RFA Grows Stronger in 40th Year

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) welcomed more than 20 new members during its 40th year anniversary celebration this year. “For four decades strong, RFA’s member companies have worked together to move the renewable fuels industry forward,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. “Whether innovating new technologies, shaping policies and regulations, or opening new markets, RFA’s members remain at the …

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Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary – Kelly Davis

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning, like Kelly Davis. Three cities straddle the curve at the very south of Ohio: Huntington, W.Va.; South Point, Ohio; and Ashland, Ky. To Kelly Davis, this confluence …

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Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary – Randy Doyal

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning, like Randy Doyal. Doyal is CEO of Al-Corn Clean Fuel in Claremont, Minnesota and has been an RFA board member since 1995, serving as board chairman in …

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Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary – Bob Dinneen

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning, like Bob Dinneen. One of the leading authorities on the history of the U.S. ethanol industry didn’t get his start working for the energy or agriculture sectors. …

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Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary Feature – Bob Reynolds

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning, like Bob Reynolds. Bob Reynolds founded Downstream Alternatives shortly after joining New Energy Co. of Indiana as it was opening a new plant outside South Bend. As …

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Ethanol Report – RFA 40th Anniversary Feature on Bruce Heine

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning. Like Ron Miller in our first feature, Bruce Heine is another oil guy who started to see the potential of ethanol during the 1970s oil embargo and …

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Ethanol Report – RFA 40th Anniversary Feature on Ron Miller

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry. In 1981, Ron Miller was head of marketing for the new Pekin Energy plant, which is now one of the oldest in the ethanol industry and goes by the name of Alto Ingredients. …

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RFA Redesigns Website

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association debuted a redesigned website last week during the association’s annual membership meeting taking place this week in Des Moines. “As we celebrate our 40th anniversary this year, we want to ensure a digital presence that symbolizes our organization’s experience and leadership in a way that is clear and compelling,” said RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper. …

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New RFA Chair Opens National Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The new chairperson of the Renewable Fuels Association welcomed attendees to the first digital National Ethanol Conference this week. Guardian Energy CEO Jeanne McCaherty took over as chair of the RFA in October so this was her first NEC welcome. McCaherty reflected on the 40th anniversary of the RFA, the toll 2020 took on the industry, and the opportunities for …

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RFA Celebrating Four Decades in 2021

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is celebrating its 40th anniversary of biofuels policy leadership all year in 2021. RFA was created in 1981 by a small group of innovative farmers and business leaders with the ambitious goal of growing production and demand for ethanol, a relatively unknown renewable fuel that was cleaner-burning, homegrown, and environmentally friendly. Four decades later, the …

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