Canada Finalizes Clean Fuel Regulations

Cindy Zimmerman

Final Clean Fuel Regulations were announced this week by the government of Canada and welcomed by the U.S. ethanol industry. In combination with the Government of Canada’s $1.5 billion Clean Fuels Fund, the CFR will create incentives for the increased domestic production of low-carbon-intensity fuels (such as ethanol). This will create economic opportunities for biofuel feedstock providers, such as farmers …

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Ethanol Industry Leads in Employing Veterans

Cindy Zimmerman

A new study from the Department of Energy (DOE) finds that the U.S. ethanol industry once again leads the nation in the share of military veterans in its workforce, with one in every six employees previously serving in the armed forces. The DOE report also shows that the concentration of union workers in the ethanol industry is higher than the …

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Ethanol Report on Lower Food & Fuel Costs Act

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. House of Representatives on June 16, passed the Lower Food and Fuel Costs Act, which includes a variety of initiatives targeting cattle marketing, precision agriculture technology, fertilizer prices, and the supply chain, as well as biofuels infrastructure funding and year round access for E15. In this edition of the Renewable Fuels Association Ethanol Report podcast, we take a …

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Ride On Ethanol Biker

Cindy Zimmerman

We were saddened to hear about the passing of Doug Brandmahl, a general contractor from Virginia who became an annual ethanol promoter after a chance meeting in 2009. Brandmahl was an avid motorcyclist who enjoyed attending the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally and was on his way there in August of 2009 when he met Robert White with the Renewable Fuels Association, …

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FEW Honors Ethanol Industry Leaders

Cindy Zimmerman

Two ethanol industry veterans were recognized for their service and commitment to the biofuels industry this week at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW), taking place in Minneapolis. Randall Doyal, the recently retired CEO of Claremont, Minnesota-based Al-Corn Clean Fuel, received the 2022 FEW High Octane Award for his vision, leadership and advocacy. Doyal began his career in …

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Ohio Governor Petitions EPA on E15

Cindy Zimmerman

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine sent a letter Friday to Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan asking that the agency permanently remove restrictions around the sale of 15 percent ethanol (E-15) fuel. “E-15 offers Ohio consumers cleaner emissions, more fuel from renewable sources, and, perhaps most critically, a less expensive fuel option,” said Governor DeWine. “By permanently removing unneeded summertime E-15 …

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RFA Revved Up for 2022 Fuel Ethanol Workshop

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association is packing up the UTV and heading to Minneapolis next week to take part in the 38th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo next week. This year, RFA has three staff members speaking at the conference, while also showcasing its recent build with Hauk Designs, the Flex-Fuel Can-Am UTV, at its Expo Booth. “We are …

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RFA CEO Comments on Final EPA Actions

Cindy Zimmerman

The final regulatory actions taken today by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bring certainty back to the Renewable Fuel Standard and pave the way for future growth in the production and use of low-carbon renewable fuels, and will lead to lower gas prices and greater energy security, according to the Renewable Fuels Association. “At long last, the RFS is being …

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EPA Finalizes RFS Rules

Cindy Zimmerman

The Environmental Protection Agency finalized a package of actions Friday setting biofuel volumes for the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for years 2020, 2021, and 2022, and introducing regulatory changes intended to enhance the program’s objectives. EPA also established a 250-million-gallon “supplemental obligation” to the volumes finalized for 2022 and stated its intent to add another 250 million gallons in …

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Export Exchange is Back for 2022

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and Growth Energy are pleased to open registration for the first Export Exchange since 2018, scheduled for October 12-14, 2022, in Minneapolis. The biennial event had to be cancelled due to COVID in 2020 and again in 2021 but this year the sponsoring organizations expect to bring together 200 international buyers and …

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