The Renewable Fuels Association is back in New Orleans this week at the 2022 Commodity Classic promoting higher blends of ethanol at the trade show.
For one, they are giving farmers a chance to sign a letter to President Biden urging him to use more ethanol to help moderate soaring gas prices. “Today ethanol is selling for about a dollar a gallon less than gasoline,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “Obviously, if you are able to blend more ethanol, it’s going to result in a lower cost product for the consumer.”
In this interview, Cooper talks about other ways they are trying to get the administration to unleash the power of higher ethanol blends, and the great partnership between RFA and corn growers.
Classic 22 Interview with Geoff Cooper, RFA (6:10)
In addition, RFA has its new flex-fuel Hauk Designs Can-Am X3 on display. “We took this thing from 170 horsepower all the way up to about 220, so it’s a rocket on four wheels…demonstrating that nearly every engine on the planet can be converted to use a higher blend of ethanol,” said RFA Vice President for Industry Relations Robert White.
The Can-Am X3 project is being featured on Season 4 of the popular Hauk Machines television program and White says mini-episodes of the show are starting to air now on RFA social media.
In this interview, White talks about some of the plans RFA has for the vehicle.
Classic 22 Interview with Robert White, RFA (5:24)