Ethanol Worth $2.5 Billion to Minnesota Economy in 2023

Cindy Zimmerman

Minnesota Bio-Fuels Association has just released a new study by the University of Minnesota Extension shows the ethanol industry contributed $2.5 billion to Minnesota’s gross domestic product (GDP) in 2023. According to the study, the industry produced 1.35 billion gallons of ethanol in 2023, resulting in $6.6 billion in economic activity and supported 20,914 jobs. The industry also generated $1.3 …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Corn Farmers Express Concerns About EV Focus

Cindy Zimmerman

Thousands of farmers from across the country signed a letter that was sent to President Joe Biden last week expressing concern that his administration is taking a short-sighted approach to addressing climate change by prioritizing the use of electric vehicles over biofuels, such as corn ethanol, as it works to drastically lower the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions. “If we are …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Farming, NCGA

International Grains Council Considers Biofuels Outlook

Cindy Zimmerman

The United States hosted the 59th International Grains Council Session and 2024 Grains Forum this past week in New Orleans, Louisiana. The IGC discusses world grain market developments, monitors changes in national grain policies and provides critical grain and oilseed market information and analysis to its members. The event kicked off with a Mississippi river tour sponsored by the North …

Biodiesel, biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, International, Soybeans

NCGA Cobcast on Corn, Ethanol and the RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest episode of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) Cobcast podcast features a discussion on how the Renewable Fuel Standard changed the corn industry and made ethanol one of the most important markets for corn. The podcast features agricultural economist Scott Irwin from the University of Illinois; Julie Busse, a member of the NCGA ethanol team; and Bradley Schad, …

corn, Ethanol, NCGA, Podcasting

Sustainable Aviation Fuel Would Benefit Midwest

Cindy Zimmerman

A new study on the economic impact of sustainable aviation fuel production and use finds it would provide great benefits to the Midwest since two of the major feedstock for SAF will likely be corn and soybean oil. The study, conducted by Decision Innovation Solutions (DIS), was released last week at the Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit. In order to reach …

aviation biofuels, Biodiesel, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Iowa RFA, SAF

WASDE Calls for Record Corn Production

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture dropped its latest World Agricultural Supply Demand Estimate report on Friday, calling for record U.S. corn production in 2023-2024. The corn outlook also calls for more corn to be used for ethanol, increased feed and residual use, and higher ending stocks. Corn production is estimated at a record 15.3 billion bushels, up 108 million as …

Biodiesel, biofuels, biojet fuel, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Soybeans, USDA

New NASCAR Cup Series Iowa Corn 350, Powered by Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Corn is proud to announce the first-ever NASCAR Cup Series race in the state – the Iowa Corn 350, Powered by Ethanol – will showcase the performance of ethanol on the world’s fastest short-track, surrounded by corn fields. “I am pleased to share with the NASCAR family, why choosing higher blends of ethanol benefits everyone,” said Stan Nelson, a …

corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NASCAR, Racing

House Biofuels Caucus Introduces GREET Act

Cindy Zimmerman

House Biofuels Caucus Co-chairs Dusty Johnson (R-SD) Adrian Smith (R-NE), Angie Craig (D-MN), and Mark Pocan (D-WI) this week introduced the Adopt Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) Act to direct the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update its greenhouse gas modeling for renewable fuels. The Adopt GREET Act would require the EPA to adopt the …

ACE, aviation biofuels, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, SAF

Adopt GREET Bill Re-introduced in Senate

Cindy Zimmerman

Senators John Thune (R-SD) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) reintroduced the Adopt Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) Act this week, legislation that would require the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to update its greenhouse gas modeling for all renewable fuels under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Specifically, the bill would require EPA to apply the Argonne National …

ACE, biofuels, Carbon, corn, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

Ethanol Groups Comment on Proposed CAFE Standards

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol producers, farmers, and even the petroleum industry were united in comments opposing the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s proposed new CAFE standards for Model Year 2027–2032 cars and trucks. The Renewable Fuels Association, National Farmers Union and National Corn Growers Association filed joint comments Monday saying the proposed new fuel economy standards “greatly missed the intent” of the Corporate …

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