Ethanol Helps Celebrate National Ag Day

Cindy Zimmerman

The CEOs of Growth Energy and the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) were among the distinguished industry guests who attended the USDA National Agriculture Day Proclamation ceremony Tuesday with remarks from Vice President Mike Pence. “The United States produces an abundance of food, feed and fuel, benefiting not only our nation, but the entire world,” said Pence in his remarks. “Growth …

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Stand Off Over RFS and RIN Prices Continues

Cindy Zimmerman

The stalemate continues in Washington D.C. over what, if anything, should be done to lower Renewable Identification Number (RIN) prices designed to help oil refiners comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Late last week, Midwest Republican senators requested a meeting with President Trump as rumors continued to circulate that the administration might take action to cap RIN prices. And …

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Ethanol Report for St. Patrick’s Day

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen really got his Irish up this week over EPA administrator Scott Pruitt allowing bankrupt Philadelphia Energy Solutions to get out of half its obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), so he is really ready to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day this weekend. He updates us on the latest episode in the …

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Governors Urge President to Reject RFS Changes

Cindy Zimmerman

Gov. Kim Reynolds of Iowa and five of her Midwestern counterparts sent a letter to President Donald Trump this week thanking him for his continued support of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and urging him to reject proposals designed to weaken or waive “this key pillar of the farm economy.” Governors Eric Holcomb of Indiana, Jeff Colyer of Kansas, Eric …

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Cornyn Says He’s Trying to Find “Consensus” on RINs Issue

Cindy Zimmerman

Texas’ other senator claims he is “working hard to try and find some consensus” on the issue of Renewable Identification Number (RIN) prices, but Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) has pretty much the same attitude that Sen. Ted Cruz has when it comes to ethanol. “I’ve been working on a bi-partisan basis with allies in the Senate to see if we …

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Fuel Retailers Join Chorus Against RIN Price Cap

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) gathered together three fuel retailers who market higher ethanol blends to talk about why a cap on the price of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINS) would be detrimental to their businesses. Bruce Vollan of Midway Service in South Dakota, Charlie Good of Good & Quick in Iowa, and Mike Lewis of Pearson Fuels in California, …

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Ethanol Interests Shout Opposition to RIN Price Cap

Cindy Zimmerman

As concerns began to grow late last week that the Trump Administration was leaning toward a cap on prices for Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) to appease oil refinery interests, biofuel interests went into high gear to get the word out about how that action would devastate the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). A White House meeting was reportedly set for today …

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Ethanol Plant Operators Say No to RIN Price Cap

Cindy Zimmerman

Discussions are expected to continue this week between oil refinery and biofuels interests over the price of Renewable Identification Numbers, or RINs, which were created under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) as a way to encourage refiners to blend more biofuels. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) member plant owners are united in their opposition to the idea of capping RIN prices …

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Monday Meeting Creating a Buzz in Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

With another White House meeting about the price of Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) now scheduled for Monday, the biofuels industry is getting the word out about how capping prices of RINs would devastate the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Former Renewable Fuels Association chairman Randy Doyal, CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont, Minnesota says the industry as a whole is …

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Nearly 50,000 Iowa Jobs Tied to Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

A new study, authored by John Urbanchuk of ABF Economics and commissioned by the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA), finds that nearly 50,000 Iowa jobs are supported by biofuels production. IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw says the study indicates how many livelihoods are at stake in the continuing efforts by Texas Senator Ted Cruz to convince the White House to …

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