Preview of Export Exchange 2018

Around 500 attendees from at least 38 countries are expected to be at Export Exchange 2018, coming up October 22-24 in Minneapolis. The event, which brings together international buyers and U.S. sellers of distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS), was started in 2019 by the U.S. Grains Council and the Renewable Fuels Association. In this edition of The Ethanol Report …

ZimmCast on Ag Podcasts

This edition of the ZimmCast features some industry podcasts worth a subscription. They include: The Ethanol Report, which has been sponsored by the Renewable Fuels Association since 2008. Beltway Beef, the podcast of the National Cattlemens Beef Association. The ASI Sheepcast hosted by former farm broadcaster Chase Adams. Last but now least, the new AAEA The Agricultural Communicators Network, Ag …

Mid-Missouri Energy Goes John Deere Green

Mid-Missouri Energy (MME) in Malta Bend, Missouri is home to a new piece of equipment that has helped make the grounds around the ethanol plant a little greener. MME General Manager Chris Wilson won the John Deere ZTrak Z925M Flex Fuel commercial mower during a raffle at the Renewable Fuels Association 2017 National Ethanol Conference. The E85 used in the …

Numbers Tell Story of RFS Success

Twelve years since the original Renewable Fuel Standard was passed in 2005 and 10 years after it was expanded in 2007, the numbers tell an objective story of how successful the legislation has been in a new analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association. “RFS Impacts: By the Numbers” compares data from 2005 and 2007 to 2016. RFA Senior Vice President …

RFA Reacts to EPA 2017 #RFS Proposal

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its draft Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for 2017 on Wednesday proposing a total renewable fuel volume of 18.8 billion gallons, including four billion in advanced biofuels and 312 million gallons is cellulosic biofuel. In this interview, Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen says the proposal falls 200 …

Re-designed AgWired App Now Available for iOS

ZimmComm New Media, LLC announces a newly updated version of its popular AgWired App for iOS (iPhone and iPad). The new version has been built on a platform that will allow easy changes and new application opportunities. It is available now in the iTunes store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/agwired/id382820712?mt=8. “For the AgNerds out there, we have built a new backend on the app …

RFA Updates E85Prices.com

The Renewable Fuels Association has unveiled a redesigned version of its popular fuel market website E85prices.com. During an interview at the National Association of Farm Broadcasting last week, RFA Vice President of Industry Relations Robert White said they have been working on the upgrade since they acquired E85Prices.com earlier this year. “We think this will allow consumers and fleet operators …

RFA on Biofuels Infrastructure Funding and RFS

USDA has announced new funding for biofuels infrastructure at fueling stations and Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen thinks EPA should pay attention to that message. In this interview, Dinneen also comments on what Congress may or may not do the rest of this session, and how another big corn crop makes keeping the RFS on track …

RFA Encourages Big Turnout for EPA Hearing

Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) president and CEO Bob Dinneen is hoping for a huge turnout at next week’s EPA hearing in Kansas City, Kansas on the agency’s proposed volume obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The hearing will begin at 9:00 am CT and will be held at Jack Reardon Center, 520 Minnesota Avenue, Kansas City, Kansas. More information is …

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 …

Audio with RFA CEO Bob Dinneen on RFS Waiver Denial

The Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) is happy with the decision by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reject a request to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).   This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from RFA’s Bob Dinneen on the EPA’s announcement Friday. Full Release

More E15 Could Hit Market This Month

The final hurdle to allow sales of 15% ethanol for 2001 and newer model year vehicles was cleared on June 15, but so far only two stations in Kansas have been able to commercially sell the fuel. That should change as summer comes to a close, according to Renewable Fuels Association Director of Market Development Robert White who explains in …

RFA Elects New Leadership for 2011 and Looks To Future

This edition of “The Ethanol Report contains interviews with newly elected Renewable Fuels Association Chairman, Chuck Woodside and CEO Bob Dinneen, who look at the organization’s goals for the coming year. Full Release

RFA and USGC Promote DDGS Exports

This edition of “The Ethanol Report” features comments from Renewable Fuels Association President and CEO Bob Dinneen and U.S. Grains Council CEO and president Tom Dorr about promoting exports of the ethanol co-product  distillers dried grains with solubles (DDGS). Full Release

Renewable Fuels Association Responds to RFS2 Rules

After a two-month delay, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the final rule for the implementation of the second phase of the Renewable Fuel Standard, also known as the RFS2. In this edition of “The Ethanol Report” podcast, Matt Hartwig with the Renewable Fuels Association talks about their reaction and what the rule means for the industry. Full Release