RFA Showcasing Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel Vehicle in DC

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is set up at the Washington, D.C. Auto Show this week to showcase its Plug-in Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel Vehicle (PHEFFV). RFA has conducted tailpipe emissions analysis, comprehensive life cycle greenhouse gas assessment, overall cost of ownership analysis, and convenience testing for the vehicle, a converted 2022 Ford Escape. “With the Flex Fuel Power Initiative, …

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ACE Talks GREET and HEFF at NAFB

Cindy Zimmerman

Representatives from the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) talked with farm broadcasters at the recent NAFB Trade Talk about a number of topics, including GREET and HEFF. ACE CEO Brian Jennings says they support requiring EPA to update its outdated lifecycle modeling for ethanol and biodiesel, by adopting the latest Argonne National Lab’s Greenhouse Gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy …

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ACE Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel Vehicle Update

Cindy Zimmerman

American Coalition for Ethanol members got an update on the ACE Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel (HEFF) vehicle during the annual conference last week, two years after the public unveiling at the 2021 annual conference, also held in Minneapolis. ACE’s Chief Marketing Officer Ron Lamberty shared updated stats over the first two years of driving the 2019 Ford Fusion standard hybrid, …

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Coalition White Paper Concludes EV No Silver Bullet

Cindy Zimmerman

New research by the Clean Fuels Development Coalition (CFDC) concludes that the widespread introduction of electric vehicles as a means of reducing carbon emissions presents more challenges than a technology neutral strategy. Reality EV: No Silver Bullet explores the constraints single fuel source electric vehicles (EVs) must overcome and how it could cost as much as $3 trillion in government/taxpayer …

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Farmers Join Fight Against MN “Clean Cars” Mandate

Cindy Zimmerman

The Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) has joined the Minnesota Service Station & Convenience Store Association and NACS, Clean Fuels Development Coalition, and ICM Inc., in filing a lawsuit against the state of Minnesota for its adoption of California’s “zero-emission vehicle” mandate. “Having Minnesota blindly follow California’s rules gives up our ability to make our own decisions and would sabotage …

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Consumers Continue to Support Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association revealed the results of its latest consumer focus group research at the recent National Ethanol Conference. Phillip Morris of the Locust Street Group conducted a round of focus groups for RFA in late January with consumers in Ohio, Florida and California. This was the third time this research has been conducted for RFA, previously in 2019 …

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Secretary Vilsack Excited About SAF

Cindy Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack addressed the Commodity Classic for the 10th time last week with the theme of new opportunities and markets for farmers and one he is excited about it sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). “I get electric cars, you know, you drive them and if the charge runs out, you pull off the side of the road, pick …

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RFA Brings Flex Fuel Plug-In Hybrid EV to #Classic23

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association showed off its new 2022 Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) at the Commodity Classic in Orlando last week, right down the road from where it debuted at the National Ethanol Conference the week before. The concept is to use this vehicle to demonstrate that ethanol (E85) and electricity can jointly power today’s vehicles. Students …

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Hearing Explores Impact of EV Adoption on Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

As President Biden has pledged that half of all new cars will be electric by 2030, some are raising concerns about the impact such a rapid change would have on agriculture and rural America. The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing to examine that issue Wednesday and heard from several stakeholders who stand to be impacted, one being convenience store …

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RFA President and CEO Comments on EV Hearing

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper is testifying at a House Agriculture Committee “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America.” today, January 12, at 10 AM ET. Ahead of the hearing, Cooper held a press call with reporters to discuss the vital role that agriculture and rural America can and should play in securing …

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