RFA CEO Corrects Anti-Ethanol Fact Errors

Cindy Zimmerman

As the saying goes, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” In a recent Washington Times guest column, anti-ethanol critic Jerry Jung, founder of the group “ReThink Ethanol,” presents complete falsehoods about both ethanol and the Renewable Fuel Standard as facts in order to try and prove his opinion that ethanol is bad. Renewable Fuels …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Opinion, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, RFS

RFA Launches Summer Fuel Giveaway Contest

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association is happy to be celebrating summer again by giving away free fuel starting on Memorial Day. Our country is experiencing record fuel prices, and everyone is looking for a break at the pump. Ethanol has been providing savings for years, but even more so this summer as availability of E15 and E85 grows. To further highlight …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

RFA Concerned With EPA Candidates for RFS Review

Cindy Zimmerman

At least three of the 20 candidates the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to review the environmental impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) for Congress have a serious bias against ethanol, according to the Renewable Fuels Association, and should not be considered. In comments submitted this week, RFA urged EPA to exclude these candidates from consideration to serve on …

Environment, EPA, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, RFS

Ethanol Report on Travel and Transportation

Cindy Zimmerman

The summer driving season gets underway this weekend and despite the highest gas prices in history drivers plan to hit the road and ethanol is making it just a little less painful. In this edition of the Ethanol Report podcast, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Geoff Cooper discusses Memorial Day gas prices and relief at the pump with …

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RFA Says More is Needed to Address Rail Challenges

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association supports regulatory changes proposed by the Surface Transportation Board to deal with rail service emergencies but says more work is needed to resolve the current failures of the system, which have had costly impacts on the U.S. ethanol industry and its customers. RFA submitted comments this week to STB regarding Revisions to Regulations for Expedited Relief …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA, transportation

RFA Campaign Promotes E15, Thanks Leadership

Cindy Zimmerman

This week leading up the Memorial Day Weekend, the Renewable Fuels Association is launching a campaign with paid advertising across multiple Midwest states and on social media promoting the benefits of the lower-cost, lower-carbon E15 blend. The ads also thank the Biden administration for ensuring E15 remains available this summer to provide relief to consumers facing record gas prices. “Thanks …

E15, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

FEW to Feature Ethanol Producer Keynote

Cindy Zimmerman

The 2022 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) will feature a Producer Keynote Address for the first time in its 38 year history. The address will be given by Todd Becker, President, CEO and Director of Nebraska-based Green Plains Inc. Under Becker’s leadership, Green Plains is transforming its fleet of ethanol plants into more diversified biorefineries. Recently, Green Plains …

ACE, Ethanol, Ethanol News, FEW, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

RFA Hits Back at Ad Attacking RFS

Cindy Zimmerman

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) Chief Economist Scott Richman hits back at a new ad campaign by an oil refiners coalition that blames high gas prices on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in a blog post explaining the inconvenient truth that refiners are making record profits while consumers pay at the pump. “Here’s what’s really going on: as the marketplace anxiously …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

RFA Welcomes Mikayla McKenna to Communications Team

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association welcomes Mikayla McKenna as new Communications Manager based in the St. Louis office. McKenna’s experience includes interning with the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture, Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA), the American Feed Industry Association and the Iowa Corn Growers Association. ”We’re pleased to have Mikayla join the team at RFA,” said RFA President and CEO …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, Renewable Fuels Association, RFA

RFA Celebrates Safety Recognition Milestone

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association has received its 10th consecutive TRANSCAER National Achievement Award for training first responders and others in ethanol emergency response and safety, marking a decade of leadership in the area of ethanol industry safety. The award recognizes RFA’s work in 2021, when more than 1,500 attendees received hands-on instruction via 35 training opportunities supported by the association. …

Ethanol, Ethanol News, RFA, safety