Ethanol Report on The Set

Cindy Zimmerman

When Congress passed the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) that authorized the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), annual volume requirements were specified through the year 2022 for renewable fuels. But that does not mean this year is the end of the RFS. After this year, the law requires EPA to set RFS volumes for 2023 and beyond, in …

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Next Gen Fuels Act Introduced in Senate

Cindy Zimmerman

Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Joni Ernst (R-IA), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) joined together Tuesday to introduce the bipartisan and bicameral Next Generation Fuels Act, which aims to leverage higher-octane fuels to improve engine efficiency and performance. Allowing the sale of fuels with greater octane levels would increase the amount of ethanol that can be utilized in the …

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NCGA Podcast Busts Ethanol Myths

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper joined National Corn Growers Association CEO Jon Doggett on his most recent podcast episode to help knock down some common misconceptions about ethanol. Not surprisingly, they are the same myths the industry has been fighting for decades – ethanol is bad for small engines, bad for the environment, costs too much energy …

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Ethanol Report on RFA and NCGA

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association presented its annual Industry Award to the National Corn Growers Association this year in recognition of the close partnership between the two groups over the last 40 years in moving the ethanol industry forward. The award was presented at the 27th annual National Ethanol Conference in New Orleans in February, and last week RFA joined NCGA …

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RFA Honors Corn Growers With Industry Award

Cindy Zimmerman

For the first time, the Renewable Fuels Association Industry Award was presented to an organization this year. The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) was honored in recognition of the group’s dedicated and sustained efforts on behalf of the ethanol industry over the last 40 years. The award, RFA’s highest recognition, was presented at the 27th annual National Ethanol Conference, which …

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Ethanol Remains Top Concern for NCGA

Cindy Zimmerman

Chris Edgington of St. Ansgar, Iowa, became president of the Corn Board of the National Corn Growers Association as of October 1 and during a media Zoom call Monday he said ethanol remains a top concern for the organization as the industry continues to await the administration’s proposal for blending obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). “The RVO numbers …

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Groups Oppose Motion to Remand SREs without Vacatur

Cindy Zimmerman

Six biofuel-supporting organizations filed a motion this week opposing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) motion to “remand but not vacate the 31 small refinery exemptions (SREs) the Trump Administration granted in August 2019.” The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, National Corn Growers Association, National Biodiesel Board, American Coalition for Ethanol, and National Farmers Union as a coalition are currently challenging …

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Corn Growers Oppose Anti-Ethanol Bill

Cindy Zimmerman

A bill aimed at corn ethanol that was introduced in the U.S. Senate this week is being challenged by the National Corn Growers Association. The bill, referred to as the “Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act,” was introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Pat Toomey (R-PA), Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Susan Collins (R-MN). It’s aim is to remove the implied conventional …

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SCOTUS Disappoints Biofuels Coalition with Ruling

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Supreme Court today overturned a 2020 appellate court ruling that struck down three improper small refinery exemptions granted by previous EPA administrators, disappointing the coalition of renewable fuel and farm groups that brought the case. However, the industry remains hopeful that other elements of the original ruling that were unchallenged will discourage future abuses of the exemption program. …

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