Ethanol Report on Current Issues

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association has been working on a couple of issues this summer that are important to the future of the ethanol industry. In this edition of The Ethanol Report podcast, RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper provides an update on the Midwest governor’s petition for E15, the Flex Fuel Fairness act, EPA’s proposed tailpipe emissions standards, and defining …

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ACE Releases Conference Agenda for 36th Annual Event

Cindy Zimmerman

The agenda for the 36th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference is now available for the event taking place August 23-25, at the Minneapolis Marriott City Center. “Our conference agenda is packed with dynamic sessions, insightful speakers, and countless networking opportunities, making it the premier destination for anyone passionate about advancing the biofuels industry,” said Katie Muckenhirn, Vice President …

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Ethanol Report on DC Meetings

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association held a board meeting in Washington D.C. this past week where members from around the country had the opportunity to discuss issues important to ethanol with lawmakers and administration officials. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, we hear from RFA board chairman Erik Huschitt, CEO and General Manager of Badger State Ethanol, who talks about …

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Everything Counts at the 2023 ACE Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The theme for the 36th annual American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference coming up next month in Minneapolis is “Everything Counts” for an industry focused on improving its carbon footprint. “Every little improvement, from climate smart farming to carbon capture and efficiency improvements, they all count toward improving ethanol’s carbon score,” said Katie Muckenhirn, ACE Vice President of Public Affairs. …

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Biofuel and Farm Groups Join Tailpipe Emissions Letter

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuel groups and farmer organizations were among some 100 transportation fuel stakeholders who sent a letter this week urging the Biden administration to reverse course on its proposed tailpipe emissions standards for light, medium and heavy-duty vehicles. “We share the goal of reduced greenhouse gas emissions across the broader economy and, specifically, those from energy production, transportation, and use by …

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Ethanol is Star of Trump Rally

Cindy Zimmerman

Former President Donald Trump held a rally and launched his Farmers for Trump coalition this past weekend in Council Bluffs, Iowa to tout his support of agriculture and ethanol. The Republican presidential candidate highlighted actions he took while in office to help farmers, such as rolling back the Waters of the United States, ending the estate tax, renegotiating trade agreements, …

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Celebrate Independence Day with Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

With AAA projecting that a record number of Americans will hit the road for a long holiday weekend, the Renewable Fuels Association is reminding drivers that lower-cost, lower-carbon ethanol fuel blends are better for the environment and the family budget. “Across the country, the lowest-cost fuel available at the pump is the fuel with the highest content of ethanol, whether …

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USDA Announces Biofuels Infrastructure Funding

Cindy Zimmerman

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced plans to invest up to $500 million from President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act to increase the availability of domestic biofuels and give Americans additional cleaner fuel options at the pump. Joined by Minnesota Senators Amy Klobuchar and Tina Smith, Vilsack announced the first awardees of 59 infrastructure projects that will receive a total of …

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House Energy Sub Committee Hearing on Affordable Fuels

Cindy Zimmerman

A House Energy and Commerce Sub Committee heard testimony this week on “Driving Affordability: Preserving People’s Freedom to Buy Affordable Vehicles and Fuel” regarding several bills related to lowering emissions from transportation vehicles. National Corn Growers Association CEO Neil Caskey testified in support of several bills that would leverage the benefits of biofuels to ensure a level playing field in …

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