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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House Ag to Hold Hearing on EV Implications for Agriculture

Cindy Zimmerman

The House Agriculture Committee will hold a hearing January 12 on “Implications of Electric Vehicle Investments for Agriculture and Rural America.” Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper is scheduled to be a witness at the hearing. “I look forward to participating in this timely and important hearing,” Cooper said. “I’m excited to share RFA’s views on the crucial …

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Feenstra Bills Would Study EV Costs, Biojet Fuel Options

Cindy Zimmerman

Rep. Randy Feenstra (R-IA) has introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives that would explore ways the federal government could use biofuels to reduce transportation costs while lowering carbon emissions. The Comparison of Sustainable Transportation (COST) Act and the Biojet Fuel Research Act “aim to help consumers and taxpayers save money while also bolstering demand for corn, soybeans, and …

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ACE Unveils Hybrid Electric FFV Project

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) unveiled a new hybrid electric flex-fuel vehicle demonstration project at its conference last week to show how the combination can bring us closer to net zero. “EPA assigns vehicles a carbon intensity (CI) score based on how many grams of CO2 per mile are emitted by operating that vehicle,” said ACE Senior Vice President …

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Ethanol Groups React to Biden Clean Cars Plan

Cindy Zimmerman

As President Biden joined auto makers at the White House Thursday to announce a plan that includes a goal for electric vehicles to comprise 50% of new vehicle sales by 2030, ethanol groups were quick to remind him that low-carbon liquid fuels like ethanol will still be needed to reduce GHG emissions from internal combustion engines. Renewable Fuels Association President …

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NEC Panel to Discuss Ethanol’s Role in Future Autos

Cindy Zimmerman

With all the buzz about electric vehicles and ideas that the combustion engine is on the way out, where does ethanol fit in the future picture of automobiles? That question will be addressed next week at the digital 2021 National Ethanol Conference during one of several panels on hot topics in the industry. Renewable Fuels Association Vice President of Industry …

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Study Finds Gas Car Ban Would Hurt Biofuels and Farmers

Cindy Zimmerman

*Updated with audio interview* The Agricultural Retailers Association (ARA) has just released a study on the impacts of increased electric vehicle penetration on U.S. biofuels, agriculture and the economy. Proposals to ban internal combustion engine vehicles by 2035 and 2050 served as the economic models for the study, along with a base case provided by the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s …

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Iowa Groups Ask Candidates to Oppose EV Legislation

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Biodiesel Board (IBB) and Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) are asking all candidates in Iowa running for federal office to take a stand against the Zero-Emission Vehicles Act of 2020 recently introduced in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. IBB and IRFA says the legislation would restrict the sale of vehicles that can use biofuels as soon …

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EVs and Ethanol Mix Well Together

Cindy Zimmerman

The future is bright for electric vehicles and ethanol to work together to increase future vehicle energy efficiencies and reduce costs for consumers, according to Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen who testified yesterday before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment. “Indeed, emerging technologies that utilize ethanol’s unique properties in hybrid electric technology, and even fuel-cell …

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