising on the point of obligation issue. Dinneen issued a statement regarding a call he received from “an official with …

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How #Ethanol and Oil Can Work Together

Lizzy Schultz

One of the highlights of last week’s National Ethanol Conference was the Future of Fuels Policy Panel. One of the panelists was Chet Thompson, American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) President and CEO. AFPM represents the refining and petrochemical sectors of the fuel industry, and Thompson spoke during the panel about ways that the ethanol and oil industries can work …

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Point of Obligation Discussion at #RFANEC

Cindy Zimmerman

The extended comment period for the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed denial to change the Point of Obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) ended this week as panelists at the National Ethanol Conference were discussing the issue. Pacific Ethanol CEO Neil Koehler refereed the cage fight discussion between Richard Walsh, SVP & Deputy General Counsel, Valero Renewable Fuels Company and …

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“State of U.S. #Ethanol Industry is Strong”

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Bob Dinneen gave his annual State of the Industry address at the National Ethanol Conference today, addressing more than 1,000 attendees in San Diego. Last year was “a record year for production, a record year for net exports, a record year for domestic demand, and a record year for E15 sales and infrastructure …

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Industry Comments on Pruitt Confirmation

Cindy Zimmerman

The biofuels industry welcomed Senate approval last week of Scott Pruitt to be the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. “As Mr. Pruitt said during his confirmation hearing last month, ‘To honor the intent and the expression of the Renewable Fuel Standard statute is very, very important.’ We could not agree more,” said Renewable Fuels Association president Bob Dinneen. …

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Iowa Tells Pruitt to Leave RFS Alone

Cindy Zimmerman

With the Senate poised to confirm Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency, Iowa has a message for him – Don’t Mess with the RFS. The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) and other state organizations urged Pruitt to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) by rejecting a petition to change the program’s point of obligation, which …

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