RFA Rebuts Reuters Ethanol Plant Emissions Article

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association responded to a Reuters article published Thursday entitled “How U.S. regulators allow ethanol plants to pollute more than oil refineries.” The article states that “ethanol plants produce more than double the climate-damaging pollution, per gallon of fuel production capacity, than the nation’s oil refineries, according to a Reuters analysis of federal data” because the majority of …

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U.S. Exports of Ethanol and DDGS Up in July

Cindy Zimmerman

In the latest trade monitor update from the Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. exports of both ethanol and the co-product dried distillers grains (DDGS) were up in July. Exports of ethanol increased six percent in July to 107.2 million gallons (mg), marking the tenth consecutive month that exports were over 100 mg. Canada imported 41.6 mg, up 1%, to maintain its …

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Ethanol Report from Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol was in the spotlight at the Farm Progress Show in Iowa this week and the Renewable Fuels Association was there to promote the high octane benefits of the fuel and the role of biofuels and farming in combating climate change. RFA president and CEO Geoff Cooper, Director of Government Affairs Jared Mullendore, and Vice President of Industry Relations Robert …

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#FPS22 Legislative Panel on Outlook for Biofuels

Cindy Zimmerman

Agri-Pulse editor Sara Wyant moderated a legislative outlook panel of mostly Midwest lawmakers in the Syngenta tent at Farm Progress Show Wednesday. Joining Wyant were (L-R) Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL); Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-IA); Vicky Hartzler (R-MO); GT Thompson (R-PA); Randy Feenstra (R-IA); and Ashley Hinson (R-IA). The discussion included what might happen if Republicans regain the House, farm bill planning, …

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RFA Showcases Ethanol Octane Power at #FPS22

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is showcasing its custom-made E85 vehicles at the Farm Progress Show, a 1200-hp flex-fuel Jeep Wrangler and the new Can-Am X3, both built by Kenny Hauk, owner of Hauk Designs. “These were both built on television programs, reaching the masses,” says Robert White, Vice President of Industry Relations. “There’s a lot of attention on the …

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Sec. Vilsack Talks Biofuels at Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited the Farm Progress Show in Iowa Tuesday, the first time he has visited the show since 2012. Vilsack used the occasion to talk about some recent accomplishments, including expanding rural broadband, conservation and biofuel provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act, new opportunities to improve nutrient management, an organic transition initiative, and $100 million in …

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ACE Scholarship Winners Announced

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is pleased to introduce its 2022 scholarship recipients – Heath Huschitt, Tyler Robert and Mallorie Schultz. Each student receives a $1,000 scholarship through ACE’s Scholarship Program to help further their collegiate education. Heath Huschitt is from Monroe, Wisconsin, and will be pursuing a degree in Cybersecurity at the University of Dubuque, Iowa. Heath participated …

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2022 National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2022 National Carbon Capture Conference and Expo will be held November 8-9 at the Iowa Event Center in Des Moines. Produced by Carbon Capture Magazine and BBI International, the National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo is a two-day event designed specifically for companies and organizations advancing technologies and policy that support the removal of carbon dioxide (CO2) from all …

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USGC Promotes Ethanol and DDGS Exports

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) organized a mission to Brazil last week to learn about the market potential Brazilian corn ethanol has domestically and globally and about logistics faced by U.S. ethanol exporters to Brazil at the main ports situated in the northeastern part of the country. The team included Duane Kristensen, Chief Ethanol Fuels, Inc.; Mackenzie Boubin, USGC director …

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ACE Ready to Help Retailers With HBIIP

Cindy Zimmerman

The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) welcomed this week’s news that the application period is now open for latest round of USDA’s Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP), which will provide $100 million in grants to pay up to 50 percent of the cost of equipment for station owners to add or upgrade to sell higher ethanol blends like E15 …

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