RFA CEO Keynotes 2021 FEW Live

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Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) President and CEO Geoff Cooper told participants at the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo Wednesday that low-carbon ethanol’s “brightest and sunniest days remain ahead” despite recent judicial setbacks and a growing policy push on electric vehicles. Even after two recent disappointing court decisions, “The ethanol industry is still in a stronger position today than …

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BBI Presents Annual Ethanol Awards

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The International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) kicked off live and in-person this morning with annual awards presented by BBI International and Ethanol Producer Magazine. Steve Markham, who currently serves as director of risk at CHS Inc., is the 2021 recipient of BBI’s High Octane Award, which acknowledges a person who has helped the industry progress over time, especially …

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Groups Urge EPA to Propose Higher Octane Fuel Standard

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A coalition of agriculture and biofuel groups is urging the administration to propose a higher octane fuel standard as the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) updates its greenhouse gas emissions standards for passenger vehicles and light duty trucks, In a letter to President Joe Biden, the group also requested that EPA open a comment period on the role that high octane …

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Ethanol Industry Excited for FEW 20021

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Members of the ethanol industry are gearing up to be able to see each other again next week at the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo (FEW) July 13-15 in Des Moines. The general session kicks off Wednesday morning with the keynote address from Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper who will have plenty to discuss regarding …

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10th Plant to Install Whitefox ICE Technology

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Golden Grain Energy LLC in north central Iowa will be the tenth facility to install Whitefox ICE® membrane dehydration unit for improved energy use and future expansion. With a firm commitment to sustainable and energy efficient ethanol production, Golden Grain was one of the first Midwest plants certified under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard program. The plant has continued to …

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Research Suggests Use of Biofuels Reduces Cancer Risk

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A newly published review of top scientific literature suggests that ethanol-blended fuels “result in less toxic emissions from vehicles and present a lower risk to human health than regular gasoline.” The study was a collaboration between The Hormel Institute, University of Minnesota and the Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois Chicago, and was supported in part by the Renewable Fuels …

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House Bill Would Clarify Refinery Waiver Language

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Reps. Randy Feenstra (R-IA) and Angie Craig (D-MN) last week introduced the Small Refinery Exemption Clarification Act of 2021 to clarify the definition of “extension” in response to the recent Supreme Court ruling that favored oil refineries over biofuel producers. “The biofuels industry is an important driver of economic growth in Iowa, supporting hundreds of jobs and expanding market options …

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DC Court Decision Reverses Year-Round E15 Rule

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The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals handed down a decision Friday that impacts the year-round sale of 15% ethanol blended fuel (E15) to the great disappointment of the ethanol industry. The decision reverses a 2019 rule by the Environmental Protection Agency that lifted outdated restrictions on the sale of E15 in a case brought by the American Fuel & Petrochemical …

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Klobuchar Introduces Bipartisan Biofuel Package

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U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) has announced the introduction of a new package of bipartisan bills, along with Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA) and John Thune (R-SD), to expand the availability of low-carbon renewable fuels, incentivize the use of higher blends of biofuels, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The legislation, supported by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and American Coalition for …

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Senators Urge President Biden to Keep Biofuels Promises

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A group of six U.S. senators, led by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), are holding President Biden accountable for the promises he made on the campaign trail to support biofuels producers and farmers in light of recent reports about his consideration of favors to the oil industry. In a letter, the senators reminded Biden, “During your campaign for President, you indicated …

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