Ethanol Report on California and E15

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It has been nearly 15 years since the Environmental Protection Agency approved the sale of 15% ethanol blended fuel (E15) for 2001 model year cars and older, and nearly every state in the nation now sells it, often at a discount to regular gasoline. The only state that bans the sale of E15 is California, despite the fact that the …

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Ethanol Report on EV Push Back

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association and National Farmers Union have joined in a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s light- and medium-duty vehicle emissions standards, which they say essentially mandate battery electric vehicles while ignoring other technologies such as low-carbon ethanol and flex fuel vehicles. In this edition of the Ethanol Report, RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper discusses the lawsuit …

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Ethanol Report on Days of Summer

Cindy Zimmerman

When it’s summertime, the driving is easier with ethanol. As millions of Americans are looking ahead to summer vacations and family road trips, high fuel prices may be a concern, but ethanol is helping to keep prices lower than they might be otherwise, and the Renewable Fuels Association notes that higher ethanol blends like E15 and E85 offer even lower …

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Ethanol Report on 40B SAF Tax Credit and Beyond

Cindy Zimmerman

The 40B tax credit guidance and modified GREET model released April 30 by U.S. Treasury lays the groundwork for U.S. ethanol producers and farmers to participate in the emerging market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF). But since 40B expires at the end of this year, all the attention will now turn to implementing the 45Z credit to start next year, …

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Ethanol Report on EPA E15 Waiver

Cindy Zimmerman

The emergency fuel waiver issued by the Environmental Protection Agency to allow sales of E15 this summer will help American consumers save money at the pump, while also cutting greenhouse gas emissions and harmful tailpipe pollution, but the Renewable Fuels Association says a permanent legislative solution is still necessary. The emergency waiver issued Friday follows a concerted effort by RFA …

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Ethanol Report on GREET Model Delay

Cindy Zimmerman

GREET is the word that has still not been heard from the Biden Administration as the ethanol industry anxiously awaits a decision on a modified lifecycle analysis model that will be used to assess the eligibility of feedstocks for new tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) recently joined two dozen other biofuel and farm …

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Ethanol Report on 29th NEC

Cindy Zimmerman

The 29th National Ethanol Conference held in San Diego California last week may go down as one of the best and most timely industry meetings ever, setting the stage for major decisions that hang in the balance this year, including year-round availability of E15 and a revised GREET model that will determine ethanol’s role in sustainable aviation fuel. The Renewable …

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Ethanol Report Preview of NEC

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association National Ethanol Conference is the nation’s most widely attended executive-level conference for the ethanol industry, and this year’s conference February 19-21 in San Diego is anticipated to be one of the largest in recent years. Nearly 1,000 industry professionals are expected to attend the conference with the theme “Powered by Partnerships” to reflect the deeply collaborative …

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Ethanol Report From Washington DC Auto Show

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association is hoping its concept Plug-in Hybrid Electric Flex Fuel Vehicle (PHEFFV) will be a stand out at the 2024 Washington, D.C. Auto Show. Known on the auto circuit as the official “Public Policy Show”, the 10-day Washington, D.C. Auto Show is preceded by an official gathering of automotive industry leaders, government officials, and media contacts to …

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Ethanol Report on 2023

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper says 2023 was one of the best years ever for the U.S. ethanol industry. In this edition of the Ethanol Report podcast, Cooper takes a look back at the year for ethanol and some of the battles won for producers who are optimistic for the new year. 27:10 The Ethanol Report is …

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