Ethanol Report from Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association had a very visible presence at the 2021 Farm Progress Show, held August 31-September 2 in Decatur, Illinois. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White said it was a great opportunity to see and talk with farmers, but it also proved to be a time to meet with members of Congress who are working to …

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Rep. Bustos Talks Next Gen Fuels at #FPS21

Cindy Zimmerman

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) paid a visit to the Renewable Fuels Association exhibit at the Farm Progress Show on Wednesday and talked about her Next Generation Fuels Act introduced last week in the U.S. House. “It would require manufacturers of vehicles to make sure it could burn to start, E20, and go all the way up to E25 and E30 …

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RFA Puts Ethanol on Display at #FPS21

Cindy Zimmerman

Biofuels are getting a lot of attention at the 2021 Farm Progress Show this week in Decatur, Illinois and the Renewable Fuels Association is there for the first time as an exhibitor. RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White says they are there because the Commodity Classic where they normally exhibit to talk to farmers was a virtual event …

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RFA Urges EPA to Help Reduce Hurricane Ida’s Fuel Price Impact

Cindy Zimmerman

With the Labor Day weekend ahead and Hurricane Ida impacting the nation’s liquid fuel supply and distribution, the Renewable Fuels Association is urging the Environmental Protection Agency to take two simple steps that can extend fuel supplies and reduce price spikes expected at the retail fuel pump. The requested actions relate to pump labeling, underground storage tanks, and gasoline volatility …

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2021 Next Generation Fuels Act Introduced in House

Cindy Zimmerman

Rep. Cheri Bustos (D-IL) and a bipartisan group of co-sponsors this week introduced the Next Generation Fuels Act of 2021, establishing a high-octane, low-carbon fuel standard. A similar bill was introduced last September. Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Geoff Cooper says the bill lays out an “innovative roadmap to more efficient, more affordable, lower-carbon fuels.” Specifically, the Bustos bill …

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Ethanol Groups Push EPA on Low Carbon High Octane

Cindy Zimmerman

Ethanol groups offered testimony to the Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday during a virtual hearing on proposed greenhouse gas emissions standards for 2023-2026 light-duty vehicles, urging the agency to focus on low carbon, high octane ethanol. “If our nation is to reach its goal of net-zero GHG emissions by mid-century, we’ll need both cleaner, more efficient cars and cleaner, more efficient …

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USDA Invests $26 Million in Biofuel Infrastructure

Cindy Zimmerman

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $26 million to build infrastructure to expand the availability of higher-blend renewable biofuels by 822 million gallons annually in 23 states. The announcement includes investments in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas …

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Ethanol Reaches Thousands on Sturgis Stage

Cindy Zimmerman

Free Fuel Happy Hours sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association during the Sturgis Rally at the Buffalo Chip Campground reach hundreds of bikers each year, but it’s on stage before the big name concerts that ethanol gets the most exposure. “This year we had Kid Rock on Sunday evening,” said RFA member Craig Ammann, North America at Lallemand Biofuels & …

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Groups File Petition for Rehearing of DC Circuit RVP Decision

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA), Growth Energy and the National Corn Growers Association have filed a petition for rehearing with the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals regarding the July 2 decision in which the court vacated a 2019 regulation allowing year-round sales of 15% ethanol fuel blends (E15). The petition asks the full court to rehear the case because of …

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RFA Members See Value in Sturgis Promotion

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2021 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally marked the 13th time the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) attended to tell the truth about ethanol to tens of thousands of bikers from around the country. It was the first time that Ringneck Energy CEO Walt Wendland had the opportunity to see the promotion in action and talk to some motorcyclists as they filled up …

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