Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary Feature – Bob Dinneen

Cindy Zimmerman

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 Bob Dinneen. One of the leading authorities on the history of the U.S. ethanol industry didn’t get his start working for the energy or agriculture sectors. …

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RFA Urges Biden to Support Biofuels Over Foreign Oil

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) sent a letter to President Biden last week supporting the Administration’s call for an investigation into the true causes of recent higher gas prices. The letter also underscored that the solution to higher pump prices is not more oil from OPEC+, but rather increased production and use of home-grown fuels such as ethanol. “Rather than …

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Wrap-up Report on Sturgis Motorcycle Rally Activities

Chuck Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association has completed its on-site activities at the Buffalo Chip Campground during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. To wrap things up I talked with Robert White, VP of Industry Relations, RFA. Official numbers of bikers is not ready yet but looks like it could be a record. The educational and promotion activities and sponsorships that RFA invests in …

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International Visitors to Sturgis Rally Love Ethanol

Chuck Zimmerman

The annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally attracts visitors from all over the world. During the Free Fuel Happy Hours, educational and promotion efforts by the Renewable Fuels Association are conducted at the Buffalo Chip Campground. I spoke with one of the bikers who is a return visitor from Hungary. He says that in Hungary, fuel blended with ethanol up to 10 …

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SD Governor at Sturgis Rally

Cindy Zimmerman

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem saddled up to ride into the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally on horseback, then traded her real horse for a steel horse to lead the Legends Ride, an annual charitable event that is co-sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association. The governor appreciates RFA’s ethanol promotion efforts at the rally each year. “Ethanol is critical to our economy…it’s …

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Groups Urge Fair Analysis for Aviation Fuel Tax Credit

Cindy Zimmerman

A group of agricultural and biofuels organizations is urging Congress to make sure an accountable life cycle analysis is used in developing a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) tax credit. The Renewable Fuels Association, Growth Energy, American Farm Bureau Federation, National Biodiesel Board, National Corn Growers Association, and National Farmers Union sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Finance …

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Ethanol Rides Into Sturgis Again

Cindy Zimmerman

The Renewable Fuels Association is back at the Buffalo Chip Campground this week to host the 81st annual Sturgis Motorcycle Rally festivities. RFA will once again host “Free Fuel Happy Hours” to help educate motorcycle enthusiasts about the benefits of using ethanol-blended fuels, and will also sponsor the annual Legends Ride on Monday, Aug. 9, which will feature South Dakota …

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Ethanol Groups React to Biden Clean Cars Plan

Cindy Zimmerman

As President Biden joined auto makers at the White House Thursday to announce a plan that includes a goal for electric vehicles to comprise 50% of new vehicle sales by 2030, ethanol groups were quick to remind him that low-carbon liquid fuels like ethanol will still be needed to reduce GHG emissions from internal combustion engines. Renewable Fuels Association President …

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Renewed Summer E15 Ban Would Cost Industry Billions

Cindy Zimmerman

The recent D.C. Circuit Court decision overturning EPA’s approval of year-round E15 sales could have a strongly negative impact on the rural economy and environment, according to a new analysis released by the Renewable Fuels Association. According to the white paper, if the court decision is allowed to stand and no other action is taken to facilitate continued year-round sales …

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Ethanol Report RFA 40th Anniversary Feature – Bob Reynolds

Cindy Zimmerman

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 Bob Reynolds. Bob Reynolds founded Downstream Alternatives shortly after joining New Energy Co. of Indiana as it was opening a new plant outside South Bend. As …

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