EIA Data Confirm Record Ethanol Blend Rate in 2021

Cindy Zimmerman

The latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show that ethanol set a record for its share of America’s gasoline in 2021, averaging 10.34 percent of every gallon sold. The final EIA data for 2021 also confirmed a significant rebound in both ethanol production and consumption after COVID-related shutdowns in 2020. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper …

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Volkswagen Researching Ethanol-Based Fuel Cells

Cindy Zimmerman

Volkswagen has a vision for how ethanol can help achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner, which includes research on reforming ethanol to create hydrogen for fuel cells. “It’s not about technology, it’s about what you put as fuel into the car,” said Pablo Di Si, Executive Chairman, Volkswagen Latin America, during an address at the National Ethanol Conference …

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Ethanol Industry Sets Sights on the Sky

Cindy Zimmerman

Sustainable aviation fuel is getting to be known by the ethanol industry as just “SAF” as it is being seen as a major opportunity for ethanol. The 2022 National Ethanol Conference devoted a whole panel to the subject, including two SAF producers, Gevo and LanzaJet, which are using ethanol derived from crop residue and waste sources by Alcohol-to-Jet processing. “Ethanol …

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Ethanol Report on 2022 NEC

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2022 National Ethanol Conference in New Orleans was a success in every way possible. With attendance nearly as strong as the 2020 conference in Houston and a packed agenda spotlighting opportunities for the future, it was obvious that the ethanol industry is ready to move forward. This edition of The Ethanol Report includes some of the highlights of the …

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Scholarship Winners Network at Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF) allowed several young people in the ethanol industry to attend the annual National Ethanol Conference (NEC) this year. Those receiving scholarships included Jean Claude Mbarushimana, a Virginia Tech graduate student studying agricultural and applied economics and several members of the Renewable Fuels Association Young Professionals Network including Daehwan Kim, an Assistant Professor of Biology at …

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RFA Chair Excited About Ethanol Opportunities

Cindy Zimmerman

The first female chairperson of the Renewable Fuels Association has had a pretty quiet two year term, thanks to COVID, but Jeanne McCaherty of Guardian Energy is excited about the future. “I’m more bullish on ethanol today than I have been in my entire career here at Guardian,” said McCaherty at the National Ethanol Conference in New Orleans this week. …

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Studies Show Strong Ethanol Industry Ready for Future

Cindy Zimmerman

A pair of studies released this week in conjunction with the National Ethanol Conference this week in New Orleans show an industry that strongly rebounded in 2021 and is ready to move forward into a net-zero future. Following up on a pledge by members of the Renewable Fuels Association to achieve average net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 or sooner, one …

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EPA Official Speaks to Ethanol Conference

Cindy Zimmerman

It was 12 years ago that Sarah Dunham, EPA’s Office of Transportation and Air Quality Director, spoke to the Renewable Fuels Association’s National Ethanol Conference in Orlando. EPA’s rules for the expanded Renewable Fuel Standard had just been issued and 2022 seemed like a very long time in the future. This week, she addressed the conference again to talk about …

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Ethanol Industry Zeroes in on New Opportunities

Cindy Zimmerman

In his annual State of the Industry Address at the National Ethanol Conference Tuesday in New Orleans, Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper said the global quest to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 “may very well be the greatest opportunity for growth and value creation in the industry’s history.” “Just as the ethanol industry seized on opportunities …

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National Ethanol Conference Kicks Off Today

Cindy Zimmerman

From emerging technologies and new uses to opportunities in global carbon reduction policies, market insights, and international and domestic marketplace developments, there is much to learn and experience at the 27th Annual National Ethanol Conference: Zeroing in on New Opportunities. New Orleans is the place where the ethanol industry is meeting this week and Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO …

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