Kemin to Expand Offerings for Biofuels with Acquisition

Cindy Zimmerman

Global ingredient manufacturer Kemin Industries has acquired Archangel Inc., a company specializing in antimicrobials for fermentative biofuel production. With the acquisition of Archangel Inc., Kemin enhances its portfolio of antimicrobial solutions with the NOVA™ EZL and NOVA™ EZP products that support biofuel production. The acquisition also transfers four full patent applications from Archangel to Kemin. The new NOVA™ products will …

biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News

Iowa Grants Approval for Summit Carbon Pipeline

Cindy Zimmerman

The Iowa Utilities Board (IUB) granted approval this week for the Summit Carbon Solutions base pipeline project in the state. Iowa Renewable Fuels Association Executive Director Monte Shaw applauded the decision, which follows a public docket open almost three years and the longest public hearing in the history of IUB. “Today’s decision creates monumental opportunities for Iowa farmers faced with …

aviation biofuels, Carbon, carbon capture, Ethanol, Ethanol News, SAF

Study Shows Benefits of FFVs and Low Carbon Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

According to a newly released study from the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), increased use of lower-carbon liquid fuels in light-duty vehicles would lead to larger and faster reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions than EPA’s recently finalized EV-forcing tailpipe emissions standards. The study, conducted by the non-profit Southwest Research Institute, found that, “Lowering the carbon intensity of liquid fuels can …

Audio, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Flex Fuel Vehicles, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

RFA Mourns Loss of Industry Pioneer

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association this week mourned the passing of ethanol industry pioneer Bob Reynolds, whose 40-plus-year career trajectory made him one of the nation’s top experts on fueling the internal combustion engine. Reynolds was profiled as part of the organization’s 40th anniversary series in 2021 and received numerous industry awards. His family reports that he passed away peacefully Thursday …

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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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SAF Coalition Welcomes Ten New Members

Cindy Zimmerman

The Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) Coalition this week welcomed ten new companies and organizations into its membership, bringing its total count to more than 50. Those joining the coalition include recognized leaders in energy, aviation, aerospace and SAF production. The SAF Coalition, founded in April 2024, supports policies that will expand the supply of low-carbon, commercially competitive SAF and create …

BIO, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, SAF

Brazil Upholds 18% Tariff on U.S. Ethanol

Cindy Zimmerman

Despite appeals from the U.S. government, ethanol exporters and importers, Brazil’s Ministry of the Economy (CAMEX) has chosen to continue its 18 percent tariff on U.S. ethanol. U.S. ethanol interests, with support from the Brazil Association of Fuel Importers (ABICOM) and the U.S. government, previously submitted comments advocating for permanent tariff removal during a public consultation period that ended on …

Brazil, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Exports, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, Trade

NCGA and AFBF File Second Lawsuit Against EPA

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency was hit with another lawsuit today over its emissions standards, this time challenging the agency’s heavy-duty vehicle emissions standards for model years 2027-2032. The National Corn Growers Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association, and the American Petroleum Institute filed the lawsuit in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals claiming EPA exceeded its …

AFBF, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA

RFA and NFU File Separate Lawsuit Over EV Mandate

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association and National Farmers Union have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals challenging recently finalized light- and medium-duty vehicle emissions standards. This action is separate from the lawsuit filed last week by National Corn Growers Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, and American Petroleum Institute to “ensure that …

Electric Vehicles, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NFU, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

Farmers, Car Dealers and Oil Companies Sue Over EV Push

Cindy Zimmerman

An unlikely coalition of farmers, car dealers, and the oil industry have joined together to push back against the push for mandated electric vehicles. The National Corn Growers Association, American Farm Bureau Federation and six auto dealers representing 16 brands and collectively operating dozens of dealerships in major markets across the country joined the American Petroleum Institute today in filing …

AFBF, Ag group, corn, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, NCGA