RFA Partners with Girls Auto Clinic for Ethanol Education

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The Renewable Fuels Association has just announced a new partnership with the Girls Auto Clinic (GAC) to bring ethanol education and promotion to a new and growing audience – women who are actively interested in auto purchasing, maintenance, and repair. Founded in 2013 by entrepreneur Patrice Banks, Girls Auto Clinic builds and provides tools to drive knowledge and engagement to …

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Ethanol Industry Reacts to Waiver Ruling

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Farmers and ethanol producers are disappointed in last week’s ruling against EPA’s rejection of refinery waiver requests. A coalition of groups including the Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, American Coalition for Ethanol and National Farmers Union reacted to the decision of the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals remanding to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency its rejection of six small refinery …

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Report Claims White House is Stalling Summer E15

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A Reuters story out the day after Thanksgiving cites anonymous sources claiming the Biden administration is stalling any action on a petition from Midwestern governors to allow year round sales of E15 beginning in summer 2024. According to the Reuters report, “The two sources familiar with the administration’s thinking, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the White House decided to …

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Court Rules Against Refinery Waiver Rejections

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A U.S. appeals court last week ruled against the Environmental Protection Agency’s decision to deny biofuel blending waivers to small refineries. Six small refineries sued EPA earlier this year after the agency denied almost all requests for small refinery waivers under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The refiners claimed the RFS requirement to blend a certain amount of biofuel into …

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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 ACE CEO Brian Jennings says they support requiring EPA to update its outdated lifecycle modeling for ethanol and biodiesel, by adopting the latest Argonne National Lab’s Greenhouse Gas and Regulated Emissions and Energy …

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RFA at Farm Broadcasters Meeting

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Each year at this time, the National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) annual convention provides an opportunity for the Renewable Fuels Association to connect with audiences around the country by doing interviews with agricultural reporters. At the event this year were RFA President and CEO Geoff Cooper, VP of Industry Relations Robert White, and Communications Director Ken Colombini, and once …

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Political Expert Charlie Cook Booked for NEC

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Charlie Cook, founder of The Cook Political Report and well-known political analyst for National Journal, has been confirmed to headline the luncheon at the 2024 National Ethanol Conference, Feb. 19-21 in San Diego, according to the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). The luncheon will be Feb. 20 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront. “Elections have important consequences and implications for the …

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Ethanol Report on Veterans for Renewable Fuels

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The ethanol industry has a lot to celebrate for Veterans Day – including 15 percent of its workforce. The Renewable Fuels Association is honoring its veterans this year by launching “Veterans for Renewable Fuels” (VRF), a new program to recognize and celebrate the contributions of military veterans in the industry and provide them with opportunities to network and support one …

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Sen. Tim Scott Checks the Biofuels Boxes

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According to Biofuels Vision 2024, Sen. Tim Scott is the first Republican presidential candidate to check all the boxes on important issues for the biofuel industry. Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Vice President Brad Wilson, the president/general manager of the Western Iowa Energy biodiesel plant, thanked Sen. Scott for taking the time to travel across Iowa, tour a biofuels plant, and …

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RFA Launches Veterans for Renewable Fuels Project

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The Renewable Fuels Association today announced the launch of Veterans for Renewable Fuels, a new initiative for military veterans and immediate family members working in the U.S. ethanol industry to recognize and celebrate the contributions of military veterans and provide them with opportunities to network and support one another. According to the Department of Energy, nearly one out of every …

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