ACE Renews Call for E15 Certainty

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As the sun sets on the summer driving season, the American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) is renewing its call to the administration to make this the last year of uncertainty for the nation’s fuel retailers offering E15 (15% ethanol) by finalizing the regulation to eliminate the 1-pound per square inch (psi) Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver in eight states. As …

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ACE Sets Record Straight on RFS Set Rule

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The American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) this week set the record straight on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) “Set” Rule, countering biased allegations made concerning the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) impacts of corn starch ethanol. ACE CEO Brian Jennings responded to comments by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Science Advisory Board (SAB) workgroup in a letter to Administrator Regan in …

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Ethanol Groups Urge Treasury Secretary To Use GREET Model

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The U.S. ethanol industry is continuing to urge the Biden Administration to use the most accurate model for transportation lifecycle assessment for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Ethanol organizations including the Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains Council, and Growth Energy sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen encouraging the use of updated scoring in the U.S. Department of Energy’s GREET …

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Survey Shows Support for Low-Carbon Ethanol Action

Cindy Zimmerman

A new survey from the polling firm Morning Consult has found continued strong voter support for policies promoting the use of lower-cost, lower-carbon American-made ethanol. In the latest results, registered voters also indicated robust support for specific legislation to allow the year-round sale of E15 (fuel containing 15 percent ethanol), as well as policy that would promote the production of …

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Corn Growers Urge Treasury to Use GREET Model

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As news reports last week indicated the Biden administration will delay a critical decision regarding qualifications for Sustainable Aviation Fuel until December, corn grower leaders sent a letter urging adoption of the industry standard to determine which biofuels lower greenhouse gas emissions enough to qualify for tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act. The letter sent to Treasury Secretary Janet …

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Rabobank Sees Bright Future in SAF

Cindy Zimmerman

Sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) are poised to take off in a big way on the wings of carrier commitments and changes to biofuel policy, according to a new report from Rabobank. “The Future for Sustainable Aviation Fuels” forecasts SAF production capacity could potentially increase from 25 million gallons now to nearly 2.2 billion gallons by 2026. Beyond that, it could …

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RFA Welcomes Three New Associate Members

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association is proud to welcome three new associate members to the organization: Nexus PMG, Avalon International Corp., and Energy Integration Inc. Nexus PMG focuses on providing world-class advisory services to infrastructure investors by delivering technical, operational and financial diligence on projects that reduce carbon intensity and enhance resource efficiency. Avalon International Corp. is a clean-energy project developer …

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ACE Carbon Capture Panel

Cindy Zimmerman

The final panel at the recent American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) conference dealt with carbon capture and storage, and everything from permitting, construction, and operation of pipeline projects to CO2 utilization opportunities for ethanol producers. ACE board president Dave Sovereign, Golden Grain Energy, moderated “The Journey to Capture, Store, and Utilize Carbon” which featured Britta Bergland, Senior Analyst for Merjent, …

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EcoEngineers Helping Ethanol Lower Carbon Intensity

Cindy Zimmerman

Lowering the carbon intensity of corn ethanol is the number one focus for the industry right now, and EcoEngineers is helping producers do what it takes. “If they can incentivize or enhance a climate-smart ag production process, or some way to take out energy or reduce carbon emissions, sequester carbon, all of those components to lower the CI…it helps all …

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Ethanol and DDGS Exports Gain Momentum

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According to the latest Renewable Fuels Association trade monitor, U.S. ethanol exports increased one percent in July to a three month high of 113.4 million gallons (mg). Canada was our largest destination for the 28th consecutive month with a whopping 55% of global sales. A record 62.6 mg (bolstered by 58 mg in denatured ethanol)—a 23% month-over-month leap—was the fourth-largest …

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