New Report on Economic Impact of Renewable Fuels

The Fuels America coalition released an economic impact study by John Dunham & Associates showing that the industry supports more than 850,000 American jobs and drives $184.5 billion of economic output. Fuels America held a telephone press conference introducing the report results featuring comments from Jon Doggett, National Corn Growers Association public policy; Adam Monroe, Novozymes; Larry Ward, POET; and …

Interview with RFA CEO from DC

In this interview, Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen discusses the latest from Washington DC, including what he is hearing about the EPA proposal to lower the RFS, the latest anti-RFS ad campaign from Big Oil, rail delays impacting ethanol shipments, getting the tax credits for advanced biofuels reinstated, USDA plans to continue to support ethanol, and enthusiasm …

2014 National Ethanol Conference

The 19th annual National Ethanol Conference, presented by the Renewable Fuels Association, was held February 17-19, 2014 at the J.W. Marriott in Orlando, Florida. With the theme of “Falling Walls, Rising Tides,” the conference had a big focus on the EPA proposal for 2014 volume obligations under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). Presentations addressed the state of the ethanol industry, …

8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit

The 8th Annual Iowa Renewable Fuels Summit was a soaring success on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 when more than 600 industry members and interested consumers gathered at the Prairie Meadows Convention Center in Altoona, Iowa. During the morning attendees heard about the efforts of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (Iowa RFA) who hosts the event each year. In addition they …

Fuels America Responds to SOTU

This morning Fuels America held a teleconference to provide reaction to the climate action plan President Obama discussed during his State of the Union address last night. The President’s speech coincided with the final day of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) comment period on a proposal to reverse the implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The EPA plan would …

Lowering RFS Impact on Advanced Biofuels

Cellulosic and advanced biofuels producers are very concerned that the EPA proposal to lower 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) targets will have a chilling effect on investment in the next generation of renewable fuels. The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) held a media call today featuring comments from: Bob Dinneen, RFA President and CEO Chris Standlee, Executive Vice President, Institutional Affairs …

Sen. Thune on Farm Bill and RFS

Sen. John Thune (R-SD) answered questions from reporters this week on when a farm bill might be done and what he would like to see in it, as well as his thoughts on the future of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Audio courtesy of Agri-Pulse.

Report Shows No Gas Price Impact from RINS

A detailed statistical analysis conducted by Informa Economics and released today by the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) finds that retail gasoline prices were “unaffected by the erratic surge in prices for Renewable Identification Number (RIN) credits in 2013.” RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen, Informa Senior VP Scott Richman and analyst Crystal Carpenter, and Geoff Cooper, RFA’s Vice President of …

End of Year Ethanol Interview

It’s out with the old and in with the new year and on that occasion Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen takes a look back at 2013 for the ethanol industry and a look ahead to what 2014 may have in store. In this interview, Dinneen discusses 2013 assaults on the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), the EPA …

Ethanol Celebrates Six Years of RFS

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) held a press conference call today to celebrate the sixth anniversary of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), which greatly expanded Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) to become the RFS2. RFA president and CEO Bob Dinneen and Vice President of Research and Analysis Geoff Cooper outline a report comparing today to six years …

Advanced Biofuels Industry Previews EPA Testimony

The Advanced Biofuels Association (ABFA) hosted a call today to preview their testimony that will be delivered during EPA’s public hearing on December 5, 2013 about its proposed 2014 renewable fuel volumes as part of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The EPA is also accepting comments on its proposal to in part, slash advanced biofuel requirement along with slashing all …

IRFA’s Shaw: Obama Admin Needs Soul Searching

The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association (IRFA) is urging the Obama Administration to conduct a thorough soul-searching after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced its proposal to “radically” reduce Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) levels for 2014. “Today’s RFS announcement represents the biggest policy reversal of the entire Obama Administration,” said IRFA Executive Director Monte Shaw during a press teleconference. “The …

Ethanol Industry Responds to AP Article

The ethanol industry is responding to an Associated Press “investigative report” to be released Tuesday on the renewable fuel’s environmental impact. Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and CEO Bob Dinneen was interviewed for the story and comments in this report. Fuels America held a conference call with Geoff Cooper, RFA Vice President of research and analysis, and Leroy Perkins, an Iowa …

RFA CEO on AAA, EPA, RFS, and RVO

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and CEO Bob Dinneen fears “the Obama Administration is about to make a huge mistake” in lowering the volume requirements (RVO) for ethanol under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Dinneen also talks about the RFA’s response to AAA comments about the safety of E15 and how a recent NREL study proves it is safe in this …

How Shutdown is Impacting Ethanol Industry

The nation’s capitol is “so quiet you can hear a pin drop” but the American Petroleum Institute (API) is still working to beat the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), and the government shutdown means E15 retailers are unable to get approval. This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features an interview with Renewable Fuels Association president and CEO Bob Dinneen on various …