Bipartisan Defend the Blend Bill Introduced

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Representative Ashley Hinson (R-IA), together with Reps. Rodney Davis (R-IL), Angie Craig (D-MN) and Ron Kind (D-WI), introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House this week that would keep blend levels under the Renewable Fuel Standard from being reduced after they are finalized. The “Defend the Blend” bill would prohibit the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from reducing the minimum applicable …

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Groups Pleased with Biofuel Provisions in BBB Act

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Farm and biofuel organizations are grateful this Thanksgiving Day week for key provisions in the Build Back Better (BBB) Act, which passed the House on Friday and was sent to the Senate. The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, the National Biodiesel Board, National Corn Growers Association, and National Farmers Union sent a joint letter to the chairs of the House …

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Biofuels Groups Frustrated by EPA RFS Delays

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The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday additional extensions for oil refiners to comply with already delayed Renewable Fuel Standard obligations from 2019 and 2020, which were previously extended in April, further frustrating biofuels organizations still waiting for the agency to issue 2021 and 2022 RFS rules or the 2023 volumes or announced decisions on pending small refinery exemptions. Renewable Fuels …

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National Ethanol Conference Scholarships Available

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The Renewable Fuels Association and the Renewable Fuels Foundation (RFF) are offering scholarships for young adults interested in attending the 27th annual National Ethanol Conference, scheduled for Feb. 21-23 in New Orleans. Members of RFA’s Young Professionals Network are also eligible for consideration for the first time, in addition to college students. Now in its 13th year, the program is …

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RFS Revisit Rumors Resurface

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Rumors that the Biden Administration is looking at lowering biofuel blending obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) resurfaced this week, prompting the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) to send a letter to the White House explaining why that would be a bad idea. “To be clear, lowering biofuel blending requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) would not reduce the …

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Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary – Kelly Davis

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The Renewable Fuels Association was born in 1981 and RFA is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year by spotlighting some of the pioneers in the ethanol industry who were there at the beginning, like Kelly Davis. Three cities straddle the curve at the very south of Ohio: Huntington, W.Va.; South Point, Ohio; and Ashland, Ky. To Kelly Davis, this confluence …

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Weekly Ethanol Production Maintains Million Barrels Per Day

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Ethanol production dropped last week, but still was above a million barrels per day (b/d), according to the latest EIA data analyzed by the Renewable Fuels Association. RFA reports that ethanol production was down 68,000 barrels per day (b/d) for the week ending November 5, or 6.1%, to 1.039 million b/d. This is equivalent to 43.64 million gallons daily. Production …

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U.S. Ethanol and DDGS Exports Down in September

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. ethanol exports were down six percent in September with most of the 76 million gallons going to just two countries, according to the latest analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA). Canada remained the top destination for U.S. ethanol exports for the sixth straight month with imports of 36.2 mg, up 7%. This marks the largest monthly shipments to …

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Ethanol Industry Applauds EPA SRE Denial

Cindy Zimmerman

One down, 65 to go. Ethanol supporters were pleased Friday to see the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency deny one small refinery exemption (SRE) petition that had been filed for the 2019 compliance year. “We are greatly encouraged by EPA’s decision to deny this bailout request from an oil refinery that has continually attempted to dodge its legal obligations to blend …

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Midwest Governors Call for E-15 solution

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Seven Midwestern state Governors have sent a joint letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan requesting immediate guidance on how they can continue to sell 15 percent ethanol-blended fuel (E15) year-round without restriction. Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds spearheaded the letter which was also signed by the governors of Nebraska, North Dakota, Minnesota, Missouri, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The governors’ letter follows …

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